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Patrick Lee Jarrett

Patrick Jarrett’s Answers

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  • Which records are better restricted; Conditional discharge, first offender, pretrial intervention or drug court program cases?

    Based on your knowledge and experience which type of plea would allow for better record restriction and/ or expungement concerning future employment

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. If your case is in Chatham County you may have an option depending on the charge. If you do not have an attorney working on your case, you should hire one.

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  • What are the chances of being found guilty of obstruction/preventing an emergency call and serving time?

    A friend of mine was put into jail for obstruction/and preventing a emergency call. The were other acts put on file having to do with abuse but she was only charged for obstruction/preventing the emergency call. What are the chances of her being f...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with all the answers previously provided. Your friend needs to hire an attorney to represent her. Depending on the facts of her case, something could probably be worked out in the municipal court so she can put this behind her.

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  • How is this possible?

    On an unrelated search warrant to our home in July 2013 my husband got arrested for having a marijuana plant. The detectives called me to let me know they were taking him in. I left work and came home. They detained him and asked me if I would ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney. Do not speak with the detective prior to speaking with an attorney.

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  • I hired an attorney for a speeding ticket and paid him and now the number is disconnected. What do I do?

    Was asked to get out of the vehicle for no reason and had vehicle searched without probable cause.

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Rice. Attorneys are required to keep the Bar updated with their contact information. Try the following link and see if there is different contact information for you try to contact him.

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  • I am looking for free legal aid for divorce in Savannah, GA

    My children's father and I have been separated for three years in March, I haven't seen him in two years and he hasn't called either. I have been trying this entire time to get divorced. I have no idea where to start. I am a young mom, I just turn...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Ashman. Georgia Legal Services is located at 6602 Abercorn Street, Suite 203, Savannah, GA 31405. They focus primarily on domestic violence cases and may not be able to take your case. If they cannot help you, call local attorneys, you may be able to find one who can help you.

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  • My daughters mother has custody but we share her I pay support and I am legitimized can I stop her from moving out of state.

    my daughter stays with me part of the week. she also goes to her grandfathers everyday,which is my father.i also she her there everyday.

    Patrick’s Answer

    You may be able to file for a custody modification based on a change in circumstances. You should speak with an attorney regarding the specifics of your case to determine what your options are.

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  • Whats the penalty if convicted of simple battery under family violence when pleading not guilty or how can I win the case?

    First time ever getting in trouble,

    Patrick’s Answer

    Simple Battery is a misdemeanor in GA. There are additional consequences for the family violence act designation. A conviction will have long term consequences beyond the potential criminal fines and sentencing. The best thing you can do is to speak with an attorney about the specific facts of your case.

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  • HI myame is MIke Quman--was in accident earlier this year and the AT FAULT party wants to SETTLE--agreed to verbal amount---But

    REar- ended at stop sign.

    Patrick’s Answer

    Mike: many attorneys will speak with you for a free consultation. I recommend speaking to an attorney in person. The attorney will be able to review your case and you can provide more details regarding your case than can be provided on AVVO.

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  • I recently got married,my husband pay CP for two. Can the x-wife now come after my income because it is more? live in GA

    My husband want to do a modification due to one child 18 and in Army and also a loss of job. The x-wife states she will come after my income which is a great deal higher than his. Can she do that?

    Patrick’s Answer

    No, she cannot use your income to calculate child support. You do not have a legal obligation to support his children.

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  • How much of a fine will I have to pay for shoplifting an item less than $10.

    I'm 17 and was issued a misdemeanor for shoplifting from Walmart. I've already been in pre trial diversion before for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The item I stole was around $5. What can I expect to happen at court and how much ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Goldberg. An experienced attorney who practices regularly in your area should be able to help you obtain the best results for your case. The importance of the assistance of an attorney cannot be overstated.

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