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Misdemeanor Fee-based Probation Tolling Ends after Georgia Supreme Court Ruling

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously ruled, on November 24, 2014, that courts are prohibited from lengthening a person’s misdemeanor sentence beyond what was originally ordered by the sentencing court. ┬áThe opinion was written by Chief Justice Hugh Thompson.   The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s finding that private probation companies do not have the legal […]

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