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  • Can someone LEGALLY be charged with a misdemeanor. It's dismissed. No new charges. Yet be convicted of it. Only now as a felony

    Arrested with 3 charges 2 felony and 1 misdemeanor. 1st appearance judge dismisses the misdemeanor. 6 months later 1 of the 2 felony charges is vacated. 1 felony charge remaining and I took a plea for fear of the outcome of trial and the chance it...

    Noah’s Answer

    It sounds like your lawyer hasn't explained your case and the law to you. You need to ask your lawyer these questions as he is in the best position to answer your questions.

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  • Revoked pre trial diversion

    Hi i have never been arrested but i did get an citation fo shoplifting this may. At first i failed to report to my po and pay the fines so i had another court date where the judge gave me another chance to complete. I have paid all my fines comple...

    Noah’s Answer

    Prr-Trial Diversion is an excellent opportunity to get a criminal case dismissed. However, it sounds like you did not understand the benefit of completing the program (case dismissed and no criminal record). It also sounds like you don't have your priorities straight, because you did not complete the program. Finally, calling the court is not an acceptable way to get a court date rescheduled, unless you are a lawyer. Now that you missed court, there very well may be a warrant for your arrest; and now that you failed diversion you are facing a criminal trial and potentially a permanent criminal record. You will need to spend thousands of dollars hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you fix this mess.

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  • Can. U charge some one with shoplifting if u don't actually see them concealing items ?

    So i have a friend that was caught stealing a 10$ dollars bow they arrested her but than she bond out hours later she had a warnt for her arrest they say they have her on camera previous taking marchandise in dressing room but none actually physic...

    Noah’s Answer

    If your friend didn't actually steal anything and either gets the case dismissed or is found not guilty at trial, then yes she can sue.

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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

    Noah’s Answer

    Statue limitations is two years for a misdemeanor.

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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...

    Noah’s Answer

    If the charge was dismissed, then the arrest can be restricted from your criminal history.

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  • My son was offered a plea deal he did not take it before the verdict can he take it after the verdict.he didn't understand it.

    They dropped murder charge for him to plea to robbery

    Noah’s Answer

    Did he get convicted of murder? If so, I seriously doubt the plea offer is still available. However, there may be a way to appeal based on ineffective assistance of counsel. You will need an experienced appeal lawyer to assist you with this.

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  • Will it be difficult to get into a diversion Program? And would they up the charges?

    Im 17 years old and I was arrested at school for having 25 adderall on me. I wasnt selling them and I was only charged with "Drugs to be Kept in Original Container". This is my first offense and im a senior in Highschool and I have a part time job...

    Noah’s Answer

    You will definitely need s lawyer to help you get into diversion and while you will not go to prison even if convicted you need to get the case dismissed and your record restricted so that this incident doesn't negatively impact you for the rest of your life.

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need?

    My husband and brother in law was hurt on someone else's property and the first lawyer has recently dropped him can u please help

    Noah’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your husband and brother. You need a personal injury lawyer who has experience with premises liability cases.

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  • My son whose 19 has arraignment hearing scheduled for attempted breaking & entering. Does he need an attorney at the hearing?

    He has no prior criminal record, a special needs high school senior & has been employed on his job for over a year. He has been diagnosed with Emotional Behavior Disorder.

    Noah’s Answer

    Of course he needs a lawyer. He is facing a criminal charge that could have a negative impact on him for the rest of his life.

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  • How can I avoid having to register as a sex offender prior to moving to the Atlanta area?

    I am currently in the process of moving to the Atlanta metro from Tampa, FL. I currently have to register as a sex offender due to a 2001 military conviction in Okinawa Japan (carnal knowledge). Which i believe is the equivalent to stat rape , con...

    Noah’s Answer

    Georgia law is clear that a person required to register in another State is required to register in the State of Georgia. In fact, Georgia law is very restrictive in that you will need to register even if you would not have to register if you were a Georgia and lived in Georgia when the crime was committed. For example juvenile offenders (not handled in Superior Court) do not have to register in the State of Georgia. However, if you live in a State where juvenile offenders have to register and then move to Georgia, then you have to register. The only thing you can do is to hire a lawyer to help have you removed from the registry after you move to the State of Georgia. Just make sure you move to a County where you will have a fair chance of being removed.

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