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  • I filed a simple battery on my boyfriend. The court date is July 1 2015.. Will they arrest him before the court date ?

    He is also on probation for a DUI from last march 3 2014

    Evan’s Answer

    Its unlikely, unless he is still on probation and they use the new charge to take a probation warrant out. Otherwise, they wouldn't arrest him before his court dates on the battery charge.

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  • Does GA DMV check NC driving record when trying to get a license?

    My license was suspended 3 years ago and I just moved to Atlanta but I just recently paid it off but haven't heard if I can reinstate my license in Nc or if I can get one in GA

    Evan’s Answer

    Georgia will honor any hold placed on your license by another state that they know about. I would expect there to be a hold from NC until you reinstate there, then once it's lifted, you can get a GA license.

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  • Got license suspended in GA for a DUI, but I am a resident in IL. Will IL suspend my license? Can I get a work permit in GA?

    I am a student in IL but my parents live in GA. I am currently staying in GA for the summer but my license is suspended in GA because of DUI. Can I receive a work permit for the summer without it making my IL drivers license invalid? Also will Ill...

    Evan’s Answer

    You cannot get a limited permit in GA since you do not have a GA license. If you did, it would only be valid in GA regardless.

    If Illinois finds out about the GA DUI, they will likely take action on your Ill. license.

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  • Can I get charged for claiming an open container charge my boyfriend got?

    My boyfriend got arrested for an open container and it was left in the car by me.i wasn't in the car at the time.

    Evan’s Answer

    Chances are high you will not get charged. If this was some felony charge, then a followup investigation would be in the works, but for an open container, no cop is going to waste the time and energy to investigate.

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  • Last year I was charged to shoplifting in Atlanta. The case was dismissed by doing some community services etc ... Now I have to

    Last year I was charged to shoplifting in Atlanta. The case was dismissed by doing some community services etc ... Now I have to travel to China and when I return back what should I answer ? In court I took not guilty with some pre trail diver...

    Evan’s Answer

    Pull your GCIC from your local police agency in GA to confirm. Remember though, law enforcement can see everything, so it would be best to keep a certified copy of dismissal with you when doing something like traveling abroad. If you are not a US citizen, this becomes even more important.

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  • In georgia for a shoplifting misdemeanor is there a chance to get it dismissed and expunged on court date itself?

    In georgia for a shoplifting misdemeanor which is a first offense is there a chance to get it dismissed and expunged on court date I have a job joining and they are going to do a background verification plz suggest I also have immigration proble...

    Evan’s Answer

    You need to speak to (A) a criminal defense lawyer about how to ensure your case in Alpharetta is properly handled so it doesn't affect you in your future endeavors, immigration or jobs, and (B) an immigration attorney about how to best proceed with all immigration matters after this citation/arrest.

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  • Can misdemeanor probation issue a warrant for non report?

    If you do not go to see your P.O on your given report date can they issue a warrant for you arrest I'm Cherokee co GA?

    Evan’s Answer

    One of the top 3 reasons. Maybe the top.

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  • Speeding/DUI If the arresting officer was not present should the entire case be dismissed? He sent another office.

    The office didn't show up he sent a representative. there was an issue with the speeding ticket. and it was dismissed but the judge would not dismiss the DUI. Why?

    Evan’s Answer

    Your situation sounds sketchy. Go see a local attorney and layout all the facts for them. The officer is absolutely required to show up to prosecute you, but only at trial or any pretrial hearings the judge needs to hear where the officer's testimony is necessary.

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  • Can 2nd DUI charges be challenged if occurred on private property?

    My husband recently received his 2nd DUI and reckless driving when he was backing into our driveway. I was injured that evening as a result. He blew a .94.

    Evan’s Answer

    DUI in Georgia does not require a public roadway- any property.

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  • Will I be arrested at the airport because I have two felony warrants?

    I'm not sure exactly what my warrants or four but I'm pretty sure the two of them are felonies

    Evan’s Answer

    Traveling through an airport with open warrants is like stepping through a minefield. There is no absolute answer, but I would say get your warrants cleared up before you travel, if possible. If international where you go through customs, they will almost certainly detain you about any open warrants.

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