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  • My daughter is 16 she's being charged with a felony. She's been in juvenile detention for 91 days how long before bail hearing?

    Armed robbery, assault

    Thomas’s Answer

    I'm guessing that the judge has appointed a public defender to represent your daughter, but because the charges are so serious, the judge has not granted bond. There are many factors that go into the decision as to grant bond or not. An experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney can explain your options and advise you of your child's rights.

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  • I was caught stealing at Walmart.. (Theft by shoplifting).. They gave me a citation.. And let me go.. This is my first time..

    items totaled to 46.87. I have no criminal background what so ever. What's going to happen?? Jail time? Probation??

    Thomas’s Answer

    More information is needed to answer your question. Different options will be available depending on the court, municipal vs. state court, which your case is referred to. In many cases, I have been able to negotiate dismissals without jail time or probation, but each case is different.

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  • Can an attorney do anything in this case?

    I have a speeding ticket stating that I drove 38 mph in a 25 mph school zone. I have looked up the fine amount online, and it states that I have $250 to pay. On top of that, it is quite possible that I will have points added to my driving record. ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    There are several ways to resolve your case without the accumulation of points. Your options will be determined by the facts of your case, your record and where your case is handled.

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  • I have been cited for public intoxication I am new to the brookhaven area I believe it is dekalb county and this is a first time

    I work a professional job and do not want or need this on my record, I have not had any previous issues like this. What can I do to resolve this or do I have to wait to appear in court?

    Thomas’s Answer

    Depending on what court your case is in, you should have several options to resolve your case without it appearing on your record. However, more information is needed to answer your questions.

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  • If I have had. Probation violation warrant for many months...

    Why has no one come to the house to arrest me? It would be for a technical violation.

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree with the first answer. Depending on how aggressive the probation department is, it may or may not ever occur. More information is needed to fully analyze your situation.

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  • Can I sue?

    I was put in jail in November 2013 and charged with the failure to pay probation and was picked up on a warrant. I was released 5 days later because it was proven from the probation office that I indeed paid this off in 2011.

    Thomas’s Answer

    You have not asked a question. More information along with a question is necessary.

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  • I was arrested for battery while on probation I was not at fault only defending myself can my po revoke my prob. after I got out

    My alleged father begin swinging at me but never hit me I struck him once to protect myself. I left the place it happened to end the dispute and he called the police to me. At first app my po did not put a hold on my bond or issue a warrant can th...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Yes. The PO can still get an arrest warrant if he choses so. The PO can also do nothing or schedule a court hearing for a later date. You can deny the allegations at your probation hearing and Plead not guilty to the criminal charges in state court. You should hire an attorney immediately.

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  • I hear if you make trustee each day you work counts as two. Is that true?

    It was a probation violation for a drug charge.

    Thomas’s Answer

    The sheriff's department determines credit for good time depending on the charge, the length of the sentence and other factors such as trustee status. Two-for-one credit is typically given in non-aggravated misdemeanors when jail time is imposed. Each jail has its own rules and regulations for computing good time credit. Its up to the sheriff of that specific jail as to what credit is given.

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  • 1st time ever getting in trouble, got arrested for shoplifting at walmart. Paid bail but waiting for trial date

    Me and a friend got arrested for shoplifting and even though i didn't have anything on me because i was with her i got arrested too and was charged with a misdemeanor. I was wondering could I do first time offender because I've never been in any t...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You have several options in how to proceed on your case. Hire a lawyer to get professional advice on how to prepare your defense.

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  • My daughter is 23. Is it legal for the state of Georgia and the county of Bartow to put me in jail?

    i have been jailed twice in a year a year and a half. is that legal?

    Thomas’s Answer

    The age of your daughter is irrelevant. If you violated the law twice in the last year and a half, then it would appear to be legal. If you did not violate the law, then it would not seem legal. More information is needed to answer your question.

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