Archive | March, 2014

WHY ARE YOU PRESUMED INNOCENT?

You may notice that I use the term “you” in the above title. This is because anyone anywhere in Georgia can be arrested for anything. It does not matter whether you are innocent or guilty of a crime. The standard for a law enforcement off [...]

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FLORIDA IMMIGRANT DENIED BAR LICENSE

The never ending debate over immigration reform has infiltrated the area of attorney bar admissions in the United States. In our sister state to the south, the Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously on March 7th that Tampa immigrant, Jose Godinez-Sa [...]

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JUDICIAL ELECTIONS IN GEORGIA

As spring begins to swing into the southeast, you may start noticing political signs in the west Georgia and metro area asking you to vote for a particular judge. That is because most judges in Georgia are elected by the people in non-partisan races. [...]

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A HUGE COMMUNITY RESOURCE

As I have said in many prior columns, substance abuse and/or mental health problems are substantial contributing factors to crimes committed in the west Georgia community. For years, the criminal justice system had the wrong approach in dealing with [...]

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