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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If I bury a loved one in the back yard in the state of Ga, will that property become exempt from paying property tax
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answered on May 18, 2024

Burying a deceased person on private property without proper authorization and permits is against the law in the state of Georgia and most other jurisdictions.

In Georgia, burials must take place in established cemeteries or on private property that has been approved for a burial by the...
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Q: What do I do when harassed by local cops? Unlawful tickets and imprisonment.

I live in north Georgia, Whitfield County non city limits. I keep getting harassed and was jailed over a non working tag light. Today, my father was at my house baby sitting my children and he was given a ticket on account of my dogs being out of their fence. My father told the cop that he... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: My tv doesn't display a parental advisory

What's the law on TV display and parental advisory Georgia law McDonough

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

According to the Georgia state law, there is no specific requirement for TV displays to show parental advisory warnings. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations regarding the display of content ratings and parental guidelines on television programs.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Gaming and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Sell item with receipt enter for a drawing for a camper

Have individual purchase knife for $50, enter contact info on receipt for a drawing for a camper. 350 knives to sell and then hold live drawing for winner. Would be receiving an item (knife) and could enter if choose for camper? So not a raffle because purchasing an item, not a lottery since... View More

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

Based on the scenario you described, there are a few potential legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Lottery laws: Even though the participants are purchasing a knife, the opportunity to win a camper could still be considered a lottery if it involves the three elements of prize, chance,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a resident manager of a mobile home park in the state of Georgia fine a resident for running a stop sign in the park
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answered on Apr 10, 2024

In the state of Georgia, a resident manager of a mobile home park generally cannot directly fine a resident for running a stop sign within the park. Traffic violations are typically enforced by law enforcement officers, not private property managers.

However, the mobile home park may have...
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Q: What is a charge in Richmond county ga mean? The charge is " order to show cause; superior court"
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answered on Mar 29, 2024

When facing an "order to show cause; superior court" charge in Richmond County, GA, you're essentially being directed by the court to appear and present reasons or evidence on a particular matter. This legal directive is often used when the court needs to understand why a specific... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: I request your help in my query if I am eligible or not for the U visa and if yes what is the best way to proceed.

One of the lawyer here answered my question and asked to check U-Visa for my case i did some research but couldn’t find any good lawyer for my scenario-

I have a typical case with USCIS, They made a mistake on my document which caused me to struggle out of the country for more than a... View More

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

To determine your eligibility for the U visa, you need to understand that it's typically granted to victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. The... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: superior court clerk announces retirement. The deputy clerk qualifies to run for the position.Must the deputy clerk

Resign due to unfair advantage? What is Georgia law?

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answered on Mar 17, 2024

In Georgia, the law regarding public employees running for office can vary based on specific job roles and local regulations. Generally, there's no statewide mandate requiring deputy clerks or similar positions to resign if they choose to run for the office of the clerk. The primary concern is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Probate for Georgia on
Q: I’m a beneficiary of my father’s will, and I have been misled by his granddaughter who is the excuitor of his will what

I have no copy of the will but I was urgently forced to sign a document that she had, I never received any copy of it from her so I recently got one from the court and I am now trying to find out what I can do about it. I now understand that she has had me pretty much waive my rights to ask about... View More

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

You should go by the probate court where the will is filed and get a full copy of the probate file. It will include a copy of the will. Once you review it, if you believe something is wrong, contact a lawyer specializing in probate law to get advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: If unsanctioned signs on the dot right of way are blocking my view of traffic, who is liable?
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answered on Mar 1, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the nature of the signs and extent of obstruction of visibility they created, and who exercised control over the site. Additional details would be useful to enable a more detailed analysis. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Georgia on
Q: Does the state of Georgia have a reciprocal agreement with Canada for a driver's license (Class 5 equivalent to Class C)

I am relocating from Canada to Georgia. I hold a valid Canadian Drivers License. There is not enough information available regarding the reciprocal agreement on the GA DDS website. The agents also referred to the same website and told us we have to go through a written, road and vision test to get... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Navigating driver's license reciprocity agreements between countries can be complex, and it's understandable that you're seeking clarification on whether Canada and Georgia have such an agreement. While Georgia does recognize driver's licenses from certain countries, the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: I need avid fo proof that I lived a address from January 1 2018 to December 2018 don't have a lease agreement .

Have a tax I payments from a car registration and a nailer that can verify

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

To prove your residency at a specific address from January 1, 2018, to December 2018 without a lease agreement, you can utilize alternative documentation such as tax payments, car registrations, and utility bills. These documents serve as evidence of your connection to the address during the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Can i carry a pistol in my vehicle at 19 in georgia?
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answered on Jan 14, 2024

In Georgia, the laws regarding carrying a pistol in your vehicle are specific and must be adhered to. At 19 years old, you are under the age limit for obtaining a Georgia Weapons Carry License, which is required for carrying a handgun openly or concealed on your person outside of your own property,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: OK I’m Gwinnett county Georgia, I drove my Roommate to cash a check. They denied it and kept the check so I went inside

Asked if I could get his check back for him they denied it call the police I called the police. Also the police cited with her the lady and whoever she was talking on the phone wanted to press charges they arrested my roommate this is 15 December, and last night I seen the cop at the gas station.... View More

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

In your situation, it's important to understand your rights, especially regarding interactions with law enforcement. A police officer can approach and talk to you in public places like a gas station, but you are not obligated to answer their questions without legal representation present,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: The title for my motorcycle is in my ex's name, divorce is not finalized, but she's canceled the registration. Options?!

I am currently separated from my spouse and we are un the middle of a divorce that doesn't look to end soon. During our we traded in my motorcycle for a newer one, and titled it in her name. This is my only means of transportation. She doesn't even have a motorcycle license. The bike is... View More

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

If the divorce is not yet finalized, you can address this issue during the divorce proceedings. You may want to consult with your divorce attorney to discuss the matter and potentially request the court to address the division of assets, including the motorcycle. The court can issue orders to... View More

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Q: Can a warrant show for the owner of a vehicle on a temporary license plate?

My sister has a bench warrant. She has purchased a new vehicle and the vehicle has a temporary license plate. If a police officer is behind her and they happen to run the temporary license plate number, can they determine that she has a bench warrant? I know this can be done off of the permanent... View More

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Georgia, a police officer can potentially link a vehicle with a temporary license plate to its owner during a routine check. When a temporary license plate is issued, it's registered in the state's vehicle registration system, which includes information about the owner of the vehicle.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Who do I contact if I have a complaint against a bail bondsman?

I had a refund check for my bail and they released it without my signature. I have requested a copy of the back of the check and they will not respond

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

In Georgia, if you have a complaint against a bail bondsman, you should contact the Georgia Department of Insurance. This department oversees the licensing and regulation of bail bondsmen in the state. They have the authority to investigate complaints and enforce regulations.

To file a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello, does § 43-14-8 (2022), H-J mean hvac contractor needs to list the company name they work for on license?
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answered on Nov 17, 2023

Under Georgia law, specifically § 43-14-8, HVAC contractors are subject to certain licensing requirements. While this statute outlines the general requirements and standards for HVAC contractors, it does not explicitly state that contractors must list the company name they work for on their... View More

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Q: can I register a 125 cc dirt bike I bought off of Amazon to make it Street legal in georgia?

I have all the things to make it Street legal(horn,lights,blinker,etc). I was wondering if I can just go to the tag office and change it from a MOS to a georgia title. Also what other documents do I need along with this process?

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In Georgia, converting a dirt bike to be street legal involves several steps. First, ensure your dirt bike meets all the necessary equipment requirements for street-legal vehicles, such as headlights, taillights, turn signals, a horn, and mirrors. Next, you will need to have the bike inspected to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the rules of property boundaries in the city of Rincon and state of georgia?

My Difficult neighbor is trying to state that where the boundary line begins/ends to My property actually is 5 to 7 feet away from the rock That has been placed as a marker by the surveyors of plots/property ownership, Hence saying that I am unable to put a fence up where the actual block to divide... View More

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answered on Nov 7, 2023

Property boundaries in Georgia are generally determined by a recorded plat, a legal land survey, or the property deed descriptions. If there is a dispute about where the actual boundary lies, it's usually necessary to get a new survey conducted by a licensed land surveyor. In Rincon, as... View More

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