Carl Santos Cansino’s Answers

Carl Santos Cansino

Milledgeville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I got a DUI this year , been since 97 since my last , but I've had about 6 all misdormineors

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5. Michael R Varble, Esq.
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    Hiring an attorney to represent you in any criminal matter is always a good idea. For some, however, financial reasons prohibit individuals from hiring a private attorney. Some attorney's will take monthly payments, and some will not. You are entitled to the services of a public defender if you cannot afford one of your own choosing. Public Defenders are knowledgeable in criminal defense, and know how the laws apply in your case. Personally I know a lot of lawyers that work in the Public...

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  2. Can my boyfriend take a weed charge for me the day I'm suppose to go to trial and can I fire my lawyer the day of trial

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Carl Santos Cansino
    4. Theodor Kaplun
    5. John Arnold Steakley
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    Attempts by others to "take the charge" don't always absolve the one who is actually charged. In fact, sometimes in can lead to another person being added into the mix. As far as hiring an attorney versus going forward with the public defender, if it is your intent to do this, I would recommend that you do so immediately. Waiting until the last minute to hire an attorney is just nonsense. First of all, it gives very little time for you to discuss your case with your attorney and go over...

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  3. I was arrested in Savannah GA for Criminal Trespass after I was kicked out of a bar. What type of sentencing can I expect.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Patrick Lee Jarrett
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Nathanael E. Wright
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
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    Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty for a misdemeanor is 12 mos in confinement and a minimum of a monetary fine. I highly suggest that you contact an attorney to represent you. He or she might be able to plea the matter to a county ordinance or some sort of diversion program.

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  4. Will a juvenile felony under GA criminal code stay on record after age of 18 years, expunge juvenile record in GA

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Anthony John Colleluori
    3. Trey E. Phillips
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    If a juvenile was convicted of a designated felony, those records are sealed and does not become part of an adult criminal history.

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  5. First offender felon in Georgia, Am I able to purchase/own a firearm legally?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Carl Santos Cansino
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. James Donald Garrett
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    The answer to your question is generally "yes." However, there are some offenses, example family violence that precludes purchase of a firearm even if completed under first offender act.

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  6. If your criminal defense attorney fires you, can you get your money back?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Troy Windel Marsh Jr.
    3. Cassandra Ann Rodriguez
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Elmer H. Young III
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    The attorney client relationship is a contract. You and the attorney should have entered into a written contract which outlines the fee arrangement.

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  7. My husband is being charged as a felon for a simple dispute/fight we had. How can I convince the judge to let him go? Fulton Co

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. James Donald Garrett
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    Assuming that you are correct and that your husband was charged with a Felony, the matter should go before the Grand Jury for indictment. It is tough to "retract" or "recant" a statement that was given to law enforcement. Attempts too retract statements surrounding alleged domestic violence are common and prosecutors are reluctant to dismiss cases for fear that there could be another instance subsequent which can cause further injury or even death. Moreover, prosecutors use the threat of...

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  8. If crimes are commercial according to 27 CFR 72.11, that means a crime is a business transaction does it not?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. John Arnold Steakley
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Lee William Fitzpatrick
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    A crime is a violation of law, statute or ordinance by acting or (in some cases) failing to act. Some business transaction are crimes because they are illegal. Examples would be: Selling cocaine, commercial gambling, prostitution. So to answer your question, NO not all crime are business or commercial transactions.

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  9. Need To How To Get A Modification Of Sentence

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Jesse Cole Kent
    4. David Michael Lawler
    5. Lee William Fitzpatrick
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    I agree, you don't give us much to go on. There are some provisions in the law for sentence modification, but it's difficult to navigate without an attorney.

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  10. My son has a felony charge (Auburn University, AL at least 25 yrs ago, how does he get it expunged (non-violent )

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Michael R Crosner
    4 lawyer answers

    You will have to consult with an attorney in Alabama. The restriction laws here in Georgia only apply to arrests in Georgia.

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