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Criminal defense: Stun gun for 87-year-old picking dandelions

It is not well-known in Georgia that dandelion salad is a favorite dish of natives of certain foreign countries. For an 87-year-old Chatsworth woman who was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen over 15 years ago, going into a neighboring field to dig up dandelions was a perfectly natural and nonthreatening activity. For police called to the scene, it was a threatening confrontation that justified using a stun gun on the woman and then arresting her for  obstruction of an officer and misdemeanor criminal trespass, charges that will require a criminal defense.

Criminal defense may exist for man charged with solicitation

Criminal defense attorneys in Georgia and elsewhere must deal with some bizarre offenses alleged by the police. The criminal defense attorney views these matters clinically and acts in accordance with professional ethics to provide the strongest defense possible no matter what the circumstances. However, it must be remembered that most criminal cases are negotiated with the prosecuting authorities and do not go to trial. The U.S. Supreme Court has noted that the obtaining of a plea agreement through negotiations is a vital process at the heart of the system.

Criminal defense raises challenges to sorority sex allegations

An investigation of sorority members at a state university in Georgia has resulted in the suspension of the sorority and the resignation of a female administrative employee who served as the sorority adviser. Authorities are investigating whether the woman was acting to sell the sorority pledges of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the Fort Valley State University to businessmen in the community for sexual activities. Criminal defense counsel for the woman said that the allegations were false and "incredulous."

Georgia teen likely considering criminal defense

Some law enforcement authorities in Georgia encourage people to be vigilant of their surroundings and contact police if they notice any suspicious behavior. However, "suspicious" is a subjective term, and often, behaviors that some would label as such turn out to be easily explained. Unfortunately, a teenager has recently found himself facing criminal charges after a concerned citizen contacted police, likely leaving the young man considering his criminal defense.

Police arrest 9 on major drug charges, criminal defense follows

With the dangers of opioids taking center stage, concerns about cocaine may have lessened in many Georgia communities. However, the cocaine trade appears to be running strong, as indicated by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team's recent arrest of nine persons and the seizure of 25 kilograms of uncut cocaine. Authorities say that the drugs have a $4 million street value, which they report to be the narcotics team's biggest single cocaine bust. Criminal defense attorneys will now step forth to evaluate each of the defendants' cases and determine if any of the police arrests were defective, unjustified or otherwise subject to attack.

Man arrested for CNN threats, needs criminal defense strategy

Georgia is the proud home base of CNN News, but being a member of a news network these days can be a harrowing experience at times. Recently, the tension was raised a few notches in CNN's Atlanta headquarters. The company reports that a man from another state plummeted the company with a barrage of allegedly threatening and harassing phone calls. He has been arrested and now will need to explain to criminal defense counsel what motivated him to act. 

70 arrested for marijuana may have strong criminal defense

The police in Cartersville may not be aware of the national trend, including here in Georgia, of treating a small amount of marijuana as a minor offense. Instead, they recently arrested 70 people -- most of them African Americans -- at a party. All 70 of the suspects were arrested and jailed for possession of the same small amount of marijuana that authorities found on the premises. Criminal defense counsel will likely be successful in challenging many of the arrests. 

Criminal defense: Excessive speeding leads to DUI charges for 1

Operating a vehicle at excessive speeds can be dangerous, and may give authorities reason to be suspicious of further wrongdoing. Should an individual fail to notice the lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle, he or she may face additional charges once a traffic stop occurs. A 46-year-old man is facing multiple charges following a recent incident in Georgia, and he is likely working with a criminal defense attorney in preparation for future court proceedings.

Georgia police officer likely contemplating criminal defense

Police officers are expected to uphold the law in all circumstances. It can be quite a shock to hear of an officer accused of committing a crime. One Georgia police corporal is likely working with a criminal defense attorney after being accused of theft and violating her oath, among other charges.

Criminal defense: Georgia man facing DUI and other charges

Whenever a driver makes the choice to drive after consuming alcohol, he or she may face serious consequences. Often, driving under the influence can cause car accidents that lead to injuries or even fatalities. One Georgia man is likely now working with a criminal defense attorney after being charged with DUI regarding a recent accident.

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