The length of time you may spend in jail for a probation violation in Georgia can vary based on several factors, including the nature of the violation, your criminal history, and the decision of the court. Since you mentioned you are on first offender status, it's important to note that...View More
6 months after being arrested I got called by my pretrial officer saying that im not longer apart of pretrial services and I get a letter in mail saying I’ve been unindicted from my charges can I travel ?
If you don't have an active warrant for your arrest, TSA is not going to mess with you. However, if you are on bond, your agreement with your bondsman may be that you must contact them for permission before you leave the state. So you might want to give them a heads up before you go anywhere..
If you were a signature party to the land contract, then you sue the seller/grantor for breach of contract. Hire a GA attorney that does real property litigation. A Notice Lis Pendens will need to be filed. All interested parties must be defendants (besides you) for setting aside the Deed or...View More
Certainly some of what you are describing could be suspicious, or it could be coincidence. On these limited facts, it's difficult to know for sure. If you have strong reason to believe that someone was negligently killed (not intentionally), consider consulting both a personal injury attorney...View More
If you are currently on probation and have been arrested for possession of a firearm and a controlled substance, the consequences you may face will depend on a variety of factors, including the laws in your jurisdiction, the specifics of the charges, and the terms of your probation.
The punishment for trafficking, or any other criminal offense, can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the jurisdiction in which it is being prosecuted. However, in general, trafficking is a serious offense that can carry severe penalties.
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... View 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...View 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...View 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...View More
I know it is illegal to discharge a firearm while intoxicated over a 0.08 but what if I am drunker than a 0.08 but I’m threatened enough to use it? This happened last weekend leaving a bar and a guy pulled a gun and pushed the barrel into a friends chest while I was behind him. I was carrying but... View More
The short answer is yes. In Georgia, whether intoxicated or not, a person has the right to defend themselves against the infliction of death or serious bodily harm. However, to justify the use of deadly force (i.e., shooting the firearm), the person must not be the aggressor and must actually be...View More
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...View 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...View More
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... View 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...View More
the stuff that was recieved wasnt stolen . it was given to a cousin from her ex. the man collected the stuff that he was looking for . now almost 3yrs later theyre still going to court on it . how can that be ?? and what citizen rights are there to dispute it in writing to a judge for ndismissal??
They were displaying the work for purchase & did not protect it. Cameras were not working and they did not notify me of its official disappearance until well after. They do not want to fully compensate for the work so I need assistance with going to court. Please help
GI BILL program fraud 85/15 rule - business raided this morning and evidence collected - the owner paid a man to be the expert liason for the program which she knew little about and he submitted false documents to her which he assured her was how it was supposed to be done and she signed them and... View More
This is a very broad question - it may help if you tailor your question a little bit more to receive better responses. However, in general, a lawyer will use all the evidence in the case to provide the best defense for his/her client. This can be achieved through various ways (i.e., communications...View More
It all depends on why the resentencing was ordered. If it has to do with information in the PSR, such as guideline calculations, then the PSR will be revised accordingly, although the presentence investigation is not redone in its entirety.
Unfortunately, it will be impossible to get a definitive answer to your question. The main issue with your daughter's situation is that she will need to resolve her new drug charges while also resolving her [inevitable] probation violation/revocation in another county. I would recommend you...View More
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