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Jon David Haskin

Marietta Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. What can I expect from this recent misdemeanor cannabis charge in Georgia?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Jon David Haskin
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
    5 lawyer answers

    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,

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  2. When sentenced under the Ga First of offender act, while completing the terms, are you "convicted" by the court or case pending?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon David Haskin
    2. Joel Richard Beck
    3. Daniel Ellis Rice
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    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...

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  3. Blemish past and job/school applications

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brett Ladd
    2. John Albert Abom
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Jon David Haskin
    4 lawyer answers

    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.

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  4. What is the realistic prison time for 5 residential burglary, 5 Theft by taking and possession of firearm by felon?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Jon David Haskin
    2 lawyer answers

    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!

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  5. Would the case be dropped?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Jon David Haskin
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a very serious charge with potentially devastating consequences. Please heed everyone's advice and hire a lawyer immediately.

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  6. Toll order probation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Jon David Haskin
    3. Donald Clinton Turner
    3 lawyer answers

    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!

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  7. What could possibly happen to a person chrged with Family Violence- Battery

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Jon David Haskin
    3. Jody Louis Sellers
    4. S. Carlton Rouse
    4 lawyer answers

    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!

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  8. I'm on first offender for 7 years I violated it when I got another felony I only had 1 year left on probation what will happen

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Samuel Lynndon Morgan
    2. Jon David Haskin
    2 lawyer answers

    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.

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  9. I was caught on camera finding a wallet. I had no intention of stealing. I wanted to return the wallet to the owner....

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Christopher L. Malcolm
    3. Jon David Haskin
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  10. My step son is 16 and charged with theft by taking, it is his first offense. Can't afford a lawyer what should I do? Please help

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Jon David Haskin
    2 lawyer answers

    Public Defender's Office will provide guidance.

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