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What Is Expungement – What Is It And When Does It Occur?

  We often here that someone’s past arrest or criminal record has been “expunged”—but what exactly does that mean and how does it affect you? To better understand the concept of expungement and how it is applied in Georgia, let’s take a look at some basics. What Is Expungement? The term “expungement” refers to a … Continued

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Explaining An Arrest To Children

  The arrest of a parent, sibling, or other loved one can be traumatic for any child. While many kids have some idea of what an arrest is, few if any are emotionally prepared to see someone they love led away by the police. So how can you best explain an arrest to children without … Continued

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What You Need to Know About DUI Checkpoints in Georgia

  In 1990 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police sobriety checkpoints on public roadways do not violate a citizen’s Constitutional protection against illegal search and seizure. This ruling has had nationwide repercussions regarding the way police departments can (and cannot) attempt to stop intoxicated drivers who have not committed a traffic violation or been … Continued

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A Look At The Bond Hearing Process

  We tend to think of a trial as a single event, but in reality, it is a multi-stage process. The pretrial procedures begin with arrest and booking and extend through to the defendant’s first appearance and bond hearing. The result of the bond hearing determines whether a defendant may be released on bond until … Continued

Unlawful Arrests

Unlawful Arrests, Are They Common?

Unlawful arrest (also called “false arrest”) is one of the darker aspects of the American criminal justice system. To understand unlawful arrest and its magnitude, we must look briefly at the laws surrounding the act of arrest itself. Then we can better examine the available statistics on how many unlawful arrests occur in the U.S. … Continued