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Q: If I am a jailer and an inmates family sends me just enough money to cover getting said inmate something to eat

Is this violation of oath of office? No I ama not making any profit.

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Aug 17, 2021

Almost certainly a violation of the law/your employment agreement, etc. Ask for guidance from HR for CYA. At least then if something happens you have coverage.

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Q: GA Weapons Carry renewal

I was denied my GA Weapons Carry Permit renewal because I was arrested in 2001 for marijuana possession. I previously renewed it 2 times without any problems. 20 years since only violation which was reduced to a (DC-6 disorderly conduct). No other violation and I am 52-years old. Is there a way to... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 9, 2021

Some states do allow expungement depending on the types of charges. I am not sure about the charges considered or requirements to do so in Georgia. I would consult an attorney in your area familiar with this process. I know in Alabama, you would need to have completed all requirements of your... Read more »

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Q: i have a guest staying on daily basis over 90 days, now stopped paying. police not helping, need togo through eviction ?

eviction notice served now guest refused to pay any things and said will go to the court. does this applies to daily paying guest? any law prohibits police to kick the guest?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Jul 31, 2021

Likely yes. Especially since they were compensating you for the space. Even without a formal lease they now have a legal interest in the residence that needs to be addressed prior to eviction.

Sorry!

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Q: Can my grandparents demand I pay them for hiring an attorney for my court case?

During the time of living under their roof at the age of 18, I required an attorney for something that I had done, it had been settled and after moving out of my own volition they have told me I have to pay them back for hiring the attorney when there were no agreements prior to me paying them... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Jul 31, 2021

It would be an odd case, but the facts would control. If there was no agreement then it would appear their hiring was a gift and it would be very difficult for them to recover. If there was some sort of agreement, the court would evaluate that agreement.

Both would likely be a waste of...
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Q: hospital went on lockdown for an active shooter. Is it false imprisonment to not allow some1 to leave till shooter found
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 26, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, as there could be applicable state laws. But as a GENERAL premise, if the hospital acted to protect the safety and lives of everyone on site, it's actions could probably be justified on the basis of necessity. For a more meaningful answer based on Georgia... Read more »

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Q: I've found a concerning negative review of a potential attorney. How can I voice my concern about that review?

I'd like to ask my potential attorney about this and I'm not sure if voicing the concern will negatively affect my relationship with that potential attorney.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2021

All attorneys have negative reviews. I would have no problem addressing a concern of a potential client. The attorney will not be able to give details of past representation due to attorney-client privilege, however.

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Q: Can an apartment add a intercom inside yoyr unit without acknowledgement?

I was awakened to the sound of my building manager voice through an intercom about a building issue.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could try reposting in the Landlord-Tenant category. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances of a response there. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: Can wal mart require me to wear a mask?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 8, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer best, based on executive orders with the Governor's Office or other measures, but the general answer nationwide is yes, based on public health issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: Child raised money through Krispy Kreme’s to go on a trip to Washington. The trip has been cancelled

Child raised money through Krispy Kreme’s to go on a trip to Washington. The trip has been cancelled and the money raised was for her. The amount was 1,100 and her trip was 750$ her teacher stated that after the trip the remains would be refunded. Now that the trip is canceled the school is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 15, 2020

A Georgia attorney who works with education law matters could best advise, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your daughter's letdown after all her efforts. It would be difficult to offer any general input without knowing the school policies. If you were able to... Read more »

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Q: When a person is transferred to another hospital and is not able to speak does their contact info transfer to?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2020

A Georgia attorney would know state-specific procedures best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, yes, the transfer of this is supposed to be coordinated between the two facilities - family contact information, PHP contact info, insurance claim rep contact info, and other... Read more »

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Q: I have an outstanding debt with my old apartment. What should I do so that I’m able to move again.

I am not able to pay fees all at once

Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker answered on Apr 22, 2020

Did the old apartment complex file an eviction and get a money judgment against you or did they sue you after you left and obtain a money judgment? If so, one option is to contact the old apartment complex in an attempt to reach a settlement of the debt. The settlement should require the... Read more »

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Q: I have a pastor friend , he resigned He went back for notes and sermons But they were thrown away is this Legal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 17, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that something like this happened to someone who brings comfort and support to a community. It is legal, unless it could be proven otherwise, which could be difficult. Hopefully, it was not an act of cruelty, but instead, maybe part of the cautionary measures people are... Read more »

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Q: Can u find out if I have money anywhere I'm not aware of

Maybe unclaimed

Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker answered on Mar 30, 2020

The Georgia Department of Revenue has an unclaimed property database which can be accessed using the following link at no charge ---

https://dor.georgia.gov/unclaimed-property-program

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Q: In a gated community in Georgia, is it legal to allow only one real estate company to post their for sale signs and

Other realtors from a different company can not use their own signs with their name posted this one company has a monopoly on the community. Is this legal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 2, 2020

A Georgia real estate attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it could be legal because it sounds like the actions of a private entity. Had it been affiliated with the government, doing something like that could have run afoul of... Read more »

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Q: After a death with no will. Who takes possession of deceased property?

My roommate passed away now his girlfriend of 2 years is trying to take everything he owned and claim it as hers. His mother also lived here with us and she disagrees and feels that the stuff should belong to her. How do I stop the girlfriend from taking all of his property?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 2, 2019

I'm sorry for the loss of your roommate and your being thrust into this difficult position. You need a response without delay because you are probably under pressure regarding the possessions. Repost in the Probate and Estate Planning sections, and a Georgia attorney knowledgeable in this area... Read more »

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Q: We stayed at an Airbnb and had forgotten our laptop.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2019

You could contact the owners to ask if it turned up after you left. If your homeowner's policy covers such losses (it could exclude business equipment), that could be an option to explore. But if the value of the laptop is not high, the possibility of a hike in premiums is a factor to... Read more »

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Q: If a tire shop sells you tires with dry rot on them, is that illegal?
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Nov 12, 2018

It may be negligence (civil liability). Did the tires fail? Did it cause you damages? Is there a warranty on the tires.

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Q: In Georgia are school buses a luxury or do they have to be provided by law?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2018

I don’t practice in Georgia, but I noticed your question hasn’t been picked up in 7 days. If you want state-specific information upon which to base an action you are contemplating, check with a Georgia attorney. But as a general matter, I don’t believe school buses are considered a luxury in... Read more »

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Q: do I need a lawyer for a law suit?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

Yes.

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Q: what would happen if I did not give an attorney a policy number if he asked for it via OCGA 33-3-28
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

What are the facts for this year old question?

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