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Nathanael Adamson Horsley

Dawsonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can a convicted felon be charged with two counts of murder for one victim?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
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    Yes, it is legal for the State to charge two alternative felony murder counts based on different underlying felonies, but your friend could only be sentenced according to one such count if there is only one victim. 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 it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue....

  2. Can't get parole from Georgia Prison

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. James Wrixam McIlvaine
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately persons convicted of armed robbery in Georgia are not eligible for parole unless they receive a life sentence, and then they are only eligible for parole after 14 years if the crime was committed before July 1, 2006 or 30 years if the crime was committed after July 1, 2006. 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 it is...

  3. My boss was fired for stealing (among other things). Can I tell others without being libelous?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
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    To get full answers to these questions you should speak to an attorney in person and inform them of all the facts of the case. As a general matter one of the requirements for finding a statement to be libelous is that the statement be untrue. If the person was allowed to "retire" then it may be untrue to tell others they were fired. In addition to the ethical dilemma of whether it is right to tell others about this person's actions given the decision of the board appears to have been to keep...

  4. Can the police run a tag check on a car parked at a gas station with proper looking tag, parked legally, no suspicios acts?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately an officer in Georgia can run a tag check without any reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. If the vehicle returns as stolen then they likely would have at least reasonable suspicion to detain the occupants to further investigate the situation. However, there is case law that state if the check only returns problems with the listed insurance on the vehicle that may not provide a basis for detaining the driver or occupants. Bottom line the tag number is public information,...

  5. I live in georgia can my son 14 be question

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    As a general statement a parent should be present during the questioning of a child, but the courts have found that statements made by children were admissible even though the parent was not present. The first question is whether the child was under arrest at the time of the questioning and if so whether the child was informed of their Miranda rights. If they are under arrest and were informed of their rights then the state will have a heavy burden in proving any waiver of the right to remain...

  6. Is a photo of an alleged suspect enough to arrest him?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    What you seem to be asking is whether there was sufficient probable cause to arrest a person based on an accusation and identification through a photograph. This can be an important question because if the arrest was improper then any evidence obtained pursuant to the arrest may not be admitted at a trial. The short answer is that the determination of probable cause is a very fact specific question and you haven't provided enough information to give you a good answer. The longer answer is...

  7. Husband in jail for violation of probation and now arrest order from 1995 child support. What can be done about old arrest ord.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
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    As a general statement child support debts don't go away because of the passage of time and the arrest order is likely still valid. However, if the mother is willing to work out a consent agreement regarding a payment schedule for the past due child support then it would be possible to file a motion to relieve the arrest order. It would be wise to talk to a lawyer who could guide you through the specific steps to be taken and help the process move as quickly as possible. This answer is...

  8. Lawyer is making me feel discouraged.. should I follow my instincts or put my trust in him?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
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    You are asking a question that no one on here can really answer because we don't have all the facts of the case. There are a few things that can happen before the indictment but they are primarily related to seeking a bond and investigating the case. As with all things related to the legal system, the best way to interact with an attorney who is less responsive than you would like is to be polite, persistent, and document your efforts. Most attorney's really want to help their clients and it...

  9. Are both parties in a divorce liable for equal amounts of debts accrued while married?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Christopher T. Anderson
    3. Jennifer H. Keaton
    3 lawyer answers

    The split will not necessarily be equal. All marital assets and debts are subject to what is called an "equitable division". This means either party could be told to pay for all the debts, they could be equally split, or they could be divided in unequal portions. The judge, or jury, will evaluate all the evidence that is presented and decide what they think is fair according to who earned the money, who incurred the debt, who benefited from the debt, whether there was misconduct leading to...

  10. What is the punishment or fine of someone being charged with two counts of cruelty to children in the 3rd degree?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    Unless your husband has prior convictions for family violence battery or cruelty to children in the third then all the charges you mentioned are misdemeanors. At least as to the cruelty to child charges the maximum penalty for each is 12 months in jail and a $1000.00 fine, which is the maximum penalty for a misdemeanor that is not of a high and aggravated nature. It sounds like your husband has defenses to the charges and should speak to an attorney in order to ensure that his case is...

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