A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. If it's done in the context of life insurance benefits, which is the common scenario, the crime is generally insurance fraud. Outside of that or other contexts involving illegal acts (but instead done as a...Read more »
If he was arrested for Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, the State will need more evidence than just possession of a stolen gun. Case law in Georgia is quite clear on the fact that people buy and sell guns individually and often; therefore, there must be actual evidence that the person...Read more »
I am a child to a deceased mother, who was killed due to domestic violence,, i am almost sure I will have to testify and i would like to listen and watch the trial as it proceeds. My family is saying that’s not allowed and I’m worried.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure this has been very difficult. Unfortunately, sequestration of witnesses is a normal practice. It is designed to illicit truthful testimony that has not been swayed by the testimony of other witnesses. Ultimately, it is up to the judge.
I went to jail in 2017 for battery and cruelty to children 3rd degree where all I did was move the child out of the way so she wouldn't be hurt a cps worker came to the jail to talk with me and I never heard anything else from it I'm wanting to know how can I find out if they did charge... Read more »
This essentially means that the charges on the indictment are not a result of an arrest warrant. Where the general procedure is for a law enforcement agency to perform an investigation, execute an arrest warrant and then provide the prosecuting agency with their file. The prosecutor then reviews...Read more »
A friend of mine and his wife were stopped by a K9 unit officer for a decorative hitch cover. The officer said it obstructed the view of his license plate. The officer asked for permission to search the vehicle. My friend told him "no" so the officer asked him and his wife... Read more »
Based on what you have stated, there appears to be probable cause to search. While open air K-9 sniffs and alerts can be attacked on many levels such as K-9 training records, past false alerts and improper signaling; the fact that drugs were found inside the vehicle drastically diminishes that...Read more »
My fiance was arrested for aggravated battery 27 days ago. He went for bond hearing the 2nd day of him being arrested. The judge let him know the probation has a hold on him. 27 days later he was served with an arrest warrant for probation violation?
Your fiancé violated the terms of his original probation with the new arrest. In all cases, when one is put on probation, there is a statement that says "while on probation do not violate any laws" or something to that effect. So, an ARREST not conviction will trigger a probation...Read more »
this person has targeted me and my wife continually i had cctv footage showing i never left the house when offered to police they would not accept it and i have never been warned to stay away or no contact never been in a relationship either im married
Stalking can involve more than just in person contact. It depends on the context of the stalking. If it is based on allegedly following a person and you have an alibi for the time of the alleged contact, then you should be able to combat the case successfully. I would suggest that you hire an...Read more »
You have to wait until the judge issues an order discharging you from probation. Call your probation officer and tell them your sentence is over and ask for your discharge paperwork from First Offender. Probation will then contact the judge and get them to sign off on your discharge.
I am a Kansas resident and my son was until I let him finish out last year of HS in Georgia with his grandmother on a power of attorney. He hasn't been living with her for the last six months or so and she failed to tell me and lied about it when I asked until I had proof. I'm concerned... Read more »
It depends on whether you were actually the subject of the warrant or you have been mistaken for the person on the warrant. There should be some additional information such as DOB, height, weight, etc. The name issue can be cured by issuing a new warrant with the correct name.
I told my uncle's probation officer he was not there and they asked me to tie my dog as i was out of their sight the police officer claimed he searched my house and found drugs and my grandfathers gun . I was then took to jail. . I didnt know what I was being charged with until my bond... Read more »
I presume your Uncle's address is next door and not your address. Did you give the officer consent to search and/or look for your Uncle in your home? Do you have your disposition showing that you successfully completed your First Offender sentence?
I was arrested for a misdemeanor shoplifting charge in Georgia in 2020. I completed a Pretrial diversion program and was granted Nolle Prosequi. The municipal court mentioned something about a restricted record. Will my arrest show up? Is there any way to check? I want to be able to have a clean... Read more »
Presuming that you successfully complete your sentences you will not have an adjudication of guilty on any felony cases and your record should be restricted. Once everything is completed, you can run a criminal history at any police precinct to see if the arrests have been taken off your record....Read more »
She had to go to the ER. was there they called the police. She was heavily sedated on pain meds cuz she broke her nose on the dash in my truck. She told the cops what happened and when they asked her to write a statement she said no.
Oftentimes if there is any evidence indicating that the incident was a result of domestic violence, law enforcement will make an arrest warrant. This applies even if the alleged victim is reluctant or does not write a statement.
From the perspective of the prosecuting attorney, a...Read more »
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