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  • Car Insurance

    The document tells you what kinds of car insurance there are and what they cover. It also gives you information about buying car insurance. This document is excerpted 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

Know Your Rights Articles (8)+

  • Car Insurance

    The document tells you what kinds of car insurance there are and what they cover. It also gives you information about buying car insurance. This document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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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    Spanish / Español
  • 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

    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 discusses your Constitutional rights when you are arrested by the police, including: (1) What the police officers must do to get an arrest warrant, (2) Arrests that may be made when the police do not have a warrant, (3) Citizens' arrests, and (4) Your right to have the police tell you what your rights are when you are arrested ( the "Miranda Warnings"). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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 You Need to Know about Identity Documents in Georgia

    Georgia Senate Bill 160 requires the use of secure and reliable identity documents for any official purpose concerning an agency of the state of Georgia. This new law is effective 7/1/2013. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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

    By:
    American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia