When someone in Atlanta, Georgia, is facing sex charges, they have more than their freedom on the line. Their reputation and their future are at stake. The court of public opinion may convict a person who has been charged without the benefit of an actual trial in a court of law.
Most people who have been arrested go through a series of reactions to what has just happened to them. The stages include fear, panic, hope, resignation, and anger. The nature of the arrest and the severity of the crime charged determine how long a defendant stays in any or all of these stages.
Millions of little boys grow up wanting to play as a professional athlete in the NFL, the NHL or as an MLB player. It breaks a parent's heart when they know that they have to somehow adjust their child's expectations before shattering their dream with the knowledge that a very small percentage of kids have the opportunity to make it all the way. So when a child grows up to have that chance, it is something that they want to fight for.
Not all drug charges involve prohibited substances such as marijuana -- with the exception of medical marijuana in some states -- heroin or cocaine. Some drug charges involve completely legal prescription drugs, but the charges come from how or who is using or possessing the drugs. For example, a person using an ADHD medication prescribed to another person could be charged with possession charges.
An Atlanta woman recently spent 53 days in jail. The problem? She was innocent and should never have been there in the first place, let alone for nearly two months.