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  • Will he be able to get a bond and does anyone know of some good attorneys that can handle Douglas county? I was told some scary

    My Husband is being charged with 1st degree Forgery in Douglas county Ga.

    James’s Answer

    Douglas County plays hard in court. Use Avvo and Google to find a local lawyer who has plenty of experience in Douglas.

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  • Can we appeal the sentence and present the new findings for a reduced sentence?

    My husband plead guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to 4 years in prison. The lawyer received the discovery the same day of the plea but didnt review it throughly. Now that we have reviewed the discovery there are alot of discrepencies to th...

    James’s Answer

    Those discrepancies are most likely not enough to beat the case. I recommend taking the discovery to a different lawyer, and ask his opinion. If something can be done the lawyer will know how to proceed.

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  • Can I get a misdemeanor theft by deception off my record after I pay the fine?

    I was charged theft by deception (misdemeanor) , I never got a paper telling me about court so I guess the judge decided for me & found me guilty. I had to serve 12 months jail but got a special condition and have to pay a fine which is 500$. Afte...

    James’s Answer

    A judge cannot simply find you guilty because you don't go to court. If you plead guilty you cannot expunge the charge. You need to participate in a diversion program, or use some other special plea, to remove the charge from your record.

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  • If a warrant is recalled, does it go on your record or does it need to be expunged or what happens?

    Recalled Warrant

    James’s Answer

    Once the warrant is satisfied it is removed from your record.

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  • How do i sign an affidavit stating something was mines instead of my boyfriends

    my boyfriend is locked up and i want to sign an affidavit to take the charge for him

    James’s Answer

    You can sign the affidavit, but keep in mind this does not guarantee that his charges will get dropped. Both of you may end up with charges.

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  • Can I use non deadly force against someone?

    My husband's ex wife has been threatening physical harm to me for almost 7 years. I've always pretty much let it go, until earlier this week when she yet again threatened me, then proceeded to try to strike my car with hers twice. I'm pressing cha...

    James’s Answer

    You have the right to defend yourself, or another person who reasonably fears for their safety.

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  • Will a police report show up in a background check and will it have any future consequences?

    Police were called to an incident at home. No charges were made .Only a police report was done. Will a police report show up in a background check and also will it have any future consequences? What is a 1013? It was taken off/signed off by a ...

    James’s Answer

    No. Police reports do not appear in background checks. Since you were not arrested there is nothing on your criminal history from this event.

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  • Can I get this reduced to disorderly conduct by proving that there was no intent to actually commit crime against that person

    Me and my child's mother got into altercation I sent her a threat over Facebook saying that I would kill her because of the heat of the argument and then I was charged later with terroristic threats. We had got into the altercation because I was c...

    James’s Answer

    Please see my answer to your other post.

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  • CAN I get the CHARGES dropped disorderly conduct by proving that there was no intent to actually commit those crimes

    Me and my sons mom where arguing I made a threat but had no intent on carrying out on those actions. Later I was charged with terroristic threats , it was made via MSG on Facebook.

    James’s Answer

    Possibly. Terroristic Threats is a charge that commonly gets reduced due to its absurdity.

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  • What does this mean? Is he going to be granted a sentence modification or are they considering it?

    My brother has filed for a sentence modification in the state of Georgia. He received a letter with a heading: Criminal Order on Motion to Modify Sentence, reading, "based upon the evidence submitted.....it is considered, ordered and decreed the ...

    James’s Answer

    Does it say anywhere on the motion if it has been ordered or denied?

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