Georgia has recently passed several laws that will eventually allow the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients. Many states already have the infrastructure for such programs in place, while others have decriminalized or legalized the use of marijuana entirely. A teen may not be aware that laws vary from state to state, and a Georgia teen may end up in legal trouble after being charged with marijuana possession.
Being accused of shoplifting can often be a misunderstanding, but it can be damaging. Not only can it lead to a criminal record and legal consequences, but it can severely damage your reputation within your community. This is why it is so important to defend yourself if you have been falsely accused of shoplifting.
Recently, a father and son from Georgia found themselves in a pickle after several interactions with local law enforcement. The father is the owner of a towing company, often receiving calls to assist with disabled vehicles after a traffic accident. A vehicle search as part of an investigation turned into a legal ordeal that left the man and his adult son facing drug charges.
Drivers will notice an increased police presence on the roads up and down the East Coast in the coming weeks. The state of Georgia will be participating in Operation Coast to Coast, an initiative in which at least eight states have joined. The purpose is to station extra law enforcement along routes that are frequently used by those traveling for vacation. With summer vacation already underway, police are cracking down on traffic violations.
Georgia shoppers would be hard-pressed to find a modern retail establishment that does not use some sort of security system, such as cameras or special tags on goods. Retailers use measures like these to reduce the risk of theft and shoplifting. What happens when someone reviews footage from the cameras and sees a person suspected of committing one of these crimes?
Many Georgia residents who struggle with chronic pain have found relief with the use of kratom, a product that is made from the leaves of an indigenous South Asian tree. Some states have banned the use, manufacture and purchase of kratom products. Where does Georgia stand on this matter?