What is a temporary hearing?
One of the challenges to overcome in a temporary hearing is the time constraints…If you are under the impression that you will have an unlimited amount of time to tell the Court about your life story, your marriage, and your childrens’ lives…you are in for a rude awakening!!
Judges often will not allow more than four hours (and that’s being liberal!) for a Temporary Hearing in a divorce or custody case. That’s four hours total. Meaning both parties will likely be allotted four hours or less for the entire hearing. This may seem like a lot of time, but it really isn’t, if your attorney is presenting the court with the relevant issues. The case that is presented to the Court must be precise and directly relevant to the temporary issues in your case.
Temporary issues typically include (1) interim child custody, (2) child support, (3) alimony, and (4) temporary possession of the marital home and responsibility for paying the bills until a final decree is entered by the Court.
That means you will have very little time to present a host of important issues to the Judge. Rather than presenting a full feature film, you should essentially give the Judge a polaroid snapshot of what is going on now and why you need the relief you are currently requesting.
Overcoming a temporary order that isn’t in your favor is an uphill battle…
If you are contemplating a divorce or preparing for a temporary hearing and realize that you are in over your head, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 678-324-8511 or click here to discuss the particulars of your case by scheduling an initial consultation. You deserve to go through this ordeal with a committed attorney on your team.
Charged with Possession of Marijuana?
Being caught in possession of a controlled substance does not make you an addict. But it can feel like that is what you are accused of, after you’ve been arrested for drug possession and people find out what happened. The stigma attached to a drug possession charge is often the most stressful thing about such a life event.
Unfortunately, the stigma is now the least of your worries. You’ve got a serious legal problem to deal with. Drug possession charges can result in years behind bars and potentially a lifetime of carrying the “convicted felon” label.
This means it can affect your job, your education, your housing, your personal relationships, and even your marriage. Though such charges are often taken lightly, they are quite serious and should be treated accordingly.
Remember a criminal charge is NOT a conviction.If you or a family member has been arrested for a drug possession offense, call us at 678-324-8511 or click here to discuss the particulars of your case by scheduling an initial consultation. You deserve to go through this ordeal with a committed defense attorney on your team.
What’s the difference between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
No two crimes are the same, so to provide an easy distinction between lesser and more serious crimes, every state places crimes into specific categories. The two major classifications of crimes in the state of Georgia are felonies and misdemeanors.
Felonies are typically more serious crimes and usually involve some physical harm to the victims or grossly fraudulent financial schemes. Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by up to a year in jail, the payment of the fine, community service or restitution. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes.
Felony theft in Georgia
Felony theft is the theft of property that is valued more than $500. Depending on the severity of the theft, a judge can decide to deem a theft of items valued over $500 as a misdemeanor. This is solely at the discretion of the judge. If a judge considers the theft to be a felony, the punishment accompanying a conviction will be a sentence of imprisonment not to exceed 10 years (under certain circumstances) but no less than one year.
If you or a family member has been arrested for a theft, call us at 678-324-8511 or click here to discuss the particulars of your case by scheduling an initial consultation. You deserve to go through this ordeal with a committed defense attorney on your team.