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When may juveniles be tried as an adult?

You may have heard many news stories about children who have been charged with crimes. Typically, when a minor commits a crime, he or she is charged as a juvenile. The juvenile court has some different rules and punishments than adult court. In some Georgia cases, though, a child may be charged as an adult.

How can I hurt my case in criminal court?

When faced with criminal charges in Rossville, you may feel afraid and uncertain about your future. You may even feel lost as you think about the things you may or may not able to do. While you are trying to come to terms with your situation, it is important for you to realize the impact of your actions and how it can become worse if you do not mind your words and behaviors. Take some time and heed of the following advice as you ponder your next actions. 

Driving on a suspended license: What to expect

Driving is a privilege, not a right like many people in the Rossville area believe. When you abuse the privilege, it can be taken away. One of the questions we often receive at Harriss and Hartman Law Firm, P.C., concerns what happens after a person is caught driving on a suspended license. If you are one of them, take a few moments to review the following information and how it may pertain to your situation. 

What happens for a first-time DUI charge?

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Georgia and it is your first time, you may be worried and concerned about what happens now. The first thing to understand is a first-time offense is your warning to never drive while intoxicated again. While you will face penalties, they are not anywhere close to what you would face if this was a repeat offense.

How can I expunge my criminal record?

If you have a criminal record, you realize it can make your life difficult. It can be hard to get a job or find a place to live. Not having that criminal record would be nice. The state recognizes that you deserve that second chance and created the process of expungement, also called record restrictions. According to the State of Georgia, when you expunge your criminal record, you will seal it so it cannot be accessed by certain groups. Law enforcement and the courts can still access the records, but employers and other non-legal entities cannot.