Macon, GA asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Georgia

Q: If a person calls impersonating a lawyer is it an arrestable offense?

The person in question was just released from jail on drug and gun charges.

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William C. Head
William C. Head
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A: Possibly so, but the circumstances of the event will determine that. For example, if the person claimed being an attorney to convince you to send him/her money to settle a lawsuit or claim, that would likely be something a Prosecutor would want to pursue. Having a recording of the exact statements or criminal acts is ideal since Georgia allows one party of a conversation to record the other party speaking.

William C. Head

Atlanta GA

(See information here about one-party recording, in my article on recording police at a DUI Checkpoint)

http://www.bubbahead.com/dui-checkpoints-roadblocks-near-me-dui-check-points.html

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