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Beau Andrew Worthington

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  • Cert. of sarvice is filed with the filing of court papers or when giving to the police.

    need to file court papers . do i file the cert. of service then or after i take it to the police so they can searve my wife.

    Beau’s Answer

    I would agree with the previous answer insofar as it sounds like you probably need to retain an attorney. Civil law, specifically family law, is a difficult area to navigate even for attorneys. The answer to your questions depends specifically on where your case is procedurally. I would recommend hiring an attorney because once a case is complete, the results are permanent and modifying a court order can be difficult.

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  • Georgia first offender-felony theft-white collar employment

    I am one month away from finishing up my first offender probation for felony theft . I am going back to school in the fall and was wondering if I would ultimately be able to find professional ( ie white collar / office ) employment since I don...

    Beau’s Answer

    The First Offender disposition won't count as a conviction obviously but many employers have begun to ask questions relating to First Offender dispositions. As mentioned above, your mugshot and media information are likely still available on the internet, not to mention the court records are public documents. First Offender will prevent a conviction but won't "make it like it never happen". Being honest and upfront about it will be the best course of action as it is likely an employer could research your background in other ways than a criminal history search.

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  • If you have a outstanding warrant but the case has been dead docketed is that person entitled to a bond from the bench warrant?

    His current lawyer says the DA can't locate the files to give him a court date does this has anything to do with the bench warrant if he is already incarcerated in another county for probation violation?

    Beau’s Answer

    I would agree with the above answer, the dead docket is just a way of procedurally holding a case open. If the defendant is already serving a sentence for a probation violation then the chances of him getting out on a bond are slim. He may, however, be entitled to a bond once his probation sentence is served. An attorney would be able to tell the likelihood of these things happening once he or she looks at the files and gets an idea of how far along both cases are.

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  • What circumstance would an emergency hearing be needed to change child custody?

    mental and emotional abuse , child being assaulted and bullied at school and parent doing nothing about it , child put into special ed at school accidentally ? ? ? What would be proof of these circumstances ?

    Beau’s Answer

    The modification of custody requires a court, specifically a judge, to look at the "best interests of the child". To some degree this means comparing the relative situations between parents and, in the event that neither is adequate, exploring a third party as primary physical custodian. Only an attorney would be able to give you a detailed analysis of your current situation and explain the likelihood of a modification of custody.

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  • A few months ago,I recorded my child's mother stating she has had sucudial ideation. She said she stressed. What should I do?

    She still haven't recieved treatment for those suicidal thoughts. She also has a history of demestic violence. I wanna seek an emergency hearing. She did also mention her name in the recording. By law, she should recieve a evaluation, right?

    Beau’s Answer

    I would agree with the above answer that you shouyld have probably acted on this information sooner rather than later. I would also add that what you described may be grounds for some type of modification of custody if there's some type of danger to the child. As for the emergency hearing, you should probably be prepared to address the delay. You should seek the advice of an attorney to fully explore what rights and options you have available to you.

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  • I have a TOP filed against me ; however , the filer is the one who threatened my son and tried to run me over with his car .

    The last communication we had , was via text and he was responding and asking questions . He then said he was hurt and angry and not to contact anymore . I didn't . I sent an email to his wife prior to that day which she found the following da...

    Beau’s Answer

    You will want to hire an attorney to help with the TPO hearing. TPOs, if granted, can adversely affect your employment, your right to possess firearms, and, if you violate any of the terms (even by accident) you can be charged with a felony. If you have witnesses they will need to be brought to the hearing as well so that your side of the case can be presented.

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  • I was arrested 3 years ago for a DUI in Ga but it was dropped to reckless driving charge . I just got another DUI

    Will the DA look at my offense as a 2nd DUI or just a first time offense? Jail time?

    Beau’s Answer

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    It will be viewed as your first DUI, if your original case was reduced to reckless.

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  • What is the max time for arm robbery and kidapping,no one was hurt. The person was never caught but they still have charges.

    It was the offender first time ever getting in trouble.

    Beau’s Answer

    Life is the maximum.

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  • Refused breathalyzer test can a DUI be reduced with two priors?

    Refused a breathalyzer test for a DUI arrest but performed exceptionally well in the field sobriety tests. Having two priors more than five years ago can this be reduced to reckless driving considering GA House Bill 336 passed on July 1st 2008 suc...

    Beau’s Answer

    The decision to reduce DUI charges rests on many different things. One of those may be the number of prior DUIs you have. As pointed out, typically prosecutors are reluctant to reduce DUIs if you have any priors. It's not impossible, but it can be difficult to get it reduced. You will need an attorney to try to navigate these proceedings against you.

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  • I received a letter from probation instructing me to report on a certain day and time.

    I havent been to the office in a couple of months and i missed a couple of appointments. I tried numerous times to contact my probation officer and he never returned my call. The letter came from a new officer, whom I contacted. He asked for my a...

    Beau’s Answer

    Most probation officers will work with during your period of probation if you have extenuating circumstances come up (death in the family, loss of job, unexpected bills, etc.). If you don't report to probation, the likelihood of them trying to help you goes down exponentially. As for any potential warrants, you will likely need an attorney to check for you.

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