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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 »

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 »