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January 2016 Archives

Alleged fake cancer diagnosis results in criminal charges

Georgia police arrested an area woman after claiming that she preyed on the generosity of others in order to gather donations for herself. Her criminal charges consist of one felony and one misdemeanor charge, although authorities have mentioned the possibility of the misdemeanor later being elevated to a felony. Whether that actually happens will not be clear until the investigation is completed.

Criminal charges filed against Georgia woman suspected of heist

U.S. Marshals recently took a 24-year-old woman into custody on accusations of committing multiple jewelry store heists. Arrested in Georgia where most of the alleged robberies took place, authorities suspect that she might be connected to larger jewelry ring. She currently faces criminal charges for conspiring to interfere with commerce, along with one other individual.

State Senator drafting bill to slash number of felony charges

Possessing marijuana in the state of Georgia is a felony that can land defendants behind bars for a significant length of time. In comparison to misdemeanor charges, felony charges generally carry much more severe consequences if a conviction is secured. With an unprecedented 30,000 charges filed for marijuana possession in the past four years, one state lawmaker is on the move to make a change.