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James Emmit Hardy

James Hardy’s Answers

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  • If someone is charged with burglary and theft of guns (felony charges) Can they be charged with a felony for each gun stolen?

    This is for a first time offender.

    James’s Answer

    Yes you can, and yes you will be.

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  • What could happen if I don't reply to a civil demand letter?

    I was caught stealing at Walmart, I'm 17 live in Georgia, it was a screen protector for my phone that cost 14.99 the people there told me that I would get something in the mails asking for money, what could happen of I ignore this letter and don't...

    James’s Answer

    In addition to the sound advice you have already received, I notice that you have asked this question under the heading of "Juvenile". Be further advised that at 17 yoa, you are subject to the adult criminal justice system and not juvenile. As always, hire an attorney ASAP. Thanks for the question and good luck.

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  • My son has to do 50 hours of community service. He has 16 already by donating food.

    his probatation officer said that he can donate items on the list to get the remaining hours that he needs to complete the community sevice. By him doing this can the case be dismissed and taking off his record?

    James’s Answer

    Respectfully, you have not given us enough information to answer your question. I can tell you that completing his community service, in and of itself, has nothing to do with your son't case being dismissed or any expungement/restriction of his record. Try again with more details. Good luck.

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  • How do you knw if a prosecutor doest have enough evidence against you

    A prosecutor tried to get me to sign a plea bargain and I said no then she said your facing 7 years

    James’s Answer

    You don't. An experienced criminal defense attorney can acquire all the evidence against you and address all the questions you have. Since enough time has passed for the prosecution to be talking to you about a plea, you should have hired an attorney long ago. Don't let these charges build on you while time sensitive motions are waived. Hire an attorney immediately. Thanks for your question and good luck.

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  • Can I move out at the age of 17?

    I currently live with my grandmother , who has custody of me and my 2 sisters. My grandmother has a sick husband and is elderly. I don't think she can handle caring for us any longer. If I have a job and am able to pay for a place to live without ...

    James’s Answer

    You might consider another option. Get the job and assist with your sisters, your Grandmother (who has been there for you) and your Grandfather. Take a major role in the housework. A job would allow you to contribute financially to the family unit. Maybe you can change what you believe to be a burden for your Grandparents into a blessing for them, your sisters and yourself. Your sisters could look up to your example -- if you move out, what does that say to them. Who do you look to for an example? If you don't that mentor, become a mentor to your little family unit. Of course, we don't have all the facts, but I hope I have given you a little food for thought. Thanks for the question, and good luck with your decision making.

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  • What makes it agg assault w/weapon and what does special conditions mean.

    A guy threated to bash my face in while resting a pick ax on his shoulder, he never swung at me or never lifted it off his shoulder. He bashed in my truck knocking out all windows and put 76 holes in the body of it using the pick ax. He was arre...

    James’s Answer

    "He bashed in my truck knocking out all windows and put 76 holes in the body of it using a pick ax. . . should I have his charges reduced? WHAT?????? Please let him hire the very best defense attorney he can find while you try to find more value in your own life!

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  • Police report

    Out of curiosity how much evidence is needed for a civilian to file a criminal police report in Georgia

    James’s Answer

    Very little.

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  • What should we do? Is this even fixable?

    My boyfriend is already on probation and stays away from anything that would cause damage. Well, his roommate's relatives asked him to give them a ride to sell some scrap metal. They neglected to tell him it was stolen. He is now wrongfully being ...

    James’s Answer

    I don't see a question, but he needs to remain silent and retain an experienced defense attorney ASAP

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  • Anyway to keep D.U.I from showing up on background check?

    I was convicted of a D.U.I in 2008 in Cobb County Georgia, no accident involved or anything like that but I am currently searching for employment, and I am honest about this on all my applications and I'm pretty sure it is affecting my ability to ...

    James’s Answer

    Simply put, NO.

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  • I was charged with a felony because I broke a piece of furniture in my home that someone gave to my wife; wasn't that mine too?

    No one was home when this happened. I was upset because my wife (now ex) was spending Christmas with her family and not at home. My son was 10 years old and I had never been with him for the holidays. I threw the tree into a china cabinet that ...

    James’s Answer

    You have already been well advised by Mr. Yurachek. The bottom line take away from your case is to NEVER enter a plea to any offense without legal counsel by your side -- NEVER. Thanks for the question and good luck.

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