Juvenile Theft and Burglary Laws in Georgia

Juvenile Theft and Burglary Laws in Georgia

Because the juvenile court system operates to rehabilitate kids who’ve been involved in crimes, sometimes families underestimate the seriousness of potential punishments. Much comes down to the decisions of the juvenile court judge, the specifics of the incident and...
Understanding Under 21 DUIs

Understanding Under 21 DUIs

In Georgia, DUIs are serious for any driver, but for people under 21, the consequences can be particularly steep—even without actual impairment. That’s because an under 21 driver in Georgia  can be arrested for DUI with only a small amount of alcohol in their system....
Should I Be Concerned About My Teenager’s Ticket?

Should I Be Concerned About My Teenager’s Ticket?

Teenage and young adult drivers are at a significantly higher risk of committing a traffic violation and receiving a ticket than older drivers are. According to the CDC, teens are more likely to speed, and they have the lowest rate of seat belt use. Pair those factors...
What People 21 and Under Should Know About Getting Pulled Over

What People 21 and Under Should Know About Getting Pulled Over

One of the largest milestones of a teenager’s life is earning the right to drive. In the excitement of getting their license, young drivers often test the limits of their new freedom. What often gets lost in the excitement is an acknowledgment of the penalties...
Don’t Make These Mistakes After You’ve Been Arrested

Don’t Make These Mistakes After You’ve Been Arrested

From the moment an officer detains you, whether or not you’ve been read your Miranda rights, there are a handful of things that you absolutely should not do; actions that can constitute major mistakes. Because everything you say may be used against you, these missteps...
What to Know About Your Teen and Their Miranda Rights

What to Know About Your Teen and Their Miranda Rights

Concerned parents understandably have a lot of questions after their child has been arrested. For our firm, many of the questions revolve around Miranda rights. Parents want to know whether their child’s rights were communicated properly, whether their child knew that...
How Long Does an Underage Possession Charge Stay on My Record?

How Long Does an Underage Possession Charge Stay on My Record?

A minor in possession of alcohol charge (MIP) is no slap on the wrist. This is a criminal charge that can not only result in multiple penalties if convicted but also remain on your record for life, depending on the circumstances. WHAT IS MIP? In Georgia, anyone under...
Can the Police Search My Car Without My Consent?

Can the Police Search My Car Without My Consent?

Tooltip TextIt’s almost impossible not to be nervous when you see blue lights behind you. Your mind is either racing to figure what you did wrong, or you’re wondering how bad your ticket is going to be. In this moment, a lot of officers are counting on your anxiety to...