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Q: Probation Violation!

I have a warrant out for my arrest for probation violation. “Failure to comply, I forgot to email her to report & haven’t done community service due to covid-19! I’m wondering if there’s a way that I can get out of not doing jail time!

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 31, 2020

You need to contact an attorney immediately. Our office can help. If you’re picked up now, there’s no guarantees of a courtdate but an attorney may be able to have the warrant set aside based on the circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: what should i do if i get charged with a hit and run case i was u aware i committed?

I’m 16, and i know all of this is going to make me look very bad. Recently me and my friend decided to go to a local grocery store about 5 minutes from my house. I did not have my license for 6 months and I live in Georgia, so it was illegal for me to drive her. While pulling out, i got in a very... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 30, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with sound legal counsel. There is a chance that several things may result from this incident.

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

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Q: Will the state proceed with charges or will they be dismissed? She was evaluated and declared to be mentally incompetent

First her attorney(public defender) was all for taking 3 yrs probation for a drug charge now she seems to think that the prosecutor will drop the charges

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 29, 2020

We would need more information to advise you on the likelihood of whether the charges would be dismissed.

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Q: Are you a criminal lawyer?
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 25, 2020

Yes, my office does handle criminal cases.

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Q: what is the max sentence on a felony probation revocation of a new misdemeanor charge?
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 25, 2020

Typically, you can be sentenced up to the remainder of the time you have remaining on your probation. However, if you are on first offender probation, you can be re-sentenced up to the maximum sentence of the original charge. It is best to contact an attorney to represent you in the probation... Read more »

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Q: 1st time felon charged with 1st degree burglary & entering automobile with intent to commit theft. How much time
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 24, 2020

That will depend on a number of factors, including the jurisdiction that your case is pending in. The specific facts of the case will also play into how much time a prosecutor will recommend. You should speak with a criminal attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case to determine your... Read more »

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Q: in the state of GA is it considered aggravated assault when a person driving a vehicle tries to run a child over

the incident happened in a family members yard and my son is 3 years old

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 23, 2020

That would fall under the charge of aggravated assault.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there anyway possible that my wife could be released from the bartow county jail
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 22, 2020

That depends. Depending on her charges, she may be eligible for a bond. You should speak with a criminal defense attorney to see what her options are.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If the Georgia courts are guilty for punishing a child victim and the court abandoned and covered up thier negligence

And then hendered the victims rights to Justice. How can any statute be valid for the civil suit against the state

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 22, 2020

What statutes apply in a civil suit are going to be fact dependent on your individual circumstances. If you are considering filing suit against a governmental agency, you should consult with a civil rights attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Mywife agreedyears agoandinApril 2019 tohaveourlocations tracked, phone calls recorded.Its discussedoften ntext.nowdeny

It is discussed multiple times since 2013-2014. Close to Christmas time she tells me via text: “GO check the tape if you dont believe me”. I go back to her numerous times over the next several days-week, asking her if that is really what she wants me to do. I remind her, just a few months... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 22, 2020

She doesn't have to leave the house just because you ask her to. If you want a divorce, consult with a divorce attorney about your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: In georgia a charge of attempt to commit a felony how is it handed
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Mar 21, 2020

Depends on the felony.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: is It illegal for a 17 year old female to date a 24 year old male in the state of Georgia?

I would believe it is not illegal to do so, due to the fact that the female over the age of legal consent in GA (16). The 17 year old turns 18 in 8 months( December 7th), and I would believe it to be okay since 17 is the age when Georgia technically can consider you an adult, because you can make... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 19, 2020

You are considered an adult at age 18, not at age 17. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: how do you get false imprisonment

will that show up on your criminal background? will that hinder you from getting a job? what are the punishments?

Joe Kunes
Joe Kunes answered on Mar 18, 2020

A person commits the offense of false imprisonment when, in violation of the personal liberty of another, he arrests, confines, or detains such person without legal authority. It is considered a felony offense and carries a punishment of 1 - 10 years in the penitentiary (as long as the victim is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get a pandering charge dismissed

I was giving a friend a ride and police gave me a pandering ticket.

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

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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

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: Is illegal for a group of people to study law?

Wanted to get a group of people together and study and understand the law better.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 12, 2020

There is nothing illegal about education. Just be sure you don’t hold yourself out to be an attorney.

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: Hi, I have a woman who is threatening to send private pictures of me to my friends, family, and school. Can she do this?

She is requesting money from me to get her not to send he pictures.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 12, 2020

No, this is illegal. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances and provide you with a tailored course of action.

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

I wish you well.

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Q: I have a warrant for giving false name in Cobb county ga how should I handle it?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 11, 2020

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with an accurate answer.

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 for Georgia on
Q: First time being arrested for anything drug related whatsoever..I have charge of posession and use of drug related obj

Do I need public defender? Can I plead first offender?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 10, 2020

Yes, you need to consult and hire an attorney as soon as possible. The court will let you know if you qualify for a public defender. If you do not meet the requirements for acquiring a public defender, it is best to contact a private attorney as soon as possible.

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Q: Do felonies stay on your record .

It's been 9 yrs since my felony drug conviction. I want to go to school for something in the medical field but I e heard that a job will still not hire me because of my felony.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 9, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with an accurate answer about expungements.

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

I wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Someone opening accounts in my name
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 8, 2020

It may be best to freeze your credit, alert your creditors and if you know who they are, file a police report.

I wish you well.

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

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