Skip to main content
Jeffrey Lloyd Wolff
Avvo
Pro

Jeffrey Wolff’s Answers

45 total


  • Arrested for DUI in a convenience store parking lot while off the vehicle due to not being able to walk after disability issue

    I'm physically disabled due to being a lower leg amputee and I must use a device such as a prosthetic leg, wheel-chair or crutches to get around, usually the prosthetic leg and handle it OK. One evening I was coming from a friends place on my moto...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    While it is difficult to fully evaluate your case base solely on the facts you provided, I would encourage you to contest your case with the benefit of specialized DUI lawyer.

    See question 
  • What are the elements to comparables between felony DUI in WA to GA. Also what is the class level for a felony DUI in GA.

    Washington using prior state DUI to enhance the charges. History 1 DUI and 1 Vehicular Assault(not guilty of DUI but un-knownly plead to under the influence and 4th degree in NJ, 3 DUI in GA -misdemeanors, and 3 DUI Washington - now Felony. We are...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your question is beyond the scope of advice you should expect from or actually accept from this type of service. Plain and simple - you need a lawyer. If you cannot afford one apply for a public defender. Get a lawyer now! Best of luck. Most likely your case is not a felony by the way.

    See question 
  • I was charged with possession of a small amt of marijuana. I got my papers today and they say "felony possession"?

    In Oct I went through a road block and got a d.u.i.-drugs and possession of marijuana (small amt). I just got the arraignment notice and it says felony possession. Is that right? I didn't get intent to distribute or anything.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Of course Nicholas is right you do need a lawyer but that is true even if it is a misdemeanor marijuana and DUI charge. DUI -drug charges are especially complicated so look for someone who specializes in DUI defense.. That lawyer will be able to handle the possession charge whether felony or misdemeanor. While it is not a good idea to guess why the charge is showing up different than you expected, if you are certain as to the amount of marijuana seized from you, a simple error in charging is the most likely answer. Get a lawyer to investigate and defend your entire case. Good luck.

    See question 
  • Advice for a new Public Defender.

    I just finished working my first week as a Public Defender. I do not have any clients yet because I do not get sworn in until next week. I am new to the practice of law and have never done any criminal defense work before, but I am very excited to...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Welcome to the best specialty and the best profession in the world. You will find the criminal defense bar to be the most generous, helpful group of lawyers you could ever ask to meet. Just keep on asking questions and asking for help (after putting in the necessary effort, of course) and you should be fine. The other posts were excellent. Don't lie, cheat, or steal - no sex with your clients or anyone with an interest in your case. Take it easy with alcohol and drugs as this has taken down more than a few or our excellent colleagues. Try to find the right balance in life between working really hard for your client and caring so much about them and taking the necessary time for yourself (and your family). Be good to your family also - trial lawyers don't always have a great record for this either. Follow these rules, read the other posts, go to every conference you can on criminal law. Make friends with the private bar and ask them for help if you need it. Contact me any time. Good luck and welcome.

    See question 
  • My son (20) got a DUI and blew 3 times the legal limit. Never been in trouble what will be outcome?

    told officier he had 8 beers and took all tests they asked. Officier did not take license and stated on ticket how honest and respectful he was. Now I understand due to age and honesty..he will pay for it and still get DUI. Is this the norm? This ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your son will need a lawyer that specializes in DUI defense to challenge the roadblock and every other aspect of the way evidence was gathered against your son before, during and after his arrest. While his honesty maybe a small positive factor if he is sentenced on this case, generally it is not

    See question 
  • Can locked glovebox in car be searched?

    There was narcotics inside a locked glovebox of a car. they searched it and found the drugs. they didnt have a warrant

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Probably not. Search and seizure issues are very fact specific and in order for me or any lawyer to provide a good analysis of your case we would need more facts. Without the consent of the owner or the driver, however, the situation you described sounds like it is probably an illegal search. If someone was arrested as a result of this search I strongly recommend they contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. I am happy to help. Jeff@jeffwolff.com.

    See question 
  • Can I get a job within the medical field with a petty theft, theft by check 29.00, and failure to I.D from 2005 AND 2006 ?

    This took place in another state and I now live in the state of Georgia.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I suggest you speak with a human resources professional in the medical field or a job placement specialist in the medical field. Theft convictions are very difficult to deal with for employment. You might want to see if you are eligible for expungment or similar treatment in the state of your original conviction. I would recommend you contact the lawyer that initially handled your case if you were happy with them or someone else in the area.

    See question 
  • Do indictments have to contain specifics about the crime at hand or can they only speculate a date range?

    do indictments have to contain specific dates in order to have a true bill of indictment?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The government has an absolute duty to notify you of the date upon which they are accusing you of committed a crime. If the government fails to give a specific date in the indictment, in Georgia that is a ground for attacking the indictment. A range of dates can only be maintained in the indictment if the government can prove that they have no way to know a more specific date. I agree with the comments already offered by both of the lawyers one is more geared toward Georgia cases and one is more geared toward federal cases. You should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer about the specifics of your case so that you may discuss the exact details.

    See question 
  • Is it possible to requesta pretrial diversion for a 19 year old charged with a misdemeanor drug possesion charge in georgia?

    misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than an ounce and failing to stop at stop sign

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Yes, it is possible but whether this can actually be accomplished is going to depend on many factors including: the diversion program in the given jurisdiction; the defendent's record; the strength of the case; and, a number of other factors. Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to assist you with this case.

    See question 
  • I never had my licence before ,but in 07 I caught a drug charge.

    How can they suspend my license for 6 months when I never had them before. I understand taking the class, but 6 months seems like to much for me.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Chastine but want to add that an experienced criminal defense lawyer would have probably been able to prevent you from having your license suspended. The action taken against you might not make sense but it is the way the law is currently written. Some exceptions exist, however, but you have to know and understand how to take advantage of the exceptions on the front end.

    See question