My daughter was arrested 10 days ago at work in Norcross, GA. She is a young mother of one 6 year old child. I've never known her to be anything less than a loving, kind, sweet mother and law abiding citizen. I only know that she was picked up at her place of employment for mailing contraband... Read more »
When a person is arrested, they will remain in jail until they post a bond, or until the case is resolved by plea, dismissal or trial. If your daughter was not given a bond amount, it is probably a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney to help get her a bond.
If this was a situation where you were to have no contact with the victim as a condition of bond and you contacted the victim, now your bond is violated or revoked. The victim cannot simply drop charges in most cases. Once you are arrested, it is the State vs you, not the victim.
If you have already been sentenced then you have a limited time to file a motion to withdraw your guilty plea. If you feel that your plea was not knowingly and voluntarily given or your attorney was ineffective then you may be able to file a habeas. You definitely should consult with an attorney...Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could be losing valuable time continuing to await a response. A criminal defense attorney needs to advise you. You could either reach out to attorneys or look into whether you qualify for a public defender. Good...Read more »
As a first offense, the maximum punishment for misdemeanor theft by shoplifting (valued at less than $500) may include up to 12 months confinement in jail, $1000 fine, and/or restitution. However, I recommend you speak with a criminal defense attorney (or your appointed attorney) to get the best...Read more »
Depends on the type of fleeing/eluding that is ultimately charged. Georgia has both misdemeanor and felony eluding offenses. The statute of limitations for misdemeanor eluding is 2 years and the statute of limitations for felony eluding is 4 years.
I explained to public defender but she was charged and given probation and fine. She is mentally disabled so she can’t pay. What can I do? I’m a single mom with a 15 year old daughter as well. I don’t have $3000 laying around.
I'm in a strange position, because of the family violence misdemeanors I'm not able to have a firearm, but I'm not a felon and there isn't a clear path to restore those rights. Pardons are for felons, so I can't go that route. When I was convicted my Lawyer never told me... Read more »
In short, the time that the law gives you to petition the court to withdraw your plea has expired. (Hence, the law is not on your side) As such, you would need a prosecutor/solicitor to consent to a withdrawal in order for sentence to be undone. Thereafter, the judge would have to accept the...Read more »
In and of itself, I don't see there being a problem with a juror being an old classmate of the judge. The primary consideration for a juror to be seated is whether or not he/she is able to be fair and impartial under the present circumstances. If the juror was an old classmate of the...Read more »
Judges have discretion as to whether to give a bond on fugitive warrants, but most judges deny bond in these cases for fear that the defendant is a flight risk. We regularly handle matters in Henry County and Atlanta, however, cannot give a ballpark figure as to cost of representation because that...Read more »
If the probation order stated no contact and the order is still in place, you must abide by all conditions. However, if the Order is no longer in place, the conditions of the order are also no longer in place. Now, this does not mean that you will automatically be able to contact your daughter....Read more »
Are you sure this it what the waiver covered? There are a number of different waivers in criminal law, so without having more information and without seeing the waiver, I cannot provide much more information.
If he only has technical violations (failure to report), depending on the length of time that he has failed to report, the reasons he failed to report, and the amount of time he has left, this may be an option for him. There are a number of different factors that go into this equation.
As it sounds and from the perspective of the report maker, generally the police officer investigating the incident. It is not a conclusive finding in an investigation, and primary aggressor is most important when determining who is going to be arrested and then during the prosecution it becomes...Read more »
I returned fire and I have the right to carry and he is a felon and I was charged and he didn’t get charged with anything and in the bound hearing the DA never mention me getting shot just said I was shooting at him and gunned him down
The D.A. represents the State, not you. Thus, the D.A. is not going to present self defense evidence which would benefit you. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney who can argue and present evidence that you acted in self defense.
I was charged with felony obstruction of an officer for throwing liquid out of a cell.I proclaimed my innocence and there was 3 other cells that could have done it.A year later the charged was dismissed as I had statements from the perpetrator that he had done it.
The short answer is No. The proof needed to revoke your probation is much lower than that which is required to convict you of a crime. This means, a prosecutor may have enough evidence to violate your probation but not enough evidence to convict you of the crime that led to the petition to...Read more »
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