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What Is Racketeering in Georgia? [2024 Updated]

What Is Racketeering in Georgia? [2024 Updated]

Racketeering, in simplest terms, is running a “racket,” which is to say, an illegitimate business (scam, scheme, etc.) that is collecting a profit repeatedly and/or consistently, often through illegal means such as extortion. Typically, this is what law enforcement refers to as “organized crime,” and…

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Degrees of Murder in Georgia Explained [2024 Updated]

Degrees of Murder in Georgia Explained [2024 Updated]

If you speak with any Georgia criminal defense attorney, they will tell you that murder occurs when a person unlawfully and with malice, either expressed or implied, causes the death of another human being. While this definition may seem simple, the state of Georgia recognizes…

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2024 What Are the Charges for PPP Loan Fraud in Georgia?

2024 What Are the Charges for PPP Loan Fraud in Georgia?

PPP loans were made available as part of the Paycheck Protection Program, formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses that were struggling due to the economy were able to receive assistance from the federal government until they were able to stand on their…

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2024 How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge in Georgia

2024 How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge in Georgia

The key to beating any criminal charge is to have strong evidence supporting either your innocence or failures made by law enforcement. In cases of drug trafficking, the penalties can be extremely severe, including incarceration and high fines. Because laws pertaining to drug trafficking are…

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Georgia Crime Rate By City (2024 Updated)

Georgia Crime Rate By City (2024 Updated)

Understanding crime trends in local communities is not merely interesting and helpful; it helps to safeguard and protect communities while empowering local individuals with crucial knowledge. An Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer is available to provide legal defense and insight into local laws when community…

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2024 What Happens if You Kill Someone in Self Defense in Georgia?

2024 What Happens if You Kill Someone in Self Defense in Georgia?

A life-threatening situation that leads you to kill someone in self-defense is not only distressing and traumatic but will often lead to a criminal case against you. Significant stress and concern can emerge as a result, but you do not need to face this challenge…

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