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  • What will happen at my court date?

    I'm 17 and got arrested last night for shoplifting at khols in Conyers. This is my first offense. I was taken to jail and got released on bond a few hours later. It was a misdemeanor. I go to court in August and I'm scared of the outcome. Can I ge...

    Charles’s Answer

    Because you are 17, your case will be in adult court, not juvenile court. If your case is in the City of Conyers, it is likely in front of Judge Massey. I would strongly encourage you to hire an attorney to help you. You want to make sure your case is handled properly to avoid a conviction on your record.

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  • I have a warrant in Georgia can I take care of this warrant with a lawyer without having to come back

    I jus started my new job an I didn't want to lose it or have to leave from where I'm at an have to go back to Georgia for something like this an lose my job

    Charles’s Answer

    Whether a lawyer can handle your case without you having to come back to court depends on a variety of factors - the charge, the judge and the prosecutor. Generally, the less serious the charge (traffic ticket) the greater chance the attorney can handle the case without you coming to court. Regardless, warrants have a nasty habit of popping up at the worst time. If you have an outstanding warrant, you need to talk with and hire an attorney very soon.

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  • I was charged for fraud that was committed by my husband. Why do I have a warrant out for my arrest?

    My husband stole a check from my mom and I knew nothing about it. He had a warrant out for his arrest and is now in jail. Why do I have a warrant? What steps should I take to get my name cleared? My husband said he would sign an affidavit clearing...

    Charles’s Answer

    You need to speak with and hire an attorney to find out from the police department why a warrant was issued for you. If the police have issued a warrant, then they believe you were involved in the fraud as well.

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  • Early termination of Probation

    I am into 2 years 2 months of 5 year first offender probation. Should we wait for 4 months more to file for early termination(to be exact 50%) or can do now without hurting the chances.This is gwinnette.. Otherwise all conditions are met. I am in...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you have completed all your conditions of probation and have had no violations, this would be a good time to hire an attorney and file that type of motion. The legislature has changed the way courts view probation and is encouraging judges to close cases early if there isn't a reason to keep the case open. I have had several cases recently where the judges closed my client's case and saved them from having several years left on probation. Make sure you hire an attorney to give yourself the best chance at success.

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  • Any attorneys out there who can help??

    Ive never been in trouble before and have no criminal history. I was recently charged with sale of schedule II to a confidential informant, i received a bond and am currently waiting for my arraignment. I really need to find an attorney who is wi...

    Charles’s Answer

    I would recommend meeting with several attorneys and going with the one your feel most comfortable with who has experience dealing with this type of criminal case. If the case is in Newton County, the District Attorney is Layla Zon. Her office can be tough to deal with so I would recommend hiring an attorney who has had experience in Newton County as well.

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  • Legality of possessing a cannabis leaf for decoration.

    I'd like to know the legalities of possessing a cannabis leaf for decoration. The leaf will be used solely as decoration, and will most likely be placed within a frame.

    Charles’s Answer

    Possession of marijuana for use or for any other reason, including decorating your house, is illegal in Georgia. It is a misdemeanor offense and punishable by up to a $1000 fine and/or 12 months in jail. Not a good idea to put it on display in your house.

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  • Can I request to speak to judge personally?

    Please someone break it down for me. I'm in Georgia and I'm on first offenders probation. I've paid EVERYTHING and will be done with 150 hours of community service by August. I do NOT see why I would need to continue to call in every month for ano...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you would like the judge to consider closing your probation, you will need to file a motion making that request. In order to have the best chance of success, you should hire an attorney to do this for you. Motions to close probation are more likely to succeed when the person has been a model probationer and there is a good reason for closing the case early.

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  • Early termination of probation

    Having done more than 2 years off 5 years probation but still short by a few months off half mark, I am thinking of applying for early termination. I am fully complaint. But my probation officer said her office will be neutral in the matter. Is t...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you have completed everything on probation and you have had no violations, you can hire an attorney to file a motion for termination. The legislature passed a statute a few years ago encouraging judges to close probation cases early. Most defendants don't take advantage of this and most probation officers don't know about it. There is no guarantee, but you should hire an attorney to give you the best shot at success.

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  • My sister's husband was stopped on New Years under the influence, kept driving with baby in car, how can he defend this?

    He was drinking on New Years, driving with a toddler, the police said he wouldn't stop, so they had to bump the back of his car, which damaged the rear end. The officers said they didn't know there was a toddler in the car.He has been charged wit...

    Charles’s Answer

    For your brother-in-law to get a complete answer, he is going to have to sit down with an attorney and go over his case. There are too many unknown factors any experienced attorney would have to consider in order to properly advise him on his options in this case. An attorney would need to review the evidence against him, would need to know the court, the judge and which prosecutor will be handling the case. There are ways to mitigate his situation, while, at the same time, build his defense.

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  • I am looking for a lawyer for another 2000 for a forgery 3rd charge can anyone help I'm located in Covington ga Newton county

    Yes money kinda tight needing help I'm not trying to go to jail i have to baby's to raise

    Charles’s Answer

    Speak to several attorneys about your case. Most do not charge for a consultation. If you have 2000 to put towards a retainer, you should be able to find representation.

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