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George F. Mccranie IV

Douglas DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Will the court look at me as a savage and throw me under the jail?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Elmer H. Young III
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5. Thomas G. Briody
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    First - Your history of DUI arrests in North Carolina isn't going to help you! Many prosecutors look at a DUI arrest without a conviction as if you were given a "pass" and will treat the new charge more seriously. Second - If the vehicle parked across the road caused the accident, this fact could be used in your defense. If the Intox 5000 test results can be suppressed or at least determined to be questionable, the lack of bad driving on your part will help your defense. Third - Because...

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  2. Is it not mandatory to be informed of my (Miranda) rights when being taken into custody?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Justin Spizman
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
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    Unlike what you see on TV - Miranda Rights are NOT REQUIRED to be read to you when you are arrested. In a DUI case, your GA implied Consent Rights should have been read to you (as soon as possible) after your arrest for DUI. It is not necessary to be given the Miranda warnings until the State seeks to question you about the charge after you arrest while you are in the custody of the State. Many people realize the Implied Consent Rights read to them are not the Miranda Warnings and are...

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  3. I was arrested 3 years ago for a DUI in Ga but it was dropped to reckless driving charge . I just got another DUI

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Flinn
    2. Douglas Brooks Rohan
    3. Justin Spizman
    4. Zachary Walter Procter
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
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    The Georgia Statutes require that this DUI be considered and sentenced as a 1st DUI offense. However, the Prosecutor is not required to make the same sentence recommendation (if you are convicted) that would have been offered if you didn't have the other DUI reduction on your criminal record. In my experience as a former Assistant District Attorney and long time DUI Defense Attorney - prosecutors will not give you any benefit of the doubt because of the past reduction of a DUI. In fact you...

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  4. How does a person involved in wreck, that wasn't driving be charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin Von Schuch
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Zachary Walter Procter
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. John Arnold Steakley
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    Your question is very short on facts that would give enough details to be able to give an informed answer. Based on my experience , it would appear that the investigating law enforcement agency believes that the "passenger" was actually the Driver of the vehicle. These cases are usually investigated by a GA State Patrol SKIRT TEAM. All types of evidence can be used to determine who was driving the vehicle - witness statements and injuries sustained in the wreck (such as bruises from...

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  5. Parked Vehicle DUI charge ..keys near ignition(passenger seat). 2nd DUI charge outside of five years.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. L. Ty Wilson
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Jack Ira Klein
    5. Allen Rust Knox
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    You certainly have a good Probable Cause challenge at a Motion to Suppress hearing. Just off of the top of my head - The Officer observed NO BAD DRIVING on your part, No evidence (listed in your question) of how long your car had been parked, No Failed Field Sobriety Tests, No positive Preliminary Breath Test and Keys NOT in the ignition. I'm sure that there will be additional defenses available to you after a DETAILED interview and review of the Incident Report etc. I have addressed these...

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

    Answered 9 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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    I'm glad you asked this question. It certainly is worth it to fight your DUI charge. Before you listen to any of your friends advise, go talk to a DUI Defense Attorney about your case. There are numerous defenses that can be discovered by an experienced DUI defense atorney. Your choice of an attorney is very important. I always recommend that when faced with a criminal charge talk to an attorney that is focused on DUI/criminal defense. Most general practitioners that handle divorces,...

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  7. I was arrested for a DUI this past weekend. I have a prior offense in 2009. Is there any chance of fighting this off?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. George F. Mccranie IV
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    You do have a defensible case. One of the defenses would be the possibility of a contaminated breath sample due to "Residual Mouth Alcohol" - caused by your vomiting. This is one of the topics I discuss in my book, Protect & Defend. The officer should have checked to ensure that the breath samples you provided during the Intox 5000 breath test were uncontaminated. In order to do this you are supposed to be monitored for at 20 minutes prior to taking the Intox 5000 to ensure that you haven't...

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  8. DA 1205 form was filled out incorrectly by arresting officer . . . Does this help me ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas Brooks Rohan
    2. L. Ty Wilson
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Allen Rust Knox
    5. Sean Phillip Park
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    First - You MUST file a request for a hearing within 10 business days and include the $150.00 fee or your Drivers License WILL BE SUSPENDED. It does not matter that there are technical and possible factual/legal issues that could be presented in your defense if you don't request a hearing! Second - I would highly recommend that you retain an Experienced DUI Attorney to represent you in the Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing ASAP! Trying to defend yourself at this hearing is...

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  9. My expungement paper work for DUI was denied by the Duluth Municipal Court, does not meet all statutory requirements,

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. George F. Mccranie IV
    2. Benjamin Von Schuch
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    5. Zachary Walter Procter
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    If the DUI was DISMISSED it can be removed or expunged from your record if it occurred prior to July 1st, 2013. If you were convicted of DUI or the charge was reduced or changed and you were convicted of the reduced charge - the arrest and reduced charge that you were convicted of cannot be expunged from your criminal record. The code section refers to the statutory reason that your expungement request was denied. I hope this information has helped you. George McCranie www....

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  10. Should I get an accident lawyer for my not at fault collision? The at fault driver was charged with a dui.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Peter Jonathan Ross
    2. Thomas Andrew Miller
    3. Matthew Chase Swanson
    4. Benjamin Whitaker Price
    5. Philip Wesley Lorenz
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    First - don't make any statements before you get an attorney to represent you. After you have an attorney the first advise you receive will be, don't make any statements!!! Remember, the at fault driver's insurance company is trying not to pay you any money! Any statement you give could work against you. Second - a little known issue with a DUI related accident is the availability of Punitive Damages against the convicted DUI driver. An experienced attorney is your best chance to receive...

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