Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Georgia Criminal Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: When taking a plea bargain, can the district attorney add a charge for a person who is not involved in the case?

Been fighting back and forth for criminal trial and finally been offered a plea bargain. First judge said no but going back in front of another who is certain to sign and accept. Just worried that might be added a charge. Was promised first offenders act of Georgia with the two charges.

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 20, 2020

You need an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Are you able to be charged for first degree murder when in an achohol blackout
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 19, 2020

Sounds like an interesting question. Probably not. Of course, proving you were in an alcohol blackout might be difficult.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If a district attorney commits a felony of theft of a vehicle while in office, should he be impeached?
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 18, 2020

Was he convicted of the crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: What would a aggravated assault charge be in Ga.Daughter protecting sister from husband and hit him and he filed charges
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 18, 2020

The daughter might have a justification defense to charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on accessory to after the fact in the State of Georgia?
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 17, 2020

Two years.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If the parole board in Georgia recommended a TPM for 2026 but the inmate is not parole eligible til2021 can they comebac

My max out is 2027 my parole eligible date is 2021 but they gave me a TPM( tentative parole month) for 2026 but they said with my pic points I can be released as early as September 2025 . but my grid guidelines recommended 35-60 months but the parole board departed from it because the said I was a... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 16, 2020

Not unless they are prompted to review the case again. Talke with an attorney.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there any legal recourse to take when the court continues to lose motions that are filed in a criminal case?

I am going through the appeals process on a criminal case. I have file several motions for appeal. I called to check the status and was told the first time that the motion had been received and was in the judges chambers. I called back a couple of weeks later and now they are saying that they... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Oct 15, 2020

When you file a motion, you should get a copy file stamped by the Clerk for your records. Once you have the file stamped copy, if they "lose it", you have proof of the filing.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

Good luck!

Robbie@LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If I don't have a lawyer going to a probate revocation hearing can I get an extension
David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 12, 2020

You can ask the court to appoint you a lawyer if you cannot afford one. You can also attend court and ask the court for a continuance to hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I got “barred” from a store but the police could t print out the notice so do I have to sign it if they bring it to me

I was barred because it’s a private store and the owner don’t like my attitude

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 12, 2020

There is no requirement that you receive written notice to stay away from a private business. You can be charged with criminal trespass if you return. The State will have to prove that you have previously been told to stay away and a verbal notice can count.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: My friend got his court canceled because lawy absentWhen the new court date came we didn’t receive any mail/call

From the lawyer or the court. We tried called the lawyer couple but he is always not in the office and they say the going to call us back but they don’t. And now he doesn’t know what to do

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 12, 2020

If you have a bench warrant for missing a court date I would encourage you to get with your lawyer and appear in court on any court day to ask that the warrant be recalled. The longer your absence the harder it is to correct.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I got my fourth offense shoplifting charge is it possible to avoid going to jail

What is the longest jail time that I should serve if they bound it over to superior court

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 12, 2020

You need a good attorney

"Upon conviction of a fourth or subsequent offense for shoplifting, where the prior convictions are either felonies or misdemeanors, or any combination of felonies and misdemeanors, as defined by this Code section, the defendant commits a felony and shall be...
Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the requirements for a person who is incarcerated to participate in the work detail program??

How to find out if the police had knowledge that drugs were being brought in to the jail prior to the event and allowed it to happen??

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 11, 2020

What does one issue have to do with the other?

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations after being charged with felony shoplifting?

I was charged with felony shoplifting in 2004, I think I was arraigned but never sentenced. No next court date came in the mail. In 2016 a warrant was issued for my arrest and I was arrested and given 7 years probation. Was this legal? Or should there had been a "reasonable" time to... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 9, 2020

Once you have been arraigned, there is no statute issue. The warrant was issued for failure to appear.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I apply for a weapons carrying license, if i got charged with reckless conduct twice? Misdemeanor. March 10,2015
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 9, 2020

Misdemeanors do not impact your ability to have a concealed carry license. If you have family violence-based misdemeanor convictions, then you will not be able to own a firearm at all.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I make a citizens arrest on a government employee that has forged a document if I have evidence

Legal document needed to be signed by a judge however it was signed by a government employee in place of judge.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 8, 2020

No, you cannot arrest anyone. If you think a crime has been committed, call the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue a county for favoritizm towards male or female indictments
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 2, 2020

Not likely.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: In state of ga when there is domestic dispute with gun and someone getting shot should both parties be charged ...

My son was a convicted felon and girlfriend brought gun into situation ..after struggle she was shot but survived..my son got 5 yrs for being around gun and she has not had any charges ...she done it on purpose to ruin his life because he was leaving her

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 2, 2020

Your son needs (needed) a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I have a landlord who came over without my consent and took his tractor dumped my golf cart over is that criminal damage
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 2, 2020

You should call the police and see if they will take it up as criminal trespass or the like. You might also sue civilly for trespass. See an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: whats the different between a motion or nolle prosequi and a exonerate

if the state of Ga give a case to the feds and the defendant goes to ajury trial and was fond not guilty and the state picks the same case back up and now the Da want to file a motion or nolle prosequi in my case but i want to be exonerated and clear me from further prosecution later. please help me

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 2, 2020

You cannot make the State do anything. Nolle Prosequi, kills the case. The State might later be able to revive the case. You may have defenses to the States case, should they bring it again. Such as res judicata, and the statute of limitations. Res judicata -- issue was already decided in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you file a police report against a person for them filing a FALSE police report against you ?

My husband was falsely accused by his child’s mother for family violence . I was a witness and I recorded the incident on video as well as he . My husband had no physical contact with her . She assaulted me and got arrested for the same incident in question. She has a past of violence against My... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Sep 29, 2020

Yes, you can call the police and ask the police to make a report. Whether they will do it or not is another issue.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.