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The Margolis Legal Group, Inc

1800 Peachtree Street, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Phone(404) 355-1400
Fax (404) 352-5636

Law Firm Overview

Andrew B. Margolis has devoted his entire legal career to the handling of criminal matters. Originally from Smithtown, New York, Mr. Margolis graduated from Smithtown High School in 1993 and attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving a B.A.

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Articles Published by The Margolis Legal Group, Inc

 Atlanta Criminal Attorneys Discuss New Jury Selection Procedure

Georgia rolled out its new procedure for jury selection on July 1st, and some Atlanta criminal attorneys are questioning whether the new procedure could lead to misrepresentation of the general population. By using a master list compiled from driver’s licenses and voting registration records, some lawyers fear that the process will exclude many Georgia residents who are not traditionally documented.

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 Georgia Lawmakers Crack Down on Drug Abuse, Atlanta Criminal Attorneys Report

Prescription drug use and abuse is a rising problem in our country, according to Atlanta criminal attorneys, and Georgia lawmakers and state officials are cracking down on dealers and users across the state. The recent arrest of Richmond County family physician Dr. John Rumbaugh has gained national attention as the state of Georgia attempts to rein in prescription drug fraud.

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 Lowering the Expectation of Privacy - Videotaping of Spouse is Now Permissible under Georgia Law

Videotaping your spouse, or soon-to-be-ex-spouse, is now permissible under Georgia law, Atlanta divorce attorneys at the Margolis Legal Group report. In the recent case of Rutter v. Rutter, Stacy Rutter presented evidence collected through secretly installed video cameras in the home she shared with her then-husband Charles to aid in her divorce case.

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 Atlanta Divorce Lawyers Anticipate Change in Alimony Laws

The Atlanta divorce lawyers at the Margolis Legal Group understand how painful divorce is for couples, and the division of a life together can lead to unexpected problems, especially since some divorce laws address outdated standards from the past. However, as other states enact new laws that reflect today’s lifestyle, Atlanta divorce attorneys predict that Georgia may follow suit.

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 Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss Sexual Assault Charges against Taxi Driver

Recent sexual abuse and assault charges against 55-year-old Pesure Alshahapy of Tucker, Georgia, could cost the man his livelihood and land him in jail, according to Atlanta criminal defense attorneys. Alshahapy, an Atlanta taxi driver working for Rapid Taxi, has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, a 16-year-old girl. Alshahappy has been jailed without bond since June 14th.

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 Atlanta Injury Attorneys Fight Cyberbullies

A Cobb County middle school student is taking a stand against bullies, employing the help of Atlanta injury lawyers to fight back and bring about justice. When she first learned of a fake Facebook page that her classmates had created in her name, fourteen-year-old Alexandria Boston of Acworth, Georgia, was devastated and hurt by the harsh posts and rude allegations that her peers were making.

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 Atlanta Child Custody Attorneys Discuss the Fight for Makayla Blair

Atlanta child custody lawyers at The Margolis Legal Group, P.C. can offer quality legal aid and counseling to families fighting for custody of their children. Claiming legal custody of your baby should be the last thing on new parents’ minds. But for the Blairs, a military family from Georgia, obtaining an Atlanta child custody attorney was top priority following the birth of their daughter Makayla last year.

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 Prisoners’ Rights - A Message from Your Atlanta Criminal Lawyer

If you are in prison or headed for prison, make sure you know your rights. Unfortunately, prison officials are sometimes abusive and may interfere with your rights as a human being and a citizen of the United States. If you feel that your rights have been violated, contact an Atlanta criminal lawyer or the Atlanta branch of the American Civil Liberties Union to help you get your rights addressed.

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 Atlanta Criminal Lawyers Explain the Meaning of “Taking the Fifth”

We’ve all heard the phrase “taking the Fifth.” A defendant in a criminal defense TV drama takes the Fifth in answer to a question as his Atlanta criminal lawyer glances from the stand. A friend jokes that she’s going to take the Fifth about what she was doing last night because her partner would be upset. But what does “taking the Fifth” mean?

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 What are Miranda Rights? An Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Explains

In the United States, the Miranda rights (also called the Miranda warning or “reading you your rights”) are the warning that police give to criminal suspects in police custody or a custodial interrogation. The Miranda warning makes the evidence admissible in court because it proves that the suspect was aware of his Miranda rights against self-incrimination when he gave information.

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 False Accusations of Child Abuse in Georgia

It’s something no one wants to think about, even in the most contested and ugly of Georgia child custody battles the idea that one partner might falsely accuse another of child abuse in order to obtain child custody. Fortunately, false accusations of child abuse are rather rare: under 10 percent of accusations of child abuse are false. However, of that 10 percent, the majority do not originate with the child, but instead with an adult bringing accusations on behalf of the child.

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 An Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Explains Search and Seizure

Search and seizure law protects one of the fundamental rights for Americans. In fact, the Founding Fathers thought that search and seizure was so important that they put it in the Bill of Rights: the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution says that the police are not allowed to do unreasonable searches and seizures.

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 Child Custody for Fathers

Very few fathers obtain physical custody of their children. Some suggest that the family law courts are biased against men; others point out that fathers are rarely the primary caregiver for their children, and so don’t get custody. Either way, as a father, you need to understand the types of child custody.

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 Help for Those Charged with Property Crimes in Atlanta

Every day, people are charged with property crimes in Atlanta. Burglary is a type of property crime. When somebody enters someone else's property, whether it is forced entry or not, with the intent of committing a felony or theft, it is a burglary.

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