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James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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  • I bonded someone out of jail and now they are on the run can I be charged with a crime?

    I have never been arrested before in my life

    James’s Answer

    No. You did not break the law. However, you may be liable for the bond.

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  • Trying to find out whats the statue of limitations for misdemeanor theft charge in Georgia

    just found out that someone had a warrant out for me from back in the old 3/4 theft charge that I really don't know anything about and I was just trying to see if the statue of limitation up on that charge

    James’s Answer

    The statute of limitations is 2 years. However, the warrant may satisfy the statute.

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  • Can he pay not to go to jail or is he going to be in jail for many years?

    When i was 14,i had sexual intercourse with my 20 year old boyfriend,i got pregnant and he has been paying for all my financial expenses since than,i moved in with him and his family because my mom had me sleeping in a living room on a couch, i am...

    James’s Answer

    He cannot pay to make these charges go away. He can be charged with several serious felonies since you were under 16 years old.

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  • Can I get a felony arrest changed to a misdemeanor for solicitation of sodomy? This happened 31 years ago

    The case was dismissed, I never even went to court. The document states the severity is felony and then next is says the severity is unknown, disposition dismissed. The literal charge is sodomy (I never touched anyone). In the next section it sa...

    James’s Answer

    You need to apply for restriction so the charge will be removed from your criminal history.

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  • How long does it take in Georgia to receive motion of discovery?

    Our attorney requested this almost 4 weeks ago. Can the DA take their time sending it?

    James’s Answer

    The prosecutor must provide discovery 10 days before trial. However, most prosecutors will provide discovery way before this time.

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  • How can I retain firearm rights after drug conviction in 1984?

    I was arrest in 1984 in possession of cocaine & marijuana in 1984. Both were small amounts,never had a firearm .In 1997, I applied for my rights to be restored only received the right to vote. HOW Difficult would it be to get my rights to bear arm

    James’s Answer

    You should apply again, and see if they will restore your rights.

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  • What are the standard penalties for a first offense DUI of marijuana if someone has never been in trouble?

    Son was charged with DUI of marijuana. He is 20 years old and never been in trouble before. He was stopped for not having his headlights on. We are trying to get a ballpark of what type of punishment to expect. Thank you

    James’s Answer

    The penalties vary from judge to judge, but generally speaking he is looking at a fine between $300 and $1,000 plus court costs, 40 hours of community service, DUI School, a drug and alcohol evaluation, 1 MADD VIP Panel, 24 hours in jail (some judges send people back to jail while others do not), and 11 months and 29 days o probation. The probation might become non-reporting once your son completes everything. A conviction to DUI misdemeanor generates a harsher license suspension than a DUI alcohol conviction. The marijuana DUI suspension is at least 6 months with no limited permit available for work, school, etc. This is a hard suspension. DUI Marijuana cases can be very hard for prosecutors to prove so i recommend speaking with an attorney before doing anything.

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  • In missouri dates given by victim on time of statutory rape

    if the accused can prove that they were incarcerated or did not know victim during the dates given to the court in signed affidavit, can the victim change dates

    James’s Answer

    The victim can change their story at anytime, but this is going to put their credibility in serious jeopardy.

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  • Is it illegal to impersonate someone's legal guardian on their behalf to help them get important medical information?

    I have a female friend 17 years old, I am a 21 year old male and we both live in the state of GA. My friend went to the doctor with her mother and ended up getting a prescription written based on test results told to the mother the mother did not ...

    James’s Answer

    Yes. This is illegal. Your friend should Google the medicine, and see what it is commonly prescribed for.

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  • What is a Speed Trial

    My son wants to know if he get a lawyer will he do a speed trial

    James’s Answer

    Please see my answer to your other post.

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