Bert W. Cohen’s Answers

Bert W. Cohen

Marietta DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Can I hire an attorney to file the paperwork for a record restriction/expunge record with felony convictions 6.5 years old?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Carl Santos Cansino
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    4 lawyer answers

    Convictions can not be expunged/restricted.

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  2. How I can i prove my innocence and what advice you could give me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Bert W. Cohen
    4. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    5. David Ian Schoen
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to either hire a lawyer or apply for a public defender. Criminal defense is complicated and difficult, and no one can advise you on the internet how to represent yourself for a crime you are accused of committing.

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  3. Private Criminal Report?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Keola Aiona Siu
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    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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  4. 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 about 2 years ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. James Emmit Hardy II
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  5. 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 2 years ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    4 lawyer answers

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

    Answered about 1 year 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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  7. If my roommate smokes weed in her room, will I get into legal trouble?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  8. How common is it that an aggravated stalking charge in both civil and criminal court is considered double jeopardy?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Joshua Mark Geller
    3. Bert W. Cohen
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5. Jordan Kerry Van Matre
    5 lawyer answers

    If you get charged in a seperate criminal proceeding for the incidenb it is not double jeopardy but a new separate crime. This commonly happens.

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

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Ian Zimmerman
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    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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  10. 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 almost 2 years 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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