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John Luke Weaver

John Weaver’s Answers

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  • Can I plead "Nolo" for a misdemeanor shoplifting charge? and do I need a lawyer?

    Will an expunged record show up from another state from years ago?

    John’s Answer

    Not a good idea to try and use a nolo on this charge, it will not help you. In some cases a nolo plea has a benefit. I can't see it here.

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  • Written announcement of ready - criminal

    I am an attorney and helping out a friend with a criminal matter. We are on calendar call today but the court did not send a notice to me. We are going to work out a plea with DA but since I won't be able to make it on short notice I was told I ...

    John’s Answer

    It might be best to leave open the option of a trial if the plea falls apart, so I would announce, "ready subject to plea negotiations."

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  • An officer pulls someone over for something, but another officer eventually comes, what happens if 1st one fails to write report

    I was stopped by an officer for a traffic violation and another officer eventually comes to do a dui investigation. The dui officer arrests me for dui and takes me to jail for. The first officer never wrote a report or ticket. If there is a su...

    John’s Answer

    No, but if the officer hasn't written a report his odds of remembering his reason for the stop will probably be difficult for him considering the amount of time it has been since the stop.

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  • Dui probation help!

    i have been on probation for over a year, i have completed all required schools and license reinstatements. i have not been able to keep up with probation payments due to loosing my job. i live in florida and this is in georgia. i have to go to co...

    John’s Answer

    I would make sure I have completed all my other requirements such as community service, etc. That way the Judge will be more likely to forgive the lack of payments.

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  • Early Termination of 1st offender probation

    Currently on 1st offender probation in Cobb County. I've completed all of my conditions and am now on unsupervised probation. Sentenced July 2011 and I had 2 revocations (one for a misdemeanor in Dekalb (2011) and one for conditions). I do realize...

    John’s Answer

    Normally, to get early termination one would need to go above and beyond. However, with two revocations you have not been better than perfect. If you do hire an attorney it would be a very low odds.

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