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Georgia Parking Tickets Can Lead to Big Fines

The State of Georgia has numerous violations for which you could receive parking tickets. The fines for a parking ticket may vary depending on the area, or jurisdiction, where you received your ticket and fine. Each jurisdiction in Georgia has its own local ordinances, but the parking laws listed below apply to all jurisdictions in the state. Disputing Parking Tickets in Georgia Disputes for parking tickets must be made within 14 days from the date of the ticket. A copy of the ticket must accompany the dispute form. Specific information regarding the ticket number must be included. It may take up to 60 […]

Shoplifting in Georgia Serious Offense

Atlanta, Georgia ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities for the crime of shoplifting. Shoplifting is serious business and a serious offense. Nationwide there are over half a million shoplifting incidents daily, which account for over 35 million dollars of merchandise stolen every day. The most common items stolen are groceries, cosmetics, electronics, and clothing. Georgia Laws on Shoplifting In Georgia shoplifting is a serious crime. Shoplifting, under Georgia law, is a person who commits the offense of theft by shoplifting either alone or with another person with the intent of taking merchandise for their own use without paying for […]

Store Assembly Mistakes Cause Injury

Many people today do not have the time, skill, or tools needed to assemble items like a bicycle, BBQ grill, lawn mower, or other larger outdoor equipment. When a product is not put together correctly by store assembly personnel, an everyday item can become dangerous and lead to severe injuries. Personal Injury Claims Related to Store Assembly Bicycles roll out of Walmart, Target, sporting goods stores and bicycle shops all over the country every day. It has been found that those assembling the bikes are often not specially trained with the unhappy result of a poor store assembly job, which […]

Amusement Park Summertime Accidents Common

Summertime fun and good times can often be ruined by an injury or accident at a local Georgia amusement park or entertainment center. In Georgia there is a set of rules and regulations for Amusement Ride Safety that requires any theme park that operates a ride to have accident insurance coverage for liability or injuries that happen in that park. Park owners have a responsibility to make the park and the rides safe for public use. Common Georgia Amusement Parks The State of Georgia has numerous theme and water parks across the state, many around and within driving distance of […]

Simple Assault Charges Need Legal Representation

In Georgia, the simple assault code represents the most basic category of an assault charge. In this state, the charge of simple assault involves an attempt to use violence against another, making threats of violence where the other person fears they will be harmed. A simple assault is a misdemeanor under Georgia law and can result in one year of jail time, and/or fines and community service. Assault Charges on the Rise Nationwide rates of violent crimes have increased. According to the Justice Department’s National Crime Victimization Survey it was found that the increase was due to an increase in assaults, […]

Top Reasons to Call a Criminal or Personal Injury Lawyer

Many people go through life without ever having the need to consult with or hire an attorney. There are numerous legal matters that do not require the services of a lawyer; however, even the smallest infraction can often lead to bigger legal issues, fines, or even jail. And personal injury cases can impact your future health and financial security. While everyone’s legal situation is different it may be wise to consult with an attorney to avoid any future problems. Good legal representation can prevent situations that you may not foresee at the time. When you Need to Call an Attorney […]

How Many Georgia Driving Laws Are You Breaking?

Even when you think you are obeying all the driving laws in the State of Georgia you may actually be breaking one if not more laws. List of Little Known Georgia Driving Laws Not being aware of a specific law does not let you “off the hook” for a ticket or points on your driving record. Many drivers are unaware of the following laws until they are pulled over and given a ticket. Going the speed limit – In Georgia there is a “Slowpoke Law” that requires a driver in the left lane to move over if a faster car is […]

Misdemeanors and Felony Differences

Many crimes may be classified as either misdemeanors or a felony depending on the level of severity. The crime committed may fall into several different categories which may raise the seriousness, penalty and fine from a misdemeanor to a felony. The severity of a crime may also be viewed differently by the court system on how much potential jail time someone may face. Legal Help Can Reduce Penalties When it comes to criminal charges, retaining a qualified attorney can help ensure you have the best defense for either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Both types of crimes can result in […]

Slip and Fall Injury Claims Compensated

In Georgia a slip and fall resulting in an injury is a common everyday occurrence. The National Floor Safety Institute, or NFSI, reports that over 25,000 slip and fall accidents happen every day in the U.S. In Georgia the most common premises liability claim is for a slip or trip with a fall that causes injury and the need for medical treatment. Slip and Fall Premises Liability Claims A premises liability claim is related to a personal injury incurred while on business or private property. An injury from a slip and fall or trip and fall with injury may happen […]

Construction Accident Law Suit for Full Compensation

Construction workers are surrounded by potential hazards every day. Construction accidents are among the most common reported injuries on the job and often include severe life threatening injuries and death. Being the victim of a work site accident typically creates a hardship for the person and their family, causes an extended time where they are unable to work, and often the injured worker needs weeks and months of medical treatment and care. Construction Accidents Happen Anywhere Injury reports around Atlanta and Georgia demonstrate the wide variety of construction accidents that can occur during the normal course of a work day. […]