What is an Arraignment?

What is an Arraignment?

What is an Arraignment? Many people who are new to the criminal or juvenile court systems ask the question: “What is an arraignment?” To understand what to expect at an arraignment, you need to understand the legal purpose as well as what practically...
Are you an adult at 17 in Georgia?

Are you an adult at 17 in Georgia?

Many parents ask us why their 17 year old is being charged as an adult.  Under current Georgia law, anyone charged with a crime at 17 years old is prosecuted as an adult.  Georgia is 1 of 3 states that still prosecutors all 17-year-olds as adults.  If the crime is...
Juveniles Charged as Adults

Juveniles Charged as Adults

As many of the followers of our newsletter and social media know, you are an adult for criminal law purposes at the age of 17 in Georgia. There are certain offenses in Georgia that automatically start in Superior Court, with a child between the ages of 13 to 17 being...