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Cherokee County Drug Testing Hotline (Color Wheel)

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on September 15, 2017

Here is Paul’s open letter about the hours of the drug testing hotline in Cherokee County. We hope this will initiate some change. Here is the main point: …the relatively recent change to the...

Underage Possession of Alcohol

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on May 24, 2017

You probably know that the legal drinking age is 21. That means that individuals who are age 21 and over can legally purchase and drink alcohol. People under the age of 21 can be...

Family Violence Act Offenses: What they are, who they impact, and what they can mean for you.

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on December 5, 2016

By Barry Hixson One area of the criminal justice system that can often be confusing is the offenses that are alleged under Georgia’s Family Violence Act. The intention behind this legislation is to help...

How to Interact with Police on Campus

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on November 29, 2016

Many students attend classes at schools that have police officers on campus (often referred to as school law enforcement officers). As this is the new norm in today’s schools, it’s a good idea to...

Just a Ticket

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on October 19, 2016

FROM THE BENCH AND BAR: Just a ticket Paul Ghanouni Oct 2, 2016 A common question that has come up recently is whether an offense is serious or not, when a person receives a...

What every driver under 21 should know

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on August 10, 2016

There is often a look of shock and surprise on an individual’s face when they find out that being convicted for a traffic offense they are charged with can lead to a suspension of...

But they didn’t read me my rights!

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on March 31, 2016

One very common question we get at our office is: “The police didn’t read me my rights when they arrested me. How does that help us?” Television and movies have led people to an...

Who can find out about your case, once it is dismissed?

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on March 14, 2016

When an adult (17 or older), who has been charged with a crime, has their case dismissed, one of the most common questions is: “who will know about this in the future?” or “what...

Misdemeanor or Felony? What does that even mean?

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on October 15, 2015

One of the first questions that often arises in a criminal case is “how serious are the charges against me or my loved one?”  All criminal cases can have long lasting impacts, and none...

So you’ve been asked if you will agree to a search…

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on September 15, 2015

A common situation that comes up in criminal cases is a search conducted by police, where evidence is found.  More often than not, police find incriminating evidence through a voluntary search of a person,...

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