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Criminal Defense Blog

Foogiano's Five Year Prison Sentence

Posted by Ryan Brown | May 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

This blog is about rapper Foogiano and the five-year prison sentence he received yesterday. We don't have access to the official court documents right now so we are kind of basing this off grassroots level information. There is a lot of talk about him getting five years for removing an ankle mon...

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What is an Entry of Appearance?

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is an Entry of Appearance? A lot of times when somebody hires us, one of the first things they want to know is, whether the judge and prosecutor are going to know that we represent them. Is the prosecutor going to know?  How will the courts and the clerks and the opposing side know that I ha...

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What Happens if I Miss Court?

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Let's talk about what happens if you miss a court date in your felony case. What is going to happen if you no-show to court? If you are supposed to be in court and you do not show up the judge is going to issue a warrant for your arrest. After that, the sheriff's office is going to arrest you on...

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Edibles as a Felony

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

This blog by our Georgia Criminal Defense attorney Ryan Brown about marijuana edibles. As they continue to become legal and more and more states across the country, it is tempting, tempting, tempting, I'm sure to partake in some of the activities and indulge in marijuana edibles. However, you can...

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What is a Motion to Suppress

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this blog our Georgi Criminal Defense Attorney, Ryan Brown, discusses a favorite tool of the defense lawyer – a motion to suppress. One of the biggest stages of the criminal cases is when the defense attorney and the defendant are given the discovery in the case. Discovery is information provi...

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What is a Prosecutor's Favorite Evidence in a DUI Trial

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hey, folks, Ryan Brown from J. Ryan Brown law, we're going to talk about what a prosecutor's favorite piece of evidence is in a DUI trial is. So, for the DUI prosecutors out there, what is one thing that if they have it, they feel super confident that they're going to convict you of DUI. That is ...

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Should I Take a Polygraph?

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

This blog discusses polygraphs and other lie detection techniques that law enforcement officers may use when interrogating someone. Polygraphs are something that I get asked about quite a bit, especially in sex cases where the prosecutors and cops rarely have any physical evidence or video eviden...

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Jury Trials Resuming after COVID 19

Posted by Ryan Brown | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jury trials are beginning to resume across the State of Georgia as the COVID vaccine begins to roll out. We expect many things to be different as we begin the trying cases again. Some of the changes we saw this month as we were inspecting a courtroom before trial were: 1. The Jury has been moved...

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Do I Get Credit for My Time Served?

Posted by Ryan Brown | Dec 13, 2020 | 1 Comment

O.C.G.A. 17-10-11 sets forth clear guidelines for when a person must receive credit for time served and other times, when a judge may decide not to grant credit for time served. In some situations the judge must grant credit for the time served, and even where the judge doesn't have to give the credit for time served, he or she may still choose to do so.

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Bond Conditions in Child Molestation and other Sex Cases

Posted by Ryan Brown | Dec 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Can I get a bond in a child molestation case? Yes! But, you should expect conditions of that bond.  The first question we always get when we are hired on a case is "what about a bond?" It is the natural first question and sets the tone for the rest of the case. Everything is easier when the clie...

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What Happens When the Cop Doesn't Read Me My RIghts?

Posted by Ryan Brown | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

All arrests are hectic. Whether it is for simple marijuana possession or murder, arrests are hectic. There are oftentimes cops everywhere, flashing blue lights, it may be early in the morning or late and night, and there is simply a lot going on. During this period of time, the cops usually read ...

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West Georgia Drug Bust Leads to 15 Arrests

Posted by Ryan Brown | Sep 11, 2020 | 1 Comment

A drug bust in Carrollton, Georgia this weekend led to the arrest of fifteen people. The charges for range from Possession of a Schedule II drug to Trafficking Methamphetamine (Check out Youtube for More on Drug Trafficking). Many of them are charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine. At...

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Kemp v. Keisha! What is the Latest?

Posted by Ryan Brown | Jul 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By now I'm sure you have heard that Brian Kemp is suing Mayor Bottoms in response to her mask mandate in the city of Atlanta. Governor Kemp has also asked for the Court to order Mayor Bottoms to keep quiet about the lawsuit.  The hearing was scheduled for its hearing today at 11:00 am in front o...

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Atlanta Police Make Arrests for Street Racing

Posted by Ryan Brown | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

No driver of any motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle upon the public streets, highways, public or private driveways, airport runways, or parking lots in such a manner as to create a danger to persons or property by intentionally and unnecessarily causing the vehicle to move in a zigzag or circular course or to gyrate or spin around, except to avoid a collision or injury or damage.

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No-Knock Warrants - Cops Entering a House without Knocking

Posted by Ryan Brown | May 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are two primary ways to challenge law enforcement's forceful entry into a home without announcing their presence. That they had permission to enter the home without knocking, but the judge messed up in giving them that permission; or The entered as if they had permission to do a "no-knock" entry, but they did not have permission.

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Johnny Lee Gates

Posted by Ryan Brown | Mar 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Background My favorite experience in law school was serving as an extern at the Georgia Innocence Project.  In 1977 an all-white Muscogee County jury convicted Johnny Lee Gates of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old white female. He was sentenced to death. During a 2002 hearing related to wh...

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Coweta Criminal Cases During Coronavirus

Posted by Ryan Brown | Mar 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our firm is prepared for times just like these. We offer video conferencing/consultations. Even before this virus, we maintained the capability to operate our entire onboarding process electronically. Other than the fact I am typing this from my house instead of my office we can continue to offer our services.

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Proposed Porch Piracy Law Could Land Folks in Prison for Up to Five Years

Posted by Ryan Brown | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

House Bill 954 is a proposed law that would make stealing someone's package from their porch a felony. Stealing a package would be treated as a felony no matter if the package contained a fifty-cent pack of paperclips or a piece of jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. As a felony, the porch piracy law would permit prosecutors to seek up to five years in prison for a violation of the law.

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