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  • Can illegal search and seizure overturn an alleged armed robbery case in a habeaus corpus?

    my brother was taken to jail for an alleged armed robbery

    Charles’s Answer

    When was your brother convicted and in what county?

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  • My fiance has probation violation for not going to his probation officer and a tpo that I dismissed. How much time can he get?

    They are both misdemeanor offenses

    Charles’s Answer

    Your fiancé needs an attorney to help him with his case. Who is his judge?

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  • DA objecting early termination 0f probation

    I called DA staff and I was told DA normally does not support early termination. So is it NO GO? 2/5 years in 5 year first offender probation.Are DA normally against early termination in Georgia, is it normal or by law they should be against term...

    Charles’s Answer

    In order for you to get your best chance at terminating your probation, you need to hire an attorney. DA's will normally oppose closing probation early, but the legislature has enacted new laws encouraging judges to do it. Especially with individuals under first offender. Hiring an attorney will help you present your case in the best way possible and give you the best chance of success.

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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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