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Stephen Lee Coxen

Covington Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I was caught shoplifting for the third time in georgia and want to know if im going to get any jail time or can i avoid it.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Granville Lawrence Powers
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Charles Christopher Flinn
    4. Stephen Lee Coxen
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    5 lawyer answers

    The other attorneys are absolutely correct that unfortunately, because this is your third offense, it is very unlikely that you will be able to avoid incarceration or confinement of some type. I also agree that it matters GREATLY whether you are to appear in the City of Covington Municipal Court or Newton County Superior Court. My office is in Covington, I have practiced here for nearly 10 years and would happy to discuss this matter further with you if you like. Please feel free to call my...

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  2. Ive been married for 5yrs in georgia usa and now my husbands ex that he has his child and lives in mexico with his child is

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3. Stephen Lee Coxen
    3 lawyer answers

    If your husband was/is in fact married to another woman when he purportedly married you, your marriage is legally invalid and you can seek to have it annulled on those grounds. Given the fact that he was/is purportedly married in Mexico, however, may make it difficult to obtains records which would confirm his previous marriage. I would suggest you contact an attorney to assist you in that regard and assist you in protecting yourself in the event you have been defrauded in your marriage.

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  3. Can an incarcerated person be ordered to pay child support ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3. Stephen Lee Coxen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, if child support has already been ordered, a person's incarceration, in and of itself, does not eliminate their obligation to pay the support. Likewise, if child support is being set and established while a person is incarcerated, the court may still impute income to the incarcerated person to determine what his or her child support obligation should be. An attorney can possibly assist the person in many ways as it relates to this issue, however, so I would suggest the person retain...

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  4. What do I need to do when I see the judge to expunge this from my record?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James B. Hernan
    2. Stephen Lee Coxen
    3. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, if you were arrested for ths charge but the charge was never prosecuted, i.e., no accusation, citation or indictment was filed against you, you should be able to have the arrest expunged by completing an expungement request form at the agency that arrested you, i.e., police or sheriff's department, and that will be forwarded to the court or the District Attorney's office for approval. If you have any issues with this process, as always, I would encourage you to contact an...

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  5. I was wronglyarrested & charged with domestic violence against husband&child.if the case is dismissed, hw do i expunge my record

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua G. Schiffer
    2. S. Carlton Rouse
    3. Stephen Lee Coxen
    3 lawyer answers

    It is very difficult to have an arrest expunged in Georgia and to do so, your situation must meet very specific criteria and you must file the appropriate papers requesting the expungement. In your case, in all honestly, if an accusation or indictment has been filed against you, which it seems has happened, it may be very difficult, if not impossible, to have the arrest expunged even if the charges are ultimately dismissed. As such, I would suggest you retain a criminal defense attorney in your...

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  6. A FRIEND OF MINE IS IN JAIL CHARGED WITH MURDER, THEY ONLY HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE , HOW LONG CAN THEY HOLD HIM ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James B. Hernan
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. S. Carlton Rouse
    4. John F. Geraghty
    5. Stephen Lee Coxen
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with previous posts that first and foremost your friend needs to retain a very good lawyer and the first thing that lawyer needs to do is file a Motion for Bond to be heard before a Superior Court Judge as the Magistrate Court Judge (which your friend has likely already been before for a First Appearance hearing) has no jurisdiction or power to set bond on a murder charge. Bond may very well be denied or set very high depending on the circumstances. The 90 days many responses are...

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  7. 2 MONTH AFTER MY DIVORCE MY WIFE REMARRIED AND IS NOT PREGNANT,DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY ALIMONY AND KEEP HER ON MY HEALTH INSURANC

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. David A. Canale
    3. Stephen Lee Coxen
    4. Rachel Aliza Elovitz
    5. Ruby Lee Knight
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree that the answer to this question depends entirely on the language of your divorce settlement agreement and/or Final Judgment and Decree. In most instances your obligation to pay alimony does cease when your ex wife remarries and your obligation to insure her likewise ordinarily ceases when the divorce is granted. All of this said, your settlement agreement may provide differenly so an attorney would need to review it for you in order to provide sound advice on how you should proceed.

  8. What is the maximum sentence in georgia for a 1st offender's felony probation violation and theft by conversion?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    2. Stephen Lee Coxen
    2 lawyer answers

    If your husband was on felony probation and was sentenced under the provisions of the first offender act and is alleged to have committed a new offense for which the State is seeking to revoke his probation, he can have his first offender status revoked and/or be resentenced to the maximum sentence allowed for the offense that he is on first offender probation for. So, for example, if he is on probation for an offense that carries a max penalty of 10 years, the worst case scenario is that he...