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Jessica Ruth Towne

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  • How can i settle a dui charge?

    i was driving near my home.i was not drinking but a couple hours earlier i had tacken a tylenol#3 & a0.5 ativan both of which my dr. priscribed.the reason the cops stoped was because i was trying to fix a flat tire.

    Jessica’s Answer

    DUI laws vary from state to state. I'm sure that Washington lawyer knows the law in that state, but in Georgia it's different, and that answer doesn't apply to GA cases. I agree with Zachary Protor's answer. You need a lawyer if you expect to succeed. An experienced DUI defense attorney will know how to fight your case. It's not necessarily legal to drive when you're taking prescription medications. It depends on how those meds affect your ability to drive, and whether there are witnesses who saw you driving poorly before you changed your flat.

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  • If im charged with theft by taking and theft by deception what will happen in court?

    Ive been to my arraignment and plead not guilty but now im willing to plea guilty to the theft by deception but not to theft by taking b/c theres no proof so would i be convicted of one or both of the charges and if so would the recommendation cha...

    Jessica’s Answer

    The question is not whether you are guilty, but whether the government has proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. You are entitled to see the evidence against you, but you have to know the right way to request this. You need an attorney. These are felony charges.

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  • What are the penalties for marijuana possession?

    What are the penalties for marijuana possession in Georgia of you are currently on probation? It was like a 1/4 ounce.

    Jessica’s Answer

    I agree with George. Being in possession of less than an ounce is a misdemeanor, and while it carries a max of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine and a license suspension, more jail could be expected on the probation revocation. You need a lawyer.

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  • SON IS BEING CHARGED AS A JUVEILLE FOR INTERFENCE OF GOVERMENT PROPERTY LESS THAN 200$ IS THIS REALLY A FELONY?

    ON A DARE TOOK A PAD LOCK THREW IT AT THE WALL AND IT BOUNCED OF WALL AND HIT UNINAL AND BROKE THE UNINAL. NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE PLAYS BASEBALL. WHAT IS HE FACING?

    Jessica’s Answer

    You need an attorney in the county where this occurred to get accurate information. Don't send your child to court without an attorney.

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  • How does having a misdemeanor probation revoked for 120 day on a technical affect a felony probation?

    My son had a no contact as a special condition on a misdemeanor probation. He kept in contact with his girlfriend until she decided to turn him in for contact. She perjured herself under oath. We had several text messages between him, but the ju...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You son needs to talk to his attorney. I'm not going to second guess his attorney's strategy. The attorney is probably not going to talk to you; the probation officer is not going to talk to you.

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  • How does having a misdemeanor probation revoked for 120 day on a technical affect a felony probation?

    My son had a no contact as a special condition on a misdemeanor probation. He kept in contact with his girlfriend until she decided to turn him in for contact. She perjured herself under oath. We had several text messages between him, but the ju...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Your son really needs to hire an attorney to either persuade the felony probation officer not to revoke probation, or if that process is started, to represent him in court. Unless he knows the rules of evidence, he cannot represent himself, and a non-lawyer family member can't do this for him.

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  • Can my 19 year old avoid jail time for driving under the influence (marijuana)? Can this charge be reduced to reckless driving?

    My son was driving thru Tennessee when he was stop for speeding. In the process of being pulled over for speeding, he was cited for possession of marijuna, and possesion of drug paraphernalia. This is my son's first offense and is currently in c...

    Jessica’s Answer

    He needs a TN lawyer right away. That TN lawyer should also consult with a GA lawyer to find out the consequences to your son's GA license (I'm assuming he has a GA license). Every state is different. In Georgia, it is nearly impossible for the prosecution to win a DUI-marijuana case. But a reckless driving will still cost your 19-year-old son's driver's license.

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  • DUI: Is it relevant to prosecution of case the police officer failed to document I understood Field Sobriety Test instructions?

    My brake rotors made a loud grinding sound attracting attention of an officer as I parked at a QT. Officer believed I hit the curb. He asked if I had anything to drink, I said no. He instructed me to take SFST - Walk and Turn. Recited alphabet no ...

    Jessica’s Answer

    These are great questions to ask your attorney. You need an attorney.

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  • Can I beat a failure to yield for a school bus ticket?

    Two weeks ago I was pulled over for "failure to yield to a school bus" in GA. It was a four lane highway, with a yellow lined median separating the four lanes into two lanes either side. I wasn't sure if I had to stop at first because it was suc...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Passing a school bus results in 6 points on your driving history. There aren't many other offenses with that many points. You could suffer a license suspension, depending on your points status. If you don't need to drive, and it doesn't matter to you if your license is suspended, then go ahead and handle this on your own. Otherwise, you would be spending your money wisely on an attorney who is very familiar with that court.

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  • If I win the ALS hearing, does that mean when I go to court if I am found guilty of DUI I will still lose my license for 120 day

    When I go to the ALS hearing and if I win, does that mean when I go to court if I am found guilty of DUI I will still lose my license for 120 days by the court?

    Jessica’s Answer

    The court has absolutely nothing to do with whether you lose your license or not. Both the administrative suspension and the criminal court matter are reported to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, and DDS imposes the license suspension based upon your driving history. Technically, the suspension is for one year. You should consider hiring an attorney who experienced in winning DUIs so that you don't have to concern yourself with losing your license for any amount of time.

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