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Common Arrests Over Spring Break

Common Arrests Over Spring Break

Criminal Defense
Many schools throughout the United States will take spring break for one to two weeks in the coming month or so. This means that many families are planning vacations, and many young adults are ready to party on the beach, often traveling down to Florida. Unfortunately, many spring break trips are marred by arrests, and there are many common reasons why young people might be arrested on spring break. Alcohol-Related Offenses Spring break often involves alcohol, and many young people can get in trouble with the law regarding drinking. First, many college students are not yet 21 years old, which means they cannot legally drink alcohol. This can result in a variety of criminal charges, including underage drinking or trying to purchase alcohol with a fake ID. Even if people…
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Common Juvenile Offenses

Common Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile Crimes
Getting the news that your child has been accused of a criminal offense is devastating for any parent. However, juveniles are arrested on a regular basis in the State of Georgia for a variety of offenses. There are some types of criminal conduct that are particularly common among minors, and these include the following: Larceny - Commonly known as theft, larceny can include stealing items from other people, retail establishments, homes, and more. Even if something stolen is of little value, there can still be criminal consequences. Assault - Many juveniles of all ages get into fights, and some parents might even think that fighting is “part of being a kid.” However, harming someone or putting them in fear of physical harm can constitute the criminal offense of assault. Underage…
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Serious Injuries to Pedestrians

Serious Injuries to Pedestrians

Pedestrian Accident
Whenever you are walking on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, or crossing the street, you are at risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. Drivers hit pedestrians for many reasons, and distraction or not paying attention to traffic signals are major causes of these terrifying accidents. Whether a car is moving slowly or fast when it hits you, there is the potential for severe injuries to result. If you are injured in a collision, contact a personal injury in Fayetteville for assistance. The following are some common serious injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic crashes: Spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis Traumatic brain injuries, which can cause an extended coma, long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation, and permanent impairments Fractures, including compound fractures and multiple fractures that require…
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Review Your Estate Plan for 2020

Review Your Estate Plan for 2020

Estate Planning
You have an estate plan in place, so you can expect it to achieve your goals for years to come, right? This is a common misconception, as estate plans should regularly be reviewed and changed along with your circumstances. The start of the New Year is often a time to make resolutions, and one of those should be to review your estate plan for any necessary changes. You should discuss your specific situation with an estate planning lawyer in Fayetteville, but the following are some general questions to consider. Did You Experience any Major Life Changes? Did you get married? Have a child? Get divorced? Experience a disabling condition? Any of these might warrant changes to your estate plan. For example, if you get married, the state laws regarding automatic…
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Your Rights after a Slip and Fall Accident

Your Rights after a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and Fall
One minute you are grocery shopping, and the next, you are on the ground in pain. You slipped on something left in an aisle, and you know you injured yourself. You know you should go to the emergency room, but who will cover the costs of your medical treatment? What happens if you have to miss work? The good news is that many slip and fall victims have the right to hold a business liable for all of the costs of their injuries, and it is important to discuss your rights in your specific situation with an experienced slip and fall lawyer in Fayetteville as soon as possible. When Can You Seek Compensation? In order for a slip and fall victim to seek compensation from a business, they must prove…
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Illegal Vehicle Searches by Police

Illegal Vehicle Searches by Police

Criminal Defense
Many drug and weapon possession charges stem from police officers searching a vehicle during a traffic stop. If you were stopped for an unrelated reason and officers searched your car and found contraband, you need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Fayetteville as soon as possible Your 4th Amendment Rights The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects all citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. Simply put, the police do not have the ability to search your vehicle whenever they want - they need to establish probable cause. Probable cause requires that a law enforcement officer have information sufficient to make a reasonable person believe that a person has committed a crime. If they do not, they cannot search your vehicle. In the event that they search…
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Whiplash can be Surprisingly Serious

Whiplash can be Surprisingly Serious

Auto Accident
Whiplash is a common injury suffered by victims of a motor vehicle collision – especially a rear-end collision. A whiplash injury typically occurs when a vehicle stops suddenly or is impacted suddenly, forcing the driver or passengers neck to whip backward and forward in a rapid motion. Although some whiplash injuries are relatively minor, other injuries are extremely serious and can take a long time to heal. Some whiplash injuries also require extensive medical treatment, including physical therapy, to recover. In the most serious whiplash cases, the accident victim could wind up with long-term or permanent pain and suffering resulting from his or her injury. If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle collision that you did not cause, call the experienced Fayetteville personal injury lawyers at…
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Criminal Defense FAQ

Criminal Defense FAQ

Criminal Defense
The criminal justice system in Georgia is a complicated one, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors seek to uphold the law as strictly as possible. If you’re facing any type of criminal matter, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer in Fayetteville right away. The following are some of the many common questions we can answer. Should I call a lawyer after an arrest? When you are in custody, you have the right to remain silent during police questioning and the right to call an attorney. You should always clearly invoke both of these rights immediately. Staying silent cannot be used against you, but even the slightest wrong answer can. Even if you did not commit the crime, you should politely inform the officers that you would like to contact…
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Estate Planning FAQ

Estate Planning FAQ

Estate Planning
People often understand that estate planning is important, though you might have many questions when it comes to your specific estate plan. At Overman & Overman, our estate planning lawyers in Fayetteville can answer your questions and advise of your options to plan for your future. When is it time to draft a will? You may assume that you do not need a will until you have substantial wealth or children who will be your beneficiaries. In reality, anyone can benefit from having a will - in fact, Georgia law allows people age 14 and older to create a valid will. A will allows you to keep control over what happens to your assets and property instead of having it distributed by the court according to Georgia law. Do I…
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Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury FAQ

Uncategorized
An accident can happen when you least expect it. Injuries can require medical treatment, time off work, and many other changes to your life. The law allows you to seek compensation for your injury-related losses from the party that caused your accident. This is not always a simple process, and you likely have many questions. Do not hesitate to discuss your rights with a personal injury lawyer in Fayetteville right away. When can a personal injury lawyer help me? A personal injury attorney can begin helping you right after your accident. If you know you have injuries and losses, you should not wait to call for legal assistance. Our law firm can investigate the cause of the crash and gather evidence to prove another party’s liability. We help from the…
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