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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When an Atlanta resident is accused of a robbery, they likely need a good defense. However, when a couple of men are accused of robbing a woman at gun point, in front of her home, they need a strong criminal defense.
When someone is found with drugs and in possession of drug paraphernalia on his person or in his vehicle, they usually need a good defense. However, when a former major leaguer is accused of those same drug charges, he needs an incredibly strong defense.