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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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Georgia Holiday DUI Check…

Georgia Holiday DUI Checkpoints: What You Should Know

The holiday season brings busy roads and festive celebrations — often including alcohol. The Georgia police know this, and they’re ramping up drunk driving enforcement. Find out what you should know about DUI checkpoints, and what you can do… Read More
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Categories: DUI
drugs and handcuffs - Criminal & DUI Law of Georgia

Understanding Georgia Controlled Substance Schedules

When you are facing drug charges, it can sometimes feel like the prosecuting attorneys and court staff are using complicated language on purpose to confuse you. But knowing the difference between the different types of drugs and how Georgia law treat… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Boating Under the Influence: What You Need to Know

Boating is a way of life for many Georgia families. With over 2,300 miles of coastline, the state invites residents to head out on the water for fun and recreation. But when alcohol is involved, fun in the sun can quickly turn into criminal charges.… Read More
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Categories: DUI
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The Most Common DUI Defenses

A drunk driving conviction can set your life off course. With mandatory jail sentences and driver’s license suspensions, even a first time DUI is a big deal. Find out what you can do to fight back against claims that you were driving drunk, and see… Read More
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Categories: DUI
Lady Justice - Criminal & DUI Law of Georgia

What is the Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you’ve ever watched a crime drama, you have probably heard it said, “You have the right to an attorney.” But have you ever thought about why you might want one? Find out what the role of a criminal defense attorney is, and how he or she can… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Why I Take Criminal Defense Cases

I started my legal career prosecuting cases on behalf of the citizens of the State of Georgia as an Assistant District Attorney. I left the District Attorney’s office to own my own business and used my prosecutorial experience to help me develop a… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense

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