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.  

Suspect in Rockdale County Murder Arrested

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

Alfred Arnold has been arrested in South Georgia for the murder of Loretta Goolsby. Goolsby's body was found inside of a house in Rockdale County last Friday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined her death as a homicide. Arnold is awaiting extradition to Rockdale County. He is faci...

Georgia Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Newton County, a teacher has been arrested for sexually assaulting students in March. Christopher Matyas has been accused of two counts of sexual assault with supervisory authority. Students and teachers came forward to report the alleged assaults on the same day. The...

North Georgia Mother Charged with Murder

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elba Santiago, a 25-year-old woman in Habersham County, has made headlines. Santiago has been accused of beating her 3-month-old daughter. The abuse of her infant resulted in her death. According to reports, doctors believed that the child's injuries were consistent with child abuse. As of right...

Georgia Teacher Charged with First-Degree Child Cruelty

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

Nadine Jones, a teacher in Gwinnett County, was arrested on first-degree child cruelty charges after she allegedly hit a 4-year-old boy with a belt at the Childcare Network. According to reports, the boy's father picked up his son on March 26th, and he noticed the boy had bruising along his back...

Burglary Turned Violent in Paulding County

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

Disturbing reports out of Paulding County when a woman reported that a man broke into her house and attacked her when she came home. He attacked her by holding a knife to her throat and then beat her. Detectives say that the man left on foot after entering the home by smashing a back window. Bu...

Armed Robbery of Georgia Target Store

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunwoody Police are still on the lookout for several masked men who allegedly robbed a Target store at gunpoint. According to reports, the men pulled up in a white SUV just before the store closed. The surveillance videos show the men as wearing masks and gloves and carrying weapons. The men for...

Ongoing Child Cruelty Investigation in Barrow County

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

Louis Coleman and Seleta Basinger have been arrested on charges of: Aggravated Battery in Georgia Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in Georgia Aggravated Assault in Georgia First Degree Cruelty to Children in Georgia Their arrests occurred after their 4 month old baby boy arrived at ...

More Than 20 Vehicles Broken Into in Cherokee County

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

Reports out of Cherokee County describe car burglaries of up to 20 different vehicles. The vehicles were left unlocked according to authorities, and all were in the same neighborhood in Ackworth. Deputies believe that three to four men went from house to house in the neighborhood looking for unl...

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