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Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How long the court process takes in Gwinnette county(superior court).

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    2. Michael Jason Rhoades
    3. Jessica Katherine Stern
    3 lawyer answers

    I practice in Gwinnett often. If part of you getting a bond was the ankle monitor then I would not even attempt to try and get it removed unless you have been on it for a minimum of 6mos. At that time you can have an attorney speak to the monitoring company and then maybe do a bond modification to remove the ankle monitor. As far as indictment time is concerned, it has been averaging about 6 months to indictment unless you have an attorney that will speak to the prosecutor.

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  2. What is the statute of limitation in Georgia pertaining to statutory rape?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. James B. Hernan
    3 lawyer answers

    The Statute of limitation for Statutory Rape is 7 years. If case pending since May of this year it is still fresh in the minds of the criminal justice system and they may be investigating or trying to contact the victim to decide if it will be indicted or not. The person charged should get an attorney for this case even though it has not been indicted yet. Sometimes talks before indictment can take place between the attorney and the prosecutor that may prevent the case from being indicted.

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  3. My boyfriend is in immagration but he only went to jail for public drunkness an they move him to north ga

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    3. Young Ah Ri
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney that deals with immigration and criminal issues.

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  4. What should an inmates motion for reduced time on a probation revocation case? In the state of GA.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    2. Kristen Charrise Quinton
    2 lawyer answers

    He definitely needs an attorney to do this for him. There is a lot more to just typing up something. If he really wants a shot at getting reduced time, he needs someone who has the skill to file and argue that on his behalf.

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  5. If i go into a drug program for convicted felony for possession of controlled substance, do i have to sit in jail waiting?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    You question has many parts to consider. If you have already pled to the charge and you are out on bond then it looks like you would wait outside of jail because if the Judge wanted you to wait in jail that's where you would be now. If you have NOT pled yet, there are several things that can happen: 1) if it a drug court program you probably will be allowed to wait for space in the program without going back in jail. 2) If it is NOT a drug court program but part of your plea depending on how...

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  6. Can a person be charged with burglary and theft by receiving stolen goods on the same crime.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    3. Shannon Denise Briley
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. Most prosecutors will charge both charges because the theft is a lesser charge to burglary.

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  7. My freind being charged with 4 counts of residental burgulary what is his most likely sentence

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Jason Rhoades
    2. Charles E.W. Barrow
    3. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    4. John Leif Fossum
    4 lawyer answers

    Burglary carries 1- 20 years for each incident. If he has no prior convictions he can get probation or he can be made to do some jail time. You definitely need an attorney to help him resolve his case in a way that will not mess him up in the future by having a record. If you need an attorney feel free to contact my office at 404-522-5056.

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  8. How does first offenders work in GA? I was told the arrest ill be there but no conviction. But to use court paperwork to explain

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Holly Wilkinson Veal
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with others. Your probation officer has to submit the discharge paperwork BUT once that is done you may still need to do additional paperwork to make sure it is removed from your criminal history so others can not see it. Law enforcement will always be able to see it. You should hire an attorney to help you with that paperwork to make sure your record is cleared.

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  9. Dating [Curious]

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    2. Thomas Dee Wight
    3. David Edward Boyle
    3 lawyer answers

    It is legal for you to date whether the parents like it or not. I would comment to say that if what you say is true(about sex) I would leave it that way for a while since the parents have mixed feelings about you. However, she is legally eligible to date someone of your age.

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  10. Should the sentence be jail or probation for a first felony according to the details provided?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Chinwe N. Foster
    2. Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner
    3. Tina Marie Richards
    3 lawyer answers

    Usually if its the first time it would just carry a probable probation sentence. However, everything depends on the facts, the prosecutor and the Judge. He definitely needs to get an attorney to help him/her negotiate the case.

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