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12 Mistakes People Make When Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

By Archie Speights / November 10, 2020 / Comments Off on 12 Mistakes People Make When Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

In Georgia you are allowed to file for bankruptcy without the help of an attorney. However, this is not advisable. Here’s why.

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The Benefits Of Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Archie Speights / September 24, 2020 / Comments Off on The Benefits Of Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy comes with a certain amount of stigma in the United States, so it might seem strange to consider the benefits of a bankruptcy filing. But for some people struggling with insurmountable debt, Chapter 7 bankruptcy can represent a fresh start, and a chance to get their financial lives back on track. We have seen this process first-hand.

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What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy in Georgia?

By Archie Speights / May 13, 2020 / Comments Off on What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy in Georgia?

The process of filing for bankruptcy depends on whether you’re filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 – the two most common types of bankruptcy for individuals. The specifics of your finances and assets have an effect on the process as well. Here’s an overview for both types of bankruptcy.

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Do You Need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy in Georgia?

By Archie Speights / May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Do You Need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy in Georgia?

Filing for bankruptcy is complicated, has serious implications on your future finances, and you’re not always guaranteed to get all of your debts wiped clean. Here are a few reasons you shouldn’t attempt it without the help of a qualified bankruptcy attorney.

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What Are the Different Types of
Drug Crimes in Georgia?

By Archie Speights / May 13, 2019 / Comments Off on What Are the Different Types of
Drug Crimes in Georgia?

There are many different types of drug charges that you could find yourself facing in the state of Georgia if you are arrested. While some drug crimes are misdemeanors, other types of drug crimes in Georgia are far more serious and are considered felonies.

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When Can Police Legally Search my Vehicle?

By Archie Speights / December 9, 2018 / Comments Off on When Can Police Legally Search my Vehicle?

In general, police cannot search your car without a warrant or your permission. However, it is important to understand the exceptions to that rule to make sure your rights are not being violated.

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Laboratory Analysis and Challenging Drug Charges

By Archie Speights / July 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Laboratory Analysis and Challenging Drug Charges

Drug charges carry some of the harshest sentencing of any nonviolent crime in America, often unjustly resulting in years of incarceration.

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Police Need a Warrant to Track You by Your Cell Phone

By Archie Speights / June 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Police Need a Warrant to Track You by Your Cell Phone

Until last week, it was a practice by law enforcement officers in Georgia to locate fleeing suspects or establish someone’s location by contacting cell phone providers, who would willingly triangulate a suspect’s whereabouts using the information “pinged” back and forth to cell phone towers by that suspect’s phone.

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The Pitfalls of Adding Your Spouse’s Name to Pre-Marital Property

By Archie Speights / May 17, 2018 / Comments Off on The Pitfalls of Adding Your Spouse’s Name to Pre-Marital Property

As a divorce attorney, we encounter the following scenario all too often: You received an inheritance and purchased your dream home in Cherokee County. Later, you met your dream spouse and got married.

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Do You Need an Alcohol Test or “to Blow” to be Convicted of DUI?

By Archie Speights / July 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Do You Need an Alcohol Test or “to Blow” to be Convicted of DUI?

After a fun night out in downtown Woodstock, the police greet you with blue lights in your rear view mirror. You may ask yourself, if I do not submit to a blood alcohol test or “blow” can I still be charged with DUI?

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