The maximum punishment for each Aggravated Assault in Georgia is 20 years in prison. Since police officers allegedly in the performance of their lawful duties are the alleged victims there is also a 5 year minimum if convicted. See O.C.G.A. 16-5-21 for more information. He should call an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
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.
From your description it sounds as though your cousin has a valid defense and should seek an attorney immediately. I have previously been successful in getting matters such as these dismissed at the warrant application hearing. Needless to say, having an attorney at the hearing will be of great benefit to your cousin. The fact that she has a newborn to care for, and other small children, will only be of relevance to the issue of bond. If you would like to discuss the matter in greater...
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.
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.
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...
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.
If you cannot afford an attorney then ask to be interviewed for a public defender. I would however recommend at least calling a few attorneys to get price quotes. Many attorneys provide free consultations on criminal cases, and you may be surprised to find that you can afford a private attorney after all.
You each should have your own attorney in this matter. Family Violence convictions are very serious and can have long lasting effects on your ability to obtain work and / or possess a firearm. With proper representation you stand a good chance in court if the arresting officer was unable to decide who the primary aggressor was in this situation.
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.