Georgia families are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation, but the state is already prepping for back to school. In an effort to keep students safe, traffic cameras have been installed in school zones in some parts of the state. These cameras are designed to catch drivers that may be speeding or committing another driving offense.
When people imagine shoplifting offenses, they typically picture a teenager slipping candy bars, make-up or sunglasses into a pocket or purse to avoid paying for it. Many people view shoplifting as a form of youthful rebellion and not a serious crime.
These days, stories about police officers shooting suspects are a hot topic. Many Georgia residents might have already learned that police officers have been involved in almost 50 shootings so far this year. While in most cases the officers maintain that they are just doing their job and trying to stop dangerous individuals from harming the public or committing further crimes, there may be occasions where an overzealous response leaves an individual's life in limbo without a solid reason. A recent case involving shoplifting may be an example of such behavior.
While the nation is celebrating the anniversary of America's independence, the state of Georgia saw another anniversary pass. One year ago, the state passed a law prohibiting drivers from using a phone or other device while driving. This is the law of the land for anyone out and about on Georgia roads. If a person is not aware of the statute and violates its terms, he or she may be charged with traffic violations.
This time of year, Americans celebrate living in "the land of the free, and the home of the brave." As Independence Day celebrations kick off across the nation, Georgia residents must remain aware that freedom doesn't mean a person cannot get in trouble if law enforcement suspects a law has been broken. Especially when it comes to drug crimes, items in one's home might be used as evidence.