E. Morris Margulis

E. Morris Margulis

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Georgia
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  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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State Bar of Georgia # 379653
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
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Gwinnett County Bar Association - Criminal Defense Section
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Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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18 Questions Answered

Q. My spouse and I were charged with simple battery, however this was because the cop didn’t want to leave us arguing
A: You should each consult separate attorneys in order to avoid placing a single attorney in a conflict-of-interest scenario.
Q. If the GA First Offender Act allows records to be immediately seal, why is the offender listed on Vinelink's website
A: Sometimes these companies need a little nudge, even after the courts seal the records. You also need to make sure to get the records restricted by the various law enforcement entities involved in the arrest/detention.
Q. I rented a uhaul for one day and the uhaul was not. Returned until six. Days later...and I paid the full balance plus he
A: Civic rights are not loopholes.
Q. What happens if you lie to law officer's?
A: If you feel the need to lie to law enforcement, it is almost always better to say instead "I invoke my right not to respond", or to say nothing at all. If you are caught lying to law enforcement, you can face criminal charges, and you can also lose credibility as a witness or a party in any other case, criminal or civil. Let's say you get convicted of "giving false information" to law enforcement, and then a couple years later you are hit from behind while stopped at a red light. When you make a claim against the driver that hit you, they may be able to point to the fact that you were previously convicted of a crime involving dishonesty, thus undermining your credibility in your civil case. If you are not a US citizen, you could also face immigration consequences.
Q. How is being in your car parked at a place you don't live at 2:30am becomes loitering and prowling
A: § 16-11-36. Loitering or prowling A person commits the offense of loitering or prowling when he is in a place at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant a justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity.
Q. Is a speeding ticket civil, criminal, or quasi criminal in Georgia?
A: A speeding ticket in Georgia is misdemeanor crime, although the penalties for a first, life-time speeding ticket in Georgia are capped below the standard maximum penalties for misdemeanors. See O.C.G.A. § 40-6-1.
Q. During a traffic stop if you pull over into say a qt parking lot is that lot considered private property
A: Private property does not become "public property" merely by you stopping on it during a pullover.
Q. Dose a person have a right to a Court of Record in the STATE OF GEORGIA
A: It depends on the type of hearing being sought. For example, a commitment hearing is done by a court of inquiry, but a trial is done by a court of record.
Q. received citation for speeding & failure to wear seatbelt, looked up citation online and it was listed at almost 1.4mil
A: $1,000,000 is well outside of the legal penalty range for individual speeding & seatbelt violations in Georgia.
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