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Karen Kenner

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  • I was charged with a misdemeanor of petty theft and got a 500pr bond, this is my first offense of any kind, what are my options?

    will I get jail time, probation, community service? im really lost

    Karen’s Answer

    I know dealing with the legal system can be a difficult and confusing. You will likely not go to jail on this charge. Rather, since this is your first offense the court will offer you the chance to enter a pre-trial diversion program. Make sure that you complete every part of this program and stay out of trouble. Please be sure to mark if you find the answer "helpful" or a "best" answer. Thank you! I hope this helps.

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  • If someone gives false (old) information to police at an accident in Ohio, will they get cited?

    Someone hit our car in Ohio, they were cited, they gave old information to the police, we can't find them for insurance purposes, will they get away with this? Since we had no injuries (praise God), its not worth it for a lawyer to be involved. (e...

    Karen’s Answer

    Giving a false name, date of birth, or other information to an officer is a crime in Georgia. Make sure that you follow up with the police. Hopefully, they will be able to investigate and find the person. If this answer was "helpful" or was the "best answer" please mark it accordingly.

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  • Can I file a defamation law suite in GA magistrate court; and if not can one represent themselves pro se at another level.

    Ex girlfriend slandered career and reputation. She later recanted her story to a witness that made a written statement in which she stated she lied. This is backed by emails and text messages. Also can one refer me to a lawyer in Savannah that mi...

    Karen’s Answer

    In order to sustain a defamation suit, you must show that you were injured as a result of your ex-girlfriend's actions. Make sure you have documentation of the injury. Below, I am listing a link to the State Bar of Georgia's website. This will help you find a lawyer in your area. I hope this helps. If this answer was "helpful" or was the "best answer" please mark it accordingly.

    http://www.gabar.org/forthepublic/findalawyer.cfm

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  • Can you leave home to live with a friend at 16 without parental consent?

    I have a friend who is wanting to live with me when she turns 16 but most likely will not get the permission from the parents/ guardians. She would be taken care of and everything but in the eyes of the law would she be forced to go back home?

    Karen’s Answer

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    Your friend needs to be emancipated if she wants to come live with you. You have to be emancipated in order to move out of your parent's house. Once you file for emancipation, a judge will determine whether you are fit to live on your own. The court looks at a variety of factors such as your maturity level, whether you can support yourself financially, that your welfare is better served by not being with your parents, and that there are no other reasonable solutions living at home. Having your friend live with you opens you up to criminal charges, such as kidnapping. So unless your friend is emancipated, it would not be a wise idea.

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  • Is probation over after the probation time period is up?

    I was put on probation october 2011. I failed my first drugtest and my probation was reinstated on december 1, 2011. My probation was for one year and now it is january 2013. Am i off of probation? I haven't received any papers from my p.o. not ev...

    Karen’s Answer

    The best thing for you to do is to check with your probation officer to make sure your probation was not extended. That way, you will have a definitive answer. Happy New Year!

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  • Is there any way to know how soon a trial will start?

    If someone is charged with murder not pleading guilty, is there any way to determine how soon their trial would start?

    Karen’s Answer

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    The more complicated the case, the longer it will take to go to trial. This is because both sides have to prepare. This includes investing the incident as well as interviewing numerous witnesses. It can take a few years for the trial to occur. In your case, someone is charged with murder. Thus, it may take a few years for the trial to occur. If this answer was "helpful" or was the "best answer" please mark it accordingly.

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  • I got a dui in 2010 in oklahoma. sentenced to 5 years deferred. left with 2. i got a dui this week in wyoming.

    will i have to serve the remaining time on the deferred sentence in jail along with more time for the new charge? or will they run seperate and i have to spend time both in wyoming and oklahoma

    Karen’s Answer

    Your case is more complex and will be hard to answer on a simple question and answer forum on the internet. Contact an experienced DUI attorney immediately. Additionally, make sure you contact the attorney that handled your DUI in 2010. I hope this helps.

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  • Exspunges

    when someone gets their record exspunged can a employer see that you had that done to your record.

    Karen’s Answer

    That is one of the main purposes of expungement. Your employer will not see that you had it done to your record. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. For instance, if you are applying to a high ranking position with the government. If this answer was "helpful" or was the "best answer" please mark it accordingly.

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  • I pushed a guy into a mirror in a bar and it broke. Am I liable?

    If I am how much can they charge me?

    Karen’s Answer

    Most likely you would be liable for the damage caused to the bar. How much the bar charges you to replace the mirror, depends on the estimates they get. You can get your own estimates, but in the end you will have to pay for it. I hope this helps. If this answer was "helpful" or was the "best answer" please mark it accordingly.

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  • Is it illegal to slap your 13 year old daughter at school for not hugging you?

    my daughter hugs me all the time but not at school so i told her when i hug her at school and she rejects i would slap her in front of her friends.

    Karen’s Answer

    Slapping your daughter is not the way to handle the situation. Slapping your daughter in front of her friends can be considered physical and emotional abuse.You should try to seek family counseling immediately. With counseling, someone can serve as an intermediary between you all and figure out what is going on. If this answer was "helpful" or was the "best answer" please mark it accordingly.

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