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  • Can i go to jail plea not guilty

    Me and friend cross guardlines with drugs she plea guilty and i plea not guilty she got a lawyer and got probation but my public defender didnt let me stand when judge call me to handle my case is there a possibility i go to jail and she is free w...

    Richard’s Answer

    It depends. The prosecutor's plea offer to your friend was based on the offense conduct and his/her prior criminal history. No priors or insignificant prior history was likely taken into consideration. If I understand you correctly, your court-appointed lawyer answered "not guilty" for you at your arraignment. You can maintain your not guilty plea or change it to guilty. In sum, find out from your attorney what if anything the prosecutor is offering in exchange for your guilty plea.

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  • Where do I go from here???

    I am 19 years old my license was recently suspended. While it was suspended I got pulled over for broken tail light then I get arrested for it being suspended. I was not notified that it had been suspended. So I ended up going to jail,having to p...

    Richard’s Answer

    If I understand you correctly your license was not suspended when you were pulled over for a broken tail light however when the officer ran your information on his mobile computer terminal it showed you were driving on a suspended license. Based on the erroneous information you were then wrongfully arrested for driving on a suspended license and taken to jail. If that is accurate however the officer who arrested you did so in good faith because of the information that appeared on his computer screen. It doesn't appear that the harm you suffered from the wrongful arrest caused the auto accident. Unfortunately you may not have a legal remedy

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  • I am on a "stay out of trouble" order for 5 years, but when the lawyers look up my info, it doesn't come up.

    I was supposed to be off of this "stay out of trouble" order when I turn 26. I am 24 right now & it says that all my cases are closed.

    Richard’s Answer

    "Stay out of trouble" order sounds like a standard condition of probation i.e. you cannot violate any laws while on probation. You stated that all your cases are closed. Something is not adding up. At the very least I suggest you obtain a certified copy of the final disposition from the clerk's office on the case you were instructed to stay out of trouble. If the information doesn't come up on a computer/docket report it may still appear on the final disposition itself.

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  • Should I pay court fine before my brothers ptobabtion violation hearing or take a money order with me?

    Im hoping the judge will be a little more easy on him if his court fine is paid, but someone told me not to pay it before because they might restart his probation and owe it all over again. He will probably still get some sort of punishment since ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Should the Court revoke some of his probation and reinstate the balance I don't think you would have to pay any additional fine. However if you pay the fine (as opposed to your brother) it may not convince the Court that your brother did anything to comply with the conditions of his probation. In sum, I don't think your paying the fine is going to have much impact in how the judge looks at your brother's compliance at the revocation hearing.

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  • I was arrested and charged with 1st degree burglary and party to a crime/crim dest of prop. Can I get a PTI?

    I successfully completed a PTI in Florida 13 years ago for drug possession and haven't had any other run ins with the law since. There is no physical evidence I was there, only the word of the person who actually committed the crime and whose blo...

    Richard’s Answer

    Whether you are offered Pretrial Intervention (PTI) in lieu of prosecution is entirely up to the Office of the District Attorney. What jumped out at me in your query was the fact you wrote an alibi for your co-defendant and there is forensic evidence (blood and fingerprints) that place him at the scene. That is not dispositive of the fact you are the unidentified person in the video however should the case go to trial the jury is going to hear your co-defendant testify you are that person. You don't state what the plea offer (deal) is in this matter. You need a lawyer to review the discovery and assess the strengths and weaknesses in the case against you in order for you to make an informed decision about what option you should take in the event the District Attorney does not offer you PTI i.e. a trial or a plea.

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  • Failure to Appear Valid Doctors Excuse Suspended License

    I received a failure to appear because I'm injured and was not able to make it to court (due to my injury I cannot drive). I submitted my doc excuse to the court, they rejected it, not stating why or even letting me know it was rejected. I receive...

    Richard’s Answer

    You can file a complaint with the Georgia Judicial Qualifying Commission (JQC) if you believe the judge has treated you unfairly, however if you do so it is my understanding that you can't take your complaint public. If you do this you should probably seek to have your judge recused and your case assigned to another judge. The motion for recusal should be filed under seal with the JQC complaint attached and the hearing on the motion should be heard by a different judge if you choose to proceed with this. I am not suggesting you should or shouldn't. It would be time consuming and probably cost you money. It isn't nice to be abused by people in authority though. Good luck.

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  • I got a speeding ticket going 62 in a 40 will I get points on license and what's the difference then just calling and paying

    Then just going to court and can I ask them to reduce speed and just pay fine i have a clean driving record nothings on it so how does that work

    Richard’s Answer

    Here are the point assignments:
    Speeding (miles per hour over the speed limit):
    15-18 MPH: 2 points
    19-23 MPH: 3 points
    24-34 MPH: 4 points
    I would appear in court and seek to have the speed reduced to 54 mph. If they agree they will want you to pay a fine anyway. Good luck.
    34 MPH or more: 6 points

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  • Do I have a case? I'm being accused with buying weed on school grounds.

    I am a high school student in GA. My school thinks I bought weed from my friend inside a school bathroom. My friend is in a lot of trouble with the school right now, for buying and selling on school grounds/distribution. The SRO confiscated his ph...

    Richard’s Answer

    The testimony of your friend fits nicely with the texts and video. Have you seen the video? If the video is clear you are clearly not going to prevail. Even if the video is not clear, if the jury chooses to believe your friend a jury would convict you. The testimony of a witness is usually sufficient to establish a fact. However when the testimony comes from a co-conspirator as in your case there must be some corroboration. The texts are corroboration. Your attorney should be trying to get you admitted into pretrial diversion which is available in Gwinnett for misdemeanor offenses. If you are accepted in pretrial diversion your case will not be in court anymore. Good luck.

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  • I am on misdemeanor probation for criminal trespass,for 12 months.if i violate,what will happen?

    dont have the money for drug test and class.what do i do?

    Richard’s Answer

    Worst thing that can happen is for the judge to revoke your probation and send you to jail for 12 months less the time you have already served on probation.

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  • If someone gets bailed out of jail with a property bond and gets arrested for something that happened prior can it be used again

    it is a first offense

    Richard’s Answer

    Didn't the person who posted the bond have to give the sheriff the deed to the property? Wouldn't that person have to come off that bond to get the deed back in order to use it in another jurisdiction?

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