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.  

Discussion of Theft Crimes in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 12, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Georgia Code defines theft by taking as: When a person unlawfully takes or, being in lawful possession thereof, unlawfully appropriates any property of another with the intention of depriving him of the property, regardless of the manner in which property is taken or appropriated. O.C.G.A. §16-8-2.

Alpharetta Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Local Mall

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alpharetta, Ga. – Officers with the Alpharetta Police Department evacuated North Point Mall after a bomb threat was reported. According to reports, all occupants of Northpoint Mall as well as the local AMC Theater on the property were evacuated into the parking lot. The bomb squad and K-9 unit...

Canton Man Confesses to Killing Pregnant Girlfriend

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Canton, Ga. – A local Canton man called 911 last week and allegedly confessed to killing both his pregnant girlfriend and her uncle. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office located the man in a grocery store parking lot and arrested him that same night. Officers found the two bodies of the girlfr...

Former Kennesaw Principal Guilty of Child Molestation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kennesaw, Ga. – A former Cobb County principal has pleaded guilty this past week to eight counts of child molestation and three counts of aggravated child molestation. The charges stem from the continuous abuse of a young girl that stem all the way back to 2000 when the minor was four years ol...

Georgia Tech Professor Accused of Federal Visa Fraud

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – A professor at Georgia Tech has been accused of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and wire fraud in federal court. He has been charged with leading a scheme that sponsored visas for Chinese nationals through Georgia Tech. Statements regarding the accusation included: “The defendan...

Bomb Threat Reported at Atlanta Police Department

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – The Atlanta Police Department Headquarters received a bomb threat earlier today. Fortunately, officers reported that a bomb K-9 unit cleared the threat around 9:00 pm EST. The bomb threat was made by phone. Officers reported that the caller sounded like a female's voice. However...

GBI Investigating Officer Shooting in Valdosta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Valdosta, Ga. – According to reports out of South Georgia, a deputy has shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed with a butcher knife. The incident occurred at a local apartment complex. Lowndes County officers were attempting to serve a court order pick-up. When they attempted to detain ...

Potential Arsonist Sought by Atlanta Police

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – The iconic Krispy Kreme location in Midtown burned down on February 10. Atlanta Police now believe that the destruction was the result of arson. After further investigation, officers now believe that the fire was set intentionally on the exterior of the building. Photographs of ...

Suspect Arrested in Duluth for Child Exploitation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Duluth, Ga. – A suspect has been arrested in Duluth on twenty different counts – all relating to illegal and sexual crimes concerning children. Most of his charges stem from child pornography and illicit material. He is also facing child molestation charges out of another metro county. He was ...

Police Arrest Woman in Doraville for Dog Abuse

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Doraville, Ga. – DeKalb County officers arrested a woman who was allegedly abusing her dog in order to get more social media followers. According to reports, there were multiple 911 calls about this woman after she streamed the abuse of the dog on Instagram Live. Anonymous tipsters gave police...

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