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William C. Head

Atlanta DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Boating under the influence

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. William C. Head
    2 lawyer answers

    In Georgia, BUI is not currently punished by license suspension. The offender's right to operate a vessel on the waterways of Georgia can be suspended, however. BUI can carry fines of up to $1000 plus surcharges, and up to 12 months in custody. Judges are given wide latitude in sentencing, and can add community service hours, alcohol and drug screening and more.

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  2. Why do i have to have permission from the court to install the ignition interlock when they are the ones who made it mandatory?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Jack Ira Klein
    3. William C. Head
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4 lawyer answers

    Georgia law was recently changed on January 1, 2013, but your exact problem is not resolved in the law. The current Georgia legislature is considering changes to the laws relating to ignition interlock with second offenders, but that change may not help either, and (if it does) the effective date will be between May and January. The $500 cost for an attorney to try to help you get reinstated is a very low fee, IF you get your privileges reinstated. If it does not get resolved, then that is $500...

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  3. Would it be in my best intrest to go to court with the insurance company against my claim

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William C. Head
    2. Diana Whipkey Young
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Joseph Raymond Neal Jr.
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    Easy answer to this one: NO WAY. Hire the best attorney you can find, and protect yourself from possible future medical problems and disability.

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  4. What punishments should I expect for misdemeanor marijuana posession in Fulton County Georgia? Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. William C. Head
    2. Jessica Ruth Towne
    2 lawyer answers

    Depends on MANY factors, including: (1) Your prior record; (2) Quantity of marijuana; (3) at what point you get an attorney involved to help you negotiate a deal --- best time is BEFORE the first court appearance; (4) you may be eligible for some form of conditional discharge treatment -- and this is very favorable and suitable for many cases. if you cannot afford an attorney, Fulton County MUST appoint one for you.

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  5. DUI and pain meds

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. William C. Head
    3. Gary Philip DuFour
    3 lawyer answers

    Another point should be made, for anyone reading this posting. Mixing alcohol with any prescribed and EVEN SOME over-the-counter medications, is potentially dangerous. First, many categories of medications (when taken at the same time as consuming alcohol) can cause a "geometric" increase in your impairment levels. Scientists call this "a synergistic effect". Certain categories of medications are particularly susceptible to this nasty reaction. Benzodiazepines, SSRI drugs, sedative-...

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  6. Sobriety tests

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Nathan L Webb
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    3. Nicholas William Juhl
    4. Garth D O'Brien
    5. William C. Head
    5 lawyer answers

    This happens more often than you may think it does. Citizens ACCUSED of DUI-DWI often feel an overwhelming sense of guilt, when there is no reason to feel that way, IF you were not impaired and the test results are below the per se limit [0.08 for persons age 21 and over who are not operating a commercial motor vehicle under a CDL license endorsement]. DUI is America's ONLY "crime of degree". You cannot embezzle a little money and not be guilty of a crime. You cannot point a gun at...

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  7. Multiple DUIs

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    2. Robert Franklin Sandbach
    3. William C. Head
    4. George Edward Lane III
    4 lawyer answers

    Any decent prosecutor's office in any state will check through their databases (yes, that is plural) for any "record" you may have anywhere. The NCIC is the federal database. The state has its OWN database. Plus, typically, each state will have a separate MOTOR VEHICLE database for driving offenses and history. When a good investigator checks on your history, he or she will look at several "fields" from which to see if you have a record. For example, by last name (as a "field"). For wome,...

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  8. What sort of sentence can i expect my husband to get for his last DUI?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeremiah Kent Jarmin
    2. William C. Head
    4 lawyer answers

    First, be aware that Georgia passed sweeping changes to its DUI laws effective July 1, 2008. However, insofar as the PUNISHMENT, there cannot be a felony conviction in Georgia regardless of how many DUIs he has had, unless 4 or more offenses occur July 1, 2008 AND AFTER. So, it sounds like he will only be facing a misdemeanor, but probably a high and aggravated misdemeanor, if the State can obtain adequate proof of the prior convictions. There is some good news. Much of the new Georgia law...

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  9. Is there a charity set up for people to donate $ to help with legal cost for defending/appealing a convicted mans case?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. William C. Head
    2. David Philip Shapiro
    3. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    3 lawyer answers

    If it is a SPECIFIC person you are trying to assist, a trust or bank account may exist to permit you to contribute money. If it is a particular TYPE of case (wrongfully convicted where DNA evidence may exonerate the person), then do a Google search for that group. As the previous attorney stated, the Georgia Innocense Project has helped exonerate 7 people who had an average TIME IN JAIL exceeding 18 years. Their LINK is set forth below.

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  10. I was in a accident while doing an errand for work. I was my fault. Is my company obligated to pay me workers comp or disability

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. William C. Head
    3. Bruce S Lipsey
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, generally, if your errand was for your employer. Find an EXCELLENT attorney and file your claim. He or she may be able to help you recover against the other driver, if he or she was "at fault".

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