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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.

Cop Deception Upheld – Sad Day

From last week: According to my good friend and former classmate Charles Bond, an incineration at a funeral home costs, at a minimum, $4500. A traditional funeral costs upwards of […]

It’s Hot In There

If being light hearted about the dying process is not your thing, you may not want to read this column. I have, at times, been accused of being insensitive. I’m […]

Georgia Gun Law Quiz

How well do you know Georgia’s gun carry license law? Let’s find out. Do you need a Georgia Weapons Carry License to carry a weapon at work? Interestingly, the answer […]

Immigrant Crime Stats Revealed

Liars lie. As British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” So when someone fluently and quickly and unabashedly spouts out […]

Patent Pending – Sorry I Offended You

A few interesting tidbits for you this week: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that offensive names can be trademarked, overturning a law protecting us from being offended. It seems a […]

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 […]

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 […]