On Sept. 14, former prosecutor and author J. Tom Morgan will speak to students at Grady High School on how to avoid a life of crime, and how to avoid being a victim. Morgan is author of the book Ignorance Is No Defense: A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law. (Check out Morgan’s bio here.) Morgan served as the district attorney for DeKalb County for 12 years and was involved in some high-profile cases.
Morgan will speak to students, grade by grade, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the school auditorium.
Here’s how Morgan came to write the book, courtesy of his Web site …
The insights J. Tom has gained from speaking with teenagers, as well as his experience as a prosecutor and private attorney, inspired J.Tom to write Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law. As a prosecutor, J.Tom prosecuted teenagers who violated the law. He also helped young people who were victims of abuse and prosecuted the abusers.
As a private attorney, he defends teenagers who are in trouble with the law. Realizing that many teenagers often do not fully understand the law and its consequences, J.Tom explains Georgia laws in a readable, informative way using real-life examples. Ignorance is No Defense aspires to help teenagers avoid situations in which they violate the law or are hurt by others who violate the law.