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September 2019 Archives

Deciding to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Talking about finances is often not an enjoyable topic. This is especially true for those dealing with debt and financial hardships. When debt becomes overwhelming, it is not always easy to open up and discuss one's options when it comes to addressing and resolving debt problems. However, there are real debt relief options available, and it is important one explores the bankruptcy process and how it might benefit them.

Will a DUI ruin my military career?

For years, lawmakers have been making DUI restrictions tougher--to lessen the number of people who die in alcohol-related auto accidents. As a result, depending on the circumstances and your blood alcohol level content, a first-offense DUI in Georgia can result in a $1,000 fine, a year in jail and a license suspension. Those punishments may seem harsh, but they are nothing compared to what you'll face if you are a military service member and receive a DUI.

What defense options are available for traffic violations?

Most motorists in Georgia and elsewhere will attest that they get anxiety when they share the road with law enforcement. Whether it is a stopped cruiser attempting to catch speeders or an officer traveling on the highway, the last thing a motorist wants is to get pulled over. While it might be for a simple moving violation, such as speeding, some traffic violations are more severe, carrying with them harsher penalties.

Marijuana laws and penalties in Georgia

The fully legal use and decriminalization of marijuana is a constant hot topic of debate in public, private and political circles. Among the continental United States, 10 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. 15 states have reduced the fees and penalties associated with marijuana-related offenses. Georgia is not one of them.

How can I keep my car in bankruptcy?

You’ve reached the point where you need to restructure your finances. Whether costly medical bills or a recent divorce have driven you to this point, you fortunately have bankruptcy as a way to reset and start over. But what happens to your car when you file for bankruptcy?

Sting operation results in three arrests

Georgia, along with other states, takes a strong stance against drug charges. Thus, law enforcement sets up operations specifically geared towards uncovering drug rings or trafficking operations. While even minor possession charges could mean serious penalties, facing drug trafficking charges could mean severe penalties that could impact the accused for the rest of their life.

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