Possibly. The law on double jeopardy turns on what information was known to the prosecutor at the time the case was prosecuted. It is best to hire an attorney who is familiar with the different levels of prosecution and to evaluate the facts to the determine how closely connected the DUI arrest...Read more »
my brother was brought up on new felony charges they have brought in people from his old case from almost 14 years ago. he was on a adult website thought he was talking to another adult and come to find out it was a child under 16 he did not know it was a child till after the fact has been charged.
Evidence from old cases can sometimes be used to establish certain elements in a current case. The rules of evidence related to similar transactions or prior bad acts are very specific. The guidance of a knowledgeable attorney is important to ensure that the evidence is not improperly admitted...Read more »
The age of consent in Georgia is 16 years old. Persons who engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16 can be charged with a host of offenses including child molestation, statutory rape, and aggravated child molestation. As long as parties older than 16 years old consent in the...Read more »
Bf was released Apr2017 after 7y in prison (Burgulary) He was arrested again Apr2018 on a pv & 3 poss charges (pleaded guilty to 2 & not guilty to 1-Meth) NOTE: he told them 2 was his & he wasn’t aware that the other was in the car of someone who was bringing him home. Still charged,... Read more »
The court looks to the number of different indictment or accusation numbers for the purposes of recidivist sentencing. Although one indictment may have multiple counts, it is still considered one conviction. If the different charges each have their own indictment numbers, they are different...Read more »
The amount of time that can be revoked on the old case is dependent upon several factors. One of the driving factors, is the terms of the original sentence. If the original sentence was under the First Offender Act or had special conditions attached to it, new charges could result in a full...Read more »
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