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Q: If a roommate wants to stay after a lease end, can they pay me my deposit back or do I lose my money?

It’s going to be the end of our lease in April and I will be moving out but my roommate wants to stay and renew the contract. Will also be getting new roommates. The renting company will not be giving me my deposit back because the lease is continuing but my roommate doesn’t want to pay me my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: am i allowed to record my facetime conversations with my daughter? Mother is an attorney & doesnt consent

Im recording bc mother has accused me of being drunk and slurring words .. so i bought a breathalyzer .. record blowing bf and after i facetime with my daughter .... i have been recording our facetimes bc of accusations ... mother emailed me said she doesnt consent to the recordings citing private... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Mar 31, 2022

No. See O.C.G.A. section 16-11-62. While Georgia is a one-party state, requiring the consent of only one party to a telephone conversation to record that conversation, Georgia requires the consent of all parties to record a video chat (i.e. FaceTime) in a "private place and out of public... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it legal to podcast about a doctor who is practicing outside the standards of care? He has 6 or more active lawsuits.

The medical board is ignoring many complaints about him and he has lost privileges at more than one hospital.

He is an OB and many women and babies have died unnecessarily under his care.

We are considering doing a “Dr. Death” style podcast about him to end his career of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 21, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer your question best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Even if your intentions are noble in trying to protect the wellbeing of women and babies as prospective patients, the fact remains that there is a possibility you could be sued for defamation. No one could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I have an eavesdropping video recording case?

Hi, I was reading your article on video recording laws in Georgia. I transported my brother's children to his house from school all last year, because his wife needed me to. What I did not know was that his wife, whom he was divorcing, had placed a hidden camera in the living room to eavesdrop... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Jun 29, 2020

It appears that your question was intended for one specific person, but we are not sure who. You may want to send it directly to that person, or consult with an attorney who can review your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about the place where I’m staying there’s some discrepancies, my belongings are being missed placed

I just need to know what do I do or what can I do about it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 11, 2020

Your post includes Personal Injury as a category, but there did not appear to be any injury-related issues in the brief description. In terms of the discrepancies with belongings you describe, it might be helpful for an attorney to know more information - were these discrepancies in connection with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: ISP suddenly stopped providing a product that we still pay for. Did they breach the contract?

Before I joined my company, they signed a multi-year service agreement with an Internet Service Provider that I think we should no longer use. When looking at the early termination terms, we would owe over $7,000 for the remaining 23 months. So, in an effort to not cancel service but change... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Feb 4, 2020

Possibly. It's difficult to analyze without the details. It may not let you out of the contract entirely but you could likely get some credit of offset.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: When placed under investigation in the county jail are they allowed to not let u make a phone call or have a visit

Been incarcerated for 5 days placed on hold for warrants

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

You should be permitted a phone call. 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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Hello I have a question about a upcoming case next month

If a person of 55 that has maintained a absolute clean record with no criminal history of any kind there whole life at age 55. and has now been charge with the committed felony crimes for communication by phone & felony #2. Communication by text. using a cell phone to commit the following... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Nov 20, 2019

Get a lawyer. You don’t want to be a convicted felon if at all possible. There’s more to it than just figuring out an agreeable sentence.

For more info visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com.

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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Any advice on trying to communicate with my kids dad about the kids? He doesn’t want to talk to the kids or let the kids

Visit. Sometimes block us from calling. But as the primary parent I’m told I should always keep communication open to him if he chose to talk to the kids. But how can that go both ways. Seems double standard. Would like if he kept constant communication with kids since they ask about their dad.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jul 19, 2019

You can't force him to be a good parent.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: Yes what is the sentence with harassment communications? Please tell me something cause I have court March 3rd
David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
answered on Feb 26, 2019

Harassing phone calls is a misdemeanor in Georgia for each call made.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a tpo against my baby's dad I'm trying to lift it. Can I have a video visit with him without him being in trouble

He violated his tpo because he was caught with me. He only has a misdemeanor because I was willingly in his presence, I'm trying to get the tpo I put on him taken away because we have a baby together and there was no physical violence and we've reconciled. Can I have a video visitation... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 9, 2018

He would be violating the TPO and committing another felony. Stop trying to contact him. If you want the TPO dismissed, file a motion, but do not contact him while the order is in place.

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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Physical custody mother out right refuses myself any communication with my daughter outside of my visitation. Legal?

She refuses any communication by me with my daughter while she is with her.

She refuses to answer any questions I have to her about my daughter.

The mother blocked my number and requires me to send any questions I have via email.

It may be a week or three before I get a... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 4, 2018

The kinds of questions you posted, she actually doesn't have to answer. It's not great parenting, but she isn't obligated to tell you those things. As long as she actually does show up for the parenting time designated, then she isn't in contempt of the order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife and I are being called and texted by a woman I had an affair with. We have ask her to go away.

She calls text and tries to contact us via linked in and even watches our home.

David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
answered on Jul 1, 2018

You can contact the police for harassing phone calls, and/or you can change your phone number.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law and Securities Law for Georgia on
Q: False report of a crime. Unlawful. Conduct.
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on May 29, 2018

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