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A friend of mine is in jail in Jackson,MO and his family wants to get him a lawyer. His family lives in Georgia.
I suggest that your freind's family serach on AVVO.com for a local criminal defense attorney in MO.See question
Attorney guardian ad litem was assigned to our case, my request. Who willfully did not communicate with us for over six months after the day of their appointment, but charged me on the billing within those six month without ever sending me a bill....
If you believe that the GAL acted unethically or incompetently, you should bring your concerns to the court, as the court has responsibility for appointing, overseeing and compensating the GAL. If the GAL has mispresented facts to the court or otherwise acted improperly, that could possibly be grounds for setting aside the court's order. In any event, the court should be aware of a GAL who is not performing competently so as not to continue to appoint this person to other cases.See question
I'm wondering what specifically happens after a person is sentenced to supervised probation in Georgia. Is there a certain time from sentencing that the person is required to report? Do they have to report in person, and if so to whom, and how ...
Your best bet would be to contact an actual probation office or officer to learn how the process works. You can find contact information for Probation on most counties' Superior or State Court websites.See question
If one is arrested but not charged with a crime and they fully believe they are innocent of the charges, can they ask for a public defender (even if they have a job) to help with the initial stages of dealing with the system. Then if they happened...
Generally, you cannot get a court-appointed attorney until you are formally charged with a crime. Then it will depend on how much money you actually make at your job. I disagree with my colleague who denigrated public defenders. They are among the finest, most dedicated champions of justice in the legal system.See question
In my motion I argued council was ineffective, as he was aware of the circumstances below 1. I didn't “intelligently” plead nolo because during a severe panic attack, I requested a doctor or to be taken to grady so that I could get my medication,...
Judges are required to issue orders when denying motions, but they do not even have to be reduced to writing; an order can be read into the record at a hearing. Only in certain circumstances is it required for a judge to issue findings of fact, as for instance with an order in a Motion for New Trial. However, is it very difficult to prevail on a Motion to Withdraw a guilty plea, and the Georgia Court of Appeals just made it a lot more difficult for defendants to raise this issue successfully on habeas. The success of your issue would also depend on what the record of your plea hearing looks like,See question
I was pulled over cause my tag lights didn't work but they did. But my brake light was out on video and tag lights on. Then I was charged with DUI. Can the light issue help with reducing charge since it was obviously incorrect
The issue you have raised has to do with arguing that the stop by the police was unlawful and that your charges should be dismissed on that basis. The only way to turn this into a charge reduction would be if the State believed that they might lose the lawful arrest argument. In general, if the police have a valid reason to pull you over, then the charges will stick, assuming that everything about the breathalyzer, field sobriety tests, etc. was done correctly.See question
I received a call saying I have a warrant in Georgia for fraud ( I'm not sure if it is 100% true because I never committed any fraudulent activities & I've talked to the bank and everything about it. I have my police report and affidavit for proof...
You can and should hire a Georgia attorney to investigate the situation for you. Only if there is an actual criminal case that is active might you be required to appear in GA. It will all depend on what the case involves. In many cases, attorneys are able to resolve cases like this with minimal involvement by the person who has been accused.See question
convicted of sex offensein 2002 with special conditions of probation upon release which does not include curfew ,but probation officer added: curfew for the entirety of 10 year probation sentence
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled just last week that private probation company officers could not add conditions without court authorization. In general, probation should not make conditions more punitive without a court order unless judge has specifically agreed to cede that authority to probation for technical violations.See question
My boyfriend and I were arguing at the gas station and it escalated in such a way that I purposely backed into his car. He did not press charges as we are still together, however the police came to my residence looking for me. My roommates said th...
It sounds to me like you will be charged with Hit and Run, which is a potentially serious traffic infraction. However, if no one was injured, it is unlikely that you will get jail time, rather a fine and possibly points on your DL. You should really consult with an attorney who will be in a better position to determine whether any traffic or criminal warrant has been issued. If you are in Decatur, you can inquire at Recorder's Court whether there has been a citation issued. You might also check on the DDS website.See question
I was sentenced to 10 years probation under the first offender act for possession of marijuana with intent (due to having more than one bag) in Grady County in Cairo, Georgia. I currently live in Cobb County. The judge on my case was Chason. I hav...
I agree with the other attorneys who stated that one year in is too early to ask for early termination of probation. Many felony First Offender probation sentences are only 5 years, so that is making me think that there was something a little more serious about your case to warrant 10 years. The judge who sentenced you in Grady County is the judge who is authorized to make an early termination decision. You should speak with your probation officer about it, and also consult with an experienced attorney.
The arrest will show on your GCIC without a disposition until the First Offender discharge is granted. You must always answer truthfully that you were arrested, but can also answer that you have never been convicted PROVIDED you do successfully complete your probation and are discharged as a First Offender. Good Luck!See question