The accident happened on a dirt road in nicholson georgia jackson county. I am currently on probation in walton county georgia. I am in dire need of assistance any and all adive would be helpful thanks.
It's difficult to make an accurate prediction about charges and/or probation without more information. You should use the "find a lawyer" tab above to locate a local criminal attorney for advice and to explore your legal options. Under the terms of your probation in Walton County, you are probably required to notify your PO of any contact with the police. Suggest you follow the terms or risk a violation. make a few calls right away to a couple of attorney as most will offer a free consultation.
Hopefully just a fine and no probation. Depends on your driving history. Oman accident case it's always best to consult an attorney,
You have more to worry about than just the new case. If you are on probation in Walton you need to worry about the probation officer asking the court to revoke your probation. Of course, that would also depend if you are on probation in probate court or superior court in Walton.
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Traffic tickets are usually handled through the payment of a fine, especially if this is in Jackson County State Court. However, you have a few wrinkles involved. The accident means that any prosecutor may want to see if restitution has been paid by you or your insurance provider before you are allowed to plea, since there is a victim of the accident. For this you should check with your insurance company to make sure this is handled. Given that you are on probation, your probation officer could seek to revoke your probation for catching a new charge. Usually, this does not happen for traffic offenses, but the fact that there was an accident may change that. The probation officer may never even know of the new charge unless you tell them, but you should get some specific legal advice about telling your officer or not, as one of the likely terms of your probation is that you let them know. Call around and find someone to give you a free consultation to go over all of the details.
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All courts charge different fines. You can expect a fine of a couple hundred dollars. If you can't pay that the court will either reset your case, or place you on probation. Ask the prosecutor to reduce your charge to a non-reporting violation so the charge will not go on your driving history and affect your insurance rates.
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