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  • Revoked pre trial diversion

    Hi i have never been arrested but i did get an citation fo shoplifting this may. At first i failed to report to my po and pay the fines so i had another court date where the judge gave me another chance to complete. I have paid all my fines comple...

    James’s Answer

    You need to hire a lawyer to manage all of this for you, and help you finish this case through diversion. If not you will be kicked out of the diversion program, and will begin your case from the start which means you will either enter a plea or go to trial.

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  • During divorce ,spilting of personal property .how does animals/pets get handled ?

    A dog who is like a kid .and neither can agree on who gets it .how is it written up that they spilt the dog or allowed to get the dog certain times or do animals not included as property and have to be handled between the two parties?

    James’s Answer

    Animals are treated the same way property is treated.

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  • My gf lied to the police, I was arrested and charged with simple battery family violence. I'm completely innocent. Help?

    I've never been arrested before but she has twice...

    James’s Answer

    You need to hire the best criminal defense attorney you can afford.

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  • Can I be held responsible for food stamp and medicaid assistance my ex-wife received fraudulently during our marriage?

    I was married to my ex-wife for 17 years, from 1993-2010. It has bee discovered that the years she applied for and received food stamp and medicaid assistance, she did not report that she was married, that we were living in the same house, or my i...

    James’s Answer

    Based on the facts presented it doesn't look like you have broken any laws.

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  • Can he file a motion to modify sentence in the state of Georgia?

    My friend was arrested in July 2014 on a charge of aggravated battery and was sentenced on June 15, 2015 to the maximum of 20 years. Can he file a motion to modify his sentence?

    James’s Answer

    He can file this motion, but he should appeal his conviction instead.

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  • Bail, and bondsmen in georgia...

    hello, I was bailed out with a remainder of $1100 left to pay, separated into monthly payments, my court case concluded with me getting probation, I sent in paperwork showing my case has closed, now i know i have an outstanding balance to pay, an...

    James’s Answer

    No. You cannot be sent back to jail. You are obligated to pay according to the contract, but jail is not an option for them to inflict upon you. All they can do is sue.

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  • Are federal crimes eligible for expungement?

    I was arrested on Fort Stewart Army Base for shoplifting a $5 pair of earrings and charged with felony theft of government property. I took a pretrial diversion and completed it but the charges continue to show up on background checks and I can't...

    James’s Answer

    There really isn't an expungement option for the facts you cite. You could petition a federal judge in the 11th circuit to have him order your record expunged, but the judge is not likely to do this. Try meeting with a local attorney who practices this kind of law, and see if they have any thoughts on your situation.

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  • I just recently turned 18 and wanted to know if I can now get in contact with my predator, she is not in jail.

    I am 18 now and she is 23 and this happened back in 2011 when I was 13 and she was 19.

    James’s Answer

    It depends on whether or not she is still on probation, parole, or there is still a court order/condition in effect keeping her away from you.

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  • I completed first offender status in 1978 in Georgia. My Georgia record is clear. Why does something show on my "Fed" record?

    I was sentenced under first offender for a possession charge. My Georgia record is clear but it appears something is showing on federal. What do I do?

    James’s Answer

    Each state keeps it's own criminal history, but the federal government keeps a separate one. It sounds like your GCIC (Georgia record) is cleanr, but your NCIC (federal record) still shows the arrest.

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  • I was given a citation for spencer's pass law

    I was given citation for the spencer pass law in Georgia. it was a 2 lane traffic and I passed the Police Officer and the Officer was on the shoulder. I was driving very slow , slow down to 20mph looking at the flashing lights and the speed limit...

    James’s Answer

    You need to ask the prosecutor to reduce your charge to a non-reporting charge so it won't go on your driving history. The facts you have presented do not constitute a legal defense to this charge.

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