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Marijuana Drug Trafficking in Georgia

marijuana trafficking As our country slowly moves towards decriminalizing marijuana, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that the law currently does not take marijuana related charges seriously. In Georgia, marijuana is still very much illegal, and you can be prosecuted for trafficking marijuana even if you li...


FIGHTING WORDS: A LEGAL INVITATION TO FIGHT?

theft of mislaid property “Fighting Words” is not necessarily a phrase you would expect to find in a body of law, namely because you wouldn’t even find the phrase in a dictionary. The phrase in and of itself is entirely subjective. Generally, people think of fighting words as offensive or provocative words designed to...

Criminal Convictions and Restoration of Rights in Georgia

indictment A Pardon is an order of official forgiveness and is granted to those individuals who have maintained a good reputation in their community following the completion of their sentence(s). A Pardon is an official statement attached to the criminal record that states that the State of Georgia has pardon...


The Legality of Masks in Georgia

georgia mask law In the wake of the novel Coronavirus of 2020, masks and discussions surrounding them have become an ever-present part of daily life. Their newfound significance to our society has pushed America to redefine the place of masks in our legal system. On April 13th, 2020, Georgia governor Brian Kemp...

OPEN CONTAINER LAW IN GEORGIA

open container georgia Although the fact that there are “open container” laws is fairly common knowledge, very few people know exactly what those laws are or the criteria for being charged with a violation. This may be because these laws vary from state to state, or more likely because they are intricate, long, and f...

THE 3 TYPES OF BATTERY IN GEORGIA

battery Many people might assume battery is just a physical altercation where somebody gets beat up. Common examples that come to mind may include a bar fight, domestic violence, or a fight at a sporting event. In the eyes of the law, however, the definition of battery is much broader and has multiple ...

Addiction and Mental Health Resources

drug resources The criminal justice system can be both harsh and lenient, depending on the particular situation. Showing that someone is attempting to better themselves and change things about themselves so that they will not offend again can go a long way towards garnering the goodwill of the court. This is espe...

HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY IN GEORGIA?

indictment Popular Atlanta restaurant, Fellini’s Pizza, was recently robbed at gunpoint. Two men walked into the establishment on McClendon Avenue, entering from different doors. According to the police report, they pointed guns at the employees and ordered them to lie on the floor. An employee was, unfortu...

PROBATION VIOLATIONS IN GEORGIA

battery Everyone, in general terms, has an idea of what probation is—a mechanism within the criminal justice system that allows a person convicted of a crime to avoid jail time or a prison sentence. This includes both convictions for misdemeanor and felony offenses. No one wants to spend time behind bars...

PUBLIC INDECENCY CHARGE IN GEORGIA?

Public Indecency Georgia Years ago, a good friend of mine moved to New York. Within her first week there she experienced an unfortunate incident. She’d left her car in storage down South and had resigned herself to riding public transportation for her time there. She was thrilled to be in the “big” city and to experi...



A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY: CASH STORM ON I-285

theft by taking If you didn’t hear about the cash storm on I-285 back in July, I am going to guess you’ve been living under the proverbial rock. It was literally raining money! Dozens of Atlanta drivers pulled over on the highway to catch the flying cash after a door swung open on an armored truck, spilling cl...

So What’s Evidence?

evidence Whether it was the popular podcast Serial or Netflix's Making a Murderer, the interest in the true crime genre has exploded and won't be letting up anytime soon. We continue to be obsessed and entertained with crime, the criminals who commit it and their journey through the criminal ...

WHAT IS A PRELIMINARY HEARING?

preliminary hearing There are many stages of a case—the first being that of a preliminary hearing. The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine whether there is sufficient probable cause to believe the defendant committed the crime(s) in the alleged warrant issued against him or her. The "... purpose of a co...

KIDNAPPING: A SERIOUS FELONY IN GEORGIA

kidnapping Once upon a time, there used to be a huge cork board hanging in the entrance of most Walmart stores. I remember seeing them as a child. The boards were not filled with advertisements for movers, garage sales or photos of lost pets. The board was filled with photos of missing children. It was a frig...

UPSKIRT PHOTOS ARE FELONIES IN GEORGIA

marijuana According to the AJC, an Acworth man was recently arrested for taking an upskirt photo of a woman as she shopped at a Publix supermarket. The woman reportedly told officers that she noticed a "suspicious male taking a photograph with his phone, from underneath her dress." She then contacted store m...

SLIDER CRIMES: A NEW TYPE OF THEFT CRIME IN GEORGIA

slider crimes There has been a recent rash of crimes near Georgia Tech's campus lately. Earlier this month, a woman pumping gas at the Shell gas station off of 14th Street and Northside Drive was robbed at gunpoint by four men whom are still at large. It was 6:30 p.m., still daylight outside when a Maroon Kia Op...

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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