Peter Followill

Attorney · Georgia State University College of Law

Peter Followill is an attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia. A life-long resident of the state, he earned his B.A. at Emory University and received his law degree from Georgia State University's College of Law. While a law student, Peter served as an intern and summer fellow at several public interest organizations. He has worked as a judge's staff attorney and as a criminal defense trial lawyer since graduating law school.

Articles By Peter Followill

Illinois Domestic Violence Laws
Learn how Illinois defines domestic battery crimes, when it becomes a felony, and what other penalties a defendant convicted of domestic violence may face.
Harassment and Cyberbullying as Crimes
Harassment crimes include stalking, bullying, hate crimes and more. The penalties for a conviction can be severe.
Maine Domestic Violence Laws
Maine's domestic violence laws cover a wide range of conduct, and violating them can result in a long stretch behind bars in some cases.
Domestic Violence Trials: When the Victim Refuses to Testify
While challenges exist to prosecuting domestic violence cases without victim testimony, prosecutors may have other evidence of the crime that proves the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Cyberbullying in Missouri
As the internet and social media continue to grow in popularity as means for communication, so do instances of these electronic means being used to bully victims. Both Missouri's school regulations and its criminal laws address this type of abusive behavior, which is commonly referred to as cyberbullying.
What are the consequences of pleading "no contest" to a charge of domestic violence?
By pleading nolo contendere or no contest, the defendant does not admit the criminal charge but chooses not to contest it.
Michigan Domestic Violence Laws
Michigan’s domestic assault law applies to assaults committed against persons who are or were in certain relationships with the defendant. Michigan law also provides a system where domestic violence victims can obtain personal protection orders from a court.
Delaware Domestic Violence Laws
Domestic violence in Delaware is abuse committed between family members, parents of the same child, persons who cohabitate, and persons who have been in a dating relationship.
Alabama Public Intoxication Laws
In Alabama, Section 13A-11-8 of the Alabama code, which was written in 1975, says a person can be arrested for public intoxication if he or she appears in public under the influence of any drug where he or she is a danger to himself or herself, others or property.
Hawaii Domestic Violence Laws
Hawaii makes it illegal to physically abuse a family or household member. In addition to providing criminal penalties for the abuser, Hawaii provides a system where a victim of domestic abuse may obtain a court-issued protective order.