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  • If i compete all the the terms of my probation, could I be put on unsupervised probation for the remainder of my probation?

    I was put on probation for one year for shoplifting. I was sentenced to a weekend in jail, a fine and community service. The paper work says no early termination. But if I complete all my terms early can I be put on unsupervised probation?

    Daniel’s Answer

    Speak with your probation officer regarding changing the probation to "non-reporting". In many cases this can also reduce or waive the monthly probation supervision fee.

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  • Can i do defensive driving course and do i do it before or after court and do i need to get a traffic lawyer. what should i do

    I was comeing back from work and a cop was following me and then pulled me over and said i was speeding going 80 in a 45. Im 19 and i could get my license suspended right? I dont want that to happen because i have to go to work and i have other th...

    Daniel’s Answer

    In certain situations, pro-actively completing a defense driving course can help in negotiating a resolution with the prosecutor. Since you are under 21 you're at risk of a license suspension. Contacting a traffic court lawyer is a good idea.

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  • Horrifying Mug Shot Photo online from Georgia..

    I was arrested in Gwinett County back in 2003. The charge was 1st time offender DUI paid a fine and 2hrs in jail This is my only arrest....The websites are posting my arrest photos .Looking for employment and hurting my chances horribly ..Is expun...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Not much you can do except contact the website and pay them money to take it down. But then it may go right back up again with the same company or another website. A past DUI conviction would not be eligible for record restriction. But I suggest you at least pull your criminal record to see how the conviction is currently being displayed. Also, obtain from the courthouse a certified copy of the probation termination so you can show prospective employers you successfully completed the court punishment and have moved on.

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  • Can i go back to my country or apply for voluntary departure without mom's permission since i don't want to be here.

    -I'm a 15 year old immigrant -Brought here when i was 5 -mom is illegal too -i have family in honduras,including dad but he is not with my mom anymore

    Daniel’s Answer

    I suggest you speak with a local immigration attorney to discuss your options. If you leave the country and wish to return legally in the future, the process must be done correctly. You might have valid forms of relief to stay in the US for the time being. DACA is a possibility.

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  • How do I get my license back without taking the risk reduction class?

    I got a misdemeanor marijuana charge in August 2013. I completed my probation but cannot afford the risk reduction class. Is there anything I can do?

    Daniel’s Answer

    DDS has their own rules on what must be done to get your license reinstated. Even though the terms of the probation may not have included the risk reduction class, DDS can still require it. I suggest you at least pull your motor vehicle report (MVR) to see what information is reflected there.

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  • How to check your status on green card

    I have filled to remove my condition on my green card it been already 4 months and I want to check how long will it take to get my green card

    Daniel’s Answer

    You can find some helpful information on the USCIS website. Go to the Case Status field and enter the Receipt Number from your correspondence received from USCIS. That will tell you the exact day the filing was received. Also, you can use the USCIS website to schedule an appointment at a local USCIS office for inquiries if several more months go by without a response.

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  • Do I need an expungement?

    In 2009 I was living with my grandmother. Who had dementia. She had one of her episodes and became violent. I called 911 but when they arrived she claimed I beat her. I was then arrested and held in a county jail for over 3 days. I was released an...

    Daniel’s Answer

    First, you should pull your own criminal record to see how the information is currently being displayed. Normally this can be done at your local police station. If the arrest never resulted in a formal charge, you may be able to have the information restricted (expunged). Georgia has specific procedures for this process, so you may wish to have an attorney help you.

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  • I received divorce papers and need to answer. It will not be contested but I want alimony; How to answer this divorce.

    We have been separated since 1983. we have 7 natural children and 2 children from my previous relationship before we were married. I was responsible for their care --did get child support when it came and welfare. all children are over 18 now

    Daniel’s Answer

    You need to file an Answer within the time allotted on the summons. In your Answer you can also include a counterclaim whereby you request alimony from the other party. If both parties agree in advance on custody, alimony, child support, etc., the divorce can be resolved much quicker than the normal contested case.

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  • I have a old drug court warrant 2006 and failure to appear 2005 I'm turning myself in what's my chances

    Will they throw out my charges

    Daniel’s Answer

    If you have an outstanding warrant and FTA, it would be wise to hire a lawyer. He/she can contact the court, confirm the warrant and attempt to negotiate a resolution with the prosecutor. If you simply go turn yourself in, you may find yourself in jail, without a bond and without the means to resolve it quickly.

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