I agree with my colleague. Charging someone with a crime is different than convicting someone of the same crime. If a pipe is all they found, you may be charged with possession of a drug related object. Either way, whenever anyone is charged with a criminal offense it is important to have an attorney represent you. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make sure that the police did everything they had to do for the search to be valid.
I agree with Mr. Cansino. Depending on the facts of your case and your prior criminal history, you may be able to negotiate a resolution that will not show up on your record. We handle these types of cases in Savannah regularly. We would be happy to speak with you about it.
Yes you can be arrested if the police had probable cause to believe that you were growing the marijuana, even if it was not on your property. You need to hire an attorney to represent you. At this point, you do not know what evidence the State has against you, and you may have a strong defense.
I agree with my colleague. You should hire an experienced family law attorney in your area. You make significantly less than he does. Therefore, make sure you understand your rights before you sign anything.
I agree with my colleagues. Because you "refused" you have 10 days to file an appeal to your administrative suspension. If you refuse the state test after the officer reading the implied consent warnings, your license will be suspended after 30 days unless you file this appeal. You need to speak with a DUI attorney soon.
I agree with my colleagues. Georgia law provides for several ranges of punishment depending upon the value of the property alleged to have been stolen. If the value is over $5,000 but less than $25,000, the crime is a felony and is punishable by 1 to 10 years. Your fiancé needs to quit talking to anyone other than an attorney.
For misdemeanors in GA, you are facing a maximum sentence of 12 months for each charge and a maximum of $1,000 fine. Depending on the victim and whether that person has been a victim before, the charge may be increased to a high and aggravated misdemeanor. That would result in a fine ranging from $2500 to $5000 and a maximum of 12 months in jail. Each charge can be ordered to serve consecutively. So, this person is facing a maximum sentence of 36 months if the person is charged with three...
Attorney Zezima is correct. You must file a legitimation if you are going to have enforceable rights to custody or visitation with your child. Don't wait until she moves. If you file for custody and legitimation, you will at the very least have a visitation order.