My mom was arrested on the claim she sent a terroristic threat through text to my sister, which she at no point threatened her. And she claimed the made a threat on Facebook which didn’t happen. The sheriffs department did not ask her any questions just arrived with a arrest warrant.
Sorry to hear about your mom. As far as the charge goes, terroristic threats requires that a verbal threat to harm or kill someone is communicated to them through any medium. This can be by text, phone, mail or even through another person. Police usually do not take a warrant unless they confirm...Read more »
A motion to lift a probation hold and for a probation bond must be filed by an attorney with experience in criminal cases. We can file these the day we are hired and often get a decision within days. If we can’t get probation to agree to it then we go to the hearing and fight for our client!
If you have never used First Offender in any other case or any other state then you are eligible to use first offender. And burglary charges do not prevent you from getting first offender treatment. However, First Offender is discretionary, meaning that the judge gets to decide if you actually get...Read more »
No one can give legal advice on how to handle a violent assault when you are armed. However I can advise you on several legal grounds. First, unless you have a concealed weapons permit, you cannot carry a firearm that isn’t in plain view. Second, lethal force to defend yourself is only permitted...Read more »
Everyone in Georgia has two ways to appeal after a plea. If they file a Notice of Appeal within 30 days of their plea and sentence then they can appeal directly to the Court of Appeals. If it has been less than four years for a felony or one year for a misdemeanor since the plea then a habeas...Read more »
Crossing the guard line in Georgia includes not trllling police you have narcotics or drugs on you after you’ve been arrested and it is not discovered until they are booking you into the jail. Unfortunately, police are not required to warn you that you had better give them what you have or you...Read more »
In Georgia, any crime that involves the use of false or fictitious information is a fraud crime. However, giving false information to police is not “listed” as a fraud crime on someone record in Georgia. So the practical answer to your question is no. A background check with a criminal record...Read more »
The answer to your question is difficult because the first thing I would need to know is what the person is accused of. If the ONLY evidence against the person is based on something only the accuser would know then it is possible the case could be thrown out if the accuser contacts the prosecutors...Read more »
A county jail can hold an inmate for up to 30 days for another state under what is called a Governor’s warrant from the other state. If the other state has not picked up the inmate within that time period, they should be released. If not, then you may need an attorney to fight their continued...Read more »
Any person who received a Life sentence in Georgia is now required to serve a minimum of thirty (30) years of that sentence. Only persons sentenced to “Life Without The Possibility Of Parole” actually will never get out. Regardless a Life sentence means all of a persons life unless they are...Read more »
Criminal trespassing under $500 is a misdemeanor in georgia and carries a penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. However,most people fare far better as this is a relatively minor offense. Those with any prior criminal history may face jail of some small duration but most people will...Read more »
the incedent happened in 2013 and the defendant has not come close to paying what is owed. i have called his probation officer, the courthouse, and the department of corrections and no one will help me.
I would recommend you contact the District attorney in the county where the person was sentenced. They usually have a victim-witness unit who can assist you with your restitution situation. If it’s a smaller office, check with the District Attorney themself. That is part of their job. An attorney...Read more »
It is illegal for the State to hold a person in jail 8 months without a 1st appearance. In fact, the law provides that an arrestee is entitled to a 1st appearance within 72 hours of being arrested. Some people confuse this with going to regular court for their case though. If a person has their...Read more »
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