Nathanael Adamson Horsley’s Answers

Nathanael Adamson Horsley

Dawsonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can someone tell me the maximum sentence for these crimes?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2 lawyer answers

    We've seen things in the news, but without commenting on any particular case or any person's criminal history, the max penalty for a first conviction of theft by receiving a motor vehicle is 10 years. For a second or subsequent conviction of theft by receiving a motor vehicle the max is 20 years. The other numbers given by Mr. Kimbrell are accurate.

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  2. My husband was charged with Felony damage to personal property. He has since closed all of our accounts. What needs to be done?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

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

    I'm not sure from your question what you are tying to do. While he is under a bond condition that includes contacting you that does not restrict what you can do, except to the extent that your having contact with him could cause him negative repercussions. One simple solution if you are trying to get an attorney to assist with his case is that you could talk with an attorney who could then contact your husband to talk about his case and discuss payment issues. If you are trying to hire a...

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  3. If the DA made a deal with your Public Defender back in November, and she didn't tell you until Feb of this year. Is this common

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

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

    Has the person talked to the public defender about it? Anything we say here would be pure speculation. The best thing to do when a person has a question about how an attorney is handling the case is to respectfully bring it up with the attorney. If for some reason they don't get a quick response they should be polite, persistent, and document their efforts to communicate. It could be that the DA made a plea offer and just never sent it over to the public defender, that sometimes happens...

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  4. If i move out of my moms house, does my dad still have to pay child support?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Brian E. Daughdrill
    2 lawyer answers

    If a court has ordered child support payments then that obligation will continue until there is an order from a court that changes the terms of the previous order. However, your moving out of your mother's house may very likely be a substantial enough change in the circumstances of the parties to have the order changed. Further, you are old enough that the Court would likely honor your decision as to which parent you would prefer to have primary custody. However, until you are 18 or are...

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  5. Do you have to claim felony on job app. if you are on first offenders

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    I can't tell you what to do as I have not been retained as your counsel and this answer does not constitute formal legal advice. What I can say is that a person who is serving on first offender probation can honestly say they have not been convicted of the crime for which they are serving the first offender probation. Further, part of the statutory intent of the first offender act found in O.C.G.A. 42-8-60 et sec. is to prevent a person from being discriminated against in employment...

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  6. Could I file a suit in Georgia to have an ex-lover submit to a DNA test only to establish that he is child’s biological father?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2 lawyer answers

    If you file suit in Georgia it sounds like you are looking for an action to determine paternity, which would also open the possibility of obtaining child support. In the context of a paternity suit if the defendant does not agree that he is the father then the court will likely order a DNA test in order to settle the dispute. As a word of caution you don't necessarily want to file for legitimation as that would give the father rights to the child. Generally if he wants to legitimate so as to...

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  7. How do i "Push" my court appt. attorney to work for my son and not for the state?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Allen Yurachek
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2 lawyer answers

    As in most things involving people within legal system, be polite, persistent, and document your efforts. If there are facts that you think they are not taking into consideration, politely bring them to the attorney's attention. Treat them with respect and they should do the same to you. Believe it or not the vast majority of court appointed attorneys are actually good people who do want to help you. They may have looked over the file and just missed something that is important, so talk to...

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  8. If the victim doesn't show up for court will the case be dropped, will they get in trouble?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jack Elton Harrell Jr.
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    3. Seth A. Blum
    3 lawyer answers

    Having practiced criminal law in and around Gainesville for many years I can say the prosecutors will make every effort to ensure people who live out of state show up. They will pay for airfare and take other steps to get witnesses to court. The witness could get in trouble if they were subpoenaed and don't show, but there are very specific procedures that have to be followed to subpoena an out of state witness and the prosecutors in Gainesville don't always follow them. Bottom line, talk to...

  9. Need help for aggravated assault and robbery charge

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    Under O.C.G.A. 16-5-21 aggravated assault is committed when someone commits an assault that is aggravated by either the use of a deadly weapon or the intention to murder, rape, or rob. Sounds like they are charging the agg. assault based on the intent to rob. As to the robbery the State doesn't have to prove the property that was taken had a particular value so long as it was taken from the person of the victim. However merely being present when a crime is committed by someone else is not...

  10. Can you be charged with constructive possession in Georgia if...

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Brian S Wayson
    2 lawyer answers

    Neither mere association with persons in possession of drugs nor mere proximity to contraband is illegal in Georgia. The State can argue that the person was in constructive possession of any contraband even if it was not physically in their possession but they have to prove the person had knowledge of the contraband and exercised some form of control over the contraband. Sounds like the person you describe has a strong defense, but they need to get a lawyer to help them present that defense...