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Darren Sharper Cuts Plea Deal

Mar 25, 2015 -- 12:57pm

Former NFL player Darren Sharper cuts Plea Deal to multiple charges of Sexual Assault in a Las Vegas courtroom. Sharper is accused of using a “date rape” drug to sexually assault his “dates”. Two of the common “date rape” drugs are GHB, also know as “Georgia Home Boy” and Rohypnol, commonly known as “Roofies” . Both can be put in an unsuspecting victims drink, and are colorless and odorless. Sharper’s plea deal is the first of several to come in multiple courts (Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada). In the Las Vegas, Nevada Plea he was sentenced to serve a Max of 8 years, to serve 9 years in the Arizona case, and faces up to 20 years in the California charges. NEVER consume a drink at a bar that you did not see mixed or poured. 

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March Madness Gambling in Georgia

Mar 18, 2015 -- 11:21am

“I’m Shocked, Shocked to find that gambling is going on in here” Captain Renault, Casablanca. Yes concerned citizens of North Fulton, you are safer today than you were yesterday, as a SWAT team has raided Pepperoni’s Tavern, and busted 23 “menaces to society” as they wagered on which college basketball team would win the NCAA tourney. Yes, Georgia law. 16-12-22 makes such betting illegal, even in small sums in your office pool. But of course you can to to the gas station and bet in the State Government run lottery, ‘cause the State gets a big piece of the ACTION. I can assure you that while the dozen or more officers that were involved in this RAID ON EVIL at the Pizza place, someone’s home was broken into, someone was assaulted, a drunk driver caused an accident, etc. Oh , and apparently there were several pizza’s confiscated as evidence and are in “ safe keeping” 

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DUI Convictions and Auto Insurance

Mar 13, 2015 -- 1:50pm

Can a DUI Conviction Affect Your Auto Insurance Rates?

 

A DUI conviction can cost you up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000.00 on a first offense, but the costs don’t end there.  A recent study by Nerd Wallet, Inc. found that Atlanta ranks 5th in the nation for insurance premium increases following a DUI.    Atlanta drivers can expect a 75% rate hike on average after a first time DUI conviction. Law Enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend looking for impaired drivers, and they will be ready for one of their busiest holidays of the year as the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin.

Be sure to include a safe way home in your plans, a designated driver, taxi or Uber. But if you or someone you know is facing Atlanta DUI charges, call experienced DUI attorney Ray Giudice available to help you 24/7 at (404)946 4185.    

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Super Speeder Law in Georgia

Feb 25, 2015 -- 12:53pm

Georgia is getting tough on speeders by raising fines.

 

Effective January 1, 2010, Georgia changed its speeding laws for Super Speeders. Super Speeders are high risk drivers who put other drivers at risk by ignoring speed restrictions in roads and highways in Georgia. Under the Super Speeder Law (Georgia Law HB 160) offenders will be subject to additional fines and could result in the suspension of driving privileges. This law adds an additional $200.00 for high risk drivers who drive 75 MPH or more on any two lane road, o 85 MPH or more anywhere in the state of Georgia. Georgia officials hope to reduce high risk speeders by creating tougher laws and higher fines.

Speeding in Georgia could cost you your driver’s license, driving privileges, and much higher fines. If you are faced with a Super Speeder ticket, contact me to discuss your options and save your license. 

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What will the Student Disciplinary Hearing determine for Florida State’s Jameis Winston?

Oct 22, 2014 -- 11:03am

FSU’s Winston is facing nothing but bad options. FSU, under federal “title 9” requirements must investigate the sexual assault allegation against Winston. The university’s need to hold a student disciplinary court hearing, puts Winston in danger of being suspended by FSU, and opens the door to a Civil Lawsuit and perhaps criminal charges for assault by the alleged victim. University rules prohibit a lawyer from representing Winston’s case, and as he has shown in the past, Winston has the ability to say and do the wrong thing at the worst time.

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Did Adrian Peterson cross the line in using a switch to “whoop” his 4 year old son 10 to 15 times?

Sep 22, 2014 -- 10:25am

A parent’s right to discipline his or her child comes into conflict with the criminal laws on assault and child abuse. Does the Texas “Corporal Punishment” Statute permit leaving visible cuts on a child’s buttocks, back and scrotum, or will a Jury consider Peterson’s actions “tough love” and an effort by a loving parent to teach his son “right from wrong”? The doctor who examined the child called the cuts “extensive” and alerted Law Enforcement. The Grand Jury, a sample reflection of the community where the “whopping” took place, called it “negligent or reckless injury to a child”. Peterson denies any intent to harm the child, and it will be up to a Jury to determine if this was an act of loving discipline, or a crime.

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