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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I was in a video with a group of guys who committed a crime what charges can they bring on me ?

I had no knowledge of the crime nor did I participate in the crime the video took place well after the crime

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 7, 2019

From the facts and sequence of events you share, the likelihood you will be charged is minimal. As long as you were not present during the committal and had no knowledge of the crime beforehand, you should be clear.

It may still be best to contact an attorney to protect your interests. We...
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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can I change my demand value before mediation
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Dec 7, 2019

Yes. Although taking that action may lower your chances of getting a settlement agreement. A mediation is just a negotiation. Consult and experience Worker’s Compensation attorney to come up with the best strategy for your settlement negotiation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Georgia on
Q: How do I get the trademark TBO farms active again

My girlfriends uncle is the one who tried to set it up and he isn’t very good with technology and now I’m up at the farm working and need to get this figured out

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 6, 2019

you should work with an attorney to make sure you can get the mark.

if it has been while since it expired, most likely you need to file again, start from zero. and hope nobody took it from you.

are you in georgia?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: When someone commits and is charged with terroristic threats or acts and released from jail same day will there be court

I had someone arrested for terroristic threats and acts last night, today they were released. Will there still be a court date? I’m in fear of my life and my family’s lives

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 6, 2019

More information is needed to provide you with an accurate answer. Did the offender pay bail? It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

We are glad to assist you. I wish you.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Manipulative ex-boyfriend has made my friend's daughter psychotic and hooked on drugs. Is there any punitive action?

The ex-boy friend's drug dealer keeps contacting the daughter to sell her drugs.

the daughter has been in and out of therapy several times. My friend's daughter is a wreck and the mother would like to sue this gigolo.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 6, 2019

This is an unfortunate situation. More information is needed before an answer can be given. For example, is the daughter a minor? It is best to consult an attorney as soon as feasible.

We are glad to assist you. I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What does Cpwl mean? If convicted are they allowed to have a gun? Thanks!
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Dec 6, 2019

I believe it refers to Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: After having an FCE and have permanent restrictions can you still have a 0 impairment rating?

Had an invasive Surgery done. TFCC with the removal of a ganglion cyst that I'm still recovering from

Michael Richard Moebes
Michael Richard Moebes answered on Dec 6, 2019

It doesn't seem fair, but if an insurer-leaning therapist gave the FCE (or an insurer-leaning doctor who's reviewing the FCE and assigning the rating), he/she may very well assign a 0% rating, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I switch from temporary guardianship to permanent guardian?

Mother of child is on the run from law enforcement and father is unknown. She doesnt visit or help with any of the needs the child has. Pretty much abandoned the child after appointing me temporary guardianship.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 6, 2019

You would have to apply for temporary guardianship, even though the mother has "given it to you." Since you already have physical custody of the child you would qualify for appointment from the probate court. There are other qualifiers for temporary guardianship, and for this reason it is best to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If stolen weapons such as ar-15 assault rifle and pistol w/ silencercross state lines in commission of felony a fed law?

2 Theft by recieving 4 stolen ar 15 and possession of meth and weed

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

Yes, it is a federal offense. Given the severity of the charges, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

We are glad to assist you. Contact soon.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can they charge you interest on child support in the state of Alabama
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

Yes. States have the authority to charge interest on unpaid support at the rate set by state statute. Alabama’s current rate is 7.5% interest on the unpaid principle balance at the end of each month.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: How should I be handling this? Getting my own attorney or going through the auto insurance company?

I was driving my spouse’s company car and was involved in an accident 22 months ago. I had permission to drive the car and was told by a company representative that as a spouse I was covered by the automotive insurance policy because my spouse also uses the vehicle for personal use. Yesterday I... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

It is best to consult an attorney versus going through the insurance company. An attorney will work to protect your interests, and the insurance company’s primary objective is to protect their own interests.

I wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the legal liability obligations limits under Georgia law for guardian of adults related to the wards expenses.

Ward was sent to mental facility from emergency room and the ward's stay exceeded the insurance coverage limit. Is the guardian legally liable for payment of the excess charges under Georgia Law? The hospital transferred the ward to the mental facility. I read under Ga Title 29-2-21 that the... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

The statute you referenced is not applicable because the ward is an adult. GA 29-2-21 is about minors only.

That being said, a guardian of an adult ward is not financially responsible for the ward’s expenses; these expenses would be paid for from the ward’s income and assets....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the elements of loitering and prowling
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

In Georgia, a person commits loitering or prowling when he or she is:

1. in a place at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals

2. under circumstances that warrant a justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: My father died over 4 years ago, my sisters and I was contacted by a law firm in writing telling us to file paperwork,

with the local probate court for his house.

Has too much time passed for us to claim the home?

How long do we have to file the paperwork?

He did not have a Will and there are three of us. One of us will not be able to sign the documents the courts want us to sign until... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Dec 5, 2019

You need to consult with a probate attorney to determine your options at this point.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I received a 40-6-71 citation during a traffic accident however, I did yield. Is this something I can win w/ represent?

My insurance company found contributory fault based on investigation. The other party hit the tail end of my car and I had made it through the turn, no speeding, she came from around another vehicle that was stopped and that is when she hit me. She also had expired registration tags. Is this... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

It is best to contact an attorney in your state who is familiar with the traffic laws of your state.

I wish you well.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I am an ex-college park police officer. I had my police shirt and hat on to visit my newly born grand child.

A security guard asks me for my police ID I said it was in the car. She followed me to the car I said I must have I left it home. I left the parking lot and drove home at 11:00am. Five hours 4:00 pm swat was at my house with a warrant for my arrest. I wanted to take a picture of my grandchild with... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

More is needed to provide you with an accurate answer. What is the actual charge? How long were you employed as a police officer?

It is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your circumstance.

We are glad to assist you. I wish...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Hello i am trying to seek answers . my landlord is charging me for things that wasnt true after my move out inspection.
Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill answered on Dec 5, 2019

If you have pictures of the condition of the property, send copies of your evidence to the landlord.

If the two of you cannot come to an agreement, sue in Magistrate Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I rented a uhaul for one day and the uhaul was not. Returned until six. Days later...and I paid the full balance plus he

My question is there a loophole here that can get the chargw of theft by conversion conversion thrown out...

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 4, 2019

There are several elements to conversion, and more information about your case is required to provide you with a tailored response. Additionally, there are subtle differences that distinguish each of the theft crimes and knowing these subtleties can mean the difference between you presenting a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a theft by taken and obstructing to officer charge one is a misdemeanor and the other is a felony

What could be my punishment

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 4, 2019

Obstruction of an officer is a felony and the penalty is imprisonment for one to five years.

Theft by taking can be either misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the property stolen. If the value is less than $500 then the charge will result in a misdemeanor. However, if the...
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