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…

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…

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In the State of Georgia, child support is determined by the Child Support Obligation Table. This table will show a calculation of a dollar amount of the Basic Child Support Obligation that corresponds to the obligor’s level of adjusted income compared with the number of children for whom a child support is being established or…

Georgia Juvenile Laws

In the State of Georgia, annulments can be granted; however, they are very rare. In order for a party in the marriage to get an anullment, the marriage must have been declared void by law. This usually means that the one or both of the parties entering into the marriage were unable to legally contract or…

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