Not really as First Appearance is VERY limited in scope. You get to see the charges as presented to the court through the initial warrant or UTC. They check your criminal history, confirm some stuff, and can set a bond on many charges (not all). There is not a place for you to contest anything...Read more »
I broke the windshield of my exs car from the inside, I had my feet up on dash and was in pain due to a tooth infection, we were sitting in front of an urgent care. She was yelling in my ear and out of frustration and desperation I kicked the windshield without thought I had no intention of... Read more »
Good news is that if the putative vicim is cooperative and the restitution has been made, I bet most prosecutors will work this out. As long as you follow the rules of bond you should be in good shape. Dont hesitate to ask for the public defender if you want some guidance, as the State may be...Read more »
Trial is the ultimate answer for wrongful allegations. If the State cannot carry their burden the jury is instructed to acquit. Most of the time the State will drop cases before trial unless they are certain they are gonna win. Get a LOCAL lawyer and they will walk you through how they handle...Read more »
A neighborhood borders my property and built a fence around us before our house was even built. Now that fence is falling apart. HOA says it's the neighbors or whoever's property its on is their responsibility. My Plat says "neigh wood fence" but there are places where the fence... Read more »
2yrs ago a lady ran a red light hitting my work van,a coworker recommended his long time childhood friend to represent me. One of his associates was my attorney, It went well at first-then she left the firm. So then I get this guy-anything he wants me to know/he doesn’t call( nor does he return... Read more »
Refuse the settlement, speak with the managing partner, and get to the bottom of it. You can also acquire a new attorn4y but there are a lot of factors to consider there. You can also contact the GA Bar for guidance, as a lot of "volume" personal injury lawyers violate the law and...Read more »
I was stopped for not having on my selt belt. The officer asked for my license which I gave him. He then went to his car and ran my license. It came back expired by one month. He asked if I knew about it I said no and he handed me back my license. He then when to another officer and was speaking to... Read more »
If the person has a clean record, generally a couple thousand. The Special Conditions are what really matter though, as courts generally default to the most "safe" option of "No Further Contact" with the putative victim. That is where the big problems start as it creates a...Read more »
I was close to my exit on the highway but i was on the left left lane so i sped up to pass because i couldnt get over. I was then pulled over because was going 102 on a 70. I am 19, this is basically my first ticket. What would the penalty or charge be? Do i need an attorney?
Gates were locked. Fence made from approved height specs for horses. Added electric was up and secure across top food water hay available. Ran in front of car killed one injured euthanized other. No bodily injury to driver, moderate vehicle damage . Cited 2 counts of animal at large. Whitfield... Read more »
I advise working out restitution with the owner of the damaged property and then asking them to support you in requesting. dismissal of the charges. You appeared to act reasonably and accidents happen. At the same time there is strict liability in most animal ownership issues. I imagine,...Read more »
During the time of living under their roof at the age of 18, I required an attorney for something that I had done, it had been settled and after moving out of my own volition they have told me I have to pay them back for hiring the attorney when there were no agreements prior to me paying them... Read more »
It would be an odd case, but the facts would control. If there was no agreement then it would appear their hiring was a gift and it would be very difficult for them to recover. If there was some sort of agreement, the court would evaluate that agreement.
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