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Game On – Super Bowl 2019 in Atlanta

It is almost here! Super Bowl 2019 in Atlanta! This is a very exciting time in Atlanta and we are excited about this event. Georgia has a few very unique laws so we are writing this short article in case you need some assistance with traffic tickets or other legal...

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Failure to Appear

A failure to appear in court in the state of Georgia can get you locked up.  That means jail time.  When you receive a traffic ticket, you are asked to sign the ticket.  Your signature states that you will appear in court unless the ticket is paid before the court...

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What is Marsy’s Law?

It's been all over the news, vote "yes", for Marsy's Law, vote "no" for Marsy's Law.  How do you know what you should do when you go to the polls this November? In this article we will take a critical look at the law surrounding Marsy's Law so you can understand it. ...

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How Facebook Posts Can Hurt Your Case

Facebook is still the most popular game in town.  Although it began with teens, it has now become the most popular online app across the world with young and old, alike.  People use it for a variety of reasons, personal and business.  Think about the ways we use...

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Hands Free Georgia Act – What To Expect

July 1st is a big day for drivers throughout Georgia.  That's the day that the long awaited, much anticipated  Hands Free Georgia Act goes into effect.  This article is to explain the law; what it is, what it means for you and what to do if you break the law or if you...

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5 Tips About Your Driving License

Clients often ask about ways to prevent losing their license after being ticketed for speeding.  Here are some tips regarding your driving license. If you receive a speeding ticket driving over 85 miles per hour on any road or highway or 75 miles per hour on any two...

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It’s Your Right To Ask A Lawyer

Asking for an attorney, If you are being questioned by the police is YOUR right.  It does not matter if you have committed a crime or not.  You have the right to counsel.  It's one of the most basic and fundamental of rights of our justice system - the right to...

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Things You Should Know About Tickets in Georgia

Each state has its own set of laws regarding rules of the highways.  The State of Georgia is no different in that respect.  Some of the laws in Georgia are stricter, while some are not.  All states have mandatory seat belt laws, speed restrictions and requirements on...

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Traffic Stop in Georgia

Seeing blue lights behind you often brings on feelings of panic even when you have done nothing wrong.  This shouldn't be the case but we have conditioned ourselves to the thought that if the police are pulling us over, we must have done something wrong.  A traffic...

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Georgia’s Super Speeder Law

Imagine you are driving your regular business route from Alabama to South Carolina.  It's a beautiful day as you travel along I-75 through Atlanta, Georgia. As you sing along to songs from the radio, traffic is light and you are making excellent time for a mid-Monday...

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Hands Free Driving Law

We all know how frustrating it can be driving behind someone who is distracted by talking on their cell phone.  Studies show that it’s not only distracting, but it’s unsafe as well.  Because of the increased injuries and fatalities related to unsafe cell phone usage...

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Tips for Attending Court

If you have never been to court before, you may no idea on how you should conduct yourself or how to dress.  Here are some helpful tips for attending court . Location Matters Every court room is different.  Judges have personalities too, and they have their own way of...

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Hiring An Attorney Can Save You Money

If you are facing criminal charges, you may think hiring an attorney is a waste of money.  You may be concerned that it will just cost too much.  In fact, even if you plan to plead "guilty" for your charges, having your own attorney is critical. For one thing,...

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Georgia Bail Bond Process

Georgia Bail Bond Process The bonding process in Georgia can be confusing.  The purpose of a "bond" is to provide a financial guarantee that you will return to court for all of your appearances until your case is completed or dismissed.  You, or a family member, pays...

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Georgia’s Traffic Citation

Imagine this scenario: Katie is driving to work early one morning.  She's tired from having too little sleep.  She's running late, knowing that one more time she will be fired.  Losing her job will mean she loses her apartment.  She's nearly to the parking lot with 5...

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Without a Single Drop to Drink, You Can Still Get a DUI

Imagine the following: You are driving home late one evening.  Maybe you worked late.  Maybe you are a college student and you met a study group to prepare for upcoming finals.  When you are about half the way home, you see blue lights in your rear view mirror.  You...

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Frequently Asked Questions During a Civil Deposition

Under the GA Civil Practice Act, opposing counsel has the right to take your deposition upon proper notice. As a party to civil litigation you may be required to appear at a specific time and place to give your oral testimony under oath and taken down by a court...

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Key Deposition Pointers

Key Deposition Pointers A discovery deposition is the oral testimony of a witness taken down under oath and typed in a booklet format. Depositions are often taken in personal injury cases seeking money damages. Your attitude, truthfulness and appearance at the...

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You Have Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases

You have Constitutional and Statutory Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases (Georgia)   The U.S. Constitution, Constitution of the State of GA, and GA Statutes provide a basis for your rights to a Trial by Jury and access to the courts. This is a non-exhaustive...

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