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Distinguishing a “Terry Stop” from an Arrest

In the America we live in today, it is imperative that private citizens know their rights. The Fourth Amendment protects us “against unreasonable searches and seizures” and “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.” In order for the Fourth Amendment to be triggered, an encounter be...

Cyberstalking & Cyberbullying Laws in Georgia

We live in a world divided by states, countries and continents. Yet, we are all still connected by one thing—the Internet. I don’t think any of us could ever imagine a life without social media or the ability to electronically communicate with our family and friends. And, while the Internet has...


DUI Checkpoint Season is Upon Us

The holiday season is always filled with food, family and fun—and alcohol, which can result in serious legal issues if you make the decision to drink and drive and you just happen to stumble upon a DUI checkpoint. To some, DUI roadblocks and sobriety checkpoints are viewed as a trap by law enforc...

Hit& Run Accidents: What Does Georgia State Law Require?

Hit & Run Accidents: What Georgia State Law Requires? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal hit and run crashes are trending upwards. In Georgia this year, there have been a number of hit and run cases. On February 2, 2018, Anthony Lingoes was the victim of a...

No Hate Crime Laws In Georgia?

As experienced criminal defense lawyers in Georgia, we not only feel it’s our duty to keep you updated on specific offenses under Georgia law but, also, to keep you informed of other news related to the area of criminal law in general—such as why the state of Georgia has yet to pass hate-crime ...

Still Illegal: Physician-Assisted Suicide in Georgia

In the United States, there are only a handful of states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide—Georgia is not one of them. Those states include California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Washington D.C. And, many people facing terminal illnesses believe it is their in...

Criminal Gang Activity Laws in Georgia?

While on the campaign trail, Georgia’s newly elected governor, Brian Kemp, made a promise to crack down on gang activity. Back in April, Kemp told Marietta voters, “We have a gang problem in Georgia. It’s a crisis.” And, investigators from the statewide organization GGIA (Georgia Gang Inves...

Statutory Rape: Consent is Not a Defense

You have been single for a while and decide to test the waters of online dating. One day, you receive a message from “SheBadd_1987.” You review her profile. She has stated that she attends the local community college, waitresses at a local bar and has her own apartment. Also, her profile pictur...

Incest & the Gravity of Such Sex Crimes in Georgia

Just this month, an ex-Georgia high school football star who briefly signed with the Atlanta Falcons was arrested by Columbus police after allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old female relative. The man, identified as Justin Crawford, faces felony charges of incest, sodomy and enticing a child fo...

Still Illegal: Physician-Assisted Suicide in Georgia

In the United States, there are only a handful of states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide—Georgia is not one of them. Those states include California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Washington D.C. And, many people facing terminal illnesses believe it is thei...

Charged with public indecency in Georgia?

Indecent exposure is otherwise known as the crime of public indecency in the state of Georgia. It is considered a sex crime and a conviction of public indecency can have a lasting effect on your life. It can be downright damaging. Not only can being charged and convicted of public indecency stain y...

Feticide: The Basics From An Atlanta Defense Lawyer

Early on an August morning of this year—at exactly 2:20 a.m.—Cobb County resident Elvin Durant pulled out a black folding knife and stabbed his pregnant wife to death. Unfortunately, the unborn child also died. Durant was arrested and charged with felony murder, feticide and two counts of aggra...




The Intoxication Defense? When Is It Applicable?

You’re drunk! Your eyes are blood shot red. Your speech is slurred. You’re stumbling out of the bar. And, you’re wearing the stench of alcohol like it’s a new scent of cologne—it’s all over you. The bartender should have stopped serving you after you had your tenth beer, but you flashed...


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...

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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