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  • I'd like to know what cases would support the argument that a lawyer failed to argue that the ONLY witness was an...

    accomplice on directed verdict during trial? This is for a ineffective assistance of counsel claim/ground on Habeas Corpus. *Armed Robbery *No Corroborating Evidence *One Witness *First time bringing this ground up

    Bert’s Answer

    If you must do it yourself, start here: https://scholar.google.com/

    You need to hire a lawyer.

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  • My daughter is 23. Is it legal for the state of Georgia and the county of Bartow to put me in jail?

    i have been jailed twice in a year a year and a half. is that legal?

    Bert’s Answer

    If you were charged with a crime it is legal to put you in jail.

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  • How can i get out of drugcourt without going to prison?

    I am currently in drugcourt in georgia. Ive relapsed a few times and they gave me the option of longtrem residential or 2 years in prison. While waiting in jail to decide i found out i was pregnant. I was let out on bond because of seriouse cmplic...

    Bert’s Answer

    What county do you live in and what county is the drug court in? I may have some specific advice for you.

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  • Can I change a plea and get in a program so my license wouldn't be suspended?

    Ticket for possession of marijuana less than an ounce and drug related object. Pled guilty, put on probation, and license suspended. I heard I could change into a diversion program so that I could have my license and go to work. Is this true?

    Bert’s Answer

    If this was not driving related you can ask your lawyer to request that the court order the Department of Driver Services to restore your license. even if you don't change your plea. You have to demonstrate to the court that you need and deserve to be able to drive. You will not know how to do this on your own. You need to retain a lawyer.

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  • How long can a probation officer hold u on a old charge

    Card fraud 2013

    Bert’s Answer

    You are entitled to have a probation revocation hearing in front of a judge. If you don't have a lawyer then get one so that the lawyer can get your probation revocation hearing scheduled. So in answer to your question, its up to the judge, not the probation officer, as to how long to delay before you get your probation revocation hearing.

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  • Can a probation officer, keep an inmate in jail for violation of probation without a court date or release date.

    He has paid all fines in full, and has been in jail since Dec 15,2014 without a court date or release date. Our attorney is acting like we are at his probation officer's complete mercy until she gives him a court date. This sounds like a violatio...

    Bert’s Answer

    IF there is no court date a lawyer can easily bring it to the judge's attention and get a court date. Revocation hearingss usually get scheduled pretty fast in Cobb County State court.

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  • First offense in GA Cobb county for one gram of weed and a non violent obstruction of police officer to perform his duties

    Married with children and working first time arrested spent one night in jail bonded out still going to court happened September 1 2014

    Bert’s Answer

    IF by your statement you are asking what will happen in court, much, much more information is needed.Every case is different and highly dependent on the facts and particular circumstances. I strongly suggest you consult with a lawyer. Both of these charges will look really bad to a potential employer or school

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  • Getting cash bond back

    Misdemeanor charge statue of limitations is past 2.5 years without arrainment. How do I get my cash bond back in Georgia.

    Bert’s Answer

    Please see previous answers:

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/if-the-statute-of-limitations-runs-out-on-a-misdem-2013558.html?answer_id=4705847#answer_4705847

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  • In the cobb county superior court system what does it mean if they put your case on 2 hour call?

    I've been to court multiple times for a pending felony charge and they just keep placing my case on 2 hour call? What are the fine lines and details to this?

    Bert’s Answer

    It means stay close to your phone and if your lawyer or the clerk calls you, you need to be in the courtroom for your jury trial within two hours or a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

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  • Statute of limitations

    After statute of limitations on misdemeanors is up, 2 yrs in Georgia and no arrainment don't they have to give back bond or, file new charges, arrest warrant and new bail based on new charges

    Bert’s Answer

    Please see

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/if-the-statute-of-limitations-runs-out-on-a-misdem-2013558.html?utm_campaign=answer_notify_pro&utm_content=question_legal&utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification

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