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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...

GEORGIA’S FIRST OFFENDER ACT INFORMATION AND UPDATES

Georgia’s General Assembly has always been looking for ways to reintegrate offenders into the society. Within the last two years, several laws pertaining to first offenders were enacted. In 2015, law was passed mandating that those charged with a crime must be informed about their first time offen...

BASICS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN GEORGIA

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) 16-5-21(b) states that a person commits the offense of aggravated assault when he or she assaults: With intent to murder, to rape, or to rob; With a deadly weapon or with any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a pe...

GEORGIA’S STREET GANG ACT 101

The existence of gangs in Georgia is a reality. However, Georgia gangs exist not only in highly urbanized areas but also in small towns and suburban places. Territories can be marked with graffiti, vandalism, as well as other methods. If these territories are disrespected by other gangs, gang wars c...

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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