Archive | March, 2013

MAJOR JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

Since before I was born, Georgia’s juvenile code has been a complicated set of rules and statutes with little case law to assist in interpreting it. As of last week, it seems that a huge part of our juvenile court system has been appropriately [...]

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THE HISTORY BEHIND THE 4TH AMENDMENT

In modern society, it is easy to forget where many of our freedoms come from. It is also dangerous to turn a blind eye to history. Civilizations, military commanders, and leaders of nations have ignored history with devastating results. Beca [...]

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BATTERED PERSON SYNDROME

I have mentioned before that domestic violence is one of the biggest problems in our community. It is also one of the least known. Most cases involving family violence are treated as misdemeanors in the state and superior courts. However, there is [...]

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LAWYERS AS PEACEMAKERS

The role of the lawyer in America has changed over the past 200 years. Before the American Civil War, lawyers generally viewed themselves as peacemakers as well as litigators. This view was shared by the general public as well. Abraham Linco [...]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCESS IN A NUTSHELL

Over the years, I have been asked hundreds of times about the purpose of various steps in the prosecution of a criminal defendant. These questions have been asked by clients, witnesses, alleged victims, jurors, and other lawyers. That covers just a [...]

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