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Search of barber shop in Georgia leads to drug charges for 3

Barber shops in Georgia and across the country serve a multitude of individuals on a daily basis. These shops often have regulars who are around nearly all the time. When one or more of these individuals is suspected of a crime, the entire facility may soon be under investigation. A recent search of a local barber shop led to the arrest of three men who are now facing multiple drug charges.

After allegedly receiving information indicating there were drugs and guns at the shop, authorities launched an investigation into the matter. They claim to have used this information to secure a search warrant and several warrants for arrest and proceeded to enter the barber shop. The agents allegedly uncovered various types of narcotics during the process, along with a firearm and some ammunition.

Georgia woman accused of theft of high school drama club funds

High schools across the country often have various clubs that are supported via fundraisers and donations. Without this extra funding, some of these programs may be unable to continue operations. When an adult within the program is accused of taking some of this funding for personal use, he or she could be facing severe penalties. A woman has recently been accused of the theft of thousands of dollars from a drama club in Georgia.

Police claim to have received information indicating that a portion of funding for a high school drama club had gone missing. Upon reviewing the records, officials within the school board apparently became suspicious of improper use, or even theft, of funding. During the investigation, authorities claim to have uncovered several withdrawals from the account by a local woman, dating back as far as 2015.

Georgia man facing multiple drug charges following search of car

The procedures used during the search of an individual who is suspected of a crime are often highly debated topics. Every person across the country has rights which cannot be violated in this process. Similar searches have led to the arrest of countless individuals over the years. A man in Georgia has recently been arrested and is facing multiple drug charges following a similar incident in the parking lot of a pool.

According to reports, an officer was patrolling the area when he noticed a car that was parked in the lot of a subdivision's pool. The officer claims that the headlights were on, prompting him to pull over and question the driver. Upon approach, the officer claims to have caught the scent of marijuana, which led to a call for backup and a subsequent search of the vehicle.

2 deputies in Georgia accused of theft of county property

Facing felony accusations can be a stressful and challenging process. Individuals who are suspected of crimes of this nature often face severe consequences, with a conviction often including a lengthy prison term. Individuals who are convicted of theft may also be required to provide restitution for stolen property to the victim. Two deputies in Georgia are facing a similar situation after they were recently arrested and accused of the theft of county property.

According to police, one of the individuals took unused property from the supply area at the local sheriff's office without authorization. He then allegedly gave some of this property to another individual. Both deputies surrendered voluntarily, and both were later released on bond. Authorities have advised that the incident is still under investigation.

Georgia teacher facing drug charges

Members of some professions seem to be held to a higher standard than others. When a member of one of these professions is charged for some alleged wrongdoing, the media appears to be compelled to notify the public. One recent example of this involves a Georgia teacher who is now facing a variety of drug charges. What many fail to keep in mind, however, is that these individuals are simply accused of a crime; they are not guilty of anything until and unless proved so in a court of law.

According to media reports, a Georgia teacher, along with another individual, was recently arrested. Police records indicate that they were found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine with a street value in excess of $6 million. They were arrested and charged with both drug possession and drug trafficking.

Three facing drug charges after checkpoint stops in Georgia

Many individuals have been accused of criminal charges as the result of routine traffic stops. In similar situations, K-9 units often perform open-air searches in an attempt to detect if there are any drugs within the vehicle. According to police, a recently initiated driver's license checkpoint in Georgia resulted in multiple arrests for drug charges.

The arrests were made following two separate traffic stops at the checkpoint. Police claim that in both cases a K-9 unit indicated that drugs were present within vehicles. They allegedly found small baggies of methamphetamine along with a pipe in the first car, as well as several pipes and methamphetamine in the second vehicle. Three individuals were taken into custody and are facing criminal charges in relation to the event.

Driver facing criminal charges after alleged attack on passenger

Many different professions require employees to provide services to the public. Uber drivers encounter numerous individuals every day, and these interactions are typically uneventful. However, a single instance that involves a dissatisfied customer can lead to accusations. One driver is facing criminal charges after she allegedly assaulted a pregnant woman in Georgia.

The woman had called for an Uber ride and attempted to flag the driver down upon arrival. She claims that the driver did not stop immediately and had an adverse reaction when asked why. The rider then left the car and alleges that the female driver got out, threw her down, and began kicking her in the stomach. The driver was later arrested on suspicion of assault, and her employment with the company was terminated.

2 men are facing drug charges after traffic stop in Georgia

Clearly, being convicted of a drug-related crime can have a negative impact on one's future. Jail time, fines and/or probation may be ordered. Many people seek legal counsel to help defend against any criminal charges. This may be the case for two men accused of drug charges after a routine traffic stop in Georgia.

The men were pulled over by a police officer who believed the driver to be under the influence. A K-9 unit apparently performed a search around the vehicle and alerted that there were drugs inside the car. Police claim to have found methamphetamine and other illegal prescription drugs, along with a meth pipe, during their search of the vehicle. Both individuals are now being charged with several drug-related crimes.

When does criminal defense begin?

Suppose a person is relaxing at home in Georgia when there's a sudden, loud knock on the door. The homeowner glances through a nearby window to see several uniformed police officers standing on the threshold. The officers are showing their badges and identification cards and motioning for the homeowner to open the door. In some scenarios, these circumstances may give rise to the need for a criminal defense.

With a chain lock still fastened, the homeowner opens the door a crack, at which point an officer asks a question to confirm the person's identity. The officer then asks if it's okay for them to come inside and take a look around as part of an investigation they are conducting in the area. Does the homeowner have to allow the police officers entry?

Type of criminal defense presented may affect outcome

Facing criminal charges in Georgia can be a stressful, frightening experience. Especially for someone who has never been in trouble with the law, being charged with a drug-related crime, theft or any number of other offenses may cause embarrassment and serious anxiety issues. Even if no criminal history exists on one's record, it is impossible to presume an outcome in a given situation. Much often depends on the type of criminal defense presented in court.

There is no shortage of people who have been wrongly accused and subjected to lengthy processes in the criminal justice system before they were able to rectify their situations. Worse, many innocent people have been sent to jail for crimes they did not commit. Mistakes like these often occur when defendants lack skilled and aggressive representation in court.