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Category: Georgia Laws

A look at various Georgia laws, mostly in the criminal realm, but in other areas from time to time.

Silence Is Golden

A recent Georgia Court of Appeals case points out that, in a criminal case, the Defendant’s silence isn’t always golden. Let me set the stage. Lawton was a suspect in […]

A Georgia case was recently overturned because, during deliberations, the trial judge did not allow the jury’s note to be seen by the defense attorney. It was a case with […]

We All Make Mistakes

Distrust of the government is real, especially when it comes to prosecutors and judges in a criminal case. The defendant and his/her family and supporters often assume that the system […]

You Said What?

  In a recent court case, the Georgia Supremes held that a defendant’s outgoing text messages are admissible as evidence, but not the incoming text messages, since they are hearsay. […]

CSI Effect?

Everyone has heard of the CSI effect, but I’ll define it just in case. The CSI effect is the exaggerated reliance and portrayal of forensic science in solving crimes. Forensic […]

Pill Bottles and You

My lovely daughter Alden is quite a young lady. Last week, she volunteered at a local school at an event for special needs children. As a parting gift, she received […]

Supreme Court Trivia

A bit of trivia today about the U.S. Supreme Court. I call them The Supremes, but I don’t mean any disrespect, it’s just easier to type that. Does Article III […]

What Would You Do?

Here is how the case unfolded: Unknown car pulls into Al’s driveway late at night. Al goes out to see who it is. Someone is behind the wheel he didn’t […]

Grumpy Old Men – Part 2

Last week I wrote about grumpy old men who are more concerned about them than the 35,000 kids under 18 years of age who reside in Houston County. If I […]

Grumpy Old Men

The Who’s “My Generation” is my #16 rock’n’roll song of all time. The Who made it clear that there was a new wave coming: young people. And that while the […]

Dive Bar

So New Year’s is upon us. We’ll either go to a late night church service, or to a friend’s house, or stay home, right? Nope, some will go to a […]

Grandma Got Run Over… by a Reindeer?

The Christmas song you love or hate the most is “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” Really, it’s in the Top Ten of both “most liked’ and “most disliked’ […]

Thanksgiving and the Georgia Code

Thanksgiving and The Georgia Code: I thought I’d point you to every instance where the Georgia Code addressed the Thanksgiving holiday: OCGA 25-9-3: Blasting or Excavating Near Nuclear Facilities is […]