Miranda vs. Arizona

There are thousands of scenes from television when a person is arrested and read their “Miranda rights.” But, what do these rights mean? Where did they come from? March 13, 1963 – Arizona – Ernesto Miranda is being arrested in his house and taken to the police...

Creating A Monster – The Godmother

“The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self.”― Nathaniel Branden – February 15th, 1943 – A child is born in Cartagena, Columbia. She and her mother, move...

Truth vs. Perjury

Our judicial system is based on an adversarial model where the ultimate goal is to find the truth of an underlying matter. Direct examination, cross-examination, and the rules of evidence assist the judge and/or jury in determining what happened or what needs to...

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. There is always...

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...

A Reckoning

“Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after, it’s a reckoning.” – Doc Holliday – Being incarcerated for a crime that a person did not commit almost always creates bitterness and a desire for revenge. Yet, revenge is similar to an addiction. A person cannot...

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...