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Jon Vincent Forehand

Moultrie Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How should my family proceed with a school board who has fired my wife and has a history of bullying people?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    2. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
    2 lawyer answers

    Your wife should seek legal counsel to represent her in this matter. If she is a PAGE member or GAE member she has legal coverage to provide help.

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  2. How can I file for a no fault divorce? Is a no fault divorce free?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    1 lawyer answer

    You seem to be somewhat confused about divorce terminology. A no- fault divorce refers to the grounds for the divorce. In Georgia the no fault ground is that the parties are separated, without hope of reconciliation so that the marriage is irretrievably broken. The ground for the divorce does not govern the cost. Normally cost is around $81 filing fee plus $25 sheriff's service fee.You can apply to have the court costs waived if you contact the clerk's office to file a pauper's affidavit....

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  3. I plead not guilty now i want to change my plea to guilty before i got to trial. can i do that?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    2. Patricia Gabrielle Abbott
    3. Carl Santos Cansino
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    You should always hire an attorney to represent you when you have been charged with a crime. In general you can notify the court prior to trial that you wish to change your plea. Since you are not represented you can also call the prosecutor to advise them of this change and he can advise you of when pleas will be taken.

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  4. Can I petition the court for a passport for my 5 year old. His father refuses to sign the DS-3053 form for paternal consent.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    1 lawyer answer

    You definitely need an attorney to help you with the custody matter. If you click on my profile you can read a free legal guide that may help you obtain the passport.

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  5. In the event of a Divorce after 15 months (no kids), for what reason would a spouse be ordered to pay alimony?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    1 lawyer answer

    Under OCGA sec 19-5-5, any spouse may be awarded alimony as long as he or she is not guilty of desertion or adultery. Other factors are also considered when the parties are not able to agree including: 1. the participation each party had to the marital estate; 2. the duration of the marriage; 3. the future earning capacity and financial resources of each party; 4. the age and medical condition of each party; 5. the future earning capacity of each party; 6. the value of each party’...

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  6. What is considered possession. Can you be charged for a substance that was not on you taken out of your possession

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    2. Keith Samuel Hasson
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    Georgia law recognizes actual and constructive possession. If you were in close proximity to the drugs when you fled it could be some evidence of constructive possession. However the State must prove more than mere presence at the scene of the crime. These determinations are generally jury questions and are very fact dependent. You should retain a good criminal defense attorney in your area.

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  7. Is it at all possible to get a super speeder ticket dismissed completely?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Jon Vincent Forehand
    3. George F. Mccranie IV
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    Although law enforcement is very aggressive stopping people on the interstate, the Solicitor in Tift County is usually good to consider negotiating these speeding cases down depending on your history and the circumstances surrounding the stop. You should hire an attorney to negotiate a better disposition. You may be able to get a speed reduction or reduction to driving too fast for conditions to save the points on your license even without the course. If the disposition includes going to a...

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  8. What is considered a full-time high school or secondary school?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Jon Vincent Forehand
    3. Michael David Birchmore
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. The Georgia Supreme Court has previously ruled that participation in an approved online "virtual school" satisfies the full time attendance requirement so it is likely attendance at an alternative school program would also qualify. The virtual school case is Draughn v. Draughn 288 Ga. 734, 707 S.E.2d 52 Ga. (2011). You should be able to find a copy of the decision on findlaw.com and I have included a link below.

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  9. Ive been caught going 14mph over the speed limit. I have Ga cdl and wanting to know how bad would it hurt me?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Jon Vincent Forehand
    2 lawyer answers

    Most courts in this area will work with a CDL driver depending on your prior history and your cooperation with the officer at the stop. Many courts also allow pre-trial diversion. You should contact a local attorney to help you avoid a bad result.

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  10. Do all background checks for employment show all your criminal history?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    2. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. Employment or educational background checks may not show matters which have been restricted or expunged. A law enforcement check will include additional matters. In addition, sometimes a state check through the GCIC or NCIC may not include federal records.

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