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Cory Earl Yager

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  • I just got a ticket for parking on a fire lane. there are no lines on the floor or a sign that says not to park there

    there was a car parked right there for a very long time, i saw the cop car in the lot but didnt think i would get a ticket since the other car was there as well. i pulled up and took a step out the car, cop rushes to my car and starts issuing a t...

    Cory’s Answer

    It is unfortunate that the police officer decided to issue you a citation especially since you were STILL with your car. In most instances, you are entitled to take the matter to court and to fight the citation. You should immediate collect photos of the area where you parked if there wasnt proper signage or marking s on the ground. Many times, officers do not appear at court meaning that you may win without the necessity of an actual hearing. In the end, you have to weigh the costs of your time and efforts vs. the potential reward of gettng out of the citation.

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  • My son is being asked to plea bargain for felony 5 dangerous ordinance. He has previous DUI/DUS and probation violation.

    should he plea bargain and if so, what should he expect as sentance and/or fine?

    Cory’s Answer

    Your son should not plead to anything until he speaks with a qualified attorney that can provide him with legal advise and advise him of possible defenses. No attorney can competently provide advise on whether or not a plea is in a person's best interest without knowing all of the attendant facts and circumstances of the case.

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  • I have been given 3 tickets, dui,failure to yeild, and driving while license suspended. did not go to jail or be processed. went

    to er-trauma hospital for one day. was in wreck with another vehicle involved. no serious injuries to other party but minor. I also took my boss vehcile without permission but no charges on that as of now. I have not had a dui in 11 years and my 3...

    Cory’s Answer

    Answering your question regardign jail time is always difficult because the best answer a lawyer can ever give you is, "It depends". In your situation, the amount of jail time you face will depend on a host of factors. These factors include the particular judge you are assigned, the particular A.D.A. or Solicitor (Government Prosecutor) assigned to your case, the severity of any injuries to yourself or others asd a result fo the accident, and the strength of the DUI case against you. A lot of folks believe that a DUI case stemming as the result of a vehicle accident is impossible to win. However, the wreck itself can often tiems cause symnptoms that mimic Alcohol Impairment. Also, depending on how quickly you were taken from the scene, the arresting officer may not have had time to make any initial assessment of your personal condition. Generally, on a DUI that is a 1st DUI in 10 years, the minimum sentence would be a $300 fien and 24 hours in jail. The maximum sentence on the DUI would be 1 year in jail and a $1000.00 fine. The 3rd license suspension violation in 5 years would be a high and aggravated misdmeanor and would carry a minimum of 10 days in jail and a fine of $1000 to $2500. As Mr. Young said, first things first... You need to immediately find a DUI lawyer in the Augusta area and preserve your driver's license privleges to the extent possible by filing a letter requesting an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing before the Office of State Administrative Hearings along witha check for $150.00. Any of the qualified DUI Lawyers in Augusta can help you with this. THIS LETTER MUST BE FILED WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ARREST. Once this right is preserved, you will have a little breathing room to make a determination of how to best pursue the criminal case against you.

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  • I am a semi driver and got pulled over they waited two hours before they did a bac test to ck my alcholal level

    this is the first dui that i have ever had and they barley got enough blood to ck my bac but at that they waited almost two housrs for it i was pulled over cause i answered a cell phone well answered the blue tooth this happened in tenn sturday...

    Cory’s Answer

    In your situation, a Tennessee Lawyer who practices in the area of DWI/DUI is crucial. Different states have different laws surrounding the timing of chemical testing. For example, Georgia law requires thast the blood be drawn or a breath test be administered within 3 hours of driving. A qualified Attorney may also be able (depending on the BAC and other Factors) to dispute your BAC at the time of actual driving of the vehicle using an expert witness. This type of evidence, if allowed in Tennessee could be crucial to your defense.

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  • How do I go about to get a waiver for interlock device in georgia

    I got second dui in 2007. I am not in probation, paid all my fines, had 17 week therapy and dui classes completed. I am also three years sober and involved in recovery program since

    Cory’s Answer

    Thoug all of the factors you indicated in your question would perhaps weigh on the mind of the Judge in your situation, there is no waiver of the ignition interlock requirement other than a "Hardship Waiver". To qualify you would need to prove financial burden to the court as a result of the imposition of the ignition interlock requirement. Typically Judges who grant the ignition interlock hardship waiver will waive the requirement but make a condition of the waiver the special term of probation that you not operate a car until your license is re-instated.

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  • The only thing I can disgree on is the laser have 373ft. My vehicle show 300ft and I was not speeding should I fight this.or no

    I got a speedy ticket in city of Decatur GA. I was making a left turn on a two lane street approaching a second red light The officer told me I was doing 51 mph in a 30 zone the traffic was medium. The officer use a laser.I told the officer ...

    Cory’s Answer

    LASER or LIDAR citations are very hard to fight in Georgia. The Georgia Courts have taken judicial notice of the accuracy and scientific principles that are the underpinnings of LASER speed enforcement technology. If you are goingto fight the charge via trial, you should consider hiring an attorney to assist you. There are many rules of evidence and court procedures that can be difficult for a layperson to understand and abide by. Additionally, the court will try to hold you to the same standards as an attorney if you decide to argue your own case.

    In this situation, assuming you are still at the arraignment stage and have not plead guilty and put on to a trial calendar, you may want to go to your first court date and ask for a pre-trial conference with the Solicitor. You may be able to get the Solicitor to agree to (1) reducingthe speed to 14 mph or less over resulting in no points on your license; (2) Enter a No Contest (NOLO Plea) - this can be done one time every 5five years and will keep the points off your driving record. Keep in mind, assuming you are a Georgia licensee accumulating 15 points in any 24 month period results in a mandatory points suspension. If you are close to this number of points, then you may want to take a defesive driving course to reduced the points on your license prior to entry of a plea.

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  • I got an indecent exposure charge on the beach for streaking on the beach. Will this be significant in a background search?

    I was streaking on the beach. My friends took my clothes (awesome right?). The judge didn't buy it, and charged me with indecent exposure and drunk in public. Will this be significant in a background check? Will it hurt my chances of getting a jo...

    Cory’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends largely upon the type of background check that is being performed and the purpose for which it is performed. Based on your question, there are some facts missing that make the answer harder to provide. Did you plead guilty to the charges or was there some alternative disposition imposed such as pre-trial diversion or conditional discharge. If one of these types of dispositions was obtained, then depending on your state's laws you may have some mechanism for expungement.

    The indecent exposure conviction (assuming you plead guilty) is probably more problematic from an employment standpoint than the drunk in public charge.

    Employers may see this as some type of deviant or aborant behavior as opposed to a practical joke gone terribly wrong. If an employer or potential employer was to obtain this information it would be advisable to have an explaination readily available.

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  • I got an indecent exposure charge on the beach for streaking on the beach. Will this be significant in a background search?

    I was streaking on the beach. My friends took my clothes (awesome right?). The judge didn't buy it, and charged me with indecent exposure and drunk in public. Will this be significant in a background check? Will it hurt my chances of getting a jo...

    Cory’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends largely upon the type of background check that is being performed and the purpose for which it is performed. Based on your question, there are some facts missing that make the answer harder to provide. Did you plead guilty to the charges or was there some alternative disposition imposed such as pre-trial diversion or conditional discharge. If one of these types of dispositions was obtained, then depending on your state's laws you may have some mechanism for expungement.

    The indecent exposure conviction (assuming you plead guilty) is probably more problematic from an employment standpoint than the drunk in public charge.

    Employers may see this as some type of deviant or aborant behavior as opposed to a practical joke gone terribly wrong. If an employer or potential employer was to obtain this information it would be advisable to have an explaination readily available.

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  • I received a dui several years ago (2003) and was so impressed with my lawyers that I started a dui school!!! How can I share?

    I wanna refer other people who have had a dui to a good risk reduction program where they can and will be treated professionally and absolutely not judged at all. How can a get my risk reduction program out to these potential students without vio...

    Cory’s Answer

    The State of Georgia has an approved schools list and this is definitely the place to start. Make sure that your school is on the approved list. Additionally, you may want to consider ways to make your school stand out as different from the others. Many clients want a two day as opposed to three day curriculum. You may want to speak with the state and see if this is a possibility. Additionally, you should get out there in the community and attempt to show how your school benefits the entire community and provides a positive service for the community and those who have had the unfortunate experience to be charged with a DUI. This will help to create positive word of mouth experience, not only from former school attendees, but also from the community at large. Additionally an internet presence would be helpful and is a relatively cheap way of advertising to a large audience.

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  • What happens if on probation for marijuana less than an ounce and get arrest again but in another county?

    im on probation in douglas county georgia and i got a case in cobb county georgia for the same charge but it is bout to be dissmiss but i just got arrest the other night for the same charge what will happen

    Cory’s Answer

    You definitely need to speak with an attorney to discuss the exact timing and sequence of your arrests and probation. If/When Douglas County discovers the Cobb County Arrest, you will probably be facing a probation violation. Depending on whether the Douglas County case was a conditional discharge, a nolo conviction or a guilty plea (which would have triggered a license suspension), the new arrest may cause the conditinal discharge to be withdrawn and a guilty plea entered triggering a license suspension. Additionally the new charge carries license suspension possibilities. This is a situation that should definitely be discussed with a qualified attorney.

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