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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WITNESS IN YOUR CASE IS A NO SHOW?

To a prosecutor’s dismay, witnesses in a criminal trial don’t always cooperative. A prosecutor’s worst nightmare—besides losing a case—is when a witness for the prosecution takes the stand and surprisingly testifies in favor of the defendant. It just doesn’t happen in the movies! It doe...

NOLLE PROSEQUI IN GEORGIA: WHAT IS IT EXACTLY?

A friend of a friend once told you that he had faced criminal charges and jail time but that the prosecutor nol prossed his case. He’s free, having fun and living his best life! Now, due to an unfortunate family fight, you’ve been arrested and charged with simple assault against a family member...

HEARSAY: ADMISSIBILITY OF OUT OF COURT STATEMENTS

In the words of trial advocacy experts, Peter Murphy and D. Barnard, “the rule against hearsay ranks as one of the law’s most celebrated nightmares.” And, it’s true! Even for seasoned attorneys, mastering the rule against hearsay and all of its’ exceptions is a difficult task. However, we...

ANIMAL CRUELTY: HARSHER PENALTIES MAY BE ON THE HORIZON

Many Americans equally love their pets as they do their human children and animal abuse in their eyes is detestable and downright unforgiveable. Currently, in the state of Georgia, animal cruelty is a misdemeanor and the penalty could be a fine up to $1,000.00, up to one year in jail or both. Any G...



THEFT BY TAKING & THEFT BY DECEPTION IN GEORGIA

There are several different kinds of theft offenses under Georgia law and each has different elements that need to be proven by the State’s Attorney to get a conviction. Such offenses include: theft by shoplifting, theft of services, theft by conversion, theft by extortion and theft of lost or mi...


Is Your Loved One Eligible for a Work-Release Program?

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated in Georgia? Is their jail sentence nearing an end? Are they being considered for parole? Maybe they have six months or so left to serve. If so, your loved one may be eligible for a work-release program, which is different than a prison work program. A wor...


Jackson-Denno Hearings

“A defendant has a constitutional right to a fair hearing and reliable determination of the voluntariness of a confession, not influenced by its truth or falsity.” Jackson v. Denno, 378 U. S. 376-377 (1964). FACTS OF THE CASE In June of 1960, Nathan Jackson and Nora Elliot entered a Bro...

Electronic Surveillance: Wiretaps, Warrants & Defenses

For most of us, when the “government” and “wiretapping” are mentioned in the same sentence, a couple of individual comes to mind—J. Edgar Hoover being one of them (Nixon, the other). We have all heard about “Hoover’s Secret Files” and numerous illegal microphones and wiretaps that H...

Theft of Services in Georgia

Remember your teenage and college days? The days when you or your peers made downright stupid decisions and that—if caught—could have landed you in handcuffs. I remember being in college and hanging out at the local midnight diner. One night, a group of other college students were sitting next ...




Criminal Charges for Bail Jumping in Georgia?

If you were arrested and made bail but failed to appear in court, you could be facing a bail jumping charge for violating the conditions of your bail. But, maybe you simply just missed your court date or maybe your absence from court was due to circumstances beyond your control. If you are question...

Georgia Laws on Carrying and Possession of Firearms

The state of Georgia has various gun licensing requirements. Such laws outline when a person needs a license to carry a handgun, where a person can carry a handgun and the penalties for violating Georgia’s gun laws. There are also certain types of firearms that are prohibited in the state of Geor...


The Three Ways to Commit Robbery in Georgia

You are facing a robbery conviction and you have questions. First, you are wondering if you can be charged with robbery if you didn’t use a weapon? Second, all you did was snatch the woman’s purse and ran. How can you be charged with robbery without using any force or making any threats? Third,...

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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