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Sandy Springs purchases property for Municipal Court and Public Safety

Patch.com reported on August 19, 2020, that the City of Sandy Springs has recently purchased 620 Morgan Falls Road as its new Municipal Court and Public Safety facility. The property is 12.52 acres and costs $11,025,000.00. The Police Department and Municipal Court are currently located in leased office space in the Morgan Falls Office park which […]

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City of Atlanta passes ordinance making watching cars do donuts illegal

Watching street racing, burnouts and doughnuts or donuts by street racers in their Dodge Chargers and other hot rods in Atlanta can get you six months in jail and a $1000.00 fine without the right to a jury trial in the Municipal Court of Atlanta based on recently passed ordinance according to MotorTrend.com. This is after […]

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Acworth Man arrested for DUI and Vehicular Homicide

Patch.com reports on August 3, 2020, that an Acworth man was charged with DUI and Vehicular Homicide after hitting a pedestrian on I-285 near Northside Drive. The victim was found a half-mile from the scene of the accident as was a heavily damaged pickup. The crash is being investigated by the Investigator Head of the Sandy […]

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Is the American jury trial an endangered species

The United States is a country founded on the right to a trial by jury. Yet, juries decide fewer than four percent of criminal cases today and fewer than one percent of civil cases. The widespread use and growth of plea bargaining (where prosecutors offer a reduced jail sentence for a plea before trial and […]

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Washington State passes new E-DUI law for driving using smart phone

Washington State becomes the first state to make using a cell phone the same as a DUI as reported in Blaze.com. This is in response to a 32% increase in distracted driving deaths and studies that indicate using a smartphone while driving is worse than driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.08 grams of alcohol. […]

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Carl Malamud and his crusade to make access to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated free

On June 21, 2017, the Lawyerist podcast interviewed Carl Malamud about his crusade to bring free public access to laws, statutes, and regulations on the internet. Of particular interest in this podcast, Carl Malamud discussed his battle with the State of Georgia and Lexis-Nexis about the State’s licensing of its Official Code of Georgia Annotated […]

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If you are too drunk to drive in Palm Beach Police will give you a ride home

Usually, the sight of blue lights after you have been drinking means that you are about to get a free ride to the county jail, but in Palm, Beach Police are giving people that have had too much to drink to drive a ride home instead of a ride to jail. The Broward Palm Beach […]

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Statham City Police in Barrow County accused of policing DUIs for profit

On January 20, 2017, Crimewatchdaily.com posted an expose of questionable police practices in Statham, Georgia. The city of Statham, with a population of just 2500, is located in Barrow County on the way to Athens off of Georgia 316.  Statham is known as a DUI hotbed and reportedly makes exponentially more DUI arrests than surrounding […]

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Trumps new Immigration Executive Order means mass incarceration for the undocumented

Slate reported on January 25, 2017, on Trump’s latest Executive Order on Immigration. While the mainstream media focuses on the “The Wall,” Criminal Defense attorneys are focusing on the really scary parts for our clients.  Our clients range from people with speeding tickets, no driver’s license to serious felony charges. I am sure people will […]

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