Benjamin David Goldberg’s Answers

Benjamin David Goldberg

Mableton Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Do I need a lawyer to attend may first court date?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    3. Justin Spizman
    4. Brandon Michael Rosenbloom
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    You needed a lawyer on August 9th. If you cannot afford one, request a public defender, and do so before your next court date. Otherwise, you will have to figure out how to hire a lawyer before next week so you can avoid drawing the ire of the judge.

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  2. I have a court hearing in Hall County, Georgia for a dui. I am out on bail now. What would happen If I took a job 5 states away

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Michael David Barber Jr.
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    Possibly. It would be up to Hall County to decide whether they want to spend the money on extraditing you. Knowing how serious Hall County treats DUIs, I would say it is likely. Not to mention you would have a bondsman after you. In any event, why would you want this hanging over your head the rest of your life? You need to deal with this. The case will not go away just because you disappear. DUIs can be contested in many, many ways. You may have a good defense. Don't make a rash...

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  3. Can the district attorney wait till the day of trial to dismiss the case and drop all charges?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Greg Lavender
    3. Jesse Cole Kent
    4. Larry Wilcutt Fouche
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    Yes, they can. Whether or not they will is a question you should ask his lawyer.

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  4. Do I need to be present for my arraignment or is this something my lawyer can handle without me?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. Jason W. Swindle
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
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    Most courts will permit waivers of arraignment which, if done in advance, means neither the defendant nor the attorney needs to show up. This is something you should ask your lawyer about, because it depends on the jurisdiction and the judge. If you don't have an attorney, you need to appear at the arraignment and request for a continuance to give you time to hire a lawyer or request a public defender. Hopefully you have an attorney at this point. If not, hire one immediately.

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  5. What are my chances of getting my .09 charge reduced or dismissed.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Zachary Walter Procter
    2. Patricia Gabrielle Abbott
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    5. Roger C. Wilson
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    Getting it dismissed is possible but unlikely. Getting it reduced, or fighting it at trial with expert testimony regarding the variance you describe, is more likely. Get yourself a lawyer ASAP.

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  6. I was arrested for a traffic violation and I plead not guilty. I have court tomorrow and I don't have a lawyer what should I do?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David Michael Lawler
    2. David Edward Boyle
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    5. Dean George Tsourakis
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    You have really waited until the last minute. This makes judges unhappy. You should have already requested court appointed counsel by now. If not, ask the judge for more time.

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  7. I was pulled over after an accident at gunpoint and cited for DUI and an open container, even though I refused a breath test.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Douglas Brooks Rohan
    2. William Travis Towe
    3. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    4. Noah Howard Pines
    5. Benjamin David Goldberg
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    Though you have not asked a question, the answer is: hire an experienced DUI lawyer in your area.

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  8. Im on probration

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Before you get your probation revoked, file a motion asking the Judge to let you work off your fines by performing additional community service. The Judge has the authority to do this. This will be hard to do on your own. Ask the attorney that represented you about this. Otherwise, sometimes probation officers will point you in the right direction. In the meantime, report to probation every time you are told to and make your best efforts at paying this off.

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  9. If a defendant declares themself not guilty at arraignment is it mandatory that the case go to trial?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Flinn
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. Donald F. Hawbaker
    4. Bernadette Camille Crucilla
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    99% of defendants plead not guilty at arraignment, and 90% of those people never go to trial.

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  10. Was arrested for dui after an accident my first offense bac.27 what are my options need my license to work and family

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Bill W. Crecelius Jr.
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5. Jeffrey Dean Anderson
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    Hire a lawyer immediately. There are many ways to challenge a DUI charge, and many lawyers experienced in investigating those issues. Call a few lawyers. Most, including myself, will give you a free consultation.

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