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  • How do I get a court date on a case I've taken probation for??

    I want to put in a motion to waive or reduce cost of supervision. How do I get on the docket? And how do I summit a motion?

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You can submit a written motion explaining your situation and why the cost should be reduced. Unfortunately, judges are hesitant to grant such motions becsue the court system wants every dollar they can get. In addition, you can also ask your probation officer for a hearing the next time that he or she has revocations in your judge's court room.

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  • I back into a car at a gas station in it put a scratch on a person car she call the police but we didn't get a ticke

    The gas station is private property so we didn't get a ticket my insurance is now expire a few days after the minor hit but the girl got my number and now asking for my insurance information over a 1inch scratch she say she got an estimate from he...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    In addition to the insurance issue, you may be issued ticket for leaving the scene of an accident. Assuming the tickets is written properly, it wont cause license issues. However, any cops mess up on the ticket and it could cause license issues.

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  • Probation Violation Expunge?

    I was convicted of DUI – Ambien in 2008. I was on probation when my husband who suffers from bipolar attacks me one night. My husband had me in a headlock and I bit him on the forearm so he would release me. The cops came and I was arrested for ba...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    It depends on why the battery was dismissed. If it was dismissed without being accused, the answer is maybe. Ga. law is really tough to get a case expunged.

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  • Consequences to a 21 year old, who isnt related to, gives 18 year old alcohol?

    i know a friend who has been badgered by many underage kids to get them alcohol and he is wonderin if it is ok to give 18 and up alcohol

    Lawrence’s Answer

    If you are asking the question and the answer of giving booze to minors sounds a little fishy, then you probably already know the answer. It is against the law to do this, in some states you can klose your license and go to jail for furnishing alcohol. Also, if one of those kids got drunk and had an accident, your friend could be civily liable and be forced to pay monetary damages. A lawyer will not give his/her blessing to your friend, sorry.

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  • How can I fight a parking ticket?

    Recently, I received two notices in the mail on the same day stating that because I failed to pay a fine in the alloted time for parking against the flow of traffic (in front of my home) the fine had doubled. I wouldn't balk at paying the ti...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Sometimes justice is expensive. A parking ticket does not carry points in most jurisdictions and does not tax your insurance. However, if you want to get out of it, you have no shot other than to appear and contest the case. Good luck.

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  • How can I win a case where I'm shown as guilty with little evidence. But the Truth is that I am Innocent.??

    I have been charge of trying to steal merchancy with my cousin (he, the buyer, I the employee) from a store I worked for . He came to the counter with alot of stuff to buy, After I rang everything in, he decided not to buy all of it but just few ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    It is the state's job to prove you guilty. Is there any video evidence of him walking out of the store with the merchandise? Will he take responsibility and tell the authorities that you had nothing to do with it? In criminal law, the state is alleging that you are an accesory to your cousin's taking of the goods. You are free to testify that you had nothing to do with it. How long have yo worked for the company? Have you had any other issues? Do you have a clean record? The state has to show some nexus between you and your cousin's theft. They do not have to prove your guilt beyond all doubt, but simply beyond a reasonable doubt. Good Luck

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  • What will the consequences be for a second time offense of having marijuana in my truck?

    My boyfriend who is 21 was recently pulled over for speeding. The officer asked to check his truck, my boyfriend asked why but agreed. The officer found a marijuana blunt in the back of the seat. My bf told him it wasn't his but knew whose it w...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    In some states possession of marijuan can cause a license suspension, even if the person is not driving. However, this is a case where the "equal access" doctrine may apply. If a person has access to the space where the drugs were fund and your boyfriend can show this, he might be able to present a great argument to a judge or jury during a trial, that someone else had possession of the marijuana. The state must prove that boyfriend knew the pot was in the car. If I put a joint in his pocket and he did not know, then he should not be guilty of the charge, the same thing applies here.

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  • Can I charge my sister with thief?

    My mother died. During the search of her home 8000 dollars in cash was found.There were 4 people in the room.It was decided that my sister would take control of the money and share it in equal parts after may mothers bills where paid. But my siste...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Anyone can go to a Magistrate to ask for a warrant to be taken out. However, in this fact scenario, most judges would view this as a civil dispute. Did your mom have a will? Did your sister in fact use the money to pay bills? Most magistrates would not sign a warrant on these facts. My legal advice is to sue your sister in small claims court for your share of the money. My personal advice is to sit down and discuss the situation with your sister and the other family members before ruining the relationship.

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  • I have to appear in court for a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident and also for falsely reporting an accident.

    I was involved in an accident where I was rear ended by a drunk driver and I left the scene of the accident and drove home and then called 911. At that time I reported the accident happening at a different location than it actually did. I have to ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You have a few issues. First, leaving the scene in many states may cause a license suspension. Second, you have a seperate criminal offense of false report of a crime. The first thing you need is a lawyer who can speak for you. If you continue to speak it can only get you trouble. A lawyer can explain the situation to the prosecutor and perhaps offer a better explanation of what took place and why you gave erroneous information. A lawyer might be able to wrap everything up into some non serious offense. Please contact a good criminal lawyer in your jurisdiction. Good Luck

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  • Valid reasons to file a writ of habeas corpus

    I need to file a writ of Habeas Corpus and I have found the form to do so, but I am not certain if my defense has any validity in the Fulton County court system (GA). My reason for filing is that I was represented by a public defender, who lied to...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    In recent cases, the appellate courts have granted habeas actions for misleading information in plea negotiations. However, if the public defender told you the probation period was 2 years, you were standing in front of the judge as he/she pronounced sentence and might have been able to withdraw the plea. In addition, even if a jury found you not guilty, you would always have an arrest on your record. It can't hurt to file a habeas action, however, they are very difficult to win. Some questions such as the length of time between the plea and the present are important to determine whether or not to spend the money to re-open the case. Good luck.

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