Georgia has a history of cracking down on unregulated gambling activities. Commercial gambling is a felony offense that carries severe penalties. If you are facing commercial gambling charges, contact Wallack Law in Atlanta today for the aggressive criminal defense you need to effectively pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
We have dedicated our practice exclusively to criminal defense. Founding attorney Sanford A. Wallack became a criminal defense lawyer because he is passionate about protecting the constitutional rights of citizens and fighting for individuals charged with a crime. We have vast experience and knowledge in our field. Sandy Wallack has been practicing criminal defense law for 25 years and our firm has been established for 15 years.
We provide personalized attention to each of our clients and take an innovative approach to every case we handle.
Under Ga. Code Section 16-12-22, a person commits commercial gambling when he or she intentionally:
Commercial gambling is a felony offense. It is punishable by one to five years in prison or a fine of up to $20,000, or both.
Coin Operated Amusement Machines (COAMs) are legal to operate in Georgia in accordance with state law, as authorized and regulated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC). Rules violations, such as paying cash for successful play, can result in GLC citations issued against the owner and COAM arbitration proceedings. The state may also attempt to permanently seize assets, including cash, inventory and personal and business bank accounts, in civil RICO forfeiture proceedings.
If you or your employees are facing criminal charges of commercial gambling, civil forfeiture proceedings, or dealing with a GLC citation, call Wallack Law in Atlanta right away. We can provide knowledgeable counsel to defend you and your personnel.