August 2019 Archives

Freshman college football player charged with DUI

Law enforcement officials do not discriminate when making an arrest for driving under the influence. Anyone who gets behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs will face the same possibility of an arrest and conviction. This is true for prominent people, those who have had legal problems in the past and anyone in between. A DUI conviction can cause major problems in anyone's life, but if it is a younger person, it is a situation that can lead to lifelong challenges. This is especially true for someone who is underage and is just beginning college.

Teens charged with theft after multi-county car chase

Parents of Cumming area teens know their children don't always make good decisions. Whether peer pressure, boredom, or some other factor, teens can engage in bad behavior. Sometimes this bad behavior can actually be illegal, resulting in teens facing theft charges that can affect them for the rest of their lives.

What if you are charged with a fourth DUI in Georgia?

Georgia residents who have been arrested and convicted for driving under the influence might find themselves facing the same charges again in the future. For those who have been convicted three or more times, a fourth or subsequent DUI charge and conviction will have harsher penalties than the previous incidents. While no one should get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or using drugs, that does not mean that there should be an automatic conviction with the most severe penalties dispensed.

Teen arrested for car theft after allegedly taking rental vehicle

In Forsyth County and across Georgia, theft is a serious offense. This is especially true if it is car theft. Sometimes, these charges are brought against juveniles. Regardless of the reason they occur, it is imperative to understand the long-term consequences that anyone - even teens - can face if they are convicted and penalized for stealing a motor vehicle.

The right approach when you are facing domestic violence charges

Domestic violence could occur in any family regardless of circumstances. But, many times it occurs because of communication issues between two people. Even if a person doesn't file charges, a person can still face domestic violence charges. These can, unfortunately, come with significant penalties in Georgia.

Man faces drug charges and more after allegedly eating marijuana

Georgia law enforcement officials are vigilant in trying to catch drivers who might be under the influence. They will establish checkpoints on a periodic basis. In many cases, they will stop a driver who is driving after drinking alcohol. In others, the driver might have been using drugs. Frequently, there will be other violations found as the investigation commences. And, after a traffic stop and arrest for a driver operating a vehicle after using marijuana, if there is a weapon found, the charges and penalties can be worse.

Two teens face theft charges for stealing cars and more

Theft charges can lead to severe consequences in Georgia, regardless of a person's age or circumstances. For younger people, these allegations can cause lifelong problems. Not only will it have an impact on their immediate future with school and entering the workforce, but it can hover over them for the rest of their lives. For those under 18 years of age or who have just turned 18-years-old, it is imperative to consider the future and attempt to avoid the harshest penalties when an arrest is made for theft and other criminal acts.

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