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.  

Hall County Man Charged with Rape and Aggravated Sodomy

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jose Vital, a 20-year-old man, has been arrested on charges of aggravated sodomy and rape in Georgia. According to reports, he was arrested on Thursday after deputies in Hall County received forensic test results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  Vital has been accused of committing the...

String of Criminal Activity Reported in Atlanta Suburb

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A string of crimes have been reported in the Buckhead area of the city of Atlanta. Buckhead is typically a very low-crime area in Atlanta.  According to reports, in the las week and a half, eight different cars have been broken into, and there have been different armed robberies and burglaries r...

Grandfather Found Shot to Death in Southwest Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kirk Dorsey, a 60-year-old man and grandfather, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound in SW Atlanta this past weekend. Dorsey was pronounced dead at the scene.  So far, no one has been arrested in the case but a homicide investigation is underway. Homicide Offenses in Georgia Homicide is...

Double Shooting Reported at the Omni Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to news outlets, a double shooting occurred this morning at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Reports state that there was a party in one of the suites at the Omni. Apparently, Sedarius Dennis, was acting strangely and appeared to be highly intoxicated. Two other partygoers reported t...

Suspect Accused of Arson in Georgia in Coffee Shop Fire

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

It has been just two weeks since the popular coffee shop in Downtown Decatur, Java Monkey, experienced severe fire damage. Police have identified a possible suspect who allegedly set the fire that damaged the shop as well as two neighboring restaurants, Fresh to Order and Noodle.  The suspect ha...

Georgia Couple Face Child Cruelty Allegations

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Joseph Peardon and Brandy Gordon of Floyd County are facing allegations of child abuse that ranged from March of 2016 to October of this year. Their child was admitted to a children's hospital in Atlanta with serious medical issues.  According to reports, they allegedly deprived the child of foo...

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