Judges have discretion as to whether to give a bond on fugitive warrants, but most judges deny bond in these cases for fear that the defendant is a flight risk. We regularly handle matters in Henry County and Atlanta, however, cannot give a ballpark figure as to cost of representation because that...Read more »
If the probation order stated no contact and the order is still in place, you must abide by all conditions. However, if the Order is no longer in place, the conditions of the order are also no longer in place. Now, this does not mean that you will automatically be able to contact your daughter....Read more »
Are you sure this it what the waiver covered? There are a number of different waivers in criminal law, so without having more information and without seeing the waiver, I cannot provide much more information.
If he only has technical violations (failure to report), depending on the length of time that he has failed to report, the reasons he failed to report, and the amount of time he has left, this may be an option for him. There are a number of different factors that go into this equation.
As it sounds and from the perspective of the report maker, generally the police officer investigating the incident. It is not a conclusive finding in an investigation, and primary aggressor is most important when determining who is going to be arrested and then during the prosecution it becomes...Read more »
I returned fire and I have the right to carry and he is a felon and I was charged and he didn’t get charged with anything and in the bound hearing the DA never mention me getting shot just said I was shooting at him and gunned him down
The D.A. represents the State, not you. Thus, the D.A. is not going to present self defense evidence which would benefit you. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney who can argue and present evidence that you acted in self defense.
I was charged with felony obstruction of an officer for throwing liquid out of a cell.I proclaimed my innocence and there was 3 other cells that could have done it.A year later the charged was dismissed as I had statements from the perpetrator that he had done it.
The short answer is No. The proof needed to revoke your probation is much lower than that which is required to convict you of a crime. This means, a prosecutor may have enough evidence to violate your probation but not enough evidence to convict you of the crime that led to the petition to...Read more »
I got into an argument with a family member when I tried to leave the family member but themselves in front of my vehicle started recording me and I proceeded to leave and I ended swiping the car door panicked and left cause I had no insurance and she told the police I tried to hit her with my car
Felony probation. Has been on it for 3 years after serving prison time and parole. He violated probation by not completing all of the drc treatment plan. He couldn't work and do those classes completely. He has 2 babies age 1 and 3 whom he is the main provider. His family is facing eviction... Read more »
It is hard to say what the judge will do. Judge's have wide discretion in revoking probation based on non-compliance or new arrests. You should consult a lawyer who could point to good facts that could possibly keep the judge from revoking probation and ordering the person to remain...Read more »
You do not have to provide ID unless you are driving a car or the officer has probable cause to suspect a crime was being committed. Thus, if the officer had probable cause to believe you were committing a crime, then any civil suit would fail. Further, suing police officers for conduct committed...Read more »
Georgia superior court judges have wide discretion when sentencing a defendant. Thus, there is no clear answer to what sentence the judge will enter upon conviction. Many factors go into sentencing including: age, criminal history, community involvement, etc. Some judges will even consider drug use...Read more »
Aggravated Assault two counts and Aggravated Battery being the worst, since the victim was struck with a machete on the head and used their arm to block another blow rendering it useless in the same commission. Convicted on every injury towards the victim and sentences to consecutive 20 year terms... Read more »
If the convictions stemmed from one succinct criminal transaction and all against the same victim, then the aggravated assault convictions should have merged with the aggravated battery conviction for sentencing purposes. See Regent v. State, 299 Ga. 172, 787 S.E.2d 217 (Ga. 2016). However, note...Read more »
O.C.G.A. 16-11-131(a)(2) defines firearm as "any handgun, rifle, shotgun, or other weapon which will or can be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or electrical charge." Thus, if the decorative gun can be converted to shoot any type of projectile by explosive or...Read more »
The constitutional right to a speedy trial is usually misunderstood by most non-lawyers. The meaning of speedy is quite subjective to different people. Georgia courts have analyzed the right to a speedy trial under a reasonableness standard. Thus, there is no exact day(s) amount that passes where a...Read more »
I had an incident where I was speeding, I got scared when i saw the police lights, and ran from the officer in my vehicle, then calmed down and left my car in park to walk back to where the officer had stopped to turn myself in. In court, the judge ruled it as a traffic infraction with no points... Read more »
DDS is an executive agency with its own policies and rules, which the Georgia Legislature delegated the legislative authority to DDS to make. An answer explaining separation of powers, the non-delegation doctrine, and that it is a privilege, not a right, to drive in Georgia would require a lengthy...Read more »
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