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John Arnold Steakley

Marietta Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. DUI laws in Georgia are brutal. Why does department of driver services require you to go through so much to get your license?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    MADD has spent the last 20 years pushing for tougher DUI laws, and they aren't finished. If they had their way, the laws would be much tougher than they are now. http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/17040101/madd-pushes-for-tougher-dui-legislation The way to minimize your risk is to never take any DUI test: no field tests, no breath and no blood.

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  2. I have a warrant, but my fiancee wants to drop the charges. Is that possible without having to sit in jail with no bond?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    The state took over the case the moment your fiancée called the police. In a criminal case, the charges do not belong to the victim, so the victim can't "drop" the charges any more than the victim could increase the charges. Criminal charges are brought by a District Attorney or Solicitor on behalf of the victim, who is just a witness in the case like anyone else. Victims can communicate with the prosecutor to express their disinterest in seeing the case prosecuted, but the ultimate...

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  3. What happens if my lawyer does not submit all witness statements into evidence?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. John Arnold Steakley
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    Your lawyer knows the law. You don't. The witness statement is not admissible.

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  4. DUI driver hit my car by making a left turn on a green light and tried to run away, but I chased her down. Can I sue her?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Absolutely

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  5. What action can I take against a judge for violating my 6th amendment right?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Alfred Fargione
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
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    Your best option is to stop listening to that sovereign citizen crap and either pay the ticket or get some actual legal advice how to fight it.

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  6. Can an attorney refuse to litigate a case if you are not satisfied with a settlement offer.?

    Answered 8 months ago.

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    2. John Arnold Steakley
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    Some attorneys have no desire to take a case to trial. Their business model is to quickly turn around cases by settlement. When clients don't want to settle, the attorney drops the client, because the client doesn't fit the attorney's business model. These are usually the same attorneys who spend tons of money advertising to make you think they are great trial attorneys that the insurance companies fear. In reality, they may never try cases and have designed their firms to avoid trials.

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  7. What are the chances of saving a license after refusing a sobriety test?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Charles Christopher Flinn
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    There are several ways for a lawyer to keep a client driving if the client gets the lawyer involved immediately. I would say that I and most of the DUI lawyers on here keep our clients driving more often than not.

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  8. For the charge of DUI marijuana (less safe) If blood was taken, at 14% THC is there any possibility of being found not guilty?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Before we even get to the marijuana and the DUI, you can challenge the legality of the roadblock. If the roadblock was illegal, everything else gets tossed out. Read the link below

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  9. Can your old DUI be held to the new statue?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Benjamin Von Schuch
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    To be a felony, all of the prior DUIs used to aggravate the new one must also be AFTER the 2008 date.

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  10. "Can't hire a lawyer"

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
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    Because they think you refused to blow hard enough. Good luck with the public defender.

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