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  • I was Involved in a hit and run accident where I was unaware I had actually hit the other car.

    I was driving home, Car stopped in front of me and I swerved to get around them. Went up onto a curb around them that left damage to my car. I ended up driving away cause I ended up in the middle of the intersection. I had apparently made contact ...

    Maurice’s Answer

    Hit and run in all jurisdictions is a serious driving offenses. You need to consult an experienced attorney immediately. Do not give any statements, including to insurance carriers, without an attorney.
    Look up Ryan Russman to ask for his help or his referral, if he cannot handle it. He is in Exeter.

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  • Mold in rental home.

    we rented a home ingainesville ga. after 3 months we discovered the house was Full of mold upstaies and downstairs. We have the air quality report, all levels are far above safe limits, 3 and 4 times the outside mold count. I know Ga. law makes p...

    Maurice’s Answer

    If you can prove the owner's actual knowledge of the mold, yo may have a claim with some teeth. You should consult with a civil attorney familiar with environmental hazards. You and your family may also need to be checked for any respiratory issues relating to the mold contamination, which may not be readily apparent unless coughing or breathing issues have occurred. Check out the link below.

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  • What happens if I don't sign a formal file review. It says I will be put down as guilty but I am not.

    The only reason for doing is not to have to face these people in court as I trust none of them and don't want to add any more problems for the children...I will just never be able to be around them and my wife has decided she would not either as ...

    Maurice’s Answer

    Your question, as posed is disjunctive and not at all clear. But, no citizen facing criminal charges has to either sign a form or be "deemed" guilty. In fact, 100% opposite occurs in criminal court. If you stand MUTE when criminal charges are read to you, the court always enters a "Not guilty" plea for the accused.egal issue seems to be about visitation rights for a grandchild --- which is not a criminal matter.
    Your l

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  • How do I get my misdemeanor shop lifting off my record?

    I have a shoplifting charge on my record, I took the first offense and I got behind in my probation,due to me giving birth to my daughter, and I reported every chance I got took in all my paper work , but the probation officer didn't care. So in ...

    Maurice’s Answer

    You may need to get an attorney to work on this. Many times attorneys who are regularly in local courts can assist with this process. Recent changes in GA law should allow you to clean up your record by keeping your nose clean and following the statutory steps to get the conviction removed. This clears up the state record, but not the NCIC.

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  • Can you reach out to the district attorney yourself?

    I am trying to get my husbands car out, and its taking too long. I am trying to help my husband get a bond.

    Maurice’s Answer

    Three reasons that you should NOT do this: (1) what you say to the prosecutor CAN and WILL be used against you later; (2) when you are a clueless lamb, you don't walk into the wolf's lair and ask for directions; and (3) everyone in America is entitled to legal counsel to represent their interests. If you cannot afford an attorney, a court will appoint counsel.

    Don't self immolate. Use common sense and get an attorney.

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  • Have not heard from my attorney and I have a court date coming up in a month. What do i do?

    I have been out on bond for a State Felony drug charge for nearly 18 months now. My attorney I hired keeps continuing the case while I have been in treatment. I have since left, and am back home and just started working again. I contacted him 3 da...

    Maurice’s Answer

    Real attorneys are in COURT daily. If your phone call is not answered by the attorney, did the staff give you any guidance as to when to expect a callback?
    It sounds like the attorney had a decent game plan for your case, so have a little faith in your selected attorney.

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  • What is the statute of limitations for a dui that happened in 1999?

    I was convicted of a dui in TN in 1999 with a 0.3 BAC, I was arrested in a dry county. I paid all my fines and completed my community service within the time specified. I was and still am in the US Army. After I completed my requirements i was dep...

    Maurice’s Answer

    You may have a way to attack this claim, but it has many unanswered facts to be uncovered. Was your probation "tolled" by court order? Who called for the tolling, a State official or a private probation company official? What notice did they send? Did you miss a scheduled meeting with probation?

    Then decide: will I pay an attorney thousands or just complete the conditions and get my record cleared? This is a personal choice, but also a financial one.

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