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  1. Today, I was kicked out of a place for fishing. There is a fence with an open door and a path behind a dry cleaners that i used to walk through the woods to get to a pond. Later, a man told me I was trespassing despite the side of the lake I was on was literally across the lake from his house, in the woods behind some stores and not on or anywhere NEAR his home or any of the other properties, as the housing is on half the pond and the other half is forested. I doubt he owns any other land than his yard, and he definitely doesn't own the lake single handedly. I left abruptly when told. Wasn't bothering anyone, making any noise, leaving any trash, damaging anything, or keeping him from enjoying his home. Who was in the wrong here? Does living in a lakefront home mean you own part of the lake and the land across it too? Could I be attested for criminal trespassing?
  2. hi there, i am curious as to whether my marriage was deemed valid, when we got married we both had to show ID, mine was a valid Ga ID and his was a mexican military ID from 10 years prior, (the ID was expired at the time and the laminate was separated and bent all on up corners mostly coming apart,and was in spanish) it was not translated in english at all. does anone know if we are legally married? we do have a marriage certificate and the lady that married us knew me since i was a kid so she specifically said when i asked her if we needed anything else, "oh honey i trust you.. you dont need anything". i know for a fact that he never had any proper id (translated birth certificate, ga ID/ license, passport, etc..) until after we were married and started his paperwork for a visa. anything would be helpful .. thank you so much!
  3. Hello, My wife and I are currently living in Maryland. We traveled to Florida in January and were pulled over for a speeding ticket in North Carolina in which my wife was the violator and we paid the fine. However, we just received another citation from Georgia with my wife's name, address and date of birth correct but the driver license number is not hers, it was some random number in Georgia's license format. We have never been to Georgia our entire life and were not pulled over in Georgia anytime during the trip. But we still received a notice of license suspension. There is no other information which we can see about the case, we only see the violation date and how much we should pay. We don't know where or what time of day did we violate the speed limit. How can I fight this ticket?
  4. GEORGIA....My bf was at a house actually running a tattoo on someone, the drug task force busted in, they found a almost if not empty bag that contained Meth in the bathroom which was in a opposite room than anyone was in but since nobody would claim the sac, they arrested everyone in the house which was about 8 people....can they charge and convict everyone that was at the house visiting with the same exact charge???
  5. I had a bench trial on 1/4/16 to defend myself against the charge of "Failure to Yield". The judge decided at the end of the testimonies that the case would be "adjudicated" and I was told that the court would send me the final written ruling via postal mail within 30 days. After 45+ days, I had not yet received anything in the mail regarding the judge's final verdict. I e-mailed the court on 2/23/16. On 2/29/16, the court's general information office replied stating, "This information has been sent to a representative in Court Services. I do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Once an answer has been received, the response will be forwarded to you." As of 3/11/16, I still had not heard from a representative of court services, so I sent another e-mail inquiry. "I still have not heard from a representative of court services. Could you please provide me with a contact name?" On 3/15/16, the court's general information office replied stating, "Your inquiry has been forwarded to the Staff Attorney. The transcript is in the process of being reviewed by the Judge. Once this is completed, a final ruling will be mailed to all parties involved." MY QUESTION IS: Do I have any recourse whatsoever to have this thrown out altogether since the judge was supposed to render a verdict by 2/4/16, and it has now been 50+ days since the verdict was to be rendered by the judge? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
  6. i live in ga. and you must carry basic ins. to drive a vehicle and if the ins. is canceled the ins company notifies the state who then cancels your tag. what often happens is that no one contacts you. i had moved in august and during the move my purse with wallet checkbook atm card etc were stolen. i notified my bank and they put a watch on the acct and blocked activity to try and catch them..also so that regular scheduled payments could go thru til i could go there in person and get a new acct. then forensics wanted the acct left open. the upshot is that 200 dollars was removed from my acct and i assumed it was my ins. payment and never received anything from ins. company except updated info like my new renters ins policy terms and stuff like that.. but if they could notify me of that why not my car ins. being cancelled? it comes to be that i am pulled over and he is telling me i havent had a policy since aug. this was jan. so the cop was pissed and the car was towed. i even comb thru my emails later and find one single email informing me it was canceled in nov. but it has nothing that indicated it was important. just the lady in the service dept name.. the upshot being that if you have had other infractions of this same offense they can not only fine you but suspend your license 6 months and even jail.i am barely getting by with my autistic son and i coming from a battered womens shelter last summer anda license suspension will mean i cannot pick him up from school or go to work easily if at all.. i remember a long time ago i may have had tix for this but cannot access the records indicating such. court is thursday and its tuesday. i was told they might reduce fines since i currently hold ins and got tag reinstated... still i dont have money for food and power bill much less this unless they let me do payments. i am scared. .should i get a lawyer in hopes of a way to explain all this to a judge?
  7. Got arrested in Georgia, while you are in cuffed in the back of car you get assaulted battery.
  8. Hello. I just wanted know do cops have to read your rights to you when you get arrested thank you
  9. My grandmother recently passed with no will and no real-estate. She has a life insurance policy for $3000 and they are based out of Florida. My aunt who has passed, along with all my grandmothers children and spouse, was the beneficiary. They are telling me that I need a small estate affidavit, however I am being told by the county that Georgia does not recognize that. Could you please tell me what I need to provide in order to get he policy released and get the funeral home paid. Is this something I am going to have to pay for out of pocket? Please help this has been a nightmare.
  10. I bought two name brand recliners from a furntiure store and they both became unuseable within 4 months due to shoddy manufacturing process. Credit card company affirmed my dispute and store that sold the chairs to me would not pick them up during the dispute. Now that the dispute is settled, what can I do with the chairs? Are they mine to repair or trash or do they now belong to the merchant since the money was taken from them for the sale of the furniture. I have sent the store a return receipt requested letter telling them to pick up the chairs within 72 hours or I will dispose of them as I choose. What is the status of the chairs if they do not respond within the 72 hours I have given them? I am unable to move these chairs due to my age and it is possible that an independent upholster can repair these chairs.
  11. I was making a sales call to an office building and my cell phone fell down the elevator shaft it was about 10:30 AM. Facilities was not available and could not give me an ETA to assist in retrieval. Someone in the building eventually called the elevator company. The elevator company eventually showed up and sent the elevator up and jumped into the shaft to retrieve phone, it was after 5:00PM. So this occurred on January 6th and yesterday I received a bill from the building service company. I don't think I should have to pay this bill am I legally obligated? I live in GA.
  12. !. Is Peremptory Calendar also referred to as a calendar call? 2. Is it a violation of Rule 20 if an attorney appears at the calendar call but his client is not ready to accept the plea that was offered and the attorney was not at all prepared to go to trial but the client was still scheduled for trial in a couple weeks. Rule 20. PEREMPTORY CALENDAR Periodically the assigned judge may cause to be delivered to the clerk of the court and published a list of pending civil actions in which the discovery period has expired or criminal cases upon reasonable notice requiring the parties (including the state) or their attorneys to announce whether the actions or cases appearing thereon are ready for trial and when trial should be scheduled. Failure to appear at the calendar sounding or otherwise to advise the judge or appropriate calendar clerk may result in the following disposition: (A) In civil actions, the dismissal without prejudice of plaintiff's action or defendant's answer, counterclaim, or cross claim; and, ( In criminal cases, the acquitting of the accused defendant or the dead docketing of the case.
  13. A while back I had a confrontation with a hot tempered guy. His girlfriend and I are good friends. She had fled to my house because of them two having it out. The guy kept calling my phone leaving harassing and threatening messages which I still have. I warned the guy several times to stop calling and not to come to my home. Well a little while later who shows up. Fearing the worst after the phone calls I didnt want him coming up to my door so I went outside. He jumps out with a bat like Superman. I snatch the bat from him like out of a Chuck Norris movie. After seeing the fear in his eyes I threw the bat back at him at the same time Im telling him to get the hell of my property. Well the bat misses him and shatters the side window of his car. He jumps in his Corvette at hauls. Well I go in and call the police and he does as well. The cops and him both show back up. I told them that he was before warned not to come around and he came looking for trouble and found it. I cant help his window is shattered but it happened while he was in the commission of a crime (Criminal Trespass) Then John law wants to throw a curve ball and says, Well when you snatched the bat away at that point you were the aggressor and you should have at that point went inside and called the police. What! Who does that? During the meantime Superman is jumping up and down yelling that I need to fix his window for me to pay his 500 deductible. I never agreed to it. But we both agreed not the press criminal charges on one another. A few days later I get the report and the cop stated we didnt want to press charges but that I agreed to pay for his window. In Georgia there is a NO retreat law which states I dont have to back down or run away when someone come on my property using force. That I have a right to protect myself from the wrong doings of others. Well I just now got served and being sued in a subrogation claim from his insurance stating I owe them 3500.00 plus court cost and attorney fees to fix his window. Now this is where I need some help. Im pretty law savvy but do I have a good case? Im I in the right? Should I spend 2000 on an attorney? Is this a slam dunk case where I can represent myself? What if any can I counterclaim and sue them for? Your input will be well appreciated. Thanks for reviewing.
  14. I have been given a "Criminal Trespass Notice" for patronizing a Denny's Restaurant. The policeman said that the restaurant manager had the right (by law) to refuse to have me there. I have NEVER given the restaurant any problems that I see justifies this. I go there, I purchase food and beverages, I tip well. It is something I think is totally personal with this manager and one of his waitresses. Do I have a legal case?? Can a public restaurant do such a thing??? It is a very large restaurant and I occupy one table??? and I usually only go there during the evening and late night or early morning hours when business is slow. I have never been there when they even had a "waiting list" for customers!!!!????
  15. our grandfather died and our aunt took the life insurance policies that were left to our dad and created a fake codicil giving herself ownership of insurance policies. This codicil was never filed in probate, We found the codicil 4 years after will had been probated and hired a lawyer he contested the will we dropped the suit and dismissed all assets in estate. we later found the insurance policies that were clearly left with beneficiaries on them and my aunt was not a beneficiary. When we went to court contesting will we had found the fake codicil but had not found ins policies at this time. we eventually found the insurance policies and copies of all checks she received and deposited into her acct. She changed the ownership of the policies to herself then cashed the policies in using this codicil to show proof to ins. companies that she was left ins policies to do as she pleased. We sought a lawyer and he tells us we can not go after her for ins monies she stold because we dismissed the first suit and all asetts. I was told ins policies with designated beneficiaries do not pass through probate. why cant we go after her to get our monies
  16. I have a question for any attorneys experienced in the practice of Criminal Law. Before posing my question for you, I am going to give you a set of facts for a criminal case. At the end of that scenario, I will pose my question and welcome any feedback offered. Scenario: You are appointed by the court to represent two defendants who have been charged with multiple counts of rape, child molestation, sodomy, child endangerment, and assault. The two defendants claim to be innocent. They cooperate with you on building a witness list for testimony that can cast reasonable doubt on the case. This is the evidence against your clients: A 10 year old girl claims to have been raped, sodomized, and molested by other forms of inappropriate contact every day, multiple times a day, for five years by two or more men at a time. You have witness testimony from the legal guardian of the alleged victim, who is also the angry wife of one of your clients, testifying to the night the allegations were brought to her attention. You have the doctor that examined the child testify that the examination of the child could neither confirm nor negate rape, sodomy, or molestation. You also have two other witness testimonies from mentors of the child, who also heard the initial allegations made by the child. After requesting that the witnesses listed for the defense attend the trial and be ready to testify. Why would an attorney suddenly give legal advice to the defendants, informing them that their was no need to present a defense case because the evidence of the prosecution could not prove them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt? I am currently a Criminal Justice Major, working toward a degree that will allow enrollment in law school. I understand that the burden of proof lies with the prosecution to prove the defendants guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and that the attorney was correct in stating that they were nor required to present a defense case due to that. My question is, why in the world would an attorney with two defendants who are actually innocent, and the case has been build to prove that, who are charged with such horrible crimes advise their clients on the day that the trial begins to not present a defense?
  17. My daughter (who resides in Gwinnett County in Georgia) will be a teenager soon and her mother has already (unsuccessfully) tried to have our daughter's last name changed from mine to her's. Now that my daughter's mother has remarried Im afraid she will force my daughter to tell the courts that she wants her last name changed from mine to her mothers new last name. Can this happen? If so, is there an age where my daughter can petition the courts on her own? If so, would I be notified of this attempt? Please advise, Worried, scared & concerned father
  18. WIRE FRAUD Please help. I terminated appointed counsel as vital defense info was somehow leaked to U.S. Attorney office. I need to know specifically answer regarding Venue for wire fraud the following . Since 18 USC 1343 is a continuing offense my research shows that Venue will lie in any district where the wire originated, passed through, or was received. I need to know if Receiving Bank Main office which receives wire is located in one jurisdiction and has branches in other jurisdictions does venue lie in every jurisdiction. Need specific case law if possible.
  19. 2 years ago leased a house in Roswell Georgia for $2700 a month. Never paid late and I am a perfect tenant. First 3 days of lease, on move in form...I wrote "washer broken"....reported it. Been using it on 1 cycle since then and have asked for repair 4 times. Have texts, emails and proof to that effect.Have names of all who came and said the washer was shot....need a new one... my lease states landlord responsible for repair. This month, I cannot wash at my daughters and have gotten fed up with the mess and the one cyle washer and bad dryer. I reported again along with dryer and the line has been stopped up to drain the washer for all this time as well. I asked for priority help as washer will leak all over floor if I do not monitor its draining 100 percent of the time. I asked for compensation for the inconvenience in a rent credit..they said no and sent someone out 6 days later...meanwhile I bought brand new washer dryer at an estate sale because I NEED to be able to do laundry and it is piling up big time. I asked them to buy from me for $500 though it is a $1350 set but they do not have seemed to even have contacted the owner. They said no. Can I legally ask them to proove they asked the owner about it? So I had reported this on the 8th of the month for the 4th time and it is the 24th and they told me yesterday they are delivering $1600 new washer and dryer today... When I looked at order it is an electric dryer and this house has a gas hookup only. I now face MORE time being unable to do laundry because I know the dryer will be the wrong one. Do I have any right to charge them for the inconvenience, the coming lack AGAIN of laundry equipment for god knows how long, or for the fact I had to purchase my own and they were hooked up on the 10th and I have been able to wash but I did not share that info with them because I wanted to just see if they would contact me at all knowing I was waiting desparately and could not wash clothes. So this is 16 days with no laundry equipment as far as they know and they did not send me one email or text or letter. They called yesterday for the first time. Also can I contact the actual landlord legally for any reason if my lease if through a management firm? I have asked for a couple of other items that have also been lost or ignored. Thanks Kat
  20. Hi all: I am starting a credit repair and consultation business. Unfortunately, I live in Georgia where it is actually a misdemeanor to conduct that type of business there. My question/dilemma is, is there a work-around with that, outside of forming a non-profit, which is one way. So, would I be able to form let's say and LLC in a state more friendly to that type of business, establish an address, get licensed, bonded, etc. and still be okay operating Georgia? I will not have a physical location, as it will be 100% web based, if that makes a difference. Thank yo in advance for any help I can get. Alan
  21. My brother can no longer take care of his son, he has asked me to take him in. He gets an SSI check every month. I live in a different county for school. I called the school in my county to see about enrolling him in school. She informed me that I would have to inroll him as me being Guardian ship. I have a job and don't want is SSI check to be affected by my income! His check should go for him and his needs etc... I was told I would have to get it in my name. 1. how does guardianship work? 2. How will it affect his check?
  22. We have been running our convenience store/gas station for 10 years. When we started renting the property we signed lease for 5 years with the option to renew every 5 years for 15 years. When this renewal was getting close my partner talked to landlord in June and tried to get him to give us new lease for 10 years so that we could justify spending money on some improvements needed for property. At that time our landlord said he would renew for another 5 years and give us one more option to renew for another 5 years after that. Every since that conversation our landlord has been ducking our phone calls. Now there is less than 2 weeks left in our current lease. My partner finally got a hold of him yesterday and and the landlord said he had been avoiding us because he might have a buyer. We have the right to buy first in our lease but may not be able to afford what this person is offering. We are fairly sure it is someone who wants our business and instead of paying us for it has decided to go to landlord and purchase property so they can evict us and take over the business we built over last 10 years. My questions are, if we have the option to renew can our landlord just ignore our request to renew. There is no mention of the right of landlord to refuse renewal except in cases where we don't pay rent on time. We have always paid on time. Also if we have a lease for 5 years can a new owner have us evicted anyway? Please any information you can give me on this would be greatly appreciated. I already plan to find lawyer on Monday but it would help me sleep this weekend if I had some idea what our rights are.
  23. Would the court typically approve a modification to lower Child Support if a career change was previously discussed? If there were multiple discussions/plans between the married couple (before divorce) of a career change that would significantly lower (by 60-70%) the income of the (now) noncustodial parent - even if it came down to utilizing a lie detector to prove that such discussions happened - would the court typically be ok with the modification to lower Child Support? The reasoning (when married) was to lower the amount of work-related stress on the (now) noncustodial parent.
  24. Frustrated with State of Florida. FL has recently started garnishing a portion of my child support payment because of a possible fraudulent IRS tax return in which the State intercepted and applied to my account.???
  25. A " Open Records Act Request" is given to a Gov't Agency and they returned with a "Video" where it appears the picture and audio has been obscured. What is the next step in getting this issue corrected ?
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