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Know Your Rights Articles (7)+

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Laws

    This document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). The document describes DUI laws and penalties. Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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  • Results of Illegal Searches and Seizures

    This document discusses what happens when evidence is uncovered and seized by the police illegally: (1) the evidence can be excluded from the criminal trial, and (2) the police can be sued in a civil case for the harm they've caused. The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Rights During Arrest

    Read to learn about your rights during an arrest in Georgia. Read More

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    GeorgiaLegalAid.org
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  • Rights During Police Searches

    This document is an excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). This document describes: (1) Your rights against illegal searches and seizures, (2) The requirements for a search warrant, (3) The exceptions to the search warrant requirement, (4) Rules that apply when the police can do searches even though they don't have a suspicion that a crime has occurred, and (5) Rules on wiretapping (electronic eavesdropping). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Traffic Court

    This document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). The document describes (1) The Process in Traffic Court, (2) When Can a Driver's License Be Taken Away, (3) Traffic Violations and Points in Georgia, (4) Felony Traffic Offenses Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • What are my rights during a protest?

    Read to learn about your rights during a protest and find resources to get help if you are arrested while protesting in Georgia. By law, Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services can only provide information about your rights during a protest. We cannot give legal advice or tell you whether to protest. Read More

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    GeorgiaLegalAid.org
  • Your Rights and the Police

    This document explains your basic rights if you are stopped by the police, you rights if you are stopped in your car, and your rights during an arrest. Read More

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    American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia