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When Are Juveniles in Georgia Charged as Adults?

Every now and then a news story pops up on your timeline about a child being charged and prosecuted as an adult in some state or another for a crime he or she allegedly committed. For instance, I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent “Slender Man” case, in which, two 13-year-old Wisconsi...

Traffic Stops & Drug Dogs: What Cops Can & Cannot Do

This can’t be happening, you think to yourself. You have already had a rough day at work and all you wanted to do was get home as fast as you could to decompress and relax. Not to mention that driving in Atlanta traffic is stressful enough. You can’t deny to the cop who pulled you over that yes...

Do I Need A Lawyer Even If I’m Guilty?

We often get the question, do I still need a lawyer even if I'm guilty? We are all capable of legal mishaps.  Oftentimes, miscommunication, mistakes, or heated moments lead us from dispute to the possibility of charges. The most important aspect of any legal charge is your intent. Many charges...

What is Felony Murder?

Felony murder is at least two crimes, the first crime being the dangerous felony. A serious or inherently dangerous felony can be cruelty to children, burglary, arson, rape, or kidnapping. The second crime in a felony murder is the death or murder that results from the crime, either intentionally, ...

What Are Your Legal Rights When It Comes To The Internet?

When it comes to the internet, you have to remember that you still have legal rights! We all have the right to remain silent and the right against illegal search and seizure. In law enforcement investigations our right to privacy is protected by the constitution, however, what we share over social ...

How Can A Criminal Conviction Affect Your Rights?

How are your rights affected if you've been convicted or a criminal offense? In the following article we discuss some of the ways that a conviction can affect you. Being convicted of a criminal charge can mean many legal restrictions on your rights. To ensure that these legal restrictions don’t be...

Theft Of Auto or Grand Theft Auto Charges?

Have you been charged with theft of auto, grand theft auto, or theft by taking? According to statistics from the FBI, Atlanta ranks fourth in the nation for the number of auto thefts each year. In Georgia carjacking/highjacking and Theft by Taking or receiving stolen property are felony motor ve...

Didn’t commit the crime? Charged with Attempt?

Attempting to commit a criminal act is its own complete crime in GA. The punishment for attempt is connected to the punishment for whatever the completed crime would have been, for example, attempt for a misdemeanor carries a misdemeanor sentence, for a felony the penalty is a minimum of one year in...

Wiretapping, Eavesdropping, and Surveillance

What does the law say about wiretapping, eavesdropping and and Surveillance? Read on to find out more! Last year, Dunwoody police thought they successfully busted up an alleged sex trafficking ring using surveillance and wiretapping. The defendants were charged with keeping a place of prostitution,...

Conditional Discharge in Georgia

You have probably heard about Georgia’s pretrial diversion and first offender laws. However, many people don’t know much about a program under Georgia law known as Conditional Discharge. Much like a pretrial diversion or first offender program, Georgia’s Conditional Discharge program allows fo...

Arrested For Elder Abuse Charges in Georgia?

Georgia is getting older. According to an AJC article published earlier this year, the state’s senior citizen population is on the rise. In fact, the Georgia Council on Aging has reported a 550% increase in elder abuse since 2010. With the steady growth of seniors in Georgia also comes along an in...

Civil Asset Forfeiture FAQ

Current Georgia law allows law enforcement to seize private property from people without a formal charge or conviction of a crime. Georgia has received a poor reputation for taking advantage of civil forfeiture laws, in some cases the courts violate suspect and third-party rights by allowing la...

Prescription Fraud & Doctor Shopping Charges?

Prescription drug abuse in America has been classified as an epidemic by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as more and more Americans are becoming addicted to prescription drugs—either from treating diagnosed illnesses and/or from nonmedical use. It has been reported that in the...

Joyriding and Trespass charges in Georgia

The primary difference between joyriding and other auto theft crimes is intention. Joyriding is taking a car without intending to keep it. Valets and mechanics can be charged with joyriding, as well as family members and strangers. Joyriding is a criminal act punishable under Georgia trespassing law...

Understanding Family Violence Charges 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...

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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