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Tiffany Gail Adams

Tucker Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Bailjumping - New York State

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Tiffany Gail Adams
    2. Peter J Tomao
    2 lawyer answers

    It's because the state where the person failed to appear may not have known that the person was incarcerated else where. So when you miss a court date a warrant for failure to appear is issued. Once the person finally appears in the court that issued the warrant for failing to appear you can present your proof of incarceration from the other state and they should set aside the failure to appear warrant at that time. This happens because the systems aren't interlinked so unless they are...

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  2. On unsupervised probation. He just received a DUI in another county, but probation didn't show up. Should he notify his P.O.?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Tiffany Gail Adams
    3. Elmer H. Young III
    3 lawyer answers

    The terms of probation are that you should notify them of new charges. However if he is on nonreporting then I would advise him not to and only deal with it if the probation officer became aware and issued a warrant for his arrest. I say that because even though he is on nonreporting probation, the fact that he got a new arrest does violate his probation. If they become aware and issue a warrant the worst is that they could revoke the remaining time left and keep him in jail until it ends....

  3. Four people charged with the same crime, only three get cited?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kevin Feeney
    2. Tiffany Gail Adams
    2 lawyer answers

    It's unfair but unfortunately the officers have discretion on who they choose to cite. They don't have to arrest everybody and can pick and choose who they cite or arrest. Is it fair, no. Is there anything you can do about it, no. Now how that will effect the case down the line depends on the charges. However it happens everyday. Cops will see 10 cars speeding and only stop one. That's just how the cookie crumbles.

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  4. I got arrested for a DUI, No proof of insurance, dead motor vehicle inspection sticker and a registration violation.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jason M. Glass
    2. Tiffany Gail Adams
    2 lawyer answers

    There is a possibility especially if this is your first DUI. The other charges are usually just fines.

  5. Can you still negotiate plea bargains in the case of a minor DUI if you have a trial by jury?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Perez
    2. Travis S Jones
    3. Maurice Giro
    4. Tiffany Gail Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    The choice of going to trial is up to you not the prosecutor. If you don't want to go to trial you can negotiate a plea offer and plead guilty to the case or seek some other type of resolution. In GA, is you are under 21, if you blow over a .02 you are charged with DUI. First of all the legal drinking age is 21, so that could be why you are charged withe it. As far as the outcome, I suggest you hire an attorney and let them fight for you.

  6. Preliminary hearing

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. V. Iyer
    2. Robert Gerald Werking
    3. Tiffany Gail Adams
    3 lawyer answers

    I practice in GA but I presume they are the same. A preliminary hearing is a right that a defendant has to make the state show cause to the Judge that there is probable cause in the case and therefore the case should continue to State Court if it's a misdemeanor or felony court if it's a felony. In GA, if the Officer's do not appear at the preliminary hearing then a motion to dismiss can be made at that time. Or if the evidence presented doesn't meet the elements of the crime then the case...