Category: Legal Articles

2023 Georgia Marijuana Laws

Is marijuana legal in Georgia now? No, not for recreational use. Georgia has strict laws regarding the possession and use of marijuana. It is illegal for recreational use, and possession of even small amounts can result in penalties. What are the penalties for marijuana in Georgia? If someone is found to have 1 ounce or Read more…

The Three Elements of Robbery in Georgia

What Is the Definition of Robbery? Georgia law defines robbery as when a person has intent to commit theft and takes the property of another person either from them or in front of another person. Three Elements of Robbery 1) Robbery by Use of Force Robbery by use of force is committed when a person uses Read more…

Georgia Pretrial Diversion Program

First Time Arrest? You May Qualify For Pretrial Diversion Pretrial diversion programs are given as a means to divert harsher punishments if it’s your first time being arrested for an offense. There are some charges that may prevent you from qualifying for diversion. How Do You Qualify For Pretrial Diversion? Pretrial diversion programs fall under O.C.G.A. Read more…

Nolle Prosequi

Nolle prosequi means that when there is insufficient evidence in a case to prove the defendant guilty then the court can suspend the charges against the defendant.

Georgia Robbery Law

What Is the Definition of Robbery and Examples? Georgia law defines robbery in O.C.G.A. § 16-8-40 that a person commits the criminal offense of robbery when a person has intent to commit theft and takes the property of another person either from them or in front of another person: 1) Robbery by Use of Force Robbery by use Read more…

Georgia’s Failure to Maintain Lane

A citation concerning failure to maintain lane is one of the most common citations in Georgia. Whether you happen to be charged with DUI or a drug-related charge, failure to maintain lane is one of the most seen traffic offenses an officer will cite while writing a ticket. It’s commonly assumed by Georgia citizens that Read more…

How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge in Georgia

How is Drug Trafficking Legally Defined? Drug trafficking charges in Georgia are based on accusations that a person possesses, sells, distributes, or produces a large number of illegal drugs. The difference between drug trafficking and other drug crimes–such as possession of drugs, distribution of drugs, or drug production–is the number of drugs implicated in the offense. Read more…

Michael Greene, Attorney at Law

Michael Greene has represented clients in Atlanta, Georgia and Greater Atlanta for 29 years. Michael Greene has aggressively defended his clients for 29 years in criminal defense cases. He is bilingual and in addition to English speaks Spanish. Mr. Greene graduated John Marshall Law School in 1993. Mr. Greene is a proud father of two Read more…