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Ibrahim Jamal Awad

Ibrahim Awad’s Answers

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  • Can I be arrested for obstruction of justice?

    the cops were looking for my boyfriend and had a warrant for his arrest. They wanted to come into my house to search but I told them no. They said they would get a warrant but if I waited until it got there that they would take me too and charge m...

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    You can be arrested for whatever is on the officer's mind- unfortunately. Whether or not you'll be convicted is a whole other matter, and as many other attorneys have pointed out, that will probably not be the case. If you have been arrested, I highly encourage you to get an attorney to protect you from further injustice.

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  • GOT A SPEEDING TICKET IN FULTON COUNTY GA , 80 IN A 45 THIS IS MY FIRST TICKET WHAT IS MY BEST MOVE TO NOT GET MY LICENSE SUSPEN

    TRY NOT TO GET POINTS REDUCE AND NOT GET MY LICENSE SUSPENDED

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    Going 35 over is a 6 point violation. If your case is in Atlanta Municipal Court, and you haven't entered a pre-trial intervention program within the last 12 months- the case will probably be eligible for a dismissal if you a take a defensive driving class and pay a fine. An attorney can definitely help you with this process to not get any points on your license. My office handles these types of cases routinely and we are confident in getting you a good result. (706) 980-5339. Best of luck to you.

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  • Disorderly conduct charges

    I asked a shop owner to give me money he owed me for my car repair, he did not give money and asked me to leave property. later he complained to the police saying i shouted at him and made noise at his property. police office gave me tough time an...

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    Your first date isn't going to be a trial- it's only an arraignment hearing where the prosecutor will tell you with what you're being charged. More likely than not you will be offered a pre-trial intervention program (if you have a clean record). You may have to do some community service and take a some sort of class, but once you complete those terms, your case will be dismissed. Entering such a program is usually the route most lawyers like to take, because if you complete the terms, the case is dismissed and eligible for expungement.

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  • Do I need to disclose a juvenile arrest on my college application/ Navy Scholarship Application

    I had a arrest in 8th grade for Felony Battery, Felony Obstruction, and Misdemeanor Disrupting the school environment. The Felony battery was dropped but the other two held and I was sentenced to one year probation. Do I have to reveal this on any...

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    Yes, if the question on the college application asks about any arrest, then you should disclose it. You will be in a worse position when you hide it and they find out. Colleges usually have agencies that investigate criminal backgrounds on their students before graduation (so even if you get it in, you may not get out). Be upfront and truthful, but also pay close attention to the question that is being asked. If you had an attorney represent you in that case, have him/her help you answer that question.

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  • I have a Felony arrest on my background it was dismissed without prejudice. Why is it still on my record. And how can I remove

    Me and Husband evoked spousal rights privileges.

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    I agree, felony convictions cannot be expunged; however, arrests can be expunged if the case was dismissed. The new law which took effect July 1, 2013 has relaxed the requirements for expungements. Call my office if you need to discuss- 404-968-2600 ext. 223.

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  • I've been charged with the misdemeanor of possesion under an oz of marijuana. What options, if any, could I ask the judge for?

    I cannot afford a lawyer, nor do I qualify for a public defender. I'd like to know the best route to take. I asked for a continuance last month to procure a lawyer, but I am unable to afford one. The court date is tomorrow, and I'm worried that wi...

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    You can plead to a conditional discharge under OCGA 16-13-2. This is a non-adjudicated plea, which would result in a dismissal of the charge if you comply with the conditions/terms. If you do not comply however, it will automatically result in a conviction. Feel free to call my office if you have any questions. 404-968-2600 ext. 223.

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  • I received a citation for possession of a half ounce or less along with a paraphernalia charge. i am 20. with no prior offenses.

    what should i do to get this expunged.minimized and how much would a lawyer cost in my area..i cannot have this on my record because of all i have going for me. im also in college. work 3 jobs. over the summer and 2 at school. I'm finishing up my...

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    You may be able to enter a diversion program and have this charged dismissed, seeing that you have no prior offenses. After the case is dismissed, you can have it expunged through your attorney. If a diversion program isn't available, your attorney may still be able to enter into a deal with the prosecutor which involves community service and taking random drug screens. I would recommend searching for a local attorney in the 'find a lawyer' section on avvo.

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  • Do i need to hire an attorney

    I used my car as a trade on a vehicle in april. It failed emissions. I contacted the dealer,they had me bring it yo their shop. I drive an hour each way to their shop & i have been five times & my car still wont pass emissions. The manager has a n...

    Ibrahim’s Answer

    Yes, you would need to hire an attorney to potentially sue the dealership. Bear in mind, that lemon law only applies to new cars, but there are many legal theories under which you can sue the dealership.

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