Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

What happens at a bond hearing?

May 27, 2020
Attorney Page Pate explains what happens at a bond hearing and how someone can be released from jail pending trial in a serious criminal case     TRANSCRIPT: When someone has been arrested and taken to jail, the very first thing they want to do is to get out of jail. And that’s totally understandable. […]

What should I do if I am being investigated for PPP fraud?

May 22, 2020
If you are being investigated for PPP fraud, the first step is to contact an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to guide you through this process. Federal criminal prosecutions for fraud can carry serious penalties depending on the amount of money involved. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on PPP fraud by […]

Can a business discriminate against older employees due to coronavirus concerns?

May 8, 2020
No, an employer cannot discriminate against older employees due to coronavirus concerns. This means that employers can’t fire, refuse to rehire, or force older employees into jobs with less pay or responsibility. Employers also can’t force older employees to work from home merely because the employee’s age makes him or her more susceptible to the […]

Ahmaud Arbery Case Leads to Murder Charges

May 8, 2020
Pate, Johnson & Church has been representing people charged in serious criminal cases in the State of Georgia for over 25 years. Attorney Page Pate, who is recognized as a legal analyst and a criminal defense lawyer, is often asked by the media to provide opinions and analysis of high-profile cases appearing in the news. […]

Employee Rights When Returning to Work

May 7, 2020
Pate, Johnson & Church are experienced business and employment law attorneys who assist their clients with a variety of litigation matters and employment disputes. When important business and employment legal issues appear in the news, media will often contact Attorney Page Pate, who is recognized as a constitutional attorney and legal analyst, for his analysis […]




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