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Troy Windel Marsh Jr.

Troy Marsh’s Answers

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  • My case was settled on July 14 but I wasn't informed of the first offenders act. I was sentenced in Lawrenceville. Can I appeal?

    I was told the best thing was to plead nolo but nothing about the first offenders act. It's my first time ever being arrested or convicted of a misdemeanor. Am I able to withdraw my conviction or appeal? I am currently on probation.

    Troy’s Answer

    If you have a lawyer, you should ask her or him these questions. If not, you need to hire a lawyer because these are issues that you are not equipped to deal with.

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  • I am currently on probation. Can I go back to court if I was informed of the first offenders act at sentencing?

    I entered a nolo plea for shoplifting and drug possession.

    Troy’s Answer

    Possibly. First offender is such an important issue that you really should hire the best lawyer you can afford, and follow her or his advice.

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  • What is the possible outcome of VOP on a conditional first offender misdemeanor drug charge?

    I was arrested for a misdemeanor drug charge, was released on conditional charges for a first offender. Toll order was issued and warrant stating that I failed to appear. Judge wants to adjudicate me and charge me for original charge. What are the...

    Troy’s Answer

    The possible outcomes are (1) your conditional discharge status remains intact, and the judge does not revoke any part of your sentence to jail, (2) your conditional discharge status remains intact, and the judge revokes part or all of your sentence to jail, (3) the judge revokes your conditional discharge status, you are automatically convicted, and the judge does not revoke any part of your sentence to jail, (4) the judge revokes your conditional discharge status, you are automatically convicted, and the judge revokes part or all of your sentence to jail.

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  • Gun permit with completed first offenders Georgia

    When I was 17, I pled first offenders on a possession charge. I am now 26, completed my first offenders 4 years ago, I have the paper stating I completed it and I have not been in any trouble since then. The initial plea was 9 years ago. I am want...

    Troy’s Answer

    Go to the Probate Court in your county, and submit an application. If you are denied, you will need to hire a lawyer to help you.

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  • At fault driver lied on police report!

    I was awaiting a left turn out of a gas station when suddenly i was struck on the rear right side of my vehicle by a single unit truck.. After the initial impact i then noticed the truck started ramming me into moving traffic. I then turned my veh...

    Troy’s Answer

    You should hire a lawyer. Do not talk to anyone from the other driver's insurance company until you have spoken to a lawyer.

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  • WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF TIME A JUDGE HAVE TO SIGN A FELONY PROBATION WAIVER AFTER THE PROBATION OFFICER AND OFFENDER SIGN IT?

    IF A OFFENDER WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER SERVING A 2 YEARS SENTENCE ON A FAILURE TO REGISTER CHARGE. THEN ONCE HE WAS RELEASED WAS PLACED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE ORIGINAL COUNTY WHERE THE PROBATION WAS ASSIGNED. NOW HE IS FACING PROBATION VIOLAT...

    Troy’s Answer

    There is no time frame. He can sit for weeks or months.

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  • Do I need to check yes to "Have you ever been convicted of a crime or violation....?"

    I received an open container violation of the local ordinance in Statesboro, GA - code section: 6-244. I was a passenger, standing outside the vehicle, and was not arrested. I did not pay my ticket online and instead went to traffic court and spok...

    Troy’s Answer

    Technically, you could truthfully answer the question "no" because one cannot be "convicted" of violating a non-criminal city ordinance. Georgia law defines "conviction" as "a final judgment of conviction entered upon a verdict or finding of guilty of a CRIME or upon a plea of guilty." O.C.G.A. § 16-1-3 A "crime" is a violation of a statute of this state in which there is a joint operation of an act or omission to act and intention or criminal negligence. O.C.G.A. § 16-2-1 The question, really, is how your employer would view your answer, albeit technically true, if she/he discovered the previous charge and outcome. Some employers would understand the technicalities, but I suspect that some would not.

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  • How do i file a lawsuit for wrongful death

    My Mother was misdiagnosed andneglected in the hospital which led to death.

    Troy’s Answer

    Don't even consider it unless you are a lawyer with years of experience. Contact a lawyer, and follow his or her advice.

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  • I can't afford a paid lawyer and I make too much money for a public defender. What are my options? HELP, MY LIFE IS AT STAKE!!!

    I have been falsely accused of child molestation of my wife's 14 year old sister. She falsely accused her stepfather a few years ago of touching her inappropriately and may have two other guys since. My mother found a lawyer that was willing to he...

    Troy’s Answer

    There are attorneys who handle child molestation cases and then there are criminal defense attorneys. You want the former. When you interview attorneys, ask the attorney to tell you about the actual child molestation cases he/she has taken to jury trial and how many appeals he/she has handled in child molestation cases. Do not hire a lawyer who has never tried a child molestation case.

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  • Can adult children file a wrongful death lawsuit for the father , if the widow is still alive?

    My father was in a mental hospital on a 1013, they both moved here with me several months ago , due to their health , he had dementia so he was there trying to get his mediation straight.The day my mom picked him up , he was unresponsive when she ...

    Troy’s Answer

    Don't be confused by some of the other answers. There are two separate, independent claims. The first is a wrongful death claim. The heirs at law are the real parties in interest to bring the wrongful death suit. The other, separate, independent claim is a claim for pre-death pain and suffering and medical expenses, including funeral expenses. The personal representative, like the estate administrator or executor, is the real party in interest in that case. So, the answer to your specific question is "no" because the widow is the heir at law and the only person vested with a right to bring the wrongful death suit.

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