Courts and Offenses

In Georgia, any person arrested and charged with an offense can find themselves prosecuted in one of four (4) courts; municipal, state, superior or federal court. Where a charge is prosecuted depends on the level of offense and the jurisdiction in which the alleged crime was committed. The lowest level offenses, including traffic tickets and…

What To Do If You’ve Been Arrested in Georgia

I’ve been arrested! What’s my next move? Being arrested can be stressful and confusing. Our job as criminal defense lawyers is to help you in knowing how and when to fight back after you’re arrested in Georgia. An arrest is the first part in a long and sometimes confusing series of events. Certified officers in…

The Criminal Process

Every person arrested and charged with an offense in the State of Georgia will follow the same basic process. The criminal process begins with an arrest. After a formal arrest, depending on the crime with which a person is charged, a person will face formal charges in the form of an Accusation or an Indictment.…

DUI in Georgia 101

Most any attorney will admit that a DUI case is more complicated than a murder case. It is for this reason that a skilled DUI attorney is crucial in obtaining a favorable result. Every DUI arrest requires a police officer to correctly follow specific procedures before making an arrest. Any mistake in procedure or an…

Real Estate Closings in Georgia 101

If you are purchasing real estate with another person, it is important to consider how you will take title to the property. Georgia law recognizes two primary options for joint ownership: 2) Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship and 2) Tenants in Common. Tenants in Common means that upon the death of one owner, the deceased owner’s interest will pass to the deceased owner’s estate.

Estate Planning in Georgia 101

A will is a legal document that directs how certain property that you own at the time of your death (called your probate estate) is distributed after your death. A will must be properly executed to be valid. Your will takes effect only upon your death.

Filing for Bankruptcy in Georgia 101

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding under federal law that allows a debtor who is having serious financial difficulties to obtain financial relief. Bankruptcy allows debtors to either eliminate their debts or repay them under the protection of the bankruptcy court.