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James L. Paisley

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. How long can they hold this DUI over my head without my trial?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James L. Paisley
    2. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. Justin Spizman
    4 lawyer answers

    This is typical for Fulton County. They mark every file when it comes in and just before the statute of limitations of 2 years is up, its flagged and then they file the accusation as required by law to comply with the SOL. It looks like they filed in time. All hope is not lost. Your arrest by GTPD could be very suspect and have 4th amendment issues with respect to whether or not the roadblock complies with 4th amendment protections. For a roadblock to be legal there are 5 very strict...

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  2. Is it too late to get my DL back after DUI arrest and how do I find out the info that I lost?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James L. Paisley
    2. Brett Ladd
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    1st - If April 3rd was your arrest then you need to submit that appeal letter to the GA DDS immediately. You have 10 business days from the date of arrest in GA so whatever you do please appeal that right now. You must include a payment for $150.00 to appeal the suspension. Second, If you have lost your citations then it would help to know which agency arrested you. When I have had this situation before with my clients, If I was able to call the clerk of the jurisdiction they were in and get...

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  3. Can I get help on a Turner County GA speeding ticket if I know I was going 89/70 and they cited me for it?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James L. Paisley
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Royce Brent Bishop
    4. Matthew Benjamin Bennett
    4 lawyer answers

    I think Turner is going bananas lately with tickets. This is the second Turner post I have seen today, so I will post the same answer. Sorry about your tough 3 months - hang in there! A lawyer that knows Turner County State Court or the City of Ashburn well will know how to fight this ticket for you. Unless you are under 21, a lawyer familiar with Turner County should be able to get the speed reduced to 84, and sometimes they can get the fine reduced as well. All this can be done without you...

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  4. Lost my ALS License Hearing? What do I do, and what will happen?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Justin Spizman
    2. Brett Ladd
    3. James L. Paisley
    4. Michael Jason Rhoades
    4 lawyer answers

    Ironicallly I dealt with this issue recently at an ALS hearing. I had a client who was convicted 2 years ago in metro Atlanta and 6 months ago she was unlucky enough to get stopped and arrested again for DUI. BAC was .100. In her case she needs to drive to work so keeping her DL was most important. If you are convicted of a 2nd DUI its a 1 year hard suspension with no permit. However if you lose the ALS hearing (before you are convicted) you can qualify for a renewable 30 day permit until the...

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  5. Is it worth going to a jury trial with a Judge who rejected a plea offered by the solicitor.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James B. Hernan
    2. Justin Spizman
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. Brett Ladd
    5. James L. Paisley
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Gentlemen, These are excellent responses, and I applaud your professionalism. This is my client, and I asked him to get the opinion of fellow DUI lawyers because my recommendation was go to trial. I know some of you but others I only know from this sight. This particular Judge slept on it and for whatever reason and has agreed to accept the reduction. If you know who this judge is then please do not hold this case against him, as its refreshing to see a judge reconsider rulings. Thank you!...

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  6. Traffic ticket court incorrect statements made on citation by officer? can it be dismissed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James L. Paisley
    2. James B. Hernan
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Hernan's response. The only thing I would add is that with a 13 over the only way it would be reported is if you hold a commercial driver's license. If you do not then when / if you pay this ticket, it will disappear and your insurance company will never know about it. Sorry about the ticket, and good luck.

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  7. Failure to Appear issues for unpaid speeding ticket(GHP)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. James L. Paisley
    3. Janice Fabiana Alfred
    3 lawyer answers

    I would recommend calling the GA DDS and figuring out all the tickets that are suspending your DL. Then I would contact a local lawyer and so you can be properly advised of the consequences of paying a ticket or seeing if the tickets can be put back on the docket for a favorable resolution. After the outstanding tickets are resolved, you should be eligible for reinstatement of your DL. Lastly, when your DL is reinstated, contact that same lawyer that helped you before and have him/her go to...

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  8. Can I get reduced traffic tickets? I received 5 citations for crossing center line on two lane road.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Linton Stephens Johnson III
    3. James L. Paisley
    3 lawyer answers

    I would assume that this cop just loaded you up with several overlapping charges. More than likely many of these tickets can be merged into the others and hopefully with good representation all but one or two would go away. I agree with all the responses above. You NEED a lawyer. Jim Paisley www.atlanta-ticket-lawyer.com

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  9. I received a speeding ticket in roswell georgia. 60 in a 35. must appear in court. help

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James B. Hernan
    2. Keith Samuel Hasson
    3. James L. Paisley
    3 lawyer answers

    I also agree with them. If you go on your own, the prosecutor you will likely speak with is Krista. She is very professional and will treat you with respect but she can be tough. She will likely look at your driving history to make a decision on reduction. I am of the opinion that she can tougher on those that are unrepresented and can give them a hard time about reductions. If you don't hire an attorney before your court date, I would consider taking the GA basic DDS Defensive driving school...

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  10. "Too Fast For Conditions" citation in a Construction Zone. Do I go to court or just pay? I'm not sure how to approach this.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Musa Munir Ghanayem
    3. George F. Mccranie IV
    4. James L. Paisley
    4 lawyer answers

    I would say it depends on what statute he wrote the ticket under. If the officer wrote it under 40-6-180 then James Yeargin is correct and according to DDS is a non-reporting zero point offense. If it was written under 40-6-181, then It would be reported but should not carry points because points are assessed only for speeds 15mph + over the limit in GA. Never hurts to have a lawyer take a look at it. I actually saw a guy's record once say "Too Fast For Conditions" for a ticket in GA because it...