Criminal Procedure

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When are the police able to search my vehicle?

This is one of the questions we get asked most often. Let’s look at the laws in place to protect your rights and the exceptions that allow police to conduct a search. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution provides protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. What does that even mean? Well, it means that in

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Can your cell phone conversations or text message conversations be subpoenaed?

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How the Second Chance Law Affects You

How the Second Chance Law Affects You

A senate bill (SB 288) has been passed that will affect Georgians starting next year. Here’s how the second chance law affects you: From January 1, 2021, SB 288 will become effective. This legislation, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, will enable rehabilitated Georgians to petition the court to have certain misdemeanor convictions restricted and sealed.

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CIVIL FORFEITURE: Another police weapon to attack the presumed innocent

Bob takes out $20,000 from the bank in Georgia so he can go buy a car he wants in Florida.  Bob is driving down I-75 when he is stopped for speeding.  The officer asks Bob for consent to search his vehicle; Bob consents because he has “nothing to hide.”  The officer finds the $20,000 and believes it to

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Voting Rights for Criminals

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM (AND VOTING RIGHTS)

Recently, criminal justice reform has become the buzzword for people across the political spectrum. The prosecution of certain groups and their related sentencing disparities are real. But what about the continuing loss of the “felon’s” rights once their sentence has been completed. Can felons get their voting rights back in Georgia?Voting rights are one key

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