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  • I have cases coming up and I need legal help, but, I am a college student on a budget. How do I find a good affordable lawyer?

    2 cases: 1 on Sept 6 (Probation revocation). 1 on Oct 17 (new charges for driving on susp. license and expired tags). The first case is due to the charges on the second case.

    Holly’s Answer

    Most lawyers will also accept payment plans. I agree with the previous post that you should find a lawyer you are comfortable with. Feel free to call my office for a consult at 678-369-1804.

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  • Can I make a motion to dismiss at arrangement in Georgia?

    Hello. I'm just soliciting general information from an attorney gracious enough to indulge. I was arrested for shoplifting a month after the fact. I have a brother, whom I suspect did the shoplifting, and we basically look like twins. I have a w...

    Holly’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues about the need for an attorney. However I you choose to go at it alone the only person who has the ability to dismiss your case is the prosecutor. You can plea your case to them. Keep in mind that anything you say to them can and will be used against you.

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  • If my first offender was revoked can I have it replaced?

    I was on probation but violated with a minor charge, my first offender was revoked.

    Holly’s Answer

    Once the judge adjudicates you guilty and takes your first offender there is no way to have it restored.

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  • Aggressive driving violation

    I had a lady report me to a police officer and stated that i was following her and driving agressively, when in fact she was the one driving that way. I explained that to the officer but I was written a ticket for aggressive driving. She had no w...

    Holly’s Answer

    Hire an attorney and fight it.

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  • First offense possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce June 29th 2012 in Gwinnett County

    My car was searched at a road block off of I-85, and I received a traffic ticket for possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce, my record is clean and i've never been in any other trouble. What is going to happen?

    Holly’s Answer

    If you fight the charge and win then nothing will happen. If you decide to enter a plea then you would be eligible for first offender probation which allows you the opportunity to keep your record clean if you are successful in the program.

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  • My fiance was arrested for criminal trespassing in his house, and is not guilty. can he get violated on probation for this?

    things were broke by me and i blamed him, then took it back into my hands told them it was me and now he is in jail and has to prove he isn't guilty. can probation violate him for this even if proven not guilty, or can the violation be dropped onc...

    Holly’s Answer

    Any new charge can violate his probation and the standard of proof is much lower.

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  • Just violated his probation a second time. Has completed all term except fine pymt. He is incarcerated. Can pay fine ???

    What are georgia laws for second violation

    Holly’s Answer

    There are no set laws on how much time is given for a probation violation. It is within the discretion of the judge. You should contact the probation officer and try to pay it. If he tells the judge he can pay, he may return him to probation without taking any more time since he is otherwise in compliance.

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  • What do i say at the dds hearing

    im on diability and have no money for a lawyer so what do i say at the dds hearing ....how do i get a lawyer?...what if i cant afford one.... can anyone help then?...I know i need a lawyer im not dumb .....are there any lawyers willinjg to t...

    Holly’s Answer

    If you are over the limit and the cop shows up at hearing, you have two options, you either promise to plea in exchange for the withdrawal of the DDS suspension or you have a hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to prove that the officer did not strictly adhere to the law as it relates to the reading of the implied consent law. When you get to the court to answer for the DUI then you can get a public defender to represent you.

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  • What do i say at the dds hearing to keep my licens

    I had a implied consent

    Holly’s Answer

    Unless you have expertise in DUI law, you need to hire an attorney.

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  • Is a 10 year split sentence still considered a 10 year sentence?

    Does parole and/or probation still count as part of a sentencing?

    Holly’s Answer

    Yes it is still considered one sentence, however the probation part of the sentence will not start until after the parole portion has ended. For example, if you are sentenced to 10 serve 3 in the DOC. if the DOC releases you after 2 years you will be on parole for 1 year and after that year your 7 years of probation will start.

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