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  • Do we need an attorney based the the details below?

    First of all the concern is that he is on probation and has not informed them he was back and now has this ticket for wreckless driving that he has to appear in court on Nov 13th in downtown. He is wanting to go back to rehab and we need to postpo...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You need an attorney. Defendants with goals other than going to court and pleading guilty need an attorney to explain their goals to the court. Such as going to rehab instead of jail.

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  • Missed court date. For 40-6-20 state law. Now what?

    I thought the court date was next week so I missed the actual court date. Hasn't been a week yet. And today I missed the mailman and supposedly got letter from Drivers Dept. Is it still likely that my license is suspended even though it says that ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You need to address the failure to appear in court. The letter from DDS says you have 30 days to fix this. You may also be facing an arrest warrant. If it is a minor charge you may approach the court about simply paying it. If it is more serious you need an attorney as soon as possible. Once the failure to appear is fixed you will be able to clear your pending suspension with DDS.

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  • Is it possible to be on two misdemeanor probations in the same county? (Fulton County) at the same time?

    Was arrested in another city different than Atlanta, but it's in the same county as Atlanta and I was placed on misdemeanor probation as I am already on misdemeanor probation in the same county already

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes. The new case could also leave you facing a probation violation.

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  • Tboned on1990 aerostar van. Other driver at fault. That Ins company deamed it totaled.Still driving it.Ins not pay me now

    Passenger side and slide door damaged..not pay cash value due to being deamed totaled and 1990. Drives but parts impossibe to find to repair..used as transportation vehicle to work. Any recourse to get something for damages.

    Andrew’s Answer

    You should be compensated for the fair market value of your vehicle.

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  • I called someone a 'fake' on a facebook chat board -- can i be sued for defamation?

    i removed the statement 12 hours later

    Andrew’s Answer

    No. This is not something to worry about.

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  • Three strikes laws in Georgia - 4 separate misdemeanor charges - does this trigger mandatory minimum sentences or felony status?

    I heard that there was a three strikes law in GA where three or more misdemeanors makes the defendant a felon. What's the real story? What is the impact of four separate misdemeanor charges filed against someone in Cobb County State Court? Does...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There is no law in Georgia that makes your third or more misdemeanor a felony. There are some misdemeanors that become felonies baed on your prior criminal history, for example domestic violence or driving on a suspended license.

    Mandatory minimum sentences are charge specific.

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  • Can I plea nolo fir driving on a suspended license for the forth time in Georgia.

    I do have a criminal record

    Andrew’s Answer

    It is up to the judge whether or not to accept a no contest plea. If you have used a nolo on this charge in the last five years the department of driver's services will not honor your plea.

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  • A cop arrested me for me refusing to show him my ID at a bar. Will I win in court?

    A cop arrested me for me refusing to show him my ID at a bar. Will I win in court?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Please provide more information.

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  • About court appoitmented lawyer

    I got a DUI with priors over 10 years ago , no trouble since , was tring for court appoitmented lawyer , because cant afforded a which I say a real lawyer , but was going tomorrow to fill out the paperwork , but was told I have to appear with docu...

    Andrew’s Answer

    With your history and medical history you should have an attorney. They will be able to raise your particular medical conditions and request the court address them in his or her sentence on the plea day. It would be best if your were meeting the public defender that day to arrive with documentation for the court so you could resolve your case on the day you hoped.

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  • Can i sue for emotional distress?

    Do i have a reasonable case to sue someone for emotional distress due to a restraining order?

    Andrew’s Answer

    It depends on the law of your state? If there is a physical battery then yes.

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