ET TU, BRUTE?

“Beware, General. The armies have vanquished your enemies. But, those closest to you await the Ides of March.” The Roman Oracle Spurinna.  45 BC – Rome – Julius Caesar had just assumed power after crossing the River Rubicon and fighting his way from...

SCOTUS PROTECTS PROPERTY RIGHT

SCOTUS PROTECTS PROPERTY RIGHT. For decades, state and local governments have looked to something called a civil in rem forfeiture as a funding mechanism. Here, property used in connection with the commission of a crime can be seized and forfeited. Afterwards, the...

FACEBOOK EVIDENCE – PART II

FACEBOOK EVIDENCE – PART II. In 2016, I wrote a column warning people about their use of social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. At the time, lawyers were using these social media outlets in their cases. The same can be said for today. However, the...

REFUSALS CAN SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE

REFUSALS CAN SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE. DUI law is vast, complex, and changes constantly. For those reasons, the scope of this column is limited to the most common DUI arrests. This is when the driver is over 21 years old, possesses a Georgia driver’s license, and...

REPEAL THIS LAW

REPEAL THIS LAW. Homicide by Vehicle – 2nd Degree (HV2).What do you think of when you hear the name of that law? The term “accident” probably does not come to mind. Yet, the wording of the law spells out just that; an accident.Imagine that today you...

DISFAVORED RIGHT HAS BRIGHT FUTURE

DISFAVORED RIGHT HAS BRIGHT FUTURE. Early 1980’s – Life of the South PlantationMy father and I were part of a group of hunters riding on the back of a Jeep in the pine woods of south Georgia. As we were taking this long, slow ride, my curiosity (or...

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?. On behalf of the Board, fundraising committee, members, volunteers, and the entire West Georgia Autism Foundation, I would like to thank you for your participation at the Snow Ball.Your financial and other gifts were overwhelming. Checks are...

LIMITATIONS ON PROSECUTION

LIMITATIONS ON PROSECUTION. “Justice delayed is justice denied.” – William E. GladstoneThe above quote by the British legal philosopher in the 1800’s was meant to suggest that when an aggrieved person must wait for a long period of time for...

Replace Resolutions with a Plan

REPLACE RESOLUTIONS WITH A PLAN How many times have we failed after declaring that we will stop or start doing something by way of a New Year’s Resolution? Many. We succeed in education, medicine, business, politics, sports, or whatever we are good at. But, when...

JUSTICE AND JIM WILLIAMS

JUSTICE AND JIM WILLIAMS. Born in the tiny town of Gordon, Ga, in Wilkinson Co, Jim Williams was born with the gift of immense creativity. He would also develop an arrogant anger that he could keep hidden from others most of the time. At age 24, he began his career as...