President Trump’s Problems in Georgia

“Calmness is the Cradle of Power.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland I voted for President Trump twice.  Over the past four years, he has protected our nation, successfully appointed three excellent Supreme Court of the United States justices, and managed the economy very...

Thank you, Chief Justice Melton

The man who has led the courts through COVID-19 will be retiring from the Supreme Court of Georgia on July 1, 2021.  Chief Justice Harold Melton said that he doesn’t yet know what he will do next, but that he is exploring opportunities “for the next season...

Blame vs. Personal Responsibility

 “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself.”  Author Unknown As humans with character defects, we naturally want to blame other people for mistakes, circumstances, and problems.  This is a...

SHOULD YOU REPRESENT YOURSELF IN COURT?

“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”  Abraham Lincoln Can a person represent himself in court?  Yes.  The law provides that anyone can be a defendant and appear pro se (without a lawyer.)  Is this a good idea?  In 95% of cases, it...

THEY DID NOT READ ME MY RIGHTS

One of the most common questions I hear from clients, potential clients, friends, and others in the community is, “Since they did not read a person their rights, should a criminal case be dismissed?”  The question is perfectly reasonable to ask.  But, the answer is...

THE PICKETT CHRISTMAS TRADITION

“Christmas is not about receiving.  It is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ; the ultimate giver.”  Author Unknown December 23, 1988 – Mississippi Delta – The Pickett family is making their normal Christmas arrangements.  Yet, they do not know that this year...

Removing the Scarlett Letter

Decades ago, our state established the Georgia Sex Offender Registry (SOR).  The purpose of SOR is to protect our citizens from sexually dangerous predators by identifying offenders that present the greatest risk of sexually re-offending. However, many people who are...

Body Language, Part II

In March, I wrote a column about how our bodies communicate more than our speech.  It is hard to believe.  But, it is true.  According to Joe Navarro, a former FBI Special Agent with decades of experience researching and observing body language...