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Police need a warrant to track you by your cell phone

Until last week, it was a practice by law enforcement officers in Georgia to locate fleeing suspects or establish someone's location by contacting cell phone providers, who would willingly triangulate a suspect's whereabouts using the information "pinged" back and forth to cell phone towers by that suspect's phone. A decision by the United States Supreme Court last week in the case of Carpenter v. United States, however, limits the use of that practice.

6 reasons couples end their marriages

Every marriage has its challenges. Some of these are very unique. Others are not. While some couples do manage to work their way through things and stay together, many marriages simply end.

You have been looking at your own marriage, trying to see the warning signs. Is your spouse going to ask for a divorce? You want to prepare yourself in advance, just in case. What should you look for?

The Pitfalls of Adding Your Spouse's Name to Pre-Marital Property

As a divorce attorney, we encounter the following scenario all too often: You received an inheritance and purchased your dream home in Cherokee County. Later, you met your dream spouse and got married. You heard putting your spouse's name on the deed as a "joint tenant with right of survivorship" will make it make easier for him or her to keep the house after your death. Thinking ahead, that seems smart to you so you do just that.

The divorce process starts with stating your intentions

No one gets married with the idea that they will eventually divorce, but you could find yourself staring this situation in the face at some point.

With so many challenges associated with the divorce process, you need to have a clear idea of your legal rights from the start.

Top tips for obtaining a child support modification

If you are required to pay child support, you know how important it is to stay current with your payments.

At some point, you may find that you are unable to make your child support payments in full and on time. If this happens, you may be tempted to pay less and hope for the best. This isn't the approach you should take.

Do you need an alcohol test or "to blow" to be convicted of DUI?

After a fun night out in downtown Woodstock, the police greet you with blue lights in your rear view mirror. You may ask yourself, if I do not submit to a blood alcohol test or "blow" can I still be charged with DUI? Yes. As criminal defense attorneys we can help you challenge the charges, but it is important to understand the law of DUI is complicated and there are several different ways you can be charged for the same offense of Driving Under the Influence.

Six Tips for a Quicker Divorce

The decision has been made. A divorce it is. Now how do you accomplish that as quickly as possible? Many family law cases take months or even years to finalize. It does not have to be that way. If you want to file for divorce, and you want it to be over as soon as possible so you can move on with your life, you have options. Here are some tips to help you quickly finalize your divorce:

Probable cause versus reasonable suspicion

One question that many people have when they are pulled over by police officers is whether the stop was lawful or not. If you are facing one of these situations, such as in a drunk driving stop, you need to learn about the differences between reasonable suspicion and probable cause.

While these two concepts do have a lot to do with traffic stops, they can actually apply to other areas of the criminal justice system. Here are a few points you should know about these concepts.

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