You knew what you were doing was wrong, but somehow you still never expected to be arrested. The booking process was a shock to your system. Subsequent events made you suddenly conscious of the fact that your life -- and your addiction -- had seemingly spun out of control without your notice.
When you're charged with a serious criminal offense, the right to a trial by a jury of your peers is usually considered sacrosanct. But what if you want to wave that right and ask a judge to make all of the decisions on your case?
The fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution renders unreasonable searches and seizures as unconstitutional. It's generally only lawful for law enforcement officers to search a person's home under very few circumstances. Police can do so with a person's consent, a search warrant or in urgent situations.
If you're a parent, you know one thing for certain: Teenagers don't think like adults. For the most part, they tend to be impulsive and take a somewhat short view of the future. That's partly because they're simply inexperienced and partly because their neurological development -- which is ultimately responsible for decision-making -- isn't complete.
Facing criminal charges of any sort is a difficult undertaking. Some people might think that just burying the situation will make it easier to deal with it; however, you must ensure that you're addressing the matter as soon as possible. The more time you have to prepare your defense strategy, the more secure you might feel with it.
The Georgia owner of two companies, Envision It Perfect, LLC, and Royal Physician Network, LLC, has been charged with fraud related to a telemedicine scam that is alleged to be part of an even bigger fraud scheme.
Drinking and driving is dangerous, so the authorities invest a great deal of resources into arresting and punishing anyone caught driving under the influence (DUI).
There's a mishmash of laws around the country regarding the use of marijuana in its various forms. Therefore, people are understandably confused at times about what they can and cannot have in their possession. After all, it varies depending on where you're standing at any given moment.
You've been arrested for a serious offense, and the police detective tells you that they have an eyewitness who can positively identify you as the perpetrator of the crime.
Organized gang activity is definitely a problem in many areas of the country, and Georgia is no exception. It's hardly surprising, then, that the governor has announced the creation of a statewide database that's designed to track known gang members, suspected gang members and their various associates.