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After criminal charges filed, sheriff asserts commitment to job

A local sheriff was arrested following what he claims was simply a tragic and unfortunate accident. Charged with reckless conduct in the shooting incident of an individual, the Georgia sheriff maintains that he is still committed to continuing his duties as a member of law enforcement. He has currently not been removed from office as he is only accused of committing a misdemeanor. However, should his criminal charges be updated to a felony, he would likely be suspended from his job.

Former marine back in the headlines for criminal charges

A former marine with the U.S. Marine Corp recently made his way back into headlines following a traffic stop in Georgia. He was in the news back in 2014 following an arrest outside of the United States. It currently does not appear that his more recent criminal charges are in anyway related to his prior arrest, although some have rumored that there may have been more that went on than authorities initially disclosed. 

We seek justice for those facing criminal charges and more

We understand that a variety of reasons and circumstances can result in a Georgia resident's arrest. Although those reasons might not always be evident at first, we represent those who are facing criminal charges, no matter the circumstances. Protecting the rights of defendants is important to us.

Felonies vs. misdemeanors

When it comes to facing criminal charges in Georgia, these charges are typically classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor typically results in less serious consequences, while felonies are usually associated with more severe crimes. An easy trick for discerning a misdemeanor charge from a felony is to take note of the amount of jail time that an individual might face.

Court holds that monitoring service acted unconstitutionally

In an ironic twist, a company that monitors people facing allegations of violating probation is now facing allegations of unconstitutional behavior. This development may cause the company to refund hundreds, possibly even thousands of dollars, to people for unnecessary penalties and damages.