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Many people call attorneys in hopes of assistance in getting a criminal arrest or conviction "expunged" or restricted from their record. The word "expungement" no longer exists in Georgia law, as the proper term is "record restriction." That situation only applies, however, when you have an arrest that did not result in a conviction. What happens when you have an old criminal conviction that is causing problem with job applications? The Georgia legislature passed a new law that went in to effect in 2015 that allows for retroactive treatment under the First Offender Act. This allows for discharge of the conviction, so…
If you’re faced with a situation that requires you to be in a courtroom for any reason, it’s important to be both objective, and optimistic when the time comes.
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The Georgia legislature passed new laws that went in to effect on July 1, 2017 that significantly change the options and procedures for an administrative license suspension stemming from a DUI arrest. Someone arrested for DUI and served with a DDS 1205 suspension form now has 30 calendar days to appeal their license suspension, rather than 10 business days (the old "10 day letter"), . Furthermore, the arrestee will be issued a 45 day temporary permit after being arrested rather than a 30 day permit. The $150 filing fee remains the same. A new option for DUI arrestees is to request an…
Being charged with a criminal offense can be stressful especially when convicted of a crime that you didn’t commit. The severity of the charges can range from traffic offenses including DUI (Driving under the influence), speeding, driving with a suspended or no license,
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The state of Georgia was recently ranked as the sixth most dangerous state in the U.S., with a crime rate of 1,433 for every 100,000 residents. If you have been accused of a crime, hiring an attorney can help improve the outcome. Your attorney will represent you in court and guide you on the best way to handle your case.
Many people who get sentenced to a significant amount of time on probation ultimately are looking for a way to move on with their lives and avoid probation fees or dealing with their probation officer, especially if they have already completed the terms of their sentence. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 42-8-34 (g), the sentencing Judge is empowered to modify or change the probated sentence at any time during the period of time prescribed for the probated sentence to run. The term of the sentence, however, cannot be modified beyond a year from when it was imposed (O.C.G.A. § 17-10-1(f)). So the time…
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