Archive | November, 2012

GEORGIA’S STATUTORY RAPE LAW

In the areas of criminal law and procedure, there are easy topics and ones that are somewhat uncomfortable to talk about. Obviously, the area of sex offenses is the most difficult to discuss. That is probably why I rarely write columns on the subje [...]

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WESTERN MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

Not surprisingly, the states of Colorado and Washington recently voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. What is surprising is that Oregon did not. In Colorado, Amendment 64 will amend the state constitution to legalize a [...]

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JUDGE ANDREW JACKSON

Andrew Jackson was probably one of the most bold, courageous, and impacting presidents of the United States. Before he became president, he lived quite a colorful life as a warrior, legislator, lawyer, and a governor. He also served the peopl [...]

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FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE IN GEORGIA

When I think of fingerprint evidence, I vision the old, wise detective walking around a crime scene with his large magnifying lens looking for the one clue to solve the crime. Sherlock Holmes comes to mind. Surprisingly, my experience has been that [...]

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GEORGIA’S RAPE SHIELD LAW

In Georgia, there is no evidentiary form of protection for alleged victims of crimes than the Rape Shield statute. It supersedes all other evidentiary exceptions except when evidence is introduced to explain events surrounding an alleged crime. (This [...]

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