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  • Can I receive my license back after 120 of my first D.U.I conviction?

    Just got charged last week for my first D.U.I and received the mandatory penalties. I got my license suspended for 1 year but was able to retain a restricted license. Believe it or not, I already did most of my D.U.I classes I had to do and paid a...

    David’s Answer

    If you were convicted of a 1st in life non-refusal dui - you would be able to apply for reinstatement of your driving privilege once you have completed the Risk Reduction Program and 120 days have elapsed. You should be able to handle this on your own.

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  • Is driving on a license a violation of probation? What are the repercussions of driving on a suspended license?

    I am on probation in clarke county and i was pulled over last night and arrested because i was driving on a served license , what legal action should i take and what are my repercussions ?

    David’s Answer

    If you are convicted or plead guilty to driving on a suspended license Georgia law provides that you "shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two days nor more than 12 months". That is is for a first conviction in the previous five years. Multiple convictions carry harsher penalties. An arrest for a new offense is likely a violation of the terms of your probation and you will have that to deal with as well. You need to contact an attorney who can assist you in obtaining a favorable outcome.

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  • Hi! I have recently been charged with 3 misdemeanors (Criminal Tresspassing, Obstruction, & Public Drunkness)...

    I have a court date of April 5th. The incident occured on 3/17/11 and I was told that within 10 Business Days, in the state of Georgia, you can speak with a city solicitor about having the charges dismissed before your case goes to court, is this...

    David’s Answer

    I do not practice in Savannah. That said I am unfamiliar with the "10 Business Day" rule in the State of Georgia that you refer to. I can tell you if you want to have your record expunged, you want to retain an attorney as soon as possible and attempt to get the case resolved prior to an accusation being drawn by the prosecutor.

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  • My husband, also the broker, has cashed out my Roth IRA...is this legal?

    I served him with a TPO and he wasnt suppose to touch a thing...I rec. papers today showing that he has cashed in my enitre roth ira....he also works for the company representing my roth...he is the broker...is this legal?

    David’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney for a consultation to review the language of the protective order. An attorney can help you determine if your husband has in fact violated a court order and advise you of your options.

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  • Can they give u truble on transferring you if you had a famliy emergency In another state?

    I got put on probation in FL.I had a famliy emergency in GA and i am no in GA with a realy close friend of the famliy that got realy sick.I have been checking in with my probation officer.He is saying they are giving him a hard time transferring m...

    David’s Answer

    You should contact a Florida attorney to assist you with transferring your probation. Good luck.

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  • I need ADVICE.!

    my husband have to be sentenced IN july. offer was 4 years prison or probation.judge have to look over the case to decide what he wants to give him..HE'S BEEN charge WITH ROBBERY WITH a firearm BUT WASNT THE GUN MEN..THEY TOLD HIM IF HE GIVE THE G...

    David’s Answer

    I am assuming from your question that your husband has entered a plea but has not been sentenced at this time. A criminal attorney in your area could assist your husband by demonstrating to the judge that your husband would be a good candiate for probation.

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  • Can I go to a trial and sit in on it if I am not involved?

    I want to go to a trial that is starting today but I am not a witness.

    David’s Answer

    Most court session are open to the public. In rare circumstances a judge may order a proceeding closed to the general public.

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  • What is the liklihood my son will have to spend any time in Jail for possession of Marijuana less than an ounce?

    My son was pulled over in Dalton, GA for speeding while on his way back to college in Owensboro, KY. While pulled over he was searched and asked if he had any drugs or large sums of money. When he said no, the officer asked if he could search hi...

    David’s Answer

    Jail time depends on the facts of the particular case with considerations ranging from prior criminal history, the judge, and the willingness of the particular prosecutor to negotiate. You didn't post this in your question but a possible license suspension may be an issue in the facts you have laid out. An experienced attorney can assist your son in possibly avoiding both jail time and a license suspension.

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  • What can happen with an open container ticket? can i lose my license?

    i was outside a club with some friends and had a beer in my hand. But the beer was not mine. it was my friends which was 21 i was holding it for him while he ran to his car to get his ID. the cop approached me and gave me a ticket for "open contai...

    David’s Answer

    You should retain an attorney in the jurisdiction where you are charged to ensure that a license suspension does not occur as a result of the way you resolve this case. Underage possession will not cause your license to be suspended. However, the manner in which the case is resolved may affect the way the case is reported to DDS which could have a possible impact on you license.

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  • Drug court

    i just joined drug court and i was wondering if there is any way i can get out of the program with time serve or just probation

    David’s Answer

    The drug courts I am familiar with are voluntary programs. However, once you are in - it may not be as easy as just deciding you no longer want to be in the program in order to "get out". You should contact the attorney who represented you during your plea in to drug court.

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