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David Edward Boyle

David Boyle’s Legal Guides

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  • Getting Your Record Expunged in Georgia

    Georgia's expungement statute can be found at O.C.G.A. 35-3-37. Only arrests can be expunged not convictions. Cases fall into three categories, arrests that must be expunged if requested, arrests that cannot be expunged and arrests that may be expunged and left to the discretion of the prosecutor.

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  • What to do when you are with someone who commits a crime?

    Many people get arrested for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. It can be as simple as your hotshot friend going into a gas station and robbing the place without telling you, or shoplifting while you are with him. The police will think you are both involved, and will arrest you both.

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  • How to avoid a license suspension in Georgia for a drug crime

    There are several different ways to avoid a mandatory license suspension that comes with a drug conviction. Any conviction for a drug offense, from a ticket for marijuana to trafficking cocaine will suspend your driver's license for at least 6 months and no limited work permit is available.

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  • The Statute of Limitations in Georgia

    The Statute of Limitations or SOL is the time period from when a crime is committed to when formal charges must filed by the prosecutor. If the prosecutor fails to file the charges in the requisite time period they are barred from further prosecution.

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  • I said "no" to the breath test can the police still take my blood, against my will.

    The simple answer is yes, police are increasingly being more aggressive in investigating DUI cases. In Georgia, drivers have consented to a test of their breath, blood or urine when the obtain their driver's license. There is an established procedure which requires an officer to ...

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  • What should you do if there is a warrant for your arrest?

    Knowing there is a warrant for your arrest is a scary situation. Ignoring it will not make the warrant go away. Regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty, the best course of action is to speak with a lawyer about your case, immediately.

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