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Criminal Defense Archives

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.

I'm facing criminal charges -- can an officer search my property?

In general, a police officer in Georgia is required to have a search warrant before searching and seizing any of your personal property. This is due to the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is meant to protect American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. If you are facing criminal charges and are concerned that an officer may have illegally searched your property, the following may be of help.

Employees of Peanut Corporation of America face criminal charges

Several employees as well as the owner of the company, Peanut Corporation of America, were recently indicted for a salmonella outbreak that stemmed from one of the company's plants in Georgia. However, criminal charges are rarely -- if ever -- brought forward in cases of food-borne illnesses. The charges, which are being prosecuted in federal court, include fraud and conspiracy as well as other accusations.

Woman killed on film set, producers indicted on criminal charges

Deaths on the big screen might not faze some viewers, but a death behind the camera of a film might surprise some. Recently, a woman working on a film set in Georgia lost her life in a tragic accident. Although the death occurred in February, the producers of the film have only recently been indicted on criminal charges related to her death.

Child left in hot car dies, father faces criminal charges

Most Americans know that, when the temperature outside rises, the temperature inside of a locked car can climb even higher. However, in such a time-constrained and stressful world, unfortunate accidents can occur. A Georgia father apparently made a fatal mistake on his way to work, and he now faces criminal charges for his child's tragic death.

Nine indicted on criminal charges for tax fraud

Many people in the United States celebrate Memorial Day to honor those who have lost their lives in order to serve their country. However, some Georgia individuals have been accused of taking advantage of the time that some military members spend overseas in order to commit tax fraud. Those alleged to have facilitated the fraud were arrested and are currently facing criminal charges.

Georgia tax preparers face criminal charges for tax fraud

Two women were recently arrested in connection with alleged tax fraud that apparently stemmed from a local tax office. The Georgia women were arrested on criminal charges of fraud and computer forgery for supposed tax-related crimes that may have dated back to 2011. Reportedly, one of the two appears to have been in trouble with the police before.

Father, son's criminal defense claims they didn't commit crime

A Georgia man claims that the only thing that he and his son are guilty of is trying to be helpful. Georgia police apparently say differently, as the two have been charged for transporting a deceased bear to another state. However, the two men may not have been the ones who actually transported the bear to another state, and their criminal defense seemed quick to point that out.

Georgia man facing felonies for snapping pictures in bathroom

Bathroom stalls can provide users a sense of privacy in an otherwise public restroom. Recently, a Georgia man claims to have had the privacy shattered after he reported that another man took photos of him while he was in a bathroom stall. The supposed photo taker was arrested and is facing felonies over the alleged pictures.

Justin Bieber's bodyguard arrested on criminal charges for theft

When it comes to recording popular music, Georgia might not jump to the front of most people's minds. However, several hip-hop musicians record out of Georgia, and recently, pop star Justin Bieber made his way to the south in order to record some of his music. The young singer also seems to be back in the spotlight for some less-than-savory behavior, only this time it's his bodyguard facing criminal charges.