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  1. My daughter and about 38 other kids had a bus rented for their senior prom by a parent. The night of prom the bus picked them up and took them to eat in Atlanta. After leaving from the restaurant at 7:45 pm the bus was pulled over for a tail light that was out. They were on the side of the interstate for 45 minutes and then they started going again to which the driver pulled into a nearby hotel and parked with the cop following. The kids were not being informed of anything. The bus was impounded and students were told it was due to documentation not on the bus as required. The students were unloaded and treated very rudely by the police officer. Once the parent who rented the bus was notified she contacted the rental company who had no action to fix the problem, only that they would pay for Uber for the kids to get to prom. My daughter is a minor and I was never notified by the police that there was a situation and that she was being left at a hotel. Are parents of minors not to be notified by police when a situation like this occurs. Not to mention that the kids missed their senior prom.
  2. This case is about a friend of mine who is an African-American Muslim woman who married a Muslim man in Egypt. They have been married for 10 plus years. She gave up her career because he did not want her to work. They have no children together. After 10 years of personal differences, She left him in Abu Dhabi with the idea of coming back to America. She was here for about 18 months; they reconciled and she went back to him last August. When she got there little did she know that he had purchased a house in Egypt and sent most of the furniture to the new house. He had given many of her clothing and shoe items away. Upon her arrival, he immediately became cold and distant to her even going on vacation for three weeks and leaving her alone in the house. At one point she had severe dental problems and would not take her to the doctor when she got sick. He had a heart attack and open heart surgery three weeks ago and she was there for him but he still has a callous and indifferent attitude. She has made up her mind to leave him again, permanently. However, she is almost 60 and will have no financial assets except what she can earn. Is there anyway she can force this man to give her something to live on after over 10 years of marriage?
  3. I am on probation for 3 years for giving false statement to police officer. I have now been arrested for 2 counts of felony theft by taking (selling scrap metal) from job dumpster. I am aware of my unbelievably reckless actions. iam in jail and have a bond set but a probation hold. how long before I can get hold lifted or before I go before judge?. and is it up to probation officer if hold is lifted or judge?. will I have to sit in jail for months before I see judge for my new charges? and how serious is it to have felony charges while on probation? iam 22 years old and have never been in any trouble before this. do I get a court appointed attorney? I used my first offenders on my false statement charge.
  4. how serious is violating felony probation with 2 felony theft by taking charges ? is there a good chance I can get more probation time and fine? I used my first offenders will this make a difference to the judge when I go for my new charges? my probation officer tells me that I will have to sit in jail for a couple of months while she waits for paper work before I can get my hold lifted to get bailed out. I feel she is just dragging it out and is in no rush to get the ball rolling to help get probation violation hearing . I could be wrong but she has all the control from what I hear from the booking at jail where iam in. judge posted bail but does not matter until I talk to her. I did and its looking like she is in no hurry. what should I do? and iam I looking at prison time?
  5. I received a letter via Sheriff at my door concerning a unpaid medical bill. I called the number listed and they are giving me 45 days to pay. Is there anything I can do to protect myself or to reduce the additional fees? If I just go to court could I work the debt down? I basically have no idea how to handle this. Thank you for any assistance
  6. Earlier in 2017, I worked at Kroger as a second job for all of about 2-3 weeks before quitting. In that time, my income from Kroger was $725. I got my W2 from my main job last week, and went ahead and filed my taxes, completely forgetting about that second job. Today, I got my W2 from Kroger and realized I forgot to report that income. Is that enough income to report to the IRS, and, if so, is there a way I can file it separately?
  7. HI, turned in a back injury in oct of 16, continued working being on light duty, Got fired jan 31 and they are saying they are not responsible for any benefits . Any suggestions ?
  8. Hello Everyone,and Happy New Year: I've created this thread,to ask you guys for your opinion on Georgia's,Terroristic Threats and Acts Statute. so,it's not in any context of any specific legal situation,although,I do know of someone who was convicted several years back,and got in a difficult situation of not being able to find housing,as a number of Landlords denied their application after doing a background check on them. Anyway,I've provided a link below on the statute,and this is my position.I think the law is a very good one,and the conduct describing the Offense,seems to be very clear,but the biggest disagreement I have with the law is,you have conduct,namely something as small as making a verbal threat to someone,say in a heated argument with a business partner,a friend,or even just a causal acquaintance,along with much more serious conduct such as "releasing a hazardous substance," "burning or damaging property,with the purpose of terrorizing another,or of causing the evacuation of a building,or place of assembly.The Statute goes on to mention "cross burning" as well,with the purpose of terrorizing another or another's household. I can't agree that the less serious conduct of a verbal threat,along with the far more serious conduct of these "terrorizing acts" are all bunched together in one statute,and that all are a felony.I strongly believe that a verbal threat,at least one on a first offense should in no way be classified as a felony,and should not even be included with such grave acts of terror as what this law describes. Also,I see it as something to cause great confusion to the uneducated layman,such as an Employer,or a Landlord who may be running a background check on a potential employee or tenant.I mean,someone like this is bound to think the convicted person in question committed a violent crime,and yet it's not classified as a violent one,but just the name "terroristic,"post 9/11,is enough to turn anybody off. Now just to be clear here,"verbal threats" is serious business,and it can and does incite fear in others,so,I'm not minimizing the importance of having laws on the books against such conduct.The bottom line here,while I think,this law is a very good,and serves a legitimate purpose in Criminal Law,I seriously believe the "verbal threat" part of it should be took out,and put in a separate code such as "communicating a threat,and that should only be a Misdemeanor. Now,this is my thoughts on this law,What are your?
  9. Divorced. Gave ex-wife my house because she's raising my son. (I owned house prior to marriage and mortgage and everything was only in my name). Decree stated that she needed to transfer ownership and mortgage. Due to unemployment, she was not able to do so. Now she is employed and is preparing to refinance house. She stated she is only doing refinance for the balance of mortgage on house and will not pay me the equity (approx. $40k) as we agreed. Can she legally do this? what are my options in getting my equity.
  10. Divorced. Gave ex-wife my house because she's raising my son. (I owned house prior to marriage and mortgage and everything was only in my name). Decree stated that she needed to transfer ownership and mortgage. Due to unemployment, she was not able to do so. Now she is employed and is preparing to refinance house. She stated she is only doing refinance for the balance of mortgage on house and will not pay me the equity (approx. $40k) as we agreed. Can she legally do this? what are my options in getting my equity.
  11. My husband and I are in the midst of a civil suit which involves contempt of the decree on my husbands part and contempt of the parenting plan on his former spouse's part. The final hearing will be on the 23rd of January of this year. Though we are positive we will get a better parenting plan, our main concern is having his name removed from the mortgage from my husband's prior marriage. The decree does not address the division of the family home. Now, that my husband and I are now married, we are not able to buy a home or invest in a business because our income will not cover two mortgages. We would like for her to sell the house, split the profits and pay off the portion of the equity line he agreed to pay off as outlined in the decree? Also, is the note now considered material property? How would this affect me as his current wife?
  12. I work for a guy that owns his own business we generally work 40-plus hours a week but we don't get time and a half for overtime just straight time. Is this legal? Or is he required to pay time-and-a-half for anything over 40?
  13. I had a title loan with Lending Bear that was obtained approximately September 24, 2017. I borrowed $175.00 at the time and made a payment in the amount of $80.00 on approximately October 30, 2017 that left a balance of $255.00 with $20.00 going to the principle. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to make the next payment and on approximately December 19, 2017, I was notified that it was being repossessed after a wrecker was already hooked up to it. I called the next morning to see what I needed to redeem my vehicle. That amount was $315.00. I called on December 30, 2017 to see about getting it back today. I was informed that on December 29th, it had been sold. I have not received any type of notifications from this company and have not been able to collect the personal property and tags and registration or had a chance to have them returned. I was under the impression that I would have 30 days to get my vehicle back and I would be notified by certified, return receipt requested that mail of anything pertaining to this matter. I was not informed of anything prior to the repossessions or after the fact. I had visited their website prior to obtaining this loan and it lists both title loans and title pawn. I no longer have the paperwork as it was in the vehicle when it was repossessed. What are my rights in this matter? I feel like I a victim of fraud and deceptive and unfair practices especially since I was unaware thatit was a title pawn. Their name even implies that it is a lender and not a pawnshop
  14. I was shopping at Walmart when I seen this huge display. It has about 10 to 12 boxes of this keyboard/headset combo package stacked on it and that was the only item on the whole display. The lower left and right of the display had the price of 17.88. A clerk was nearby so I asked "is this the price?" She immediately started trying to move the boxes but there were just too many and she had no place to put them, and her response was "You can try to get it for that but he ain't gonna sell it to you for that." She decided at that point to get her manager I guess. While I was standing there a man with a hoodie on came up beside me and pulled the top label off. "I asked "do you work here?" he responded "yes but I'm off the clock." I asked "Did they send you over here to remove that price tag?" and I grabbed my phone and took a picture of the other price tag, and when I turned around he was gone. Eventually an asst mgr. approached me and started of by telling me he could not honor that price because that was for some other item. I recorded the conversation until he told me not to record him anymore. I told him that was illegal to have those prices on a display and not sell it for that. He reached down and tore off the other label. He tried to offer me like 10% off or something. I asked to see his manager and threatened to get an attorney. Finally I guess what was the store manager came up and she basically told me since I had mentioned the word attorney, she couldn't help me and said she was going to call the police and have me removed from the store. I wasn't loud or rude, I just kept telling her that it was illegal for them to have a huge display like that with 10 or so boxes of the keyboard/headsets on it and nothing else and try to tell me that the price displayed in two different places was for something else. Anyway, she turned her back to me and refused to tell me her name and just walked away. So I walked towards the front of the store to look for a different manager. I finally found what looked like a manager, and he seemed like he was going to help me. He paged some other manager (The electronics asst manager) on his walkie talkie and he told him to meet us on isle 22. Guess who it was....It was the guy in the hoodie who removed the first price tag. As soon as he recognized me he took off running! I tried to catch up, and recorded him running away but he was too fast before I had a chance to realize what was going on he was gone. I was able to get the helpful associate whos name was Moses to give me the actual managers name which is Michael. If you look at the picture of the display you can see on the bottom left corner is where the manager in disguise removed the price sticker.
  15. I need help my situation is that where I live at I'm being stalked n harassed n threated by the park manager. Since I moved to this trailer park I've been threatening n harassed by this lady. She has threatened my kids. I don't rent from her I rent from the owner and I have called the police about this matter and nothing is being done. I live in Augusta Georgia. This lady has been money laundering for sometime now. And I'm worried about my safety. I have went to channel12 news to get help.yesterday this park manager came to my house threatening me because I went to channel12 news for help about being stalked by her and her husband. My neighbor are going through the same stuff. She threated my kids. Now we got proof that she is giving a man our money order to be cashing them and she pocket our money n she keeps increasing our rent. Now she is trying to evict us out of our home that belongs to the owner she won't give the owners there titles for buying their home she has already evicted 30 family's from here. What can I do. Now she is sending unmarked cars to get our information she had people crash into our car now we can't sleep.
  16. i have a court date regarding an eviction notice from my apartment complex but I never received an eviction notice. I'm not sure how to overcome this in court. I could not pay november on the date the manager made a schedule payment due to them being closed, so I paid all of the month of november on december 4th the day they were finally open. No one said anything to me once I handed in the money order, then the next day I open my door with a court date for the hearing me against them. I went to the leasing office and the other manager said the manager who made the arrangement with me was out of town, and he’s sorry communication was not made properly but I still have to go to court and pay for everything, I’ve never encountered anything like this before. He also gave me until the 22nd to pay all of december’s rent.
  17. Are their any protections for private employees who are retaliated against for noticing FTC and Unfair business practices affecting the public and who went through the proper channels at work including HR to discuss issues? I was picked on, job title changed, denied bonus opportunities, and then fired. I am being told that the retaliation is legal and I have no protections because my employer is a privately owned company and because I did not report issues directly to government agency before getting harassed and fired. I just want to confirm if this is correct or do I have any protections in the state of Georgia or federal?
  18. I don't have any documents, court order summons, or any paperwork from the Jones county sheriff's Dept as of yet. I was told by Investigator Black of the Jones County Sheriff's Dept Crime Investigations Unit that he was seizing my vehicle and would be filing a civil forfeiture against me to gain permanent possession of my vehicle. I was arrested on Nov. 8 for driving on suspended license. Officers conducted search of my vehicle before asking my permission & without cause. A small amount of methamphetamine(less than 1gram) was found. There are no previous drug charges against me, no evidence of buying, selling, trafficking, distributing, ect.
  19. I was terminated because my boss told me to throw away an old safe that didn’t work or even close..First off my original hiring Company was. Bought out by a bigger company so my boss asked me to list a few items to get them out of our building for petty cash.. Then she found out we couldn’t do that so I **** the post down but one never went away.. So I was then asked to throw out an old ice maker machine and bin and an old non working safe.. When corporate found out they inquired about the safe and my old GM said I stole it instead of saying she told me to toss it.. I was then fired and contacted by the local police and was asked did I remove the safe from the building which I told the truth to the investigator and said yes and he asked why then I told him I removed it cause my GM asked me to toss it out by the dumpster... He then closed the case and said she never told us that part then I showed him the old ads saved on my phone with her number when she wanted them sold for petty cash...Corporate to this day hasn’t called me back to apologize or fire the lying GM cause that was all a lie and she never told the truth she only was covering her behind... Do I have a case against them?
  20. I received an offer for employment from an employer who requested my finger prints and background check which I have had done on at least 4 other occasions ranging from the banking industry to security and care for adult individuals with disabilities and all of these checks came back with positive results. I did have a bad turn of events (felony indecent acts /under age) almost 25 years ago while in the military and paid my debt to society. I have proven to be a model citizen,vote regularly and have been a great friend and employee where ever I have been employed. Now this letter involving my 4th or 5th time having an extensive background check with a negative report does not have the correct date however they are giving me 30 days to provide any supporting documents. How many years must someone continue this without final resolution?
  21. Hi there, I have attempted some research on this topic, but just not sure on some of the answers I am getting. I purchase vacant land in several states and was hoping to do the same in Georgia. Normally I order a title search, prepare a new deed, hire a notary to conduct the signing of the new deed, make payment and record the documents myself. I understand that Georgia requires "an attorney to be present throughout the closing" and that as of a few years ago "witness only closings" by attorneys were no longer allowed. My questions are: 1) Do I need an attorney to close a simple land deal (when I conduct title search, prepare deed, etc)? 2) If I do need an attorney, would they have to be in the same physical location as the seller to sign the deed, or could I hire them remotely and have a notary meet the seller? 3) What would this cost me? I do many deals a year and am looking for a way to invest in Georgia! Thanks for any insight!
  22. My sister works for a somewhat shady but well-known private early education chain of schools. The employees were recently paid, but when said employees attempted to cash their checks directly at the same bank the school uses (to get the cash instantly), they were told there was not enough money in the school's bank account to pay them. Essentially, the school cut bad payroll checks. This isn't the first time this has happened. Is there some kind of legal action the employees, including my sister, can take to ensure they actually get paid?
  23. binding sales agreement, legal description is inaccurate, seller want out . sellers attorney terminates contract. buyers file suit specific performance my question how if legal description is totally inaccurate there is no such deed book # they use a tax id which was also in accurate land district was 7 instead 8 how can they sue agent was sellers listing agent but agent is more concerned with buyers
  24. Few Details: Since *********a little over a year , I have been a victim of constant sexual harassment, from sexual advances from the president of the union all the way down to co workers in the plant. I went out with a supervisor one night, he tried to push my head down toward his penis in the car after we had dinner and we were chatting in his car. Rumors have been started about me, which weren't true, saying I was having sex with a co worker. Supervisor actually text and asked me about it and asked to come over afterwards. Continues to text about having dreams about me. Supervisor ans also union member is supposed to be training me to be a steward , but instead asking who lives with me and etc. Operator exposed his penis to me, my private area was grabbed and touched. I was supposed to be a operator, but I've been the cleanup person and everything but operator with open positions and a need for operators. I can't reach certain heights being 5'0 I'm just laughed at and its a big joke and no help is given. I was moved to the brick plant for complaining to the union, so i was told. when I went to make a union report yesterday 10-31-17 I left after being hugged and felt up and down by union rep and teacher .I have been depressed, have cried at work and I feel as if I have no one to talk or report this to. I have reported these allegations to the supervisor foreman his last comment to me was I don't feel sorry for you or another lady we were discussing. What should I do as I don't trust anyone at my job.
  25. I have to appear in court on Halloween day at 9:00am on an eviction notice. Could you tell me what type of questions the judge will be asking me? Am I going to be given the chance to speak about the issue? The landlady is very threatening and I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. Would it be appropriate to add some things that aren't altogether related to the eviction, but would be to my advantage if the judge knew about them? Exactly what should I 'not' say when I tell my side. I don't think we owe her money at all, as I'm not the type of person to live off of anyone. She is trying to get quite a bit from us though. Charging us for things that we had nothing to do with. Saying things about myself or my husband which aren't appropriate. Making accusations about me not following rules, etc... and telling us who we can or can't talk to in our own neighborhood. Just different, unusual things that I've never heard of. I'm 62 years old and never heard of such things in my lifetime. This certainly isn't the first property I've ever rented. But she has made it a very hard place to live.