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  • Can u be given a ticket for theft by taking at a retail store a week after the date it was said to happened No merchandise

    No merchandise to prove theft, never read my rights b4 being questioned or cuffed. Store claimed to know who I was but never contacted police until I had to return something I purchased. What could be the possible outcomes? I carried no purse or b...

    Evan’s Answer

    At this point, the best advice is to find a good defense attorney in your area who is familiar with your court system and defending shoplifting/theft cases. If it is your first time being charged with a theft crime, hopefully there is some alternative resolution, like pretrial diversion, your attorney could negotiate for. Of course, you can always defend your case and have a trial as well. Your attorney will want to see all available evidence before helping you make that decision.

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  • I have been in an accident and am receiving surgery on both my wrists.

    The insurance company for the insured has stated that the limits of her liability policy is only $50,000. I am afraid that my medical school come close to that and I have suffered greatly over the last year until they finally did an MRI and got my...

    Evan’s Answer

    I would agree with the other attorneys here that uninsured motorist insurance or a judgment against the at fault driver are about all you have left at this point. Unfortunately, the situation you are presented with is common.

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  • Can I Seal and expunge criminal record in state of Georgia if I got a felony drug trafficking charge?And when would I be qualify

    I Got charge with trafficking drug and was convicted in March 2006 in the state of Georgia. Got a 15 years do 4 years setence. Got out of prison in March 2008. And current on probation until March 2020. Can I get my criminal record seal or expunge...

    Evan’s Answer

    Guilty and Nolo Contendre pleas cannot be sealed, expunged, restricted, or the like. Only First Offender, Conditional Discharge and a flat out dismissal are eligible.

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  • If in 16 and i'm dating a 22 year old could she get in any trouble?? were only 4 years apart

    we have not had sex and will not till we no its legal

    Evan’s Answer

    The age of consent in Georgia is 16. With that said, there are other issues to consider in a relationship of this nature.

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  • I wrote about my felony forgery & illegally obtaining a controlled substance but didn'tsay I was from georgia &pled alfred plea

    Got ten yrs probation and I have done 5 want to know if can get it expunged

    Evan’s Answer

    If you mean you want the balance of probation closed and terms expunged, that's up to the judge. You'd have to petition the court. If you mean your gcic record and whether it will be expunged, the answer is no. Alford is still a guilty plea.

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  • Can another. County charge me with possession of a stolen vehicle when i Already have a warrant for that veh in difff county

    I have a warrant in dekalb county for theft by conversion. I got arrested in talaiferro county. so they are trying to make me bond out of this small county. And then b held for dekalb county on oringal warrant on the same car sounds like double j...

    Evan’s Answer

    Yes, you can have multiple charges in different counties for the same course of conduct.

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  • Is my friend likely to face jail time? If so, how much?

    She just got arrested on thursday and she has 4 pending charges: driving with a suspended license, failure to signal when changing lanes, false info to a police officer and expired tags. She is still in there because no one has been able to come ...

    Evan’s Answer

    The punishment for these offenses will depend on a number of factors including past criminal record, court the charges are pending in, and the facts of this particular case. At a minimum, some of these charges do stay not only on a driving record, but also a criminal record.

    Your friend needs an attorney to represent them in this case and try to minimize the damage and lasting effects of these charges.

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  • If vehicle is inoperable can a person be charged with dui when cop pulls behind him to check on disabled car with flashers on

    how can a person be under the influence parked in front of a store 911caller never mentioned seeing the driver move the car

    Evan’s Answer

    Cops will try to prove through circumstantial evidence that you were driving the car while under the influence. There is no law that says they must see you actually driving.

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  • How long can it take to get a court date after being arrested for misdemeanor giving false information to a police officer?

    My friend has currently been in jail for 22 days for a misdemeanor charge of giving false information to a police officer. He has yet to speak to a public defender but did speak with an investigator from the public defenders office. We tried to po...

    Evan’s Answer

    That completely depends, but you would need to make bond on the first charge (or resolve it) before the jurisdiction with the probation hold would come and pick him up. Does that make sense?

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  • Is it possible to obtain a job while you have an active warrant for your arrest?

    Is it possible to obtain a job while you have an active warrant for your arrest?

    Evan’s Answer

    I seriously guess that depends on the job. Warrants are never good though. They lead to cops knocking on your door.

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