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Drug Trafficking Consequences in Georgia

We doubt there’s a person alive who hasn’t heard about or even watched an episode of Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black (OITNB). Renewed for a seventh season and still going strong with loyal viewers, OITNB is a comedy-drama series adapted from Piper Kerman’s 2010 memoir: Orange Is...

Reckless Conduct Charges in Georgia

You’ve heard it before. You should know better. In Georgia it is not a relic of childhood. Certain actions, when one knew or should have known of the consequences, constitute a crime. Georgia code § 16-5-60 covers reckless conduct, which is causing harm to or endangering the bodily safety of a...

Consequences for Armed Robbery

  Not only is Armed Robbery a serious offense in Georgia, but Georgia is known for its heavy-handed approach when it comes to sentencing for the crime. For example, until recently one Gwinnett County Judge held the record for longest prison sentence in Georgia history after convicting a gang...

High and Aggravated Misdemeanors in Georgia

Your nineteen-year-old son has always been a good kid. He’s never been in any serious trouble. Maybe a time or two, in high school, he was sent to detention for not paying attention in class. That’s because he was drawing in his favorite sketchbook. He’s an artist and you’ve always nurtured ...

Carry on. Georgia Law; Concealed Carry v Open Carry

Open carry is the right to carry a lawfully owned handgun into a public space and the handgun is visible to the public. Concealed carry is the right to carry a lawfully owned handgun into a public space, yet the handgun is not visible to members of the public.   Under Georgia law if one m...

Child Molestation

In Georgia, the offense of Child Molestation is governed by O.C.G.A. § 16-6-4. First, the person must have the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either themselves or the child. The offender may be charged with Child Molestation when: any immoral or indecent act is done to, in t...


Kidnapping vs. False Imprisonment

The charges of Kidnapping and False Imprisonment can easily be confused as the same offense. However, the elements the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt and the terms of punishment are very different. Kidnapping is governed by O.C.G.A. § 16-5-40. Kidnapping occurs when a person abducts or ...

Georgia Rape Laws

If you or a loved one is the victim of a sexual offense, please seek help and contact your local law enforcement. There are many resources for support such as the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE. As mandated by O.C.G.A. § 16-6-1, the offense of rape occurs when there is any penet...

Pass. Fail. Refuse. Field Sobriety Test and your Rights

Pass. Fail. Refuse. Field Sobriety Test and your Rights   Drivers are more than aware that driving under the influence is illegal. Drivers should use Uber or a Designated Driver when they plan to have a drink that would make them less safe behind the wheel. However, if one should find the...

Appealing Your Case in Georgia

If a party to a case believes a court’s judgment was made in error, an appeal may be filed to have the issue reviewed by another court. It is strongly encouraged for parties to obtain a lawyer to represent them in an appeal. There are complex rules and strict deadlines to observe in an appeal proc...

Have You Been Accused of Shoplifting?

In Georgia, the offense of shoplifting is termed “Theft by Shoplifting,” which is outlined in O.C.G.A. § 16-8-14. Theft by Shoplifting occurs when a person, who acts alone or with another, with the intention of taking property without paying or depriving the owner of the property. The following...

Confidential Informants

A confidential informant, more commonly referred to as a snitch, is a great investigative tool for law enforcement. Confidential informants can be used in all types of investigations, but they are, however, more commonly used in drug offenses. For example, confidential informants are sometimes hired...

Fingerprint Identification

Identifying a criminal defendant is the first element a prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in any criminal case.  This can be done through numerous ways.  Some defendants are identified by eyewitness testimony and DNA evidence.  Another common way to identify a criminal def...

Your Right to a Speedy Trial Explained

The Sixth Amendment to the United States proscribes numerous rights related to a defendant’s criminal trial; one of those, is the right to speedy trial.  The right to a speedy trial ensures that a criminal defendant is brought to trial within a reasonable time after an arrest.  The history of th...

Rights: The Right to Confront Evidence Used Against You!

When the Apostle Paul, on trial for various crimes, appeared at his trial, Festus said to the King, “[I]t is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face and have license to answer for himself concerning the crime laid again...

Sentencing: Probation as an Alternative to Incarceration

Some legal scholars refer to probation as a jail sentence that allows you to serve your time in the community so long as you follow the rules.  While close, technically probation is a judicially imposed “criminal sentence that, subject to stated conditions, releases a convicted person into the co...

Evidence: Chain of Custody

During trial, pursuant to the rules of evidence, only relevant evidence a be admitted.  However, as a general rule, all evidence is relevant.  This can prove to be difficult, especially in criminal cases, when time or human error become involved.  Such issues fall under what is referred to as the...

Breakdown of Miranda Rights

Miranda Rights We have all, at some point in our lives, be it television, movies, or real life, heard the Miranda Rights.  But where do these warnings come from and what do they mean? This article will outline the history and application of the infamous Miranda Rights.  Throughout this article,...

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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