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Phony Doctor On Carnival-Owned Cruise Ship

A great number of vacationers would not choose a cruise ship as their number one choice if it did not have adequate security, and qualified, professional medical staff within the vessel, but a false sense of security by just the presence of medical staff has been recently revealed. Carnival-owned cruise ship AidavitaWhich is why it is paramount to find the help of a cruise ship accident lawyer. He had acquired a fake medical license and used that to secure his position as a doctor, according to media reports. The cruise line company failed to conduct a background check to see… Read More

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Don’t be a Georgia Super Speeder

Persons ticketed under the following circumstances will be required to pay an additional $200 fine to the State of Georgia in addition to any fine required by the court: 75 MPH or more on any two lane road, or 85 MPH or more anywhere in Georgia In addition, if you fail to pay the Super Speeder fine, an additional $50 fine will be required and your license could be suspended. Don’t become a Georgia Super Speeder — Let Us Help — We will negotiate with the court to avoid Super Speeder status. www.paulwhamilton.com 229-686-3000.

Two Ways to Lose Your License With a DUI

There are two ways your driver’s license can be taken from you when you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). The first way is administratively and the second is by either conviction or plea to the actual charge of DUI. If your license is taken from you when arrested, you are usually provided a form 1205, which serves as a 30 day driving permit. You are required to request a hearing in writing within 10 business day of your arrest if you wish to contest the administrative license suspension. In addition, you are required to send in a… Read More

It’s All About Relationships

Business success does depend on the strength of relationships. A recent article in Inc. magazine addressed the importance of creating and maintaining contacts — far and wide — to enhance your network and your business. Today, so much time is spent sending e-mails rather than picking up the telephone or meeting in person–it’s easy to loose touch—take time to grow your network and seek out others and learn about them and their business–it will come full circle one day.

Partnerships in Business–Planning the Exit when you form the Company

Last week, I spent 30 minutes talking with someone about how to dissolve a partnership. Things were great in the beginning, but now…..not so much. When partnering up with someone, knowing how your going to split is just as important as knowing how you are going to partner up. An article in today’s Daily Report addresses the issue of partnerships dissolving among lawyers but much of it is applicable to any business. Prior planning before business formation can prevent big problems down the road.

Mandatory Driver License Suspensions in Georgia

Below is a list of offenses that require mandatory suspension of your Georgia driver’s license upon conviction. So allow for limited permits in some circumstances. MANDATORY SUSPENSIONS ANY FELONY IN THE COMMISSION OF WHICH A MOTOR VEHICLE IS USED FRAUDULENT OR FICTITIOUS USE OF OR APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE OR ID CARD OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A REVOKED, CANCELLED, OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION  RACING ON HIGHWAYS OR STREETS  HIT & RUN/LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT  FELONY FORGERY VIOLATION RELATED TO AN IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT  HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE (2ND DEGREE) USING A MOTOR VEHICLE IN FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE AN… Read More

Points on Your Georgia Driver’s License Matter

Traffic violations often result in points being assessed on your driver’s license. The drive’s license of any person who has accumulated 15 or more points, as measured by the offense date, in any consecutive 24-month period shall be suspended.  Special Note if under 18:  Suspension will occur upon accumulation of 4 or more points in any 12 month period by a person under the age of 18. Below is a comprehensive list of the points for each offense. Drive safe. Points Schedule (listed by code section, name of offense, and then number of points assigned if convicted): 40-6-2 Failure to… Read More

Georgia Legislature Takes Up Juvenile Justice Reform

The Georgia legislature is taking up juvenile justice reform this session. I haven’t had a chance to review the 200+ page bill yet; however,  many legal professionals throughout the state believe this is a step in the right direction. You can review the bill here.

Overview of the Process to Correct and Expunge/Restrict Criminal Records in Georgia

Kudos to the Georgia Justice Project who created this great resource regarding expungement and restriction of criminal records in Georgia. Legislature changed the law recently making it much easier to restrict criminal records. Good thing because sometimes just the arrest showing up on your record, even without a conviction, can cause many problems.