Bert W. Cohen’s Answers

Bert W. Cohen

Marietta DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Private Criminal Report?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Keola Aiona Siu
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. James Regan
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    The police obviously know more about what your neighbor says than you do. So no one can intelligently predict the liklihood of whether the police will attempt to get a warrant for your arrest. It would be a good idea for you to get a lawyer now. A lawyer can communicate directly with the police for you and may be able to get the judge to allow you a pre arrest hearing so that your side can be heard before the judge decides to issue a warrant against you. Also if you are going to be arrested, a...

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  2. Is a citation the same as an arrest , and will it show up on my record as an arrest even though I was not physically arrested

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. James Emmit Hardy II
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    You weren't booked (photographed and fingerprinted) so you escaped a criminal record so far. If you get convicted some jurisdictions will create a criminal record, most in Georgia, especially the cities, won't. The judge could order you be booked. Other states like Florida will create a criminal record in the courtroom that will go to the FBI database. Talking about your expungement question, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, that is not eligible for a criminal history expungement. Talk...

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  3. My son age 20 got arrested last night in Lowndes, County GA for DUI. He is on probation for misd. marijuana. what should we do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
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    You need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. This situation may be new to you and your son but an experienced criminal defense lawyer has handled many cases just like this and will able analyze your son's situation and present you both with several options that are available.

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  4. Does a defendant have the right to be notified that his attorney is also the city attorney?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Larry Wilcutt Fouche
    3 lawyer answers

    The county and city are different governments. It may give rise to a possible appearance that something's not right so its best for the lawyer to disclose. But it does not appear to be a conflict or "illegal". However if the police department that arrested your nephew belongs to the same city that the lawyer represents, that could at the least be an appearance of a conflict of interest and your nephew should have been told so that he can decide to hire someone else.

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  5. If my roommate smokes weed in her room, will I get into legal trouble?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. Frank Mascagni III
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    There is a good possibility that if she gets busted at home you can get swept up it it, They can charge you now and as ask questions later-- after you have already been arrested. I have heard prosecutors say "Indict (charge) them all and let God sort it out."

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  6. Do I have criminal liability for capitalizing on a HUGE mistake by my lawyer?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Ian Zimmerman
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
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    Do the right thing and return the money. IT's not yours. People will likely get fired over this error. It is not your money to keep regardless of whether you will be arrested.

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  7. If I am out on bond for drug charges and catch new drug charges and my bond is revoked what and how do I do to get another bond?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Paul Jonathan Sieg
    3. David Edward Boyle
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes it is possible. It would be a really good idea to hire lawyer or apply for an appointed lawyer. You can't do this in your own.

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  8. I missed my court date due to me moving out of state and being in school, i never got the notice to appear in court

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Allen Rust Knox
    4. Kathleen Willcox Williams
    5. Eric J Trabin
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    Hire a lawyer who practices in the court you are in. He or she has the credibility with the court that you lack to possibly call back the warrant (avoid your going to jail). A lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor and judge in a way that you simply cannot. Apparently you also have a criminal case pending against you. The lawyer you hire to help you with the bench warrant will be expected by the court to represent you for that as well.

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  9. What state has jurisdiction?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    3 lawyer answers

    A defendant is charged in the location the crime was committed in, not where that person happens to live.

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  10. Can I get arrested at dmv

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    There is strong possibility that you can be arrested at the Department of Dirver Services when you apply for a reissued id. It depends on the type of probation you are on. If you are on felony probation, supervised by State of Georgia probation officers, more often than not your warrant would be entered on the NCIC/GCIC which is the computerized database that maintains criminal history records also known as FBI rap sheets. If you are on misdemeanor probation, it will depend on what y our local...

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