I am on felony probation in Ga. I have paid my fines in full but have a warrant out for non report. I have my life back which means I can pass a UA!!! I want to turn myself in but I have a job and house.
Reporting is a general condition, so the judge could put you in jail for up to two (2) years, or the balance if it is less than two years. You should contact probation and discuss this with them. It sounds to me like you will have to appear and discuss things with the judge. Hiring an attorney may or may not help. If the attorney you hire is diplomatic that could be helpful. Many good attorneys are here on Avvo.
I hope that helps.See question
The guilty plead guilty to the felony theft by taking and only received 6 mos. mandatory drug treatment and 5 yrs. probation for randomly stealing my car from a gated community. - The Judge cited the following reasons. - No high school educati...
Yea, you got caught up in a tough set of facts. It sounds like a guy with no income, no assets and no real life expectations victimized you. The judge also seems to believe that this guy has a support obligation for a child. I imagine you have auto insurance, which should have covered or defrayed your loss somewhat.
You have to understand that the jails and prisons are just full of people - many of them are violent offenders or repeat offenders. It doesn't sound like this guy had risen to that level. Also a lot has to do with the county and court this was in. Some judges are more "hanging judges" and others are more pragmatic.
The judge's options were:
1. Sentence this guy to jail.
2. Sentence this guy to probation.
3. Order or not order restitution, or other conditions of probation.
Confinement costs the taxpayers $50-$60 per day. On probation he has to pay a monthly probation fee, perhaps $35 (more or less) for a felony. If he is ordered to pay restitution, the court normally prefers that it be paid in the first half (first third or first two thirds, it all depends) of the probationary period. That way if he fails to pay on time, he can be put back in jail.
So you see, with an indigent person, the judge sees that just getting this guy to undergo drug rehab, pay his child support and pay his probation fees (and any other conditions) will be tough enough. Having him pay you any restitution may just be a bridge too far with this guy. I know you feel raw about it, and I probably would as well. I am hoping that you are the sort that had a lot of insurance. I suspect the judge saw it that way.
Anyway, I hope this helps a little.
Steve ShewmakerSee question
I have not been to court yet but had an arraignment which I did not have to show up for then was told next process is getting my next court date but my attorney told me the the prosecutor told him that he re-indicted the case to include a third pe...
Why don't you ask your attorney? That's what he (or she) is there for.See question
His 3sons mother has 3 girls who are not his, however they have all lived under the same roof for 4years. Jazz the youngest daugther ( age 6 ) told her mother last night that daddy (my son ) touches her. My son DENIES this and wants to seek leg...
Sorry to hear about this. Children of that age say a lot of things. Some are true. Some are not. Your son probably will sleep better right now if he consults with a criminal defense attorney. Many of us here on Avvo are in your local area and will do consults. I recommend that he find one on Avvo that he feels comfortable speaking with. Recommend that he does it right away. I hope this helps.See question
My uncle is sentenced to life in prison and I just wanted to know if I was rich could I get him out
Yes, in Bolivia or Mexico.
In the United States, no.
I was charged with DUI, driving while intoxicated on my citation, and DUI- Driving while under influence of drugs on the police report. I was given field tests and a breathalyzer. What am I being charged with? Drugs or alcohol?
Without a blood test, probably DUI alcohol. That is my guess. It is a lot harder to make a DUI drug case without a blood test. But this is very general advice. To be more certain, I would have to see the police report. I hope that is helpful.See question
I was contacted dec 2015 by dhs stating I was being investigated for food stamps overpayment. Today Gwinnett da investigator called me and said my options were to come talk tothem and sign agreeing to pay state restitution for overpayment, or they...
I have seen some prosecutors charge this offense fully, while others do exactly as you describe. Their rationale is that getting a conviction will only make finding work harder, thus repayment even less likely. They are trying to strike a balance to get the most money. It's like "Okay we know you did it, and we could charge you for it. But if you just take the warning and repay it, it's all good."
If you want to make certain you are on a straight path, retain a lawyer to negotiate it for you. BUT, if you strike a deal and blow it off, that leaves them no reason not to come for you next time.
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Military matter question. I am a probationary officer and I received a GOMOR a few weeks for a failure to report incident and because I was charged with assault. My Commander told me that they will move forward recommending a General Discharge und...
Hard to say. I have seen HRC act lately in as much as 45 days, but no guarantees on that. Where is your TDS counsel in this? If your counsel is responsive, you should ask him/her.
I'm facing a general court martial where I will plead guilty to fraternization, adultry, and disobeying a lawful order or regulation. What consequences in the state of Florida does this impact. I will get either an Honorable or General under Honor...
You know, I agree with all of what the others have said. This looks - at first glance - like a military law question, but in reality, it is more aptly a Florida (or whatever state you intend to reside) criminal law question. The legal issue is: How will the state of _____ look at these convictions. No doubt they count as federal convictions. I could tell you that the state of ____ will either call them felonies because they are pled in the state equivalent of a felony-level court, or that the state of ____ will liken them to the closest thing it has to these offenses (definitely misdemeanors), but the others have already told you that.
Here is the trick. You really need to speak to an attorney in (or who used to be in) the state bureaucracy who has experience in these matters. In private practice, this is probably a criminal defense attorney who deals mostly in post conviction matters. Many of us on Avvo take these matters on to research as well.
Anyway, I hope this doesn't confuse things for you.
Steve ShewmakerSee question
I have talking to a Soldiers wife for a long time now. He never had a problem untill she moved out the house Now je wants to show my CDR a call log of me and her talking alot What can happend ?
Yes you can. There's a special word for a soldier that gets together with another soldier's wife. Don't be that guy. Even the perception can be bad.See question