Will an expunged record show up from another state from years ago?
Could you plead nolo, sure; would it make a difference, no. Assuming you want the outcome as painless and punishment free as possible, yes, an attorney would be helpful to facilitate that.
You may be able to plead nolo, but it wouldn't really benefit you. Yes, you need a lawyer. Would need to know more to answer the last question.
If you plead Nolo it wouldn't do you any good. You have better options available to you. Depending on which state the other charge was expunged from will determine whether or not it will show up in Georgia.
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Yes, you need a lawyer, call one as others have stated Nolo is not really any benefit.
You should consult an Attorney that handles Traffic cases in the jurisdiction you received the citation to evaluate your options.
While it is true that pleading nolo will probably not make a difference on your sentencing, if you are given the choice between guilty or nolo, then you will probably choose nolo. The consequences of a nolo plea are different. For instance, your plea cannot be used against you as an admission of guilt in any future proceedings (except for sentencing hearings). This includes any future civil or criminal proceedings. Additionally, you won't be disqualified for any civil service.
The judge does not have to accept your nolo plea, however, and this will depend on various factors.
Again, the prior answers are correct that pleading nolo will not really have any effect on how your case is disposed of, or on the sentencing. Your first task is to work out a favorable disposition i.e. get the shoplifting charge reduced, diverted, etc. Once that's worked out, if you are given the choice between pleading guilty or pleading nolo, you may want to choose nolo if the facts and circumstances fit.
Not a good idea to try and use a nolo on this charge, it will not help you. In some cases a nolo plea has a benefit. I can't see it here.
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