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CAN I WITHDRAW MY GUILTY PLEA?

Around 98% of criminal cases get resolved in a guilty plea rather than a trial. This is because trials are risky, and often times, the state will negotiate a plea that is in your favor, resulting in no jail time and sometimes even no criminal charges. Pleas can be a life saver for a defendant. Howev...

Different Criminal Outcomes Explained

Many clients call us wanting to know the different options they have when facing criminal charges. In this article, we will explain most of the common outcomes in a criminal case here in Georgia. What happens if the charges are dropped?  Being charged with a crime doesn't always mean your cas...

WHAT IS RESTITUTION?

You have been found guilty of the crime and not only do you now have a criminal record, but you also have to pay the victim restitution. Restitution is the restoration of something lost or stolen. It is the criminal equivalent of making the victim “whole”.   The restitution statue beg...

Are Traffic Violations Criminal Offenses?

Far too often we receive calls from clients facing traffic charges. In most cases the client doesn’t understand whether her traffic violation is a criminal charge or not.  In this article, we will give you the run-down on what a traffic violation is and how it can impact your criminal record. ...

Georgia Recidivist Statute

I often tell my clients that your criminal history is your resume. If you are constantly getting in trouble with the law, your criminal record will follow you like a shadow. Even crimes that happened 10 years ago will still haunt you today. This is especially true with the enactment of the Georgia R...

Statute of Limitations Law

When you get accused of a crime, the state is legally obligated to bring the charges against you within the specified Statute of Limitations (SOL). SOL is a law which forbids the state from charging someone after a number of specified years have passed. Most crimes have a SOL while other crimes do ...

Can I Get a Traffic Ticket on Private Property

Can I get a traffic ticket on private property? As with any answer in the legal field, the answer is “it depends."   Generally, motor vehicle laws limit police officer’s jurisdiction or authority to highways and public roads.  However, there are a number of exceptions to the general rule....

Pretrial Diversion Programs

What is a Pre-Trial Diversion program? Getting arrested is scary, especially getting arrested for something petty. Don’t panic too much, there are programs for certain defendants that can completely expunge that particular arrest off your record. These programs are called Pre-Trial Diversion o...

Lesser Included Offenses

What is a lesser included offense? A lesser included offense can be a defendant’s best friend, or worst enemy. A lesser included offense is a lesser offense than the original offense charged. Lesser offenses usually have a lesser sentence than the original offense. In Georgia, there are two typ...

Georgia Firearm Laws

In the wake of the recent tragedies that have taken place over America by the use of guns, and all the animosity that gun laws have created, why not dedicate this article to Georgia Gun Laws titled "Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act." This article will discuss what a firearm is, who can carry a firea...

Asset Forfeiture Law

My property got taken by Police and I want to get it back, NOW! Asset forfeiture allows the government to legally take your illegal assets once you have been convicted (and sometimes not even convicted) of a crime; i.e. take your money from you and spend it themselves.  Asset forfeiture can occu...

How Olevik v. State Changed the DUI Game

Summary of Olevik V. State:   Olevik v. State, S17A0738 (10/16/17), is a Supreme Court of Georgia case that changed the way DUI are investigated. In Olevik, appellant was convicted of DUI, failure to maintain lane and no brake lights. He contended that the trial court erred in denying his...

Don’t Let the Police Illegally Search You!

Can the Police search me without a Warrant? The Fourth Amendment provides the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Constitution of the United States as well as the Georgia Constitution forbids not all searche...


Disorderly Conduct Charges

I’ve been charged with disorderly conduct, what shall I do? In Georgia, prosecutors use disorderly conduct charges for a wide variety of conduct. Most city law, as well as the state law provide for disorderly conduct as a criminal offense. Depending on whether the charge is under the city or st...

DUI Law in Georgia

With car sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, why are people still getting caught driving under the influence? It literally makes no sense. However, because drunk driving is still trending around Georgia we will dedicate an article to DUI’s in Georgia, new case law that has changed the shape of DUI’...

Difference Between Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking

Drug offenses are not taken lightly in Georgia. There is a long history of being "tough on drugs" since the 1980s. There are police units that are specifically dedicated to catching people in possession or distributing illegal. Many of legal experts, like us here at Bixon Law, are fighting for a red...

Warrant Out For My Arrest

Warrant Out for My Arrest! Do I have to Turn Myself in? We receive tons of calls from worried clients panicking because a warrant has been issued for their arrest and they don’t know what to do. Common and understandable questions most ask is: What is a warrant and how can the police come and j...

Probation Revocation

So you are here because you either violated your probation, or you know someone who has. So what next? First calm down, a probation revocation does not automatically mean you will be sent to jail. Let’s read about what a probation revocation hearing is and how we can handle one.   What ...

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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