My son was arrested for 1st time DUI in Cherokee County. In GA he has no family, job, or place to live. In California he does have a job, home and family. What are the chances he could get permission to move and do his probation, community serv...
He may have to complete all of his "special conditions" of probation first, but he should be able to go on "telephone reporting" with his probation officer after that.See question
their money back. I don't feel I am legally obligated to reimburse them for any of my medical expenses, I mean after-all that is why I have health insurance and have a monthly premium. According to the policy, what is the term that defines that I ...
Usually, you negotiate with your insurance company PRIOR TO accepting the settlement. That way, you can get the debt down to 2/3 or even 1/2 of what they claim to be owed.See question
I would like to know to tell if I have a reputable lawyer.
You sue the driver and the commercial freight carrier for starters.See question
I broke a bottle on my girlfriend's head but she said she forgives me. If someone else reports it, can I still get in trouble?
You should consider hitting your girlfriend with things that don't leave marks next time.
In the meantime, yes. If someone else is a witness to you battering someone, their testimony would be sufficient evidence to convict you. Furthermore, the State would undoubtedly question your girlfriend and get evidence from the victim herself.See question
I'm 17 and i got caught shoplifting at Walmart. I was wondering if I will possibly go to jail for it and if not how much of a fine will I have to pay? Also will I have to serve community service? Thanks
It's unlikely you'll see the inside of a jail cell. Nonetheless, if your plea isn't negotiated, you could end up having to pay Big Brother far more in fines than you have to pay Walmart in restitution. Plus, you'll have to pay a probation officer for, possibly, a year.See question
I am 17 and i got caught shoplifting and item under $20 at Walmart and I was wondering how do I go about getting the lawyer the law says I have the right to? I plan on pleading guilty so do I even need a lawyer? Also would it be smart to get a la...
Well, you never know if you can afford a lawyer or not until you call around and ask for some prices.
And yes, the deals offered to defense attorneys are always better than the deals offered to pro se defendants.See question
I was terminated from my job for violating the company policy, but they didnt find any evidence and my test came back negative. Well someone filed a grievance for me and I had a hearing in July to see do I get my job back and back pay, and they s...
The question is, was there a "real reason" for terminating you that'd be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or some other anti-discrimination statute?See question
No criminal record
Those are both punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $1K fine. Unless your record is just awful, you probably won't see any jail time and your fine will probably be less than that. You'll also be on probation for some period of time as well...that's if you work out a plea on your own and plead guilty. It is true that an attorney can probably work out something better...such as early termination of the probation and a significantly reduced fine.See question
How long can a person be held in jail on probation violation before being given a preliminary hearing in clayton county.?
Most judges only have 1 or 2 probation/bond revocation days on their calendar every month. The probation officers must submit their "list" to the judge's office as early as 10 days prior to that hearing date. Probation officers usually begin compiling that list (and may even complete it) up to 2 weeks prior to the hearing date. That means, if you happen to be unlucky enough to get picked up on your probation warrant 2 weeks prior to that particular judge's probation revocation calendar, you could wait 6+ weeks awaiting your hearing.
Some judges may not even have a revocation calendar in a give month depending on their trial calendar. This could really hose you. Even if they do, the calendar may be so full that they limit it to those folks who have been waiting the longest.
Here's what you could do, call the Judge's calendar clerk and ask when the next probation revocation calendar is. Then ask the Judge if they've received the list of revocees from probation. If not, call probation to make sure he/she is on the next list.See question
i been on house arrest almost a yr and i havent been indicted or anything yet, and i still haven't seen any evidence claimed to be on me in this case
It's not uncommon, in rural Georgia counties, for the Grand Jury to only meet every several months. If they're unable to get to your bill of indictment at that time, your case will get pushed to the next term of the court to possibly go before the next Grand Jury. You could actually call the clerk of court for that county and ask them about their grand jury schedule. They may be able to shed some light on when you might possibly see an indictment in your case.
That being said, discovery motions are meaningless until you've been indicted. You can file 100 of them and the State is under no obligation to provide you with any evidence they may have against you.
What you could do, in the meantime, is request a probable cause hearing on the warrants (if you haven't already had one). These hearings require the State to show "probable cause" live before the judge who issued the arrest warrants. It also gives you a chance to put up some rebuttal evidence and hopefully get a warrant or two thrown out. At the very least, it gives you some idea what the arresting officer intends to say at trial and gives you an opportunity to cross examine that witness and, sort of, lock in his testimony.See question