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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I am Handicap and homeless after late husband death Ga Subsection 16-5-101 Neglect to Disable Adult by Pickens Ga?

I was disabled in 1991 and this applies to Ruth Moss and Thomas L Morgan 3 and Brittany Lauren Moss Morgan and Pickens County Ga I ask for help 2 years and I have slept outside on the sidewalk why are these people above the law's? I have ask Johnathan and Vicki Maner Flint Michigan Township... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Can I, a cook, be sued by a customer for verbal abuse?

If a customer walks by my kitchen and hears me complaining or cussing, can they sue me for verbal abuse. My boss fired me today because I'm allegedly being sued by a costumer, whom I have not had any kind of contact with, for verbal abuse.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Someone was using my IPad at church to run the church cameras. Then they took upon themselves to read all my texts and

show it to other people. Is this illegal? Is the computer invasion of privacy?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could be considered an invasion of privacy from a textbook basis. But from a practical standpoint, it could be difficult to arrange for the matter to be handled on a contingency basis - which could mean that a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If someone comes on my property with intent to harm after sending death threats online to me, my S.O. and my mother,

Is it legal to shoot them on my property.

Be informed also that they've harassed me for 6+ years, stalked me by befriending my friends to gain info on me, and have taken to slandering my name.

Anthony Kozycki
Anthony Kozycki answered on Aug 19, 2021

I would recommend seeking a protective order. The legal system has affirmative ways you can protect yourself and your family.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If a bystander took pictures of an accident scene with fatalities shouldn't the accident scene have been secured better?

My brother died in a horrible car accident where another person lost their life as well. Someone managed to take pictures of the scene & sent them to an ex of his who in turn sent them out again through fbook & sent them to me. These pictures graphically show my brother in the vehicle still... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on May 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is no cause of action against anyone for securing the scene. It is up to the first responders and police to investigate and preserve all evidence that they can. It gets into a really slippery slope if the bystander may have gotten there before the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Is harrassment via phone, text, and in person of a person who is legally blind And an above knew amputee, confined to

Aawheelchair a criminal offense? The behavior includes threats of bodily harm, threats of death, telling the person that they are completely worthless and degrading them with vile language and unkind remarks about their disability, and physical appearance, making false allegations to authorities... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 26, 2020

The first step is to contact the local law enforcement authorities as well as the appropriate government agency advising and protecting our elderly and differently abled, such as the Georgia Division of Aging Services. There may be multiple vectors of abuse here, and they need assistance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue someone in Georgia for writing fake review about my business?
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 19, 2020

Perhaps. Writing something that is damaging professionally and untrue might be grounds for a libel suit.

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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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Others had equal access to this home could not be locked dose the equal access imoly to this case

When the owner showed up that morning he found the home and my vehicle wide open as if they left in a hurry dually noted as to the outside disturbance call when I returned I found footprints behind the home 19 3/4 inches long 10 1/2 inches wide 6 feet apart I took pictures printed casts deemed... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 3, 2020

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

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

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I called about an outside disturbance back in 5/1/17 the officers searched rental home I am working on arrest me 4 drugs

The rental home belonged to my friend they stated it was two marijuana roaches I was hallucinating refused me a drug test I was working in a different part of home than drugs were , no drugs found on myyperson placed in two separate cars searched twice , at jail charged with meth possession at the... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 3, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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 Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If a person post on FB —“I hired abc contractor/company and then 3 weeks later cancel project which was still 3 weeks

From start date . This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews “. Is this slander/libel against homeowner ?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 19, 2020

Not necessarily. As long as what you have posted is true, you have not slandered the company. Additionally, if your statement is simply, “ This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews,” then you are protected by the right to voice your opinions (aka right to free... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If I can prove perjury from the report by a CPS worker that got my children taken away will the whole case be dropped?

I have evidence that the Child protective services case worker who made the report after having my children removed from my custody lied in the report to justify her actions. Not only do I have documentation proving her lies, but I also have eye whitnesses to the entire incident when she took my... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 17, 2020

If you can demonstrate that based on the cases workers lies, the children would not have otherwise been deemed dependent, you may be able to get your case dismissed. You need to consult with an attorney to discuss your allegations and options moving forward. An attorney should be appointed to you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Is an attorney representing DFCS under oath when she is presenting evidence to the Judge?

My DFCS case worker knowingly gave false information to their attorney to present to the judge to increase punishment for the crimes they are accusing my family of. I have irrefutable proof that they have committed perjury not just this time, but as well as the initial statements made by the... Read more »

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

Yes, any testimony given to a judge in court is presumed under oath with penalty for perjury. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with tailored representation.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready....
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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: ex girlfriend has a lien against my truck, i make the weekly payments, but am told daily she can take it whenever

she comes to my jobs and harasses me daily. do i have a option besides calling the police and losing my truck

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 28, 2019

Your option is to pay off the entire lien or give her back the truck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can I get back my $30,084.20 in Social Security benefits that my former representative payee stole from me?

I had a former Social Security representative payee steal $30,084.20 from me, and the theft occurred from June 1, 2010-12/31/2011. I am also suing him for $25,000 in punitive damages for all the emotional distress and pain and suffering that he caused me as a result of his theft against me. I live... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

It is important to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. There are options available to you. We are glad to assist you.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Would it be illegal and if so what would the charges be to leave a insulting note inside of someone’s unlocked car

Car in parking lot unlocked, note left in car on a receipt, called ex gf demeaning female names like “whore” no threat made in note, note directed at car owner so no slander

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

The answer to your question is “it depends.” If you are concerned about any potential charges, it is best to consult an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: A person who commits a civil wrong against another is liable for a ?

torts

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2019

That's right; you're correct.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband and I live in a mobile home on his parents property. We own our home but not the land. Can we be evicted?

We have lived here with their permission for 6 years. He(father in law) gets drunk and harasses us and tells us that he'll sell the property we live on. Could we be forced to leave the property? Mother in law is not in agreement with him.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 30, 2019

Without knowing all the details of the arrangement and just going off of what you have described here, it sounds as though they could make you leave if they wanted to, since they own the land. If that were the case, you could take the mobile home with you, since you own that. -Homer P. Jordan IV,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: What if the signing doctor put false cause of death on the certificate? Called it an overdose with tests disproving over

Called the persons death a possible overdose when every test came back clean.

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 2, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: falsification of a death certificate.

The doctor repeated told us there was nothing in my mother’s system and that to me disproves overdose. Well they put possible overdose on her death certificate. Took them 4 days of tests and trying to find what she overdosed on(nothing) before they moved on to other causes of her... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 19, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

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