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September 2018 Archives

What is the right defense strategy for your drunk driving charge?

When facing a drunk driving charge in Georgia, you could be facing penalties that can affect the rest of your life. From loss of driving privileges to time behind bars, the impact of a DUI or DWI can be far-reaching. It is in your best interests to fight back by presenting a strong defense. 

Credit health after bankruptcy

There can be many reasons that people in Georgia avoid filing for bankruptcy, even when they cannot find any other way out from under a mounting pile of debt. One of the concerns commonly held by consumers is the fear that they may never be able to get credit again if they go through a bankruptcy. This is simply not true. Post-bankruptcy, people can get credit cards, automobile loans and even mortgages if they take the proper steps.

Young and old can suffer slip-and-fall accidents

You may think that only elderly people need concern themselves about slipping and falling. However, we at Harriss and Hartman Law Firm have been representing fall victims in Georgia since 1972. Therefore, we know that injury from a fall can occur regardless of age, from the elderly to young children.

Can you get benefits if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol?

It is a common myth that Social Security pays benefits to those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs on the simple basis that they are addicted. You may have heard people in Georgia or on social media complaining about people being able to get benefits just because they have an addiction. However, this is not true. The Social Security Administration explains that you cannot get benefits just because you have an alcohol or drug addiction. You actually must meet specific criteria to qualify to get benefits.

Does an acquittal prove your case was maliciously prosecuted?

The verdict from the jury comes back as “not guilty.” We would imagine many people who have just gone through a Georgia trial would experience great relief at being acquitted. However, it is also natural to feel anger and humiliation for having been put through the ordeal of a trial for a crime that was never proven. Some people in that position may even feel the prosecutor was out to get them. But is an acquittal enough to prove malicious prosecution?