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  • What should i do about a speeding ticket i got in turner county ga for $800

    the officer said i was going 84 in a 60 zone that is not true . i was over the limit maybe 70 to 75 but not 84

    Woodrow’s Answer

    Statr by calling the court to see if you can get it reduced over the phone to 79 mph. If you can't, go to court and negotiate with the prosecutor. If they still will not reduce, hire a local attorney.

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  • Can u get a simple battery sealed are pardon

    i have a simple battery charge. It is 11 year old but i can not go any farther in my miltary career.Is it any thing i can do

    Woodrow’s Answer

    The only thing you can do is apply for a governor's pardon or a presidential pardon.

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  • How to reopen a traffic ticket case

    I am a 19 year old male college studentand got a ticket in December 2009. It stated that I was going 65 in a 35. I found out later that this was a known speed trap. I was on my way home. I paid the ticket in Jan., on time. I did not appeal bec...

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    You will want to hire an attorney in Fort Valley. The attorney can move to withdraw the plea - at the very least, the attroney can file a writ of habeas corpus under the ospus you did not enter an knowing plea. You have six months to file a writ from the date of disposition. It is likely a local attorney may be able to handle it with a visit to the courthouse. Expect to pay.

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  • What can I do if my paper work from sentencing does not have my correct name or social security number?

    The paper work my probation officer gave me does not have my correct middle name OR my social security number. The offense was in Monterey, California. I currently reside in Georgia.

    Woodrow’s Answer

    You can file a motion with the court to correct a scrivner's error. Regarless, if you were arrested, it will attach to your fingerprints through a filing system called Offender Based Information Tracking System (OBITS). The court, not the GBI, would need to correct the error.

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  • If aplling for an id will the dmv know if u have a warrant?

    if i get a state id will the dmv know if i have a warrant in georgia

    Woodrow’s Answer

    No they will not.

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  • 40 mph in a 25 school zone. Violation of Code Sect. 40-6-181. 1st ticket in 14 years. $ fine? Insurance affected how? Fight?

    As stated in question. Thanks.

    Woodrow’s Answer

    You should go to court to negotiate a reduction. You only need the prosecutor or officer to agree to lower the speed by one mile per hour to avoid points on your license.

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  • What is the time limit in ga to reopen a speeding ticket?

    I received a ticket in 08 and I have my CDLs.This ticket is stopping me from getting a job.Is there any kind of way this case can be reopen to see if I can get it reduced.

    Woodrow’s Answer

    Your only relief will be an extraordinary motion for new trial (I have only heard of one beoing granted in 10 years). These are extremely rare. You need to show new evidence came to light wich was not known until now.

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  • What category does false imprisonment fall under, and when would a convicted person be eligible for parole?

    See above.

    Woodrow’s Answer

    False imprisonment is a felony offense in Georgia. You can receive 1-10 years in custody. All or none of it can be probated. If convicted and sent to prison, the parole board will look at a number of factors to determine parole eligibility.

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  • What's the sentence for felony man. of marijuana w/ intent to distribute? Can we use the first time offenders? Will it help?

    About four months ago I was at work and a search warrant was served on my home and 110 marijuana plants and some packaged marijuana was found in my home. My wife was at home, questioned, and arrested for manufacturing with intent to distribute. S...

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    With 110 plants you are likely looking at jail time. Manufacture of marijuana is 1-10 years. You would be elidgible for 16-13-2 (drug first offender) or regular first offender. It will be up to the judge to decide to let you enter a plea to first offender (and assuming you have little to no criminal history).

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  • Im on probation for 6 months but i got arrested for traffic violations what can i do to stay out of jail?

    Im on Probation for theft, and its only 6 months and i got caought driving with no license or insuranse but i was just driving to the gas station because my girlfriend got sick an was having an axiety attack. How can i not go to jail

    Woodrow’s Answer

    If you are on reporting proabtion and the second incident resulted in you being arrested and your fingerprints taken, it is likely the proabation officer will find out about the secind incident. In this situation, I would hire an attorney. The attorney may be able to contact the probation officer and schedule a walk in hearing in front of the judge. A walk in hearing with a VERY good excuse for driving may allow you to avoid jail time.

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