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  • Can I be charged with Child Endangerment and DUI if child was driving?

    I let my girlfriends 11 year old son take the car up the road a little ways with me in the passenger seat. I had been drinking and we were pulled over after an off duty deputy saw the boy driving. I was hauled off to jail and charged with DUI, Chi...

    Tiffini’s Answer

    Actual physical control is a possible defense to your charge, the deputy may have assumed that you were assisting in the control of the vehicle in some way, perhaps helping with steering, or something along those lines. It would be in your best interest to hire an attorney becuase a DUI combined with a DUI child endangerment can have severe consequences on your privilege to drive in the state of georgia, much more so than just a DUI itself. Although it seems you do not have a valid license currently, it can affect your ability to get one in the future, regardless of you current status. As Pete said this is a 'complicated' case and you need an experienced DUI attorney to help you through it.

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  • Out of state vehicle registration question

    My ex-boyfriend and I co-own a motorcycle. He lives in Virginia, I live in Georgia. Although we are co-owners on the registration, the loan is solely in my name and I would like to keep the registration in Georgia so I have a little bit of a han...

    Tiffini’s Answer

    A little more information would be necessary to answer this fully, but any moving violation that your boyfriend or anyone else received while driving your motorcycle would be theirs and theirs alone. Moving violations are assessed against the driver, not the owner, not the motorcycle :). However, there are potential pitfalls to your current situation, your boyfriend could cause for the registration of the bike to be suspended if he were convicted of certain crimes or he could damage the bike, or the bike could be towed by the police for certain violations. If the loan is in only your name, the ownership should be too. Good luck.

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  • If I leave the state for a job can I be charged with child abandonment?

    I want a divorce but I can't afford one. My husband is very controlling over me, if I leave the state to make money and leave the kids with him in the meantime what do I do to ensure I don't lose custody of them?

    Tiffini’s Answer

    A correction. www.glsp.org. Sorry!

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  • If I leave the state for a job can I be charged with child abandonment?

    I want a divorce but I can't afford one. My husband is very controlling over me, if I leave the state to make money and leave the kids with him in the meantime what do I do to ensure I don't lose custody of them?

    Tiffini’s Answer

    Contact Georgia Legal Services, a non-profit agency for low-income people in civil matters. www.glsp.com They may be able to help you. They have an office here in Augusta. Good luck.
    Tiffini

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  • Can calling someone names constitute verbal harassment? I reside in Georgia.

    I am student and had a group project with several people. One of the members, a male, was lagging behind in the work so I sent him 2 cordial, professional e-mail messages asking for his portion of the work since I was responsible for turning a com...

    Tiffini’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer but would like to add the follwing. Georgia does have a misdemeanor charge of harrassing phone calls, OCGA 16-11-39.1, so I wouldn't call him on the phone again.

    THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE. They are provided for informational purposes only. Actual legal advice can only be provided after consultation by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. Answering this question does not create an attorney-client relationship or otherwise require further consultation.

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  • My husband turned his self in for a violation of his felony probation for not reporting in 3 years.

    What can I do we have 3 kids and 1 on the way he is a good man other people that I have been talking to said that they could not turn there self in but like I said it takes a man to turn there self in . He did it so that he can start over for ...

    Tiffini’s Answer

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    I agree with the two previous answers. I just wanted to add a piece of advice. You are not trying to convince the probation officer to reinstate, but the judge. Also, the more people you can bring with you the better, friends, other family members or church clergy that would stand up for him would all help your case in front of a judge. If you can afford it, a lawyer would be a good thing. Unfortunately, in my personal experience, a public defender is not often given on a pure revocation issue. One last thing, if he is behind on fines, scrape up whatever money you can, because a judge will often want to know how much of the arrearage (the amount he is behind on the fines) he can pay that day. Good luck!
    Tiffini

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  • Can a spouse tell his attorney not to talk to wife about workers compensation case?

    my husband told our attorney not to talk to me about workers compensation case is that legal?

    Tiffini’s Answer

    The general answer is, yes. The attorney represents your husband not you, and your husband has a right to an attorney/client privilege. In fact, the attorney shouldn't talk to you without express permission from your husband, he is the client, not you or your family unit. I'm sure that you feel hurt by this, but it seems something you may want to discuss with your husband, not his attorney.

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  • I currently have a violation of probation in two different counties. so if i turn myself in how much time will i be looking at?

    p.s. if i serve the jail time will i still have to pay the fines and community service?

    Tiffini’s Answer

    It really depends on 1) what you were on probation for and 2) what you did to violate probation.
    As to your P.S. the answer is yes, sometimes judges will give you credit toward your fine for some time served, but not at a very high rate. For example, serve 4 months, they knock off $400.
    Get a criminal defense attorney before you turn yourself in, he/she can represent you at the revocation hearing and advise you on what's most likely to happen and what to do.
    Good luck!
    Tiffini

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  • Missed court date for a dui,bench warrent issued recently arrested what would be new bond amount

    recently arrested have a bench warrant have court today..what would be the new bond amount for a DUI

    Tiffini’s Answer

    A new bond is not something you are guaranteed, the judge could decide to hold you in jail until trial. Bonds also depend on a number of things, what other charges you had along with your DUI, if this is a first DUI, etc. Also your question is unclear... have the bench warrant been issued recently or have you been arrested on a bench warrant recently? The best thing to do would be to contact a DUI defense lawyer. He/she could guide you on handling the bench warrant and your underlying charge. Bench warrants are not taken lightly, I recently represented a lady who missed her court date on a simple traffic charge and RCSO tracked her down at her job in a nearby county and took her to jail. It was very embarassing to say the least. Sorry, I cannot be more specific to your problem, but there are a lot of details needed to give advice on this. Good luck.

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  • Can I fight a speeding ticket with the defense of the officer was tailgating my daughter into speeding? No radar was used.

    My daughter received a speeding ticket last night for going 65 in a 45, This was on a dark back road at 10:45. She came home very upset. She said she was driving the speed limit when the officer came up on her fast and started to tailgate her. Usi...

    Tiffini’s Answer

    It really just depends on who the judge choses to believe, your daughter or the officer. It would be a hard case to defend, a good local lawyer would probably be able to help you out, possibly make a deal with the prosecutor to reduce the speed. In GA, speeding less than 15mph should be a zero point violation. It's been awhile since I was a prosecutor so I'm not making any promises - I'm 90% sure on that. Also please remind your daughter that while she is under 21 a speeding charge 24 mph or more over the limit can result in an automatic suspension of her license.
    One other important point, if your daughter is under 18, this ticket could possibly suspend her due to the other ticket for the wreck. Any total of 4 points will suspend in GA if you are under 18. If she is under 18 I would reccomend that you need a lawyer for sure to make sure you don't get your young daughter started on the slippery slope of license suspensions.
    A DUI lawyer would be a good person to talk to because they will know traffic law in and out.
    Good luck!
    Tiffini

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