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  • Would the case be dropped?

    Say a person was charged for sexting/possible possession of child pornography and the party that is charging the defendent was guilty of purposefully sending those pictures, would the case be dropped since both parties are equally guilty?

    Jon’s Answer

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

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

    Arraignment is in a month and I live in Georgia. I'm an EMT in medic school with 2 past mis. cannabis in Florida 5 years ago. Is there any way to make this go away with community service,money,etc? What can I expect as far as sentencing? They lite...

    Jon’s Answer

    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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  • I was charged with possession of a gram of marijuana and paraphenilia in North Carolina but I am a resident of Florida.

    I can't afford a lawyer and they will not appoint me one if I'm not there in person. This is my first offense I don't have so much as a speeding ticket. What should I plea?

    Jon’s Answer

    I am not a lawyer in NC but suspect that one could help you get some sort of diversion or first offender treatment. Talk to a public defender in the County you are charge in NC.

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  • 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

    Don't have no more detail

    Jon’s Answer

    Public Defender's Office will provide guidance.

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  • Speedy trial violation in georgia

    what are my options for finding relief from a constitutional speedy trial violation in georgia, can you no longer directly appeal, and what if there is obvious error on the part of the judge?

    Jon’s Answer

    Barker v. Wingo is a US Supreme Court decision that discusses the factors that must be considered when analyzing constitutional speedy trial violation. It is done on a case by case basis and length of time is just one of the four factors considered. You should speak with a lawyer about the specifics in your case.

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  • I been paying my PO in al for 5yrs now and they came into my house and took me to jail and charged me as escaped fugitive

    I was charged in GA but I stay in Ala my sister signed for me to come and stay with her and like I said I've been paying my PO why am I being charged as a escapee or charged at all when they knew where I stayed and I've been paying them I would ha...

    Jon’s Answer

    The probation office will have records of your payment schedule and the address you have with them on file. I am hoping you kept records of payment and communications so that you and your lawyer can show probation, the prosecutor and the Court that you have not violated probation.

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

    so I dropped it in a mailbox. Next day, police said I was trying to steal. Now I have to appear in front of a magistrate. Any advice?

    Jon’s Answer

    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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  • Does Cobb County, Georgia Probation do random testing on weekends? I am on non-reporting status but don't want to make a mistake

    This is for reckless driving (reduced from DUI) and they put me on non-reporting the first time they met me, two months after my court date.

    Jon’s Answer

    Assume the answer is yes and don't subject yourself to the possibility of incarceration. Your probation won't last forever and at least it is better than being in jail.

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  • First offenders act in ga 1998 i completed my sentence /probation . years later i was charged with a similar charge

    purchasing marijuana was my charge i went first offenders in 1998 in georgia after completing my sentence/probation an was release. similar charge but misdeameanor did that revoke my first offenders

    Jon’s Answer

    If you completed all of your requirements under the first offender act then you would never have been adjudicated guilty. The new charge will have no impact on that which was already completed. Talk to a lawyer about limiting the impact of the new charges.

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