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Criminal defense: Driver cited following Dekalb crash

Drivers often experience unexpected events while driving, and sometimes, things happen so quickly that they have no chance to react. As a result, even the safest of drivers in Dekalb can become involved in an accident with serious consequences. In fact, one woman is likely focused on her criminal defense after police say she was involved in a fatal accident.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in late February. According to reports, a driver attempted a left turn out of a grocery store parking lot. Unfortunately, the vehicle allegedly struck one of two pedestrians in a crosswalk.

Georgia roommate disagreement results in felony charges

Anyone who has lived with roommates in Georgia is likely aware of the conflicts that can arise from such an arrangement. Even people who live together who normally get along really well can sometimes become embroiled in a disagreement. Although these arguments rarely result in violence, one man now faces felony charges after police say he attacked three others.

The incident allegedly began as conflict between roommates on a night in early February. Police claim that a 23-year-old man attacked three people with a knife. One of the alleged victims was transported to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening while the other two declined medical treatment.

Criminal charges possible after incident at Georgia high school

Because of recent events involving shootings at schools across the country, many school administrators in Georgia are vigilant about the potential for gun violence. While this concern is understandable, it could leave those people facing a complicated situation if they carried a gun on campus by accident. Unfortunately, a man may face criminal charges after he was accused of doing just that.

The incident happened on a day in late January at a Georgia high school. According to reports, a male who is not enrolled at the school entered with a gun. It is unclear whether the person had the appropriate licenses to carry the gun or why he entered the school with it, but the school was placed in lockdown as a result.

Criminal defense: Dekalb police seek person of interest

When faced with questions from authority figures, many people in Dekalb County may be unfamiliar with their rights as well as the potential information they may voluntarily provide to police officers. In fact, a woman who is sought as a person of interest following a shooting that may have led to a man's death may be wondering about her options. Fortunately, there is help available, including seeking advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The incident reportedly happened on a day in late December. The woman sought is said to have been with a man when they become involved in an altercation with the owner of a salon. The cause and other details of that alleged altercation is unclear. Police say that the pair began shooting at the business.

Dekalb couple faces criminal charges after police act on tip

Those who are accused of a crime in Dekalb may be unsure how to proceed following their arrest. Daunted by the charges against them, they face tough decisions that they may not fully understand. Unfortunately, a couple now faces felony criminal charges after police say they were part of a dog fighting ring.

Reports claim that police received a tip about the home. As a result, they conducted a searched and claim they found 18 dogs that were tied. Police claim that the conditions were "deplorable."

Criminal charges filed against brother in Dekalb death

Families can often have surprising, complicated dynamics. Often siblings struggle to get along. However, conflict stemming from these struggles rarely results in violence. Despite this, a teenager in Dekalb now faces criminal charges following the death of his brother.

The incident that ultimately led to a murder charge is said to have happened one evening in December. According to reports, police officers claimed they found the lifeless body of a 17-year-old on the steps of his home. Police believe that he was shot by his 18-year-old brother as a result of a dispute. The details of that dispute are unclear.

Man accused of burglary after R. Kelly's Georgia homes emptied

Most anyone has likely made a mistake as they complete their job-related tasks. While these may be relatively insignificant, some mistakes have more serious consequences. Unfortunately, police in Georgia believe that the selling of the items in two homes owned by R. Kelly was a criminal act rather than a miscommunication between a worker and his boss. The worker now faces multiple criminal charges, including burglary.

Police reportedly became involved in R. Kelly's affairs after they were contacted by a maid. Reports indicate that his rental homes were stripped bare -- including furniture, televisions and personal items. Neighbors say they noticed trucks at the residence but were unaware who lived there or that there was anything worth stealing in the home.

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.