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  • Can a probation officer require u to submit to a random drug screen if he/she is not yyour assigned officer?

    A friend of mine was going to a doctors appointment (she is pregnant) and doesn't have a car so she had to get a ride fromy neighbor. They were pulled over on the way there and never given a reason as to why, however vehicle was searched and she ...

    Carl’s Answer

    The answer to this question is yes. if the sentence allows for random drug and alcohol screens at the discretion of the probation office, it does not matter if another probation officer that is not assigned to you asks for or administers the test.

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  • What are the potential punishments for felony attempted purchase of cocaine? With an MIP on the side... Statesboro, GA

    Went to pick up cocaine with a guy from his dealer's house, got caught trying to buy. Had alcohol in posession/intoxicated.

    Carl’s Answer

    I would recommend giving Troy Marsh a call. He is a well respected, highly recommended criminal defense attorney in Statesboro.

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  • Commited misdeamonor before the age of 18 will it be on my record now? Iam 32 years old

    Want to know I charged with a misdeamonor now and wanted to ask for first offender act

    Carl’s Answer

    If you've committed the old offense before the age of 17 then it would not appear on your criminal history. In Georgia, 17 is the age of which a person can be charged as an adult.

    Nevertheless, you still can still avail yourself the use of the First Offender Act. I would highly suggest, however, that you consult with an attorney. There are numerous programs available for certain misdemeanor offenses that can be used instead of using First Offender. Furthermore, first offender cannot be used for certain misdemeanors (an example would be DUI).

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  • Hubby was arrested, when I call booking they tell me that he has hold for warrant & hindering apprehension, what does this mean?

    All I know is that he was arrested. . . I received call from him last night and he said they were charging him with aiding and abetting but that they would not give him a bond until he spoke with investigators. I called this morning to see if he ...

    Carl’s Answer

    If the warrant is from a different county other than Laurens County, he will have to be transported to that other county in order to post bond for the Hindering charge.

    Hindering the apprehension of a criminal is when a person hides someone with intention to hinder the apprehension or punishment of a person whom he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe has committed a felony or to be an escaped inmate or prisoner by concealing the person or destroying evidence.

    Hindering is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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  • What kind of evidence needed to prove battery fmv misdeamnor what kind of defense do I have

    Waiting on court date

    Carl’s Answer

    Your question doesn't give any facts upon which any attorney who participates with avvo can adequately answer. But in general, Battery requires a person to cause intentional substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm which is capable of being perceived by a person other than the victim.

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  • If I have 1st offenders then will it still show on my background?

    theft by taken .. the company that pressed charges didn't show up and judge stated I have no restitution and I have 3 yrs probation in fulton county

    Carl’s Answer

    While you are serving the sentencing, a background check run through GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) will show the arrest and sentence. After the sentence is successfully completed a criminal background check run through GCIC will NOT show an arrest.

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  • If I plead nolo on driving with suspended license what kinda charges do I face?

    On the dds website it says a nolo plea can save your license but what other penalties would I be facing?

    Carl’s Answer

    The statutory minimum for driving on a suspended license is 48 hours in jail and a five hundred dollar minimum fine. An attorney can assist you in getting the jail time waived.

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  • If someone is arrested for influencing a witness can the witness also be a suspect?

    I just want to know if a witness also be a suspect?

    Carl’s Answer

    The facts of the case needs to be discussed with an attorney.

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  • Can I get my record expunged with racketeering, burglary, theft by taking, and criminal trespassing charges?

    I live in sandersville Georgia. I went to prison with a 20 yrs probation and 10 years in prison. I served five. These Were my first charges, and they refused to give me first offenders.

    Carl’s Answer

    Based on the facts presented, there are no provisions in the law to expunge/restrict your criminal history.

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  • So I do need a Lawyer for this Reckless Driving ticket?

    This is addition to my prior question.

    Carl’s Answer

    It's always a good idea to have an attorney represent you in court. Reckless driving is a serious traffic defense which, depending on your age, can result in a suspension of your drivers license.

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