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Jonathan David Aurelia

Jonathan Aurelia’s Answers

17 total


  • Can i be arrested for the same charge twice?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Could be an error, but sometimes if you get indicted for a charge other than that for which you are on bond, the grand jury will issue a warrant for your re-arrest. Call me at 770-530-5297 if you want to discuss further.

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  • If a criminal case is deadlocked,is there any way to get charges dropped without going back to court?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Aggravated sexual battery and aggravated sodomy are felonies. And it's unclear what you mean by deadlocked - do you mean dead docketed? Also, who lost the "star witness?" This sounds complex - you need to contact an attorney and set up a meeting.

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  • Court date scheduled for speeding ticket and I am told policeman cant be there. Can I plead not guilty if he is not there?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    The officer doesn't have to be present at arraignment. If you show and plead not guilty, your case will be rescheduled for trial. If you want a bench trial (the judge decides) it will be in Alpharetta city court usually in about a month. If you want a jury trial, the case will be bound over to Fulton County State Court and you be scheduled for arraignment and trial there.
    The 809.1 is probably the distance from him to you when he used the laser device (probably).

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  • If I don't get a court summons to appear for arraignment, is it possible to get away with it? What happens when I disappear

    Jonathan’s Answer

    It won't just go away because you don't go to court. They will mail notice to your last known address and, when you don't get it and don't appear, they will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Any future contact with the police will probably result in execution of the bench warrant and you will probably stay in jail until the case is resolved. Contact the clerk of court for the particular jurisdiction to see if you've missed court and call a lawyer.

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  • If bond is denied on charges and they revoke 2 previous bonds that a person is out on, what is the next action courts will take?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Bond is highly unlikely (unless he's not indicted within 90 days of arrest). Filing a bond motion may help get the case back into court and possibly resolve all the charges, otherwise he will be waiting for Arraignment.

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  • Paid lawyer going to jury trial he hasn't question or took statements from my witness jury starts Monday

    Jonathan’s Answer

    You should be entitled to a refund of any portion of the fee that is unearned - it will largely depend on the fee agreement. Firing an attorney on the eve of trial is risky - the judge may insist the trial proceed on Monday whether new counsel is ready or not. You may what to have the defendant express concerns on Monday morning and ask for a continuance to hire new counsel.

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  • Misdemeanor probation violation

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer. While judges don't always believe everything a probation officer says, they usually say it's the probationer's responsibility to comply with the sentence . . .

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  • How far back does gbi go for criminal background checks in ga

    Jonathan’s Answer

    GBI maintains criminal histories (GCIC) for all arrests and convictions in Georgia. There is no time limit. However, what is shown on a criminal history may depend upon who is requesting the information. You may want to talk to a lawyer for further information.

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  • When an incarcerated felony defendant asks for preliminary hearing can appointed lawyer who has not met with them waive same?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Hire an attorney you like or have your son petition the court to have a different attorney assigned.

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  • If I have an active warrant for violation of probation can I still get a ga. Drivers license?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    DDS will probably not take you into custody, but you need to resolve the warrant issue. Hire an attorney and make arrangements to turn yourself in either at probation or the sheriff's department.

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