While stalking is a misdemeanor in the State of Georgia, aggravated stalking and a second offense of stalking are felonies. Stalking includes unwanted contact online or offline, including giving unwanted gifts, following someone or placing someone under surveillance.
Prescription drug addiction has become a serious problem in all states, including Georgia. From 2008 through 2009, approximately 361,000 Georgia citizens used pain relievers without having a medical issue.
Your domicile is the place you live and count as your home. It is different from residency. Though you have to be a resident of Georgia for six months in order to file for divorce, you must also be domiciled, except in certain circumstances.
If you have been arrested for shoplifting, you may ultimately be charged with a felony, on the value of the merchandise you are accused of taking. According to Georgia law, if the value of the merchandise exceeds $300, you could be charged with a felony.
If you find yourself getting angry, making rude gestures to other motorists, blowing your horn impatiently, cutting off or “brake-checking” other drivers, or even cursing under your breath, your actions could cause you to be criminally charged with aggressive driving, which is a serious misdemeanor in Georgia.
Drug paraphernalia laws make it illegal to have anything that could possibly be connected to drug use in your possession, your home or vehicle. Although being charged with drug paraphernalia is a criminal offense in Georgia, it carries a much lesser charge than actually drug possession.
Whether you are stopped by the police for questioning or are placed under arrest, understand that you have the right to remain silent. This right is guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and it is important that you affirmatively invoke this right if you are questioned by police or placed under arrest.
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from illegal search and seizure by requiring a search warrant, issued by a neutral and detached magistrate. There are exceptions, including in Georgia.
Criminal defense is a complex practice area that requires in-depth knowledge of criminal law. One critical facet of criminal defense is the suppression of evidence, which can drastically affect the outcome of a criminal case.
Once you have been formally charged with a felony offense, there’s a very good possibility that you have already been arrested, fingerprinted, ID’d, interrogated, and spent some time in jail before bail could be set. At arraignment, you will be required to appear in court to enter a plea, which should be “not guilty.”
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