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Cory Earl Yager

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  • A guy invited me over got me drunk and took naked pictures of me without my permission and has the threatened to show Instagram

    I have his Address and telephone number

    Cory’s Answer

    You should definitely call the police department and file an incident report. Depending on your age this could result in very serious charges for the photographer / blackmailer. You may also want to have a civil lawyer send a demand letter outlining legal action and demanding the photos be deleted and not published.

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  • Will disclosing arrest harm the application

    I have reckless driving conviction, the charges were for DUI and they were pleaded down. I am doing a medical school application. I do intend to talk about DUI, will also disclosing arrest look bad. I have been just asked to explain conviction, s...

    Cory’s Answer

    Medical School and Law School applicatons when dealing with a DUI charge (even reduced to reckless driving) are always tricky. Generally, experienced background examiners who see the reckless driving conviction already know there is a high probability that the reckless driving disposition resulted from an initial DUI charge that was plead down. With that said, I feel that disclosure of the full facts generally is a good policy. I think that in explaining the situation, you can often impress the examiner by showing maturity in your decision making process... For example one could say that they made a questionable decision by consuming any amount of alcohol and thereafter driving. I would explain that I felt safe to drive, but the officer shared a different opinion. I would finally go on to explain that I handled the situation responsibly, retained a lawyer to contest the charges because of my belief that I was not impaired by alcohol and that after handling the matter through the legal process the Prosecutor agreed that there was not enough evidence to proceed withthe DUI charge and agreed to reduce the charge. Ending with something to the effect that you knew a DUI conviction would serverly hammer your quest to become a doctor and that you chose to accept the negotiated plea to show your acceptance of responsibility and to preclude the possibility of a DUI conviction on your record.

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  • Expired Driver's Licence (unusual expiration date)

    A policeman pulled me over for not coming to a complete stop at a pedestrian crossing (from my point of view, the pedestrian walked out suddenly and I couldn't fully stop). Anyway. The cop didn't cite me for not stopping, but he/we discovered th...

    Cory’s Answer

    Especially given your Green Card Status you need to hire a qualified attorney to guide you in this matter. Generally the City of Atlanta will dismiss the charge. If they wouldnt, then the 30 day reset is ok provided they DO NOT make you waive jury trial, This type of charge would almost certainly be Nolle Prosequi (Dismissed) in Fulton County State Court given that you have a current license. It could take a while though to go the Fulton County Route. Hire an Attorney.

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  • When pulled over for a traffic violation, does the county stated in the ticket have to be the county I was pulled over in?

    I was pulled over yesterday and given a ticket for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. The stop sign was on the county line border, but I was not pulled over until about a mile later in the next county. Does that matter? It was the local...

    Cory’s Answer

    The location of the observed violation is the county with jurisdiction over the offense. For example if I run a stop sign in Cobb County that is observed by a Cobb County Police Officer, but that police officer does not get me stopped until after I cross the Fulton County border, that is not a defense. It doesnt matter where he stopped you so long as he observed the offense within his jurisdiction.

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  • I have a speeding ticket that says i did 53 in a 35

    auto behind me drove viciously behind me up road off and on as if to run up on me police says I was doing 53 when i know it was not me.

    Cory’s Answer

    You may want to go to court and ask for a pre-trial conference with the Solicitor. Explain the circumstances in mitigation of your alleged speeding and ask for the Solicitor's help in resolving the ticket.

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  • Time of day and lighting is incorrect on my traffic citation, is this a legal cause to have the ticket voided?

    What technicalities can a traffic citation be voided?

    Cory’s Answer

    If the time is substantially different this could provide a technical defense, but not if off by just minutes. Lighting discrepancies in a speeding case are not likely to be an effective argument. Soeeding cases are tough to win. Depending on your record it might be a good idea to negotiate to a lesser speed.

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  • I was going 65 in a 45. I'm 17 and a first offender for speeding. Will my license be suspended? Classes?

    I didn't realize there was a speed change in the area and got a ticket. I'm 17, I'll be 18 on May 21. My court date is May 3. I just want to know if my license will be suspended? And will I have to take any classes? Please help!

    Cory’s Answer

    The two previous posters are absolutely correct. You may want to go ahead and take the defensive driving course early to show you are accepting responsibility. You can find an approved defensive driving class at www.dds.ga.gov. If the court allows a reduction to 14 mph or under it will not pur any points on your license. This is an area where ou should get a lawyer involved if you have the funds.

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  • I missed my court date for a super speeding ticket, what are my options at this point?

    Super speeding ticket- 81 in a 55 Court date was the 28th of Feb.

    Cory’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    You should immediately contact the court and explain why you did not appear in court. The court in its discretion may have taken a bench warrant for your arrest and/or sent a letter to GA DDS to suspend your drivers license. By acting quickly you can lessen the damage to your license and possibly avoid arrest on a warrant for failure to appear. You should consult an attorney in that area familiar with the court (Try Allen Trapp) With regard to the superspeeder portion, if convicted this would kick in and cause GA DDS to assess an additional superspeeder fee of $250.00 in addition to any fine paid to the court. Your failure to pay this fee would result in a suspension of your license. When you get the case back on track, you need to get the speed down (preferably to 14 or less over the speed limit = 0 points)

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  • How can I beat a speeding ticket thru radar?

    How can I beat a ticket I received when the cop was using radar. He showed me the speed at 68 but I beleive it was 58! I can not see me doing the 68 he says. I am 52 yrs old and have not had a violation in 30 years.

    Cory’s Answer

    As a former law enforcement officer, I agree with Mr. Proctor that a Radar speeding case is difficult to beat. The only speed detection device case tougher to beat in the speeding arena is a LIDAR (LASER) Given your age and lack of significant traffic offenses, it would be wise to speak with the prosecutor. Since at least 1999, all law enforcement officers certified in the operation of radar devices have been trained in visual estimation as a part of the GA POST Certtification for a Radar Operators permit. This would permit the officer to testify to a visual estimate of your speed even if the Radar was suppressed. Talk to the prosecutor and remember to be nice. Explain you situation, do so calmly and try to take emotion out of the equation. If the citation is reduced to 14 or less over the limit you will not receive any points on a GA license and it wont likely be reported to GA DDS. Speed to fast for conditions (40-6-180) and Basic Rules Violation (40-6-1) would also have the same effect.

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  • How do you explain the interlock waiver device to Alabama courts?

    In 2008 I received a my 2nd DUI I had recently moved to Al but had not transferred my Ga liscense over. Ga requires an interlock device installed but the dmv is ttelling me that because the car is not in my name but my fiancees that we should qua...

    Cory’s Answer

    Depending on when your conviction for the DUI was, you may be able to seek a hardship waiver from the court that had jurisdiction over the case here in GA by filing an appropriate petition. Under GA law, if you sat without the license (ie: you were suspended for the full three years) and the judge issues the hardship waiver, then no ignition interlock device would be required. This would seem to clear up your issue. If, however the DUI was a 2008 arrest, the date of conviction would be critical to an effective analysis. Because of the lack of all the facts surrounding your case, you should seek the aid of your prior attorney or a GA attorney familiar with the process to help you in this area.

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