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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: individual to do appraisal of valuable photos refuses to return photos. What do I do?

My mom was looking to sell photos that were taken by her mom of famous people, i.e. JFK , Astronauts john Glenn Shepard and their are many. She was to review and appraisal first and then we would go from their as to how much they are worth. She owned a Junk/Antiques and local pawn shop, The... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Feb 1, 2023

If someone refuses to return your property to you, then they are committing a theft. You can call the police. You could also hire an attorney to "politely" ask the person to return the property.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I pursue charges against someone guilty of doing this?

Continuously been spying eavesdropping and stalking me playing games with my business and they need to be taught a lesson.

Ellaretha Coleman
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Ellaretha Coleman
answered on Jan 16, 2023

If you have evidence of the spying and eavesdropping, you may qualify for a stalking temporary protective order.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I completed a first offender probation and a conditional discharge am I a convicted felon, do I have my fire arm rights?
Ellaretha Coleman
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Ellaretha Coleman
answered on Jan 16, 2023

If you successfully completed your first offender program, you are not a convicted felon. Adjudication in first offender cases is withheld.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Identity theft, possible concealing of a murder buy another party, trust and family, LLC business assets

Where do I start? I need help

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Jan 3, 2023

If you are charged with those crimes, your first step should be hiring an attorney.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If a video don't show making a transaction could you be convicted of it

Can a person with a criminal history testify

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Jan 2, 2023

A video is not required to convict a person of a crime. There are many other kinds of evidence, including eye-witness testimony, that could be used to convict a person without any video evidence.

A person with a criminal history can testify.

For more information, visit my website...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: on 12.13.2022 I was dropkicked from behind by a resident in my building. I needed surgery and physical therapy.

The entire thing is on surveillance video & I have a witness. He was arrested and is now back at the building & I am not comfortable going back there when I'm discharged from physical therapy/rehab. I feel that I should receive some sort of compensation for something out of all this!... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Dec 27, 2022

It sounds like you may have a solid case for personal injury. I'm happy to help you get any compensation you may be entitled to.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: is going to court in 2 counties for theft by taking in one county and theft by receiving in another for 3yrs

the stuff that was recieved wasnt stolen . it was given to a cousin from her ex. the man collected the stuff that he was looking for . now almost 3yrs later theyre still going to court on it . how can that be ?? and what citizen rights are there to dispute it in writing to a judge for ndismissal??

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Dec 27, 2022

You cannot communicate directly with the Judge. There are motions that you may want to file, including possibly a demand for speedy trial, that can speed up the process.

You may want to consider hiring a lawyer to protect your rights, and to help resolve your case more quickly.

For...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: a judge straight bash me telling me my kids were gonna be callin someone else dad an better off without for starters

Today in court I had a judge talk to me in a way I have never seen anyone talked to before it was so bad that the d.a. and my lawyer apologized to me my father in the courtroom actually started crying he told me I was a disgrace to my parents my kids were better off without me an would be callin... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 23, 2022

In my experience, some judges believe shame can be a more effective motivator for some people to change their criminal behavior than simply imposing the consequences provided by law.

Similarly, with respect to the other person, some judges believe praise can be a more effective motivator....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello is there any way to find case evidence on this court document posted

252 Ga. 338 (1984)

313 S.E.2d 475

SPENCE v. THE STATE.

40511.

Supreme Court of Georgia

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Dec 12, 2022

The best way to get whatever information is in the file, including what evidence was made part of the record, is to contact the clerk of court for the matter and request a copy of the file.

Now the case you have is at the GA Supreme Court so the only filings will be those for the appeal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: How long when arrested in state of Georgia for misdemeanor technical violation of probation does your probation officer

Have to come to the jail or have a probation hearing?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Dec 12, 2022

It generally within a couple of weeks, but it is not #fast as the hearing schedule is all up to the courts. The best way to get a revocation moving is to hire a local lawyer who works in that circuit all the time and they should be able to facilitate directly with the Courts in an effort to move... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: If somebody is out on bond with a curfew and an ankle monitor, how can you get the curfew extended for work?

It's my assistant manager and I'm trying to get him promoted, but he has to have open availability. The case hasn't even made it to superior court yet and may not. His lawyer is court appointed and ignoring him(not returning phone calls or messages). Thank you in advance.

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Dec 12, 2022

The above is correct and it stinks when the PD is ignoring the clients needs. Unfortunately often the PD's are dramatically overworked and cannot provide the services and attention that a private lawyer can, so it may be a good idea to call some LOCAL lawyers and inquire about hiring them.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Elder Law for Georgia on
Q: I am a widow, 84 yrs. old and I want to know if there is someway I can disown an adopted daughter, 56 yrs. of age.

She is currently incarcerated for elder abuse and several other charges, none of which have been waived. I can reveal more history as needed to receive an answer. I am writing this myself with no prompting from another person. I am totally independent, pay my own mortgage, bills, etcetera.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 3, 2022

You aren't required to talk to her or have any dealings with her. You can also write a will or estate plan excluding her if you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What does it mean when it says motion to recall bench warrant is denied. Bench warrant pending to be served.
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Nov 27, 2022

It means the person failed to appear at a court date, and an arrest warrant was issued. Additionally, it means that the court refused to dismiss the warrant. So the person needs to turn themself in, or eventually the person will be arrested.

It’s a good idea to obtain a lawyer to help...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Why is my 28 year old daughter being held in jail for Colorado warrant under Georgia 17-13-33? What are her rights?

My daughter was arrested 10 days ago at work in Norcross, GA. She is a young mother of one 6 year old child. I've never known her to be anything less than a loving, kind, sweet mother and law abiding citizen. I only know that she was picked up at her place of employment for mailing contraband... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Nov 14, 2022

When a person is arrested, they will remain in jail until they post a bond, or until the case is resolved by plea, dismissal or trial. If your daughter was not given a bond amount, it is probably a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney to help get her a bond.

I don't know...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If a person is out on bond and then it gets violated can the violation charge be removed or dropped?

The original charges were filed by the State. Then the victim had the bond violated. Can the violation charges be dropped by the victim or not?

Melaney LaGrone
Melaney LaGrone
answered on Nov 9, 2022

If this was a situation where you were to have no contact with the victim as a condition of bond and you contacted the victim, now your bond is violated or revoked. The victim cannot simply drop charges in most cases. Once you are arrested, it is the State vs you, not the victim.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I feel I had ineffective Representation and rushed to take a Plea. How can i withdraw my Plea even if I waived my rights

My lawyer did absolutely nothing and his excuse was always "if we have time" or "if the State cooperates" He never followed through with anything he said he was going to do to help me.

Melaney LaGrone
Melaney LaGrone
answered on Nov 9, 2022

If you have already been sentenced then you have a limited time to file a motion to withdraw your guilty plea. If you feel that your plea was not knowingly and voluntarily given or your attorney was ineffective then you may be able to file a habeas. You definitely should consult with an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Sugar daddy wrote me check now claims he didn't I did 7 counts 16-9-21 should I take it to jury

Cashed at his bank ,it's been 3 years and have dropped to misdemeanors 7 counts not sure what but said I wanted jury trial and bonds person came off bond

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 2, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could be losing valuable time continuing to await a response. A criminal defense attorney needs to advise you. You could either reach out to attorneys or look into whether you qualify for a public defender. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What should the punishment for misdemeanor shop lifting?

First offense less than $70

John Kim
John Kim
answered on Oct 13, 2022

As a first offense, the maximum punishment for misdemeanor theft by shoplifting (valued at less than $500) may include up to 12 months confinement in jail, $1000 fine, and/or restitution. However, I recommend you speak with a criminal defense attorney (or your appointed attorney) to get the best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I go to jail for false report of a crime?
John Kim
John Kim
answered on Oct 13, 2022

Short answer: is it possible? Yes - willfully and knowingly making a false report of a crime is a misdemeanor pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-10-26.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for fleeing and eluding in state of georgia
Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis
answered on Oct 7, 2022

Depends on the type of fleeing/eluding that is ultimately charged. Georgia has both misdemeanor and felony eluding offenses. The statute of limitations for misdemeanor eluding is 2 years and the statute of limitations for felony eluding is 4 years.

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