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Digital Stalking

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.
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Moving Minor Children Long Distances During Divorce

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.
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What Makes Shoplifting a Felony in Georgia?

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.
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Aggressive Driving is a Serious Criminal Offense in Georgia

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.
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Are You Accused of Having Drug-Related Objects?

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.
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You Have the Right to Remain Silent Until a Lawyer Is Present

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.
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Search and Seizure Without a Warrant

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.
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Suppression of Evidence in Criminal Cases

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.
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What to do When Charged With a Felony

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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