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Brian Keith Ross

Brian Ross’s Answers

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  • Corroborated evidence?

    Say a my friend and a girl had "sexual relations" in a public area such as a parking lot. And the girl now may wanna bring the guy to court for it but there's no other witness. Only folks that saw this guy and girl were friends and pulled up besid...

    Brian’s Answer

    What's the crime? Was she underage? Is there an allegation that it was without consent? Need more details.

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  • Who do I contact if my First Offender Probation was not properly updated on my criminal record?

    I successfully completed my First Offender probation (Georgia). My court documents online show "First Offender order of discharge". I was discharged in January. I just applied for a job and was told my background check states that I was "convicted...

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree that you should submit a certified copy of the final disposition to GCIC. However, please understand that the case will still appear on your criminal history. It will reflect that you successfully completed your sentence, however. But in the minds of many potential employers, that simply does not matter.

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  • Due i have to have a jury trial even if my spouse has requested it threw the courts

    i feel that this trial would be a financial buried on me and would be very costly meanwhile the co defendent would not be cost effected because they went threw legal aide

    Brian’s Answer

    You do not have to have a jury trial, but you should consult with your attorney before you make that decision. Frequently, it is in a defendant's best interest to have his peers make the determination regarding guilt as opposed to a judge.

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  • I am trying to find a lawyer who will take my case as a pro bono in the state of Georgia

    its a criminal case

    Brian’s Answer

    It is highly unlikely you will find one. Contact the public defender at your earliest opportunity.

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  • Can you move to a different city while out on bond in the same state?

    Back in April of 2012 i was arrested for 4 counts of theft by taking and i was bonded out of jail by my mom. It is now goin on juy and i still haven't heard anything from a court appointed lawyer or have i gotten a court date. Can i move to a diff...

    Brian’s Answer

    Unless there is a condition of bond that prohibits you from relocating, yes you can move. However, it is imperative that you keep the court and your bondsman notified of your current address at all times.

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  • Getting my record expunged in ga ? Or Sealed. Also what will a pardon do for me ?

    I have been convicted of 2 felonys 7 years ago. I had a horriable drup problem and made some real bad decissions for about 6 years. Resulting in several arrest and 2 felonys (shoplifting). I have been clean and sober for 7 years now. Completed all...

    Brian’s Answer

    A pardon is a type of legal forgiveness. Unfortunately, the offense will still show up on your record, and potential employers will still find out about it if they do a background check. The only difference is that it will just show up as having been pardoned. But that's better than nothing.

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  • CAN A DOCUMENT BE ADDED IN A DISCOVERY PACKET THAT WAS NEVER IN IT? IF NOT WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THE DOCUMENT.

    A LETTER OF EXTENSION FOR GRAND JURY, WAS NEVER IN PACKET AND A YEAR LATER THE DA LEFT A MOTION HEARING AND SAID SHE HAD TO GO GET THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS FAXED TO THE DA OFFICE FROM THE CLERK OF COURT.

    Brian’s Answer

    Yes, a document can be added. In fact, if it is something that is required for the case, it has to be provided to you. As long as the judge feels that your attorney has adequate time to review it prior to trial, then the court is likely not going to make a big deal about it, particularly if it is just one document out of hundreds or thousands and the D.A. never had actual possession of it until right before she gave it to you.

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  • Is there a possibilityof criminal charges? should we retain a lawyer?

    My son has worked for the same company for over 3yrs . he is currently the customer service mgr. one of his duties is to make the nightly deposits at the bank. about a month and a half ago a depositof 2600.00 came up missing at the bank. my son wa...

    Brian’s Answer

    Unless there is some recorded evidence to show that he made the second drop, which apparently there is not at this time, I think it almost certain that he will be charged with a crime. It is imperative that he hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent him in this matter.

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  • 6 months ago, pleaded nolo in one county, now have another speeding ticket in another county, do the courts know?Nolo again?

    Can i plead nolo in another county ? 2nd speeding ticket, different county.

    Brian’s Answer

    If the court officials obtain a recent driver's history on you, they will know. But if they don't, they'll be in the dark about it. In any event, DDS will have a record of your entire driver's history. So even if you plead nolo again, DDS will treat it as a guilty and assess the points if applicable. I agree that you best best is to try and obtain a speed reduction or some type of diversion that will make it go away altogether.

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