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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: I recently discovered that my sentences are void. Upon remand for resentencing, can I receive more prison time? (GA)

Case law supports my claims, the Court of Appeals will remand for resentencing. 4 of my 5 sentences are void, will the appellate court vacate them all because they were part of the same judgment?

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answered on May 19, 2024

If your sentences are found to be void and the Court of Appeals remands for resentencing, it is possible that you could receive more prison time, but this depends on various factors. The appellate court typically vacates all sentences that are part of the same judgment if they are intertwined.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What can I file if the court of appeals and juvenile court Misconduct and erred within my case? What can do?

What can I do about this?

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answered on May 1, 2024

If you believe there has been misconduct or errors in your case handled by the court of appeals or juvenile court, you have several options. Firstly, you may consider filing a petition for reconsideration in the same appellate court to ask the judges to review their decision, pointing out the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about the court of appeals denying my appeal when the juvenile court had Misconduct and erred my case?

And my attorney clearly showed and stated that the court had wrongdoings? And they did nothing either? What can I do?

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answered on May 1, 2024

If your appeal was denied by the court of appeals despite presenting evidence of misconduct in the juvenile court, you might feel understandably frustrated. However, you still have some options. Firstly, consider requesting a reconsideration from the same court of appeals, if this is permissible... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I'm trying to file an appeal on a rid of possession eviction order at courthouse now fixing to walk in Magistrate Court

Can I do that in person at this time or do I need an attorney to do that but it must be done right now today

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

If you have received an eviction order from the Magistrate Court and wish to file an appeal, it is generally best to act quickly. Here are a few important points to consider:

1. Time limit: Most states have strict deadlines for filing an appeal after an eviction order is issued. You should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Did you read a possession there's issued yesterday I was late to court ,can I file appeal in person today at courthouse?

I'm at courthouse now and fixing to walk into magistrate clerk of Court office to do so how do I proceed?

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

I understand you are in a challenging situation and want to file an appeal quickly. Here is some general guidance, but keep in mind that specific procedures can vary by court and jurisdiction:

1. Go to the clerk's office for the court that issued the dispossessory order (in this case,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: How do i initiate recusal of an acting Juvenile Court Judge whom violated my civil rights and is extremely bias and init

Initiate a lawsuit against cps investigator whom violated intentionally the newly approved bill 133 and intently wanted to cause emotional turmoil and tort against me

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

Initiating a recusal for an acting Juvenile Court Judge involves a specific legal process. If you believe the judge has violated your civil rights and demonstrated bias, you should first consult with an attorney experienced in juvenile court matters. They can advise on the merits of your case and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: so I was not properly served as per the proper order of service demands by law.The acting judge didn't acknowledge that

and has been extremely biased in this whole process, as well as after the initial hearing, which that hearing and any proceedings should have been dismissed as the law on the principle certificate of service was purged by dftcs and the acting court actors. We never received by hand delivery, nor... View More

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

It sounds like you have serious concerns about how your legal case has been handled so far. Based on the issues you described, here are a few thoughts on potential next steps:

1. File a motion to dismiss: If you believe the court lacks jurisdiction over your case due to improper service of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I am trying to get information on how to obtain a discovery package.

The new lawyer can’t obtain it neither the defendant. We are trying to draft up a Habeas Corpus of ineffective council on a Capital Case. Can we subpoena it’s? Or what’s other steps can we take, also the habeas has to be filed by July of 24’ this year. This is a Malice case, that was... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In a capital case, obtaining the discovery package is crucial for preparing a habeas corpus petition alleging ineffective counsel. If the current attorney is unable to obtain the discovery through regular channels, there are several steps that can be taken.

Firstly, the attorney should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a motion to modify sentence be filed after a denial of a appeal?

My brother was denied appeal last month we I want to know can he put in for a sentence reduction

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Yes, after the denial of an appeal, it is still possible to file a motion to modify a sentence, though the specifics can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the particulars of the case. This motion asks the court to reconsider the length or terms of the original sentence.

It's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I appeal a writ of FI FA levy against me

Customer won civil trial in his statement of claim the 3 issues he filed suit for I have direct proof they are lies in the form of his own texts messages to me before suit was filed. Purgury is lying under oath. I did not pay court ordered money. On 9/10/23 deputy sherrifs came to my house... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 10, 2023

If the customer won the civil trial, you are now precluded from contesting that judgment other than by means of an appeal. Presumably the text messages providing direct proof of the lies were offered into evidence by your attorney at that trial. If not, why not? They’re not newly discovered... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Does my cousin have a chance of having a judge lessen his sentence if he has been diagnosed with cancer?

His major defense is kidnapping but he has served 12 yrs and his max out is in 2072! I don’t think he deserves that much time and to die in prison! Is there anything I can do to help him get his sentence reduced?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Aug 13, 2023

Compassionate Release is the pathway you are looking for, and there are several fine appellate practitioners who can assist. Spend some time on a search engine researching the best advocates and I encourage you to speak with several of them. Post Conviction work is very speculative, but is likely... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: do you have to sign a dependency petition to consent/stipulate to the allegations? can consent be rescinded or vacated?

i was told by the court appointed attorney that all i would have to do is consent to a psychological and couples counseling, the court would oversee the progress, my daughter would remain with us, case closed with completion. fast forward to the hearing: girlfriend and myself appeared via zoom to... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Oct 30, 2023

You should get an attorney who represents parents in juvenile cases to represent you. I fear you're going to have a very hard time getting your child back representing yourself.

Q: How can I get a rehearing or appeal decision for involuntary tpr hearing or transfer case to the state I live in now?

My attorney withdrew at my tpr hearing but right were terminated. My kids attorney had excused absence. My kids were taken by cps because I kept reporting that I was domestically abused. I tried to flee abuse by moving to a different state where he located me 2 weeks after I arrived. Then, cps... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jul 26, 2023

I would advise you to have a consultation with an attorney. This isn't a place where you can get information on complex issues regarding a case that has already been adjudicated. See a lawyer in person and I would take a copy of my file with me.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Georgia on
Q: I had the same public defender at trial and on direct appeal. Is this considered a conflict of interest.

And can I raise this in a second habeas corpus

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answered on Jun 16, 2023

There is no "conflict of interest" when a trial attorney handles the appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Is a 911 tape acceptable to be play at trial by victim that been drinking?
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answered on May 21, 2023

Whether or not the tape would be admissible would depend on why it's being offered. However, generally speaking, the fact that the person on the tape had been drinking would not in itself make it inadmissible.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I get the Code Section but cannot open the links that would provide the cases interpreting the code section?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Mar 21, 2023

The best places to find case law is via Google Scholar. It is free. All you need to copy/paste is the case cit. Here is the link:

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=4,11

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: How long do I have to file an appeal on a probate judge's decision
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
answered on Jan 15, 2023

You have 30 days from the date of the order to file a notice of appeal on a probate Judge's decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Georgia on
Q: What does “Affidavit for Dismissal of Notice of Appeal” mean in a criminal case?
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answered on Nov 7, 2022

I assume it is an exhibit / affidavit for a motion to dismiss the appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I filed an open default within the timeframe the law allows, paid the fee and filed my arguments. Can I appeal?

I filed many times teying to get thr Judge to respond. Is this action by the Judge legal?

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answered on Oct 16, 2022

I regret that your question did not contain enough information to formulate an answer. For example, what is the case about? You said you have filed your "arguments"--that still does not give me enough information. And can you appeal--still not enough information...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it possible for the trial judge to have a old classmate in the jury in a murder trial without it being a conflict?
Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis
answered on Sep 30, 2022

In and of itself, I don't see there being a problem with a juror being an old classmate of the judge. The primary consideration for a juror to be seated is whether or not he/she is able to be fair and impartial under the present circumstances. If the juror was an old classmate of the... View More

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