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.  

Georgia Fishing Guide Arrested for Fraud and Theft

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of North Georgia, Bradley and Pamela Jo Watson are each facing nine counts of theft by taking in Georgia. Bradley is also facing additional counts of theft by deception and theft by receiving in Georgia. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will expand on the law behi...

Former Deputy Convicted of Violation of Oath in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Monroe County, a deputy has been convicted of bribery and violation of oath. Former deputy Bill Miller was arrested in 2018 after a woman he arrested for DUI in Georgia came forward with evidence that he offered to have her charges reduced in exchange for sexual acts....

Georgia Teacher Attacked by Student During Class

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

Since the start of the school year, Georgia schools have been experiencing a rise in violence and crime. It has only been a few weeks but there have been many reports of incidents on various campuses as well as arrests. A high school student at South Cobb High School allegedly punched a teacher ...

Sexual Battery Reported from Georgia Massage Parlor

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Fulton County, a masseur has been arrested on charges of sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, and aggravated sodomy in Georgia. Chatari Henegar worked for Massage Heights as of this past week. A woman and her 21-year-old daughter went into the establishment in S...

Atlanta Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint

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

According to reports out of Atlanta, the Candler Park Fellini's location was victim to an incident of armed robbery this past week. Fellini's employees are now asking for additional security after they were held at gunpoint. The suspects remain unidentified as of right now, and no arrests have b...

Georgia House Party Results in Over 30 Arrests

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

According to reports out of Henry County, over thirty people were cited and arrested after a party at a vacant mansion. Police reported that it looked like hundreds of people attended the party, and that there is an estimated $6,000 worth of damage to the house. As a Georgia Criminal Defense La...

Two Georgia Women Attacked by Man Posing as Uber Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Sandy Springs, two women were attacked and robbed when they got into what they thought was their Uber. “He threw my friend on the ground,” the victim told 911 dispatch. “She was super drunk and (he) stole everything out of my hands and then pushed me down on the groun...

Six Georgia Teenagers Arrested for Burglary and Theft

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Jonesboro, police arrested six juveniles and recovered ten stolen vehicles this past week. The juveniles are all between 14 and 16 years old. All of them are facing burglary and theft charges. “The entry into the building was again through a window busted with a rock...

Two Suspects Break in to Luxury Atlanta Apartment

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Atlanta, two suspects allegedly broke into a luxury apartment last week at Atlanta Station. The two suspects have yet to be caught or arrested. The reports show that the suspects knocked on the door the apartment, then before the resident could answer, they smashed th...

Georgia Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Beating his Wife

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Cherokee County, David Kemp pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated battery, three counts of family violence battery, violating a protective order and making terroristic threats or acts. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The ...

Georgia Man Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Authorities in Cobb County have arrested a local Atlanta man for allegedly attempting to kidnap two women from a local pharmacy. The man was arrested on two counts of attempted kidnapping and false statements, is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on a $50,000 bond. As a Georg...

Two Suspects Arrested for Breaking into Georgia Mall

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Early this morning, a break-in at Southlake Mall resulted in two arrests after a brief police chase. According to reports, two suspects pried open one of the service area doors and stole from five different kiosks inside the mall. Once they realized that police had shown up, they took off runni...

Georgia Man Sentenced to Over 100 Years in Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Jackson County, Jonathan Allen was sentenced to 115 years in prison for an incident that occurred in summer 2018. Allen was involved in a three-hour standoff with deputies and SWAT teams after he shot his mother in the back three times. Police arrived on the scene, an...

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