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  • What do I need to do

    Got charged with simple battery with wife, but the situation was she had a anxiety attack and I slapped her to snap her out of it and she called the police and said I slapped her.

    James’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to get the charges dismissed.

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  • What do I do if my H1B visa has been denied while having a pending DUI case?

    I was arrested for a DUI - less safe 2 months ago and I hired a lawyer to assist me. This case is pending and could go on for a long time. I have been working up until last week because we received notice that my application of H1B visa has been...

    James’s Answer

    Hire an immigration attorney to represent you immediately.

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  • What are the possible outcomes for expired license ticket in Decatur, GA? Do I need a lawyer?

    I was involved in a car accident in Decatur (Dekalb county). Someone hit me from the back. I called the police and didn't realize that my driver's license was expired by a mere 8 days after my birthday. I got my license renewed, but I checked onli...

    James’s Answer

    Online fines are usually much higher than fines in court. Go to court, show the prosecutor that you have renewed your license, and they will either dismiss the ticket or give you a lower fine.

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  • Question regarding Welfare (SNAPS) fraud

    I was sent a notice from DHS regarding a notice of investigation. According to the notice I owe 11k and they are claiming I misrepresented my income to receive food stamp benefits, which unfortunately is true. The investigator wants to meet with ...

    James’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer to represent you in this matter.

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  • Accused of 40-6-270 but I hit an animal and wrecked. Only my car was involved and no injuries. Should I plead guilty or fight it

    I was charged with 40-6-270 and on the ticket it says for leaving the scene. I was driving and an animal jumped out in front. Not sure if it hit me or not but it made me swerve and I wrecked. The only car damaged was mine and there were no injurie...

    James’s Answer

    Officers commonly mischarge people with Hit and Run. Your fact pattern does not fit the requirements for a Hit and Run charge because another vehicle wasn't involved. Hire a lawyer to keep this off your record, and keep your license from being suspended.

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  • How can i report someone for violating their probation?

    I'd like to report someone who is violating their probation anonymously. The person is on probation for driving without a license and they are still driving without one. After getting probation in that county they received a citation in another co...

    James’s Answer

    Call the prosecutor's office, and let them know.

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  • What could I do to prevent having my license and/or registration suspended? All I've had in the past is a red light ticket.

    Let me start off by saying I was NOT driving during this incident. A couple months back my car was totaled by another vehicle while parked in the street at my boyfriend's house (where I unofficially have been living). My car, at the time, was u...

    James’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to handle this for you. It sounds likely you can avoid the license suspension, and just get a fine. It may also be able to keep the charges off of your driving history.

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  • How can I get Atlanta federal probation department to reconsider my relocation request?

    I was sentenced to 24 months in prison for a white collar crime. Prior to my incarceration I lived in Atlanta, GA where I owned and operated a small business. The Northern District of Ohio was my sentencing district. While incarcerated I was infor...

    James’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer with lots of experience in this area.

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  • What are my options and can something like this be removed from my records? What punishments am I looking at?

    I was caught shoplifting and charged with a felony in GA. My amount was under $500. I am bipolar and schizophrenic and I had a manic episode outside of the home for the first time resulting in me taking things that the voices in my head was tellin...

    James’s Answer

    Since this is your first offense you may qualify for a diversion program which, upon successful completion, will dismiss the charges against you and remove the arrest from your record.

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  • Why do GA bank robbery cases go to federal court? Why is there not a GA code on bank robbery?

    Why do GA bank robbery cases go to federal court? Why is there not a GA code on bank robbery?

    James’s Answer

    Banks are federally insured by the FDIC so these crimes are usually handled by the feds.

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