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.  

More Protests Reported in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Atlanta Police arrested eighteen people last night after protests broke out regarding the Breonna Taylor case. Breonna Taylor was shot by police officers in Louisville, Kentucky. A grand jury decided to indict one of the officers, and it has sparked outrage across the country. T...

Two Men Arrested After Griffin Child Shoots Himself

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Griffin, Ga. - Spalding County authorities arrested two young men after a young child discovered a gun inside their car and shot himself in the leg and foot. They have both been charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will outline the la...

Newnan Man Arrested for Several Sex Related Crimes

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. - A 20-year-old man was arrested by Coweta County Police after being discovered hiding in a 12-year-old girl's closet. He has been arrested on charges of aggravated child molestation, rape, and possession of child pornography. A family member found the man in the girl's closet and ...

Violent Robbery Reported in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Atlanta authorities reported a violent robbery that occurred on Monday. The incident resulted in the beating and robbery of a man in a wheelchair at an apartment complex in Southwest Atlanta. The victim reported that he was outside of his apartment when he was approached by two ...

String of Robberies Reported in Jonesboro

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Jonesboro, Ga. - Police Officers with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office have arrested a suspect who has been accused of robbing three different businesses in the same day. Robberies were reported a two restaurants as well as a pharmacy - all on Tara Boulevard. The same suspect also allegedly...

Rape Suspect Arrested in Flowery Branch

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Flowery Branch, Ga. - The Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect in Flowery Branch this past week after a lengthy child molestation investigation. The suspect is facing multiple sex charges: Aggravated Sodomy in Georgia Rape in Georgia Aggravated Child Molestation in Georgia Ent...

Two Suspects on the Run from Roswell Police

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Roswell, Ga. - Police with the Roswell Police Department are searching for two suspects who have been accused of breaking into a local residence and holding one of the residents at gunpoint. The suspects were in the process of robbing the home when the resident shouted causing one of the men t...

McDonough Dispute Results in Fatality

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

McDonough, Ga. - Henry County police officers are investigating a dispute that occurred early this morning. According to reports, an argument started around 2:30 AM. It resulted in gunshots being fired near White Dove Drive. No details other than the report of one fatality have been released. ...

Teenagers Arrested in Death of Cedartown Grandmother

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cedartown, Ga. - Last month, authorities in Floyd County, reported the home invasion of a local residence that resulted in the death of a grandmother. This past week, two teenagers were arrested in relation to that incident. The teens are facing charges of aggravated assault and felony murder....

Suspect Arrested in Strange Gainesville Burglary

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gainesville, Ga. - A suspect from a restaurant burglary in July has been arrested in Gainesville. According to authorities, the man broke into the restaurant and stole money. What makes the incident strange is that the man allegedly lit money on fire and stuffed it in the sinks and toilets of t...

Former Pastor Sentenced to 20 Years in Cumming

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cumming, Ga. - The Forsyth County District Attorney's Office reported that a former Metro Atlanta pastor has pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation this past week. He has been sentenced to serve 5 years out of a 20 year sentenced at 81 years old. Not many details have been release...

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Atlanta Shooting

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Atlanta Police have arrested a young man in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred at a house party in the northwest part of the city. Officers were called to a gruesome scene on August 10th. They discovered a 19-year-old dead in the front yard of the residence. There was ...

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