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Melanie McCorkle Ellwanger

Melanie Ellwanger’s Answers

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  • First fail on interlock with a month left of probation, will that effect my early release? Will my PO find out?

    I end probation in May and I failed my interlock once for the first time. I have completed every task I have been appointed to do. I'm up for early release, I have a good relationship with my PO (whom I see once every 3 months). How will the fail ...

    Melanie’s Answer

    Your probation officer will likely receive a report from the Ignition Interlock Company. You should meet with a lawyer to discuss a possible revocation of your probation.

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  • I don't have the money to pay for my suspended registration ticket. What will happen?

    I have court on may 17th for suspended registration that I did not know about. My brother had the vehicle since August and it wasn't being driven so I got it in September. I don't know what to expect when I go to court because I don't have the mo...

    Melanie’s Answer

    Most Courts can put you on probation or a delay pay type of sentence if you cannot pay the fine immediately.

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  • 79 in a 55, Can I have the speed reduced if I appear in Atlanta Municipal court?

    I got a speeding ticket while traveleing 285 west in Atlanta. I was clocked at 79 in a 55. I will need to go to Atlanta Municipal Court. I was hoping there was some way I could have the speed amount reduced to only 64 in a 55. This way I could kee...

    Melanie’s Answer

    You can check the municipal court website for a general idea of possible fine amounts. You should speak with an attorney that handles traffic tickets to see if they can assist you in keeping the ticket off your record.

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  • I was charged with possession of a drug related object what is the maximum punishment they can give me

    I was woke up by police in my home one morning because my mom could not find her keys so she called the cops saying that I had them witch I did not they ended up being in the living room on the couch however when she realized that no one was going...

    Melanie’s Answer

    In most cases, this charge is a misdemeanor and punishable by one year in jail or less. You should contact an attorney to assist with possible defenses.

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  • Is this house arrest? How can I find out the restrictions??

    My family member was arrested for drug charges. He was released on bond but on House Arrest, with no supervision. He was told by the judge that he is not to leave the house. Does this make any sense.

    Melanie’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to look into modifying the bond conditions or clarifying the conditions in place now.

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  • I got caught at school with weed seeds and a little residue i still have my learners but i want my listens what can i do?

    my mom went to the school to get my drivers ed papers the school told her that i couldn't get them because i got expelled and that i would have to get back in regular school and wait till January just to get my paper i already took the drivers tes...

    Melanie’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney that handles criminal/traffic matters. You can also contact GA Department of Driver Services directly and inquire on the status of your license.

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  • I got a DUI in 5/10 and did not make it to court because I was in jail on my court date.

    I am going to court soon and I don't know what to do. When I was incarcerated I told the people at the jail that I had court and they said if " they" want me "they" will come get me. I am trying to get my license back. Do I plead guilty? I am ...

    Melanie’s Answer

    You will not be punished for failure to appear in Court if you were incarcerated. You need to contact a defense attorney to help you with the actual DUI and the missed court date. Your attorney will be able to navigate the judicial system and expedite the process.

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  • My mother slipped at grocery store

    My mom went to grocery store to buy a cake. The baker asked her to come around to write the name on cake. As my mom walked she slipped, baker stared at my mom did not offer any assistance. My mom embarrassed and in pain asked for her manager to re...

    Melanie’s Answer

    Yes, you should get to a qualified civil attorney in your area immediately. Premises liability law is fairly clear about a case such as this, where the person working at the facility INVITED your mother into an area where the floor was slippery and unsafe. Look for the highest rated civil practitioner on AVVO.com, for the grocery store location.

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  • I pushed a cash out button on a slot machine that was not mine. 1100 dollars. what am I facing in miss.

    no criminal history

    Melanie’s Answer

    This dollar amount constitutes a felony in most states. Get in touch with Mississippi lgeal counsel ASAP, and try to find a way to seek diversion or first offender's treatment. Casinos have cameras everywhere, so your actions will be on tape.

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  • I was caught using a fake id to trying get into a bar, the fake id was another persons. i have to appear in court. what happens

    I have never been charged with any other crimes.

    Melanie’s Answer

    Depending on all of the details of what the false license purported to be, you will be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony. Your best bet may be to try to suppress the evidence or statements made once you were confronted.

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