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David Edward Boyle

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  • I was sentenced to 50 days in jail, the officer at jail said since it was a high aggressive. I had to do 100% of my jail time.

    which I was charge with a misdem

    David’s Answer

    All good time calculations are at the discretion of the Sheriff at the jail you are housed at. High and aggravated misdemeanors limit the amount of good time you can get to 4 days per month.

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  • Aggravated assult

    I am facing a aggravated assult charge on my boyfriend. I did have a knife but didn't hurt him with it I had it in my hand. This is the first time I ever been in trouble and I am not a violent person. My concern is my life will be over and I will ...

    David’s Answer

    Aggravated assault is a felony punished by up to 20 years in prison. I would strongly encourage you to hire a lawyer since your entire future is at stake. Now is the time to borrow money or use a credit card. Getting the best possible result should be your primary goal above all else.

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  • How can I retain firearm rights after drug conviction in 1984?

    I was arrest in 1984 in possession of cocaine & marijuana in 1984. Both were small amounts,never had a firearm .In 1997, I applied for my rights to be restored only received the right to vote. HOW Difficult would it be to get my rights to bear arm

    David’s Answer

    I would suggest reapplying for a restoration of your rights. The worst they can do is say no.

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  • How long does it take in Georgia to receive motion of discovery?

    Our attorney requested this almost 4 weeks ago. Can the DA take their time sending it?

    David’s Answer

    The prosecutor is required to furnish the information 10 days prior to trial so there is no legal mechanism to comply faster although most DA's offices do supply the information much sooner.

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  • Can i hide out on low level violation probation in georgia?

    Ok so if I'm on probation in georgia for traffic violations for a year can I just hide out until my probation is up? From what i understand since the georgia supreme court ruling saying that private probation companies can't toll probation beyond...

    David’s Answer

    Sure you can hide out wherever you want. They may issue a warrant for your arrest and your probation may be tolled when they cannot find you to serve it. None of that means case will automatically go away by "laying low" You will run the risk for the rest of your life that you may get picked up at an inopportune time, like while on vacation and coming through ATL airport, going to a funeral or kids b-day party, or also be denied other benefits because of active warrants.

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  • My friend has been charged with conspiracy to traffic meth n the state of ga what kind of sentence does that carry

    She is not a convicted felon

    David’s Answer

    Depending upon the weight of the drugs there is a potential for a 10-25 year sentence for trafficking. Your friend definitely need to hire an attorney asap.

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  • Why did the judge deny him bond? He is a college student and parents are vouching for him.

    Son was arrested on 3/2015 for misdemeanor possession less than ounce of marijuana and bonded out, he was re arrested 5/2015 as part of a Felony marijuana sales sting. DA denied bond, then judge denied bond. I'm being told we have to wait until i...

    David’s Answer

    If he was out on bond at the time of the first offense and then violated the terms of that bond by committing the second offense then judge can revoke the first bond. Additionally if the sale charge went in front of magistrate judge then that judge does not have jurisdiction to set bond on a sale charge.

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  • How much time will my son do on an offer of 15 do 4?

    He's been in jail for 6 months , does not have discovery for sell off crack cocaine & a prior possession of cocaine & burglary charge. He just came home in November 2013 for the burglary. The possession charge was in 2006

    David’s Answer

    I would suggest contacting your son's lawyer. Another way to get the information would be to look at the parole grid, the crime serverity level or CSL for the offense he is being sentenced on, and do the risk to re-offend calculation that parole does when deciding on a Tentative Parole Month or TPM. Doing all that will give you and idea about how much time he is likely to do but he can also earn Performance Incentive Credits PIC while in prison to increase the likelihood of being paroled early. He might also want to see if he can get into the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment or RSAT program if it is a drug case.

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  • In Georgia, is there a specific amount of time that a defense lawyer must wait before filing a speedy trial demand?

    Fight occurred 2 years ago, defendant charged with aggravated assault. Both sides announced ready for trial at least three months ago. Trial is still "on call".

    David’s Answer

    A speedy trial demand must be filed after the case is indicted or accused. If you wait too long to file then you need permission of the court to file an "out of time" speedy.

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  • Judge in ms says I neef a lawyer for marijuana in a motor vehicle. I can't afford one and pay a fine. What should I do. a roach

    What to do?

    David’s Answer

    Apply for a court appointed attorney.

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