Drug charges do not go well with your chosen profession. Given your level of commitment to the medical field, you should speak to a qualified attorney immediately. You wouldn't want me to pick you up if you were in an accident and I wouldn't want you for my lawyer if I had a misdemeanor drug charge. Bottom line is that a negative result in this case could have an impact on the rest of your life...even though it is a minor charge,
O.C.G.A. § 42-8-60 reads: “upon a verdict or plea of guilty or nolo contendere, but before an adjudication of guilt, the court may, in the case of a defendant who has not been previously convicted of a felony, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the defendant, defer further proceeding and place the defendant on probation as a first offender.”
You should not be considered a convicted felon while completing your sentence. However, the arrest will still show up on a...
An application may only ask about convictions. You would not be required to bring up past arrests. As depression is a medical issue, you would not normally have to answer questions related to health issues during the interview process. Talk with counsel if these issues hamper your job search.
I think it is important to follow your lawyer's guidance on this and not listen to what people in jail are saying. If you are convinced that your lawyer is not giving you good advice then consult with or hire a different one. The worst course of action is to make decisions on your case based on those of other inmates!
What this means is that he stopped getting credit for time being served on probation as of the date of the tolling order. Thus, if he had 6 months left on probation when the tolling order was issued, he will still have that time remaining when he is re-arrested (even if it is 10 years from now). This often comes back to haunt people who otherwise behave themselves after a conviction!
Someone always seems to get arrested when the police are called into a domestic disturbance. I agree strongly with Mr. Goldberg's advice about contacting an attorney and further caution that if your girlfriend has called the police once, it is likely that she will do it again. A one time charge is much easier to deal with than the second, third or fourth time she calls the police!
The First Offender Act provides the benefit of never having a felony on your record if all of the terms are successfully completed. However, if you are guilty of a new felony offense, the judge can revoke your first offender sentence and sentence you up to the maximum amount on the initial charge. You are entitled to a hearing on the both the revocation and the new hearing. The standard of proof is lower in the revocation hearing and a lawyer can explain your many options.
Assuming the contents were still in tact, an affidavit from the wallet's owner or an appearance on your behalf at court attesting to the safe return of said property should clear the issue up. I do not recommend speaking with authorities or to the magistrate court without assistance of counsel.