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  • Is there pro se to file a motion for early termination of probation? Where can I find it? Gwinnett county GA

    Paid my fines want to get off of probation

    Jill’s Answer

    Like my colleague said, motions are based on the facts and circumstances of each case so there is no boilerplate motion to terminate. You should hire a lawyer if you want your motion to be taken seriously. Experienced lawyers know how to package this type of thing to most impress the Judge and give you the best shot of getting what you want. Have you asked your p.o. about early termination? Pretty sure they would tell you to hire a lawyer.

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  • Filed for a speedy trial this month on felony charges how long does that take?

    Felony charges theft by receiving and poss of firearm by convicted felon been in there since April has not been indicted yet just put in for a speedy trial this month how long does that take usually.

    Jill’s Answer

    You cannot file a speedy trial demand on an unindicted case in this posture. So your speedy has no legal effect. The length of time it takes to charge a felony case depends on the backlog in that jurisdiction and whether or not the case is accusable or if it has to be presented to a Grand Jury. If this is a smaller jurisdiction, they usually present every case to their Grand Juries. If he has been sitting "no bond" since April and the case is uncharged then his rights are being violated. I assume a public defender or retained attorney has been representing him? If not, then his rights are being violated. Jail cases take priority and this case should be charged soon.

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  • If I missed court for probation about 3 weeks before the date I'm scheduled to get off & a warrant is issued does my time pause?

    Okay so I have a misdemeanor marijuana charge, I got sentenced one year probation (plus fines, community service, and drug test) the judge ordered a fine conversion into community service hrs. I completed and missed court to show how much I had do...

    Jill’s Answer

    If your p.o. got a tolling order signed by the Judge then the time stops running. If not, then the time runs and the case is over.

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  • What does bench duty mean, when PO words it as "you will need to do 8 hours of bench duty"?

    Good Afternoon, sirs and misses. I am currently on probation in Georgia, for a first time felony from Massachusetts (I truly am innocent, victim of a "not well" "mother", but could not afford an attorney). Any who, I have 3 kids, and my PO texts m...

    Jill’s Answer

    No idea. Are you sure they said "bench duty"? Perhaps text your p.o. back and ask.

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  • Can you move your case to another county?

    I got in some trouble in Cherokee county but I live in milledgeville. Is there a way I could transfer all this to a court closer to me?

    Jill’s Answer

    Generally venue on a criminal case is where the crime allegedly took place. I can certainly understand not wanting to be prosecuted in Cherokee. Tough jurisdiction. Hire a local attorney to help you with the case as this will save you unnecessary trips to and from court.

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  • First offenders pv for no reporting

    I was suppose to be done in Jan 2017 I didn't report in one day due to rare skin disease I dony live in Ga my Po in KY Hates me. I'm to sick to go to prison help me pls on paper for a poss weed poss of coke I was in he car with four ppl we all got...

    Jill’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney to help you and get between you and probation and try to help you get an outcome that does not involve prison. You cannot just not go to probation without providing documentation of a medical emergency.

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  • Can I be made take drug test for drug court an dfacs .. where's the adults right

    Kids have been removed from our home cause they will not have rules placed on them an took over my home..came home yr ago since case closed they went back to their rules now ones in drug court ..one put out for good one on probation an one does wh...

    Jill’s Answer

    It's difficult to understand the situation. But if your issue is with a DFCS drug test then you need to repost your question to a family law attorney. You have posted to a criminal defense forum.

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  • Has anyone in the state of Georgia been an "electronic harrassemnt" victim and if/how did you handle this situation.

    I have been a victim to this crime and neither the police or FBI will investigate this their response is automatically "seek menetal help". This guy is crazy and also has his kids involved in this crime. Everyone in their household is a witness ...

    Jill’s Answer

    Apply for a temporary protective order (TPO) and let a Judge decide. If a TPO is granted that might move law enforcement to take action. A lot of times folks who think they are being electronically harassed have mental health issues. So I'm not surprised you got that response.

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  • I am on non report, non supervised probation.

    I was placed on non-report, non-supervised probation in September 2015 and today, I rec'd a letter today, instructing me to report on Monday. The letter said to bring proof of employment and all medications that I may be on. It is not my regular ...

    Jill’s Answer

    They are going to random drug test you. Or have you had any subsequent arrests? Failed to make a payment? Most likely it's for drug testing. That can happen when a new p.o. gets assigned.

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  • Does Georgia extradite DUI misdemeanor warrants?

    I live in Colorado and quit reporting to probation 6 years ago.

    Jill’s Answer

    Very unlikely they would pay the thousands of dollars it would cost to retrieve you from Colorado. It would be a rare misdemeanor that would have an extradition warrant. That said, it's just unwise to live with a warrant or open criminal matter hanging over your head. Hire a local attorney as soon as you are able to and see if they can help you clear the warrant.

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