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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: what should i do if i get charged with a hit and run case i was u aware i committed?

I’m 16, and i know all of this is going to make me look very bad. Recently me and my friend decided to go to a local grocery store about 5 minutes from my house. I did not have my license for 6 months and I live in Georgia, so it was illegal for me to drive her. While pulling out, i got in a very... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 30, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with sound legal counsel. There is a chance that several things may result from this incident.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: When a couple breaks up, if one has a vehicle insured and registered in their name but the other paid for it Who keeps i

This situation involves a personal vehicle and a service vehicle used for business. During the course of the relationship, vehicles were purchased and are currently in the name of one of the individuals. However, the other individual paid for the personal vehicle and is currently making payments on... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 30, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770)...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Will the state proceed with charges or will they be dismissed? She was evaluated and declared to be mentally incompetent

First her attorney(public defender) was all for taking 3 yrs probation for a drug charge now she seems to think that the prosecutor will drop the charges

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 30, 2020

I agree with my colleague. More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My parenting plan reads that the child is with me "from school recess on Thursday until school reconvenes on Tuesday".

School is not in session so how can this be handled? The other parent is not willing to move to week on/week off like the summer schedule or offer more time with school out. Do I have any legal ground to stand on? There is no recess or reconvene because school is not in session. No mandatory school... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 23, 2020

I agree with my colleague. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances. Additionally, since schools are closed for an indefinite period, conducting classes through a virtual environment and not necessarily recessed for the remainder of the school... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it against the law for a dr to force a patient to get a tubal?

I was told I didn't have a choice but to do it and I've regretted it ever since

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 21, 2020

It is always your choice unless you are incapacitated and require a life saving procedure.

I wish you well.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get a pandering charge dismissed

I was giving a friend a ride and police gave me a pandering ticket.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 17, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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

I wish you well.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: 17 year old runaway

if my friend who is 17, 18 in a couple of months, have legal actions against them and be forced to return home if they ran away from home? we live in georgia and i read online that a 17 year old can legally voluntarily run away from home. would my family have legal actions against us if they lived... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 16, 2020

You are still a minor at 17 years old, and your family can legally file charges against you.

I wish you well.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a 21 year old date a 24 year old in Georgia
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes, both are adults in Georgia.

I wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If I never took oath to be administrator do I have to reply to summons from creditor

No will, offered to help son after his wife’s death

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 14, 2020

Most likely no, however it depends. It may be best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What happens when a child goes to Juvenile court that has never been in this situation before?

My 15 year old grandson was involved in a fight in school with several other boys and now is suspended from school and pending tribunal hearing and maybe alternative school. He's never been in any trouble like this ever before. At best what will most likely happen to him?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 12, 2020

It depends on the details surrounding the incident. It may be best to contact an attorney who specializes in disciplinary hearings and who can provide you with an accurate answer.

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

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is illegal for a group of people to study law?

Wanted to get a group of people together and study and understand the law better.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 12, 2020

There is nothing illegal about education. Just be sure you don’t hold yourself out to be an attorney.

I wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My children’s father is trying to claim another child saying the child lives with him full time to get CS payments lower

I know for a fact that this child doesn’t live with him at all. No clothes, crib, diapers or anything of the child’s is in his home. What can be done to prove that so the payments wouldn’t be lowered?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 12, 2020

Child support modifications only occur under certain circumstances. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with an accurate answer.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Hi, I have a woman who is threatening to send private pictures of me to my friends, family, and school. Can she do this?

She is requesting money from me to get her not to send he pictures.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 12, 2020

No, this is illegal. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances and provide you with a tailored course of action.

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

I wish you well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a warrant for giving false name in Cobb county ga how should I handle it?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 11, 2020

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with an accurate answer.

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

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: First time being arrested for anything drug related whatsoever..I have charge of posession and use of drug related obj

Do I need public defender? Can I plead first offender?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 10, 2020

Yes, you need to consult and hire an attorney as soon as possible. The court will let you know if you qualify for a public defender. If you do not meet the requirements for acquiring a public defender, it is best to contact a private attorney as soon as possible.

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3 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: i'm 16, and i'm adopted. I was placed on abeyance kind of like probation!! Can i go live with my birth mother?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 10, 2020

No you cannot. You must live with your legal parent/guardian.

I wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Do felonies stay on your record .

It's been 9 yrs since my felony drug conviction. I want to go to school for something in the medical field but I e heard that a job will still not hire me because of my felony.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 9, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with an accurate answer about expungements.

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

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: So I’m Milledgeville the have a club called the capital and some nights they only let GCSU students in, is that right?

I’m in the military and they don’t let me in bc I’m not in the college but I’m of age, do they have the right to turn me away?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 8, 2020

Yes, they can turn you away under these circumstances.

I wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Someone opening accounts in my name
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 8, 2020

It may be best to freeze your credit, alert your creditors and if you know who they are, file a police report.

I wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What will happen to me if the DA is ready for me to plea,out but I just recently fired my public defender
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 7, 2020

More information is needed about your case before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence.

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

I wish you well.

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