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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.

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 […]

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 […]

I Don’t Like Electronic Voting

Time to fess up. I’ve never been a big fan of electronic voting machines. As a country, we do billions, maybe trillions, of dollars of commerce every day, most of […]

Crickets For Lunch

Since I’m in Ireland this week, I decided to write a follow up column to my post last week about stupid high school pranks back in the day compared to […]

Lighten Up Folks

Confession Saturday: I recently read an article about the difference in arguably mischievous acts in high school in 1970 versus now. So I’ll fess up, since the statute of limitations […]

Smartphone Voting?

Is it legal to use your smartphone in a voting booth? In Georgia, no. But should you be able to? This is a statute that I can argue for, or […]

Naked At The Convenience Store

TBT – Ol’ Randy is doing great nowadays. He’s remarried. He’s sober. He’s recovered from a debilitating stroke. And he’s got some life in him which is good for country […]

What is a gun?

By now you know most Georgia gun laws because you’ve been paying rapt attention to my columns over the years. Thus you know that in order to carry a handgun […]

Under Skirt? Not Illegal?

Weird ruling based on weird law, or weird judges? You’ll get to decide this one. Superior Court Judge Ed Lukemire, one of Houston County’s finest, ruled that Brandon Lee Gary […]

Lawyers In Public Bodies

How hard is it to be a lawyer? A Harvard law school grad, Tamara Wyche, failed the bar her first two times. She said she suffered from anxiety and cognitive […]

Tater Salad

My friend Frank Callahan recently mentioned “tater salad” in responding to a post on Houston County Carries Concealed. Now if you think tater salad is potato salad, you’d be wrong. […]