The courts sent this email out on Friday before the snow even started. Hope this helps:
The inclement weather policy of the Gwinnett County courts will directly mirror that of the Gwinnett County schools. This policy is for the general public to include jurors, litigants and attorneys.
* If the schools are closed for students then all trials and hearings will be cancelled.
* If the schools are delayed for students the courts will resume operation at 10:00 a.m.
A Magistrate Court...
Unless there's something unusual with your bond arrangement, you can travel. Hopefully, you've already hired an attorney who can confirm this information. Your bond assures the court that you will be at every proceeding; the court can't keep track of where you go until your court date.
This is a serious charge. Regardless of whether jail is mandatory, this will have life-long consequences if you're convicted. This can affect your driver's license. What you can do to get these charges dropped is to hire an attorney as soon as possible. The DA is not likely to talk to you directly, which is another reason why you need your own attorney.
Make sure you go to court. If you move to start college, make sure you hire an attorney before you leave to represent you in court. If you don't go to court, and you don't have an attorney there for you, it will only get worse. Your attorney or you can speak to the prosecutor to find out or work out an acceptable resolution, or you can have a trial. You should meet with an attorney who goes to that court to get proper advice for your situation.
You can't plead first offender to a DUI in Georgia. It sounds like you entered a plea under the First Offender Act in 1999 to a felony, and the sentence hasn't yet expired on that original case.
If you can't get in touch with the PD who handled your case, you will need to hire an attorney to represent you in court.
Rule #1 on probation is always "do not violate the law." Probation does not have to wait to see what happens with your DUI charge to start revoking your probation. However, if you were wrongfully arrested, it is doubly important that you find an attorney to defend you on the DUI right away to prepare for an inevitable revocation hearing. If you tell your probation officer yourself, there is a greater likelihood that your officer will let you "walk in" to a hearing, rather than arrest you...
There is no first offender for statutory rape. Everything else is somewhat bargain-able. The elements of statutory rape are that someone is under the age of consent, 16.
You need to hire an attorney for more specific advice.
Absolutely. In Georgia, a breathalyzer's calibration is never checked to detect low levels of BAC, (0.04 is very low). A good number of young people are being unfairly stigmatized at a crucial period in their lives because of inaccuracies in the breath machines. Now, your daughter wasn't driving, which is a good thing, but you still need to find an excellent, experienced *DUI* attorney to help you protect your daughter.
The folks at the MVA know more about your license and points than anyone else. Find a driver improvement class and attend, paying attention to driving violations that may cause future suspensions. Try to be the best, most courteous driver on the roads, and once you have a full license, you'll never have to worry about points or provisional permits.