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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?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
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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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: How do I file for adverse possession on house that has been abandoned for several years. I have occupied it since 2016 a

Prior to that the owners had died and told my mom she could have the house because she cared for them when they needed help for shopping and healthcare. I have keys to the home and have painted inside and put a wood floor down and was in process of roof repair. But last week the house was boarded... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 28, 2020

It does not appear that you have any legal or equitable interest in the property. You did not mention taxes being paid by you or any type of deed conveyance. In fact it looks like you do not even have possession which a new owner would have to evict you from. Adverse Possession cannot be filed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I am on federal probation. Every six months we have to do a financial statement and turn it in. What limit do I have

And can I stop them from running my credit report to hurt my credit

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

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

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: If I walk down the street of Kingsland city, Georgia. And I get asked by a cop to identify myself because allegedly

Someone reported me for recording a video of their property(not proven). I tell them my address and that I live nearby. But I feel threatened and refuse to provide anymore of my information (show id or whatnot) as the cops hadn’t identified themselves. And then arrest me for obstruction. Is it... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on May 20, 2020

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

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 and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What consequences for GA Code 16-4-1?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on May 9, 2020

Depends on the crime attempted. Generally the maximum sentence is one half of the maximum sentence of the crime attempted.

For example if Burglary has a 20 year maximum, then attempted burglary would have a 10 year maximum.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: My job fired me because the mask broke that they provided me and they didn't have anymore in the building.
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on May 1, 2020

Your circumstances are unfortunate, however more information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can discuss and assess the details of your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Is it legal to drink alcohol and shoot targets on my own private property in ga.

Not that I’m going to or want to I just started thinking wow I’ve had a long week at work I think imma have a few beer when I get off but then I thought oh yeah I need to adjust my scope and that’s how I come up with the question . But I was just wondering say I had a few beers and been... Read more »

Lance Mixon
Lance Mixon answered on Apr 25, 2020

Your private property may be in a city that makes discharging a firearm in the city limits illegal. Plus, in some or residential neighborhoods, covenants prevent such activities due to disruption of the neighbors due to loud noises.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue police for searching you/car After you told them they don't have permission

The police went against my rights as an American. I told them not to search my car or my person and they still disrespected me and went directly against my rights.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Apr 7, 2020

Yes, you may have a case. However, the strength of the case is going to depend on the specifics of the circumstances. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Can my neighbor across the hall (7 ft between our front doors) use Ring to audio record me while I'm in my unit?

She originally had her Ring camera aimed directly at my door, blatantly filming me and my bf whenever we opened our door and recorded directly into my unit. Since my initial complaint she has redirected her video down the hall, however, it is still up, against our CC&Rs (Architectural... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Apr 4, 2020

From a cursory perspective, yes your neighbor would be violating Georgia’s eavesdropping statute, however more information is needed before a definitive answer can be provided. 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 Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What is the first step I need to take in helping my brother file an on the job training accident while in prison in Ga?

He was left with 70% nerve damage to ear after helping outside electrician. They both were hit with a large amount of electricity. My brother was thrown back several feet and knocked unconscious. The electrician was taken to hospital, my brother was not. He was just taken to doctor yesterday after... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 6, 2020

The best step could be for you to reach out to attorneys to determine what type of coverage he would be entitled to. Most attorneys who handle injury claims would offer a free initial consult. Some might tell you that they would need to speak with him directly, but hopefully, some would offer you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue WalMart and Bartow county police for assault, false imprisonment, and false arrest?

In June 2015, Walmart security took me to the back room where I was belittled, and accused of shoplifting, but they couldn’t find anything that I had supposedly stolen, so I stood up to leave, but was shoved back into the seat and sat on by one young man while another twisted my left arm around... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 20, 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 Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it inhuman to keep an inmate in a holding cell for 13 days without a phone call or visit of any kind. Under invest.
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 10, 2020

It depends. It is best to consult an attorney as soon as possible 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 Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I was a victim of physical assault. I was jumped by 6 guys outside of a bar, can police contact my parents if I’m 21?

I was jumped by 6 people outside of a bar, police came in and made everyone leave. I was beaten badly so I went to the hospital where an officer came and took statements from me and my girlfriend because she was struck in the head aswell by those guys. They contacted her mother without her consent... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 5, 2020

They may have notified next of kin. If you’d prefer they not contact her, supply them with additional next of kin information instead.

I wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about my son being taken from babysitter s house while I was at work and someone giving him away

My name was forged in paperwork signing my rights away of my child to a complete stranger hours away. He has since been adopted and idk what to do or how I can get my baby back. This has been going on for 2 years almost and I reached out to several law enforcement agencies to try and find my baby... Read more »

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

The circumstances of your case are unfortunate, it is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with a tailored response and representation.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What policies exist to prevent police from using your personal information to contact you outside of official business?

I live alone in a rural area and filed a report against neighbors whose dogs have repeatedly entered my property, killing and injuring my animals. The deputy that came to my home began following me on social media the next day using information he gathered during official business to search for me... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 31, 2020

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

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

I wish you well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: do i still have constitutional rights while under a criminal investigation?

loss of privacy, loss of freedom, interference with job opportunities and ability to work, prevention from obtaining information, etc.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 31, 2020

The answer is yes, you absolutely have constitutional rights even while under a criminal investigation. It is extremely important to contact an attorney, even in this early stage, who can assist you and ensure your rights are not violated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My roommate died and was the owner of the house my lease isn't up until next month. Can I stay until then?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 31, 2020

A review of the lease is necessary before an accurate answer can be provided. In most cases, a new owner does not have to honor the former lease. However, there are tenant rights that must be afforded to you. For these reasons, it is best to contact an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: my husband assault me an put my gun to my head

the officers ask him if he did this an he said yes but they did not take him to jail or let me press charges

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 31, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as feasible. You have a right to file a police report and a temporary protective order.

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 Rights and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: i was assault by my husband but the police did not arrest him an wound not let my file charges what can i do
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 31, 2020

You can file a police report; it is your right to do so. Secondly, you can file a Temporary Protective Order. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances, especially if you are receiving no assistance and push back from the local police department.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In GA, why is custody interference considered a civil issue when the statute clearly states otherwise?

I'm in Forsyth County and this ongoing issue and the sherriffs dept not enforcing our parenting plan, has led to severe damage to our child, alienation from me, emotional, psychological and more legal and financial strain and abuse (control) due to me filing contempt. He suesxme for custody.... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 28, 2020

Whether an officer elects to file a charge for criminal interference with custody is unfortunately a case by case decision. Another option that you have is to file a warrant application for the interference, which will put that decision before a judge to determine whether there is probable cause... Read more »

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