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Rules of Evidence and how they apply

O.C.G.A 15-11-17 B of the new juvenile code State's except as otherwise provided, all hearings shall be conducted in accordance with title 24. In all preliminary or commitment hearings, rules of ...
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Jury charges are important to your defense

Harmful error in giving erroneous charges Generally speaking, it is reversible error to misstate the law that must be applied by the jury. In the Georgia system, when an error in the charge of the ...
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Presentence Hearing and what I should know.

Rules of evidence apply to presentence hearings except that hearsay character evidence shall be admissible. However, the rules are more rigorously enforced and reviewed on appeal in capital sentencing ...
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Hearsay evidence in a motion for new trial

Hearing on motion for new trial and the need to call witnesses for that hearing. Most of the issues raised in a motion for new trial do not entail any fact-finding, but a motion for new trial based on ...
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Can the officer admit hearsay evidence at a motion to suppress hearing?

Rules of evidence except those with respect to privileges do not apply to motions to suppress. Preliminary fact questions at a suppression hearing are treated the same as preliminary fact questions ...
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The Preliminary hearing is a critical stage in the criminal case.

I have a preliminary hearing what am I to expect? To get a preliminary hearing you first must be in custody and the case cannot be indicted or accused. Rules of evidence apply except that hearsay is ...
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ALS HEARING | Paulding County criminal defense lawyer

In the State of Georgia, Administrative License Suspension Hearings, or (ALS hearings), refers to a license suspension prosecution from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). Along with the ...
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Does putting pennies in my mouth help me if Im being pulled over for DUI?

Does stuffing pennies in my mouth help reduce the amount of alcohol that shows up on a test? In college I believe and I had heard the rumor that if you’re pulled over after being drinking, you ...
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The difference between the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts in Ga

Difference between the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals The internal functioning of the Court of Appeals is materially different from the Supreme Court of Georgia because of three differences in ...
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How does my appeal get assigned to a Supreme Court Justice

The Supreme Court has a broad and varied jurisdiction in caseload, and the court internally breaks its matters down into 20 categories, each of which has an alphabetical designation which appears in ...
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What happens with chemical testing | Paulding County criminal lawyer

40-6-392. Chemical tests (a) Upon the trial of any civil or criminal action or proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been committed by any person in violation of Code Section 40-6-391, ...
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What is implied consent?

40-5-55. Implied consent to tests to determine presence of alcohol or other drugs (a) The State of Georgia considers that any person who drives or is in actual physical control of any moving vehicle ...
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What is implied consent?

40-5-55. Implied consent to tests to determine presence of alcohol or other drugs (a) The State of Georgia considers that any person who drives or is in actual physical control of any moving vehicle ...
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Dallas Georgia DUI attorney

Oftentimes police officers stop Defendants based on License plate recognition equipment, errors in believing a traffic violation has ocurred and other unsavory excuses. The case law looks at the ...
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Youthful Offenders

Georgia has enacted a statute known as the Youthful Offender Act O.C.G.A. 42-7-1. This act may be available to persons between the ages of 17 and 25 at the time of the conviction. Normally, the Judge ...
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The Breakdown on Bail Bonds

If you are arrested in Georgia for either a felony or misdemeanor, you are entitled to have a bond set or hearing to determine if a bond will be set. As the Defendant, you should be aware of the ...
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Paulding County criminal defense | Hiram criminal defense lawyer

In the 1980s a 3 test battery for field sobriety testing was devised by the national Highway traffic safety administration, which published a training manual for police. Subsequent studies of the ...
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Paulding county dui lawyer | Criminal defense lawyer

Hire a Paulding county criminal defense lawyer if charged with dui less safe. While any evidence of driving with a contraband (i.e., illegal for all purposes) substance in a driver's system ...
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Paulding County DUI lawyer | prescription medication dui

A paulding county criminal defense lawyer knows the following: O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(b) provides: (b) The fact that any person charged with violating this Code section is or has been legally ...
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You can get a DUI less safe on prescription dui | Dallas ga prescription dui lawyer

The Elements of Driving under the influence of drugs—O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(a)(2)—Misdemeanor—Elements While any evidence of driving with a contraband (i.e., illegal for all ...
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Paulding county criminal defense lawyer | Hiram DUI lawyer

Contact a Hiram ga DUI lawyer to help you with your less safe case. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(a)(2) provides: (a) A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while: ...
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Paulding county criminal defense lawyer | Dallas, ga lawyer

Contact a Paulding county criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation.When the State alleges a violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(a)(5) , it must prove that the defendant was ...
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Contact a Paulding County criminal defense lawyer today | Paulding county less safe lawyer

Contact a Paulding County criminal defense lawyer today if you are chared with DUI less safe. Although exceedingly rare, the appellate courts in Georgia have occasionally overturned a conviction on a ...
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Paulding County Criminal defense lawyer

A Paulding county criminal defense lawyer knows the following: (1) Blood or Breath Alcohol of 0.05% or Less O.C.G.A. § 40-6-392(b)(1) provides the defense with a presumption (inference) of ...
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Paulding County DUI lawyer | Paulding DUI lawyer

field sobriety tests. The driver suspected of drunk driving is usually offered a series of so-called field sobriety tests by the arresting officer prior to being taken into custody. In some instances, ...
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