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Binding Cases Over in Georgia

What does it mean to bind a case over? Many state level misdemeanors like traffic citations, driving under the influence (DUIs), and other state level misdemeanor crimes such as Shoplifting, Possession of Marijuana (Less than 1 oz.), Criminal Trespass, and more, originate in the Municipal Court o...

Georgia Street Gang Activity

    Georgia Criminal Street Gang Law In 1992, the Georgia Legislature enacted a law that prohibited street gang activity, O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4. The purpose of this law was to deter membership in illicit organizations within the state of Georgia. While it is usually lawful to associat...

Georgia Pimping Law

Georgia Pimping Law Pimping ain’t easy. When most people think of pimping, they think of someone with multiple girlfriends or boyfriends. Contrary to popular belief, pimping is not just a simple colloquial. In Georgia, pimping is considered a sex crime that can carry a lengthy prison sentence. Fr...

Georgia Forgery Laws

Georgia Forgery Laws  Forgery laws are enacted to discourage those who want to gain instant and undue financial and economic advantage over others through trickery and deception.  The basic idea in forgery is the making, possessing, or using of writings, checks, and other instruments that purport...

OBSTRUCTION

Questioning by law enforcement officers can make everyone may feel upset and uncomfortable. Although most officers are trained to be courteous and respectful in enforcement of laws, some officers may be overzealous in the performance of their duties and may act beyond their authority. Initial encoun...

ALFORD PLEA: NEGOTIATING GUILT AND INNOCENCE

Most accused only knew of two ways to deal with indictments filed in the courts by the prosecution: admission or denial. Accused can admit committing the crime and plead guilty or deny the accusation and defend themself rigorously. There are however other options available to the accused. These opti...

GEORGIA TRESPASSING 101

In one way or another we encounter sign posts with the above inscriptions posted on fences and trees. But what do those words mean? What does criminal trespassing mean and how is it committed in Georgia? Criminal Trespass: What is it and what is it not? In Georgia, criminal trespass can be c...

TREATING YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS AS ADULTS IN GEORGIA

It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. When children reach their “teen” years, and even before, trouble can start. However, in Georgia, the State can treat children as adults depending on a variety of circumstances. In Georgia, the onset of criminal responsibility begins when on...

ON CONFESSIONS AND RECANTATIONS

We heard the story of Troy Davis from Savannah, Georgia who was executed through lethal injection despite the recantation of several witnesses as well as appeals from influential organizations and leaders such as Amnesty International, former President Jimmy Carter, and Pope Benedict XVI. We also of...

GEORGIA ROBBERY 101

In Georgia, robbery is committed when a person, with intent to commit theft, takes property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another: By use of force; By intimidation, by the use of threat or coercion, or by placing such person in fear of immediate serious bodily injur...

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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