Georgia Criminal Defense Blog

Welcome to the Georgia Criminal Defense Information Blog

Criminal defense encompasses a wide range of crimes from petty theft to white collar crime to sex trafficking. The laws surrounding these categories are ever-changing and with new cases becoming decided every day that affect the current rules, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything. 

That is why Richard Lawson has established this blog; to keep you informed on the most recent changes in criminal defense law and criminal defense related news. Our goal is to keep the public information about the latest news and legal decisions. Oftentimes the changes in criminal law can be so subtle that the public doesn't even notice how it will affect them or they can't understand the legal jargon. We will provide with the breakdown of how new laws directly affect you! Furthermore, if you have any questions, please comment on the blog post and someone will respond to you shortly. Our blog and website are updated daily so you will have the most recent decisions available to you. All of our articles are written by Georgia Criminal Defense Attorneys that work for our firm or affiliates.

Knowledge is power and this blog is designed to help give you the knowledge to navigate the criminal justice system. Our goal is for you to be as informed as possible on crimes, legal news, and what defenses apply to your case in order for you to successful. Please let us know if we can be of assistance in any way and take advantage of all the resources we have on our website.

If you have any questions or feel like you need more information about a criminal law topic, please reach out to us. We feel that it is up the upmost importance that you learn about the laws in Georgia and more importantly, that you understand them. After reading through our blogs, please browse through our all inclusive list of crimes in Georgia. There you will find recent case law, how to best defend against each crime, and a detailed explanation of what exactly the statute is saying.  

Explaining Restraining Orders in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most people are familiar with restraining orders and protective orders. However, a lot of the time these terms are used interchangeably. My goal is to focus todays post on explaining what each term means and the difference between the two.  When a person is worried about protection of himself o...

A Rundown on Theft Crimes in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Property crimes in Georgia are complicated to most Georgians - especially theft laws. Yesterday, I explained theft by taking in Georgia, and today, Id like to focus on three other common types of theft in Georgia.  Theft charges can be confusing, and its important to have a Georgia Criminal De...

The Difference Between Bail and Bond in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Georgia Criminal Process can be very overwhelming. Today Id like to focus on bail and bond in the state of Georgia. Most people believe that bail and bond in Georgia are the same thing. The terms are even used interchangeably. Bail is the term that describes money given as a deposit to ensu...

Alleged Georgia Bomb Maker Charged with Conspiracy

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Residents of a Cherokee County community reported what seemed to be an explosion near their homes on February 15. Authorities identified a suspect, Andrew Davidson, who is now facing a charge of conspiracy to commit a crime. This was after authorities allegedly found explosives and bomb-making ma...

Terroristic Threats and Terroristic Acts in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

This past week I wrote an article on what constitutes a terroristic threat in the state of Georgia. Theres a lot of focus right now on both terroristic threats and terroristic acts not only in the state of Georgia but across the country with the amount of school-related shootings and threats in ...

Georgia Criminal Law News February 2018

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

February 2018 has been a tragic month all across the nation with many crimes being committed against others. Some of the crimes include: There have been multiple robberies of Georgia Tech students recently. One occurred on February 5th near the Midtown campus. The victim told officers he was vis...

Criminalizing Speech in the Age of School Shootings

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A sophomore at South Gwinnett High School in Gwinnett County is facing charges after posting a video on social media of a clip being put into a gun saying, “South Gwinnett, youre next.” There has been no release of the students name or what exactly he is charged with, but according to other sou...

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