William Long Whitesell, L.L.C.

Posts tagged "Criminal Defense"

The U.S. now has a jumble of marijuana laws. What are Georgia's?

The legal landscape of marijuana laws across the United States is becoming more and more various. While some states and cities have decriminalized the sale and use of recreational marijuana, other states, including Georgia, continue to hand down harsh penalties for possession of relatively small amounts of cannabis.

Why legal counsel is important, regardless of the charge

John was driving home from work, when he was pulled over by the police. He couldn't imagine what the issue was, but when the officers started to question him about where he had been over the weekend and whether he was near the Piggly Wiggly, John became very nervous.

Fighting a traffic ticket in Georgia

No matter how careful you are when driving, it's still possible to be pulled over by a local law enforcement officer or state trooper in Georgia. There are so many traffic laws on the books that you are bound to break one eventually, even if you didn't do so intentionally. Here are some tips for fighting a traffic ticket.

In Georgia, expect an increase in DUI arrests this summer

Every summer, Georgia law enforcement agencies step up their efforts to arrest drunk and drugged drivers. It's an admirable idea; between Memorial Day and Labor Day, fatal car wrecks involving teenagers increase as much as 15 percent - and many of these accidents result from DUI. Unfortunately, the increase in arrests also means there's a higher incidence of false or wrongful arrests. And those facing charges are often unsure how to assert their rights. 

Make it a 'point' to properly manage your traffic violations

Whether you've thought about it or not, your driver's license is extremely important. It enables independent travel and typically ensures your ability to get to work each day. Losing this privilege, as you can imagine, could significantly impact your life in a negative manner.