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Lisa Michelle Harris

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  • I was stopped in 2004 I received 5 tickets when I went to court they told me I only had 2 tickets. I was placed on probation but

    Paid the fine on my first visit.now I talked to someone today they brought up the other tickets and said that I have attempt of court..but I was there because I was placed on probation what Ann I to do..this is from 2004

    Lisa’s Answer

    it is possible that the other tickets were in a different jurisdiction. If so, you would have been expected to appear on those too. Since you didn't, you have been held in contempt of court and will need to unravel a mess. It may also be possible that the tickets were from the same incident to which you already pled. Under this scenario, you may be able to be release from any obligation under them since you already plead to some of them but only in very limited circumstances. In all honesty, there are too many variables for you to try to tackle this on your own. You should consult with a great criminal defense attorney for more insight.

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  • Why am I being charged for felony forgery, when I did not commit any act of falsifying documents or forging anyone's name?

    A check came in the mail via Fed Ex with my name on it, I took it to a local place to cash it and they did. A few months later Im being arrested for felony forgery. Im totally lost!!

    Lisa’s Answer

    Felony forgery can involve not just forging someone else's name, but tendering a in instrument (a check) which purports to be a real check, when it is in fact a fake one. You do need to consult with a great local criminal defense attorney asap. This type of case is not uncommon but more detail is needed to be able to give you a more specific response and the internet is not the best place to post details of a pending criminal case.

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  • Proving good moral character with traffic violations in N400 application.

    I have 14 tickets total which include speeding, red light photo enforcement, and parking (meter expired) tickets. On one of the tickets I didn't pay it on time which led to my license suspended for one day. It was reinstated the very nexy day. ...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Traffic tickets are not generally considered crimes of moral turpitude for the purpose of immigration eligibility. That said, the sheer number of them could have a negative impact on your case. I highly suggest you look for an immigration attorney who also handles criminal cases. Arturo Corso, in Gainesville, GA, is one attorney I know of who does both off the top of my head.

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  • My daughter was picked up from prison from anoher prison for failure to appear she's been Inprison for four years.

    Her probation was revoked for getting jumped by five guards in Pike Coumty, GA. She was removed to another prison here in Georgia. Now she has a $10,000 bond for failure to appear on the day she ..was released which was today.

    Lisa’s Answer

    A failure to appear warrant is not generally issued for someone who is in jail. I tis more likely that they placed a hold on her for the 2012 case. If she never bonded out on that case, she will need to be processed by that county. then, if she's eligible for bond, she may be able to be bonded out. If it for a probation violation or she is not eligible for bond, they can hold her until her case is resolved. I highly suggest consulting with a great criminal defense attorney about her case.

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  • My brother was detained by probation officer, I want to know how long will it be before he goes in front of Judge

    His probation officer stated he has paid enough on this find or done enough community service. Since the orginial charge my brother has reported each month and has probabley 6 different probatiion office and now this one arrest him in my opinion f...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Your brother can be held for up to 45 days before he is brought to court on a probation violation. You may want to start with speaking to hi probation officer to find out what the alleged violation is. Then, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • My husband was jailed on Oct 27th forFTA. however he was in court on the day they issued the warrant. No bond. . how can he get

    How can he get out. I have contacted lawyer but his lawyer is dragging his feet. He did put forth a motion to recall because he fumbled on my husbands paperwork. But he has no bond and is still incarcerated. His mom is gravely ill. The sheriff who...

    Lisa’s Answer

    You either need to get a new attorney asap or light a fire under the one you have. If the attorney made a mistake, he needs to immediately fix it or he could be in serious danger of committing an ethical violation, if he hasn't already.

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  • Is there bond for misdemeanor violation on misdemeanor probation

    Violation on limited permit waiting to pick up no boyfriend from work we have baby and he went out of town to work after I was arrested a couple days later I was able to get license back

    Lisa’s Answer

    While you are not entitled to bond, it may be possible to get one under the circumstances depending on your judge, probation officer, and the jurisdiction. You can also ask your probation officer about a probation waiver. If you are willing to admit to the violation, a waiver allows you to be released in exchange for agreeing to some form of punishment, sometimes delayed or conditional, in exchange for forgoing a probation hearing. You should consult with a great criminal defense attorney who can help you negotiation one or look into your case.

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  • I got arrested and ticketed under the absolute sobriety law because I fell asleep in my car at a gas station waiting for my ride

    I'm 19. They said they have it on tape of me driving into the gas station. I had gone into the bathroom and when I came out the officers were waiting for me. I asked if i could call my mom and they said no. They gave me a field sobriety test (whic...

    Lisa’s Answer

    It is unclear from your question whether you drove or not. If your car was parked there all day and you merely napped in it after work and after having a few drinks but did not drive, it may be defensible. Whether you drove or not, you should consult with a local criminal defense attorney who can ask further questions and give you better insight than you can get via the internet.

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  • Are pre-trial adjudications suppose to show up on backgrounds check?

    Just trying to see if they come up on background checks from employers?

    Lisa’s Answer

    A pretrial diversion does not generally show up on a Georgia criminal record check unless it was entered into GCIC incorrectly. If you are concerned about what is showing on your record, go to the sheriff in your county and pay for a copy of your criminal history. If you were arrested, the arrest will likely show. If you successfully completed your diversion program, you may be eligible to have the arrest removed form your record as well. I suggest speaking with a great criminal defense attorney for an evaluation of your case.

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  • Accept pretrial diversion or go to trial for Misdemeanor Paraphernalia Possession?

    Daughter (21, senior in college) stopped for speeding. K-9 hit on car, she was Mirandized & car searched. Turned up a small pipe that daughter did not know was in car, had been placed in console with other unrelated items by a friend when giving h...

    Lisa’s Answer

    I highly suggest you consult with a criminal defense attorney in your area. Short of trial, she may be able to get a hair follicle drug test which will give a snapshot of any and all substances in her system in the last 3 months. If such a test was clean, it might give the prosecutor a better reason to reduce the recommendation in her case. If it doesn't move them, it may be admissible in the event she chooses to go to trial.

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