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  • Which Traffic Tickets Are Misdemeanor Crimes in Georgia?
    Which Traffic Tickets Are Misdemeanor Crimes in Georgia?

    In most states, many traffic tickets, such as moving violations, are considered infractions. Only more serious violations, such as driving while under the influence, are considered misdemeanors or ...

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  • Marijuana Laws in Georgia
    Marijuana Laws in Georgia

    While marijuana has been legalized in other states across the country such as California, Washington, and Colorado, possession and other activities involving this drug remain a crime in Georgia. ...

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  • Should I Represent Myself in Criminal Court?
    Should I Represent Myself in Criminal Court?

    There are many reasons people who have been charged with a crime choose to represent themselves in a criminal case. Some cannot afford to retain the services of a qualified criminal defense lawyer ...

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  • Objection! Common TV & Movie Courtroom Tropes that Lack Foundation in Reality.
    Objection! Common TV & Movie Courtroom Tropes that Lack Foundation in Reality.

    The practice of law has its exciting moments. But many lawyers will probably tell you that being thorough and methodical is more important for success in our business. Certainly, film and television ...

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  • Voir Dire: How the Jury Selection Process Works
    Voir Dire: How the Jury Selection Process Works

    The right of a criminal defendant to be tried before a jury of their peers is a foundational principal of the United States justice system. This right is enshrined in the 6 th Amendment of the U.S. ...

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  • Penalties for Misdemeanor Offenses in Georgia
    Penalties for Misdemeanor Offenses in Georgia

    What Is Considered a Misdemeanor in Georgia? In the state of Georgia, any crime that is punishable by no more than 1 year in jail is considered a misdemeanor. Such crimes may include (but are not ...

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