Hacking into Nanny-Cams and Baby Monitors: Tips for Protecting the Privacy of Your Family

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE In mid-November, news broke of a Russian-based website that is broadcasting thousands of feeds of live footage from inside businesses, sports clubs, and even private homes from all over the world–including from the U.K. and U.S.  Images of the inside of a gym, of someone’s living room, and most shocking of all, of a baby sleeping in a nursery, can be seen on the website.  Systems that were put Read More

Search and Seizure Laws in Georgia

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is a staple of criminal defense law and gives protection from unlawful search and seizure of personal effects and property. This limits the power of police to make arrests, search people while arrested, seize items and more. Stemming from the Fourth Amendment is the Exclusionary Rule. This rule states that any evidence that is collected or analyzed in Read More

What You Need to Know About Plea Bargains

Just because you are charged with an offense, doesn’t mean that you are going to be given the maximum penalty or prison sentence associated with the crime. In fact, chances are high that you will receive some form of a deal. This is especially true when you have a Atlanta criminal defense attorney working your case. These “deals” are referred to as plea bargains and are a common outcome in most criminal cases. What Read More

Are Police Allowed to Search a Phone Without a Warrant?

Police are generally not allowed to search your phone without a warrant. In October of 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States presided over the case Riley v. California, a case that revolutionized an important area of criminal defense law. The supreme court unanimously held that police officers who have lawfully arrested an individual may not search a cellular phone seized from that individual and search the Read More

What Happens if Police Fail to Read Your Miranda Rights?

Many people have watched too many television shows like “Law & Order” and have received a lot of misinformation. When it comes to Miranda rights, it is not required that you be read your Miranda rights simply because you are placed into custody. The Miranda warning is only required when a suspect in custody is the subject of an interrogation. The interrogation can come in the form of express questioning or Read More

Misdemeanor Theft Vs. Felony Theft in Georgia

No two crimes are the same, so to provide an easy distinction between lesser and more serious crimes, every state places crimes into specific categories. Our criminal defense attorneys note that the two major classifications of crimes in the state of Georgia are felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are typically more serious crimes and usually involve some physical harm to the victims or grossly fraudulent Read More

Drug Trafficking Laws in Georgia

The state of Georgia has cracked down severely on drug trafficking and has implemented very strict laws that carry harsh penalties for violators. In some instances, the penalties for drug trafficking can far exceed those for violent crimes. This approach is meant to send a stern message to potential violators that drug trafficking will not be tolerated. If you ever find yourself even remotely involved in legal action Read More

6 Actions to Take When Falsely Accused of a Crime

Being wrongfully accused of a crime can be devastating. Unfortunately, it happens more often than we would like to think. Sometimes police arrest the wrong person and sometimes an innocent person can be convicted in court. Many people lose hope in the judicial system when somebody is locked away in prison for a crime they never committed. Keeping hope alive is a difficult task when faced with such adversity, but Read More

Consequences of Minors in Possession Charges

In the state of Georgia, there are laws set in place in connection with alcohol and drug possession that apply to minors. These laws were created to discourage minors from using alcohol, using drugs, selling drugs and committing other serious crimes. Possession charges are not limited to drugs or narcotics but extend to alcohol as well when dealing with minors. Our criminal defense law firm notes that even the Read More

What You Should Know About the Failure to Maintain Law in Georgia

The next you time you drive, remember to keep your eyes on the road. Aside from avoiding an accident, it will also potentially keep you from being pulled over. It is difficult to stay in the center of your lane 100 percent of the time, but veering outside of the lines is one of the top factors police officers use to screen drivers for driving under the influence or performing a suspicious activity. The Failure to Read More