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Blog October 15, 2013

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Tort lawyers generally refer to a bodily injury “case” as a situation that includes one or more people who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of one or more people or entities.  A car wreck is the classic, and probably the most common, example of a tort “case.”  Imagine you are stopped at […]

Blog October 3, 2013

Understanding Georgia’s First Time Offenders Act (O.C.G.A. Section 42-8-60, et seq.)

What is it? Georgia’s First Time Offenders Act is a law that allows some first time offenders charged with certain crimes to enter a plea of “guilty” or “nolo contendere” but avoid a conviction.  No person can be sentenced under the First Time Offenders Act on more than one occasion. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation […]

Blog August 14, 2013

How Am I Going to Pay These Medical Bills?

Let’s use a hypothetical to understand how the health care billing system works and who is responsible for paying your medical bills.  The following is an overview of a very complex, intricate, system of civil justice that is constantly evolving.  In writing this post, I have used broad generalizations and assumptions that may or may […]

Blog August 1, 2013

Record Restriction: The New Expungement

Generally, if you are convicted of a crime in Georgia, your criminal record will always contain information about the conviction.  With few exceptions, a conviction is permanent and will remain on your permanent criminal record forever, and your record cannot be restricted. Until July 1, 2013, Georgia law provided a statutory means for expunging a […]

Blog July 8, 2013

The Importance of High Quality Photographs in Personal Injury Cases

As soon as possible after the injury occurs, someone on behalf of the injured person should take high quality, in-focus, color photographs of the scene from various angles, and every witness and other person at the scene.  If the incident involves a car crash, photographs should be taken of all vehicles involved in the collision, […]

Blog July 3, 2013

Fear Of The Unknown: What Is The Outcome Going To Be?

Humans innately fear the unknown.  In a criminal case, the unknown is a slow, imperfect legal system that often produces a result that includes jail or prison time.  It is this fear of the unknown, combined with a basic understanding that jail or prison time could lay ahead, that drives people to seek out someone, […]

Blog June 26, 2013

They Didn’t Read Me My Rights!

Many times, clients say something like, “the officer didn’t read me my rights, so my case will get thrown out, right?”  Or, my client will say something like, “I don’t know if it’s important, but nobody read me my rights.” What, if anything, is the significance of not being “read your rights?”  The answer is […]

Blog June 25, 2013

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The most common question I hear is, “Do I need a lawyer?”  Or, sometimes the question is phrased, “Do I really need a lawyer?”  To understand the answer to that question, one should understand exactly what a lawyer is.  The American Bar Association defines a lawyer (also called attorney, counsel, counselor, barrister, or solicitor) as […]

Blog June 17, 2013

Attorney’s fees, expenses, and court costs

What does the attorney’s fee cover, and what doesn’t it cover? If I represent you, this question will be answered, in detail, in a written agreement that you and I will sign.  Generally, an attorney’s fee is compensation for professional legal services performed by an attorney for a client, in or out of court. Our […]

Blog July 16, 2012

Lawyers and doctors who pay runners for injured clients in motor vehicle accident cases are breaking the criminal laws of the State of Georgia!

Our Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, and advertising, as long as it is not false, fraudulent, or misleading, is free speech.  See Alexander v. Cahill, 598 F.3d 79 (2010), Harrell v. The Florida Bar, 608 F.3d 1241 (2010), and Public Citizen, Inc. v. Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 632 F.3d 212 (2011).  However, it […]