A six-month long investigation by the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation ended with the arrest of two people. Various accusations of fraudulent acts resulted in multiple felony charges. Of those arrested, one apparently has ties to a MLB player in another state.
Most people in Georgia can likely recall when a suspected attempted robbery ended in the death of a young toddler. One of the two boys involved in the incident was only 15 at the time and was also the last to be charged. Although he initially faced felony charges, it appears that a careful articulated plea deal with the prosecution in addition to his full cooperation with the authorities has altered the outcome.
It's understandable to feel more than a little miffed by a driver who cuts you off or who refuses to use a blinker when shifting lanes. A Georgia woman was recently accused of taking road rage a little too far after another motorist allegedly took her parking spot. Police were alerted to the situation, and the driver was arrested on felony charges for property damage. She was also accused of disrupting a public school.
Most people in Georgia would likely feel pleased if their spare pocket change totaled up to $20 or so, but police claim that one man had coins worth much more than that. Officers allege that the man in question hadn't just been storing his leftover change in an old jar, but that he had actually stolen the valuable coins from a local store. He has since been arrested on felony charges and was behind bars at last report.
A Georgia man who seemingly turned his life around from a gang member to a sought-out motivational speaker is the subject of an investigation into a woman's death. He currently faces felony charges for the suspected murder. Additionally, he is set to appear in court soon for an older charge of marijuana possession.
The decisions that Georgia parents must struggle with are far from easy, but many likely hope that their choices are the best that they could make in any given circumstance. A mother is now facing felony charges for the tragic death of three of her children in an apartment fire. Her other two children survived, but with injuries.
In Jan. 2013, the body of a high school student was located rolled up in a gym mat in a Georgia high school. Another boy who was apparently a student at the time of the incident was brought in for questioning after telling some of his neighbors that he had heard two other students discussing the hand that they had allegedly had in the boy’s death. However, police recently arrested the student who provided police with a statement on felony charges.
A college basketball player was cut from his team after drug-related allegations led to his arrest. Facing felony charges for possessing marijuana, the University of Georgia student has maintained his innocence while also apologizing for any negative attention that has been cast onto the school. For unknown reasons, he had apparently been suspended for multiple games during the previous year’s season.
Republican Senator Don Balfour of Snellville, Georgia, is facing numerous criminal charges, including creating a false certificate, illegally claiming legislative costs, double-billing and theft. A panel has also recommended that the lawmaker be suspended from his duties.
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.