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Lee William Fitzpatrick

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  • How long does a judge take to sign off on a motion to terminate someone's probation?

    I asked my attorney if he can ask the judge to allow me an early termination because I have completed all terms. I was ordered a minimum of 2 years and have completed 4 months. He says the chances of an early release being granted is better if at ...

    Lee’s Answer

    Every judge is different and there is no official timeline for making a decision. I would agree with the other lawyers hear that most Cobb County Judges will make a decision within a few weeks. I also agree that asking for early termination after four months would not likely be judges will make a decision within a few weeks. I also agree that asking for early termination after four months would not likely be successful.

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  • Will a judge likely dismiss my husband from all parental responsibilities if DNA proves he is not the biological father ?

    He has not established a relationship w the 4 year old and I have encouraged him to seek legal action. She told him she would turn him over to the state to court mandate child support pmts. Also, he has asked her for DNA testing which she has not ...

    Lee’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    Your lawyer was the one to give you the best answer. Listen to your lawyer who told you that if he is not the father that he will have no responsibility for the child. That advice is correct.

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  • Can my misdemeanor officer contact my felony officer and tell them I had a positive drug screen and help them issue a warrant

    misdemeanor probation for disorderly conduct 15 weekends and 1600 dollar fine felony probation just call in status no reporting

    Lee’s Answer

    Yes, a PO can report any thing you do to your Felony PO and vice versa.

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  • Can I change my children's last name?

    Both of my children's biological fathers are in prison for years and have never been in their lives, I am about to marry and wanting to change their last names when I change mine.

    Lee’s Answer

    You will not be able to legally change the name of a minor child without consent of the father.

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  • I am under the 1st offender act on October 17 2017my probation ends. Do I have to file anything to restore my rights after that?

    I was wondering if after my probation on 1st offender is done and released by the court do I have to file anything with the court to have my rights restored? Or is it automatic?

    Lee’s Answer

    It is supposed to be automatic, but you would be smart to check with the clerk's office to make sure it's been done. Give it a few weeks after the expiration of the sentence. Thinking that it will be done on the exact day is probably asking for too much.

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  • When does my probation begin,after sentencing or my first meeting with my probation officer

    charged with first time offender act in savannah ga

    Lee’s Answer

    Your sentence begins on the day you are sentenced.

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  • Can they make a person sit in jail for a failure to appear, my boyfriend needs help right now. He has letters from his boss, the

    mayor, and the city councilman. They won't give a court date or a bond

    Lee’s Answer

    Yes they can. But he is entitled to a court date. He needs a lawyer who can get him in front of the judge to address the issue.

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  • I have court tomorrow... no lawyer.. it's my rain ment court date

    I have 4 charges. One being DV on step dad, other being battery can't remember other two. My mom and step dad sign paper for dismissal. I don't know how to pled or what to do

    Lee’s Answer

    You can probably get away with going to arraignment without a lawyer, just be sure to plead not guilty and ask for a jury trial. Then go get a lawyer. You may or may not need a jury trial, but you don't want to give it up now when you don't know what you need. Same for pleading not guilty. Even the guilty plead not guilty until they know what's going to happen. Now, I repeat. Go hire a lawyer. If you cannot hire a lawyer, go to the circuit defender's office on the second floor, get the paperwork you need to apply for a court appointed lawyer and make an appointment to meet with them (you will need to bring documents to that appointment, they will provide you with a list). Do NOT waste any time getting this done, you need a lawyer. These charges are serious and you could be facing jail time. You cannot count on the prosecutor dropping the charges just because your Mom and Step Dad signed a paper.

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  • What can I expect when I go to court?

    I was charged with purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor. I am a college student and this is my first offense. I am very nervous and scared of the outcome,

    Lee’s Answer

    Many jurisdictions have pre-trial diversion or first offender options for a first offense minor in possession charge. Consult with a local attorney who regularly practices in the court where you are charged to see what your options are.

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  • Can misdemeanor probation issue a warrant for non report?

    If you do not go to see your P.O on your given report date can they issue a warrant for you arrest I'm Cherokee co GA?

    Lee’s Answer

    Yes they can. If it hasn't been very long since the miss and if you have any kind of good will with the PO, call, apologize and set up a day to make it up -- maybe you can fix this before the warrant is issued. If the warrant has already issued, you should hire an attorney to help you with the revo hearing.

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