The searched my car and found schedule 2 pills I told them no they couldn't search n they got the dog the pills was dropped by a friend I picked them up n put n a bottle intending on throwing them away weeks ago and forgot can I get it dismissed based on the original reason they stopped me he... View More
In Georgia, if you received a citation for non-working brake or tail lights but believe this was incorrect because your lights were functioning, this could potentially be a basis to challenge the traffic stop. However, the subsequent discovery of schedule 2 pills during the search adds complexity...View More
In Georgia, if you have a complaint against a bail bondsman, you should contact the Georgia Department of Insurance. This department oversees the licensing and regulation of bail bondsmen in the state. They have the authority to investigate complaints and enforce regulations.
The boot wasn’t installed properly and laying by the tire. My son put it in his trunk. After paying fees, my son thought he bought it and didn’t return boot. Now University police claim he stole it, hence the bench warrant.
In this situation, the first step is to address the bench warrant. It's important for your son to not ignore this warrant, as it can lead to further legal complications. Consulting with an attorney experienced in such matters, particularly one familiar with the jurisdiction of the University...View More
In criminal proceedings, it is possible for a District Attorney (D.A.) to add charges to an indictment that were not part of the initial arrest. This can happen if, during the investigation or preparation for trial, additional evidence comes to light that supports more serious or additional...View More
How does the waiver apply to areas that others are in? And do police have a right to search after an arrest warrant has been executed and person is in handcuffs. Basically me an my boyfriend were in the garage which is a separate building from house. Th police showed up to arrest him on a vop... View More
It depends on whether he lives there or not. If he lives there than yes it covers the garage if it is on the same property. If the garage is on a separate property or he does not live at the residence than any search of the garage is illegal and anything found in that garage is considered...View More
I reported when stolen, they couldn’t help me even though I told them he was going to be killed. When I found my dog, filed a report, contacted animal control but they were closed for holiday weekend. I had to retrieve my dog myself. How are they investigating if nobody ever went to the scene or... View More
A person suffers from decades old conviction in which said person was allowed to represent himself/herself and be represented by counsel under the GA Constitution , Bill of Rights Paragraph IX or both clause without waving his/her federal Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Defendant complained of... View More
In this scenario, where a conviction stems from a situation involving the right to counsel under the Georgia Constitution and the Sixth Amendment, several factors need to be considered. The complexity arises from the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel and the subsequent exhaustion of...View More
Told news paper the name along with every detail of how you were involved in the arrest. It's a young girl in a small town and it's the chief of police. He went into detail to the point of even telling the signal from the girl they waited on to run in and all this was told to the news... View More
Releasing detailed information about an individual's involvement in a police operation, especially to the media, can raise serious privacy and safety concerns. In Georgia, as in other states, there are legal and ethical considerations regarding the disclosure of such information, particularly...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
The amount of time that law enforcement agencies have to charge someone with drug possession from a traffic stop varies depending on the jurisdiction. In some jurisdictions, the statute of limitations for drug possession cases is one year, while in other jurisdictions, it may be two years or even...View More
Yes, after the denial of an appeal, it is still possible to file a motion to modify a sentence, though the specifics can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the particulars of the case. This motion asks the court to reconsider the length or terms of the original sentence.
I have an old friend. She has two biological children and a step daughter. She treats these children HORRIBLY. She’s the walking definition of FTK and has stated multiple times that she wish didn’t have children. She’s mentioned she hates her youngest, has called step daughter many... View More
If you have reason to believe a child is in danger or has been harmed, you should report your concerns to the police or child protective services immediately. The allegations you've mentioned are very serious, and if they are true, the children may be in immediate danger. The authorities have...View More
The inmate filed for speedy trial again and ky sent a letter saying "the indictment has not been served the defendant has not been arraigned therefore we cannot answer any motions". The inmate filed for final disposition and ky wrote "insificiant jurisdiction" has the inmates... View More
The right to a speedy trial is a complex issue, particularly when it involves multiple jurisdictions. If an inmate has not been served or arraigned, the process has not formally begun in the eyes of the court. It's important to note that 'sufficient jurisdiction' must be established...View More
Two people charged with possession of controlled substance. Both set bond, one has no priors and has lived in this town entire 28 years. Other has no job,from 5 states away just moved here and has a long criminal history. Both bonds were set at 3,000 she had to pay 500 but he was released without... View More
In setting bond, judges often consider various factors, including the defendant's criminal history, ties to the community, and flight risk. It's not uncommon for two individuals charged with the same crime to have different bond conditions. The fact that one person was released on their...View More
"No person legally confined to a penal institution shall commit an unlawful act of violence or any other act in a violent or tumultuous manner in a penal institution Any person who violates this...View More
My brother was caught with drugs while going to the jail for an inmate visit. I had given him a ride but was not privy to the drugs he had with him. When the cops found the drugs on him I was taken on his behalf because he was a minor in my care. What are my defenses?
If a defendant did not know that someone they were with had drugs on them, they could use the defense of lack of knowledge or ignorance. This defense would be used to show that the defendant did not have any knowledge of, or intent to possess, the drugs. Other possible defenses include duress,...View More
These are direct energy weapons the EPA just released., In April 2023 the EPA just released information saying these weapons were in production. I had a relative who worked with NASA they have had them. I hate how they assume that you are not smart or intelligent enough to figure these things out.... View More
If you believe you have evidence of a crime, such as the use of direct energy weapons, you should immediately contact law enforcement to report your suspicions and provide them with any proof you have. The investigation would likely involve various law enforcement agencies, potentially including...View More
Yes, you can be convicted of felony murder in Georgia without an underlying felony. This is because felony murder is a "status crime." This means that the prosecution does not need to prove that you intended to kill the victim or that you committed another felony to convict you of felony...View More
If an individual has been sitting in county jail for six months without a record of sentencing, it’s crucial to take immediate action. You should request a lawyer or public defender if you don’t already have one. They can file a motion to bring this issue to the court's attention, and if...View More
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