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  • I was charged with aggravated stalking

    the victim called my phone I * 69 back which called his phone I was arrested cause I called his phone I said nothing when I called

    Anthony’s Answer

    Obtain your phone records and immediately obtain an attorney to assist you with this case. Aggravated Stalking charges are very serious, and many Judges will hold defendants without a bond when they are arrested on this charge. You are fortunate that you are out of custody and are able to get your legal defense moving. You are looking at a potential 10 year sentence pursuant to O.C.G.A. 16-5-91. I suggest you act accordingly.

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  • I am charged with conspiracy to violate georgia controlled substance act. I requested a drug test from judge at first appearance

    I wanted to prove im not on drugs. Judge granted request an court ordered test to be done before i bonded out that day. Jail would not give me test. Can my case be thrown out beause of this?

    Anthony’s Answer

    No, the situation you describe will not result in your case being "thrown out". Having practiced in Douglas County for many years, I can also tell you that you are in one of the toughest jurisdictions in the entire metro Atlanta area to face criminal charges. I suggest you hire an attorney immediately.

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  • I got a dui in 2000 in south Carolina. I got another dui in paulding county Georgia in 2012. Twelve years apart.

    The prosecutor is asking that I do 30 days. I have a child that is handicapped, who has multiple seizures. Can I serve my time on the weekends so I can care for my son during the week.

    Anthony’s Answer

    It will depend on the Judge hearing your case. I have had certain Judges in that jurisdiction allow weekend serve time before, but it is completely within their discretion whether to allow it in your particular case. If you do not have a lawyer you need to contact one immediately. I practice regularly in Paulding County. If I can help you let me know.

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  • What should my 19 year old daughter expect to pay in attorney fees for her first DUI?

    My daughter, a college student with a part time job, was arrested and charged with DUI last weekend. She's never been in trouble before. She cannot afford attorney fees nor can I. Her 1st court appearance is in 5 days. She and her friend were se...

    Anthony’s Answer

    First, you need to be aware that in Georgia she only has 10 business days to request an Administrative License Suspension hearing. That means you need to get her in to see someone as soon as possible. Fees will range greatly depending on the attorney. Many will work payment plans with you, and most will give you a free consultation on DUI cases. I handle cases in Carroll County so let me know if I can help. 770-943-1106.

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  • How much it will i get if i was charged with a felony of burgulary and I'm a juvenile BUT I WAS AN ACCESSORY?

    The item a stole cost more than $500 But less then $600

    Anthony’s Answer

    Be aware that in Georgia, if you are 17 or over that you are considered an adult for criminal law purposes. There are also many scenarios where you can be charged as an adult at much younger ages. If you are under 17 you will be before the Juvenile Court on a first lifetime burglary charge. Being a party to a crime is the same as committing it yourself in Georgia so that is not going to be a defense. It is important that you get a lawyer to help you as soon as possible. If you cannot afford one, Juvenile Courts are usually very good about appointing attorneys in these matters.

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  • How do i request for my two boys to be returned home after me and my husband both signed a voluntary safety plan agreement

    we both did not pass a drug test or how do we go about ask for over night vists

    Anthony’s Answer

    A Safety Plan signed with DFCS is an agreement that typically gives you certain rules, and states what DFCS wants you to do in order to clear up the problems that DFCS believes they have found in your home. If you do not agree to the plan, DFCS will often take the child / children into care and a court date will be scheduled with the Juvenile Court. DFCS will then present its case to the Court to see if the child / children are "Deprived" and in need of protection. The parent will also have an opportunity at the hearing to show the court why DFCS has it wrong, and why the child / children should come home. It can all be very confusing for someone who does not spend a lot of time in the Juvenile Court. I suggest you speak with an Attorney well versed in Juvenile Law if you feel that the DFCS Safety Plan is not appropriate.

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  • Hello! I just received a large lump sum child support payment. Should I just put this money in savings, or invest it?

    I know I do not have to pay taxes on this money, but will I if I invest it? I don't want the money to be "locked away", as my son is 12 and I would like for him to be able to use the money for his 1st car and college, IF he chooses to go to colle...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Your question is really better suited for a CPA / Financial Planner. There are many options out there and it is easy to get confused. A good Financial Planner should be able to help you sort through the confusion and answer your questions.

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  • My Husband is coming for a weekend visit to see his baby. Can I just be unavailable? Will this hurt me in the divorce?

    I left my husband while he was at work in Texas, and drove to my moms in Georgia with our 2 month old baby. He is not a nice man! I have filed for a separation maintenance in Georgia but he has not been served yet in Texas. He is now planning on v...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Your description leads me to believe that there may be a history of family violence. If so, you may need to seek a Temporary Protective Order. Your question does not state how long you have been in Georgia but there are also time / residency requirements that must be met when filing certain types of actions. You need to immediately speak with an attorney to generate an appropriate plan. Good luck.

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  • If I have primary custody, is it required I still pay child support if we split time 50/50?

    In any child custody case, I was told someone always has to pay child suppory

    Anthony’s Answer

    In Georgia it depends. There are many factors weighed in determining child support. The Georgia Child Support Guidelines state that when the child resides with each party 50% of the time, the parent with the greater child support obligation is the “Non Custodial Parent”. When the support obligations are equal (in a 50% custodial time arrangement), the Court is to determine who the "Non Custodial Parent" is for child support purposes. What you are describing is not something you want to tackle alone. Speak with an experienced Family Law attorney. There are many ways to address the situation, but all require a firm grasp of the Child Support laws. Good luck.

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  • I jsut got arrested for MIP. If I am on probation for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, will I be able to go out of state?

    Im a senior in high school and I got accepted to a school out of state. This is my first offense. Will I be able to go out of state if I'm still on probation?

    Anthony’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to help you with this matter. There are many ways to handle these types of cases and depending on the facts you could end up with a license suspension if you do not handle it the right way. Many lawyers provide free consultations. Call a few until you find one that does, and then sit down with them to discuss your facts, options, and fees. Call me at 770-943-1106 if I can be of assistance. Good luck.

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