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Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.

Cornelia Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Why would I have all of the copies of my ticket (Court Copy, Driver Services copy, and Violator Copy) from a DUI?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    3 lawyer answers

    call Douglas G. Andrews, General Member Address 327 W York St Savannah GA 31401 Email: doug347@bellsouth.net Website: http://www.dougandrews.com Complete Details Phone: 912-236-3020 Fax: 912-236-1420

  2. Is there any way to be released from dui/drug court without having to serve remainder of probation in jail?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Trey E. Phillips
    2. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    dui court if completed in certian jurisdictions may end the need for probation. typically the term of the dui court is 18 to 24 months. this amount of time may complete you jail and probation obligations.

  3. I just received a limited permit and my tag was expired. i was driving my car to the emission when i was stopped.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    2. David Wayne Willis
    2 lawyer answers

    My experience is that once you have been cited the DMVS may show that the offense occurred while on a limited permit. If that is the case the DMVS can move to suspend your privileges without a conviction. Once you receive notice file an appeal so that you can hopefully argue that the charge was unfounded.

  4. Obtaning police report and DUI video

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ruth Towne
    2. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    the video can become available typically through a subpoena, or your attorney may call the solicitor and request that it be viewed prior to court. In Georgia there typically is no way to view pre-trial or hearing unless your attorney has a connection with the office that is prosecuting you.

  5. I was charged with a DUI in 2003 in Savannah GA. The ticket was thrown out. Can a potential employer see this on my record?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Allen Yurachek
    2. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    An employer generally will get a copy of your Georgia criminal history. If you were arrested or cited the records will reflect that ( and the disposition) a nolo only helps against license suspension. The important thing to ask the employer to note is the final disposition. Essentially without an expungement your record will show all violations.

  6. If i have four DUI's on my record but they were over fifteen years ago, can they use that against me in court for this recent DU

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Lance Warren Tyler
    2. Talal B. Ghosheh
    3. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes Georgia has a similar transaction rule that allows prior similar conduct to be admitted at trial to prove that you were the same person who had the same scheme or design and that you have the m.o. What the state can not do is use the prior similar to argue you are a bad guy or propensity. (Doesn’t make sense does it) Cal rick ryzcek 404.406.3197

  7. My DUI was reduced to reckless driving. I did not blow. Will my license still be impacted by the lesser charge?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Lance Warren Tyler
    2. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    3. D. Benjamin Sessions
    4. Richard Scott Lawson
    4 lawyer answers

    good news, if the dui was reduced by the judge at criminal court, not als, then there will be no suspension. if you or your lawyer got an agreement by the officer to reduce the dui to reckless it will have to be formally entered in criminal court (most likely state court or a city court judge) if i read you question correctly there was no als hearing based on the agreement. you license WILL be impacted only / usually to the extent of 4 points [you get 15 every two years before suspension]...

  8. How to drop misdemeanor charges in georgia?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    2. Jack Ira Klein
    2 lawyer answers

    very hard b/c the prosecutor will want to know why the battery claim was made. (i.e. if it was not true why was it made or if it was not true then someone lied.) in Ga the prosecutor is between a rock and a hard place (see my reasoing above) if the charge is dismisses and someone is hurt then blame will be placed on the prosecutor. on the other hand if the jury finds the accused not guilty then justice prevailed. imho

  9. I had my husband arrested for simple battery what happens if I drop the charge?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    the case can be prosecuted without you. this is unlikely but often is the case. the state often times would rather lose the case as opposed to being accused of letting a person get injured by the other spouse. simply put no one wants to be responsible for the harm that may come to you in the future. the state feels that if it happened once it is more likely to happen again.

  10. How do I find out how long a no contact order will last?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    the no contact provision will last until the temp hearing then the judge may extend the no contact after a hearing. if the no contact was put in place at a guilty plea then the provision will last until you are off probation