Georgia Criminal Defense Blog

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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.  

Duluth Store Faced False Bomb Threats

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Duluth, Ga. – Earlier this week, police started searching for a man who has been accused of transmitting a false public alarm by threatening to blow up the Smoothie King on Sugarloaf Parkway. The man called 911 and stated that he was watching a man with a bomb on video surveillance. Police off...

Stone Mountain Man Arrested for Child Abuse

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stone Mountain, Ga. – A local DeKalb County man has been arrested and charged with the death of a 19-month-old little boy. Employees at Emory Decatur Hospital called authorities about suspected child abuse on January 21. On that date the baby was brought in unconscious and not breathing. The s...

Jonesboro Shooting Results in Quick Arrest of Young Man

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jonesboro, Ga. – A man was arrested after a shooting at a QuikTrip on Jonesboro Road. According to officers, another man was discovered dead when they responded to the shooting around 11:15 pm this past Friday night. The man accused of shooting the victim was arrested on charges of aggravated ...

Local Decatur Man Sentenced to Life for Gang Activity

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Decatur, Ga. – A 30-year-old man from Decatur, Georgia has been sentenced to life plus ten years in federal prison. U.S. Attorneys explained that the man is a well-known leader of the Gangster Disciples, a violent gang that is responsible for a large number of murders. The man was found guilty...

Local Duluth Man Arrested for Computer Trespass

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Duluth, Ga. – A man has been arrested in Duluth on some very strange charges. He has been accused of being at the center of a case involving a former judge and district attorney. He has been accused of computer trespass. Not many details have been released regarding this case. However, as a Ge...

Teenager Killed at Downtown Atlanta Hotel

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – According to reports out of Downtown Atlanta, a fifteen-year-old girl is dead after a shooting in the Hyatt Regency. A sixteen-year-old boy has been charged with her murder. Officers reported: “Preliminary investigation suggests that the victim was inside of a room at the Hyatt ...

Increase in Family Violence Crimes in Georgia in 2020

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

Atlanta, Ga. – As 2020 comes to an end, many law enforcement agencies are taking stock in the year regarding crime rates. There was a notable increase in domestic violence crimes due to the pandemic and various levels of quarantine throughout the year. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I...

Canton Woman Arrested for Murder

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

Canton, Ga. - A local woman in Canton has been arrested on felony murder and first degree cruelty to children charges after police have accused her of stabbing her infant daughter. Police and investigators have not released any information as to why she allegedly stabbed her daughter. She has ...

Alleged Shoplifter Shoots East Point Walmart Employee

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

East Point, Ga. – A man has been arrested in East Point after allegedly shooting a loss prevention officer at a Walmart off of Cleveland Avenue. The shooting occurred after the man was confronted about shoplifting by the officer. He immediately fled the scene. Another Walmart employee followed...

Conyers Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Conyers, Ga. – A local man has been arrested by Newton County Officers after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children He has been accused of uploading child pornography to the internet. He has been arrested on charges for the sexual exploitation of chil...

Georgia Men Indicted in Federal Dog-Fighting Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – A case originating out of Middle Georgia has made its way to federal court. The defendants in the case are not only facing state-level crimes but also charges of violating the Animal Welfare Act. There were over fifty dogs seized on the man's property back in 2018. In today's po...

Pickens County Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pickens County, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a man for uploading child pornography to the internet. The GBI received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the man. This led to a warrant being issued and his residence being searche...

Local Georgia Man Arrested in Cold Murder Case

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

Atlanta, Ga. – A local Georgia man has been arrested in a cold case that has been unsolved since 2002. He has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, feticide, and first-degree arson. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported that in 2002, witnesses discovered a burned home and called...

Racketeering Case Makes National News

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – According to national headlines, a NYC rapper has turned himself into federal authorities for charges stemming from a racketeering case. Although this is a federal case, as a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the state-level racketeering laws here in ...

Atlanta Woman Arrested After Using Vehicle as Weapon

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

Atlanta, Ga. – A local fast food restaurant employee has been arrested after allegedly getting into a fight with a coworker. The fight allegedly resulted in the first employee purposefully striking the second employee with her vehicle. Officers reported that they arrested the woman on charges ...

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