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David Edward Boyle

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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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  • I have a probation violation for not paying fines my first offense will I go to jail

    I was told to pay 500 dollars before I report administrative hearing I am

    David’s Answer

    The defense to the failure to pay a fine is to show the inability to pay. You can usually convert fines to community service if you are out of work. You should show up to court with your pay stub and an itemized list of expenses to show where the money you do earn goes. Non-payment of this bill is the only one that subjects you to jail so it should be a top priority.

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  • I need to ask a lawyer a sex offender registry question

    My husband will be getting out of prison soon I'm looking for a 2 bedroom apartment or trailer to rent no more than $525 my husband has no residency restrictions where at in Burlington Iowa can we move to with out being refused cause he's on the r...

    David’s Answer

    You should contact his parole officer with any proposed addresses to see if they are in violation of any registry restrictions.

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  • What does motion for sentencing mean?

    I was issued a cited warrant for court cost. Have not been down to get it because of the weather. The status on the warrant is mfs - motion for sentencing. I don't know what that means. I'm scared they are going to arrest me when I pick up my cour...

    David’s Answer

    Contact a lawyer in Tennessee who handles cases in the jurisdiction where you are charged.

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  • I have 2 felonies on my record for simple possession of weed that shouldn't be there, can I sue the state for pain and suffering

    I can't get a job and constantly am moving my wife and kids because of instability. Sled says it's the city's fault and the city say it's the county's fault and while they're blaming each other my family's the ones who suffering. From 97 to 2013 I...

    David’s Answer

    You need to get a copy of your criminal history and show that the information contained in it is incorrect. This usually involves obtaining certified court records or jail records to show you were not the person arrested or the charge was resolved differently in court than is reflected in your criminal history.

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