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.  

Arrest Made in Fayetteville Cold Case

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

Fayetteville, Ga. – Fayette County authorities have made an arrest in a cold case from over 20 years ago. According to reports, officers arrested a man out of McDonough and have charged him with rape. The incident occurred in 1998. The victim called 911 and reported an attack and rape by a lon...

Atlanta Homicide Rates Up 30% From Last Year

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

Atlanta, Ga. – According to reports, there have been 130 homicides reported and investigated in the City of Atlanta this year. So far, we are looking at a 30% increase, and that is with the year not being over yet. The Atlanta Police Deputy Chief believes that it is a result of people's person...

Three Killed Within the City of Atlanta on Thanksgiving

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

Atlanta, Ga. – Three people were reported as killed earlier today, on Thanksgiving, within the City of Atlanta. All three incidents were results of firearms. There were several other incidents involving gunshot wounds as well. All injuries and fatalities were related to family or friend disput...

Two Arrested for Trafficking Heroin in Habersham County

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

Baldwin, Ga. – According to reports out of Habersham County, a husband and wife have been arrested for trafficking heroin. The wife was originally pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence. This led to a serious investigation and search of the vehicle. Officers discovered over...

Alleged Drug Trafficker Arrested in North Georgia

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

North Georgia – A driver was pulled over and subsequently arrested earlier today when a Georgia State Trooper discovered mass quantities of marijuana and THC oil in the vehicle. He has been charged with several different offenses. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will focus on the var...

Mother Arrested for Child Cruelty in Gainesville

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

Gainesville, Ga. – A local woman in Gainesville has been arrested on charges of child cruelty this past week. Investigators reported that the woman has been accused of neglecting to take her daughter to receive medical treatment for nearly a year. The child is five years old and is suffering f...

Smyrna Carjacking Results in Death of Local Teacher

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

Smyrna, Ga. – Cobb County Police are investigating a possible carjacking that resulted in the death of a school teacher in Smyrna. According to officers, the teacher was shot after returning home to his apartment off of Cumberland Parkway. They are currently investigating the incident. As a G...

Burning Body Discovered in Decatur

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Decatur, Ga. – A homicide is being investigated in DeKalb County after a body was discovered by two passersby in Decatur. The body was on fire, and the two individuals stopped to investigate the cause of the smoke. The two called police immediately and attempted to use a jacket to put out the ...

Ex-Gwinnett County Judge Indicted for Computer Crimes

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lawrenceville, Ga. – A former Gwinnett County judge has been indicted for three counts of computer trespass, felony computer theft, and misdemeanor password disclosure. She has been accused of illegal access to the county's computer system. Not many details have been released, however, as a Ge...

Suspect Arrested for Child Pornography in Jonesboro

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

Jonesboro, Ga. – A suspect was arrested earlier today after authorities reported that he shared child pornography via the internet from his Jonesboro home. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has a unit specifically for these types of offenses – the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit....

Forsyth County Chief Deputy Arrested on Serious Charges

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

Cumming, Ga. – Disturbing reports out of Forsyth County state that the Chief Deputy has been arrested on charges relating to the distribution of child pornography. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released that they had been investigating him ever since a report flagged his computer from th...

Botched Robbery Leads to Murder Charges in Newnan

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. - According to reports, a woman has come forward and confessed to an armed robbery attempt that resulted in a fatality. The armed robbery attempt occurred in August of this year and resulted in the shooting death of a young man. She has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated a...

Two Men Arrested After Attempted Kidnap in Marietta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga. - Cobb County officers arrested two men after they attempted to kidnap a woman in Marietta. One of the men allegedly beat up a woman in an attempt to get her into a vehicle. Police were able to arrive in time for the woman to escape while the men attempted to escape from the offic...

Gillsville Woman Arrested for Stealing from Company

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

Gillsville, Ga. - Hall County authorities arrested a woman who has been accused of stealing upwards of $170,000 from her employer. She held an accounting role with the company for years and allegedly used a company credit card to pay for her own personal expenses from January to October. As a ...

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Lawrenceville

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

Lawrenceville, Ga. - Gwinnett County authorities have arrested a man who is believed to be the suspect in four different bank robberies in the past several months. According to investigators, several different banks have been hit beginning in June. All of the incidents involved the suspect usi...

Atlanta Nightclub Employee Murdered

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

Atlanta, Ga. - According to reports out of Atlanta, a nightclub employee was shot to death this past week after a reported dispute over admission fees. Atlanta Police Department officers showed up to the club to find that the employee had been shot in the chest. He was rushed to Grady Memorial...

Atlanta Car Repair Shop Facing Theft Charges

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

Atlanta, Ga. - An owner of a car repair shop in Atlanta is facing several different charges after police recovered stolen engines and vehicles on the property. According to officers, a North Carolina resident called police after he saw his missing vehicle listed for sale on Facebook posted by ...

Two Juveniles Arrested in Atlanta Armed Robbery

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

Atlanta, Ga. - Atlanta Police have arrested two juveniles who have been accused of robbing a man at gunpoint this past week in Buckhead. The two teenagers attempted to run from officers, but the officers caught up to them near a trail behind Miami Circle. The two teenagers are reportedly 13 an...

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