Manny Arora

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Defund the Police? We Should Pay Them More.

By: Manny Arora After the tragedies in Brunswick, GA, Louisville, KY and Minneapolis, lawyers, politicians and commentators have blamed “systemic racism” in our criminal justice system for repeated misconduct and now activists are calling to defund the police. No matter how many Black men are killed, convictions reversed, or protests staged, the clarion call of …

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Voting Rights for Criminals

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM (AND VOTING RIGHTS)

Recently, criminal justice reform has become the buzzword for people across the political spectrum. The prosecution of certain groups and their related sentencing disparities are real. But what about the continuing loss of the “felon’s” rights once their sentence has been completed. Can felons get their voting rights back in Georgia?Voting rights are one key …

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What You Should Know if Stopped for Suspicion of DUI in Georgia

What You Should Know if Stopped for Suspicion of DUI in Georgia Drinking and driving is dangerous and has serious consequences for a driver if arrested and convicted.  Unfortunately, many drivers are charged with DUI even though they are not impaired.  In fact, some cities require officers to make a specific number of DUI arrests …

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DUI Penalties in Georgia

DUI Penalties in Georgia If you are convicted of DUI, you could be subject to the following penalties under Georgia law: 1st OFFENSE Jail Time: 24 hours to 1 year Fines: Minimum $300, Maximum $1,000 Minimum $200 for license reinstatement License Suspension: Minimum 120 days, up to 1 year Community Service: Minimum of 40 hours Mandatory Programs: Risk Reduction …

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DUI or DWI in Georgia

DUI or DWI in Georgia If you are convicted of DUI/DWI and plead “guilty” or “nolo contendere,” that conviction will forever remain not only on your driving record, but also on your criminal history. These records will be reported to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, to the National Driver’s License Registry, to the GBI …

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