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Billy Tomlinson

Richmond Hill DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is there anyway I can get my DUI expunged in Georgia?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Zachary Walter Procter
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    4. Brett Ladd
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    No, there is no legal mechanism in Georgia for expunging a conviction for a DUI.

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  2. Do I need a lawyer to attend may first court date?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    3. Justin Spizman
    4. Brandon Michael Rosenbloom
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    You need an attorney as quickly as possible. You should request and make an application for a public defender. He can then help you decide how to plea on your upcoming court date. Most likely this will be "not guilty and requesting a jury trial". However, you need to be aware that a time clock will begin to run on any attorney's ability to file certain motions on your behalf. If you still want to hire a private attorney you will need to do so immediately and make sure they fully understand...

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  3. Can my son get a cdl if he had a dui at age 20 with no cdl but another dui 6months ago with a cdl learners permit.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mickey Grady Roberts
    2. Billy Tomlinson
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    As of the law today you son would be disqualified from obtaining his CDL.

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  4. If my current DUI case is dismissed. Will Felony Prob. still violate me for the initial arrest after DUI is dismissed???

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    2. Jason Robert Carnell
    3. Benjamin Von Schuch
    4. Billy Tomlinson
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    This is a highly fact and jurisdictionally driven answer. With the facts you presented here all anyone can do is give the a broad generality of possibilities. They could choose to violate you even in a treatment facility. However, this would depend largely on your probation officer and original sentencing judge. Could they violate you if the dui was dismissed? The short answer is yes. Would they? That depends on your probation officer and his view of you as a probationer. Things such as...

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  5. Why are you asked to take a breath test on the scene of the arrest and again in lock up?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. Michael David Barber Jr.
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    5. Benjamin Von Schuch
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    The test at the car was simply a "screening test" that is usually performed as part of the battery Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. It is used only to help the officer make the decision to arrest or not. The results of the test are only admissible into court beyond a "positive or negative for alcohol" in very limited circumstances. The one you took at the police department or jail is the Intox. 5000 and the results will usually be admissible in court.

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  6. I'm subject to random alcohol screenings. Could I also get drug tested? Only the alcohol box is checked on my probation paper

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Kathryn Mary Holton
    4. Billy Tomlinson
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    Yes, you may be tested for both. You may also be subject to a 4th amendment waiver that would allow the search of your person, belonging and premises without a warrant.

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  7. Can a lawyer help with a dui charge

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Flinn
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Michael David Barber Jr.
    5. Evan A. Watson
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    The charges you have mentioned are serious charges and can have a lasting effect on you and your driver's lic. I would strongly advise speaking to an attorney.

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  8. Just got my first dui. what should I do

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Zachary Walter Procter
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. Elmer H. Young III
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    You need to consult with a qualified DUI attorney in the area you were arrested in. There may be defenses available to you and a local attorney will be in the best situation to bring together all of the politics, personalities of the judge and prosecutor and present you with the most realistic outcome for your situation.

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  9. Is it worth hiring a lawyer for first time DUI in Statesboro, Georgia (Field BAC: .179, no accidents/damage caused)?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Steven P. Shewmaker
    4. Benjamin Von Schuch
    5. Christopher Irvin Simser
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    Yes, you need an attorney in that jurisdiction. First, you need an attorney to evaluate the merits of the state's case against you and to discuss/present any defenses you may have. Additionally, in that jurisdiction you will need someone to help you avoid any jail time.

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  10. Dui...disabled....immigration

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Christopher Edmund Ward
    4. Harry Asatrian
    5. Billy Tomlinson
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    The short answer is it will depend on if ICE puts a hold on him while he is in jail. But even beyond that there are many factors that must be considered if that does happen before someone can answer "yes" or "no". You really need to contact an immigration attorney.

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