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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on

Q: How do I explain this on application/says have you ever been convicted of a crime other than minor driving violations

It was categorized as a misdemeanor and not a possession charge. I pled the first offender act Because I Don’t plan on ever getting arrested again.I live in Georgia it’s supposed to be sealed, but I don’t think it is. So I’m just wondering how I approach this question on the application for... Read more »

Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Sep 5, 2019

A plea under the first offender act is not a conviction, because there is no adjudication of guilt. So you can honestly say you have no convictions.

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Q: How do I not go to jail if I missed my 1st court date for a felony alluding charge

I was charged with alluding the police in speeds excess of a 120 miles an hour and I have miss my 1st preliminary court date there is currently a warrant for my arrest how do I avoid going to jail

Robbie Levin answered on Sep 4, 2019

Hire a lawyer. It is possible a lawyer can get the warrant lifted.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

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Q: Is it proper protocol for Dekalb county to hold an inmate without giving them additional information?

My sister was arrested on Tuesday and they are refusing to give us information. No bond, no court date. Nothing! Is this proper protocol???

Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Aug 10, 2019

The court is required to hold a first appearance hearing within 72 hours of arrest to determine if a bond will be set. If it is a misdemeanor she will automatically get. a bond. if it is a felony, she may or may not get a bond, depending on the seriousness of the offense and her criminal history.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on

Q: I left my car at the scene when I lost control & hit a tree. No injuries & damage won't be filed. Do I have to report

Vehicle left at scene to retrieve later. No claim to insurance . No injuries

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can't lie about it. So be careful what you say to the insurance company and if you are still making payments to the lender. However, I would still consult an attorney with more information to make sure you are good.

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Q: Left car at scene when lost control & hit tree. No injuries & damages to my auto only. Am I required to report?

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can't lie about it. So be careful what you say to the insurance company and if you are still making payments to the lender. However, I would still consult an attorney with more information to make sure you are good.

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Q: I got pulled over for no insurance and suspended registration. The cop let me fix it all (buying insurance/paying fees)

I have paid all penalties and have insurance now but I have to go to court. This is my first offense, am I facing jail time for this? Do I need a lawyer? I never received the notification in the mail due to moving so I had no idea.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 15, 2019

First up! Officers can absolutely lie to you. If you got a ticket. You still have to answer to the court. You may want an attorney to make sure that none of your rights are violated and that you fully understand the process.

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Q: I got a citation for driver exercise due care in ga. Why is it illegal to turn radio stations while sitting at red light

I was paying attention to the road while driving, but cop stated that i wasnt paying attention to the road. I never held up traffic, nor swerved, nor created an accident. How is it I can get charged with simply turning the radio? The cop didnt even pull me over when he said that i wasnt paying... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Confirm the reason for the citation first. GEt the police report. Then hire an attorney and fight it. But the law is clear that statute is not referring to the radio.

“Wireless telecommunications device” means a cellular telephone, a portable telephone, a text-messaging device, a...
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Q: What if while changing lanes the other driver speeds up rashly and hits my side view mirror when I'm trying to get over

I had my indicators on to get onto the right lane and there was a distance of at least two cars, my car has cameras and sensors that tell me there was a space of two cars and the moment they saw my indicators they sped up and hit my side view mirror. After wards when we pulled over they got very... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Hire an attorney and have a trial. You will need to subpoena people and have witnesses if you want to fight this.

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Q: I have green underglow lights on my motorcycle but they don't flash is this illegal in ga.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Georgia law does not restrict additional aftermarket vehicle lighting which would include neon underglow. Therefore it’s our conclusion that in Georgia neon underglow is not illegal, as long as you follow these restrictions:

Red, blue, violet and green colors are expressly forbidden...
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Q: In Georgia can my tail lights flicker when I press on the brakes.

The lights don't flash unless your pressing on the brakes.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Every motor vehicle manufactured after January 1, 1954, is required to be equipped with two taillights, to be maintained in good repair, and must be wired so as to be lighted whenever the headlights are lighted, and at least one brake light, which must emit a red light upon application of the foot... Read more »

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Q: Why did I get cited for § 40-6-126 even thought I followed rules?

I switched to central lane from right lane, as I had to turn into a strip mall. There was white arrow in central lane showing I could turn left and that is where I entered the central lane.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

You need to have a trial. I pray this helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on

Q: My cousin was involved in an accident approximately 6 years ago in someone's vehicle. Other party involved in

accident had insurance through Geico. Geico obtained a judgement and had license suspended. She was incarcerated (unrelated) for two years. Had no way to pay Geico. Fast forward several years pulled over and fined for driving on suspended license, no insurance.

Since then I... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Get another attorney. The old attorney breached the contract so you should get some money back. Don't move without an attorney But especially considering her criminal history you never want to chance it. I pray this helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Probate for Georgia on

Q: My license were suspended due to FTA from a citation received in August 2017, but they weren't suspended until Feb 2017.

I was given a citation in August 2017, and missed my court date. I never received anything in the mail about court or even anything about my license being suspended a few months later. I've looked up the citation number online and it's nowhere to be found. My license was suspended February of 2018... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

TAKE CARE OF THE FTA.... IT NOT ONLY SUSPENDED YOUR LICENSE. YOU GOT A WHOLE WARRANT. You are going to have to pay the FTA or provide a good excuse to get potential fine excused. Take care of the FTA first or be in fear of warrants. I pray this helps.

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Q: I recieved a violation for my passenger side headlight being the fine is 137.00. Georgia code 40-8-22.

Is there any defense. Nothing else but violation. Whats the best defense f o r this.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

You can always have a trial. But its either you had headlights or not. You can ask for a lower fine or community service.

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Q: I was issued an open container. The can was empty on floor passenger side. Been to court twice and return on 24th

But I believe, the reason for the stop wasn’t warrant I made a left hand turn out of a private drive across two lanes and the center lane into the left lane and immediately put my right turn signal on to merge into the right lane, because I was making a right hand turn within 1/8 mile. On the... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

You need to have a trial. They are not going to dismiss it. Your options are hiring an attorney to represent you OR you can have a trial on your own because you are debating all the facts. I pray this helps.

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Q: I was given a ticket for traveling in the left lane after moving over for emergency vehicle on the side of the road

I was in left hand lane because traffic moved over for emergency vehicle on other side of hill that officer could not see, and he said he gave me the ticket because the sign says no (trucks) over 6 wheels in left hand lane, he said the bus is built on truck axles so it is therefore considered a... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

In O.C.G.A. section 40-6-52, the legislature established rules governing the operation of trucks on multi-laned highways. “ ‘Truck’ means any vehicle equipped with more than six wheels.”

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Q: How long can a jail hold a person for another county on a bench warrant for FTA charge due to a traffic violation?

The person has been held since Saturday with no other information provided to the family

Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Jun 26, 2019

Generally, the arresting county is going to transport the person to the original county where the FTA occurred so they can appear in court. The county can hold the person up to 30 days before they transport them. If the warrant is from out of state, the county will not extradite them unless it is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Georgia on

Q: State of GA has GA CODE 40-2-136 warning and I cannot be issued a temp of license plate how do I resolve this issue?

I did not have any vehicle's registered to me at the time of the conviction.

Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 15, 2019

Generally this code section involves a number of charges for DUI resulting in a suspension of your license plates. Without knowing more about your previous charges it would be difficult to answer. The bottom line however is that you may be able to get a probationary driving license and then get a... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over and arrested for speeding and possesion of less than an ounce of marijuana. Will I lose my CDL?

Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 15, 2019

What speed were you traveling and what was the speed limit? Those have a lot to do with the answer to your question in relationship to points that you can get awarded which would affect your CDL. Technically the Marijana shouldn't affect your CDL but you will still want to try and keep it off your... Read more »

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Q: I received a ticket for street parking that I was truly not aware was a city ordinance . I never received a warning.

I am not sure how I should plead.

Samantha Embry answered on May 15, 2019

You should plead nolo contendere or guilty. Depending on your traffic record. Ignorance of the law is not a defense. Sorry you didn’t know.

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