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.  

Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Midtown Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of the City of Atlanta, a jeweler was robbed at gunpoint in a parking garage of a Midtown hotel. The man was parking his vehicle when another man ran up to his vehicle brandishing a gun. The victim has remained anonymous. He stated, “There was somebody running toward me ...

Georgia Firefighter Accused of Burglary and Arson

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

According to reports out of Bartow County, a local firefighter is facing charges of: Theft by Receiving in Georgia Violation of Oath by Public Officer in Georgia First Degree Arson in Georgia Theft by Deception in Georgia Aggravated Battery in Georgia He is also facing burglary charges....

Wanted Florida Suspect Arrested in Georgia

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

According to reports out of Florida and Georgia, a man who has been accused of a crime spree in Florida was arrested in Georgia after an alleged carjacking and police chase in Atlanta over this past weekend. The man has been accused of not only the carjacking and the police chase here in the sta...

High Speed Accident Reported Off Georgia Interstate

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

According to reports out of Alpharetta, a driver has been suspected of driving under the influence. This suspicion and allegation comes after he has been accused of driving over 130 MPH on Ga. 400. The speeding resulted in a serious accident involving only his car. DUI and Accidents in Georgia ...

Dunwoody Suspect Exposes Himself at Perimeter Mall

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

Police are still on the search for a man who allegedly exposed himself to an employee at a retail store inside of Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The employee reported that the man wanted to try on a pair of pants. He then exposed himself in the fitting rooms. The employee alerted the manager, and t...

Hall County Woman Allegedly Sets Local Church on Fire

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

According to reports out of Hall County, a woman is facing some serious allegations after a church was allegedly set on fire in Gainesville. Firefighters and police arrived to a very strange scene off Old Cornelia Highway this past week. Authorities found a woman lying on the floor of the church...

Georgia Officers Shoot Man Resisting Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Athens Clarke County, an officer resulted to shooting a suspect who allegedly wielded a machete at him. Right now, the incident is under heavy investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The officer shot after the man brandished the machete in a threatening ...

South Georgian Arrested in Death of Infant

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man in South Georgia is facing both child cruelty and murder charges after the death of a 5-month-old infant. Not many details have been released, however, the man was arrested on Friday. This was two days after the infant passed away. The results of the investigation so far show an autopsy tha...

Braves Fan Arrested at Game

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

According to reports out of Cobb County, a Braves fan is facing a felony charge of criminal damage to property. The charges stem from an incident during the playoff game against the Cardinals. The man is claiming that it was all a misunderstanding and completely unintentional. He was allegedly ...

Gwinnett County Officer Indicted on Federal Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

A former Gwinnett County police officer has been indicted on federal charges for an incident that occurred in 2017. Reports show that the officer has been accused of allegedly stealing large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine during a drug raid. The officer was in charge of transporting t...

Augusta Man Sentenced to 140 Years in Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Augusta, a man has been convicted of driving his vehicle into a local restaurant. Prosecutors stated that he used to work at the restaurant. Once he drove into the local restaurant, he threw buckets of diesel, propane, and gasoline. He was convicted of aggravated ass...

Hall County Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Hall County, a man who is reportedly a registered sex offender in the state of Illinois has been convicted of molesting a 14 year old here in Georgia. The man was sentenced to 35 years in prison without the possibility of parole. These thirty five years are followed b...

Car Title Loan Companies are the Scum of the Earth

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

Today I received a call from a young woman charged with “endangering a security interest.” O.C.G.A 16-5-51. In Georgia, and throughout the United States, we allow legal loan sharks to charge poor people exorbitant rates of interest secured by their vehicles. This is commonly referred to as a tit...

Georgia Teens Charged for Vandalizing High School

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

The police in charge of Fulton County schools have charged three West Forsyth High School students with crimes. According to reports, three students caused serious damage to the Roswell High School's band practice field by doing donuts in the field with a truck. The three students were identifie...

Gwinnett Police Search for Suspected Contractor

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

Right now, authorities are searching for a suspect in Gwinnett County who has been accused of “scamming” at least two people out of $17,000. According to reports, a local roofer is wanted on several theft charges after not completing several jobs. With one of the alleged victims, the suspect con...

Atlanta Mom Fights Students at Bus Stop

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Atlanta, a mother has been charged with battery and terroristic threats in Georgia. These charges came out of a situation where the mother allegedly started an altercation with high school students at a bus stop. There are cellphone videos showing the woman looking on...

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