DECLINE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

First, never drink and drive. If you choose to drink, stay home or make sure that you have a designated driver. We want for our community to be as safe as possible. Both sober and intoxicated drivers are pulled over by law enforcement every day.  While most...

TRIAL BY COMBAT

Recently, a Kansas man involved in a custody case made a suggestion that startled the lawyers and the judge.  He requested a trial by combat.  He got the idea from a 2016 case out of New York, in which a lawyer also requested a trial by combat. In that case, Richard...

PROFILES OF COURAGE – ASHLEY HULSEY

2011 – Municipal Court of Villa Rica, Ga. – I am waiting to discuss my case with the prosecutor.  As I sit and gather notes, I notice a female police officer enter the room.  She seemed to be quiet and very reserved.  Later, I would find out that my impression...

SEVEN VIRTUES OF CHRIST

It has been awhile since I wrote about Jesus Christ.  As I have mentioned in previous columns, I do not have formal Biblical training, am not a minister, nor hold any educational degrees in Christianity or theology.    I am an imperfect Christian who...

GEORGIA’S TOUGH PRIVACY LAWS

“When privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.”  Phil Zimmerman Since the internet changed the way we work, communicate, socialize, and conduct other tasks, our privacy has become more at risk every day.  We have to install things like spyware,...

DILLEMA IN MARIJUANA PROSECUTIONS

At the outset, I want to point out that possession of marijuana is still illegal in Georgia. The information in this column does not condone its possession, use, or distribution.  There can be serious consequences for those who associate themselves with...

THE ADVERSARY

“You can throw your hands up.  You can beat the clock.  You can move a mountain.  You can break rocks.  You can be a master.  Don’t wait for luck.  Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself standing in the hall of fame.  And...

IMPEACHMENTS AND POLITICAL TRIALS

 “I, for one, stand determined not to let this happen! Our voice will be heard, and we will fight back against this partisan, unfair and corrupt impeachment process.” Congressman Drew Ferguson – December 18 th , 2019 – Floor of the United States House of...

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

 “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.  Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.”  Quote from Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie Wall Street. Had Gordon Gekko...

MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Slavery in the United States did not end with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  It still exists.  Today, we call it human trafficking.  Human trafficking is modern day slavery that touches every corner of the...