The seriousness of a DUI case can cause a lot of stress for people going through them. Unfortunately, the outbreak of COVID-19 has made the situation even more stressful. The stay-at-home orders from a little while back and the continuing Judicial Emergency Orders from the Georgia Supreme Court have led to holds and delays in [...]
False Confessions: How Speaking to Police Can Ruin Your Life! Why were you speaking with the Police in the first place? You rarely (I mean winning the lottery rare) will convince an officer of your innocence. If you ask any Georgia criminal defense law firm worth their salt, the first things they say are “DON’T [...]
Question: An 18-year-old got a speeding ticket on 4/1/17 100 in a 65 in another county. This was his first offense. He spent the night in jail, and there was a bond of $1,200.00. He paid the bond and then released. They said only option at the time was to pay the bond or stay in jail [...]
Question: My girlfriend is 17 years old, and I am 20 years old. She's from Mexico, and her family are from Mexico too. They are undocumented illegal immigrants. Her parents are trying to keep her from me. I want to know, she lives with me; can they really do anything about it without getting in [...]
What should I do if I received a notice for failure to appear in court concerning a traffic citation that wasn’t in the system?
Question: I got a speeding ticket on Feb 15th in Savannah. On the ticket, it said I had court on March 30th. I called two weeks before court date, and they said my citation wasn't in the system and was told to call back. So I called back, and my citation was still not in [...]