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Journalist hit with felony charges for request of open records

Freedom of the press is a constitutional right granted to journalists, publishers and other individuals involved in the journalism profession. This important right protects these individuals from being unfairly censored while doing their jobs, but a Georgia publisher claims he was retaliated against for exercising that right. He was slapped with felony charges and an overnight stay in jail for allegedly filing a request that he was well within his rights to file.

Teen faces felony charges for alleged Snapchat use

After being seriously injured in a car wreck, Georgia police arrested an area teen on some fairly hefty allegations. The teenager first made national news when she was accused of using the popular app Snapchat while behind the wheel of her vehicle. Facing felony charges for causing a serious injury with a vehicle, she is also charged as driving faster than conditions warranted and being a so-called super speeder.

Police charge Georgia father with felony charges

A toddler has been placed in the care of his mother after his father was arrested by Georgia police. The father is facing misdemeanor and felony charges related to his alleged alcohol consumption while he was caring for the young boy. Authorities claim that both the father and the boy were under the influence of alcohol.

Campus police arrested two Georgia football players

Campus police arrested two University of Georgia football players, although it is not clear if their charges will actually come to any type of fruition. Felony charges were filed for alleged property damage caused to their dorm room by BB-gun pellets. It does not appear as if either student has been suspended from the team, although Kirby Smart -- the team's head coach -- has stated that appropriate actions will be taken based upon incoming information.

Student at University of Georgia facing felony charges

Police arrested a student from the University of Georgia after receiving a complaint that he had gone into the incorrect restroom on campus. Because of a previous incident, he is currently facing multiple felony charges, including eavesdropping. Both incidents involved the student being in the women's bathroom rather than the men's.

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.

Teacher resigns after felony charges filed

A Georgia middle school teacher recently left his position following his arrest for allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with a minor student. The felony charges include sexual battery and assault. He was only granted bond for one of the charges. While he currently remains behind bars, some believe that the charges he faces are inherently flawed.

Felony charges filed against grandson of rapper, actor Ice-T

A grand jury indicted the grandson of 90s rapper turned TV star Ice-T on charges related to an accidental shooting death. He faces a total of five charges, including some felony charges. Although the young man is currently out on bail, he is due back in court soon.

Georgia pair accused of fraud arrested on felony charges

A six-month long investigation by the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation ended with the arrest of two people. Various accusations of fraudulent acts resulted in multiple felony charges. Of those arrested, one apparently has ties to a MLB player in another state.

Teen's felony charges dropped by prosecution

Most people in Georgia can likely recall when a suspected attempted robbery ended in the death of a young toddler. One of the two boys involved in the incident was only 15 at the time and was also the last to be charged. Although he initially faced felony charges, it appears that a careful articulated plea deal with the prosecution in addition to his full cooperation with the authorities has altered the outcome.