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Norman H. Cuadra

Lawrenceville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can a permanent resident of 22 years be deported for 1 simple DUI (misdemeanor). There was no accident or injuries.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Norman H. Cuadra
    2. C. C. Abbott
    3. Jason Todd Lorenzon
    4. Pablo Husayn Nossa
    4 lawyer answers

    The case of Leocal v. Ashcroft, a US Supreme Court case indicates that this may not be a deportable offense. You need to speak with a DUI attorney and an immigration attorney. Both can work to assist you in defending your rights.

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  2. I did not take the breathe test....what are the chances of winning the hearing

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Norman H. Cuadra
    2. Talal B. Ghosheh
    3. Donald John Ramsell
    3 lawyer answers

    You have ten (10) days from the date of your arrest to file for an Administrative License Suspension Hearing. You can fight the case on the basis of the roadblock (consitutionality) and other factors. A first DUI offense carries a minimum $300.00 fine, 24 hours in jail and 40 hours of community service. There are other punishments such as DUI School, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation and Treatment and Victim Impact Panel. If you do not win the Administrative License Suspension Hearing you are not...

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  3. Are private prob.co,allowed to keep me on probation for 9 going on 10 years for a simple poss charge in state of ga

    Answered 2 days ago.

    1. Barbara M. Lassiter
    2. Norman H. Cuadra
    3. Minerva Cansino Blanchette
    4. Michael David Barber Jr.
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    I believe the main issue is that it is a private probation case. Recently, the Georgia Supreme Court came out with a ruling that private probation does not have the authority to toll a case. If your case was tolled as a result of a tolling order done by private probation. You may now be serving a sentence that has already expired. You need to contact an attorney to review your case.

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  4. Do i need an attorney if im being charged with interference with a 911 call

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Norman H. Cuadra
    2. Keith John Bruno
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. In the State of Georgia, every misdemeanor charge has a maximum penalty of $1,000.00 fine and 12 months in jail. Remember that the State of Georgia is represented by an attorney. You are at a definite disadvantage. An attorney can help you discuss your rights, present defenses on your behalf and mitigate any punishment. When you go alone to court, it's like going into an operation without a doctor. Find an attorney. The results of a guilty plea can be jail time, probation, community...

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  5. Can I get a refund if no ALS hearing date is scheduled?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Michael David Barber Jr.
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. Norman H. Cuadra
    5. Barbara M. Lassiter
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The only way you would be entitled to a refund would be if you sent your appeal letter and the officer had failed to turn in your 1105 (suspension notice). Usually, you should get a letter from DDS indicating whether or not the suspension form was turned in. If the letter states that the suspension was not turned in, you can request a refund.

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  6. Can a nolo plea deal show up on your background check from ten years ago

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Norman H. Cuadra
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. Unless the case is under the First Offender statute or under a local city ordinance, a plea of nolo contendre and/or guilty will show up on your criminal and/or driver's license hearing. Another way to get this off of your record is by an expungement which can be done when there is a mistake, clerical error or an act of fraud contributing to your record.

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  7. Am I responsible for an expired registration ticket given to me while I was driving someone else's car.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Norman H. Cuadra
    1 lawyer answer

    The code on this charge contains an element of knowledge and service. If you did not know, it may be a defense to the charge. Look at code section O.C.G.A. 40-6-15(a), "Any person who knowingly drives a motor vehicle on any public road or highway of this state at time when the vehicle registration is suspended, canceled or revoked shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." Remember that the State has to prove all of the elements of your case beyond a reasonable doubt. You also have the right...

  8. Unfair Traffic Citation

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Norman H. Cuadra
    1 lawyer answer

    I disagree with the officer's issuance of this citation. You may be able to challenge the citation in court. The Georgia Code says that headlights must be used when raining. There is nothing in the code section that requires "high beams" to be used when driving in the rain. This may be a charge that can be dismissed according to the facts that you have explained.

  9. Defense against a temporary protection order

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Norman H. Cuadra
    2 lawyer answers

    I can't tell you with the facts provided. However, I recommend that you retain an attorney to assist you with the case. Although you may not have criminal charges pending, remember that anything you say during your hearing can be used in a future criminal proceeding. In this type of hearing, there is NO right to have an attorney appointed to you. Also, the proof required is less than that of a criminal case and the petitioner need only prove that it is MORE LIKELY THAN NOT that you...

  10. How much is a ticket in georgia for failure to yield

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kimberly Keheley Frye
    2. Norman H. Cuadra
    2 lawyer answers

    Pursuant to Georgia law, the charges of failure to yield, unsafe lane change and window tint violation each carry a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and 12 months in jail. Under Georgia law, these are considered misdemeanor violations. The amount of fine that you will receive depends on the court you are in, facts of your case and your criminal and/or driving history.