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...

How Athletics Reduces Crime

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.” – Michael Jordan – Many people begin to get into trouble at a young age. I cannot truthfully say that I was an...

The Other Man’s Shoes

“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.” Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer – I thought that since my prosecutor friends and colleagues are having a good time down in Jekyll Island, Ga for their annual conference, I could sneak this column in this...

Navigating A DUI Investigation

Do not drink and drive; even if only one beer was consumed. No one wants to hurt someone else or themselves. No one wants to get arrested, go to jail, risk losing their license, pay huge fines, have insurance go through the roof, and perhaps even lose a great job.If a...