Georgia's Drug Laws

Hands Cuffing Behind a Man's Back Augusta GAWith steep fines and the potential for a lengthy jail sentence, drug offenses in the state of Georgia account for a large majority of felony criminal cases. What’s more, penalties extend beyond general punishments, as those convicted could lose federal/financial aid and personal…

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Navigating Your Business Dispute

People in a Boardroom MeetingWith great motivation and a shared vision, business partnerships are exciting, especially when things are going well. However, when there are disagreements, or when the newness wears off, some friends turned partners find themselves at dangerous odds. Business News Daily reports that issues with…

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Serious Burn Injuries

Attorney Standing in Front of Bookcase with Law BooksJohn Hopkins Medicine explains the varying effects of burn injuries, with some leading to enormous physical and emotional trauma. In fact, victims of burn injuries could be left without certain physical abilities, and this includes loss of limb and complete loss of mobility.…

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Eviction (Dispossessory Proceedings) in Georgia

Gavel on Top of Judge's BenchWhen a tenant violates a section of a rental agreement or fails to pay rent, the landlord can demand possession of the rental property orally or in writing. Yet, surprising to some, he or she cannot file an affidavit for an eviction unless the tenant refuses to grant the landlord possession of the rental unit. Similarly, there is not a set time frame for how long the landlord must give the tenant before…

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Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

Front of Brick House in Augusta GAIn an effort to provide struggling homeowners with some welcome relief, the Home Affordable Modification Program (better known as HAMP) is a program within the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program offering reduced monthly mortgage payments. Thus, the aim of HAMP is to allow homeowners to remain in their homes by making their payments more affordable and sustainable long-term. To qualify, families must be able to demonstrate that they are facing financial hardship.…

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