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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: How long can a person be held in another state after a governors warrant has been issued? The warrant is for Georgia
Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 1, 2019

If the accused is not arrested under warrant of the Governor by the expiration of the time specified in the warrant or bond, a judge or magistrate may discharge him or may recommit him for a further period not to exceed 60 days, or a judge or magistrate may again take bail for his appearance and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Are there laws in place for how someone should be treated, during the jail booking process? Such as meals, shower.

My mother was arrested and kept in holding cells for 3 days only to receive 2 sandwiches, no blanket or sheet, and denied the chance to shower while soiled due to disability. She was also being made fun of and taunted being called stinky by the jail employee. She was given the chance to make a... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 1, 2019

The 8th amendment offers protection to ensure your basic human rights are protected if you go to jail or prison. Government facilities in Georgia have certain immunities from lawsuits that private facilities do not. In many circumstances, however, Federal and state “Torts Claims Acts” allow... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: I got pulled over resulting in an arrest but the sherriff was in wrong county

He never even turned lights on until after he entered another county

Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 19, 2019

Please see my answer to your duplicate question.

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Q: how do I be a part of the senate in the state of Georgia in 2019?

I am a 29 year civilian ga resident in the state of ga.

I will be 30 years old in the next two months in August. What do I have to do? I have been a local resident in the city of Decatur for 10 years.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

in most states you petition to get on the ballot. Contact the Ga.Secretary of State's office. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Is it illegal for a man or woman to shower naked with an 8 year old girl they are not related to
Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Mar 27, 2019

Yes it is. Very illegal. The child molestation statute does not require proof of the defendant's actual arousal; instead, the law requires only that the defendant have acted with the intent to arouse his sexual desires. West's Ga.Code Ann. § 16–6–4(a).

In GA, there has been no case...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue the police Officer and Gwinnett county for rear ending me
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

Sure. However there's a complicated thing called the state tort claims act so the best thing is to consult a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in that county --they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Military Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Yes I’m under 21 and I’m a national guardsmen but I would like to buy a pistol in Ga can I do that?

I’m currently on active duty order in a foreign country and would like to be able to buy one and have it shipped to my house

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Jan 22, 2019

If you cannot lawfully possess the gun in your home state I would not recommend that you do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Could not find w2. Went to a site entered in last paycheck info to get one. Now it does not match actual w2 after sent?

What should i do, because i located my actual w2. I fear i am committing fraud. Should i contact IRS now to let them know or wait for them to send me documents. I am very scared and feel very stupid.

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Nov 12, 2018

Is there a substantial difference? If there is, amend your tax return. If not, it is hardly fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Where do I find Georgia regulations for education?

For example, 34 CFR 668.22 for federal regulations for education.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 17, 2018

You google exactly as you have written there

Those are not Georgia

It is federal

CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex want to call the police on me for withholding mail,but I'm out out town with no access to my mailbox.

Yes he tried to contact me for it, but I'm out of town & I can't & don't have a way to go back just for the mailbox. The mail he asking about is his work check. So what are my rights in this situation?

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Aug 14, 2018

Why can't he go get it? He should probably have his work send his check to his address. You cannot open his mail, but it's not your job to be his courier.

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Gun license put on hold, need some guidance

I was put on hold for old juvenile cases which I'm confused about, because I don't think I was charged as in adult because all the arrest type says juvenile arrest. I was 16 at the time back in 2006 in California. Do any good lawyer know what should do?

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Aug 2, 2018

First, you need to pull your criminal background so that you know what is out there. Start in Georgia, if you are here, then go to California and pull that one. If there is anything on it, you need to speak with an attorney in the state showing something in your background about whether... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: How should I handle the following military matter?

I am being charged by the military for a missing item because I was the last one to sign for it. I only signed the hand receipt because I was instructed to do so by my supervisor. They are blaming me for negligence when there are others who signed off stating we had the missing item in question. I... Read more »

Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley answered on Jul 10, 2018

There are too many specifics in your case that aren't provided here in your question, and I"m sure more nuances will arise. I'd head down to talk to your local Area Defense Counsel or Defense Service Office for a free consultation. They'll be able to help walk you through this.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: I refused the blood breathalyzer test but in court it was reduced to reckless driving

I was arrested for DUI and I refused the blood breathalyzer test but in court it was reduced to reckless driving will my license be suspended

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Jul 10, 2018

Not unless you have accumulated enough points to suspend your license or you are under 21.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: is there anything someone could file about this situation?

5 different cases all together filed within the superior court and juvenile courts....

Every case has the same allegation, related material and no charges.

3 Juvenile

2 superior

1 case got withdrawn in juvenile move to superior court

1 transfer from superior... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 7, 2018

It sounds as though you should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: I need help BAD and ASAP! PLEASE! I am 43 yrs old and never in trouble in my life. Never arrested...until judge mccord

Threw me in jail over a city citation. So many things are wrong with my case I really need someone to HEAR me and help me. They are now writing the citations in my fiancees name and backdating them..not giving him conference with solicitor and telling him hes going to trial. This was first one... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on May 29, 2018

Any citation is an accusation charging you with a misdemeanor offense or a city or county ordinance violation which can range in punishment from a fine and up to 12 months in jail. You never mentioned what you were charged with or the jurisdiction. I would encourage you to contact a lawyer in the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: ok so my ex wife and i have a open case with defax from what they say.she failed 2 drug tests and fled to south carolina

so i have a new g/f and we are pretty serious well she is going through a custody battle her ex tries to put fear in her.he has had the girl like 8 days straight and he doesnt claim the little boy.i told her that he was trying to keep the girl more than usual to beat child support like non... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on May 23, 2018

You can't just claim a child like a found penny. You've got a lot going on here. You need to simply sit down with an attorney and consult with them about how you should handle both of these situations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I was going 70 in a 55. I’m 18.I have a clean record and I wanted know would my license be revoked and how many points
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on May 22, 2018

2 points. With no driving history, this should not suspend your license.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the proper time frame for extradition from county to county in the state of Georgia?

Counties are Emanuel County to Richmond County. Detainee was not charged in Emanuel county but was picked up through a traffic violation for a warrant by Georgia State Patrol.

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on May 2, 2018

Every jail has their own policy on how long they will hold someone while awaiting another jurisdiction to come pick them up. The most common amount of time that I see is 10 days. Call the jail and ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: My court hearing with dfcs is tomorrow. can i go to courthouse today and request a attorney or is it too late?

i live in cordele, georgia and its a permanency hearing for my children that i didnt get notified of until this past Saturday night at 830pm via text message of a screenshot of a document that im assuming was sent to the case worker that sent it to me.

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Apr 9, 2018

You need to speak with an attorney ASAP. If this is a permanency hearing, you should've already been afforded the opportunity to get a court appointed attorney. If you have not, ask for one tomorrow. They will have to determine if you qualify for a court appointed attorney, so they may have to... Read more »

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