John Robert Lovell’s Answers

John Robert Lovell

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My son received a citation from college police for less than 1/2 oz. of m.j. DA advises diversion problem.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Lovell
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Have you called any attorneys? You should be able to find a reputable attorney who will handle such a simple matter for a reasonable fee. I agree that you should have an attorney watching your son's interests. There are other critical factors that an atttorney will examine.

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  2. Is this normal in GA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Robert Lovell
    2. Jack Ira Klein
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can still be convicted if the state is able to prove all elements of the charge. Taking the license is not an element of the charge. You need to address the issue that is causing the suspension.

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  3. Seeking a Pro Bono Attorney in GA to help me file Habeas Corpus in Gwinnett Co.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Merlinus Goodman Monroe
    2. John Robert Lovell
    2 lawyer answers

    As you are aware, when a noncitizen is charged with a criminal offense, it can have far-reaching consequences for them and their families. Minor offenses, even those involving no jail time, can subject a noncitizen to deportation, regardless of whether they are lawfully present in the United States. In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), the Supreme Court formalized a rule, already a standard practice, that attorneys must notify their clients of the immigration consequences of a...

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  4. How can I get a failure to maintain lane charge dropped

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Henry David Bullard
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. John Robert Lovell
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Like so many issues in life, this issue requires a cost benefit analysis. It sounds like you can beat this charge. However, you should consider whether the cost of attorney is greater than the cost of a fine. Also, you will need to consider collateral consequences such as increased insurance expenses. Additionally, beware of being placed on probation. I have seen persons placed on probation to pay a fine for a speeding ticket. The expense of probation turned the state into something akin to a...

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  5. How long is the maxium time you can get in jail if you violate your 6month probation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Thomas Klemens Almquist
    3. John Robert Lovell
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to consult an attorney licensed in Florida and preferably one who practices in Marion County. I'd endorse Harold "Hal" Uhrig at 407.8311956. I had a case that Hal handled in Ocala that I took over when the client moved to GA. Hal did a great job.

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  6. I WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF GAMBLING DEVICE 9 MONTHS PROBATION, 1COUNT MISDEMENOR

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sanford Allen Wallack
    2. Luis Alberto Guerra
    3. John Robert Lovell
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Wallack is spot on. If obtaining citizenship and possibly not being deported is a priority for you (and i suspect it is) you should run, not walk to an immigration attorney. There may still be time to undue any damage that may have been done.

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  7. Can I file civil suit for aggravated assault if I didn't press charges?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Chiles Tevis
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. John Robert Lovell
    4. Matthew Chase Swanson
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Tevis provided an excellent list of your options. Speak with a personal injury attorney in your area and inquire into whether you can obtain representation on a contingency basis. The consultation will be at no cost to you (other than time and travel). The attorney will likely try to determine whether there is a way to colect a judgment from the person who assaulted you.

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  8. I am being charged with 3rd degree forgery what do i do? Its in cobb county also

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Jason Rhoades
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. John Robert Lovell
    3 lawyer answers

    The other two attorneys are correct, you should seek legal counsel. Interview attorneys and ask if they have handled similar cases. Perhaps ask for a reference.

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  9. Can i sue for being arrestetd and the courts taking for ever with trials along with not reading me my rights when being arrested

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Robert Lovell
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    2 lawyer answers

    He certainly cannot sue for not having rights read. When rights are not read to a person who is in custody, it may prevent the state from using a statement made by the accused against him, but it creates no right to sue. I suggest that you contact a civil rights attorney to arrange a free phone or office conference to determine whether there is a case. I do not handle such cases but you can find attorneys who do on Avvo, lawyers.com, the local bar association and elsewhere. Good luck!

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  10. Do I need a criminal attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tina Marie Richards
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. John Robert Lovell
    4. McCracken Poston
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
    5 lawyer answers

    I have represented parties on both sides in similar cases. You do not want to be the person who, with little or no knowledge of the law, is going up against an attorney. I advise you to hire an attorney. I give you that advice without tryint to solicit your business. I am tied up the next two day getting ready for an oral argument (Moot Court on Thursday) in front of the GA Supreme Court on Monday.

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