Nathanael Adamson Horsley’s Answers

Nathanael Adamson Horsley

Dawsonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How long does a person have to be in prison before they come up for parole?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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

    The answer depends very heavily on the specific charge involved, the sentence, and the background of the person sentenced. If the charge is not parole eligible, and you indicate that it is, then they will serve the entire sentence. More specific information could be obtained by speaking with an attorney and giving them all the facts, or by visiting the website for the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles at http://www.pap.state.ga.us/opencms/opencms/ . This answer is provided for...

  2. Can a State make one party of a marriage pay for a debt in total, when both parties names are on the debt?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    Theoretically yes, the State can make one party pay the whole debt. There may be limits on this depending on the specific circumstances involved so you would be wise to talk to a lawyer and give them all the facts. There are also steps you may be able to take to limit your exposure, such as having a court order how the debt would be handled in the context of a divorce or legal separation proceeding. This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not...

  3. My husband left 4 years ago, I don't know where he is, can I get a divorce that is affordable w/o much problem?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Melanie Ann Brubaker
    2 lawyer answers

    If you don't know the location of your spouse you can file for divorce and use the process called service by publication. So long as all your property is in Georgia you can get an order that will grant you a divorce and address issues of property distribution. Bottom line, you should contact some attorneys in your area to get more specific advice and inquire into price. This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it...

  4. How can i be free even if im living with my parents

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2. Ralph Edward Hughes
    2 lawyer answers

    You are asking practical questions, not legal questions. While they may be any number of people who can give you advice ultimately no one here can tell you how to live your life. You are an adult, it is up to you to find a way to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. 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...

  5. Could DA drop or lessen charge

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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

    They certainly could, but the more important question is whether they would drop or lessen the charges. It would be wise for you to consult an attorney and give them all the facts so that they can advise you on the best way to maximize your chance of the getting the DA or parole officer to drop or lessen the charges. What should be included in an affidavit is very fact specific, and you don't want to make the situation worse by having the victim swear to facts that could be used against your...

  6. Pled guilty to family battery was not offered the plea diversion first offense can I still get it remove after 8 years.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    It's hard to say based on what you've provided. If you were sentenced under the first offender act and a judge has signed an order discharging the first offender sentence then yes, it can be expunged. If it was under a diversion program then it depends on the circumstances of the diversion program. If not and you just entered a plea of guilty and had the remainder of the probation terminated after a year then no, it cannot be expunged. However there may be some benefits to getting a pardon....

  7. Can a recorded conversation be used in court if you and the party you were talking to did not know that they were being recorded

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    As a general statement if a person who is not a party to a conversation records a conversation held in a private place they are committing a crime and the recorded conversation is not admissible in court. There are very limited exceptions to this, so it would be wise to talk with an attorney about all the facts to get a firm answer. This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship....

  8. If First cousins have sex, one is 16,the other is 30. Can the parents press charges against the father, or can we get married?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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

    In Georgia having sex with a 16 year old is not statutory rape. However, depending on the circumstances your cousin could possibly be charged with interference with custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Further, it is rarely a good idea to be engaging in relations at your age as it risks serious problems such as unplanned pregnancy, STDs, and in your particular circumstances could cause severe health problems for any child that is conceived. While it is legally possible,...

  9. Can a juvenile be charged with criminal trespassing if they were not caught at the scene?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like the person has a very good case but I can't say for sure without knowing more about the case and why a prosecution was initiated. One doesn't have to be caught at the scene of a crime to be charged; they could have testimony from someone who saw the person there, video/audio of the incident, an admission from the person charged, or other physical evidence. However, unless there was damage done to property at the home or the owner had previously told the juvenile they were not...

  10. What sentence does cruelty to children carry

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    3. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3 lawyer answers

    There are three types of cruelty to children offenses that can be sentenced as felonies, all are found in OCGA 16-5-70. Cruelty to child in the first is punishable by 5-20 years in prison. Cruelty to child in the second carries 1-10 years and cruelty to child in the third is a misdemeanor for the first offense, but subsequent convictions are felonies and carry 1-3 years. Aggravated assault carries a maximum of 20 years, but there are a variety of circumstances that effect the possible...