When dealing with the possibility of a police interview or interrogation, it is also important to understand your Miranda rights. Many people have passing familiarity with the concept thanks to popular culture and film, but not many understand what these rights...
When can police search my trash?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Mar 28, 2023 | Criminal Defense
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes your protection from an illegal search and seizure of your property. However, there are times when your property might not fall under constitutional protection, such as when you throw something away in the...
Rights of people interacting with the police
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Mar 20, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Encounters with police can cause anxiety and dread, even if you have not done anything wrong. However, not all encounters are the result of something you did wrong. In any encounter, it is important that you understand your rights because law enforcement officers have...
Why do some people struggle with anger more than others?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Mar 3, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Do you worry that your anger issues may contribute to your current assault charge? Assault charges can result in severe, life-changing penalties. People often struggle with anger without understanding why they experience it as intensely as they do. If you struggle...
What is simple assault?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Jan 18, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Assault is a crime that covers a variety of acts. If you are facing charges, you should read the criminal complaint to figure out the exact charge against you. In many cases, the crime will be simple assault. Here is what you need to know about this specific charge....
When can law enforcement ask for identification?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Jan 17, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Most people are aware that it is prudent to carry a valid form of identification when they are out in public, especially a valid driver's license when operating a motor vehicle. However, many members of the public are unaware of the circumstances under which it is...
How do Miranda rights really work?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Dec 20, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Shows and movies involving police officers often give a nod to the Miranda warning, especially in regard to a person's right to remain silent. However, these shows do not often go into detail about what this warning does, or what rights it actually protects. Getting...
When may a self-defense claim not be enough?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Dec 6, 2022 | Criminal Defense
The self-defense laws in Georgia explain that you should not have to retreat if another person threatens you with harm. These laws can also protect you if you must use physical violence to defend yourself. However, self-defense claims do not always hold up in the eyes...
2 Steps to take when interacting with the police
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Nov 14, 2022 | Criminal Defense
At first, you might not think you need to learn more about interacting with the police. But, on the other hand, it is tiresome to have people telling you how to interact with people with such a brutal reputation. Some people might be lucky enough to go their entire...
What pressure would cause someone to make a false confession?
On Behalf of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law | Nov 7, 2022 | Criminal Defense
In recent years, much media focus has been put on people being released from prison when they were innocent. Some of these people may have been put in jail because they made a false confession. It is hard for most people to believe that someone would confess to a...
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