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Georgia’s “Porch Piracy” Law Makes Package Theft a Felony

In June 2021, Georgia joined a handful of other states that have enacted laws meant to tamp down on the growing problem of packages being stolen from front stoops of homes after being delivered. The new law makes “porch piracy” a crime distinct from federal mail theft. Porch piracy is defined as removing three or… Read More »

What Types of Knives Are Illegal to Carry in Georgia?

Georgia places restrictions on the specific type and size of knife that people are permitted to carry. If a law enforcement officer discovers that you are carrying one of those knives, you could face serious charges. Some of the knives that are illegal to carry in Georgia include: Locking blades Razor blades Darts Throwing knives… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

The primary difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Georgia is the severity of the crime. Misdemeanor offenses typically involve acts that result in minor losses and damage to property or victims. Felony crimes, however, tend to be much more serious in nature. The following is an overview of the three main categories of Georgia criminal… Read More »