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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...

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,...

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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