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Cory Earl Yager

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  • My license was suspended even though I accepted 1st offenders plea & judge said I was able to keep license did DMV make error

    2nd charge of marijuana less than a ounce 1st was nolo plea 2nd was under first offenders judge told lawyer I could keep my license under 1st offenders lawyer says DMV made mistake am I able to keep civil liberties under first offenders

    Cory’s Answer

    If the 2nd marijuana charge (VGCSA

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  • Police officer threatened me, want to know my rights

    Was a witness at my apt complex to a disagreement between two people. A police officer has been leaving his card in my door & trying to "meet up" with me the past week. I called back the phone# & told him what I saw, which was nothing. (There was...

    Cory’s Answer

    It appears from your post that the police department is investigating a serious crime (aggravated assault, and/or homicide). Given the seriousness of the crime, it is not uncommon for law enforcement officials to canvas potential witnesses and to try to persuade them to cooperate in the investigation. With that said, as you have already provided law enforcement with your account of what you saw, you do not have a duty to continue to cooperate with them absent a grand jury subpoena or other order from the court. With regard to your assertions that a member of law enforcement threatened you, you have several options. (1) You can leave it alone and keep the tape in case the harassment continues; (2) You can go to Internal Affairs (OPS - Office of Professional Standards in Atlanta PD) and file a formal complaint; (3) You can report the incident to the District Attorney handling the case and ask that law enforcement refrain from further harassing you. If 1-3 do not work, you can contact an attorney to help you.
    Good Luck.

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  • Molested as a child

    Can I press charges on the man who molested me as a child? It took place in Georgia when I was 7 and I'm 21 now.

    Cory’s Answer

    The answer is dependent on the facts surrounding when and if the molestation was previously reported. The Statue of Limitations on such a crime is generally 7 years. However, because of your age, certain Georgia Law provisions may have acted to toll (or temporarily stop) the running of the statue of limitations. The most important factor in this analysis is whether the incident was previously reported to law enforcement. Regardless of the ability to prosecute the crime, you should immediately call the District Attorney's Office for the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. Depending on the evidence involved, the District Attorney can make charging decisions for your specific case. Your report may also help the District Attorney in checking into other possible deviant conduct of the person who molested you. Your report could help to protect other children if there is continuing bad behavior by the molestor. Good luck.

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  • In Georgia, how do I try to get TREBLE DAMAGES? What are the requirements for me to be awarded this? I've read differing "laws."

    I have read about treble damages and the possibility of receiving 3X my actual monetary damages in civil cases in Georgia, but I am not finding specific, definitive instruction on how to ask for and receive this. 1) In Georgia, am I required t...

    Cory’s Answer

    It depends on the type of civil lawsuit you are trying to file (ex: collecting on a bad check). Without more information it is impossible to answer your question. You may want to inquire of a qualified attorney in your area. You can find an attorney on this site: www.avvo.com.

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  • This is my first offense and I have thift by taken iam 18 years old and it Waz a table that Waz no more than 160 and an Xbox 300

    The table and Xbox Waz out side with other stuff and no one Waz out side so I take it and they came in and got a search warren and for the Xbox and table out of the home and told me to turn my self in with in 48 hours how long do u think I will be...

    Cory’s Answer

    Getting an attorney involved in this case is essential. I agree with the previous poster that you should call and see if there isa pre-set bond on the arrest warrant. If there is you can call a local bondsman and have everything in place for the bondsman to get you out before you turn yourself in. Depending on whether you are going to the Atlanta Jail or the Fulton County Jail, the amount of time consumed in the process varies. Typically, it takes from 4 to 8 hours to complete the booking process. Of course this is like an estimate of time at a steakhouse. How long you are there depends on how many people are in front of you and how quickly they are moved through the process.

    Regarding the charge, you are close to a felony amount of goods (assuming this is charged as a theft by shoplifting case). There are many avenues that an attorney can explore on your behalf to help you avoid a felony and minimize your conduct. Most attorneys in this area will give you a free consultation.

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  • I was given a ticket for public urination. Is there any way to contest this?

    It was 1:00 am and the bathrooms in the bar were full. It was an emergency so I went outside in a dark alley. It was behind a dumpster and beside a tree so I was fairly sure nobody would see it. The cops were arresting another guy who was peeing i...

    Cory’s Answer

    With Georgia Southern's location in Statesboro, GA, law enforcement officers in that town tend to rachet up there enforcement of these types of crimes. You should probably call a local Statesboro lawyer. Many give a free consultation. In this type of situation (depending on your criminal history) you may be able to work something out through pre-trial diversion to keep the case off your criminal record. There is obviously no guarantee as all cases are factually dependent.

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  • I got arressted for public drunk what should I do before court ?

    2 yrs ago I got arressted for the same thing they let me go on the pre trial dervision program to where it wouldnt go on my record. but since i have received my second one what can I expect to happen in court. what do they normaly give to someone ...

    Cory’s Answer

    I work in the City of Marietta Municipal Court all the time. You should definitely look at the possibility of obtaining a lwayer on these charges. The Prosecutor in that jurisdiction can be reasonable at times. The charge is complicated by the prior Public Drunk charge potentially. When you speak with the lawyer you contact you need to know the specifics regarding that old case (when was it, what were the facts surrounding it, was the record expunged or was pre-trial diversion just completed without the record of the arrest being expunged). I qualified attorney in your area may be able to negotiate to a more favorable disposition in that court. You can find qualified attorneys in the Marietta area on this website: www.avvo.com. Good luck.

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  • I need legal consult, ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION. I need charges dropped as well as I need to file a suit against the city

    Please contact me asap at 925 325 7084, I have a copy of the police report, etc. My friend is looking to file a suit against the city of Duluth in Georgia as well as having all the charges brought against her droppped and expunged from her record,...

    Cory’s Answer

    Due to the felony charges, your friend is facing substantial criminal charges. In my estimation, the criminal case is the place she needs to start at. As a former law enforcement officer in the Metro-Atlanta area, I would encourage you to have her (as the client) immediately begin calling criminal defense attorneys in the area. You can find qualified attorneys by searching the internet in your local area and reading reviews or here on www.avvo.com. She needs to be the one to call the attorneys so that she can describe exactly what charges she is facing and the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Getting an attorney involved quickly is ESSENTIAL in this type of case. There may be video footage in various places that could be recorded over in the course of business. For example hotel video, ploice station video, atm video, etc. Also assuming you are correct that a police video of the incident exists, measures can be taken to try to begin the process of obtaining that video. Finally, assuming there are witnesses to the incident that are not necessarily known to your friend, an investigator may need to begin the process of identifying these folks for later use in the criminal and/or civil litigation matters.

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  • Can i get my license reinstated early?

    I lost my license in 1999 from a dui and possesion of marijuana. I never got them reinstated and since then ive also recieved 2 additional marijuana possesion charges and a driving on suspended license. The most recent charge was possesion of m...

    Cory’s Answer

    Given the amount of timne from the last incident, the answer to this question should be yes you can get the license back. Of course this is assuming that your recollection matches your criminal history and dds records. You should obtain a copy of your criminal history and a 7 year mvr (Motor Vehicle Record). Take them to any qualified attorney in your area and they should be able to give you a more definitive answer.

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  • Can a county sherriff give me a ticket for failure to stop while hes is off the easement and on a private property/drive in Ga.?

    The officer was more than 30 ft off the county road on private property/back side of a house. I understand that our easements are 20 ft from the road. This occurred in Houston county Georgia.

    Cory’s Answer

    There is no requirement in terms of where a Georgia Police officer may sit to watch a road sign. In speeding enforcement cases, police officers (excluding the Georgia State Patrol) have to be clearly visible for 500 feet. This is not the case in this type of situation. While the individual property owner could ask that the officer not sit on his property, the fact that he was 30 feet off the roadway outside of a county easement has no effect on your case.

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