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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Is it possible to avoid suspension of license for a speeding ticket. (Clocked by radar at 24 mph over limit)

Currently 18yrs old and have just recieved my first speeding ticket. I was running late for work so I was not paying attention to my speed which was not smart. The officer gave me a citation that says to appear in court 3 months from now ( Municipal, Georgia.) Or just pay the fine. Since I am under... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 8, 2018

It is possible, but it will take a lot of work on your part (defensive driving, etc.). I strongly suggest that you hire an attorney who practices in the court where your case is pending. He/she will be able to advise you of the best things to do to help save your license. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Hi. I am a recent college graduate from Mercer University and don’t think I can afford a lawyer. What can I do?

I bartend part time to pay the bills because I start grad school in January. Recently, I was involved in an accident caused by negligent road construction. It totaled my car and another lady’s car within the same hour in the same spot. I’m trying to find representation because I received a... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 5, 2018

Apply for a public defender.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Do you have to use your turning signal when coming out of a store or a driveway by law?
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 5, 2018

OCGA 40-6-123:

(a) No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in Code Section 40-6-120 or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or change lanes or move...
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Q: A chamblee officer gave me a citation for a violation committed out of the limits of the city of Chamblee. That is righ?
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 5, 2018

Possibly. It depends on a number of factors that are unknown here, such as if he observed you committing the violation in Chamblee. I need a lot more information to better advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Does “following too closely” add points to your license?

Following to close and got into a wreck! Does this add point to my license. I was in a work vehicle and the car and I both are covered by companies insurance!

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 5, 2018

Yes, it does. Consult with an attorney to discuss how to avoid having points on your license.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Probation officer telling me that I can't take doctor prescribed pain medication even though my doctor sent him a letter

There was no other alternative to the medication I still need surgery it was also stated that the pain was very severe

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 5, 2018

Most probation terms say you can take prescribed medication. However, since your probation officer is being a jerk, you may need to ask the judge to give you permission.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: If the court date on a speeding citation in the state of GA cause it to be invalid in any way?

Also the officers did not ask for proof of insurance or registration does this have any affect in it? The ticket court date says 9/26/2017 not 2018.

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Sep 12, 2018

None of this invalidates the ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I am from FL visiting GA and got a speeding citation in Carol county, the court date is wrong states 9/26/17 does

This invalidate the ticket in any way? I am going back in a week and money is a factor so if there is anyway to get this dropped I need to know.

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Sep 12, 2018

No, this does not invalidate the citation.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Who can represent me in probate court? I am a mexican tourist and will be unable to travel.

I was charged for speeding and driving with an invalid driver's license. My driver's license is valid in my country plus I have an international driver's license. For personal reasons I won't be able to travel, who can represent me in court?

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Sep 4, 2018

What probate court?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: Are police legally allowed to stop you for swerving slightly on the road if they don't have a reasonable expectation

that you're actually drunk?

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Sep 4, 2018

Yes, they can stop you for even weaving within your own lane. It's absurd, but it is the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: My brother was just arrested late last night/early this morning on several charges against his wife and does not have a

Bond hearing for 2 weeks. Anyway to get one sooner. Cobb County GA

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 20, 2018

With an attorney, maybe. But there is no guarantee.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: false statements and writings/concealment of facts is there any way possible you could get first offender or a diversion
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 20, 2018

Yes, it is possible depending on the facts of the case and the person's criminal history. But without an attorney, it will be incredibly difficult.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband was arrested on simple battery & criminal trespass. Can I contact the DA and have this dropped?

The charges were Simple Battery, Family Violence Act-domestic Violence Act Violation & Criminal Trespass. We have never had anything like this, we are both new here I was transferred here for work, and he moved here after me, and started a new job about 4 weeks ago. He is currently living... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 20, 2018

You can contact the prosecutor and let him/her know of your wishes, but the prosecutor controls whether or not the charges go forward.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: At fault party left before officer arrived at scene. Can I use police bodycam recording of driver phonecall confession?

911 called for car side-swiping me on interstate. At-fault party(use JB) had already left scene when police arrived. (NOTE: at-fault party did leave me his valid drivers license, insurance policy & we exchanged confirmed phone numbers)

Once Dunwoody police officer arrived, I called JB. JB... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 17, 2018

Consult with a personal injury attorney. He/she will know the best course of action to take in obtaining this information for you.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What laws, cases, and motions can I use for him not to have a record or have a conviction? I need all. Answers!

My son just BARELY turned 12, and just entered middle school this past week. He has NEVER been in trouble and gets As and Bs. A girl sent him a video of herself without a shirt or bra. My son was on the bus Last week, and was scrolling and listening to music like every-day. He was scrolling... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 15, 2018

He needs an attorney - as soon as possible.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can 16-7-23 apply to me if it's my wife's car? Anything she owns is mine right?

Windows got busted. Old car but gwinett saying it's over 500 bucks of damage. I have no intention of taking a plea.

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 15, 2018

I wouldn't hang my hat on it being marital property. Consult with an attorney who is familiar with Gwinnett.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Immunity from criminal liability?
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 13, 2018

What is your question?

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I get my last felony conviction expunged

It happen in 2009 I have completed my 8 years Probhation oct 18 2018 all fines and restitution paid

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 7, 2018

Did you do first offender? If not, why not? You may be eligible for retroactive first offender, however. I need more information to see if that is possible.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: Can you get a dui if you have an open alcohol container in your car?
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Aug 7, 2018

Yes, you can. DUIs are very time sensitive. If you don't have an attorney, you need one ASAP. I offer free consultations. Feel free to give me a call. 770-461-2025.

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