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Raising the “Stand Your Ground” Defense in a Georgia Criminal Case

Unfortunately, the day may come when you need to defend yourself against someone you believe is about to injure or kill you. Georgia law gives you the right to protect yourself from such attacks, but your defensive actions must be reasonable in light of the severity of the threat. Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law is… Read More »

Sharp Increase in Georgia Violent Crime Leads to Calls for More Mandatory Minimum Sentences

As a result of an alarming rise in violent crimes, Georgia law enforcement officials are urging legislation that would impose mandatory minimum sentences for a wider range of crimes than are prescribed under current law. Police and sheriffs across the state seek to bar early release for any crime involving use of knives or firearms,… Read More »