Are Lottery Winners Required to Reveal Their Identities in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | June 26, 2023 | Georgia Law
Winning the lottery may not be all that it is cracked up to be. The internet is full of stories of lottery winners who make bad financial decisions, experience terrible misfortune, or even become victims of violent attacks by others looking to steal their fortune. According to a November 2022 news story from the State… read more
Window Tint Laws in Georgia
Hawk Law Group | January 29, 2023 | Georgia Law
Tinted windows are common in Georgia because of our hot and humid weather. Window tints can protect drivers and passengers from excess heat and harmful UV rays from the sun. Tints also provide privacy while driving and keep criminals and nosy pedestrians from looking into your car. However, window tint can affect a driver’s visibility… read more
Are Lane Splitting & Lane Filtering Legal in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | October 5, 2022 | Georgia Law
Motorcycle riding is popular in Georgia, and with good reason — riding is fun, exciting, and social. However, it can also be dangerous in certain circumstances. As such, motorcycle riders are expected to follow the same rules of the road as other drivers, with some additional laws devised specifically for motorcyclists. Among these, it’s illegal… read more
Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Hawk Law Group | August 9, 2022 | Georgia Law
Commercial Driver’s Licenses allow people to drive large trucks and other commercial vehicles, such as buses. CDLs are required to drive 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers, and semi-trucks. The driver must have specialized training and knowledge to operate these vehicles. There are three types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses In Georgia: Class A Commercial Driver’s License… read more
What to Do if You Were Hurt on the Job in Georgia
Hawk Law Group | May 17, 2022 | Georgia Law
Workers’ compensation is no-fault, employer-provided insurance covering worker-related injuries and illness. Most Georgia employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. You can verify your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage on the SBWC’s website. Steps to Take After Being Injured on the Job in Georgia A work-related injury can be frightening. However, knowing what steps… read more
Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Georgia
Hawk Law Group | April 29, 2022 | Georgia Law
Georgia has some of the strongest child safety seat laws in the country. Under Georgia law, all child safety seats must comply with federal safety standards. All drivers transporting children under eight years old must use a safety seat. Every year, Georgia has tens of thousands of car accidents involving at least one passenger under… read more
What Age Can a Child Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle in Waynesboro, GA?
Hawk Law Group | April 28, 2022 | Georgia Law
Like most states, Georgia does not set a minimum age for children to ride on the back of a motorcycle. Only five states impose age restrictions on motorcycle passengers — Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington. To determine whether your child can legally and safely ride on the back of your motorcycle, you need to… read more
Do Backseat Passengers Have to Wear a Seat Belt in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | April 12, 2022 | Georgia Law
Every time you get on the road, you face the risk of a car accident. One of the only proactive measures you can take to protect yourself in the event of a car crash is to wear your seat belt. Not using a seat belt can have catastrophic consequences if you’re in a car accident…. read more
Are Hidden Nanny Cams Actually Legal in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | November 9, 2021 | Georgia Law
Nanny cams are legal in Georgia for monitoring criminal activity. The video from a nanny cam could become valuable evidence in a criminal or personal injury case against a nanny for negligence or assault. However, Georgia, like most states, has laws against voyeurism and eavesdropping. Using a nanny cam to invade your nanny’s privacy could… read more
What Happens If I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | November 8, 2021 | Georgia Law
The U.S. and Georgia constitutions protect the right to a trial by jury in both criminal and civil matters. In a jury trial, an impartial panel of ordinary people weighs the evidence and determines the facts of the case. But jury trials rely on ordinary people appearing for jury duty. Without an adequate pool of… read more