family member was arrested for DUI. She was on probation for a previous offense (DUI) although it was reduced to reckless driving. Does the probation officer ultimately make the decision on whether the individual is released or not?
It is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a maximum of 12 months in custody and a $1,000 fine.
Beyond the criminal penalties, you are also exposed to civil tort liability (a lawsuit) for any injuries or property damage caused by the unlicensed person you permitted to drive your vehicle....Read more »
You have asked if you can be arrested for something when you’ve already been arrested for it. So clearly the answer is yes. The real concern is whether you can be convicted. I would need to know more facts about the case, but it sounds like a winnable case for you.
If this is your first offense, you are likely not facing prison time, unless there are other aggravating circumstances, such as weapons or significant quantities of the drugs. If you do have some criminal history, the answer will turn on the details of that history - what your past charges were,...Read more »
He was also given paperwork to sign without counsel present under the assumption that it was the statement he had just made, but really he had unknowingly signed away his rights... He was incarcerated on 12/30/2021 where he has been held without bond( no bail hearing given) , or evidence,.. the... Read more »
My husband was arrested last March for family domestic violence, the case was modified and still pending in Murray County. However, he has been a productive citizen, working everyday and doesn't use drugs. However, I am trying to find out how to get him out of Catoosa County jail. His... Read more »
As I understand the situation, he was on probation in Catoosa County when he was subsequently charged with criminal conduct in Murray County, and he is now in Catoosa County custody on a probation warrant pending a probation revocation hearing.
If he admits the criminal conduct in Murray...Read more »
First of all, I am not a GA attorney. That being said, if this was a criminal proceeding, you have 30 days from sentencing. Regardless, it's 30 calendar days not 30 business days for an appeal. You could still file a motion for new trial with trial court, however, that motion --generally--will...Read more »
My girlfriend was intoxicated and arrested for a disorderly conduct charge. She went to jail and was released after her breathalyzer was below the legal limit (4 hours). They handed her a sheet of paper and told her she has to go to court. Now we are just nervous.
When charged with a crime is it always a good idea to have legal representation. Although the charge may not seem serious, any conviction on your record could cause future problems when trying to get a job or on any type of background check. An attorney may be able help keep your record clean....Read more »
My boyfriend has been in jail for 15 days judge set no bond. We hired an attorney and I was wondering if the attorney could get a judge to grant bond although he previously denied it BEFORE the next hearing or even if the judge would change his mind, Does it have to wait until the next bond hearing
If your wife filed for a private warrant application, then you should receive notice of the hearing, where you will have an opportunity to cross-examine any witnesses, view/challenge any evidence, and defend yourself. It is very important that you attend, otherwise it is likely the Court will only...Read more »
Your best option is to contact either your attorney (if you were represented) or the clerk's office, who can provide you with that information. However, if the statute of limitations has expired, unfortunately, you likely have little recourse to file your writ of habeas corpus. Best of luck.
Unfortunately, no. While Georgia law does not explicitly prohibit it, federal law prohibits you for purchasing, possessing, or transporting firearms if you have been convicted of a family violence/domestic misdemeanor. A remedy you may pursue is to seek a pardon from the Georgia Board of Pardons...Read more »
If there is an active warrant out for a theft charge, then yes, you will be arrested and booked into the jail. There are many different theft charges in Georgia, both misdemeanors and felonies. There will likewise be many different considerations on whether or not you will have a bond (i.e., if...Read more »
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