Stuart Matthew Mones’s Answers

Stuart Matthew Mones

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I received a 5 year confinement. 15 year probation split sentence. in 2000 and did boot camp and got out after 7 months

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Stuart Matthew Mones
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Jonathon Justin Majeske
    3 lawyer answers

    No. You were on parole for the rest of the 5 years you were sentenced to confinement. Your probation started after the parole ended.

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  2. Is it unethical for a court appointed lawyer, but not "Public Defender" to ask for additional money to ensure better results?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sanford Allen Wallack
    2. Stuart Matthew Mones
    3. Michael Jason Rhoades
    4. Noah Howard Pines
    5. McCracken Poston
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Yes.

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  3. I have received a notice of pre-warrant/probable cause hearing - should I have an attorney present?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stuart Matthew Mones
    2. Michael Jason Rhoades
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Bert W. Cohen
    5 lawyer answers

    Although the allegation seems silly, you should have an attorney present to make sure that your perspective gets heard by the judge. The pre-warrant hearing is a chance for both sides to speak to the court and then the judge decides whether to issue a warrant and have you arrested right then. An attorney can investigate, speak to witness, subpoena witnesses and evidence, and give you the best chance at the hearing.

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  4. Can an attorney in GA run a GCIC on me to see if I have any active warrants prior to my arrest?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stuart Matthew Mones
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    2 lawyer answers

    No. Only law enforcement can run a general check for a warrant statewide. However, if you know where you might have a warrant, it may be possible to find out by calling that agency.

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  5. Can my son avoid charges of being associated with a stolen vehicle even if he has no idea that it was stolen. See details below

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Stuart Matthew Mones
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Charles E.W. Barrow
    3 lawyer answers

    The best thing to do, if your son has not already been charged with the crime is to hire an attorney who can investigate the case and perhaps persuade the police that what he is saying is true. If he has already been charged, then he will need a vigorous defense to these very serious charges. If you would like, I would be glad to speak with you by phone or in person, at no charge, about what can be done to defend your son.

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  6. How long can the DA have you held in county jail without taking you to trial?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Stuart Matthew Mones
    2. Charles E.W. Barrow
    3. Kathleen Willcox Williams
    4. Jeffrey Lloyd Wolff
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a complicated question and cannot be answered definitively without a full consultation. However, generally the longer one is held in jail without trial, the stronger the motion to dismiss for violation of speedy trial rights may be. There are many factors that effect this so it is not a simple matter of showing that you have been detained a year. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible to help with both your motion to dismiss and the appeal if the motion is denied.

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  7. I have been charged with criminal trespassing FV because i broke a door at my moms house, can the charges be dropped

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Stuart Matthew Mones
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. George F. Mccranie IV
    4. J. Guy Sharpe Jr.
    5. Jennifer J Wirsching
    5 lawyer answers

    It is always possible that the prosecutor could elect to drop the charges. However, they typically do not. Your attorney has to do the legwork and present the issue correctly in order to have a chance at getting the charges dropped.

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  8. How long does it take to get to trial on criminal charges?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Stuart Matthew Mones
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. Jonathon Justin Majeske
    5 lawyer answers

    It depends on what county you are in. In metro Atlanta it wouldn't be unusual to take many years. It doesn't necessarily indicate one way or the other whether your attorney is "working hard enough" as they do not control the court's calendar. However, if you are concerned, you should contact your lawyer and discuss the status and your concerns over the progress of the case.

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  9. If a case is dead docket in State Court could it be indicted under the same indictment in Federal Court using the same language?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tina Marie Richards
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Stuart Matthew Mones
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    5. Steven Paul Berne
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes. A dead docket order does not terminate a case. The state could bring it back if it wanted to. However, even if it had been dismissed in the state court, the federal government could prosecute you.

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  10. Jury charge Regarding venue and verdict wrong any recourse? Have pub. Def.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Stuart Matthew Mones
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Jeffrey Lloyd Wolff
    4 lawyer answers

    A motion for new trial may be the quickest route to address the question; however, this is usually done before the trial judge. If the law is clear on the point and the facts are in your favor, this may be the route to take. More information is needed to make a determination about whether you have a good motion or not. You should contact an attorney immediately because the remedies available are all time limited.

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