Archive | 2017

THE TRUE SUPERHEROES

THE TRUE SUPERHEROES I grew up believing that football players, successful businessmen, and President Ronald Reagan defined the American hero. While I still love college football, appreciate the economic impact of strong business, and put the  [...]

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GEORGIA'S BROADENED MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL - 2017

GEORGIA’S BROADENED MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL An expansion of Georgia’s medical marijuana law passed on Thursday, March 30th 2017 from the state Senate, sending the bill to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. He is expected to sign th [...]

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CROSS THE RUBICON

CROSS THE RUBICON 49 B.C. – Roman Province of Gaul Gaius Julias Caesar, the military governor of Gaul (an area covering most of modern day France) is encamped with his massive 13th Legion on the southern border of Gaul which touches north [...]

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HEALING FAMILIES AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY

HEALING FAMILIES AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY On May 6, 2017, the Carroll County Bar Association will be hosting the 1st Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraising Gala beginning at 4:30 PM at The Barn at Sierra Springs, 1075 Old Four Notch Road, Whitesburg, GA [...]

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LAWYERS SERVE TODAY

LAWYERS SERVE TODAY I have heard my share of lawyer jokes over the years. They are some of my favorite jokes. We get our share of public criticism too. While some of this may be deserved, the clear majority of criticism is misplaced. The leg [...]

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A VISIT WITH LYNN WESTMORELAND

A VISIT WITH LYNN WESTMORELAND On Wednesday, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland spoke to the Carroll County Bar Association (CCBA). After deciding not to seek a 7th term representing the 3rd Congressional District of Georgia, which includes a large pa [...]

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THE MISUNDERSTOOD CRIME OF STALKING

In Georgia, criminal laws are often misunderstood or just ignored. The laws addressing the act of stalking should not be in that category. Many good men and women go to jail because of stalking and the most serious version of this type of offense, ag [...]

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THE EMPTY CHAIR

THE EMPTY CHAIR In the inner sanctuary of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), there is an empty chair. The man or woman who will soon occupy this chair will wield the power to slightly shift the Court to the right or left. But, [...]

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THE MOST POWERFUL HUMAN ADVERSARY

THE MOST POWERFUL HUMAN ADVERSARY I have practiced long enough to watch children grow into adults and forge their own paths. It is pleasing to see so many thriving young people in our community. But, because of the nature of my practice, I also [...]

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IMPLIED CONSENT IN DUI CASES

IMPLIED CONSENT IN DUI CASES There is a fair amount of confusion regarding what is called implied consent (IC) in DUI investigations. First, as I always point out, there is a very simple rule that if followed can avoid 100% of DUI arrests. If you [...]

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MY INTERVIEW WITH OUR CONGRESSMAN DREW FERGUSON

MY INTERVIEW WITH OUR CONGRESSMAN DREW FERGUSON This week, I had the opportunity to interview our freshman Congressman from the 3rd Congressional District of Georgia, Drew Ferguson IV. The 3rd Congressional District is arguably the most conse [...]

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NO MORE RESOLUTIONS

NO MORE RESOLUTIONS It is sad, frustrating, and annual that most people, including me, cannot keep their New Year’s Resolution(s). People have, for example, been determined to quit eating sugar, get more exercise, quit smoking, or make othe [...]

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