(404) 816-4440

Blog

About Richard Lawson

Governor Deal Vetos Bill Proposing Further Special Treatment To Private Probation Companies

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal stated Tuesday that he intends to veto a bill (House Bill 837) that would have allowed private probation companies to hide information about their business practices from auditors.  In response to publicity from a recent audit of these private probation companies, our Governor has bowed to the apparent pressure.

Most Politicians show little concern for those accused and convicted of misdemeanor offenses, however a state audit of private probation companies showed obvious abuses that could not be ignored.  The state audit, the AJC's excellent investigative reporting, and interested attorneys (such as myself), have identified clear and convincing evidence that these companies should be investigated and reined in accordingly.  House Bill 837 would have helped to further shield these companies from public scrutiny. Thankfully it will not become law.

As Georgia citizens we should pay close attention to the legislators who voted for House Bill 837.  It should never been passed in the first place.  Why any member of the Georgia General Assembly would vote for a bill that would further de-regulate an industry already completely out of control is a travesty.  The only possible reason is political donations and extensive lobbying by the industry.  Nothing else could possibly make any sense.

I am pleased with the Governor's decision but am pessimistic that the General Assembly will do a 180 degree turn and pass legislation to either regulate or eliminate this highly profitable industry.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 10 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Comments

There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer

Richard lawson logo

When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!