No. That is just the name for that section which covers multiple substances. The arrest warrant will specify the exact drug/substance that the defendant is accused of trafficking. Unless there are multiple charges for trafficking, the defendant is only being charged with one of the substances.
The general rule is that your DNA is only captured and placed in CODIS if you are convicted of a felony offense. Because you pled under the conditional discharge statute, no conviction occurred. Therefore, your DNA should not have been placed in the system (unless (1) a petition was filed, (2)...Read more »
The short answer is no. However, if the person obtains a pardon from the governor or was sentenced as a first offender and was discharged without court adjudication of guilt, then the person can own a firearm. See O.C.G.A. section 16-11-131.
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A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Nationwide, the tried and trusted methods are phone, email, and regular mail. However, law firms can operate differently from one another in terms of embracing technology. There are offices that still use faxes,...Read more »
With me. But we was never apart and I visited him while in jail and picked him up the day he was released. On June 3rd he was arrested for driving without license and they also charged him with Violation of Family Violence Order and held without bond. He has since plead guilty to the battery charge... Read more »
All misdemeanors in GA are guaranteed a bond, but it appears the real issue here is they are prosecuting him for violation of a bond condition. Even if he and you wanted to have contact, if he is found to be in contact with you he is subject to prosecution.
The short answer is yes. However, the person must not have a prior felony conviction and the aggravated assault charge must not have been against a law enforcement officer. Further, judges have wide discretion in sentencing someone as a first offender. See O.C.G.A. section 42-8-60. Therefore, the...Read more »
It likely depends on the terms of your probation. If a term of your probation restricts you from being around that person or person(s), or anyone you know to have drugs or is a drug user, then the state may allege you violated your probation.
If it is alleged you violated your probation,...Read more »
Hello. On 1-3-2022 I was pull over for non-working brake lights (pre-video evidence,they work) 12 broken ribs and lung collapsed and multiple dog bites as well as getting hit by the officers and they admitted to striking in police report. I need help please.
An attorney probably needs to know more about the facts, before they can agree to represent you. They will want to know if you complied with the police requests or if you were the aggressor. They would likely want to know if you were under the influence of any medications at the time. There are...Read more »
I got a citation for Possession and use of a drug related object. I went to a website which states that I cannot pay online due to the mandatory court date. Upon further online research, I see a few sources stating that it is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more then $1000 AND 1-5 years in... Read more »
With the charges listed above, and no prior criminal history, there is no statutorily mandated minimum jail sentence that you would have to serve in confinement. However, judges have wide discretion in sentencing someone to jail (i.e., confinement), probation, fine(s), community service, treatment...Read more »
These charges go back to 2014 and he’s now going to court next week. He did 7 years prison time since then for another county, and the county who initially charged him put a failure to appear on him while he was in prison. He put in production orders and they never came and got him for court.... Read more »
The short answer is yes. However, an important caveat is that the State (i.e., Prosector's office in the county where the alleged theft occurred) decides whether to pursue charges, not the victim. Therefore, because the amount stolen was over $500.00, the alleged thief would likely be charged...Read more »
The short answer is yes. Keep in mind that it takes a lower standard of proof to charge a person (probable cause) than it does to convict someone of a crime (proof beyond a reasonable doubt). Furthermore, there are different types of possession...physical possession, constructive possession,...Read more »
As a general rule, convictions cannot be expunged in Georgia. Of course, there are some exceptions whereby the defendant may be allowed to withdraw a plea and be resentenced as a first offender or under the conditional discharge statute, if he or she was eligible to do so when the plea/conviction...Read more »
If your a ci for drug task force and dhs doesn't know it and they want to drug test you but as known you can't blow your cover because then the whole world would know so you react like these individuals and you have to do like they do which is if they say hey hit this you have to so would... Read more »
Get your handler to put instructions IN WRITING so IF there are negative consequences you have a built in defense. You may want to hire a private lawyer to assist you as the Cops will hang you out to dry more often than not.
Hello, I worked as a retail associate selling cell phones. In that position there was fraud going on with associates also selling phones were doing fraud and selling it to people using other peoples names basically a scammer. Will or can I still be charged for that? I unknowingly sold him phones... Read more »
All depends on the investigation and what turns up. You can also either sit silently OR actively participate, if you have an appetite or desire for that. If you may be criminally liable, advance cooperation can also be mitigation for when you face potential consequences. Generally I advise...Read more »
A negotiated deal is presented to the court for approval and the judge can either accept or reject it. In MOST cases the recommendation is is less than the statutory maximum, which is what the court can sentence too for any particular charge. It sounds like the person is taking a plea to 3 years...Read more »
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