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Nathanael Adamson Horsley

Dawsonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What could be taking so long??

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
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    Well if a grand jury returned a no bill on the indictment it could be that they are not going to proceed with the prosecution. There could be any number of other issues that would contribute to the period of delay you have described. You should consult with an attorney who could give you more specific advice based on the facts of your case, and may be able to find out more about the status the prosecution, or lack thereof. As long as you make sure the DA/court has up to date contact...

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  2. How long does the state have to indicte someone?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
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    The short answer is you do have to wait for the state to indict before you are able to file most substantive motions, including demands for speedy trial. The main exception to this is if the defendant is held in jail for an unreasonable amount of time without an indictment, in which case you may have a stronger argument that a bond should be set, or lowered, if a bond has already been set. The longer answer is that the primary limitation on the time frame for an indictment is the statute of...

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

    Answered over 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. ···
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    The short answer is you get a good lawyer. There's no magic formula for getting a good settlement on your own. The best way to maximize your recovery is to work with someone who knows how to deal with the insurance companies. Many personal injury lawyers, such as those with my firm, will give a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. That way you don't have to pay anything up front. Presuming the other driver was at fault for the accident you should be able to recover for...

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  4. How do I get legal rights to my child if I am not married to the mother

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    2 lawyer answers

    In Georgia if the child is born out of wedlock you still have the duty to provide support for the child, but you have to legally legitimate the child before you have any right to seek custody or visitation. This is normally done through a petition for legitimation. I would suggest speaking with an attorney about this. While the test for determining custody is simply what is in the best interests of the child, litigating the issue can be complicated. Also, whomever gets primary physical...

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  5. How strong does evedince have to be ?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
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    The short answer to your questions is the evidence has to be sufficient to prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that your friend committed the crime. That doesn't give you much to work with as a practical matter and it's just not possible for us to tell you exactly what to do to disprove the accusation as we don't know all the facts, so the longer answer is that you need to either hire a lawyer or make sure your friend quickly applies for a public defender so that they can get some help...

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  6. My sister was arrested for four counts of burglary.she is being charged with driving the get away car. she confessed she knew,

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2 lawyer answers

    Possibly; in order for a statement to be admissible it must not be made under any threat of punishment or hope of benefit, and if the person is under arrest and being questioned, then the person must make a knowing and voluntary waiver of their Miranda rights. There is case law indicating that whether a waiver is knowing and voluntary can be effected by severe mental conditions. However, there are many factors that would go into such an argument. Your sister should contact an attorney and...

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  7. Advice on shoplifting my second offense

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
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    Well the first thing you do is not make statements about what you did or didn't do on a public site on the internet that later could be used against you in a court of law. You may have been accused of something but you are innocent until proven guilty in this country. The possible sentence you are facing depends on the circumstances of the crime, your background, and any number of other factors including the specific judge and prosecutor involved. It sounds like you would be well served...

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  8. Is there anything illegal about not using your married surname; I notice a lot of entertainers don't use theirs?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Pamela Koslyn
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    The major issue with regard to illegality is whether you are using another name with the intent to mislead or defraud someone. It would be wise to at least use your legal name on contracts and documents regarding purchase or sale of real property, as well as documents submitted to governmental agencies. This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and...

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  9. If a city relased a felony warrant would'nt that mean that the state would have dropped it too?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
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    Unfortunately no, it is possible for one agency to release a hold or dismiss a warrant and another agency keep a similar hold or warrant in place. In some cases one agency will allow the other agency to proceed with the prosecution in lieu of proceeding with their own prosecution. Of course your situation may also be a paperwork problem, we just can't tell from the information provided. If you hire an attorney they should be able to find out what is happening with greater specificity, and if...

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  10. What things can a juvenile do, and can be charged as an adult?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
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    The only short answer to this question is to refer you to OCGA 15- 11-28 and say you should speak to an attorney about the facts of the case to get specific advice. There are somewhat complicated procedures for determining whether a person aged 13-17 is tried in juvenile courts or in superior courts. The juvenile court is where most charges will start, although the juvenile court can transfer cases up to superior court if they would be punishable by loss of life, imprisonment for life without...

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