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An Eviction by Any Other Name…

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments

We last discussed eviction procedures in our post about Landlord Tenant Laws back in April, 2008. Now for a brief update: As noted in the original post, most eviction cases are heard by courts of general jurisdiction, such as Superior Courts or District Courts. Of course specific courts’ jurisdiction varies from state to state, depending […]

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Going to School to Stay Out of Jail

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Contrary to stereotypes of hard-nosed prosecutors and stern judges, not every District Attorney or criminal court judge is out to lock up every lawbreaker for the maximum term. In every state, there are programs designed to keep offenders out of jail and to steer them away from future offenses. We’re all familiar with probation, which substitutes supervision […]

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Tags: Courtreference.com · Georgia · News

Orders of Protection

July 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Are you being threatened with domestic violence, harassed, or stalked? Do you know someone who is? Every state has some form of legal order that requires someone to stay away from you or your home, stop contacting you, and stop sending you gifts. These orders may be called Order of Protection, Protective Order, Restraining Order, No-Contact Order, […]

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