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.  

Adairsville Man Reportedly Victim of Neighbor’s Theft

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Adairsville, Ga. - Friends of a local, elderly man called police and asked them to do a wellness check. This led to the discovery that the man had been tricked and stolen from by his neighbors. According to detectives, the man's neighbors stole his cellphone and refused to let anyone see him t...

Police Searching for Rape Suspect in Woodstock

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Woodstock, Ga. - Police are searching for a local man in Woodstock who has been accused of raping a woman in his house. The incident allegedly occurred last night, and no other information has been released by Cherokee County yet. Officers said that the last report they received of anyone seei...

UGA Athlete’s Charges Dismissed in Athens

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Athens, Ga. - Prosecutors in Clarke County dropped a criminal trespass charge that was pending against a UGA football player. Authorities said that the decision to drop the charges came after speaking with the alleged victim in the case. They reviewed the evidence and decided not to charge the ...

Mother Arrested on Felony Charges in Rome

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

Rome, Ga. - According to authorities out of Floyd County, a mother has been arrested after she has been accused of “depriving her three children the necessary sustenance to the extent that the child's health or well-being is being jeopardized.” Officers showed up with warrants to a local resid...

Local Acworth Man Pleads Guilty to Various Sex Crimes

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

Acworth, Ga. - According to reports out of Bartow County Superior Court, a man has pleaded guilty this past week to several different felony sex crimes. Prosecutors stated that he was arrested in December after authorities received a cyber tip. This led to a search of the man's residence where a...

Marietta Man Accused of Domestic Stabbing

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga. - According to reports out of Marietta, a man in his mid-twenties is being sought by authorities for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend seven times during what is being referred to as a “domestic dispute.” As of this afternoon, the woman is in stable condition and is expected to s...

Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspects in Norcross

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Norcross, Ga. - Gwinnett County Police are searching for two suspects that have been accused of walking into a convenience store and robbing the clerk on duty at gunpoint. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the surveillance store. The suspects walked to the back of the store...

Twenty-Four Arrests Reported in Newnan

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

Newnan, Ga. - According to reports out of Coweta County, twenty-four individuals were arrested this past weekend as the result of a two-day sting. The sting was originally geared toward human trafficking but it quickly changed to various arrests for different charges. The charges ranged from n...

Arrest Warrants Issued for Atlanta Arsonist

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - The burning of the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police has made national headlines. The fast-food restaurant is located on University Avenue. It was set on fire the Saturday after Brooks was shot. Atlanta Fire Investigators have identified a sus...

Man Arrested for Elder Abuse and Murder in Augusta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Augusta, Ga. - A middle-aged man has been arrested on charges of elder abuse and murder. The charges stem from authorities' discovery of his own mother's body while she was allegedly under his care. Officers described a graphic scene in which the woman's body was covered in insects and insect ...

Police Searching for Lawrenceville Teenager

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lawrenceville, Ga. - Police are searching for a local teenager in Lawrenceville after he has been accused of forcing an entry into a residence and assaulting another teenager. The incident happened at the end of last month in Gwinnett County. The teenager broke into the residence through a win...

Social Circle Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Social Circle, Ga. - A nineteen-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for two counts of malice murder. According to prosecutors in Walton County, when the man was 16-years-old he messaged two older men on Facebook Marketplace arranging to purchase a dirt bike from them. The two men ended...

Douglasville Man Arrested After Bodies Discovered

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Douglasville, Ga. - According to reports out of Douglasville, a local man was arrested after police discovered the bodies of a woman and a young girl in a burning vehicle last night. Authorities reported that the car was fully engulfed in fire behind a local residence. Investigators believe as...

GBI Investigates Officer Shooting in Forest Park

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Forest Park, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Forest Park. According to reports, two suspects were shot by police last night. Both suspects are expected to survive. The two suspects were being pursued by officers after they allegedly ju...

Man Arrested for Sex Trafficking in Canton

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

Canton, Ga. - Cherokee County deputies arrested a 30-year-old man after accusing him of attempting to meet and sexually abuse a 15-year-old girl. According to reports, the man was unaware that he had been communicating with an undercover investigator who was impersonating a young girl. The mee...

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