Joshua G. Schiffer’s Answers

Joshua G. Schiffer

Atlanta Domestic Violence Lawyer.

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  1. What is ther process of having a protective order issued july 2012 against me dismissed in fulton county,Geortgia

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3. Marcy Ann Millard
    3 lawyer answers

    It is going to require some pretty heavy lifting, as stated above, and there is no guaranty of success since a judge already found in favor of the petitioner. There are options, and we do handle these, but anyone promising a "quick fix" is pulling your leg. Please feel free to call. Good Luck! Josh

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  2. What can I do to remove a recent arrest record for shoplifting if I plead nolo contendere & complete pretrial diversion??

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3 lawyer answers

    You really do not have to hire a lawyer, but it would help. And the above advice is correct that if you had hired a lawyer at the beginning, you would not be dealing with this hassle now. BUT...now that you are where you are, you are in fine shape. It is good practice, and a general rule, that you should discuss expungement when you agree to take the diversion program, but it is not mandatory. You have the right to apply for an expungement (forms on the GBI website) without an...

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  3. Hi, My ex-husband beat me 3years ago,causing lifelong injuries, he's a trained, pro-fighter, now I need to know what I can do.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    Your best bet is to go to the local prosecuting authority, but, as has already been stated, due to the lapse in time this case is not going to catch the attention of many prosecutors. Another option would be to swear out a warrant privately at the magistrate court of your county, and that will force the prosecutors to look at the case. You need to make decisions quickly, however, becasue of the statute of limitation issues mentioned above.

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  4. Does McHenry county(Woodstock) Illinois accept online court appointed domestic violence classes?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Emily Su-Hwa Yu
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3. Joseph Henry Sparacino
    3 lawyer answers

    You are going to have to verify acceptability with an Illinois attorney. The GA Domestic Violence Intervention Program is quite thorough, however, and I have successfully substituted it in several states.

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  5. A permanent resident for amosted six years but june,21,2011 was charger with dui i wanted to know can i travel outside usa

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Justin G. Randolph
    3. Joshua G. Schiffer
    4. Steven Paul Berne
    4 lawyer answers

    You should be fine, but you certainly want your overriding DUI case to be reviewed by an expert. My partner Douglas Chanco at www.chancolaw.com has some excellent materials on his website and would be happy to speak with you. He is a former DUI prosecutor and very experiences DUI trial lawyer.

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  6. A person was charged with Battery FV Vis. Harm,Cruelty to children in 3rd degree what happens.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3 lawyer answers

    Both the answers above do a good job of setting out the basic parameters of what is going on. The State takes these cases very seriously and unfortunately the wishes of the alleged Victim are often washed over by the do-gooders down at the home office. While I deeply respect the work Victim Witness groups perform, I find myself often fighting their bureaucratic responses to personal situations. There is a strong argument for both the Defendant (for sure) and the Victim (a good idea) getting...

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  7. How long after my expungement has been approved, will it be off my record?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    2 lawyer answers

    The above answer is 100% correct, but just remember that not all "background checks" are the same. An expungement simply removes your issue from the current public search. Background checks that include older versions of the GCIC (Criminal Record) or have non-public access to the GCIC will still turn up your issue. Expungements are like a band-aid over a scar. They will hide your issue from an easy or cursory search, but if you look harder it can still be found.

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  8. How can I go about finding a domestic violence arrest about 20 years ago or more, status?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. Joshua G. Schiffer
    3 lawyer answers

    The answers above are spot on, and I advise you to follow their advice. All of that can be done without the assistance of a lawyer, but having one will take the edge off.

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  9. What is the average time served on life sentence for murder? Can we do anything to get sentence reduced or conviction to manslau

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Joshua G. Schiffer
    2 lawyer answers

    There are some "post-conviction" remedies available, but all of them are speculative in nature. They range from additional appeals through a pardon application. Any lawyer worth their salt is going to charge you an significant fee and need to do a thorough review of all the pleadings before being able to point you in the right direction. Sounds like there is some good mitigation in there, but those are tough cases. We handle some of those, just realize that it is a long road. Warmest...

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  10. The public defender filed a motion for bond in superior ct for my girlfriend on the 10th. When should she get bond amount?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Jason Rhoades
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. Joshua G. Schiffer
    4. Michael S. Marr
    4 lawyer answers

    Too many variables we need to look at before we can accurately answer. My partner, Tom Kemp, is a former ADA in DeKalb and can probably give you a good idea about what is going on, as would most DeKalb specific defense attorneys. Feel free to contact us. Warmly, Josh

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