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Officer placed on leave following arrest for domestic violence

Many domestic disputes may involve little more than a heated argument. However, in some cases, the situation can grow out of hand and become physical, potentially leaving one party with injuries and another facing criminal charges. A police sergeant has recently been arrested and is currently facing domestic violence charges following an incident that is said to have taken place in Georgia.

According to reports, authorities were called out to investigate reports of a domestic dispute that allegedly took place on a recent Thursday morning. The exact nature of the incident in question is unclear, but a man was taken into custody soon thereafter and charged with battery. Authorities also claim that his kids were present at the time, and although they were not physically harmed in the process, he is also facing additional charges for third-degree cruelty to children.

3 facing felony drug charges following recent investigation

Three men have recently been arrested and are facing felony charges in Georgia in relation to an investigation into drug activity in the home of an elderly person. Felony drug charges carry serious penalties if a conviction is obtained, which only increase in severity if additional charges follow. Those who are accused of similar crimes might find it beneficial to prepare for what comes next by focusing on their defense with guidance from an attorney.

According to reports, authorities initiated a search of the home of a woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease on a recent Monday. During the search, police allegedly unearthed the presence various types and amounts of narcotics, including as many as 65 grams of methamphetamine. They claim the woman was unaware of what was happening, and that there were three men at the residence during the search, each of whom was taken into custody soon thereafter.

4 facing burglary charges following recent incident in Georgia

Being accused of a crime can be a stressful and intimidating process. Those who face a similar circumstances may wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences, but they may be uncertain where to turn for guidance. Four individuals have recently been arrested and accused of burglary following an incident that is said to have taken place in Georgia.

According to reports, the incident began when an off-duty officer allegedly heard a window shatter on a recent Friday morning. The officer claims to have witnessed an individual fleeing to a nearby vehicle, and provided responding officers with a description. Upon locating the vehicle, police assert that the driver attempted to evade a traffic stop, and crashed the car at an intersection shortly thereafter.

Teacher arrested on Georgia campus faces felony drug charges

Individuals who are accused of a crime may face numerous hardships, even if a conviction is not obtained. Allegations alone can have an impact on one's reputation in the community, and may even affect his or her employment. A part-time teacher at Kennesaw State University has recently been arrested on campus, and is reportedly facing multiple drug charges in Georgia as a result.

Campus police claim to have found the man passed out in the KSU student center at around 10 p.m. When questioned by authorities, the man allegedly admitted to consuming several beers before driving to the campus. Police assert that he gave them permission to initiate a search of his vehicle, which allegedly unearthed the presence of various types and amounts of regulated controlled substances, along with an open container of alcohol.

1 facing domestic violence charges after alleged assault

Many individuals have faced criminal charges following allegations of abuse or assault. Domestic violence charges are serious in nature and carry severe penalties should a conviction be obtained. However, in some cases, accusations of such disputes can be exaggerated, leading many to prepare for what comes next by focusing on their defense. A 21-year-old man has recently been charged with battery after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in Georgia.

Authorities say they received reports of a domestic dispute on a recent Wednesday. Upon arriving at the specified location, they assert that several witnesses claim that a man had assaulted his girlfriend before forcing her into a nearby vehicle and fleeing the scene. Both individuals were reportedly located the next day, and the man was subsequently charged with simple battery and criminal trespass.

Investigation leads to drug charges for two sisters in Georgia

Law enforcement agencies across the nation put a great deal of time and resources into disrupting drug activity. Being the subject of such an investigation can be intimidating at best, and for those who are accused of drug crimes, seeking guidance in the initial stages could be crucial. Two sisters have recently been arrested for drug charges under similar circumstances in Georgia.

According to police, the investigation began with a routine traffic stop involving one of the sisters. After approaching the vehicle and speaking with the driver, officers claim they received consent to perform a search, which allegedly uncovered an ounce and a half of methamphetamine. One woman was taken into custody soon thereafter and is currently facing drug charges.

Burnt-out tag light leads to drug charges for woman in Georgia

There are numerous circumstances that can lead a law enforcement agent in Georgia or elsewhere to initiate a traffic stop. While commonly associated with speeding or reckless driving, these can also occur due to a burnt-out or busted headlight. While the latter may only lead to a verbal warning and request to fix the issue, if authorities become suspicious of criminal activity, an individual could soon be facing drug charges.

A 50-year-old woman has recently been arrested under similar circumstances after the vehicle she was in was stopped in relation to a burnt-out tag light. Upon obtaining her identification, the officer claims to have noticed that she was the subject of an active warrant. After obtaining consent to search the vehicle from the driver, authorities allegedly uncovered the presence of methamphetamine and ecstasy, along with multiple syringes.

2 facing drug charges after falling asleep in car in Georgia

Many individuals have pulled over to rest after becoming too drowsy or tired to continue driving. While this might simply be an act of safety, unfortunately in some cases, it may also be viewed as suspicious activity. Two individuals have been arrested and are currently facing drug charges after they were recently found sleeping in a car in Georgia.

Authorities claim that a concerned individual recently approached an officer in a parking lot with a report of two individuals who were apparently passed out in a nearby vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer apparently knocked on the window and asked for identification. A woman provided her driver's license, but a man inside the vehicle advised the officer that he didn't have any identification on him, and instead gave him a name and date of birth.

1 facing felony criminal charges after allegedly faking documents

There are many circumstances in which an individual could be accused of a crime. Facing criminal accusations can be a stressful and intimidating process, and a conviction can affect a person's life in various ways, personal and professional alike. A Georgia man is facing felony criminal charges after allegedly assisting numerous individuals in faking community service.

According to reports, a city employee allegedly falsified community service documents in order to assist multiple individuals in regaining their driving privileges. Authorities claim to have found evidence of these acts on a phone belonging to one of the individuals. They assert that a message on the phone allegedly informed another person that the man in question could assist with community service for either money or favors.

Investigation leads to drug charges against former police officer

When authorities investigate an individual or individuals for drug-related activity, any evidence that is uncovered could also lead to criminal charges for others as well. Whether due to surveillance footage or simply the words of another, many individuals have found themselves facing drug charges under similar circumstances. A police officer in Georgia was recently arrested and accused of drug crimes with regard to an investigation into an alleged methamphetamine dealer.

The arrest reportedly came after authorities claim to have uncovered evidence suggesting the officer purchased illegal narcotics from the individual under investigation while on duty. According to authorities, while performing a search of the alleged dealer's residence, police uncovered evidence of communication between the dealer and the officer on his cell phone. Just a few days after arresting the man, authorities also took the officer into custody for suspicion of drug activity.