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Understanding Family Violence Laws in Georgia

You’ve had your son for the weekend and now it’s time to drop him back off with his mother. She’s warned you to drop him off at the end of the driveway and never to come onto her property. You ignore her request and walk your son up to the front door. She’s asked you to leave and you refuse....

Prostitution Charges in Georgia?

It is understood that prostitution is illegal. In many minds it’s clear, paying for sex is against the law. But under Georgia law it may not be so simple. For example, can having your “tuition handled by some random” become a criminal act and not just a Drake lyric?   What is Prosti...

Arrested for the First Time? Pretrial Diversion can help!

Recently arrested for the first time? And, for an offense such as shoplifting, disorderly conduct, minor in possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana or other minor drug charges? If so and before you take a plea deal, call Bixon Law—we can look into the facts of your case and determine if you...

Are You Facing Cruelty to Children Charges in Georgia?

Cruelty to Children In January of this year, one of David and Louise Turpin’s 13 children escaped their home and called 911 to report one of the worse cases of child cruelty this country has recently seen. According to various news reports, the couple: physically abused their children by beati...

Charged with Party to a Crime?

 Being charged with party to a crime can be confusing for many people. If you have been charged with party to a crime in Georgia, read on to find out how this charge works! Your best friend’s girlfriend is cheating on him with a guy named Bob. He calls you and tells you that he is going to go ...

The Opioid Crisis and your Rights

As the opioid crisis gains in momentum it is important to stay informed about drug laws. Experienced counsel can help if you find yourself dealing with a prescription drug charge. It is important to remember that abuse and distribution of prescription drugs is no different from “street” drug dis...


Drug Trafficking Consequences in Georgia

We doubt there’s a person alive who hasn’t heard about or even watched an episode of Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black (OITNB). Renewed for a seventh season and still going strong with loyal viewers, OITNB is a comedy-drama series adapted from Piper Kerman’s 2010 memoir: Orange Is...

Reckless Conduct Charges in Georgia

You’ve heard it before. You should know better. In Georgia it is not a relic of childhood. Certain actions, when one knew or should have known of the consequences, constitute a crime. Georgia code § 16-5-60 covers reckless conduct, which is causing harm to or endangering the bodily safety of a...

Consequences for Armed Robbery

  Not only is Armed Robbery a serious offense in Georgia, but Georgia is known for its heavy-handed approach when it comes to sentencing for the crime. For example, until recently one Gwinnett County Judge held the record for longest prison sentence in Georgia history after convicting a gang...

A Split Second Decision: Misdemeanors in Georgia

Your nineteen-year-old son has always been a good kid. He’s never been in any serious trouble. Maybe a time or two, in high school, he was sent to detention for not paying attention in class. That’s because he was drawing in his favorite sketchbook. He’s an artist and you’ve always nurtured ...

Carry on. Georgia Law; Concealed Carry v Open Carry

Open carry is the right to carry a lawfully owned handgun into a public space and the handgun is visible to the public. Concealed carry is the right to carry a lawfully owned handgun into a public space, yet the handgun is not visible to members of the public.   Under Georgia law if one m...

Child Molestation

In Georgia, the offense of Child Molestation is governed by O.C.G.A. § 16-6-4. First, the person must have the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either themselves or the child. The offender may be charged with Child Molestation when: any immoral or indecent act is done to, in t...


Kidnapping vs. False Imprisonment

The charges of Kidnapping and False Imprisonment can easily be confused as the same offense. However, the elements the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt and the terms of punishment are very different. Kidnapping is governed by O.C.G.A. § 16-5-40. Kidnapping occurs when a person abducts or ...

Georgia Rape Laws

If you or a loved one is the victim of a sexual offense, please seek help and contact your local law enforcement. There are many resources for support such as the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE. As mandated by O.C.G.A. § 16-6-1, the offense of rape occurs when there is any penet...

Pass. Fail. Refuse. Field Sobriety Test and your Rights

Pass. Fail. Refuse. Field Sobriety Test and your Rights   Drivers are more than aware that driving under the influence is illegal. Drivers should use Uber or a Designated Driver when they plan to have a drink that would make them less safe behind the wheel. However, if one should find the...

Appealing Your Case in Georgia

If a party to a case believes a court’s judgment was made in error, an appeal may be filed to have the issue reviewed by another court. It is strongly encouraged for parties to obtain a lawyer to represent them in an appeal. There are complex rules and strict deadlines to observe in an appeal proc...

Have You Been Accused of Shoplifting?

In Georgia, the offense of shoplifting is termed “Theft by Shoplifting,” which is outlined in O.C.G.A. § 16-8-14. Theft by Shoplifting occurs when a person, who acts alone or with another, with the intention of taking property without paying or depriving the owner of the property. The following...

Confidential Informants

A confidential informant, more commonly referred to as a snitch, is a great investigative tool for law enforcement. Confidential informants can be used in all types of investigations, but they are, however, more commonly used in drug offenses. For example, confidential informants are sometimes hired...

About Attorney Michael Bixon

Michael Bixon is a life-long believer in making the best of any situation and looking forward to a bright future. He brings that same philosophy to his practice and focus in helping people facing insurmountable circumstances. For Michael, going out of his way for his clients, being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and ensuring they receive just representation is the only way to operate his practice.

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