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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

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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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Parents Should Stop Using Rock n’ Play Sleepers Right Away

Parents Should Stop Using Rock n’ Play Sleepers Right Away

Product Liability
“Rock n’ Play” sleepers have been a popular type of incline sleeper for infants for years, even as some parents reported injuries and even death to infants due to use of the sleeper. Now, under pressure from pediatricians and the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), Fischer Price and parent company Mattel have announced a recall of the product. About 4.7 million sleepers have been recalled, and any parent using the Rock n’ Play should stop doing so immediately. If your child was injured by this product, contact a trusted product liability lawyer in Fayetteville right away. Product Liability Claims Companies like Fischer Price have the duty to ensure their products are safe for consumers. This means the following: Products must be free of design defects Products must be properly assembled…
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When is it Time to Make Your Will?

When is it Time to Make Your Will?

Estate Planning
Most teenagers are thinking about where they want to go to college - not planning for their death. However, did you know that Georgia law allows people as young as 14 to draft a valid will? While your 14-year-old high schooler may not need a will, it is always a good idea for adults to consult with an estate planning will attorney. The following are only some of the many events that make it critical to have a will. Marriage - You want to ensure your spouse is properly provided for in your will, especially if you have or plan to have children. You may also want to name your spouse as the executor of your estate. If you are getting married for a second time, there are unique estate…
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Accidental Fractures Can Be Serious

Accidental Fractures Can Be Serious

Slip and Fall
For many children, it’s only a matter of time before they break a bone. Because a fracture is a common injury, many people fail to take fractures as seriously as they should. Every possible fracture needs immediate medical attention - without proper treatment, permanent disfigurement of the bone or other complications can result. Some fractures may require more treatment than you would imagine, and the medical costs can be overwhelming. If you suffered a fracture in an accident, you should discuss your rights to compensation with a personal injury lawyer in Fayetteville as soon as possible. Serious Fractures A fractures wrist or foot may need to be immobilized for six or more weeks to allow the bone to heal. Other fractures need significantly more drastic measures. Compound fractures - A…
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Avoid DUI Arrests on Super Bowl Sunday

Avoid DUI Arrests on Super Bowl Sunday

DUI
With the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta this year, everyone seems to be getting ready for the big day. Many people are planning to host or attend parties, and you can be sure they will eat lots of good food and likely have a couple of alcoholic drinks while they watch the football game. It is important that everyone remembers to avoid driving after drinking on game day. Police agencies in and around Atlanta are also getting ready for the Super Bowl - by planning increased enforcement of Georgia drunk driving laws. There are different ways that agencies can push to catch more drunk drivers, including: DUI Roadblocks - Police officers can set up roadblocks through which traffic must pass, so they can observe drivers for signs of intoxication. There…
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Were You Hit by A Drunk Driver?

Were You Hit by A Drunk Driver?

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There are many drunk drivers on the road between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The number of drunk driving arrests usually increase substantially at the end of the year, as do the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers. Most of us are out and about during this holiday season or taking road trips, so we are constantly at risk of being hit by someone who has enjoyed a little too much holiday spirit. After a drunk driving accident, what do you do next? Call 911 - If you believe you suffered any injuries in a car accident, you should stay on the safe side and call 911. They will dispatch first responders who can check you over and advise you whether you need an ambulance ride. Police officers should…
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