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.  

Major Felony Marijuana Arrest Reported in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to arrest records in Cobb County, an alleged drug dealer was arrested this past week after a warrant was executed on his residence and investigators searched the property. The man was arrested after officers seized pounds of marijuana, edibles, THC oil cartridges, cocaine, ecstasy, and...

Georgia Taxi Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

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

According to reports out of Columbus, a female taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint in LaGrange a little after 4:00 am this past Thursday morning. She immediately called 911 and explained that she had been robbed by two passengers. Police are still searching for the two passengers and have asked t...

City of Cumming Overreaches in Covid-19 Enforcement

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 31, 2020 | 4 Comments

As reported in the Forsyth County News, the City of Cumming will be swearing in 150 “special policeman” to enforce social distancing.  Before people excoriate me, of course I agree that we should all be limiting our contact with others to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The issue is wh...

Abducted Toddler Found Safe in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Coweta County deputies are still searching for a man who has been accused of abducting his own child from her mother. The mother explained that the man threatened to kill her before he took their child. Investigators reported that the little girl was returned to a family member on Friday. The ma...

Georgia Police Searching for Domestic Violence Suspect

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Gwinnett County, police are searching for a man who has been accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend near their one-year-old baby. As people continue to abide by the suggestions to quarantine and isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in cases in...

Carjacking Suspect Shot in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of the City of Atlanta, a man who is the subject of a carjacking investigation was shot outside of a gas station in Buckhead this past Friday. Police arrived to the gas station off of Roswell Road. They discovered the suspect in critical condition after apparently being ...

Suspect Who Fled Georgia Roadblock Arrested

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I covered a story a few months ago regarding a suspect who attempted to run over an officer at a roadblock in Clayton County. That suspect was on the run until earlier this week when officers arrested him on the following charges: Obstruction in Georgia Fleeing or At...

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