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  • How do I report a "Pimp" without anyone knowing?

    I've had this male that claims to be a pimp frequently ask for me to escort for him. This man has been asking for 2 years now. I want to report him but don't know how to go about it. I am underaged I was 15 when he had started this. I do not want ...

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    If you report this to the police they will make it a priority to protect your identity. Call my cell and let me know where this is happening and I will see if I can get you in touch with the proper authorities who will protect your identification. 404 641 8959.

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  • I was charged with agervated assualt and entering a vehicle with intent to comet a felony. What would the punishment be.

    After catching my husband cheating I followed his girl friend and open her car door. I didn't hurt her but I did have a knife on me. I should add I was 7 months pregnant at the time and was very emotional and I have never been in trouble for anyt...

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    This is one of the more serious crimes that often result in prison. It is very fortunate you didn't hurt her. No one can tell you based on your post hat the punishment will be. All we can tell you is to hire a lawyer. A lawyer will consider all facts as well as the court personnel; judge and prosecutor, handling your case and help you to decide how to best resolve your case. One more word of advice; you don't need to be admitting to crimes on the internet. You didn't post your name but gave some important specific facts. Don't post any more facts here or anywhere. Good luck with your case.

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  • I filed discovery, prosecutor refuses to give me a copy of video unless I pay him money. How can I see it without paying money?

    I am charged with not wearing a flotation device on a boat. After filing a motion for discovery, prosecutor said he will enter the video as evidence, but he refuses to give me a copy unless I pay him money for it. I don't have the money he is aski...

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    You are in fact entitled to at least view it since it could be exculpatory. If the prosecutor doesn't let you at least view it before trial then I suggest you bring this issue up before the judge at the earliest opportunity. The judge should know, if he doesn't already, that the prosecutor is a shm*ck. Also, as an aside, in my dealings with law enforcement and life jackets,I believe that an adult is in compliance if the flotation device is aboard the boat and accessible. You don't need to be wearing it. I suggest you review the ordinance or statute you are charged under to see if that may be the case.

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  • What legal document do I need to have another county pickup an inmate with a probation hold in another county

    My boyfriend was sentenced to 2 years yesterday. He is currently in cobb county jail and has a probation hold for Floyd county jail. What document do I need to provide to make sure Floyd county picks him up from cobb county before he goes to the...

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    There really is nothing for you to do. The Floyd County Sheriff placed the hold based on a Floyd County Superior Court warrant so the Floyd County Sheriff is aware of what has to be done and will pick your boyfriend up within a few days. The Cobb Sheriff would ordinarily contact the other county sheriff to remind him that the prisoner is ready to be picked up. However, I have seen situations where the Department of Corrections picks up the prisoner first. Therefore, to make sure that the Floyd Sheriff gets him before the Department of Corrections does, hire a lawyer for the probation revocation. The lawyer will talk to any combination of judge, DA or Sheriff to ensure that your boyfriend gets picked up as soon as possible. A public defender probably wouldn't get involved until after your boyfriend arrives in Floyd County.

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  • I was arrested 3 years ago the charges were discharged or dismissed after rehab now my dad got the judge issue a bench warrant ?

    I was arrested 3 yrs ago and sentenced to rehab, I have got several background checks in which the charges say dismissed and discharged. Is it legal for my dad who is friends with the judge to issue a bench warrant now for those charges from 3 yrs...

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    I'm sorry about your predicament. But what you are describing is not what happened. I suggest you get your relevant documents together and take them to a lawyer for a consultation and explanation of what happened and what you could do about it. Good luck.

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  • What happens after 10 year on felony first offends and they finish the probation, the community service

    Entering auto

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    Sometimes, yes. It just depends on the particular circumstances of the case.

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  • Can a cardholder be subjected to fraud charges criminally?

    I run a business with locations in Georgia and other States. We had a customer who violated the signed agreement and was charged the fee for doing so. She then went to her credit card issuer and claimed it was fraudulent and she did not authoriz...

    Bert’s Answer

    Although police usually don't want to get involved in this kind of wrongdoing, in Georgia you are still permitted to go to a county magistrate and apply for a criminal warrant. If the magistrate believes this could be criminal matter and doesn't otherwise direct you back to the police, a pre-arrest hearing can be scheduled. At the hearing, both sides briefly present their arguments and if the applicant (you) prevail, the judge would issue an arrest warrant, setting the criminal process in motion. This is not the preferred way to handle this but may be all you have. Further, while there you can pursue your claim against this person in a small claims court which is also the jurisdiction of that same magistrate.

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  • What is the grid % for a second felony possession charge?

    My fiancé is facing new charges. If he doesn't beat these charges how much time will he serve if sentenced 5 yrs or more?

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    Here is the grid.https://pap.georgia.gov/sites/pap.georgia.gov/files/ParoleConsideration/Notice%20of%20Action%202013%20Oct%20CSL%20Revision.pdf

    Pardons and Paroles can deviate from the grid based upon individual factors so you cannot count on the grid to give you a definitive answer. You should consult with your fiance's lawyer regarding the grid and additional factors that may impact your fiance's release date.

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  • What are all the ways you can be notified of a hearing? Is there a legal way you HAVE to be notified?

    What is the law regarding being officially notified of a criminal complicance hearing for probation?

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    The two legally recognized ways are by mail to the address you have furnished, or by notice in an open courtroom. However, if a probation orally told you to be in court, you had better go or suffer the consequences of missing court, even if you did not get official notice.

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  • Can my misdemeanor officer contact my felony officer and tell them I had a positive drug screen and help them issue a warrant

    misdemeanor probation for disorderly conduct 15 weekends and 1600 dollar fine felony probation just call in status no reporting

    Bert’s Answer

    Yes there is nothing that can stop him/her.

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