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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Hi Im deaf. is there a way to appeal after missing deadline to prevent license suspensions?

I was arrested in dec 2019 and by Feb 2020 I was notificated that my license was suspended and I didnt know bout $150 fee. any way I can appeal or work to get driving permit?

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 1, 2020

Yes, it is possible. It is best to contact an attorney who can assess the details of your circumstances, get additional information from you and provide you with a detailed solution.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: My mom is in an abusive relationship of two months. She has bruises on her arms

I have not seen them personally but my dad has. I have lost all contact with her because she “lost “her phone. We believe the person she’s with is controlling and putting his hands on her. Is there anything legally we can do to help or protect her? She has not admitted that he punched her but... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 1, 2020

I agree with my colleague. Unless she admits to the abuse, you are limited. You may want to consider the elder abuse, as it can prove to be extremely effective in these matters.

We 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 beat a obstruction of an officer if I did nothing wrong and was tripped to the ground?

I dont know if they tied my previous calling of the police to my home. But after I was omw to work and my fiancee was getting ready to go to Atlanta with her family to visit, she called me and told me she was injured so I picked her up and took her to the hospital in which from the moment we... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 1, 2020

What happened to you is unfortunate. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assess your case in depth and provide you with a tailored approach.

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

We wish you well.

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

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I restrict fathers visitation from being at his house? Baby- 2months old.

Have not picked a lawyer yet. We will have to do paternity test and so forth, baby is out of wedlock. Father is verbally and financially abusive, gives no support and has no education on infants or connection to her. I want to file for child support. If he has visitations can I restrict it from... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 1, 2020

Since the father has not legitimated, he has no visitation rights at this point. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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

We wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I have an attorney which I haven't seen or spoken to in the 2 and 1/2 yrs of appointment. I need a hearing. What to do?

The judge won't honor my motions citing Pleas v State but my attorney won't help

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 29, 2020

You can always retain another attorney if you are not pleased with your current representation.

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

We wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Hi, I'm an inmate with no help from councel. Judge won't honor my motions and defense attorney won't help?
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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 29, 2020

If the judge won’t honor the motions, this means your attorney has and/or is attempting to assist you by submitting motions on your behalf. Because of COVID-19, most courts have altered their schedules considerably. Unfortunately, this has resulted in individuals like yourself remaining detained.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I be sued over a verbal agreement that the sued has altered to benefit herself?

I recently bought a car from a private seller we negotiated a verbal agreement that I will pay her $2,000 upfront cash and then pair a thousand following week to close the deal after the week of test driving it she is recently has changed the verbal agreement upon the fact that the car motor had... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 29, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case.

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

We wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a pending felony charge of aggravated stalking. I can’t get a job! I need to know what to do

The charge is because of my then boyfriend who is now my husband he refuses to show up to court and he has asked for all charges to be dropped this pending charge is affecting my life tremendously

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 26, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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

We wish you well.

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

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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.

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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.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If a father is on the birth certificate but the mother will not let him see the child, what does he need to do?

They also want to do DNA to make sure the child is his.

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 24, 2020

The father needs to legitimate. His name on the birth certificate and even a positive DNA test is not enough to establish his legal rights, in the state of Georgia, as the father of the child. Additionally, he may be required to pay child support but still not have legal rights to the child. For... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Protection order placed on me by niece after my mom's death. No will and they were taking everything inheritance theft

They drained her accounts they still have her furnishings I posted a protective order on my Facebook page which they were blocked from and I was arrested for stalking is this legal

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 24, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assess the details of your circumstances and provide you with a tailored response.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: In georgia if the state courts have violated your rights as a victim

And those hendered your rights to justice Would there be a conflict of interest in any other case in that court system?

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 24, 2020

Generally speaking, the answer is no. However, more information is needed about your specific circumstances. It may be best to speak with an attorney who can assess the details of your concerns.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: 1984 theft by taking; No Disposition now denied Weapons carry Lic. No other convictions. Can I get this reversed?
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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 23, 2020

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 case.

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

We wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: My daughter and I are under extreme emotional and psychological distress . We are being harassed and coerced daily .

We have made an incoherent decision and we need to report it . We are seeking legal counsel because we are under such extreme emotional distress due to being stressed by outside sources . People we don't even know . We are being harassed and coerced so we feel we have a duress plea . We are... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 22, 2020

More information is needed before an 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.

We wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I fight this? Can I get a sentence modification, or reduction? Or time served first offender, to clear myrecord?

Can a 13 year old be charged with child molestation 4 years after it allegedly happened, then sentenced to 20yrs do 10yrs, 4 years after just sitting in jail no representation. Basically (ALLEGEDLY) this happened at 13, I didn’t hear anything about this until I was 17 they held me, then sentenced... Read more »

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 17, 2020

Your circumstances are unfortunate. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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

We wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I have to attend court with djj in georgia for some charges do they have the right to take me out my mothers home

And what do the judge and DJJ have the right to do with the juvenile

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 17, 2020

Yes, the judge can take you out of your mother’s home. It will all depend on the charges. It is best to contact a juvenile defense attorney as soon as possible.

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

We wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I live in Ga but the mother moved to california and had the baby there. Where will my child support case be?

Will I have to go to california for court hearing or will she have to come to ga?

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 15, 2020

If the mother files for child support, the case will be in the county where you reside in Georgia. It may be helpful to contact an attorney who can assist you with your case.

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

We wish you well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If pulled over for driving offense the officer can't pull up anything in database,only has name.. can he b charged
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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 13, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. Presumably, a charge can be filed for the driving offense. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Could a minor get in trouble for having a vape at their house and getting caught with it by an officer
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 12, 2020

It depends on the circumstances. It is best to speak with a juvenile law attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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

We wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I was arrested over a year ago. Why haven’t I seen a judge yet?

I bailed out on the charge before seeing a judge. The release paper work just had “to be determined” for the court date. The charge I was arrested on was phone harassment but was later changed to tampering with a witness. I was notified of that though a letter from the DA.

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Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 9, 2020

There can be a number of reasons why you have not seen a judge, one being that the DA’s office has not obtained an indictment. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances and provide you with a proper defense.

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