By | September 14th, 2016|Advice|

Does your small business need help collecting outstanding debts or invoices?  In many cases, a delinquent account can be collected by having an attorney send what is called a “demand letter,” wherein the attorney or firm instructs the debtor that they must pay the amounts owed or other remedies will be pursued, up to and including legal action against that person or company for failure to pay.  When a debtor continues to refuse to pay you what is owed, a collection attorney can help you to pursue legal action against that individual or business.  Once you have a judgment against [...]


Georgia Legitimation – Establishing a Father’s Rights

By | May 4th, 2016|Advice, Child Legitimation, Family Law|

Let’s say a child is born and the parents were either not married when the child was conceived, or were not married when the child was born, or have not married since the child was born. In that scenario, the child is "born out of wedlock". When this is the case, the father will need to commence what is known as the legitimation process in order to establish parental rights to the child. The father can also seek to prove that he is the biological father to a child he believes to be his child. A child born out of [...]

The Facts about Marijuana Charges in Georgia

By | April 22nd, 2016|Advice, Criminal Law, Marijuana Charges|

Possession of marijuana in Georgia remains illegal despite recent legislation regarding medicinal marijuana. Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor offense. However, marijuana charges can be much more serious. Such examples would be Possession of More than One Ounce, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Sale of Marijuana, or Manufacturing/Growing Marijuana, all of which are felony charges. Penalties Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce is considered a misdemeanor and can be punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and 12 months in jail. Further, judges typically impose extra penalties. Some common [...]

Understanding Your Rights: Field Sobriety Test

By | April 7th, 2016|Advice, Criminal Law, DUI|

One of the biggest regrets that we commonly see in our DUI cases here at Cansino Blanchette Law Firm is our clients not understanding what exactly is happening when they are pulled over by a police officer. We know that the whole process can be scary and intimidating, but you DO have rights that can help you win your DUI case! The good news about DUI stops is that they are mostly predictable in the pattern and manner in which they will be handled! With that in mind, we hope to better explain some of the steps and choices that [...]

Questions on Uncontested and Contested Divorce

By | April 6th, 2016|Advice, Divorce Law| Learn how contested divorce and uncontested divorce differ. When should you file for contested divorce or uncontested divorce? Attorney Crystal Cortez with the Cansino Blanchette Law Firm answers these frequently asked questions to help you decide which route you should take. The Cansino Blanchette Law Firm has locations in both Kennesaw, Georgia and Cartersville, Georgia. Please call 404-997-8470 for questions and consultation appointments!

Should I refuse a Field Sobriety Test?

By | March 23rd, 2016|Advice, DUI, News| Minerva Blanchette with the Cansino Blanchette Law Firm, experienced DUI Attorney in Georgia, answers a commonly asked question about whether or not you should refuse a Field Sobriety Test. Give us a call at 404-997-8470 For questions or for a consultation.

Understanding a DUI: the FAQs

By | February 11th, 2015|Advice, Blogs, Criminal Law, DUI, FAQs, News|

Understanding a DUI, the FAQ’s: Let’s get right to the point.  Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, is a criminal charge that no one ever wants to deal with.  A DUI charge can have a massive negative impact on you, your family, and potentially even friends and colleagues.  The criminal nature of getting a DUI can cause problems for someone for the rest of their life, whether it’s trying to get a job, needing their license to use a car for family transport, or applying for U.S. citizenship; the list is endless.  That’s why Cansino Blanchette Law Firm, LLC specializes [...]

El Anuncio de inmigracion del Presidente Obama

By | February 10th, 2015|Advice, Blogs, Immigration Law, News|

 El Anuncio de Inmigración del Presidente Obama  El 20 de noviembre del 2014, el Presidente Obama anunció acciones ejecutivas para solucionar algunos de los problemas de nuestro sistema de inmigración, incluyendo una extensión del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la creación del programa de Acción Diferida para Responsabilidad de los Padres (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés). ¿Qué es la acción diferida? Con la acción diferida, el gobierno no va a poner en procedimientos de deportación a las personas que cumplan con ciertos requisitos. Esto es como si [...]

Handling a Roadblock: 5 Fast Tips

By | January 9th, 2015|Advice, Blogs, Criminal Law, DUI, News|

PICTURE COURTESY OF:     1.  NEVER try to turn around to avoid a roadblock. One of the surest ways to get yourself into trouble is to try to pull a U-turn or duck off onto a side street once you visibly see a roadblock.  Police know what you’re up to, and often they are already prepared for people who try to give roadblocks the slip.  They will see you and you’re almost certain to get pulled over.  Even if you are completely sober, it’s in your best interest to follow through the roadblock rather than try to pull a [...]