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TRIAL PROCEDURE

The first experience you will have in the courtroom will most likely be voir dire examination. "Voir Dire" means to "speak the truth". This is the portion of the trial in which the actual jury of twelve is selected from the larger jury panel.

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Question: Do I have the right to pull over in an area I fell more comfortable in if the police are flashing me down?

Answer: Yes, if that distance is less than a quarter of a mile away. You cannot travel 3 miles or travel to your home. if you are super uncomfortable stopping for police turn in your license. see website for info on retaining the right attorney.

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Question: What is the punishment for financial identity fraud in georgia with no criminal record?

Answer: The same as if you have a record. The recommendation will be constructed by the prosecutor.

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Calendar Call

Jury trials are a logistical nightmare. The prosecutor must gather all of the state’s witnesses, each of whom has his own life, employment issues and childcare issues.

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Question: Can the DA use prior arrests as evidence against me? I have never been convicted of any charges in the past, but the DA says those past arrests prove that I''m guilty, on my current charge.

Answer: The DA cannot use prior arrests in his case in chief, but may be able to use prior arrests in rebuttal, especially IF you take the stand and open the door.

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Arraignment

The arraignment can occur anywhere between three months and eighteen months after the arrest. At the arraignment, the charges against the accused will be read to the accused by the judge or prosecutor, unless an attorney waives reading of the complaint.

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How do I find a mentor?

I have attended a number of seminars since school formally ended in 1995. I have repeatedly heard different speakers recommend that audience members seek out mentors.

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First Appearance

The first appearance hearing normally occurs within forty-eight hours of an arrest. It is the first court date after a person has been arrested for either a misdemeanor or felony offense.

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Question: When you are falsely accused of kidnapping what can kidnapping charges be broken down to?

Answer: If you are falsely accused of kidnapping, you can plead to false imprisonment as the lesser charge, or aggravated assault as a lesser charge or whatever else the prosecutor constructs as a lesser offense...

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KIDNAPPING

O.C.G.A. § 16-5-40(a) defines kidnapping as abducting or stealing away another person without lawful authority or warrant, and holding such person against his will. Slight movement shall be sufficient;...

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