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Jessica Katherine Stern

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Arrest on charges, parole revoked so still in jail, but havent been indicted on the so called charges i was arrested for?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David Edward Boyle
    2. George F. Mccranie IV
    3. Jessica Katherine Stern
    3 lawyer answers

    The problem with parole, and I hate to say it, is that you have very little rights. The state looks at parole as a gift. You were sentenced to a certain amount of time and they released you early. Any little thing can be the basis for a parole revocation and there is very little, to nothing, that can be done about it. Parole doesn't follow statutory or case law. It is an administrative body that is run extremely conservatively. There isn't even a "burden of proof" that is used when deciding to...

  2. I have The chargs of cruelty to children 1ST Two time and aggravated assauit and family violence battery

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jessica Katherine Stern
    2. Andrew Brian Margolis
    2 lawyer answers

    Sentencing completely depends on the county, judge, district attorney and overall factual scenario of your case. There is no easy answer to your question, but there are a few things to consider. With the charges you have, you are looking at a sentencing range of anywhere between 5 to 20 years IF convicted. However, luckily for you these charges do not carry any mandatory time in prison - so any part of this sentence could be sentenced on probation, as a suspended sentence, or in...