Angela Mary Kinley’s Answers

Angela Mary Kinley

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What should we expect with our 18 yr old (Ga Southern U) son's charges while on campus last month?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    3. Kimberly Keheley Frye
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your son does not "accidentally" plead to charges that could have a major impact on his life. The first court appearance is called "arraignment" and your son will have the opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty, and if not guilty, his case will be placed on a trial calendar sometime the next several months. I would not recommend accepting any plea offers from the prosecutor without consulting an attorney,...

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  2. My brother was arrested in snellville, ga for possession of 15 marijuana plants. police came to his home with search warrant.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    3. Michael Jason Rhoades
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to hire an experienced defense attorney to represent him immediately. Gwinnett County tends to be very strict with drug cases where guns are also found, whether or not the defendant legally owned the guns. Depending on the facts of your brother's case, including the issuance of the search warrant, there may be arguments for suppression available to your brother's defense, but only an attorney would know what those arguments are and how to make them. I offer free consultations for...

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  3. What should my friend do regarding bootleg movie charge?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Shannon Marie Smith
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    5. Rebecca A Nitkin
    5 lawyer answers

    Your friend needs to hire an attorney immediately. There may be issues of illegal search and seizure that need to be addressed by proper motion and only an attorney will know how to properly file and argue such a motion. Additionally, without knowing more of the facts of the case, the individual's criminal history, etc., it is impossible to advise as to whether the plea should be accepted. It is important to remember that a plea, especially a guilty plea, stays with a person for life and...

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  4. How do I go about adopting this child in my custody?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Sherry Virginia Neal
    3. Anthony M. Zezima
    4. Angela Mary Kinley
    4 lawyer answers

    DFCS does not need to be involved; however, if you do contact DFCS, they may be able to offer adoption assistance, including providing an attorney to complete the adoption process for you. You may also qualify for financial assistance for the child. I represent many families in juvenile court who have adopted children and they typically receive a monthly stipend for each child - called an adoption subsidy.

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  5. Legal name change

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you must file a petition for name change in the superior court in the county of your legal residence. The filing fee ranges from $204 to $208 generally and you will be required to publish notice of the intended name change in the local legal organ for an additional fee.

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  6. The judges office calledv and said they had change my court datei asked them do i have to searve her again they said they could

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    2 lawyer answers

    I would recommend that you seek the advice and representation of an attorney. If you do not comply with the service requirements for notice of a hearing, your case will not be heard by the Court and may even be dismissed by the Judge. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your case and to see if I may be able to assist you in getting your divorce finalized.

  7. My son 17 and got arrested for family violence can he be released to his mother in the state of ga

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Jason Rhoades
    2. Rachel Aliza Elovitz
    3. Angela Mary Kinley
    3 lawyer answers

    A person who is 17 years old is considered an adult for crimimal purposes in the state of Georgia. You may be able to seek an O/R bond, or signature bond, based upon his age, lack of prior history and available family resourses for supervision. However, you will likely need an attorney to file a motion for bond modification, seeking the signature bond. Your son's overall case needs to be handled very carefully to ensure that his future is not adversly affected by this charge. Family...

  8. Can a felony charge be dropped to misdermenor the brought back to felony after the plea has accepted and papers filed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua Mark Geller
    2. Morris Hugh Wiltshire Jr.
    3. Angela Mary Kinley
    3 lawyer answers

    This situation seems to be very complicated and should be discussed with your son's attorney. The plea offer is typically an oral agreement between the defense attorney and the prosecutor. You may want to find out if there was a deadline to accept the plea offer and if so, when it expired. Your son's attorney should be able to rely on the fact that your son was incarcerated at the time of the alleged "non appearance" to set aside any bench warrant for failure to appear.

  9. Can i live on my own?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Shalamar Junna Parham
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    3. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3 lawyer answers

    At 17 years old, you are still considered a minor in the state of Georgia. Your mother is still legally responsible for your case and support and her failure to provide same could result in her being arrested and prosecuted for child abandonment. I believe the question you are hinting at is whether you could be emancipated - which means being found to be a legal adult. The emancipation process is very difficult and requires that you prove you are able to provide for yourself financially. My...

  10. When does my 30 days to file an answer to a petition for child support modification begin?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony M. Zezima
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3. Jacquelyn F. Luther
    4. Angela Mary Kinley
    4 lawyer answers

    You're 30-day period to file an answer would begin the day you were served, which was April 2nd. The date of filing is not relevant to the time period. If you would like to discuss your case in more detail, please feel free to contact me at (770) 239-1618. My name is Angela Kinley.