Jessica Ruth Towne’s Answers

Jessica Ruth Towne

Lawrenceville DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. If a judge that is not superior judge set a bond for a drug charge can the person be picked up by officials for a mistake made

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. John Andrew Tomlinson
    3. Jessica Ruth Towne
    4. Greg Lavender
    4 lawyer answers

    Judges are human beings, and all of us make mistakes, even judges. I'm sure you're very upset, as is your friend who now has to sit in jail. The good news is your friend has an attorney, and I'm sure that attorney knows how to request bond in the Superior Court, and to avoid future "mistakes." Your friend is also allowed to hire his own private attorney.

  2. Quick question

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Evan A. Watson
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Benjamin Von Schuch
    5. Noah Howard Pines
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    You've heard the expression, TMI? In this case, Not Enough Information. I'm not sure what test you're talking about. A hand-held preliminary breath test is considered positive or negative in court, but sometimes there's a machine available in the trooper's car, or in a BATmobile, a mobile-home looking vehicle with the Intoxilyzer in it. You should have already hired an attorney if you were arrested a few months ago. Discuss this issue with your attorney.

  3. Private websites and arrest / mug shot publication causing harm.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3. Jessica Ruth Towne
    3 lawyer answers

    I comment about this issue in my blog. Essentially, I agree with my colleagues, don't pay them a dime. Your picture will just appear somewhere else with another price tag attached to it.

  4. I am G.A. resident who recently tried to renew my license,only to find out that I could not because my license in the state

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Cynthia Vaughn James
    3. Jessica Ruth Towne
    3 lawyer answers

    You may need a NY attorney to deal with those old tickets. If you've been mailed a suspension notice you have a limited time in which you can appeal. GA may end up keeping your CDL suspended until you resolve all of this.

  5. How long is the marijuana pre trial diversion probation in Georgia(Duluth Jurisdiction)?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Walter Procter
    2. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3. Jessica Ruth Towne
    3 lawyer answers

    Each jurisdiction is a little different. Go on your court date and ask; you don't have to enter the program that same day. You should consult with an attorney about alternatives to diversion.

  6. Am I allowed to drink alcohol and go to bars/nightclubs while on felony bond?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. James B. Hernan
    3. Jessica Ruth Towne
    3 lawyer answers

    Probably you will be getting into more trouble if you drink alcohol, even if it's "at work." The purpose of bond is to make sure you show up in court and don't get into more trouble while waiting for court. I'm sure you've noticed that some people who drink get into trouble, so the best way to avoid trouble until you're finished with your case is to avoid alcohol. You need an attorney to represent you on your current charge; don't make that attorney's job any harder; avoid alcohol.

  7. If you are on first offender probation and you fail a drug test for marijuana, what will the punishment be?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Jason Rhoades
    2. S. Carlton Rouse
    3. Jessica Ruth Towne
    4. Patrick Bennett Calcutt
    4 lawyer answers

    You are asking the wrong question. You should be asking: how can I stay clean while on probation so I don't have to face further consequences? Rule #1 on probation is always "do not violate the law." Taking illegal drugs is illegal. Just don't do them and have a happy probation knowing you are doing anything to mess things up.

  8. How can i settle a dui charge?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Zachary Walter Procter
    2. Jessica Ruth Towne
    3. Dennis James Dressler
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ruth Towne
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    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.

  10. What are the penalties for marijuana possession?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. George F. Mccranie IV
    2. Jessica Ruth Towne
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    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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