Two Gwinnett County Police Department Officers Fired for Excessive Force

Two Gwinnett County Police Department Officers were fired after using excessive force on a stopped motorist. Demetrius Hollins, 21, was the stopped motorist who was assaulted. The two officers who were fired were Officer Robert McDonald and Sargent Michael Bongiavonni. Cell phone videos captured Bongiovonni punching Hollins during a traffic stop while Hollins had his [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:16:47+00:00April 18th, 2017|Georgia Courts|

Georgia Eliminates International Driving Permit

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the International Driving Permit (IDP), will no longer be required for drivers visiting from other countries. This is an important change in the law which affects our clients, many of whom have relatives visiting from the Republic of Korea. The previous version of the relevant statute, which is O.C.G.A. 40-5-21, [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:18:47+00:00December 16th, 2016|Georgia Drivers License Law, Georgia Traffic Law|

Should You Plead Nolo Contendere To Your Speeding Ticket?

Should you plead nolo contendere to your speeding ticket?  This is a question that I am asked endlessly by my traffic ticket clients.  They call and ask, "Why don't I just plead nolo to my speeding ticket?" People think pleading nolo contendere to a speeding ticket is like shooting a werewolf with a silver bullet [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:24:26+00:00January 25th, 2016|Speeding Tickets|
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