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.  

One of Three Murder Suspects Arrested in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

City of West Point officials arrested one of three suspects wanted on murder charges for the death of a 50-year-old man. The city of West Point is divided over Troup County and Harris County and borders Alabama. Ocatvious Bridges was arrested for his alleged connection with the death. According ...

Analysis of the Crime of Solicitation in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few offenses exist that by definition do not require the person being accused of committing the crime. These offenses are usually in the category of: Crimes Involving Other Parties in Georgia. Today, as a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I would like to focus on the crime of solicitation, the la...

Explanation of Self Defense in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I frequently see the term "self defense" thrown around casually as if it is a defense that can be utilized no matter what. I do my best to write as often as I can on Georgia Criminal Defenses, so as to demonstrate just how complicated Georgia Criminal Law act...

Analysis of Georgia Homicide Laws

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I see people, news stations, reporters, and even legal professionals mislabel homicide offenses way too often. Each state has different titles and definitions for homicide offenses, and in today's post, I will highlight each offense and what the definition is...

Georgia Law on Theft Crimes

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most people are unaware that there are many times of theft crimes in Georgia. In fact, most Georgia Property Crimes are confusing and extremely complicated. These crimes range from taking personal property to not paying for services to threatening someone to get property from them.  Today, as a ...

Explanation of the Georgia First Offender Act

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I try to focus as many of my posts on opportunities and options for those accused of crimes here in Georgia – including explanations of Georgia Criminal Defenses. Today, my focus will be on the Georgia First Offender Act, which is a program that is very simil...

Analysis of the Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I am writing today's post on the burden of proof in a criminal case. I usually mention in each of my posts the importance that no one be considered or deemed guilty just because they have been accused of a crime in Georgia. My goal is to expand on that concep...

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