GEORGIA
 
Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
 
Thank you for visiting my website. I am no longer taking new clients.

The information on this site was last updated July 5, 2017 and might not reflect the most recent changes to criminal law.

Please feel free to browse the site. Keep in mind that this is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice.

 

QUESTIONNAIRE :: HOME :: ABOUT US ::    

 

 
FIRST TIER ENCOUNTERS
BETWEEN CITIZENS AND THE POLICE IN GA


There are basically three types of encounters citizens have with the police; a first tier, a second tier, and a third tier encounter.

A first tier encounter essentially is the type of encounter you could have with anyone on the street. For example, if I saw you on the street, I could walk up to you and attempt to strike up a conversation. You on the other hand could speak to me or simply walk away.

Police can do the same thing. They can attempt to communicate with you but if you didn't want to talk, you could simply walk away since there is no formal investigation and no criminal arrest. If they detained you, searched you, found contraband (usually drugs) and decided to arrest you, the chances are good that your case will be thrown out since this was a first tier encounter and you simply exercised your rights.

Quick Link to our online questionnaire.

 Back  Next

 

 

 

 

Georgia Defenders Logo SM, J. Michael Mullis, Attorney at Law
Content J. Michael Mullis, Attorney at Law