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.  

Two Georgia Jail Employees Arrested for Sexual Assault

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two different jail employees have been accused of sexual assault and having sex with inmates at Clayton County jail and Cherokee County jail. Both have been arrested and are being held without bail. As a Georgia Sex Crimes Lawyer, I will outline the offense of sexual assault in Georgia. Many ti...

Atlanta Man Arrested for 15 Burglary Related Crimes

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Atlanta, police have arrested a man who has been accused of committing a string of recent burglaries. The man is being charged with multiple counts of: Burglary in Georgia Criminal Damage to Property in Georgia Criminal Trespassing in Georgia Theft in Georgia ...

Georgia Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Armed Robbery

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Melvin Mitchell, a man arrested in 2017 for armed robbery, was convicted and sentenced this past week to thirteen years in prison. According to reports, Mitchell paid for a pack of gum from a local Walmart, and when the cashier opened the register, he threatened her with a handgun if she didn't ...

Former Georgia Deputy Arrested for Sexual Assault

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Cherokee County, a former deputy has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two female inmates. Richard Gilleland, the accused deputy, was with the sheriff's office for five years. He was placed on administrative leave and has now resigned. In today's pos...

Augusta Man Beats Child at a Local Public Library

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Richmond County, a 32-year-old man, Armous Peterson, was arrested on charges of first-degree child cruelty yesterday. He has been accused of hitting a child in the head. Peterson allegedly pushed the nine-year-old boy to the ground and him while at a local library. Po...

Georgia Baseball Player Arrested in DEA Operation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Darren J. Driggers was sentenced to 57 months in prison on methamphetamine trafficking charges in federal prison. The investigation that resulted in his arrest, known as Operation Vanilla Gorilla, was handled by multiple agencies, including the DEA, GBI, Savannah Police Department and Chatham Co...

Georgia Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Drug Trafficking

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Taronta Clayton was recently arrested in Cobb County, convicted, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was convicted of trafficking heroin as well as some other charges. According to reports, he had been tracked by undercover agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation since the early fall...

Another Georgia Tech Student Carjacked

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Atlanta, a graduate student at Georgia Tech was the victim of a carjacking in the parking lot of his apartment complex this past week. Two individuals - one male and one female - robbed the man at gunpoint and took his 2020 BMW 320 at the AMLI Ponce Park Apartments of...

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