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  • Does my daughter need a lawyer?

    My daughter got beat up by her boyfriend(at the time) He choked her, forced her in his car and then attempted to throw her out the car while it was moving, threatened to kill her, and punched, kicked her, and left bruises all over her. He fled the...

    Noah’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about the situation with your daughter. In reference to the criminal case against the ex-boyfriend, she does not need her own lawyer as the case will be prosecuted by the Solicitor General's Office or the District Attorney's Office, depending on whether he was charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Both of those offices should also have a victim advocate to assist your daughter throughout the process.

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  • What to do if not indited after 90 days.

    Girlfriend was on parole and caught new charges. She signed a 6 month parole waiver and is in prison. She has bee locked up over 90 days and still not indited. She would like to resolve the issue maybe get a bond so she can have it taken care of i...

    Noah’s Answer

    What is she on parole for? What are the new charges? Besides these two cases does she have any prior convictions? All of these questions and more need to be answered in order to develop the best strategy to help your girlfriend.

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  • Five years ago I was assaulted and the man that did it was ordered to pay restitution and I have not received any money yet.

    what do i have to do to get my money?

    Noah’s Answer

    If he was ordered to pay as part of the criminal case then you should either contact his probation officer or the district attorney's office.

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  • I haven't been indicted it's been since January 27my was arrested over 90 days. Does the state have a statue of limitation.

    Incident took place in july 2014, warrant issued in January 2015 never indicted.

    Noah’s Answer

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    The statute of limitations for a misdemeanor is 2 years. The statute of limitations for most felonies is 4 years.
    I hope that answers your question.

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  • I was never arrested and can not fill out right hand corner of petition. It is asking for (OTN) offender tracking #.

    Restrict (Expunge) Records of a Case Placed on the Dead Docket and Seal the Court Records. O.C.G.A. 35-337(j)(3) allows Defendants to petition "Pro Se." I am eligible. I have the disposition from Fulton County Superior Court with a Motion to Dead ...

    Noah’s Answer

    Since you were not arrested and nothing appears on your criminal history, there is nothing to expunge/restrict from your criminal history. Instead, you need your court records sealed (since that is why the dead docket is showing up when employers use third party search companies), which may be possible. In order to seal your records, a petition will need to filed with the Court. Because this process is a little more complicated than just filling out a form, I suggest that you consult with and hire a lawyer. if you have more questions about expungement, you can check out the guide I recently wrote for AVVO.

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  • I got charged with possession of marijuana can i get it dismiss. And only pay fines??? (In the city of Jonesboro)

    It was only a stem in the bag.

    Noah’s Answer

    If you pay a fine, you are entering a guilty plea so you don't want to pay a fine.
    You need to sit down and discuss the specific facts of your case with a lawyer as you have not provided enough information to determine whether your case can be dismissed.

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  • Disorderly conduct. After telling the officer my phone #, he fail to get it but another did. I said she has the brains here.

    I was giving him all my information because somebody else had been arrested. The other cop laughed and was shocked he was arresting me for that act. I plan to defend myself since i know i am not guilty.

    Noah’s Answer

    Why was the cop asking for your phone number in the first place? Based on the facts you provided, you did not commit the offense of disorderly conduct. However, be careful as the cop may allege that you did something else to be in violation of the law. Have you determined whether there is a police report and if so have you obtained it? Did he charge you with a local ordinance or a violation of State law? Is your case in Municipal Court? Do you plan on requesting a jury trial?

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  • I applied for a gun permit and was denied because of a theft conviction when I was 19. I am now 71. How long will that remain.

    only background is I was 19 when I committed theft I am now 71 years old. I served 16 months. I have not had any trouble with the law since then. What can I do or does that conviction stop me from getting a permit period

    Noah’s Answer

    If you were convicted of felony theft, then the case will remain on your record forever. If you were convicted of misdemeanor theft, then you may be eligible to have the case restricted from your criminal history. If you don't know whether it was a misdemeanor or felony, you should go get a copy of your criminal history from a local law enforcement agency.

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  • Can I get charged for claiming an open container charge my boyfriend got?

    My boyfriend got arrested for an open container and it was left in the car by me.i wasn't in the car at the time.

    Noah’s Answer

    Under the law it doesn't matter whether the open container was yours or his, it just matters that he was operating the car at a time that there was an open container inside the vehicle. However, it is unusual that he was arrested for open container as that offense is only carries a $200.00 fine, which in my opinion means that the officer did not have authority to arrest him.

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  • How can I find out if I had legal representation in some of my past criminal cases?

    I have a very bad memory, due to medical issues and I cannot remember if I have legal counsel in my past three shoplifting cases. How would I be able to find that out? With that information be available on my criminal history report?

    Noah’s Answer

    You will need to check the clerk's file in each county that you were prosecuted.

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