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Sanford Allen Wallack

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  • If I hire a lawyer to help with my fiances probation revocation, will it make any difference?

    My fiance is on first offenders probation. He got in trouble for somethin he was innocent on, but his probation violated him an sent him to a work release center. He escaped. Got a year for escape. His probation is trynna get some probation revoke...

    Sanford’s Answer

    Hiring a lawyer in general or any specific lawyer does not guarantee that the outcome will be any different or that it will be successful. Hiring a lawyer, however, greatly increases the chances of a better outcome. While hiring a lawyer may have been more helpful at several points earlier, a lawyer may still be able to make a big difference in the outcome.

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  • Had a public defender that could have done a lot to prepare my case only had charges for three months judge would not grant a

    contuious so took a plee of 10-25 years and 40 years probation lawyer reasured that he wold only give 15 because he knew him came out with 25 years and 60 years probation and added medical to pay should i file for appeal also same lawyer said i co...

    Sanford’s Answer

    Interview attorneys and hire one.

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  • What do I do I was charged 13yrs ago but never went to court I need a GA lawyer to respond to this

    I was visiting GA and was arrested for Fin card fraud I lived out of state and was given a public defender who told me just dont come back to GA I signed up for a in store credit card with all my correct information was issued a card bought a few ...

    Sanford’s Answer

    You need to hire counsel and provide them with all the information and records. There are no guarantees as to the result but that is the best way to attempt to clear this up.

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  • Do You have to speak to investigators ?

    I heard investigators only try to make you incriminate yourself. it is wise to just not speak to them and wait to see what happens

    Sanford’s Answer

    You have a constitutional right to decline. I just posted a blog on my website regarding this exact issue at http://www.wallacklaw.com/category/your-rights/

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  • Life without parole sentence for murder in GA

    Subject was accused of killing his girlfriend. Subject retained an attorney but no witnesses were called by the defense. Now subject is seeking an experienced attorney for an appeal. Is an appeal appropriate or a new trial? Subject has contacted s...

    Sanford’s Answer

    A motion for new trial would likely be the appropriate next step so that subject's appellate counsel can make a record for appeal as necessary for certain issues such as ineffective assistance of counsel. As for as the fee, I can't speak for other attorneys, but I will typically estimate a fee range based on factors such as the charges, the length of the trial, and defenses/issues raised by the trial attorney at or before trial.

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  • My friend is being held on a FORC chargeat the Fulton County Jail.. I believe it is for a felony probation violation. What to do

    What can be done to help him and if time is of the essence here then consider this a contract between yourself and us at the standard average fee and duties that you perform from day to day.. Arrested on 12-30-12, Brandon Harrawood, born 08-25-87,...

    Sanford’s Answer

    Mr. Harrawood shows released on the Fulton County Jail website. If he is still in custody, I would be happy to discuss representation with you for him. My office number is (404) 919-4411.

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  • Is it unethical for a court appointed lawyer, but not "Public Defender" to ask for additional money to ensure better results?

    My cousin will go to court on the 3rd of Jan, the lawyer said he would work harder if she paid an additional 4k and he is a court appointed Lawyer.

    Sanford’s Answer

    Yes.

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  • Hello, my wife was charged with reckless conduct for leaving a baby in a car for 5 minutes. Will this affect her record as nurse

    Should we get a lawyer? this is her first offence with the law. She has never even gotten a speeding ticket. She went into TJmax to drop off a bill and a lady in the parking lot called the police.

    Sanford’s Answer

    Yes, you should absolutely get an attorney as this could not only effect her licensure, it could conceivably result in jail time or other restraints on her liberty in the form of probation conditions.

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  • Can my father revoke my bond?

    My father posted my bond, cash money in full without a bondsman. Is he able to revoke that bond, get his money back and send me back to jail?

    Sanford’s Answer

    Yes and no. Your father could come off of your bond, which would mean sending you back to jail and getting his money returned. Your bond amount, however, would remain the same and could be posted (re-posted) by you or someone else through cash, property, or a bonding company.

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

    CAN I APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP, MY EMPLOYEE PAID FIVE DOLLAR T UNDERCOVER WHO SAID THAT MY DAUGHTER IS IN ER. THEY CHARGE ME WITH 9 COUNTS BUT LAST WEEK CASE SETTLED WITH P ONTHS PROBATION 750.00 DOLLAR FINE AND IF I PAY FINE AT FIRST DATE PROBATION...

    Sanford’s Answer

    You need to consult very quickly with an immigration attorney and a criminal defense attorney to determine whether you need to modify your sentence, which will depend on how your exact charge and how your sentence reads. Ideally, you would have addressed this concern with your attorney before entering your plea. As you apparently did not, you need to act quickly to have multiple options available in case you need to withdraw your plea and/or modify your sentence. You can contact me at (404) 919-4411 to discuss this issue in more detail.

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