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Challenging Mandatory Mask Ordinances in Dunwoody and DeKalb County

By Hawkins Spizman |

On July 13, the Dunwoody City Council passed an ordinance requiring citizens to wear masks in any indoor commercial or public space where it may be difficult to social distance. Right as the ordinance was set to begin, Governor Brian Kemp issued an explicit Executive Order to prohibit municipal mask enforcement measures across Georgia…. Read More »

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Thursday Night Fight between Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers

By Hawkins Spizman |

On November 14, an attack occurred against Steelers player, Mason Rudolph. Rudolph was attacked by Browns player Myles Garrett when Garrett tore off Rudolph’s helmet in anger and used it to smack Rudolph on the top of his head. There were eight seconds left in the game when the fight happened between the two,… Read More »

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How to Prove Fault in an Accident, According to Georgia Law

By Hawkins Spizman |

A car accident in Atlanta is a major event in someone’s life that can have devastating consequences for their future. Between the costs of their accident and the impact upon their health, they may find it difficult to resume their life as normal. Fortunately, a car accident injury claim can help them seek out… Read More »

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The 6 Most Common Types of Fatal Car Wrecks in Georgia

By Hawkins Spizman |

Car accidents can happen for any number of reasons, from natural events to distracted drivers. Unfortunately, the vast majority of wrecks happen due to human error. In 2015, there were a total of 385,221 crashes in Georgia, resulting in 1,430 fatalities and 19,405 serious injuries. In 2016, there were 1,554 total traffic fatalities across… Read More »

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Different Levels of Intoxication

By Hawkins Spizman |

You can drink multiple alcoholic beverages and function as though you had nothing to drink at all. Your spouse can drink one alcoholic beverage and stumble as they walk. Alcohol affects different people in different ways — or does it? Just because someone seems to have a “high tolerance” for alcohol doesn’t mean they’re… Read More »

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The Best Ways to Prevent Holiday Package Thefts

By Hawkins Spizman |

Holiday spending is skyrocketing this year, both in physical retail stores and online. In fact, online holiday shopping is expected to jump to $123.73 billion this year, an increase of 16.6 percent over last year. With so much online shopping, delivery companies will be dropping off packages around the clock. And that leaves plenty… Read More »

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Top Dos and Don’ts for the Holiday Season in Atlanta

By Hawkins Spizman |

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, the mad dash to the end of the year has begun. Between visiting family, shopping for gifts and getting year-end tasks done at work, it seems like there will barely be time to breathe this year. With so much happening, it’s easy to get stressed out and… Read More »

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Federal Lemon Laws

By Hawkins Spizman |

One of the most cherished experiences for many Americans is buying a car. Buying a car is a symbol of freedom and, depending on the make and model of the car, is also a status symbol. When you buy a new car, you expect it to run well, with few or no issues. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Can I Legally Avoid a DUI Checkpoint in Atlanta?

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you drive regularly and haven’t encountered a DUI checkpoint, count yourself among the lucky. Georgia State Patrol and local police departments will be out in full force this Halloween and on other holidays, meaning your chances of being stopped are much higher. Most drivers have encountered at least one of these checkpoints in… Read More »

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Jury Duty Process

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you have received a jury summons in the mail and been tempted to rip it up, throw it in the garbage or otherwise ignore it, you aren’t alone. Jury duty means time off of work and a general upheaval to your schedule. Yes, it’s your civic duty, but no one said you had… Read More »

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