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James H. Wall

Lawrenceville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What does being indicted mean? What will happen after an indictment for domestic violence?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Thomas C Valkenet
    3 lawyer answers

    As the other attorneys have pointed out, an indictment is merely a document that brings the matter before a judge. The law sets out which criminal offenses must be indicted and which can be prosecuted using a document called an "accusation." The fact that the grand jury indicted him means very little, since it is a necessary procedural step in the case. What you should be focused on are A) bond and B) getting the case closed. You mentioned that you have hired an attorney. You need to call...

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  2. My wife was charged with a simple battery or i think it was a assault 10 years ago in ga, now that we have moved

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    1 lawyer answer

    I need some more information about your wife's case before I can give you a solid answer. However, charges can be removed from a person's criminal history (called "expungement") only if the person applies to have the incident expunged. In order for this to happen the case must have been dismissed. Several other requirements apply so you should check with a lawyer for some help with this. We do this a lot so feel free to give us a call. We are in the Buford area and do a lot of work in...

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  3. DUI Police Report: What kind of errors are favorable in defending a case

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    2. Christopher Carle Kingsley Parkhurst
    3. Chad Raymond Maddox
    4. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    4 lawyer answers

    A DUI case is an "opinion" crime, generally, since the person arrested for DUI usually submits to testing of the blood-alcohol level after they have already been arrested to determine if their blood-alcohol level is above the legal limit. So, where does the opinion come in? When the investigating officer is conducting his or her investigation during a stop the officer has to gather information about the level of the driver's impairment. This is typically done through the field sobriety...

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  4. How to expunge my record

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    2. Jodie E. Rosser
    3. Kevin Francis Guyette
    3 lawyer answers

    I need a lot more information to answer this type of question. Generally speaking, the expungement process is governed by very strict rules. You need to gather up all of the documentation in your case, including the disposition of the case, and speak with an attorney to find out what, specifically, can be done about your situation. We do this so feel free to give us a call for a free consult. However, if it can be done you should definitely complete the process since having a clean criminal...

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  5. If its someones first offense...are they definately doing time or is there a chance that they might just get probation?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2 lawyer answers

    Whether or not your fiance has to do some time will depend on a number of things. Does he have a lawyer? He really needs one to deal with this charge. Burglary has a maximum possible sentence of 20 years. Assuming he does not take the case to trial there may be many things he can present to the prosecutor and the judge to get a sentence which does not require jail time. Feel free to call me if you want to discuss it further.

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  6. How to get rid of bogus news article about you?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    1 lawyer answer

    You should contact the lawyer who helped you with the case originally to see what your options are concerning this. However, if warrants were issued by a judge I'm not sure you have much of a chance of getting a news story removed.

  7. I got caught shoplifting at Publix while on probation but publix dropped the charges however the city of Atl expects me in court

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Evan A. Watson
    2. James H. Wall
    3. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3 lawyer answers

    Even though you are on non-reporting, First Offender probation, if you have been charged with a new offense, you are at risk of having your first offender status revoked and then being resentenced for the original offense. From your question, it appears that you have already been arresteds, spoken with court personnel and then signed something that you admit you do not know exactly what it was. My advice to you is to quit fooling around, take this seriously and call a lawyer to help you with...

  8. Signing over my rights how can i do this the mother is getting state aid and i have not see my son in 4 years is there a way

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James H. Wall
    2. Anthony M. Zezima
    2 lawyer answers

    So what is your question? Child support is typically determined with reference to the state child support guidelines. You need an attorney to help you....

  9. Is a charge of child endangerment while under the influence of alcohol or drugs the same thing as a DUI?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. Elmer H. Young III
    3. James H. Wall
    4. Erick Masten Platten
    4 lawyer answers

    Even though both citations arise from the same incident they are viewed as separate offenses by the Dept. of Driver Services. This is a critical point because a conviction on both counts will have a very severe effect on your ability to continue driving. You could lose your license for a very long time. Do not try to handle this yourself to save some cash. You really need a defense attorney to help you resolve this matter in a way that best protects your interests and ability to continue...

  10. Is a CI name in the disvovery packet

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. James H. Wall
    3. Jason Knight
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely not, the CI's name will not be disclosed in the discovery packet. The CI's identity is protected since there may be ongoing investigations and because divulging their identity may place them in danger. However, a defense attorney can file certain documents with the court to have the identity disclosed in certain instances. This is a very complex area of the law and you will need an attorney to help you with this. We have experience handling this type of case and issue so please...