Monthly Archives: September 2017

Marijuana Arrests Put Georgia 6th in Nation

The State of Georgia takes a serious stand against illegal drugs. When it comes to arrest statistics, marijuana possession accounts for more than 90% of all forms of marijuana arrests. Georgia ranks 6th for marijuana arrest drug charges and crimes; New York, Texas, Florida, California, and Illinois, are ranked one through five. Georgia Penalties for Marijuana Arrests While Marijuana is not a scheduled substance it is regulated under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. Charges may be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. The penalties, fines and/or terms of imprisonment vary for marijuana arrests of possession, possession with intent to sell, […]

Negligent Security Liability Claim Your Legal Option

There are two types of premises liability claims that can be filed against a property owner for injuries that happen on their property or land. Negligent security liability, one of the two types, is a claim against a property owner for harm caused through the reckless or intentional criminal conduct of another person. This claim places a duty on the land or business owner to protect them from the criminal acts of others that cause injury that may occur due to lack of sufficient security, lighting, or warnings for example. Common Locations for Claims Claims for negligent security are typically […]

Back to School Safety is Everyone’s Business

Every fall when school starts back up drivers are faced with more traffic, more delays due to a stopped and loading school bus, and an increased need of attention due to children walking or riding their bike to school. The Georgia DOT urges drivers every fall and throughout the school year to put back to school safety first when around school zones, when children are on or near the roadway, and when a school bus is loading or unloading students. School Related Vehicle Accidents Accident research data has shown that more children are hit by a car near a school […]

Dog Bite Liability Law After an Attack

The State of Georgia imposes strict liability law statutes regarding any dog bite. While the law covers injury to a person, certain criteria need to be met in order for the dog owner to become liable for any injuries their dog causes. Dog Bite Criteria In Georgia, dog bite liability needs to meet three criteria in order for the State statutes to impose liability on the dog owner. The three criteria are: The dog must first be considered vicious or dangerous; within city limits this can be demonstrated as easily as showing the animal was required to be leashed per […]