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Georgia’s Criminal History Record Information Statute Applies Retroactively

On January 19, 2016, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling that upheld the retroactive application of Georgia’s criminal history record information statute, O.C.G.A. § 35-3-37, as amended in 2012.  In Mosley v. Lowe (https://www.gasupreme.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/s15a1722.pdf), the State high court concluded that an arrest from 1996 was eligible for restriction under the current version of O.C.G.A…. Read More »

Are Some Cities Using the Interstates as Cash Registers?

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine sent me an email with a link to the following article: https://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/traffic-tickets-some-cities-use-interstates-as-cas/nn8QT/.  The piece, published by the Decatur Journal- Constitution, describes in detail how certain cities in Georgia generate millions of dollars in revenue through traffic stops.  Commonly referred to as “traffic traps,” these encounters involve local… Read More »