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Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Georgia

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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Can The Police Always Search My Vehicle?

We've all been there - maybe you're driving a little too fast on Highway 20 to Cartersville, maybe you rolled a stop sign downtown, and now you see the blue lights flashing behind you. The officer approaches your window, and then things take a turn. Suddenly, instead of a routine traffic stop, the officer is treating you like a suspect in a crime.
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The Best Interests of a Child

When a Judge decides who should receive custody of a child, ultimately, the judge must decide, "What is in the child's best interests?" Georgia law sets forth several factors the Judge may consider in making that decision. The factors are not all inclusive-the judge may consider issues or items not specified.
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