Georgia Civil vs. Criminal Cases: Key Differences and Intersections

Georgia Civil vs. Criminal Cases: Key Differences and Intersections The legal system in Georgia, like most states, is divided into two main categories: civil and criminal cases. While both types of cases are crucial to maintaining order and justice, they serve different purposes and have distinct characteristics. Here are the differences between Georgia civil and…

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A Quick Review Of Jury Duty in Georgia

What You Need to Know About Jury Duty in Georgia Jury duty is an essential civic responsibility that helps ensure the fairness and integrity of our justice system. As a resident of Georgia, it’s important to understand the process of jury duty, from receiving a summons to serving on a jury. Here’s some key things…

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Exploring the Intricacies of Special Grand Juries in Georgia Law

In the wake of a special grand jury’s investigation into alleged interference in the 2020 election, the role and workings of special grand juries have come under the spotlight. That’s why the team from See You In Court has highlighted some important facts here to shed some light on these unique legal entities and how…

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Jury Selection for Georgia Trials

Jury selection, known as voir dire, is a critical part of any trial in Georgia. Attorneys have the opportunity to question potential jurors to determine if they may have any biases that could impact their ability to be fair and impartial. Based on the voir dire process, attorneys can request to strike certain jurors for…

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How Jurors Make Decisions and the Psychology Behind Decisions

Dive into the psychological journey of jurors as they navigate through evidence, biases, and deliberations to reach a verdict. This article sheds light on the complexities of decision-making within the jury system, highlighting the influence of cognitive and social factors. It’s a must-read for legal professionals and anyone interested in the dynamics of courtroom decision-making.

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Navigating the Legal Landscape: A Deep Dive into Georgia’s Court System

Unravel the complexities of Georgia’s court system with our detailed guide. From trial courts to appellate courts, this article provides essential insights into navigating the legal landscape in Georgia. Whether you’re a resident, legal professional, or simply interested in the judiciary, this guide offers valuable knowledge on the functions and jurisdictions of different courts within the state.

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Exploring the 7th Amendment: A Key Pillar in Georgia’s Civil Justice

The 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution is a pivotal element in our civil justice system. This amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, ensures the right to a jury trial in certain civil cases, safeguarding a fundamental aspect of American jurisprudence. Its relevance in Georgia’s civil justice system is particularly significant, offering residents…

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A Guide to Georgia’s Appeals System from See You in Court

When there’s a legal dispute, it’s often resolved in a trial court where evidence is presented to the trial judge and jury to sway them in your favor. But if the trial outcome is unfavorable, an appeals process does exist at both the state and federal levels, where a higher court reviews the decision of…

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Types of Civil Law Covered in Our Civil Justice Podcast

Civil law is a cornerstone of our legal system, playing a pivotal role in upholding individual rights, resolving disputes, and governing various aspects of our lives. See You In Court, a law podcast series that seeks to educate the public about the civil justice system in Georgia, discusses the different types of civil law we…

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What are the Main Differences Between Criminal and Civil Law?

The law governs many aspects of our lives, and when disputes arise, there are two main paths a case might take: criminal law and civil law. At first glance, they might seem similar, as both involve some form of legal proceeding. However, they are different in terms of their objectives, how they are processed, and…

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