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Dawn Marie Belisle-Skinner

Dawn Belisle-Skinner’s Answers

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  • Is it possible to be paroled in less than 1/3 time?

    My husband was sentenced to 15 years with 3 years in prison on a technical probation violation. His original crime was possession of meth. He was on non-reporting status and moved within the county he was convicted. He did not know he was in viol...

    Dawn’s Answer

    Is it possible? Yes because the parole board does what they want to do. However, they are behind about six months in the review process so the likelihood of him doing less is not there unless he can hire an attorney to look into it.

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  • How can I obtain a waiver of prosecution?

    My spouse is in jail and he went to Magistrate court and found out his bail. I was in the process of getting a cosigner to bail him out but due to the age, it did not happen. He is looking at 3 months before his next court date. What are ways of g...

    Dawn’s Answer

    You need an attorney. I don't know what county he was arrested in but if Fulton county he should be in court sooner than three months. I practice there frequently. If not the. He needs an attorney to help with bond issue and his next court date.

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  • How long straight criminal case to close?

    My daughter violated a no-contact order in gwinette county and was arrainged a few days back. She had not been taking her medicines so she landed up in mess, What I understand that she can get charges dropped under first offender, There is nothing...

    Dawn’s Answer

    I practice frequently in Gwinnett. There are a lot of factors here than can help in getting her case resolved. Unless she has an attorney it can take way more than two months for this case to come to court. It can take up to six months. Having an attorney can help resolve it sooner. You can contact my office at 404-522-5056 for a consultation.

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  • Is missing a criminal court date for legitimate reasons any different if you miss your criminal trial starting date?

    I was on call for trial anyway.....

    Dawn’s Answer

    Yes. If the court did not have a legitimate reason for you missing your trial date, ie u were incarcerated or in the hospital, then a warrant was probably issued for your arrest. If u didn't have an attorney you will really need one now to deal with your warrant and your case.

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  • How can I get a felony charge down graded to a misdemeanor charge.

    I have 2 felony charges in GA. One I believed to be a forgery charge (depositing stolen checks into my bank account) and second theft from employee (they are accusing me of stealing a computer, the only evidence they have is a camera video leavin...

    Dawn’s Answer

    You will absolutely need an attorney and although it shouldn't matter, depending on what county you are in will determine how your case can be resolved. You need to hire an attorney that is familiar with dealing with prosecutors in the Atlanta area. If I can be of assistance please contact me.

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  • Does she need an attorney? Will this be on her record?

    My daughter was found to have less than an ounce of pot in her dorm by her RA. Given a citation violation 16-13-2 (B) by police dept. and accused of smoking pot in her dorm room she shares with a roommate.

    Dawn’s Answer

    She will need an attorney too many things are at risk. First, her license will be suspended/revoked for six months if she under 21. Also there are ways to either challenge the charge or work it out where it can be taken off her record and save her license.

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  • My son sold a televission he recieved from a friend to a pawn shop. Can he also get charged with burglary?

    The state is charging him with burglary because he sold this television to a pawn shop that was part of a undercover investigation. Prior to the discovery of the television beeing sold he and two of his friends were being investigated for the crim...

    Dawn’s Answer

    Your son needs an experienced attorney. He can be charged with party to the crime of burglary if it was pawned real close in time to when the burglary occurred. He can also be charged with theft by receiving stolen property. Get an attorney.

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  • I am being held without bail

    I am being held in the county jail on entering a auto, DA has offered a 5yr probation plea which I have turned down 3 times can the court refuse to grant bail?

    Dawn’s Answer

    The court can refuse bail but with that type of charge you should be able to get a bond unless you are on probation, have violated bond conditions etc. You need an aggressive attorney to motion for a bond and then you can consider the offer without feeling the pressure to take it because you are in jail. If you would like a free consultation you can call my office at 404-522-5056.

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  • Does a "first offender" read the same as a felony on your record? Does a first offender still have the right to bear arms?

    The conviction was for manufacturing and distribution.

    Dawn’s Answer

    While you are on probation you are technically not a convicted felon. You CAN NOT possess firearms while on this probation. Once you are completed successfully, you are not a convicted felon and you can have it expunged and you can then possess a firearm again.

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