Georgia Legislature Passes Hands-Free Georgia Act

Georgia Legislature Passes Hands-Free Georgia Act How many times have we been on the highway or at a stoplight and looked over at another vehicle, only to see the driver texting?  Do these drivers know how truly dangerous that practice is? For years, no one drove distracted because it was obviously so dangerous. These days,…

What Is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Intent to Distribute in Georgia?

What Is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Intent to Distribute in Georgia? In the State of Georgia, it is illegal to purchase, possess, manufacture, distribute, or sell controlled substances or marijuana (O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30). The laws in our state are particularly harsh for drug-related offenses, and therefore it’s essential to understand the charges being…

Criminal Trespass Versus Criminal Damage to Property: A Major Difference for Related Crimes

Criminal Trespass Versus Criminal Damage to Property: A Major Difference for Related Crimes Both Criminal Trespass (O.C.G.A. § 16-7-21) and Criminal Damage to Property are crimes related to damage and intrusion upon property. However, the charges carry major differences, resulting in vastly different punishments. Criminal Trespass Criminal Trespass (O.C.G.A. § 16-7-21) charges can be brought…