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Michael George Webb

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  • C an I get lowered from felony , to midemoner and have to do community service

    Im eighteen and charged with theft by taking.. the people I was with stole the car and and credit cards , I was just their. The detective said he wa charging me with party alliance. Butt charged me with theft by taking. I was in jail for two nigh...

    Michael’s Answer

    Georgia's "Party to a Crime" statute is often used unfairly. It allows for arrest, prosecution and conviction of any person who paticipates in a crime. The law is often unfair because it is difficult for people in your situation to prove that you were not activiely involved in any crime but, rather, an unwitting participant. Having said that, it is always possible to negotiate the dismissal of charges, the reduction of charges and/or a first offender plea with probation. I am happy to help -- feel free to give me a call.

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  • How do i find a pro bono lawyer? Need to file a grievence

    I am trying to figure out how to locate an attorney how can assist me in file a grievence with the state bar. Ive discovered its not an easy task to accomplish and i need to make sure it is done correctly. I dont think the attorney for my case was...

    Michael’s Answer

    I have practiced criminal law for fifteen years. I have seen great attorneys and not so great attorneys. Good or bad, I have never seen an attorney intentionally sabotage a case. The main way we stay in business is through referals from previous clients. That is a pretty good reason for us to do our best. When people call me and say they are unhappy with their lawyer, I generally find that there is a communication issue. In other words, the unhappy client does not know what the attorney is doing in defense of the client or why the attorney is doing what he is doing. Ask to sit down with your lawyer and ask her to explain why she did what she did. I am sure there is a good explanation. If you are still unsatisfied, look at the Georgia Bar Association website. You will find instructions for filing a grievance. You don't need a lawyer for the grievance. But before you go that route, I encourage you to sit down with her and discuss the situation.

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  • Can i have my 6mon probation transfered from ga to nyc?

    im on parole and probation.i know i can get my parole tranfered but was put on 6 mon probation for a bag of weed it was an old charge.i have a wife and a kid in nyc.

    Michael’s Answer

    Typically, courts will not transfer misdemeanor probation. I could not tell from your question whether the marijuana charge was a felony or a misdemeanor. There may be another way to accomplish the same thing. Courts will often allow a probationer to report by phone or by mail. That way, you could be in NYC and still report to your probation officer in Georgia. I would think if you are already reporting to a parole officer, the court would not have a problem with this. You could discuss this with your probation officer or hire an attorney to work it out with the court.

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  • What are the chances that I can get my DUI charge dropped or reduced to a lesser charge?

    This past week I was home watching TV and had 2 glasses of champagne. Two hours later, a friend called asking for a ride from a bar. I figured the alcohol was out of my system so I picked her up. My car has a brake light on the side that lights...

    Michael’s Answer

    I have found that prosecutors are pretty reasonable when it comes to dealing with young, first time offenders who have exemplary backgrounds like you. Of course, some of it depends on what county you are in, what judge you get, what prosecutor you get, etc. I would definitely recommend that you hire an attorney. You have a lot riding on this.

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  • Does "do a month" in Dekalb County, GA jail for a probation violation mean actually serve 15 days.

    Does "do a month" in Dekalb County, GA jail for a probation violation mean actually serve 15 days.

    Michael’s Answer

    The last several clients I have dealt with have received two-for-one credit, however, I always tell my clients to expect to do the entire 30 days.

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  • Sentenced to 12 months, another county has hold on inmate. If not picked up will he be released after the 12 months?

    Loved one was sentenced to 12 months by Gwinnett Co., is now serving that time in Georgia Diagnosics & Classification Prison... he has a hold on him from Douglas Co. because he violated First Offenders Act. His 12 month sentence will be complet...

    Michael’s Answer

    The quick answer is that, as long as there is a hold for the probation violation, your loved one will not be released. In other words, if Douglas County has not gotten him within the 12 month period (which I am sure is actually shorter b/c your loved one will likely be paroled), the Gwinnett County sentence would expire and Douglas County would have a specific number of days to come get the person. You should get a lawyer to help with the Douglas County case. If the probation department is willing to give the loved one 12 months concurrent (meaning the two sentences run at the same time) a lawyer could ask the court to do a production order. This would force the Douglas Sheriff to go get the person and bring him into court to resolve the probation situtation.

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  • Can a prosecutor do this ?

    may 87 arrested for misd. poss. marijuana, appeared in state court arranment plead not guilty, after arranment prosecutor sends case to grand jury for felony indictment grand jury no-bills states request, fast foward to feb.2010 i go and apply for...

    Michael’s Answer

    I dealt with a very similar situation and it was a two year nightmare. I had to go back and obtain documents (in this case from 1979), then file suit against the clerk and the probation department to get them to enter a correct disposition on the court records. Once I got that taken care of, I had to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to get them to correct the criminal history. Basically, it can be done, but it cannot be done quickly or easily.

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  • How much time is he facing with an armed robbery charge??

    my boyfriend and his friend robbed a man.they got out the car and took his wallet.once they ran and got into the car.the man they robbed followed them and wrote down the tag number of the car.the man called the police and they got pulled over and ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Armed Robbery is considered one of the seven worst offenses in the State of Georgia. It carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years (this is without parole). Depending on your boyfriend's record, along with the circumstances of the case, Armed Robbery can carry a life sentence. As a former Assistant District Attorney, I can tell you without hesitation that this is serious and you need to hire a lawyer as soon as possible.

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  • I damaged property while drunk, am I completely at fault?

    I am a 24 year old and recently I got drunk at my parents new subdivision and stole a backhoe. I tried driving it around and accidentally hit several vehicles and my parents house. I am trying to figure out what I should do, or if the backhoe ow...

    Michael’s Answer

    In terms of the civil liability for the damage, you will want to notify your insurance company of the incident. You will be liable for the damage to the vehicles. My concern for you however, perhaps more so than civil liability, is that you are likely facing criminal prosecution for Driving Under the Influence, Theft and Criminal Damage to Property. If you have been arrested or are facing charges, you need to hire someone to help you with the criminal case. You can feel free to call or e-mail me for further discussion.

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  • Am I going back to jail?

    I was arrested saturday night and bonded out monday i was charged with possesion of marijuana possesion of methanphetamine and pills in a bottle without a script. I am a first time offender and i had a clean record, i am 21, will i be sentenced to...

    Michael’s Answer

    Based solely on what you have written, I think there is an excellent chance that you will not be sentenced to more jail time. In all honsesty, I think that prosecutors and judges tend to be pretty fair towards first time offenders. You should defintely hire a lawyer to help you. A lawyer, in addition to analyzing the case, can help pursuade the prosecutor that you are a good person and do not need incarceration.

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