I agree with Mr. Kimbrell. Your next move is to hire an attorney. Don't be swayed by "free consultation." You may need to pay an attorney for an initial consultation. You need an attorney. Today. Your attorney can advise you, after being hired, what the next move is.
I agree with the above answer. Jackson State Prison is probably Jackson Diagnostic, where your nephew will undergo "testing" to determine which prison will ultimately house him. He should expect to be there about six weeks. This means he's got at least six more weeks in custody. After that, it's really anyone's guess. It depends on his age, education level, prior convictions and other things that the Board of Pardons and Paroles may or may not consider in its decision.
You should hire an attorney to represent you on this serious charge as soon as possible. Let your attorney advise you whether you should take the DUI class or start community service. After learning all of the facts of your case, your attorney can advise you how best to fight your case.
If you lose your license in Georgia due to a Georgia DUI conviction, you can ask the Department of Driver Services to issue an immediate work permit so you can drive again. Most of the time DDS issues the work permit right away and offers early reinstatement of your full license after 120 days with proof of DUI School and a large fee (remember, the full suspension in Georgia is really one year).
Your condition of bond prohibits you from contacting your gf until the misdemeanor charge is resolved. However, you may also be charged with felony Aggravated Stalking and face possible revocation of the original bond if you contact this girl. I suggest that until the case is resolved and she's 18 that you not contact her. You should consider keeping a close friend nearby in case the dad thinks you're trying to contact his daughter. It is not worth the risk of a felony charge to contact...
If you are unhappy with your present lawyer, please make sure your lawyer knows this! He or she may be unaware that there is trouble and will most likely be happy for the chance to regain your trust. If you do decide to change attorneys, make sure you interview several and choose the person you think will best be able to answer all your questions and give you the service you deserve.
A judge cannot revoke your probation for willfully not paying fines. This means that if you have no money, probation cannot be revoked solely because of that. However, if you have money, and probation knows you've been spending your money on extravagant vacations and "extras," then you may have a problem. If you have a new charge in a new county, that alone can be used to revoke your probation IF the new charge happened while you were already on probation. If you were arrested for both...
If you really want to recover the diamond, you'll have to call 911 and report it stolen. You will probably have to tell them your stepson stole it and pawned it, etc., to trace it to the new owner. Your stepson will be charged with a felony. The police may or may not be able to look through the pawn shop's records to find the buyer.
Even if you don't want to prosecute your stepson, you might still have to report the theft in order to recover from any insurance policy. An insurance...
If you are indigent, the court has to appoint an attorney for you, because of potential jail consequences. If you are not indigent, there's no requirement that you hire an attorney, but you shouldn't say or sign anything that you don't completely understand. The judge cannot advise you; the prosecutor can't give you legal advice. However, an expungement isn't automatic and that may be what's most important to you, and why you should spend money on an attorney.