Prior convictions under Georgia's Family Violence Act involving the same putative victim should result in mandatory felony charges for new DV arrests, however it is not so simple due to the overwhelming demands currently placed on the prosecuting agencies in GA.
So today my boyfriend and I were arguing about our 4 month old baby. He had her since Thursday and was supposed to have her until Tuesday. We were supposed to go to lunch earlier but we had got into a little petty disagreement and decided against going so I went to run errands instead and he kept... View More
The standard pathway is the same as with all criminal allegations. The state will review the reports, issue an accusation or indictment (or dismiss), and eventually the court will schedule and arraignment.
More importantly, this is the time when your BF can gain an advantage by retaining...View More
Hx of killing, stealing, play victim social psycho criminal narc. Locked me up as escapgoat, to throw sherriff off them I witness to much. My now ex boyfriend threatened to kill me and his son. I was told my ex boyfriend is reason; his son in prison and my (ex boyfr) threatening to kill his son... View More
I understand that you're in a difficult and potentially dangerous situation involving organized crime and threats. If you have credible information about criminal activities, your safety and the safety of others are of utmost importance.
In cases where someone in prison faces threats,...View More
The eventual charging decision rests solely with the State, as much as that kind of prospective evidence makes actually carrying the charge more difficult. A good lawyer will do you well in this kind of situation as the change in allegations can create new avenues for state prosecution. Travel...View More
11/19/2023 Hello. I have a group of Africans that stole my identity claiming they own me. They forged fraudulent paperwork claiming they're married to me,claiming they're my financial responsibility. Claiming they own me. I found out they all served 20 years at Century Correctional... View More
It doesn't quite work like that but you certainly need to pursue the folks trying to harm you. Since you are a victim of the fraud you need to make the appropriate reports with the appropriate authorities, as different agencies have different obligations/duties and are not going to be able to...View More
My ex and I divorced in Colorado. I reside in Georgia and he is in New York City. He is a vet with PTSD. He told me 24 days ago, along with his other ex, that he thinks about killing himself daily. He continued to talk about just wanting to end his life, while talking about his other ex and I... View More
If you want the courts intervention before the father's next scheduled visit, you will have to immediately file for a modification an have the father served. Then ask the court for an emergency hearing and in that request it will have to specify the reasons for the urgency. If not, you will...View More
If you have denied him visitation that he was awarded through a court order, then you may be found in contempt. You telling him to take you to court may look to a judge like you were revoking his visitation. Therefore, if he has filed a contempt action or any action against you, I would speak...View More
You telling him to take you to court about parenting time is contempt. However, if the parenting plan allows for him to pick up the child from daycare on his weekends, and he has chosen not to, you may not be held in contempt. If you feel that parenting time would put your child in a dangerous...View More
Her bf went to her room wanted money for drugs she said no he hit her she screams for me I did not go inner room cause she always turns on me so I stayed in kids room was at bedroom door when I got hit four times in my face by her bf I scream I’m calling police she comes into her kids room... View More
Absolutely!!! Verbal threats are real, and can even justify criminal charges such as Terroristic Threats. It may benefit you to speak with a victim advocate or lawyer to ensure your petition has all the right claims to ensure it is properly presented, but it should be fine if the language is what...View More
Husband was arrested for aggravated assault/family violence x 4 and Child Cruelty 1st degree x 2 in Georgia. He's 33 and has a small record when it comes to violence. His record was expunged, but i know they can still access those charges. He was arrested for Battery 5 years ago and has a... View More
A lawyer with mitigation experience and an understanding of DV is going to be able to tell that story well, and that is the key to obtaining the best results. He also has defenses regarding you, his wife, that need to be explored as the State is not going to take it easy on anyone with a prior...View More
My fiancé and I got into a domestic dispute and they arrested me and charged me with battery and put an order of protection in place both of us are ignorant on the law and want the case dismissed we shouldn’t have called the police they just made our already extremely stressful lives so much... View More
Lots of possibilities, and the answer is Yes. But it ALL Depends on the actual judge involved as that judge can make their own policies regarding what they feel is best when it comes to this issue. Many judges do not trust the sheriffs to pass along info or other notices to defendants, so they...View More
Prosecutors have immunity for basically everything they do in most states, as long as it is somewhat associated with their job. It is a blank check, in my opinion, and I have as many folks asking how to FORCE the state to charge someone as I do folks wanting the State to Dismiss something....View More
I was told by the “advocate” at my local solicitor generals office that the solicitor does not have the power to change/add charges. My ex is being tried for FV Simple Battery with previous conviction of FV Battery amongst other violent felonies. Due to him bonding out with no conditions to... View More
It appears he has been in for a mintue, and that causes problems as he needs to get in front of the right judge with the right "stuff" having happened in the background. He is due a bond at 90 days if he has not been inicted yet, and if he is indicted he should file with the trial court...View More
I would love the answer to make sense, but it wont.
Bonding procedures in Georgia are downright arbitrary, and it seems that the most innocent folks are always being overdetained while the bad folks get cut loose without a care in the world. Its infuriating!!
Lawyers are not "pro bono" lawyers because no one could work for free all the time and pay their own expenses. There are attorneys who do some pro bono work. I would suggest contacting a local legal aide if you're looking for a place to get free legal assistance.
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