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When can an officer arrest me?

It is a stressful situation when an officer places you under arrest. However, it is also a situation where you must be aware of your rights. That begins with knowing when an officer can arrest you under Georgia law. According to the Georgia Bar Association, officers may arrest someone with a warrant or without a warrant.

With a warrant, the officer has specific directions pertaining to the details of the arrest. The warrant comes from a judge and gives the officer the specific right to arrest you. A judge only issues such a document after he or she sees evidence that provides reasonable proof you have committed a crime. This could be the act of breaking a law, missing a court date or violating a court order. If an officer has a warrant, he or she may arrest you upon coming in contact with you.

Breaking down the Glasgow Coma Scale

No one in Gainesville wants to hear the words "traumatic brain injury" associated with anyone that they know and love. A TBI can leave one completely dependent on the care of others for the rest of their lives. Such care typically includes extensive medical treatment and/or rehabilitation, and may even require family members to quit or change jobs in order to provide continual monitoring and support. Then again, there are also TBI's whose effects are short-term and from which victims can make a full recovery. What worries people is that immediately after one sustains a TBI, it seems impossible to know which outcome will occur. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that TBI's result in 2.5 million hospital emergency department visits and 282,000 hospitalizations every year. The clinicians treating these patients actually do have a system through which certain clinical indicators may offer a glimpse at a patient's prognosis. This system is known as the Glasgow Coma Scale. A GCS score is determined by measuring a patient's ability to open their eyes, speak coherently and respond to external stimuli. Point values are assigned to response levels in each category, and are then aggregated to come up with a final score. 

6 men killed after violent collision with alleged drunk driver

For many drivers in Georgia, traveling the same routes each day may become a bit mundane and even begin to feel effortless in a way. However, it is critical that regardless of a person's level of confidence with driving, that he or she remain vigilant and aware of the surroundings. Despite the best efforts of motorists to be safe and responsible drivers, there are times when people who are careless, reckless, distracted or impaired may create an extreme danger to the other drivers around them. 

A recent collision out of Heber, Utah illustrates how one poor decision can instantly change the lives of many people. A man driving a dump truck was reportedly operating his vehicle under the influence when authorities began receiving several calls from other drivers who noticed that he appeared to be swerving in and out of his lane and driving recklessly on State Route 40. At one point, his truck hit a median before barreling over it and landing on top of a pickup truck that was traveling in another direction. First responders found three men had been ejected from that truck and were pronounced dead at the scene. Later on, another three men were found inside of the crushed pickup truck and were also deceased. 

Busting some common myths about prenuptial agreements

Most people don’t exactly think of romance when they think of prenuptial agreements. Instead, they think of signing a stuffy legal document that practically predicts their divorce. This image is not exactly what most newly engaged couples want to imagine.

Fortunately, this is merely a myth about prenups. Prenuptial agreements are crucial documents for any marriage. Here, we will address several other popular myths about prenups—and reveal the truths behind them.

What can a personal injury lawyer do for you?

Commuting to and from work is part of your daily routine. It is inevitable and you never expected to get into an accident. However, some people are not as vigilant in the morning as you. If you suffered an injury from a car accident during your commute, you might not know what to do next.

You have high hospital bills and may even be out of work for a period of time. If you are suffering both physically and financially you may deserve compensation and a personal injury lawyer can help you get it.

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