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Regina Jeanette Matthews

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  • What do i do?

    i have a case for battery & disorderly conduct and i have a court date coming. But i also have a separate case n which i have a warrant out for my arrest. Will i be arrested if i appear in court, should i appear in court, what will happen. Do i ne...

    Regina’s Answer

    Have a lawyer with you for sure. I would not make the mistake of not going to the new court date because of the warrant. That would certainly make matters worse. Given that you could be arrested when you do appear in court though, I would definitely suggest having an attorney there with you. The attorney may be able to work out a reasonable bond for you. Good luck!

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  • What would be the best lawyer for a robbery by force charge?

    I have two brothers that are being charged with robbery by force over some headphones that cost $100. One of my brothers is already on probation i fulton co for burglary. While the other has no record. They also have a court date coming up for a p...

    Regina’s Answer

    I would certainly suggest hiring an experienced attorney who handles, or has handled, similar cases- particulalry for your brother who is already on probation. There is a lot at stake here. I agree with others that both brothers will need their own attorney. Please feel free to contact me for a quote. (404) 221-8888.

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  • I was arrested for shoving a man (simple battery which will be dropped) and after I was taken into custody I was never read my

    rights...I was then placed into a car where people came and opened the door where police had to warn them. The real deal is that a small bag of cocaine was found in my top shirt pocket. I never have been arrested for anything like this and I never...

    Regina’s Answer

    I agree with other attorneys who have commented. The fact that your Miranda Rights were not read does not provide any kind of viable defense for cocaine being found in your pocket. The Miranda warnings only become an issue if the police interrogate you and you make any type of incriminating statements.

    I also agree that in GA for a first-time offense with a small amount of cocaine that your attorney should easily be able to get you into a Diverison program so that the charges may be ultimately dismissed. Good luck!

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  • What is the statute of limitations for drug charges in georgia?

    I was arrested in December 2007 and February 2008 for possession of cocaine. I went to a 6 month rehab facility. I have tired several times to contact my public offender. Each time I was told the DA hasn't done anything. Now It has been over 4 ye...

    Regina’s Answer

    The Statute of Limitations for your class/type of case is 4 years. It definitely sounds like the state is within the statute of limitations. A plea to any charge, however, should not be taken lightly. Make sure that your attorney has explored any possible suppression issues and be sure there are no equal access concerns. Without knowing more about the facts, it is difficult to advise you as to how to proceed. I suggest speaking to your attorney further about the concerns you may be having.

    Congratulations on attending rehab and putting your family in the forefront. That is commendable!

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  • In Ga and I am the custodial parent. Am I obligated to contact Exhusband about the kids?

    My ex has finally decided to support his kids after several years of running from the state. He's remarried now and used to contact me on the job but they stopped him after he began harrassing them to get me on the phone. He has a relatives number...

    Regina’s Answer

    I would have to agree with the other attorneys that have chimed in. As long as you follow what the Order requires you to do, you are not in Contempt. I would make sure your Ex has your contact information; but it is completely up to the non-custodial parent to initiate visitation if he so desires. You are under no obligation (unless your Order states otherwise) to intitiate such contact. Good luck!

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