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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I sent nudes over Snapchat and I am 18 years old. The person is now blackmailing me with them. Woukd I get in trouble?

I met the person on Snapchat, she said she was 18 too and we both sent to eachother. Once she saved my stuff and screenshotted it, I blocked her. But now she has made other accounts to tell me she will be showing my school administrators. I have no idea who the girl is as SHE found MY Snapchat. She... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on May 5, 2021

Not sure what your question really is. Did you do something stupid? Certainly. Is it possible you might get into trouble if it turns out that she is not 18 years old? Certainly. Could you face criminal charges? Certainly. Will your nude photos be out on the internet forever and could that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, DUI / DWI, Gov & Administrative Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I was completely hammered drunk, speeding 92 mph going home at 2am. I flew by a police officer and I voluntarily pulled

I was completely hammered drunk, speeding 92 mph going home at 2am. I flew by a police officer. I am a 34 year old woman.

He saw empty beer cans, asked to perform an FST. Toe to heel.

Tells me I failed.

Asked me where I lived.

"1 mile away."

Told... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Mar 31, 2021

Your drunk driving and speeding are not legal. However, there is no law requiring an officer to arrest you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: 17yr old son moved in with his 31-year-old supervisor w/o permission. What Georgia laws could this woman be breaking?

I am a Kansas resident and my son was until I let him finish out last year of HS in Georgia with his grandmother on a power of attorney. He hasn't been living with her for the last six months or so and she failed to tell me and lied about it when I asked until I had proof. I'm concerned... Read more »

Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr. answered on Feb 9, 2021

Unfortunately I do not believe there is any criminal conduct since the relationship began when your son was 16. I do share your concern and it would likely be best for him to leave that situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 4, 2020

What is your question? If you are experiencing domestic violence please contact the police and/or a domestic violence organization in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: A 37 year old is sending one of my 16 year old children lewd letters and calling them from jail.

I would like for this predator to stop talking to my child. What can I do?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Aug 28, 2020

Call The Warden at the jail and file a complaint. That should make quick work of it. They may also be able to charge them with a policy violation or even new charges, depending on the dynamic. Thank you for protecting your child.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I’ve had someone release a video of me for profit without my authorization. What should I do?

Private video posted on Twitter as a means to harass me as well as profit without my consent.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 25, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. You may benefit from contacting an attorney who can assess the details of your circumstances and provide you with a detailed response.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: Can a person mention by name, the people she accuses of sexual abuse on a talk show?

A woman was sexually abused in prison, and the claim is legitimate, as reported by a reliable news source. Can she mention the accused by name, without actually accusing them again. In other words, she is telling her story. One of the accused perpetrators has a history of this type of behavior, but... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 2, 2020

It depends. The concern would be defending a defamation claim. In the state of Georgia, slander may occur when a person falsely imputes a crime to a person, falsely claims the plaintiff has a communicable disorder/disease, or falsely says the plaintiff committed a “debasing act.” It is best to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Sexual assault occurred a year ago; should I seek criminal or civil charges?

I was a victim of sexual assault about a year ago. I have struggled with this for a while, and now want to pursue legal action against the assailant. Should I pursue civil or criminal charges? And how involved would I personally have to be in either process (appearing in court, deposition,... Read more »

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 29, 2020

I am very sorry for your situation. This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known in order to give you a complete evaluation and advise you in this situation.

I would advise that you contact an experienced attorney for a 1 hour consultation to address your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: is It illegal for a 17 year old female to date a 24 year old male in the state of Georgia?

I would believe it is not illegal to do so, due to the fact that the female over the age of legal consent in GA (16). The 17 year old turns 18 in 8 months( December 7th), and I would believe it to be okay since 17 is the age when Georgia technically can consider you an adult, because you can make... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 19, 2020

You are considered an adult at age 18, not at age 17. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: How do I get a case where I am a victim of sexual abuse reviewed by us grand jury

How do I get my case before a Federal Court because my rights have been violated by Cherokee County Georgia juvenile courts and Defacs

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 1, 2019

Your circumstances are unfortunate, and I want yo provide you with answers. However, more information is needed to provide you with an accurate answer. It is best to consult an attorney as soon as possible. You do not want statutes of limitations to run.

We are glad to assist you. Contact...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I’m currently facing several legal litigations after a horrific nightmare... I was at a local bar & grill during hours.

It was later (still open) I was brutally assaulted physically & sexually... bar owners had law enforcement come to arrest me for trespass after I expressed what had just happened. I was forcefully drug down the steps & put into solitary confinement (my rape kit was postponed) they didn’t... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 23, 2019

You need to contact an attorney As Soon As Possible. You are entitled to a vigorous defense, and we are glad to assist you. Contact us today.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about a situation that my lawyer did nothing to help me?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jul 7, 2019

Hire a different lawyer.

www.LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: What is the statue of limitation on revenge porn?
Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Jun 26, 2019

Revenge porn is a felony in Georgia under OCGA Section 16-11-90. Felonies have a 4 year statute of limitations, from the date the victim knew or should have known about the crime (the date you found out the porn was made public).

You may be able to sue for damages to your reputation. as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: Hi. My friends step brother sexually assaulted and raped her when she was in 7th grade. The guy is 4-5 years older

She has just now come forward at the age of 22. He is already on the registry. What are the steps to report him and possibly get him convicted?

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 22, 2019

Call the District attorney office and report the crime.

O.C.G.A. § 17-3-2.1 sets out the statute of limitations for most sex offenses involving children under the age of 16.

For offenses committed between July 1, 1992 and June 30, 2012, if the alleged victim of the offenses of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a friend who wants to put a TPO on a guy who keeps harassing her through messages and calls.

Unfortunately they used to talk on a dating app where things got a little intimate and more than casual and she wasn’t thinking clearly and send him some pictures of herself. She’s concerned about the cops serving a TPO and him exposing her for the pictures. Keep in mind she’s 40 years old;... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Feb 15, 2019

If he publishes the photos he may face legal consequences under the revenge porn law. O.C.G.A. 16-11-90. It is a 1-5 year felony offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I want to sue my ex-partner for giving me HSV std. Ex passed it to me and my 2-yr old son.

I have pictures of my son on his eye with the outbreak and I have proof of when I had my son we were clean (no std no infections nothing at all) jan/feb 2017. Started dating Ex partner may 2017. And starting haveing weird symptoms and went to get checked for a UTI infection and found out I had Hsv.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: Can I get justice for being groomed

Last year and I got into an argument with a guy online. He groomed me and commented on my photos. Stating how age was just a number and with a chest as big as mines it doesn't matter what my age is. Even make plans to meet me, that I backed out of. We swapped Snaps, and he blackmailed me for... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Dec 12, 2018

Report this to the police and let them handle it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: If your being accused of aggravated sexual battery but you can’t contact the viticm but the victim is constantly calling

Can you use that in the court??

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Nov 12, 2018

Do you have a lawyer for this charge? You should get one now if you don't have one already. Tell your lawyer this information. He/she will best know how to use it as it relates to the particular facts of this case.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: Child (5) say his father's girlfriend made him touch her in another state is the child aloud to be around the accuser?

It happened in VA where the child is still considered to be a resident. The child lives in GA. A investigation was done in VA I haven't heard or gotten a report in almost a yr. But his father keeps trying to have his girlfriend around our child.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Sep 28, 2018

If the father keeps exposing the minor child to someone who has placed the child in danger, you should consider a modification action to address these issues.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: Husband confessed to touching sister as children in IL 28 years ago. In GA 20 years now. Can she still file against him?

Husband only admitted after begging me not to press charges on his sister's 15 yr old son for inappropriately touching our 6 yr old daughter. He is scared he will get prosecuted for what he did to his sister if I try to protect our daughter. His family doesn't know what he did to his... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Aug 29, 2018

You need to ask this question in Illinois. In Georgia the statute of limitations would have run out already and he could not be prosecuted.

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