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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I called about an outside disturbance back in 5/1/17 the officers searched rental home I am working on arrest me 4 drugs

The rental home belonged to my friend they stated it was two marijuana roaches I was hallucinating refused me a drug test I was working in a different part of home than drugs were , no drugs found on myyperson placed in two separate cars searched twice , at jail charged with meth possession at the... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 3, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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 Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Others had equal access to this home could not be locked dose the equal access imoly to this case

When the owner showed up that morning he found the home and my vehicle wide open as if they left in a hurry dually noted as to the outside disturbance call when I returned I found footprints behind the home 19 3/4 inches long 10 1/2 inches wide 6 feet apart I took pictures printed casts deemed... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 3, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If a person post on FB —“I hired abc contractor/company and then 3 weeks later cancel project which was still 3 weeks

From start date . This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews “. Is this slander/libel against homeowner ?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 19, 2020

Not necessarily. As long as what you have posted is true, you have not slandered the company. Additionally, if your statement is simply, “ This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews,” then you are protected by the right to voice your opinions (aka right to free... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If I can prove perjury from the report by a CPS worker that got my children taken away will the whole case be dropped?

I have evidence that the Child protective services case worker who made the report after having my children removed from my custody lied in the report to justify her actions. Not only do I have documentation proving her lies, but I also have eye whitnesses to the entire incident when she took my... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 17, 2020

If you can demonstrate that based on the cases workers lies, the children would not have otherwise been deemed dependent, you may be able to get your case dismissed. You need to consult with an attorney to discuss your allegations and options moving forward. An attorney should be appointed to you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Is an attorney representing DFCS under oath when she is presenting evidence to the Judge?

My DFCS case worker knowingly gave false information to their attorney to present to the judge to increase punishment for the crimes they are accusing my family of. I have irrefutable proof that they have committed perjury not just this time, but as well as the initial statements made by the... Read more »

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

Yes, any testimony given to a judge in court is presumed under oath with penalty for perjury. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with tailored representation.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready....
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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: ex girlfriend has a lien against my truck, i make the weekly payments, but am told daily she can take it whenever

she comes to my jobs and harasses me daily. do i have a option besides calling the police and losing my truck

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 28, 2019

Your option is to pay off the entire lien or give her back the truck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Would it be illegal and if so what would the charges be to leave a insulting note inside of someone’s unlocked car

Car in parking lot unlocked, note left in car on a receipt, called ex gf demeaning female names like “whore” no threat made in note, note directed at car owner so no slander

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

The answer to your question is “it depends.” If you are concerned about any potential charges, it is best to consult an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can I get back my $30,084.20 in Social Security benefits that my former representative payee stole from me?

I had a former Social Security representative payee steal $30,084.20 from me, and the theft occurred from June 1, 2010-12/31/2011. I am also suing him for $25,000 in punitive damages for all the emotional distress and pain and suffering that he caused me as a result of his theft against me. I live... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

It is important to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. There are options available to you. We are glad to assist you.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: A person who commits a civil wrong against another is liable for a ?

torts

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2019

That's right; you're correct.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband and I live in a mobile home on his parents property. We own our home but not the land. Can we be evicted?

We have lived here with their permission for 6 years. He(father in law) gets drunk and harasses us and tells us that he'll sell the property we live on. Could we be forced to leave the property? Mother in law is not in agreement with him.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 30, 2019

Without knowing all the details of the arrangement and just going off of what you have described here, it sounds as though they could make you leave if they wanted to, since they own the land. If that were the case, you could take the mobile home with you, since you own that. -Homer P. Jordan IV,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: What if the signing doctor put false cause of death on the certificate? Called it an overdose with tests disproving over

Called the persons death a possible overdose when every test came back clean.

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 2, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: falsification of a death certificate.

The doctor repeated told us there was nothing in my mother’s system and that to me disproves overdose. Well they put possible overdose on her death certificate. Took them 4 days of tests and trying to find what she overdosed on(nothing) before they moved on to other causes of her... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 19, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If I purchase a car through an auction house and contract with the company to install screens only and:

specifically told him to ensure the company did not put excess miles on my car and he lied to me for over 5 months that the work was being done then finally deliver the car with over 6 thousand miles and maintenance oil and filter light, can I sue them? Who would be good at this at a reasonable... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Nov 28, 2018

Not the type of case we handle.

Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue a former employer for making a false police report against you

I found a lot of false information in my "incident report" filled out by the police department covering my case. Can i file suit against those who made the false allegations?

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 25, 2018

If the criminal charges are dismissed you may be able to sue the employer for false arrest.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Is it Defamation of character & discrimination,if your supervisor tells you you're suspicious of theft?

Although nothing has been stolen ,they are insinuating that I am a thief...of course I am black with dreadlocks & have been labeled far too much in my life the same way,& I'm sick of it I'm 45 yrs old,when does this Idiocracy stop? ...I believe this is racially rooted & others are still able to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2018

Defamation generally requires some form of communication to a third person (someone other than yourself). This can be in the form of spoken words, social media post, email, letter, article, etc. An employment law attorney might be able to provide more meaningful insight about some of the other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me and our kids what do we do?

If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me in emails to my husband (for ex: she would call me b*tches and etc when all he would do is ask her how son doing or address an issue that son told us about her and her boyfriend hitting him (only 3 years... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 15, 2018

You have the power to end the situation. You can change your email and create a new facebook profile that is not public. If she is a pain in the ass just ignore her and cut her off from communication. If there is an active custody case between your husband and her there is usually a clause in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I have an open investigation with DFACS. My child's father has received paperwork for custody of my child. I didn

I haven't received paperwork. The accusations haven't been proved true. Is this legal for them to do? Can I sue for this? I feel like this is defamation of character and slandering my name. He has not legitimized my son either. I haven't received any kind of paperwork from the DFACS... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jun 16, 2018

You will need to fight the dependency allegations to regain custody. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: What to do when slanderd, restriction of education, assault

I’m in high school and theirs a ongoing investigation to see if I stole something or not. I did not steal the items I’m accused of. But my teacher is constantly telling students and other teachers that I’m a thief (isn’t that consistent slander?) because now people look at me differently.... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on May 16, 2018

You can file a law suit alleging slander. You will have to prove the teacher made an untrue statement and you suffered damages as a result. If you are in fact under investigation, that fact is true.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I had a false claim reported against me to DFACS in Gwinnett county. Case is closed, but want to know legal rights.

The person is my boyfriend's ex's mother and I have found out the department is now going after her, but I want to know where I should go from here to protect myself and my children.

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Mar 7, 2018

There is nothing for you to do at this time. The department will take care of it. If anything arises in the future, speak to counsel.

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