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John Gage Breakfield

Gainesville DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. I requested an ALS hearing for my DUI arrest, but the Georgia DMV said they never received a letter from the Officer...

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    2. Justin Spizman
    2 lawyer answers

    Basically the DDS has two bites at your license, the first is the Administrative Suspension due to the refusal. From what you wrote, the officer did not file a Notice of Intent to Suspend. The second bite at the apple is if you plead guilty or are found guilty, then that suspends your license. This post should not be considered legal advice.

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  2. Dog bite personal injury law in GA, procedure for getting doctor's report and other discovery

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Rogers Giannini
    2. John Gage Breakfield
    2 lawyer answers

    Although your question is about the criminal trial, your homeowner's insurance would have similar interests in your case. The insurance defense lawyer would not represent you in the criminal matter, but he might have a copy of the doctor's reports.

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  3. How can I get a fair settlement for my personal injury claim.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. John Gage Breakfield
    3. Houston Dillard Smith III
    4. Philip Manley Brown
    5. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    A lot depends on what insurance company with which you are dealing. Many have taken the approach of 'so sue us' and won't offer a reasonable settlement; so you sue them. You need to focus on building your case and if they want to settle, great. If not, file the suit. There is no point messing around with an adjuster that has no authority or interest in resolving the matter. Also important will be the amount of coverage available from the defendant and any under insurance available....

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  4. Can someone notarize your signature to an amendment to protective covenants to form a HOA without your concent or knowledge.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    1 lawyer answer

    A notary, as you know, is verifying that the person signed the document notarized. If the notary is staing she only notarized to the witnesses, then she appears to be admitting that the signature was not notarized. Get the notary to do an affidavit to that effect and get her contact information. This post should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific...

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  5. State of Georgia - Judge ordered mediation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Houston Dillard Smith III
    2. John Gage Breakfield
    2 lawyer answers

    Ask the local mediation office that sets up the mediation if you qualify for a Fee Reduction.

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  6. Can I be fired for a background check while under Georgia first offender act?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    1 lawyer answer

    I agree with the previous answer. The main issue here is that you have not completed the terms and conditions of your sentence.

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  7. Do i need a lawyer?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    2. Carl Santos Cansino
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    There are both felony and misdemeanor levels of theft. A lawyer will help you figure that out. They could be over prosecuting the case. I agree that you need to either hire a lawyer or seek appointed counsel.

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  8. How long can you be held for a superior court child support contempt order/warrant?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    1 lawyer answer

    I am sure a domestic litigator will give better details, but the answer is a fairly good while. Basically, until the judge is satisfied that he cannot pay and any further jail will not change that. Hiring a lawyer would probably cost you around the amount you mentioned. This post should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine...

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  9. My abusive husband has control of all finances and has filed for divorce. I'm unemployed. What rights do I have?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    2. Christopher T. Anderson
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you have rights. Try the local Legal Aid office http://www.atlantalegalaid.org/. Regardless of who controls it if your bank accounts have money or your home has equity in it, you might be able to afford an attorney. Contact a domestic lawyer and see if they can help. This post should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to...

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  10. Can a former employer show a security video that supposedly showes me stealing money to a coworker.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. John Gage Breakfield
    1 lawyer answer

    The big question regarding slander is whether it is the truth. If the video does in fact show you stealing that's a problem for your case. If it does not, then that person is spreading untruths about you and your honesty and that is actionable. An interesting issue is how he got the video. Did someone not follow company policy in the handling of the matter? Contacting the company may be a way to get the company to put pressure on the wrongdoer. If it is definitely not you, then you are...

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