January 2020 Archives

Police officer accused of reckless driving

The state of Georgia is showing that exceptions will not be made when it comes to keeping the roads as safe as possible. All drivers are expected to follow the laws when they are behind the wheel, and not doing so can result in tickets, fines and even jail time. Being pulled over can sometimes feel a bit personal, but a recent case shows that when it comes to accusations of reckless driving, no one is above the law. 

Lawmakers ponder change to marijuana possession rules

Medical marijuana has been legal in Georgia for some time, but patients have probably noticed the infrastructure is not in place to purchase marijuana legally. This frustrating situation leads some residents to purchase marijuana from the black market. Even if a person has qualified for medical marijuana and only purchases a small amount for personal use, he or she can still face criminal charges for marijuana possession. 

Shoplifting: What you need to know

Shoplifting is a major problem for Georgia retailers. According to a 2014 research study by the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), one out of 11 people shoplifts merchandise. Many retailers tend to take a hard line with shoplifters as a result.

Three arrested for drug crimes

People charged for drug possession may know that the legal system considers it a serious crime. What they may not know is how different drugs may be treated under the law, since possession of certain types of drugs here in can carry harsher sentences than others. Those facing charges for drug crimes may want to consider their available legal options to determine the best course of action. This the likely scenario for three men here in Georgia who were recently arrested on various drug possession charges.

Shoplifting carries serious penalties

Retail workers prepare for more customer traffic during the holiday shopping season. This shopping boon unofficially extends for some weeks beyond Christmas as people return and exchange gifts and use the gift cards they received as presents. Along with handling the rush of customers, retail employees and business owners are on the lookout for those they suspect of shoplifting. Unfortunately, the shoplifting laws in Georgia may jeopardize the future of anyone accused of this type of theft.

A vital trust preparation question: Revocable or irrevocable?

When Georgia residents engage in estate planning, one of the primary concerns is making sure that their decisions provide the most benefit to them and their family members. Many of them will use trusts in order to achieve that goal. Before trust preparation can begin in earnest, individuals will need to determine whether their interests are best served by a revocable or an irrevocable trust.

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