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Lee William Fitzpatrick

Kennesaw Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can you request first offender for a felony shoplifting charge in Georgia without an attorney?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Jim Mitchell Medley
    4. Horace Kimbrell Sawyer III
    4 lawyer answers

    First, let me encourage you to try everything that you can do to hire an attorney. An attorney will have the experience of working with the prosecutors in your area and will know whether the result you want is possible and how to get to that result. I know a criminal defense attorney in Statesboro, Keith Barber, who does an excellent job for his clients. Speak to him or any other attorney whom you feel comfortable with about cost and payment options. Don't assume that you can't afford an...

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  2. I was given a ticket for possession of marijuana less than an ounce what will be my punishment or fine?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Paul Jonathan Sieg
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You want to get a lawyer. The maximum penalty for this offense is 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. Your license will also be suspended if convicted. A lawyer will be able to tell you if you have a defense to the charge and if you don't, will be able to work out a resolution with the solicitor that reduces or eliminates the penalties you face.

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  3. Terms of Georgia supersedeas bonds Re : Post conviction Criminal cases

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    3 lawyer answers

    The terms of an appeal bond are whatever the trial judge wants them to be to ensure that the person does not abscond, does not commit a new crime and does not intimidate witnesses or others associated with the case. I do a lot of appeals and I can say that in my experience, post conviction bonds for felony convictions are pretty rare.

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  4. Bench Warrant

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Carl Santos Cansino
    4 lawyer answers

    Since there is a warrant, there is a chance you could be held until you were put on a court calendar and resolved your case. The no insurance charge can carry a fine of up to $1,000 although most counties will set it lower than that. Recorder's court clerk could probably tell you what there usual fine for that offense is. My suggestion is to hire an attorney who regularly practices in that court. The attorney should be able to set up a court date, get an agreement that you come in on that...

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  5. What kind of attorney do I need to file a civil suit against a company that forged my signature?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. John Arnold Steakley
    3. James Donald Garrett
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree you might not have any damages, but if you want to get an idea of what your options are, speak to an attorney who represents consumers or someone who lists plaintiff civil litigation as a practice area. Good luck.

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  6. I need a criminal defense attorney

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Flinn
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    4. James David Michael
    5. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
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    8 lawyer answers

    In addition to following the advice to get an attorney now, before you are arrested, you should also not talk to anyone, especially the person from your job.

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  7. Is it advisable to have a name change and new social security number (domestic violence) before a case is closed

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. Kathryn Mary Holton
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    You don't say why you are changing your identity. There is a legal process you most follow to get a name change and if you put the prosecution on notice that you are filing for that change I don't see right now how that would cause a problem, but my instincts tell me that unless there is some great need to do this now, you might be better off waiting until the criminal case is resolved before tackling this new legal issue.

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  8. Violated probation under first offenders for possession of marijuana. Likelihood of jail time and losing first offenders?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Arnold Steakley
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4. Jeffrey Dean Anderson
    5. Jesse Cole Kent
    5 lawyer answers

    The short answer is you need to get a lawyer. Your violations could result in both a revo of your first offender status and a resentence that includes jail. However, there are all kinds of factors that can effect this situation, and a lawyer will be able to help you present those to the court. I often try to put together a package to present to the judge that shows my client's plan to stay sober and compliant with the terms of probation. Now that you have messed up, the answer is not just...

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  9. Can anyone give me examples of shoplifting cases that have been dismissed due to "lack of criminal intent"?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. Troy Windel Marsh Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    If a prosecutor can be convinced that it was truly inadvertent, he/she can be convinced to dismiss the charges. Otherwise, you are looking at going to trial and convincing a judge or jury. Many, many years ago I won a judge trial where my client had been juggling too many items (she didn't get a shopping cart and stuck a package of gum in her purse to pay for along with several other more expensive items. Judge believed that she did not intend to steal the gum. You will for sure need an...

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  10. I been on the run for felony probation, my time is up the 31st of may 2014. if i turn myself in now what kind of time im facing

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. Nathaniel Michael Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    If your probation officer was in the least bit competent, he or she obtained a tolling order when you failed to report. A tolling order stops your time from running while you are on the run. Assume that you will owe the time that you have been on the run (from your post, approx. 3 years) which will begin only when a judge has lifted the order. The best answer for you is to get in contact with a local attorney for the jurisdiction where you were sentenced and see if something can be worked...

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