You should contact an experienced immigration attorney who can assist you in the process, review all of the facts of your husband's case and advise you more specifically about what should have happened and what can be done for him. Many immigration attorneys like myself offer free...View More
The Georgia Code section that describes the elements and penalties for forgery is 16-9-1. You can view the Georgia Code online at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/. However, please be aware that the law was recently changed by HB 1176 with an effective date of July 1, 2012. The new law...View More
The police usually spend a great deal more time investigating a fatal accident because of the importance of documenting exactly what happened. It may take longer for an accident report to be released. In some cases they will perform an accident reconstruction.
Assuming the person is charged with criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree (Georgia Code section 16-7-23), an element of the charge is intentional conduct and causing damage. You can review the code section at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/.
Petition was filed January 2011 and the scheduled appoitment was August 2011. Can a reopen/recorsideration motion be filed? Reason for not appearing at the appoinmnet was we got into a big argument and I left town for a long period of time. When I... View More
You really need to consult with an attorney who can review the paperwork you filed and the responses you received from USCIS. Once a case gets to this stage, it is best to have an immigration attorney review the case with an in person consultation. A refiled petition needs to properly address the...View More
If you were charged with public indecency (Georgia Code section 16-6-8) the state would need to prove that you committed the act of a lewd exposure of the sexual organs in a public place. The act was not really accidental (like the wind blowing up a dress) but was due to your level of...View More
As posted in response to your other similar posting:
There are just too many factors involved to answer that question in any sort of meaningful way. He is likely charged pursuant to Georgia Code section 16-13-30 which outlines the penalties involved. The Georgia Code can be viewed online at...View More
There are just too many factors involved to answer that question in any sort of meaningful way. He is likely charged pursuant to Georgia Code section 16-13-30 which outlines the penalties involved. The Georgia Code can be viewed online at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/. You will see...View More
Yes, he needs to get an attorney right away. Even though the dollar amount was small, he is still facing a misdemeanor and needs an attorney to evaluate the evidence against him, determine if he has any viable defenses and, assuming he does not, negotiate with the prosecutor to obtain a pre-trial...View More
Assuming you are charged pursuant to Georgia Code (OCGA) section 49-4-15, which covers fraud in obtaining food stamps, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/ to review the Georgia Code online.
You should contact a criminal defense attorney right away who can review the evidence...View More
Please review Georgia Code (OCGA) section 16-5-1 which includes the charge of murder. According to the statute, a person convicted of murder shall be punished by death, imprisonment for life without parole or imprisonment for life. That is a simplistic answer to a very complex question,...View More
Both my dau (pedestrian) and car that entered street and hit her started from same side of street (from same apt complex). Based on § 40-6-92 - "Crossing roadway elsewhere than at crosswalk," is the pedestrian at fault for the accident or the person driving the car that entered the... View More
The answer to your question depends on who you are asking. The insurance company for the driver is going to claim that your daughter was negligent in failing to cross at the crosswalk and yield to the right of way of the driver. Yet, if you were asking me or another personal injury attorney that...View More
There is not an incredible amount of detail in your question, so I have to make some assumptions. I assume that you were injured in an automobile accident and the insurance company for the at fault driver is not working with you to settle the claim. If you were injured in an automobile accident,...View More
First, you can be charged with anything. Just being charged with something does not mean that the charge will hold up and that the State of Georgia will be able to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. So, I assume you were in fact charged even though you came upon an accident and likely...View More
When setting a bond for a charge as serious as murder, the judge must go through an analysis to determine how high the bond needs to be set to ensure that the Defendant will return to court and face the charge rather than risk losing the bond money. The judge will also assess whether the person is...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.