Insanity pleas the issue raised by a special plea of insanity at the time of trial is not whether the defendant can distinguish between right and wrong, whether he is capable at the time of the trial of understand the nature and object of the proceedings going on against him and rightly comprehends his own…

We get asked by clients quite frequently whether or not the fact that they were not read Miranda can throw their case out. Although reading of Miranda rights is not necessary that every roadside stop, in the case of State v. O’Donnell, the facts clearly establish that the defendant was under arrest before the police…

What can the State make me produce without violating my Fifth Amendment rights? While the language of the 5th amendment of the United States Constitution has long been construed to be limited to testimony, the Georgia Constitution has been construed to limit the State from forcing the individual to present evidence, oral or real. However,…

Can the defendant compel the prosecutor or the court to grant use immunity to a witness whose testimony would help the defense? This is an important question asked for a defendant who may have a witness with exculpatory testimony that could be helpful to their defense. The defendant sought to compel the prosecutor or the…

Arrested in Atlanta on Marijuana Possession

Being arrested in Atlanta on Marijuana Possession is a serious charge. Especially if it’s a repeat offense. If you or someone you know has been arrested in Atlanta or accused of the alleged possession of any amount of marijuana, whether for personal use or medical purposes, it is important to discuss your legal options with…

Atlanta High Rated Drug Defense Lawyers

You can be charged with trafficking if you bring enough of a controlled substance into the city of Atlanta from another state or country. If  you are charged with trafficking in the Atlanta Metro area, no doubt about it, you will need an Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer How much of a drug is enough for a…

Arrested for Controlled Substance GA

There can be a lot of confusion on what constitutes a Georgia Controlled Substance. How it can affect you if you are pulled over or searched and the police find you in possession of a”controlled substance”.  Georgia classifies not only well-known drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine as controlled substances, but also the compounds used to…

Drug Defense Lawyer Georgia

Georgia Marijuana Laws can get complex. However, possession, sale, and manufacture are regulated by both the state of Georgia and federal law. In Georgia, marijuana is classed as a controlled substance. Often times, being pulled over on a simple traffic violation can bring an Arrest for a Drug Charge. (Ga. Code Ann. § 16-13-1.) While…

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