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August 2017 Archives

What should you do if law enforcement mistreated or abused you?

Many people have this idea that anything that police do during an arrest or while a person is incarcerated is a necessary evil. That simply isn't the case. It's very easy for law enforcement to violate an accused person's civil rights or even the law while arresting someone. People who are already incarcerated can also face serious abuse, harassment and other mistreatment from law enforcement and corrections officers.

Rape kits and the potential limitations of DNA evidence, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of rape kit testing, and the importance of working with experienced criminal defense counsel to careful scrutinize the reliability of rape kit testing in sexual assault cases. At the center of the issue is the principle of reliability.

The importance of an attorney

In our last post, we mentioned the importance of working with an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend against charges under Georgia’s concealed carry law. Working with an experienced attorney is particularly important in cases where an individual is charged with using a firearm to inflict illegal deadly force upon another.  

A quick look at Georgia’s campus carry law

The ability to carry a firearm for personal safety and protection is an important right, and every state recognizes this right in some way. Different states have different laws when it comes to concealed carry regulation. Some states allow anybody who is able to legally possession a firearm to carry that firearm concealed without a permit or license. Most, however, do not.

Rape kits and the potential limitations of DNA evidence, P.1

One of the issues readers may have heard about in the news at some point is the backlog of rape kit testing in many states across the country. Organizations like End The Backlog (www.endthebacklog.org), are dedicated to spreading awareness about the issue and prompting initiatives to address the backlog.

First steps you should take after a car accident

Car accidents happen every day and for multiple reasons. Whether another driver was speeding, texting, driving drunk or simply was not paying attention, there are many circumstances that can result in a car accident. Unfortunately, they also tend to happen when we least expect or at the most inopportune time. For example, imagine driving through Atlanta on your way to work on your first day at a new job when another driver runs a red light and slams into your car. Now you have a damaged car you cannot drive, some broken ribs, and whiplash. Furthermore, you are losing out on wages until your doctor clears you to return to work, but you are not 100 percent sure you will have a job to return to.

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