There are many confusing nuances to criminal law regarding drug possession and use both in Georgia and across the country. Many people rightfully find the laws that currently exist to be confusing and hard to understand. This can lead to people making mistakes that have legal and criminal consequences.
Georgia parents may not be aware that what has been advertised as a safer alternative to smoking could land their teen in hot water. The law classifies vapes and the liquids uses inside them as tobacco products, and therefore it is against the law for teens to purchase, possess or use them. Though many people are not aware teen use of vapes is a crime, and law enforcement often looks the other way when a teen who is not causing any trouble has a vape, officials now warn teens can be charged with minor in possession.
Recently, the state of Georgia has made some major changes to laws pertaining to restraining orders, in an effort to combat family violence. Domestic violence remains a grave concern in communities across the nation, and in many cases, a mere accusation can land a defendant on the receiving end of a restraining order. Laws about restraining orders have recently changed, and residents should be made aware that violating such an order is now a serious crime.
Georgia shoppers may be familiar with the self-checkout lanes at large stores. Rather than wait in long lines, shoppers have an option to scan their own items and pay at a machine. Unfortunately, if a person is unable to properly complete the checkout process on the machine, they can find themselves accused of shoplifting.
Georgia is home to nearly a hundred colleges and universities. A new semester has begun on campuses across the state, and college students are settling in for the fall. Though students and parents can expect to face many trials and tribulations over the course of a school year, like tuition costs, new social situations, and the ever-dreaded term paper, one major concern is constant: underage alcohol use.