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Kenneth Dewayne Teal

Kenneth Teal’s Answers

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  • I was arrested in GA 10/2004 & the case was completely expunged 5/2005. My mugshot has NEVER appeared on the web before 11/2012

    I was never convicted of this charge & was working for a State Police Dept at the time of arrest . I was even rehired upon my release ( after serving 29 days ) I eventually relocated from GA 9 / 2005 & returned again 7 / 2012 . Mug...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    You could try a civil suit seeking an injunction and the removal of the mug shot as an invasion of privacy. It is possible that it could work if the company is based in the U.S. As I understand your question, the information is not public record and was not when it was obtained by the company. I can't say it would be cheap but it might just help. However, I do agree with the previous two posts.

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  • Can I press charges?

    I live in an public apartment area . There are two parking spots between me and my neighbor but , he doesn't have a car . The lease says that it is trespassing when someone is in your yard that you don't want in your yard . The parking spots a...

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    Your question is somewhat vague but I’ll take a stab at answering. Public housing typically refers to county owned or city owed housing projects. If that is the case, there are typically rules or ordinances that govern the rights of tenants such as you and your neighbor. For instance, in some cities you can long term park cars on a roadway or street but not a public parking lot. So if there is a property housing authority, you should start there by asking what the rules are and what rights you have to stop the harassment. If that doesn’t get you answers to your questions, check the city or county Code to find answers to you questions. Often, the street and roads department of the city or county will be able to point you to the code number and rule that applies. Good luck.
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  • Hi I just got my first speeding ticket on a motorcycle 15mph on a 45mph zone ? What should I Do ?

    I have pleaded guilty as the officer was linient because I was actually close to 75 on a 45 and it was a brand new bike , so he said since your honest etc etc , I m giving you a 15mph over , but he said that you will not get points. But I googled...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Remember, as you say, the policeman gave you a break already. There are risks in withdrawing a plea, not the least of which is a worse outcome. It may be reported even if it was only 14mph over. Some municipalities don’t report 14mph or less. If you don’t have many points on your drivers license then you don’t have much to worry about. If that was a 2 lane road you were on, you could have gotten a Superspeeder ticket under O.C.G.A §40-6-160 et seq. If you are in point trouble your points balance can be reduced by seven upon successful completion of a defensive driving course at an approved driver improvement clinic. O.C.G.A. §40-5-86.

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  • Are the following comments considered Judicial participation that would render plea involuntary.

    Def: But this was not my interpretation and I wouldn't agree to it. And I am not guilty. The Court: Well you need to talk with him (ref to lawyer) Well, you talk with your lawyer and ask him what would happen if a jury looked at the judge and ...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    In Georgia it is not uncommon for a judge to make remarks to a defendant regarding the possibilities that might occur should the case be lost after putting a court through the rigors of a jury trial. It seems like a threat, but it will not serve as a basis to overturn a plea. Having said that, it is possible the judge may entertain a motion to withdraw the plea if you are still within the same term of court. The range of possible punishment is a required component of the colloquy between the judge and defendant in the plea. A range of 1 to 10 years in confinement may still be a probated sentence. However, the mere utterance of “You understand that I could sentence you up to ten years” by the judge is very daunting to those who don’t hear it all the time.
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  • Is no going to court a felony?

    someone told me that not going to court for felony damage to property is a felony, is that true?

    Kenneth’s Answer

    The answer to your question is no. However, there are very serious consequences to a failure to appear. The court may issue a failure to appear or FTA order or a Bench warrant for the non-appearance. Once arrested, the judge may revoke the bond and require incarceration until the case is brought to court. The bondsman could also arrest the defendant and turn him in to the Sheriff and come off the bail. This might require additional money be paid. If property was put up for the bond the property owner could be facing the loss of their property.
    So, one cannot just avoid court and hope it will go away. If you can’t afford a lawyer, get a public defender (and go see them). Good luck!
    *** This is a general interest posting on a public website, regarding general legal concepts. This posting is not, and should not be interpreted to be legal advice to anyone, or to create an attorney client relationship between the poster and anyone. There is no way the amount of information in a website posting could be sufficient for the poster to provide informed legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your situation, you should discuss them with an attorney, in person, and in sufficient detail for that attorney to provide you with confidential, competent legal advice ***

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  • I just got out of jail three months ago and i have not been able to pay any on my fine what is going to happen

    now my probation officer has called me in for a meetig am i going to go to jail

    Kenneth’s Answer

    The answer depends upon your reason for failing to pay and how long the Judge gave you to start paying. If you can't find work, offer to convert the fine to community service until you find work. Make sure you have proof of a diligent search for a job, too.

    *** This is a general interest posting on a public website, regarding general legal concepts. This posting is not, and should not be interpreted to be legal advice to anyone, or to create an attorney client relationship between the poster and anyone. There is no way the amount of information in a website posting could be sufficient for the poster to provide informed legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your situation, you should discuss them with an attorney, in person, and in sufficient detail for that attorney to provide you with confidential, competent legal advice ***

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  • First offender and background check for job

    Here is the information I saw on a background check form for a job I'm interviewing for. "Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law...Do not disclose any conviction for which the records have been sealed, expunged or subject to...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Answer the question NO (based upon the information in your question). A first offender plea is not a conviction.

    *** This is a general interest posting on a public website, regarding general legal concepts. This posting is not, and should not be interpreted to be legal advice to anyone, or to create an attorney client relationship between the poster and anyone. There is no way the amount of information in a website posting could be sufficient for the poster to provide informed legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your situation, you should discuss them with an attorney, in person, and in sufficient detail for that attorney to provide you with confidential, competent legal advice ***

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  • School Zone Ticket

    I got a speeding ticket in a school zone and saw the sign but did not see the flashing lights. The sign did not have a time frame of when it was supposed to be on just lights that were not on. I had a friend in the car with me who also did not s...

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    I agree that if you want to fight you need a local Lawyer. There are rules about the use of radar and laser to check for speeding. Schools zones have times that are typically posted, but consider that schools are having longer hours and yet many signs posting the speedzone hours are not right because they haven't changed the times on them. There are defenses that could come into play. I think it's worth a consultation.

    *** This is a general interest posting on a public website, regarding general legal concepts. This posting is not, and should not be interpreted to be legal advice to anyone, or to create an attorney client relationship between the poster and anyone. There is no way the amount of information in a website posting could be sufficient for the poster to provide informed legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your situation, you should discuss them with an attorney, in person, and in sufficient detail for that attorney to provide you with confidential, competent legal advice ***

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  • Is it possible to have a record sealed expunged or even pardon?

    In 2005 and 2008 I pleaded guilty to misdermeanor possession of marijuana. I served probation and paid all fines. What do i have to do to get this matter settled because i think its hindering me from getting employment?

    Kenneth’s Answer

    In Georgia you can't expunge a guilty plea. I think that the 2005 is too old to revisit. But, it may be worth it to consult a local attorney and have them review the pleas to see if the first offender act was involved on the first one and if you can revisit the second plea.

    *** This is a general interest posting on a public website, regarding general legal concepts. This posting is not, and should not be interpreted to be legal advice to anyone, or to create an attorney client relationship between the poster and anyone. There is no way the amount of information in a website posting could be sufficient for the poster to provide informed legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your situation, you should discuss them with an attorney, in person, and in sufficient detail for that attorney to provide you with confidential, competent legal advice ***

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  • If i buy a car from a buy here pay here dealer and the convertible top is missing a latch to lock it down is that illegal?

    ive asked several time for the part for my top so i can lock it in place and have been told they would but after 10 months im still waiting. when driving to work i take the hwy. and almost every other day if not everday i drive to work the wind ca...

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    You most likely bought the car "AS IS." This means without a warranty. I would get the car part ASAP and install it on the car for safety reasons. As to the other question, yes, loans can be sold in most cases. Sounds like you just dealt with a collection company, based upon the limited information you gave.

    *** This is a general interest posting on a public website, regarding general legal concepts. This posting is not, and should not be interpreted to be legal advice to anyone, or to create an attorney client relationship between the poster and anyone. There is no way the amount of information in a website posting could be sufficient for the poster to provide informed legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your situation, you should discuss them with an attorney, in person, and in sufficient detail for that attorney to provide you with confidential, competent legal advice ***

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