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  • Can i own ahand gun if i was convicted of family violence in 1998

    i have no felony on my record

    Morris’s Answer

    I agree with the previous response. You need to look carefully at your conviction paperwork to determine the charge that you were specifically convicted upon. Hiring a local lawyer to do that for you is likely your best course of action. Good luck.

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  • Racing on Highway

    My buddy and I were both arrested for "racing on high way" after pulling out of work last week, not really meaning to "race", more of just being guys and messing around. My court date is in a month, should I have an attorney present that day or do...

    Morris’s Answer

    You are in big trouble if you get convicted of racing. Your license will be suspended and you will get his with stiff penalites. You and your buddy need to arrange to speak with a skilled attorney as soon as you can. Good luck and call me if I can help.

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  • Husband arrested for burglary,stemming from a pre warrant hearing for crimminal trespass. Going to grand jury.What do we do now?

    Husband entered my friend's dad'sFOR SALE house when he found back door open. Called out as he entered and walked to living room. Saw tools on floor in front of fireplace. Turned to leave when my friend's daughter also entered calling out. Spoke t...

    Morris’s Answer

    You will need to discuss this with a local attorney that can actually help. The ADA in Morgan County is tuff. Call us after the holidays and I will be happy to speak with you about these issues. Look at my profile to learn more about my practice...I do a lot of work in that circuit and we get great results. Good luck.

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  • Can I get a CCW in GA with a shoplifting (belt) charge from 1992?

    I applied for a CCW and was told there was no disposition on my background check so I was denied. The City converted all their records to an electronic system and mine apparently came over without the disposition. The arresting agency Atlanta PD...

    Morris’s Answer

    Call Mr. Kimbrell or Mr. Pines. Local knowledge is very important in solving these type issues. Good luck.

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  • My 22 year old son is on probation and has a 6pm curfew. He violated his curfew and is to meet with his PO in the AM...advise.

    His was a five year probation. He has had difficult adhereing to all the requirements. His PO dropped by this Friday PM and he as in his apt but her attitude was bad. She wants to see him first thing Monday. I am scared to death that they will...

    Morris’s Answer

    Call the lawyer that represented him on the original case for advice. If you cannot do that for some reason then please contact an experienced Athens, Ga criminal defense lawyer for help. You can likely preserve your son's first offender status even if he is in probation trouble if you get help from a great lawyer. Do not wait until it is too late to seek help.

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  • I was charged with simple battery in 2009, Can i get it sealed in georgia

    I didnt know any thing about a first offernder so i just took the charge for fighting a old friend/classmate. now i Have turned my life around and wounder can i get it sealed

    Morris’s Answer

    Unfortunately, my colleagues who answered your question are correct. You may try to get the governor to pardon you but that is about the only remaining avenue for you to address your record.

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  • Should you be read the implied consent after you refused and 2 hours later at the jail were given the breath test ?

    Does Howell V State apply ?

    Morris’s Answer

    It is difficult to answer your question fully without having more information about what happened in the case. The short answer to your question is that the officer is required to read implied consent befoer requesting a breath sample. If you refused and were still compelled to take the test then a challenge to the test result and the testing procedure may well be in order.

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  • Can I be convicted of DUI marijuana if there was no drug test taken?

    I was recently stopped during a road block. The officer gave me a field test in which he said my eyes were shaky and I might be under the influence of marijuana. I was taken into custody, but never was given a drug test. Can I still be convicted e...

    Morris’s Answer

    The answer to your question is yes. You can be convicted in the situation you describe. However, a skilled and experienced lawyer should be able to successfully challenge the case. You would do well to seek out a consultation with an appropriate lawyer in the Hattiesburg area to fully explore your options. Good luck.

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  • Tramadol outside of container

    My son is being charge for having tramadol out of the container. 1. He had a prescription 2. He did not have it on him, it was in his dorm Can he be charged?

    Morris’s Answer

    He can be charged but it is certainly not much of a crime and it should be a charge that can be resolved in a manner that keeps it off his record. Please talk to a lawyer with local knowledge of the court system in Athens. As you may be aware, Athens is a tough area where the authorities favor prosecution of even marginal cases. Having worked in the legal system in Athens for roughly 20 years including serving serveral years as a prosecutor I advise you to speak to an Athens attorney about your son's situation. A great attorney can really help set your mind at ease and give you confidence that this case can be resolved reasonably.

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  • How many felony cases get dropped/dismissed before trial?

    Any stats on how felony cases get dropped before trial in Georgia?

    Morris’s Answer

    The information you seek is not centrally tabulated to my knowledge. Each Judicial Circuit in Georgia has its own procedures, elected offcials and resources. I have included some links for you that should help you get a view of the statistics that are available on line. Good luck.

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