Pursuant to the Order of April 6, 2020, from the Supreme Court of Georgia, the statewide Judicial Emergency has been extended until May 13. As such, any court date you have scheduled before May 13, 2020, is likely to be rescheduled.
For potential clients who would prefer to avoid in-person consultations, we are offering consultations by telephone or video conference.
For current clients of the firm with pending court dates before May 13, please call or email us for an update. We will do our best to keep you informed, but many clerk and prosecutor offices are working with limited hours and staff.
Half of Americans Now Have Smartphones
Apparently we are at the 50% mark of citizens that have smartphones (mostly iOS, Android, and Windows). I imagine almost all of those telephones have the ability to record audio and video in better quality than digital cameras could just a few years ago.
With the rise of cameras in everyone's pocket, I anticipate we will see more and more conflict between citizens who want to film the police and the police who do not wish to be filmed. As a general rule, anyone can film anything in public, so long as they aren't causing a problem by doing so. Your rights to film in public do not includ the right to film from the middle of the street at rush hour, for example.
For my work and thoughts on the issue, look here and here. As always, if you find yourself in a bind because you recorded an officer, give us a call.
Some Cops Never Learn
The Sad Case of Lester Eugene Siler
CopBlock.org Founder Adam Mueller Appeals Convictions