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What Are Blue Collar Crimes?

If you have been looking up criminal defense on the Internet or have spent a while in a Georgia courthouse, you may have heard the term “blue collar crime.” Find out what blue collar crimes are, some typical examples of blue collar charges, and w… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Manslaughter vs. Murder in Georgia: What’s the Difference?

Murder and manslaughter are some of the most serious criminal charges in the Georgia courts. Find out what the differences are, what the penalties can be, and how your criminal defense lawyer can help you defend against the charges. Manslaughter and… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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What Are the Penalties for Your First DUI?

For many, a drunk driving charge is their first experience with the Georgia criminal court system. If you’ve never been charged before you may wonder what to expect if you get convicted. Will you go to jail? Find out the penalties for first DUI off… Read More
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Categories: DUI
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Traffic Violation or Criminal Charge: Is There a Difference?

You may not think that speeding or other traffic violations are a big deal. In other parts of the country these tickets may not mean much more than a fine. But in Georgia, a traffic violation can result in serious consequences to your bank account, y… Read More
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Categories: Traffic Tickets
How a Criminal Record Res…

How a Criminal Record Restriction Could Help You Find a Job

More than 1 in 9 Georgia residents are out of work due to shutdowns related to COVID-19. Now that Georgia’s stay at home order has been lifted, businesses are reopening and many workers are looking for jobs. If you aren’t getting hired, it could… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
Can You Stand Your Ground…

Can You Stand Your Ground in Self Defense in Georgia?

Many Georgia residents want to be secure in knowing their homes, cars, and loved ones are safe. They may carry a gun at all times to protect themselves from robbery or attack. But do they need to retreat first, before opening fire? Or can you stand y… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
How to Choose the Right D…

How to Choose the Right DUI Defense Team

Often, a drunk driving arrest is your first — and hopefully only — experience with the criminal justice system. That means you may not understand the ins and outs of DUI defense. You may not realize what will happen if you hire a family f… Read More
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Categories: DUI
What to Do if You Get Pul…

What to Do if You Get Pulled Over by the Police

Seeing flashing lights in your rear-view mirror can send your blood pressure climbing and put you at risk for a very bad day. There are things you can do that will make the traffic stop go faster and help you minimize the damage if you get pulled ove… Read More
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Categories: Traffic Tickets
Meet Jana Allen, New Crim…

Meet Jana Allen, New Criminal Defense Attorney at The McCoy Law Firm

The McCoy Law Firm in Cartersville, Georgia, is expanding! We are happy to welcome former Assistant District Attorney Jana Allen to our criminal defense team. We sat down with Ms. Allen to get to know her. Find out how her work as a prosecutor can he… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
What it Means to Plead No…

What it Means to Plead Nolo Contendere in Georgia

If you are facing traffic or criminal charges in Georgia, you may be nervous about the effect of pleading guilty. Sometimes, the right answer may be entering a nolo contendere plea instead. Find out what this no-contest plea is, and when it may help… Read More
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