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Eric C. Crawford

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  • Is there a statute of limitations for issuing a warrant for ones arrest?

    Do police have to issue a warrant for an arrest within a certain amount of time? For example, if a person was setup by a c.i. but not arrested until a week later, what would be the reason/reasons that it took so long to make the arrest? Also, if t...

    Eric’s Answer

    Police generally have 2 years from the date of the incident to begin prosecution on misdemeanors and 4 years from the date of the incident to begin prosecution on most felonies.

    This situation is very common; the hope of the police is that the more time that elapses, the less likely you will able to identify their informant, thus letting them use the informant for a longer period of time.

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  • I received a speeding ticket in Covington ga I asked for a jury trial my case is set for arraignment on tommarow

    I received a speeding ticket in Covington ga I asked for jury trial, my arraignment is tommarow I have tried for month to contact the da to resolve the case prior to the arraignment if I had an lawyer I'm sure the da would at lease return my phone...

    Eric’s Answer

    Wow, the snowballing of poor decisions may lead to you going to jail on a speeding ticket. You need to hire a local attorney NOW. Whereas you would have just paid a fine in municipal court, you'll likely end up on probation in superior court, and depending on the judge, you're looking at 10-45 days in jail if you're convicted at a trial. You HAVE to be in court tomorrow (unless you hire an attorney AND they're able to get a reset), otherwise, a bench warrant will issue for your arrest. Bench warrants are rarely recalled in Newton county, meaning there is a good possibility that you could sit in jail for an extended period of time before you ever get to see a judge.

    BOTTOM LINE: Hire a lawyer today, and put your shovel down. You've dug a hole so deep you may not be able to afford to hire somebody to hoist you out of it.

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  • Would this count as a violation?

    I'm on probation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in walton county and I recently got a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt and not transferring over my license to a ga license.

    Eric’s Answer

    It would violate your probation (especially in Walton), but only if YOU tell the probation officer about it. Since you weren't arrested, unless you go to court on the tickets and your probation officer recognizes you OR they pull your driving history after you pay the tickets, they're not going to find out about it.

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  • Possession less than ounce

    None

    Eric’s Answer

    Yes, this is still illegal in Georgia.

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  • Any attorneys out there who can help??

    Ive never been in trouble before and have no criminal history. I was recently charged with sale of schedule II to a confidential informant, i received a bond and am currently waiting for my arraignment. I really need to find an attorney who is wi...

    Eric’s Answer

    Porterdale is in Newton County, which is part of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit which includes Walton County as well. The Alcovy Circuit has an attorney referral page courtesy of the Newton and Walton bar associations. Starting there might be a good idea: http://alcovycircuit.com/resources/173-attorney-referrals.html

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  • If my daughter got a ticket in kingsland ga can a lawyer handle it so she doesn't have to appear in court?

    Got a speeding ticket going 98 in 70, no prior record. Live in Clayton nc

    Eric’s Answer

    Also, be careful if she has a NC driver's license because if the ticket gets reported to them at those speeds a license suspension is possible. You should probably consult both a NC attorney and a GA attorney (or an attorney licensed in both states).

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  • Romeo and Juliet law

    Can 17 year old girl charged for sending nudes to other guy on that pics there was her face if I make report with fbi how long it will take for them and get her from school ? I already asked this question but I forgett to ask how long it will take...

    Eric’s Answer

    Under Georgia's child pornography law (Sexual Exploitation - O.C.G.A. 16-12-100), she could be charged and facing 20 years in prison per image / per person, plus a lifetime on the sexual offender registry when she gets out.

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  • 1st time ever getting in trouble, got arrested for shoplifting at walmart. Paid bail but waiting for trial date

    Me and a friend got arrested for shoplifting and even though i didn't have anything on me because i was with her i got arrested too and was charged with a misdemeanor. I was wondering could I do first time offender because I've never been in any t...

    Eric’s Answer

    Hire an experienced, local attorney now. They should be able to help you keep this off your record.

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  • Can I sue this pawn shop? (Gwinnett county, GA)

    Two months ago, I pawned my Canon eos 7d (worth $1000) for $130, expecting it to be enough for emergency funds. A couple weeks within that same month, I figured that I would need some extra funds, so I returned to that pawn shop to see if I can ge...

    Eric’s Answer

    Can you sue? Sure. Will you win? Likely not.

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  • Can someone sue app locating service if it's giving out wrong information and guaranteeing its correct.

    Fiance downloaded app locating service I our phones app started saying I was at a specific location when actually I was at home or at work.......when my fiance called to see why this would be they told him that the app was absolutely correct and i...

    Eric’s Answer

    Can you sue? Sure. Will you win? No.

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