UPS Worker Killed on Dock

UPS drivers are easily recognized by their brown uniforms and trucks. They drive through our neighborhoods every day, dropping off packages that people are eagerly anticipating. While many of us think of UPS as made up entirely of these people we rou...

Can I Go to Jail for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia?

Most people are aware that it is generally illegal to possess non-prescription narcotics and other illicit drugs. If the police find you with heroin, cocaine and even marijuana, you could be looking at jail time. But what about possessing tools and i...

Can I Move to Another State While on Probation?

You have found yourself on probation for a criminal offense. You want a fresh start and have family in another state. You are considering moving, but you don’t think you can. After all, if you don’t follow the rules and restrictions of yo...

Do Domestic Crimes Really Spike During the Holidays?

It seems to make sense that domestic crimes would spike over the holidays. Tensions may be up, stress can be high, and there may even be a bit more alcohol consumed than usual. The truth of the matter, though, is that the spike of domestic crimes dur...

Winter-Weather Driving is Here

The wintery weather prompted Georgia DOT to issue multiple warnings leading up to the weekend. Crews were out and about on the state’s highways spreading brine in an attempt to prevent as much ice as possible from forming on and sticking to the...

Fault Still in Question in Atlanta Accident

A crash at the intersection of Marietta Boulevard and Tacoma Drive occurred in the morning hours of Monday, December 4. The crash left five people injured, and it involved a semi truck and van. The Atlanta police are still trying to determine who is ...

Smartphone Breathalyzers Could Curb DUIs

This year, the Colorado Department of Transportation gave away 475 smartphone breathalyzers to residents who had previously been convicted of driving under the influence. The department then surveyed the people to determine how the devices impacted t...

Police Could Soon Conduct Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

During the last week of November, The Supreme Court was dealing with a case involving digital privacy. The high court was determining how exactly to apply legal rules in a way that would keep pace with rapidly advancing technology. According to repor...

Can I Get Off Probation Early?

If you are convicted of a crime, one of the best things you can hope for, aside from being given no time at all, is to be sentenced to probation. Essentially, probation is a prison (or jail) sentence that you serve within the community. In other word...

What Happens If I Miss Jury Duty?

If you have received a jury summons in the mail and been tempted to rip it up, throw it in the garbage or otherwise ignore it, you aren’t alone. Jury duty means time off of work and a general upheaval to your schedule. Yes, it’s your civi...

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