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Jessica Ruth Towne

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  • Is there anything I can do to not go to my court date?

    3 friends and i got trespassing/loitering tickets unfairly. First of all the cop that gave us the ticket didn't see us doing it himself. Others guys had called them and had been taking pictures of us from the time we showed up and yes the guys tol...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You or your attorney have to go to court. Find an attorney who regularly appears in the court where you're directed to go. Hire an attorney, and rely on the attorney to keep you from attending court as long as possible. Here in Georgia, an attorney can even close out the case without you having to personally appear in court. Every state is different; every local court is different. It's worth the expense.

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  • What are the consequences for getting a speeding ticket while on probation for a DUI when you are not supposed to be driving?

    The DUI classes are one week away from completion. All monies are paid. Got a speeding ticket for 61 in a 55 and shouldn't be driving due to probation restrictions. Clearly a violation of probation. What will happen now?

    Jessica’s Answer

    Probation officers want you to be honest with them, so be honest. This is a ticket for 6 over the limit, but as you stated, you should not have been driving at all. If you don't mention this, your probation officer will know and save it until the end of your meeting to give you the bad news that he/she knows what you're not mentioning.

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  • Is there any way to resolve an fta without turning myself in?

    I have an fta for assault 3rd and the reason is because of family issuses. I don't know what to do. Warrant # is cc 13 1457

    Jessica’s Answer

    Sometimes, a prosecutor will recall a warrant for your failing to appear in court when you hire an attorney who files the appropriate papers. Most of the time, a prosecutor won't even talk to your attorney until the prosecutor knows you've been arrested on the failure to appear warrant. An attorney can determine if you have a legitimate reason for missing court and ask that an immediate bond be set to minimize your stay in jail. Hire an attorney.

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  • License suspended in NJ for DWI, I moved to GA and have 3 months left can I get a GA license?

    Can I get a GA license if I take and pass all tests and not mention the suspension. I read that GA is not part of the interconnected driving record system. Also, if I were able to get a GA license would that license be suspended when driving to ot...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Georgia may issue a license, until it's discovered that your NJ license is suspended. Then GA will cancel the license assigned to you. New GA residents must surrender their old license when applying, and if you lie on the application, you may have more than a suspended license to worry about. It's best to wait until you can reinstate in NJ, then surrender your NJ license when applying for a GA license.

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  • What's gonna happen in court?

    I got caught shoplifting $50 worth of hair and makeup from walmart they took me to a room called my mom and the police...they took all my information and I got a ticket and a court date that showed up in the mail I'm 17 and have a clean record be...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Whenever the police are involved, it means a criminal charge is filed against you. You need to hire an attorney ASAP to give that attorney time to prepare for court. You need an attorney who appears regularly in the court where you must appear. Take this very seriously.

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  • I need help, I got a DUI but I wasn't drinking, I did pass the finger test, but the officer said they were too busy to do a

    a Breathalyzer. My question is if I fight this ticket plead "Not Guilty". can I then do deferred adjudication. I don't want this on my record.

    Jessica’s Answer

    You need a local attorney to represent you. This arrest is "on your record" and even a not guilty probably cannot remove it from your record. The result in court, hopefully a "NOT GUILTY" will be added to your record. An attorney who handles DUIs in the court where you must appear is in the best position to tell you if a deferred adjudication is available to you. Hire one today.

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  • What does probation violation for fingerprintable charge mean?

    My son was arrested for VOP for theft by taking while on Felony probation.

    Jessica’s Answer

    All felony arrests are completed by taking someone's fingerprints. Your son is on probation for a felony, which means his fingerprints were made/taken at arrest. He's now on probation, and it looks like he has violated one or more of the conditions of his sentence/probation.

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  • In colorado got a DUI w restitution. Restitution has now gone to a collection agency.does that have to be paid to get my license

    When I got DUI I didnt have a co license I had a fl license

    Jessica’s Answer

    Because you were driving with a FL license at the time you got the DUI, you will have to comply with FL laws. You should hire a FL attorney to help you with this matter. In most states, if you are sued because of a driving incident, and a judgement is entered against you, your license will become suspended if the winner of the judgement notifies the DMV that you have not paid the lawsuit amount. You may not be able to get your license back unless and until you pay restitution or make arrangements to pay. Every state has unique driver's license rules and regulations. Get a FL lawyer.

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  • What steps do I take to obtain a limited driving permit and interlock device after my 2nd DUI?

    I was convicted of my first DUI in 2010 in Cobb. I was convicted of my 2nd DUI in the City of Woodstock in Sept 2013. I had to surrender my license plate and drivers license. I am on probation until Sept 2014. I have completed my risk reduction pr...

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    You should contact the attorney who represented you in Woodstock to help you follow up. Basically, you need to get your county's tag agent to issue you a new tag. I would suggest you assembly a folder with all the documents from your Woodstock case, including the license plate surrender order and receipt showing you turned in your original tag. You should take all these documents to the tag office in person and calmly explain to the tag agent what steps you are following in order to be able to drive again. You need the tag, then the ignition interlock and then DDS will issue the limited driving permit.

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  • Should I fight a Public Drunk Charge?

    I was visiting Milledgeville this weekend with friends. We were walking home and I was wearing heels and had tripped. I have had many ankle and knee problems in the past so this fall was very common for me. We continued walking to a local gas stat...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Public drunk doesn't require you to be loud, necessarily. If a police officer thinks you're being boisterous, then you may be guilty of being a public drunk. Without knowing more about your case, I can't advise you how to proceed. You should pay an attorney for a consultation, choosing an attorney who's in the Milledgeville courts on a frequent basis.

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