Cynthia Vaughn James’s Answers

Cynthia Vaughn James

Winder Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I got a speeding ticket while traveling to FL and I was going 76 in 65. Should i just pay the fine or go to court?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Cynthia Vaughn James
    2. David Michael Lawler
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Since the speed charged on the ticket is less than 14 miles an hour over the speed limit, the ticket is not reported on your driving record and therefore should have no further consequences than the fine. Being under the age of 21 can have more serious consequences if the charged speed is more than 14 mph over the limit or if you reach the speeds that trigger the super speeder laws. Under 14 mph should be safe to just pay the ticket. Since it is under 14 mph, you also should not have any...

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  2. If you get a ticket on a limited permit and pay the ticket and ask the court for leniency can the judge help you

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cynthia Vaughn James
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Michael J Silveira
    3 lawyer answers

    Limited driving permits are regulated by DDS. They are the only ones who can issue or reinstate the limited permit. Limited permits are revoked by direct operation by DDS upon any moving violation. If the court date you mentioned is the criminal court date for the ticket, that judge has no power to reinstate your limited permit. If you have not yet been convicted on the ticket and are not subsequently convicted, an attorney may be able to help you with the limited permit. The attorney that...

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  3. Filing for Divorce but spouse will not give address to me

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Cynthia Vaughn James
    3. Robert A. Kunz
    4. Amy Marie Carter
    5. Leonard Roy Boyer
    5 lawyer answers

    You were advised incorrectly and will probably need to hire an attorney to handle the divorce. It usually makes sense to hire an attorney that practices in the area where the divorce will be filed, which, incidentally, is the county where she lives, which would make it necessary to know her address. I do free 30 minute consultations in Barrow/Jackson Counties.

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  4. Can I plead no contest to a moving violation in Georgia?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cynthia Vaughn James
    2. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3. Allen Rust Knox
    3 lawyer answers

    Hiring an attorney could be quite helpful to negotiate the terms of your plea. This violation is a moving violation and carries 3 points against your license. The nolo plea would keep the points from being assessed against your driving record. You are allowed to plea nolo to most traffic violations once every five years. Since you have not had a ticket in several years, you are eligible to ask the judge to accept your nolo plea. Nolo pleas are discretionary, meaning that the judge can...

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  5. What will sentencing be for possession of hydrocodone , marijuana less than an ounce in Ga . . If we plea first offender ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bert W. Cohen
    2. Charles Christopher Flinn
    3. Cynthia Vaughn James
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
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    If the case is in Barrow County, he will be allowed to apply for the services of the public defender at arraignment or he may be given the answer as to whether he qualifies for their services at that time. Since he is only at the arraignment stage, it is too early for an attorney to determine what sentencing may be. Another attorney gave a good explanation of the stages of criminal cases. Your son should have the services of an attorney with such serious charges. An attorney can examine the...

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  6. If my divorce papers have anything wrong with them does it mean that I am not legally divorced

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shelley A. Senterfitt
    2. Cynthia Vaughn James
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    3 lawyer answers

    You must be more specific about what is wrong with the paperwork and whether the divorce has been finalized (filed Final Order). I do a lot of divorce work in Barrow County and give free 30 minute consultations over the phone. I could help you clarify what exactly is wrong and whether it is a problem or not.

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  7. Have Ct ordered garnishment papers for support. Ex has new job but refuses to say with who and isn't turning papers in to them

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Cynthia Vaughn James
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. Michael John O'Hagan
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    You have a sizable contempt action. Usually, the Winder child support services office will bring contempt actions after an arrearage of $3000+. But if you do not have your case registered with them, they cannot enforce the child support award. If you do have your case registered with CSE, you can still file a separate contempt action against him in Superior Court. At that time, you can present your arrerage and he may have to pay some on top of the regular child support obligation. Your...

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  8. I am seperated. Going thru divorce. Can me husband cut my phone off if the account is in his name?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Cynthia Vaughn James
    3. W. Phillip Mccurdy
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Ashman is correct. Check your paperwork to see if you have a "Standing Order" signed by all of the judges saying that certain property or services cannot be changed during the divorce except in the 'normal course of business'. Barrow/Jackson/Banks counties do have that order. I think Athens-Clarke/Oconee does too. You can call the clerk's office in those counties and ask about a standing order to get another copy if you cannot find one in your paperwork.

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  9. How to fight violation to stop when the school bus didn't even turn on the red lights? and I was passing by with procaution.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Cynthia Vaughn James
    3. Amanda Michelle Grantham
    3 lawyer answers

    According to OCGA 40-6-163 the red lights do not have to be displayed to require you to stop. It says the bus must be stopped and if you read the code sections listed it requires the amber lights to display if the brakes are in use on the bus. There may be video or the bus driver and/or police officer will testify that you violated the statute. It is a serious traffic offense that does assess 6 points against your license Depending on your age six points could automatically suspend your...

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  10. When I was 18 y.o. when I pled guilty to a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge in GA. I'm now 33. Can I get this sealed?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. Cynthia Vaughn James
    3. Brett Ladd
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Gardner's answer is unfortunately correct.

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