Archive | September, 2015

WHY ARE MOST ROADBLOCKS LEGAL?

Under most circumstances, a law enforcement officer cannot just perform a traffic stop on a vehicle. The officer must have what is called “reasonable, articulable suspicion” that a crime or traffic violation (such as DUI) has occurre [...]

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TWO WEST GEORGIA WARRIORS PASS AWAY

It has been a tough couple of weeks for our community. During that small time period, two legal warriors have passed away; Jim Hopkins and Allen Trapp. While the passing of both men has been a terrible loss for the legal community, the comm [...]

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ANOTHER WIN FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

ANOTHER WIN FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN FLORIDA I did not realize this until today. Doctors in Georgia ask parents of patients whether they have firearms in the home. In the past, some citizens in Florida have had to undergo a barrage of gun ownersh [...]

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SUCCESS OF MENTAL HEALTH COURT

While Georgia has made significant progress with “aacountability courts” like drug and DUI courts, we are still lagging behind on perhaps the most important type of court; mental health courts. My experience shows a tremendou [...]

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