Hello All, My friend has entered guilty plea and has been given 3 years of probation under First Offenders Act. Since he doesn't belong here, the judge has offered a "probation suspension" if my friend stays out of country. But if he enters the...
I would suggest getting a copy of the sentence and sentence transcript and then sitting down with his attorney to answer questions. Expungement in GA no longer exists. There are ways to seal records in certain circumstances,See question
which I was charge with a misdem
All good time calculations are at the discretion of the Sheriff at the jail you are housed at. High and aggravated misdemeanors limit the amount of good time you can get to 4 days per month.See question
I am facing a aggravated assult charge on my boyfriend. I did have a knife but didn't hurt him with it I had it in my hand. This is the first time I ever been in trouble and I am not a violent person. My concern is my life will be over and I will ...
Aggravated assault is a felony punished by up to 20 years in prison. I would strongly encourage you to hire a lawyer since your entire future is at stake. Now is the time to borrow money or use a credit card. Getting the best possible result should be your primary goal above all else.See question
I was arrest in 1984 in possession of cocaine & marijuana in 1984. Both were small amounts,never had a firearm .In 1997, I applied for my rights to be restored only received the right to vote. HOW Difficult would it be to get my rights to bear arm
I would suggest reapplying for a restoration of your rights. The worst they can do is say no.See question
Our attorney requested this almost 4 weeks ago. Can the DA take their time sending it?
The prosecutor is required to furnish the information 10 days prior to trial so there is no legal mechanism to comply faster although most DA's offices do supply the information much sooner.See question
Ok so if I'm on probation in georgia for traffic violations for a year can I just hide out until my probation is up? From what i understand since the georgia supreme court ruling saying that private probation companies can't toll probation beyond...
Sure you can hide out wherever you want. They may issue a warrant for your arrest and your probation may be tolled when they cannot find you to serve it. None of that means case will automatically go away by "laying low" You will run the risk for the rest of your life that you may get picked up at an inopportune time, like while on vacation and coming through ATL airport, going to a funeral or kids b-day party, or also be denied other benefits because of active warrants.See question
She is not a convicted felon
Depending upon the weight of the drugs there is a potential for a 10-25 year sentence for trafficking. Your friend definitely need to hire an attorney asap.See question
Son was arrested on 3/2015 for misdemeanor possession less than ounce of marijuana and bonded out, he was re arrested 5/2015 as part of a Felony marijuana sales sting. DA denied bond, then judge denied bond. I'm being told we have to wait until i...
If he was out on bond at the time of the first offense and then violated the terms of that bond by committing the second offense then judge can revoke the first bond. Additionally if the sale charge went in front of magistrate judge then that judge does not have jurisdiction to set bond on a sale charge.See question
He's been in jail for 6 months , does not have discovery for sell off crack cocaine & a prior possession of cocaine & burglary charge. He just came home in November 2013 for the burglary. The possession charge was in 2006
I would suggest contacting your son's lawyer. Another way to get the information would be to look at the parole grid, the crime serverity level or CSL for the offense he is being sentenced on, and do the risk to re-offend calculation that parole does when deciding on a Tentative Parole Month or TPM. Doing all that will give you and idea about how much time he is likely to do but he can also earn Performance Incentive Credits PIC while in prison to increase the likelihood of being paroled early. He might also want to see if he can get into the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment or RSAT program if it is a drug case.See question
Fight occurred 2 years ago, defendant charged with aggravated assault. Both sides announced ready for trial at least three months ago. Trial is still "on call".
A speedy trial demand must be filed after the case is indicted or accused. If you wait too long to file then you need permission of the court to file an "out of time" speedy.See question