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Joe Perkins Jr.

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  • Can a person violate his probation if he has pending charges.

    Da victim did an affildata at da distric attorney office and d a officer said its a good chance the charges will be dropped

    Joe’s Answer

    An arrest in and of itself is enough for the probation officer to file a violation of probation warrant or bring you in for a violation hearing. If the Judge finds you have violated the terms and conditions of your probation because of the new charges, the Judge would be authorized to revoke your probation. The maximum punishment upon a finding that a probationer has violated probation is the remain balance served in custody. Good luck with dat.

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  • I am an author and have a hypothetical question for a novel (no pun intended) idea I have....

    What would be the legal ramifications for a civilian getting involved in a mall or school shooting before the police force could arrive? If that individual went beyond self defense, attacked and killed the "terrorists" with a legally owned weapon...

    Joe’s Answer

    Paul Blart should consult with Ben Matlock before Judge Judy lowers the boom on him. What a novel idea! Right?

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  • Third shoplifting case what to expect and i'm currtrently still on probation fron the last shoplifting case which happens 7 year

    I was currently on probation from the last one which occcured in 2005 and this shoplifting case happen july 13 2012 in GA/ Augusta GA Mall is was a misdemeanor case seeking advice on what to do sense its mt 3rd offense.

    Joe’s Answer

    Hire an attorney! The Gold Dome Crew just made a significant change to the Shoplifting statute: A person charged with a third Shoplifting charge in lifetime can now be charged with felony shoplifting. Consult with an attorney right away.

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  • Pelase what is law O.C.G.A 42-8-60

    First time felon

    Joe’s Answer

    OCGA 42-8-60 is the Act of Probation for First Offenders. You can only enter a plea under this code section if you (1) have not entered a plea under the first offenders act of Georgia or any other state, and (2) have no prior felony convictions. If you enter a plea under the Act and successfully complete your probation, your case will be adjudicated NOT GUILTY, First Offenders Probation Successfully Completed. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH AN EXPUNGEMENT! The offense and disposition remain on your criminal history.

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  • I was sentenced on april 20th. does the new bill governor nathan dill signed in may affect me. or does it help me at all?

    does that bill have any affecton me and does it help me out any??

    Joe’s Answer

    The Governor of the Great State of Georgia is Nathan Deal. Is it any wonder you're seeking such advise?

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  • I have violated probaton 3 times on this same charge. failing to report, failed a drug test, & the last one was failing.

    I failed a drug test in May 2012. The probation acutally started in 10/2010. I failed to pay once & was scared to go back. A warrant was isssued so that incurred additonal probation+comm service+DUI school. I also started an out-paient program ...

    Joe’s Answer

    I fail to see the question here. After you server your sentence, please seek profession help for your drug/alcohol addiction. As far as what do you say to the Judge? Good luck with that.

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  • My son was arrested on the 19th of June in Douglas county for driving while license was suspended and statue 16-9-2. Forgery

    The details are sketchy at best. My question is he is being held with no bond after seeing a judge, as the prosecutor asked for no bail as part of an "on-going" criminal investigation. My question is how long can they hold him without a bond. His ...

    Joe’s Answer

    I concur with the previous poster ... Douglas County is Georgia's own militant state. HIRE AN ATTORNEY! Unfortunately, in Georgia a citizen charged with a felony or a family-violence misdemeanor is NOT entitled to a bond and can be held pending disposition without bond. I reiterate: HIRE AN ATTORNEY!

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  • Can someone who has not been Indicted but had accusation entered but been in Jail 91 days get a bond?

    My friend is in jail with 2 counts of Forgery 1st degree and 2 counts of Financial ID fraud. She has been in jail 91 days, has not been indicted but on the 89th day an ACCUSATION FILED - ENTERED. Is there any way to get a bond hearing or is she ...

    Joe’s Answer

    "She has a public defender but he is not much of a help ..." Please keep in mind, because of attorney-client privilege, Friend's Public Defender is ethically barred from discussing Friend's case with you. That admonition notwithstanding, PDs are over-worked and under-paid. If you or Friend's family can raise enough funds, I STRONGLY encourage you to retain private counsel to assist Friend with a most unfortunate set of circumstances. BTW, a prayer would not hurt at this juncture.

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  • How much time would i have to do to suspend the rest of my probation

    2yrs left on probation in clayton county,ga and just violated by dirty urine but dont want to be on probation no more.

    Joe’s Answer

    What time, if any, is revoked is completely up to the Judge. If you want some amount of the time revoked and have the case closed out, ask your probation officer to recommend it. Also, you can respectfully ask the Judge to revoke a certain amount of time and close the case. I recommend, you or your family retain an attorney to make these requests on your behalf.

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  • Will the DMV know if I have a probation warrent?

    I need to go to the DMV to pay a fine and worried a warrent for a probation violation will show up in their computrt sytem, resulting in my arrest. Does the DMV check for warrents or am I okay.

    Joe’s Answer

    First, in Georgia DMV is actually the Department of Drivers Services. Second, why worry? Get yourself an attorney, turn yourself in on the VOP warrant, and face the consequences. Novel idea, right?

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