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Mark E. Murray

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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    My ex girlfriend & I had a child together. I was not included in anything because we weren't together & she refuses to let me see my child! I am desperate to see him, but cannot afford a lawyer. Do i have any other options?

    Mark’s Answer

    Try calling the Atlanta Bar Association's Lawyer Rerferral Service. They may be able to direct you to an attorney or organization that will be able to assist you on a pro bono basis. The number is 404-521-0777, or you can review their website at the link below. Good luck.

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  • Can I sue the city of Atlanta?

    When I was 17 (now 19), I was arrested and pleaded Nolo Contendere of a small misdemeanor crime. This was my first time getting in trouble and I was granted, "First Offender". To my understanding, when I am done the probation I will not be convict...

    Mark’s Answer

    Before suing a city, you must provide the city with an ante litem notice. The following is a link to an article that discusses this requirement:

    http://www.deflaw.com/articles/ante-litem-notice-and-contribution-claims-balancing-sufficiency-and-timeliness

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  • What is this charge STATUTE: 16-5-70(D)2 CHARGE: CTC-<18 FEL/BAT/FV

    my soon to be ex-husband was charged with this and battery after pushing me out of our truck while it was moving

    Mark’s Answer

    Here is the statute for your review.

    TITLE 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES
    CHAPTER 5. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
    ARTICLE 5. CRUELTY TO CHILDREN

    O.C.G.A. § 16-5-70 (2011)

    § 16-5-70. Cruelty to children

    (a) A parent, guardian, or other person supervising the welfare of or having immediate charge or custody of a child under the age of 18 commits the offense of cruelty to children in the first degree when such person willfully deprives the child of necessary sustenance to the extent that the child's health or well-being is jeopardized.

    (b) Any person commits the offense of cruelty to children in the first degree when such person maliciously causes a child under the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain.

    (c) Any person commits the offense of cruelty to children in the second degree when such person with criminal negligence causes a child under the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain.

    (d) Any person commits the offense of cruelty to children in the third degree when:

    (1) Such person, who is the primary aggressor, intentionally allows a child under the age of 18 to witness the commission of a forcible felony, battery, or family violence battery; or

    (2) Such person, who is the primary aggressor, having knowledge that a child under the age of 18 is present and sees or hears the act, commits a forcible felony, battery, or family violence battery.
    (e)(1) A person convicted of the offense of cruelty to children in the first degree as provided in this Code section shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 20 years.

    (2) A person convicted of the offense of cruelty to children in the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

    (3) A person convicted of the offense of cruelty to children in the third degree shall be punished as for a misdemeanor upon the first or second conviction. Upon conviction of a third or subsequent offense of cruelty to children in the third degree, the defendant shall be guilty of a felony and shall be sentenced to a fine not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than three years or shall be sentenced to both fine and imprisonment.

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  • Can I Sue my school or Bus driver ? If so for what ?

    My Bus driver is a white lady i am a black female i have been wrote up several times for things that i have and have not done i tryed to speak up befor but the school kept giving me the run around saying they have to believe there drivers , I got...

    Mark’s Answer

    Before suing a bus driver, if the individual work for a county, you must provide the county with an ante litem notice. The following is a link to an article that discusses this requirement:http://www.deflaw.com/articles/ante-litem-notice-and-contribution-claims-balancing-sufficiency-and-timeliness,

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