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What Is a Preliminary Hearing.

What Is a Preliminary Hearing?

The preliminary hearing is an important part of the pretrial proceedings in a Georgia criminal case. If you face criminal charges in the state, it’s important to understand the purpose and process of a preliminary hearing. Purpose of the Preliminar… Read More
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What Is a Bench Trial in Georgia.

What Is a Bench Trial in Georgia?

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Georgia, the United States Constitution and Georgia Constitution guarantee you the right to a jury trial. You can, however, waive (give up) that right by entering a plea or requesting a bench trial, in wh… Read More
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What Is an Arraignment?

If you face a criminal charge in Georgia, your case will follow an established criminal process. An arraignment is a step in the process that occurs early in a criminal case, following the arrest or issuance of a citation. Retaining an experienced cr… Read More
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The sentence of plead guilty and why you shouldn't in the courtroom.

Why You Should Not Plead Guilty to a Georgia Criminal Charge

Individuals charged with a criminal offense often wonder if they should just plead guilty and accept the consequences. The truth is that entering a guilty plea is one of the most serious mistakes you can make in a criminal case. You should never plea… Read More
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A police officer holds a breath test machine in his hand ready at a traffic stop with his patrol car in the background.*the officer was blurred on purpose to place focus on the mouth piece. Concept for What Is the Legal Limit for DUI in Georgia?

What Is the Legal Limit for DUI in Georgia?

After a traffic stop on suspicion of DUI, the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in your blood usually determines how the officer will file the official charges associated with a driving under the influence of alcohol arrest. One method of bringing a… Read More
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What Is the Super Speeder Law in Georgia?

If you receive a speeding ticket in Georgia, the state’s super speeder law imposes an additional $200 fine on top of the other fines and penalties, if you are convicted of exceeding 85 mph on a major highway or 75 mph on a two-lane road. Failure to… Read More
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A judge's hammer, handcuffs and the American flag- Concept for Traffic / Misdemeanor Probation.

How Does Traffic / Misdemeanor Probation Work in Georgia?

The State of Georgia classifies non-felony traffic violations as misdemeanors, rather than as a lesser offense. State courts may impose probation as part of sentencing for any misdemeanor. If you are placed on misdemeanor probation as part of the sen… Read More
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What To Do If You Are Arrested in Georgia

An arrest is often a stressful and traumatic experience. The experience can be confusing, and it may be hard to know what to do. If you understand your rights and know how to exercise them, that knowledge can help you avoid confusion and get the help… Read More
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What Constitutes Reckless Conduct in Georgia?

The Georgia Criminal Code establishes certain offenses as Reckless Conduct. If you face a reckless conduct charge, getting help from an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential to avoid potential jail time and a fine, as well as the broader… Read More
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What Is the Difference Between Aggressive Driving and Reckless Driving in Georgia?

In the State of Georgia, reckless driving and aggressive driving are two separate and different traffic offenses. Both are serious charges that can result in a significant fine and jail time, as well as points on your driving record. Either offense m… Read More
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