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Cory Earl Yager

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  • Will I lose my license?

    Got a DUI at 17 and it was reduced to Reckless Driving. I was in a car the other night that got pulled over, the driver was charged with DUI and I blew nothing. I got a ticket for possession of alcohol after the officer found out that I was only...

    Cory’s Answer

    The prior Reckless Driving conviction under age 21 would have put 4 points on your license and likely caused a serious violations under 21 suspension. The new alcohol charge would not cause a license suspension if it is charged minor in possession of alcohol as opposed to minor in possession of alcohol while driving. Yoy definitely need to seek the services of a qualified attorney to help make sure that the charge is correctly accused to fit your circumstances and to help you navigate the legal process.

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  • Will I lose my license?

    Got a DUI at 17 and it was reduced to Reckless Driving. I was in a car the other night that got pulled over, the driver was charged with DUI and I blew nothing. I got a ticket for possession of alcohol after the officer found out that I was only...

    Cory’s Answer

    The prior Reckless Driving conviction under age 21 would have put 4 points on your license and likely caused a serious violations under 21 suspension. The new alcohol charge would not cause a license suspension if it is charged minor in possession of alcohol as opposed to minor in possession of alcohol while driving. Yoy definitely need to seek the services of a qualified attorney to help make sure that the charge is correctly accused to fit your circumstances and to help you navigate the legal process.

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  • Can I be punished as a felon in one state when convicted of a misdemeanor in a different one?

    I plead to a misdemeanor in Alabama, criminally negligent homicide, and when I returned to the state of Illinois my drivers license was revoked for "Any felony where a vehicle was involved.

    Cory’s Answer

    The answer to your main question is that you can not be convicted of a felony in Illinois as a result of pleading guilty to a misdmeanor in Alabama. If the act occurred in Alabama, only Alabama (excluding Federal Crimes) would have jurisdiction and you would be punished in accordance with the laws of the state where the crime was committed. That is not the end of the story with regard to license suspension issues however. In most states, an act committed by a license holder of the home state in another state can be treated as if the resulting conviction occurred in a court of competent jurisdiction in the home state. The DMV then affixes a suspension based upon the crime that would have been charged in the home state for purposes of imposing the license suspension. This is a very complex issue and the general description above may or may not be the case in Illinois. You should immediately call a licensed Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney for legal advice with regard to this issue.

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  • Im 37 live in ga just concerned. i got a dui in 1995 last one all the rest is dissmissed. will georgia corrections hire me.

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    Cory’s Answer

    Georgia Corrections will likely consider your prior DUI conviction and any past DUI arrests in its hiring decision. Though the prior DUI incidents may not be an absolute bar to employment with Georgia Corrections, they will likely be a large factor in any type of hiring decision.

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  • Is there anyway to fight a "failure to maintain lane" ticket

    I got a ticket today for failure to maintain lane at 10 in the morning. I was comming around a curve in my lane and the cop pulled me over. He said I was half way in the other lane. This road is a three lanes the middle lane being a turning lane....

    Cory’s Answer

    This type of ticket is generally somewhat difficult to beat in court because the issue of whether or not you were commiting the infraction often comes down to a witness credibility issue (IE: Your word against the officer). With that said, you may want to take the opportunity to go to court either in the Lawrenceville Municipal Court or in Gwinnett Recorder's Court and speak to the Prosecutor about your case. With your type of driving record the Prosecutor may be willing to work with you in terms of a reduction of fine or a reduction to a non-points violation. If this is not possible, then you may wish to plead NOLO Contendre (No Contest). In Georgia, a NOLO plea can generally be used one time every 5 years to keep the points associated with a ticket off of your license. A failure to maintain lane ticket would place 3 points on your Georgia Drivers License assuming you are license in the state of Georgia.

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  • I recently received a violation of driving license restrictions citation but I wasn't in the vehicle, or driving it. Legal?

    I wasn't pulled over or anything. The vehicle was my father's but I was down the street. The right front tire was flat and the truck was out of gas. I never stated that I drove the vehicle either. If I was driving then yes, I understand that it wa...

    Cory’s Answer

    In general, in order to make out this type of case the State of Georgia would need some type of evidence to show that you were driving the vehicle while in violation of your limited driving permit. This type of evidence generally comes from the first hand observations of the police officer issuing the traffic citation. If in fact the vehicle was inoperable (out of gas and flat tire), and the officer and no other State witnesses can put you in operation of the vehicle, then generally the State will have a hard time making its case. You should either consult a local attorney in Georgia or if you are indigent speak with the public defender for the court in which your ticket is pending.

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  • What can I do if i live in Ga but i have a Va vasap non compliance warrant out on me for dui ? what can I do to remove it.

    I finished all the terms and probation period and paid all the fines and even took the class, i just didnt takethe classes in Va and it wasn't on the terms of the court I did the classes in Ga but i did them 1 yr after. I did do them at when i wen...

    Cory’s Answer

    Most likely, the only way you are going to be ablt to clear the Virginia bench warrant is to appear before the court issuing the warrant. It would be very advisable for you to consult with a Virginia Attorney familiar with the court in which you received the bench warrant. If the Georgia courses meet the requirements of the Virginia Probation terms, the nyou may be able to use them to satisfy the unfulfilled terms. You will however still need to answer tothe court on the bench warrant issue. Typically an attorney familiar with the jurisdiction can tell you if and when the judge handles walk in pleas and the attorney in that jurisdiction may be able to get the judge to agree to a warrant recall hearing. This type of hearing may limit the amout of time you sit in jail waiting to come up on the next available failure to appear/probation revocation calendar.
    The bottom line is you need to get in touch with a Virginia attorney.

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  • I got a speeding ticket for 60 in a 45 but there was no calibration info, can the ticket be fought?

    I was pulled over on these very windy roads and it is very dangerous to be going 60. I know for a fact i wasn't speeding i had a friend in the car to prove it. The officer did not write on the ticket the serial number for the speed detection devic...

    Cory’s Answer

    Your question does not provide the state in which you were stopped or the type of speed detection device that allegedly measured your speed. Depending on the state in whch you were stopped and the type of speed detection device (ie: LIDAR (Laser), Radar, Vascar, Stopwatch, Pacing) the answer to your question would be different. For example, in the State of Georgia, a speed detection device (Radar, or Laser) must be checked for accuracy when the device is put in service at the beginning of the officer's shift, and at the end of the shift when the officer goes out of service. With RADAR, this is done with two tuning forks of different frequencies and by doign a light segment test to make sure all light segments on the display are operational. With LIDAR/LASER, the officer performs a check of the device by obtaining a measurement of distance onthe device at a measured distance. In addition to this there is a statutory requirement of a yearly calibration of the deivce.

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  • With a public intoxication and poss. of marijuana....even though i didn't know there was any on me...would i need a lawyer?

    What i need to know is if i need a lawyer to defend me? I dont have the money for a lawyer and this is my first offense. The marijuana (if was present) was not mine nor did the officer say how much?

    Cory’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is YES, you absolutely need a lawyer to defend you against these charges. A Drug charge, even a minor marijuana charge on your record is a big deal. This type of charge can have severe consequences in the employment setting and may also have drivers license suspension implication depending on in what state you hold a drivers license. A lawyer will be able to investigate your case, discover potential defenses, negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf, and hopefully obtain a positive outcome for your case. If you can not afford an attorney, you need to speak withthe court about the possibility of obtaining a public defender in your case to help you through the legal process.

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  • DUI

    I recently got my first DUI. What's the chances I can get the charges reduced to reckless driving? How much in fines can I expect to pay?

    Cory’s Answer

    In the State of Georgia, the minimum fine on a DUI is $300.00 plus court costs and the maximum is $1000.00 plus court costs. In addition there are many other serious statutory terms of sentence that would be imposed including Driver's License Suspension. This is a case that you need to consult a DUI Attorney on prior to taking any other actions. A reduction to reckless driving could be a possibility in your case depending on the individual facts and circumstances surrounding your particular case. You must also realize that different courts and Prosecutors have different policies regarding the reduction of cases to reckless driving. A skilled DUI litigator will be familiar with the court personnel and judge handling your case and htis may be important to a positive result in your case.

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