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Archive: Criminal Process

What if the officer doesn’t show up to court?

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on January 15, 2021

Many people ask questions like “Does the officer have to be at my court date?” or “What happens if the officer doesn’t show up?” or “Will my case be dismissed if the officer doesn’t...

Answering Application Questions with a Pending Criminal Case

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on December 18, 2020

There are many questions that can come up while you have a pending criminal case in Georgia.  You might be wondering: “If I fill out an application, will they see these charges?” or “Do...

Record Sealing 2021 Updates 

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on December 11, 2020

Ringing in 2021 is going to be cause for celebration for many just given the challenges of 2020. But for Georgia residents with a criminal record, there could be even more reason to celebrate...

How to look up laws in Georgia

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on November 13, 2020

If you have wondered how to look up laws in Georgia, this article is going to provide you with a basic overview.  You may be wondering how to look up a law because you...

Criminal Prosecutions Restarting in Georgia

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on September 11, 2020

Criminal Prosecutions Restarting in Georgia As many people who have ongoing criminal cases know, Georgia has had a statewide judicial emergency in effect since March 14, 2020.  This was due to the safety concerns...

How does a criminal or juvenile case get formally charged in Georgia?

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on June 25, 2020

Georgia criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases go to a prosecutor’s office to determine the formal charges. This is typically after someone is given a ticket, arrested, or otherwise charged by law enforcement.  The charges...

Georgia’s Criminal & Juvenile Process

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on June 12, 2020

10 Stages of a Georgia Criminal or Juvenile Case For many of our clients, this is the first time that they’re going through the criminal or juvenile justice system. They aren’t sure what this process...

What is a no contact order in Georgia?

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on May 20, 2020
What is a no contact order

What is a no contact order in a Georgia criminal or juvenile case? Many criminal and juvenile courts in Georgia impose no contact orders on individuals in certain situations.  Typically, these are imposed when...

How to Bond Someone Out of Jail

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on May 1, 2020

How to Bond Someone Out of Jail Having a loved one in jail can be a very overwhelming and stressful process, especially for someone who doesn’t know the different options for how to bond...

FAQ About Judicial Emergency for People Charged with a Crime

Posted by Paul Ghanouni on April 10, 2020

FAQ About Judicial Emergency for People Charged with a Crime LAST UPDATED: May 7, 2020 What is a Judicial Emergency? For an overview of what Georgia’s Judicial Emergency means, read this blog post. How...

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