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When is shoplifting considered a felony?

In Georgia, theft is often considered a serious crime. However, it is an umbrella term that many different actions and types of theft fall under. For example, shoplifting is a type of theft. While it is often classified as a misdemeanor, this is not always the case. ...

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What to know about plea bargains

It's relatively common for defendants in Georgia to take plea deals in their cases. In many cases, a defendant who chooses to accept a deal will plead guilty to a lesser charge. This will likely result in less jail or prison time, a lower fine or other benefits that...

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3 examples of terroristic threats

It may be easier to get accused of making terroristic threats than you ever imagined. To get a better sense of what these charges mean, here are a few examples:1. Threatening to commit violence to cause an evacuation For instance, calling in a bomb threat to a local...

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Parental relationships and teen crimes

When a teen gets arrested and charged with a crime, you often hear people talk about the teen's home life. They may say the teen faced troubling situations at home or did not have much support. Does this really play a role in why young people commit crimes?It...

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What to expect if charged with a felony

Facing a criminal charge in Cumming, Georgia is one thing. Facing a felony charge is a completely different level. If you are ever charged with a felony in Georgia you will want to know what to expect so you can prepare to handle anything that is thrown at you. Today,...

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Components of a felony DUI

Many different factors may contribute to pushing DUI charges from a misdemeanor to a felony, each of which presents its own legal challenges and opportunities. If you or someone you love faces felony DUI charges, it is absolutely crucial that you begin building a...

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Protecting your rights with silence

Whenever a person faces criminal charges, he or she has the right to remain silent instead of answer any questions, no matter what the nature of the charges may be. This is an important right that guarantees all suspects the opportunity to assess their rights and...

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