Burglars Beware

Of all the criminal acts in Georgia, burglary is one of the most dangerous to the homeowner, community, and the perpetrator. Burglary in Georgia is separated into 1st and 2nd Degree: 1st Degree – This offense is completed when a person enters or remains within an...

Bearing False Witness

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.” Proverbs 19:5 – In Georgia, and elsewhere, crime victims should always be given justice. I have been a victim of a residential burglary. I never knew the feeling of insecurity...

The 90 Day Law

COVID has had a huge impact on the criminal justice system. However, judges, lawyers, victims, defendants, and other litigants are working hard to relieve the backlog of cases across the state. There has been improvement every day. The judges, defense attorneys, and...

The Rittenhouse Verdict

Kenosha, Wisconsin— August 25, 2020 Gaige Grosskreutz, Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Kyle Rittenhouse attend a protest over the police shooting of a black man named Jacob. But, the four are not together. Rittenhouse is alone. Trial testimony provided that Kyle...

What Is Marsy’s Law?

1983 – California – 21-year-old Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas is afraid. Her ex-boyfriend is stalking her. She knows that something bad is about to happen. She is right. Soon after she feels those intuitions, she is murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Days after...

Domestic Violence In Georgia

It is often unseen. It is often unreported. It is sometimes falsely reported. – However, domestic violence is much more prevalent in society than many people know. The state of Georgia defines domestic violence as an act of “family violence.” The law...

Covid Update – Video Hearings

Six years ago, I wrote a column about video conference hearings in Georgia. As it turned out, COVID has forced the courts to adapt to the virus. One of the main tools that is used in the criminal justice system today is the videoconference. While I was skeptical of...

How To Prepare For Court

Over the years, I have learned that some of the “little things” can make a bigger impact on a case than you might expect. One of those “little things” is simply preparing yourself for a court appearance. Whether you are a client, witness, or have some other business...