Jessica Katherine Stern’s Answers

Jessica Katherine Stern

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Georgia first offender-felony theft-white collar employment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brett Ladd
    2. David Edward Boyle
    3. Beau Andrew Worthington
    4. Jessica Katherine Stern
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with all of the answers previously given, but also don't want you to lose hope that you can continue on with a successful career despite your first offender sentence. The point of the previous answers was to prepare you for what you might encounter. There surely is no guarantee that an employer won't see it on a background check. You therefore should read any employment application carefully so that you can answer truthfully. Have you ever been convicted? No. If that's all it asks,...

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  2. Probation Violation

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Walter Procter
    2. Jessica Katherine Stern
    2 lawyer answers

    First offender probation is different from regular probation in that, anytime there is a violation of a special condition, a judge can resentence you up to the maximum amount that the statute carries for the convicted offense. If you were only sentenced to one misdemeanor charge than it would be 12 months. If it was multiple counts, the 12 months can be stacked on top of each other if the judge wishes. Do you know if the warrant/petition to revoke your probation has been filed yet? You...

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  3. How do i get criminal charges dismissed

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Holly Wilkinson Veal
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3. Jessica Katherine Stern
    3 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer to help you with this. One may not only be able to pursue this with the DA's office further, but also supply the parole board with documents that tend to show the unlikelihood of an indictment and the underlying weaknesses in the case. A good attorney can work both angles to achieve the best possible result. Good luck!

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  4. " How much jail time?"

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jessica Katherine Stern
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    Without making any statements or admissions related to payment of fines, you should contact each probation department to find out how much of a payment would be necessary for them to lift the warrant. Make sure you get the person's name who gives you this information. If you're able, pay the fines necessary for release. This amount may not necessarily be the full balance, but just the required payment to get him caught up. I doubt your husband has a bond, but if he does it seems you'd be...

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  5. Is it safe to say my brother is going to prison for a very long time???

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jessica Katherine Stern
    2. Todd Jason Allen
    3. George F. Mccranie IV
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on many different factors. One huge thing to consider is whether he was on "first offender" probation or just regular probation. The state would have to still prove its case under the applicable burden, but if he was on first offender probation he will be looking at much greater consequences with a lower burden of proof necessary.

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  6. HOW CAN ONE APPEAL A PAROLE REVOCATION DECISON

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jessica Katherine Stern
    2. George W. Brown III
    2 lawyer answers

    Parole decisions are difficult to overcome. The "parolee" has very little rights as opposed to a person on probation or someone facing new criminal charges on the trial level. The parole board looks at parole as a luxury to an otherwise prison sentence. Unfortunately, there are too many folks in your situation. There is not much an appeal process within the parole system, but having an attorney navigate this for in attempts to undue the affects of a waiver would be best. However,...

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  7. Statue of limitation on misdemeanor probation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jessica Katherine Stern
    1 lawyer answer

    A "statute of limitations" does not apply to probation, but rather the amount of time allowed by law/statute for the State to prosecute someone for a crime it has knowledge of. I believe you may be wondering how long of a time period can you get in trouble for not paying fines associated with traffic tickets that resulted in probation? Is that correct? The maximum for a misdemeanor sentence in Georgia is 12 months, so you would have only been placed on probation for 12 months (unless...

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  8. I am on B2...I-92 exp on 31st Jan 2014, Married a US citizen on the 13th Jan..Wht documents are needed for filing the petition??

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Jessica Katherine Stern
    3. Ajay Kumar Arora
    3 lawyer answers

    The instructions for the petitions can be found online, and they outline the necessary documents. However, as one of the other attorneys noted, there are still many ways to get this wrong. If your application is rejected you will have to file all over again and risk your current status expiring. Make sure to hire an experienced attorney right away. Please let me know if I can help.

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  9. I am a permanent resident and I was forced to sign paperwork to relinquish my green card!

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David Nabow Soloway
    2. Jessica Katherine Stern
    3. Aggie Rachel Hoffman
    3 lawyer answers

    This must be related to the claim that you've "abandoned your residency," meaning that you were outside of the country so long without significant ties here that it appears you no longer intend to make the U.S. your country of residence. A good attorney can carefully review your circumstances to see if there is a way to challenge this claim. If you are still here in Atlanta, I am happy to consult with you about your options. Are you scheduled for a court date here in Atlanta?

  10. When are active warrants seen by locals law agencies (police, courts, etc.)?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. David A Lipton
    3. Jessica Katherine Stern
    3 lawyer answers

    You first need to get the warrant lifted if you paid the citation. I think the trouble is going to be the proof of payment if the court clerk has records as unpaid. You should still be able to resolve this one way or another with a lawyer who is willing to take on the challenge. However, if you're talking about bringing suit against the jurisdiction for the error of a warrant, you'd need to seek out a civil rights attorney to bring a civil suit outside of the regular criminal process. Again,...