Everyone is familiar with the different schedules of drugs that categorize illegal substances according to their increasing severity of punishments under the law. However, there's another way to classify drugs chemically, based on the effects they have on the human body.
One of the most common crimes for someone to face is the crime of drug possession. These arrests and accusations might happen after a routine traffic stop. Perhaps an officer pulls you over for speeding, for example, and sees something suspicious in the vehicle that causes him or her to perform a search that produced illegal drugs.
Depending on the facts of the circumstances surrounding a DUI arrest, the "probable cause" defense could be the most powerful tool in an accused person's arsenal. The basic premise of this defense involves the accused person's claim that the arresting officer did not have a valid reason to pull him or her over.
Taking something that doesn't belong to you from a store amounts to shoplifting. This theft offense can come with serious consequences if you're convicted of the charge; therefore, you may want to organize a strategic criminal defense if police have arrested you and charged you with a shoplifting violation.
Stalking isn't often thought of as "violent," per se, but it can be one of the accusations made against someone also accused of family violence or abuse. Stalking isn't as simple as just following someone for a short time or accidentally running into your ex at the store. It occurs in many forms, both online and off.
Earlier this year, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new medical marijuana measure into law. The measure intended to expand our state's existing medical marijuana allowances to include the treatment of six additional conditions with a special kind of low-THC cannabis oil.
Shopkeepers in Georgia have the right to detain you if they have a reasonable suspicion that you've been shoplifting. However, the shopkeeper's right to detain -- otherwise known as "shopkeeper's privilege" -- is limited.
Georgia criminal law judges know that Breathalyzer test results are not always accurate. Criminal defense lawyers know this, too. As such, if your drunk driving allegations hinge upon the accuracy of your Breathalyzer test results, your criminal lawyer will likely try to show why your test results may not be accurate.
Cultural attitudes about marijuana around the United States have shifted dramatically in recent years. Where many people once believed that all marijuana users and suppliers belonged in jail, most people now view marijuana use as a victimless crime.
There are a lot of people who drink alcohol in the world, and the state of Georgia is no exception. In fact, it doesn't seem to matter if you're a legal adult or under the age of 18, you may find yourself drawn to possessing and drinking an alcoholic beverage -- even if it means you're breaking the law.