Georgia DUI Law Updates

  

GA Legislature Passes Internet Mugshot dot com law

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Georgia Legislature passed a law prohibiting the publication of Mugshots on websites for commercial gain. Many websites that publish mugshots data mined from Sheriff's department websites have set up a system where they charge the arrested person $150 or more to remove their picture. The websites are very adept at optimizing their website so they rank hign in Google search results. This means that if you are arrested and photographed a simple Google search of your name will many times show your mugshot on the first page of search results. This has become quite a lucrative business. I have had potential clients that have told me that they have paid over $1000.00 removing mugshots from these commercial websites.  more

HB 1176 - Criminal Record / Expungement Reform / Fee Increase

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

This is our first post in a series discussing the criminal justice reforms enacted in House Bill 1176 and SB 236 and how those reforms will affect DUI prosecution and defense in Georgia. First,  HB 1176, which deals with criminal record, expungement, and court fines and costs.

HB 1176 - Part VI Restricting Records HB 1176 - Part VI Restricting Records (719 KB)

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