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  1. How do executive orders work?

    Executive orders are simply orders to the executive branch instructing it on how to carry out its duties and powers that are granted via the Constitution or statutory law. Each of Governor Kemp's executive orders during the pandemic is based upon his authority under the Emergency Powers Act...
  2. Friend denied GWL-simple battery domestic question

    No, she can't. Read 16-11-126 O.C.G.A. The home/property, place of business, and vehicle exceptions specifically do not apply to someone who is ineligible for a GWCL. Furthermore, the conviction under family violence makes her a prohibited person under federal law.
  3. Friend denied GWL-simple battery domestic question

    Expungement and pardon are not interchangeable terms. It can't be expunged. Previously under GA, only a pre-trial dismissal was eligible for expungement. Even an acquittal at trial was ineligible for expungement. Under the current law, the term "expungement" is not even used. It has been...
  4. Friend denied GWL-simple battery domestic question

    With a conviction under family violence, she is a prohibited person under federal law. Not only can she not get a GWCL; she may not legally possess any firearm. https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-1117-restrictions-possession-firearms-individuals-convicted
  5. Friend denied GWL-simple battery domestic question

    The governor's office in GA does not possess pardon or restoration of rights powers. That power is vested in the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
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