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Gerald Ashland Griggs

Decatur Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My fiancé and i left the country while she had two pending court cases, one that was pending indictment and the other

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    2. Michael Jason Rhoades
    3. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3 lawyer answers

    She needs to talk to an attorney asap. Typically it depends on the level of crime she was accused of, as to whether the bench warrant made it from GCIC to NCIC. She needs an Attorney to contact the court to see if there is a bench warrant and whether it can be recalled...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. Multiple pending felony and misdemeanor cases, help!

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    1 lawyer answer

    You should contact an attorney immediately. You have a bench warrant and can be arrested at any point.

  3. 6 counts misdemeanor theft by deception no prior record court in the morning what will the judge do

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Richard Nolan Blevins Jr.
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    3 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer. Never go to court especially on theft charges without counsel and please don't wait to the last minute when your future is at stake.

  4. If a parent is provoke and react by slapping a child.What is the charges

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Elmer H. Young III
    2. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    3. Arturo Corso
    3 lawyer answers

    Either battery, simple battery, or family violence battery, it all depends on the level of injury to the child. However, there maybe several defenses to any charge against the parent as Georgia allows reasonable corporal punishment by parents of a minor child.

  5. How do i explunge 2 mistermeaners

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Gladston Daniell
    2. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    3. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to contact a lawyer in both states to research the law in that State because those States may be similar to Georgia where a crimnal conviction i.e. guilty plea cannot be expunged.

  6. Is it true my record will say convicted on it under the first offenders act until i am off probation?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Edward Boyle
    2. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    2 lawyer answers

    Under First Offender, your adjudication of guilt is withheld and if you successfully complete the first offender then you will be discharged and acquitted. You can legally answer i have not been convicted of a crime. You need to pull your record from GCIC and correct that mistake asap. The arrest should only show now that you are on active probation.

  7. Is it legal for a person to have a Georgia's driver's license, but Flordia tags on their vehicles ?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    2. Arturo Corso
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes and No, it is illegal to live in the State of Georgia for longer than 30 days and fail to register any new or used vehicle in the State of Georgia that such person owns. Under OCGA 40-2-20(c) any person who fails to register said vehicle as required under the Code shall be guilty of a misdemenor. However, if the car is owned by the business the car should be registered where the business principal place of business is located, so to be on the safe side you may want to register the car in...

  8. IS THERE ANY LAWYER WHO CAN KEEP ME OUT OF JAIL I HAVE 3 KIDS KIDS AT HOME

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Boston
    2. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to contact an Georgia attorney, who will be able to look at the facts and maybe negotiate something with the District Attorney.

  9. Reduced charges?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ellis B. Klein
    2. Adam D. Zucker
    3. Carina Laguzzi
    4. Michael Andrew Burns
    5. Gerald Ashland Griggs
    5 lawyer answers

    If the charges have been reduced that means that the State either did not have sufficient evidence to prove greater charge or your attorney has bargained for a reduction. A pretrial conference's purpose is for the judge to hear the facts of the case from the State and the Defense, any mitigation evidence, and then determine what sentence he or she would give if a plea was entered.