Changes to the Restriction of Criminal Records for Ordinance Violations and Misdemeanor Offenses

   The legislature in 2020 passed Senate Bill 288 which was a change in the law concerning restriction of criminal records and when certain offenses can be restricted from a person’s criminal history. The change will go into effect on...

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DUIs and Limited Driving Permits

For years drugs have been treated differently than alcohol when it came to suspensions of driver’s licenses. At one point in time a person found in possession of any illegal drug, whether in a motor vehicle or not, was subject to having their...

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Right Moves

This blog series addresses the legal issues that continuously give my Clients the biggest problems; and, provides the “right moves” to avoid them. Car Insurance Are you in good hands, or will you be dropped? What kind of...

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WHAT IS "UM" CAR INSURANCE? WHY SHOULD I CARE

Car wrecks are scary as hell even if you are not badly hurt, especially when the other driver caused the wreck for no good reason.   Suffering a horrible injury that dramatically affects every aspect of your life takes it to another level by...

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HOT COFFEE OR HOT AIR? THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MCDONALD'S COFFEE CASE

It is ironic that one of the most famous personal injury cases in American jurisprudence is also the most misunderstood. When you think of the McDonald's coffee case, which of the following is true and which is false?   The Plaintiff...

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BAKER & SLIDER, LLC'S CRIMINAL LEGAL GUIDE FOR UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDENTS

Welcome to Athens, Georgia and UGA to all new and returning students. The firm of Baker & Slider, LLC wanted to give some general information concerning common crimes that UGA students seem to face and the criminal justice system in Athens,...

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