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.  

Ex Georgia Police Officer Arrested on Rape Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

An ex-police officer who worked for both the Atlanta Police Department as well as the Lithonia Police Department has been arrested on charges of rape, aggravated assault, and violating his oath. According tot reports out of DeKalb, the officer was first arrested in September, and since then, mor...

Attempted Kidnapping Reported in DeKalb County

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

According to reports out of DeKalb County, police are still attempting to identify and arrest a person of interest who has been accused of attempting to kidnap a woman in her mid-twenties outside of a restaurant. The woman stated that a man followed her to her car and got in her vehicle with her...

Atlanta Police Searching for Sexual Battery Suspect

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Atlanta, police are searching for a suspect who has been accused of groping and robbing a woman on the trail running through Freedom Park. He allegedly put his hands up her skirt and up her shirt. She attempted to fight back but the suspect then grabbed her iPhone and...

Local Man Tops Clayton County Most Wanted List

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A suspect has made it to the top of Clayton County's Most Wanted List after an incident this past weekend. A woman reported that a man tied her up using duct tape. He allegedly stuck a sock in her mouth and threatened to cut off body parts. He is wanted for aggravated assault, aggravated battery...

KSU Athlete Arrested on Murder Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

News headlines over the weekend covered the story of the KSU women's basketball team point guard who has been arrested for aggravated assault and murder in the City of Atlanta. The woman and three others are suspected of a targeted murder in a parking deck in SW Atlanta. So far not a lot of info...

Four Suspects Rob Local Buckhead Restaurant

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Buckhead, four masked suspects entered a local restaurant early this morning. One of the suspects pistol-whipped the restaurant manager and stole over $3000. So far two of tithe four have been arrested - however police are still attempting o located the others. As a ...

Atlanta Police Search for Carjacking Suspects

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police in Atlanta are searching for two more suspects after arresting a man who held a college student at gunpoint. He and two others then robbed her and stole her vehicle. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the criminal offense of carjacking in the state of Georgia in today's ...

Georgia Man Arrested for Exploitation of a Child

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A local Georgia man has been arrested on thirteen counts of obscene internet contact with a child, two counts of child molestation, one count of child exploitation, and three counts of use of computer service to commit an illegal act. The arrest was the result of an undercover investigation. As...

Georgia Man Sentenced to Life for Murder

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

A man was sentenced to life in prison after accepting a plea deal. According to the prosecution, the man played a role in the shooting death of another man. He then burned the body and buried the remains in a makeshift grave in a wooded area. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline ...

Georgia High School Student Allegedly Raped at School

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A high school student at a Gwinnett County high school has reported that she was raped by a fellow student in a bathroom during school hours. The incident occurred last month. The other student has been charged with rape as a juvenile. As a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney, I will outline the law be...

Violent Home Invasion Reported in Rockdale County

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

Disturbing reports out of Rockdale County made local headlines this past week. According to reports, an elderly man was tied up in his own home and robbed by two masked men carrying guns. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of home invasion in the stat...

Georgia Couple Facing Federal Charges

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

According to reports, a couple from the Savannah area have been arrested on allegations that the husband attempted to coerce minors online for sex and that the wife attempted to cover it up. The two individuals are Internet personalities according to reports. They have cultivated an online follo...

Fatal Shootings in Atlanta Over the Weekend

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two shootings have been reported that occurred over the weekend. According to the Atlanta Police Department, both occurred within the northwestern part of the city. Both victims were reported dead at the scenes. So far details of the two fatal shootings have not been released. However, if the sh...

Cherokee County Man Sent Back to Prison for Fourth Time

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

According to reports out of Cherokee County, a man is being sent back to prison for a fourth time after being convicted of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The man was found guilty last week of pointing a gun at his own mother in 2017. He then threatened to ki...

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