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  • Can a person with a possession of control substance obtain a licence to purchase a gun?

    In 1992, I was charged and convicted of a possession of a controlled substance I received. 90 days jail time, 4years probation, and a 2500.00 fine which have all been satisfied by the court.

    Noah’s Answer

    If you were placed on four years of probation and did not enter your plea under the first offender act or conditional discharge statute then you are a convicted felon and you cannot possess a gun.

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  • Can my case be dismissed on a technicality? I wasn't mirandized no bond hearing, never saw a judge, but I was released on bond.

    I arrested on 4/1/2015 which I didn't know why until the deputy told me as I was being booked. He said I was being charged with Disoderly and Simply Battery and I will see a judge for a bond in a couple of hours. Well, I didn't see a judge for a b...

    Noah’s Answer

    Nothing that you mentioned is enough to get your case dismissed. The big question I have for you is why did you give a statement to the prosecutor? He is not on your side; he's the one who is trying to convict you.

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  • Can you have a felony or misdemeanor and not know?

    I recently applied for a job and they contacted me after doing a background check, and said I have a felony and misdemeanor. I have never been arrested, fingerprinted, taken to jail, or anything else that breaks the law. I'm extremely confused. I'...

    Noah’s Answer

    if you have never been arrested, you should tell the employer that the background check is not accurate. You need to insist on getting a copy of the background report. Once you obtain the report, check it for accuracy. You may be able to go after the background check company if they didn't follow Federal law.

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  • Sexting done in foreign land, can my friend be prosecuted in here?

    My friend has a question (lets say just a scenario). What if she is from Australia (consensual teen sexting is not illegal, only those who leak them to a third party will be in trouble) and then immigrated to USA which defines teen sexting almost ...

    Noah’s Answer

    If your friend was under the age of 18 at the time the photos were taken, and they are considered to be "sexually explicit," then who ever possesses the photos or distributes the photos in the state of Georgia is guilty of sexual exploitation of a child. It doesn't matter where the pictures were taken, you can't possess or share sexually explicit photos of minors (under 18). Your friend would be considered the victim in this case under the facts you provided.

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  • How long past stating to GBI that you'll plead guilty thus saving a trial can you be held without indictment?

    They say still investigating

    Noah’s Answer

    Held in jail? 90 days before you are entitled to a bond. Once a bond is set, you can be held indefinitely up until the statute of limitations or until you hire a lawyer to help secure your release. Just curious, why would you tell the GBI that you will plead guilty? That admission can be used against you but will not necessarily result in a lighter sentence. In fact, it may result in a harsher sentence.

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  • Want to find out if I have a warrant for my arrest in Georgia

    Need to find out if I have a warrant in Atlanta

    Noah’s Answer

    Since there is not a general way to find out if there is a warrant for your arrest, more information will be needed to answer your question. Why do you think there is a warrant? Is it for a new offense or an old offense? Have you been arrested before for this incident? What are you being accused of? Where specifically did the incident take place?

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  • How long do the court have to bring a case to court?

    Was charged with aggregate assault in 1998, did 33 months on a 3 year sentencing along with have a gun during the commission of a felony, as under the first afinder law. Had no more trouble in my life and became a registered voter. Was stop a yea...

    Noah’s Answer

    As to your question, the State (not the Court) has four years to file an accusation/indictment against you and bring formal charges. However, the more important question in your case is whether you were properly arrested. If you entered your plea in 1998 under the First Offender Act and if you were discharged as a First Offender, then you should not have been arrested for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. I would suggest you go to the local police department and get a copy of your criminal history. Once you have your criminal history, contact a local criminal defense lawyer and sit down with him/her for a free consultation.

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  • Should I take the offer from the insurance company of the land and horse owners were I was injured.please read the details.

    The insurance company of the land and horse owners were I was injured is offering me two to three thousand dollars towards my medical bills, the problem is, the surgery I need is going to be over seven thousand, not including the hospital stay and...

    Noah’s Answer

    Why would you even consider taking an offer that doesn't even cover your medical bills. Show them you are serious, hire a lawyer.

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  • What if a past case does not appear on the criminal history report, I just had pulled by Spalding County sheriff department?

    I just pulled my criminal history from the Spalding County sheriffs department and one of my past court cases, for misdemeanor shoplifting, does not appear on the report. I am being prosecuted in Henry County, for shoplifting. I would like to kno...

    Noah’s Answer

    Yes, your prior arrest will appear on a criminal history run by law enforcement, unless you were never arrested for the first offense.

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  • If I'm out on bail and I missed court will the person who signed my nail get locked up

    I missed my court date

    Noah’s Answer

    No, the person will not get locked up but he/she can be held responsible for the amount of the bond.

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