Can words rise up to a charge of family violence?

By |February 26th, 2024|Firm News|

When we think of domestic violence, we typically picture a spouse hitting their significant other or some other altercation involving violence. However, domestic violence encompasses more than just a physical act. What is domestic violence? In Georgia, the law refers to domestic violence as “family violence.” The term includes not only married or romantic partners [...]

Mass Shoplifting Is Trending

By |December 5th, 2023|Criminal Defense|

The Christmas season sees stores packed with shoppers looking for gifts to give to loved ones. This year is different. Countless news stories of mass shoplifting by brazen and highly organized “smash-and-grab” groups coordinated online are featured on a near-nightly basis. Staff watches the multiple crimes, helpless in attempting to stop the theft. The trend [...]

How police choose how to respond to domestic violence allegations

By |September 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Georgia police officers responding to calls about disturbances or requests for assistance often have a very difficult job. They have to interact with people who may be uncooperative or possibly under the influence of alcohol to determine what has actually occurred. When someone fears for their safety because a conversation has turned ugly or when [...]

What is a green card?

By |August 15th, 2023|Immigration|

A green card is a commonly used term for a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is an official document issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens) who are authorized to both work and reside in the United States. The card gets its name from its former color, which was green, although [...]

Criminal Charges and Immigration Consequences

By |September 24th, 2018|Immigration|

If you are not a United States citizen, a criminal conviction can lead to consequences that, for some, may even outweigh the severity of any criminal penalties that ensue. Convictions for some types of crimes can serve as grounds for removal and denial of applications. The Immigration and Nationality Act lists some specific crimes that can result [...]

What happens after a DUI arrest?

By |February 26th, 2018|Firm News|

If you find yourself with a DUI charge after hanging with your friends around campus in the Macon and Savannah areas, you might be wondering what happens next and how you can avoid the consequences. You might also find yourself wondering how to tell your parents. Though you might believe you can handle the situation [...]

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