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What Are the Different Types of
Drug Crimes in Georgia?

By Archie Speights / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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What To Do If You Are Charged With DUI

By Archie Speights / July 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

A DUI charge can be scary and stressful. Maybe you were driving home after having a few drinks at a friend’s house when you saw the flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. After a field sobriety test and breath test didn’t go well, you found yourself charged with DUI.

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Self Driving Cars Legal In Georgia

By Archie Speights / June 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

In Georgia’s continuing push to make itself as business and tech friendly as possible, the legislature this year passed a pair of laws that create the legal framework for self-driving cars.

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Probable Cause Versus Reasonable Suspicion

By Archie Speights / June 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

One question that many people have when they are pulled over by police officers is whether the stop was lawful or not. If you are facing one of these situations, such as in a drunk driving stop, you need to learn about the differences between reasonable suspicion and probable cause.

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Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Georgia

By Archie Speights / May 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

So things didn’t go as you hoped they would at trial. What now? In a criminal case, if you try your case and lose, you have an automatic right to appeal your conviction. Although you have a right to an appeal, you must take action to invoke that right and you must do so quickly.

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