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Lisa Michelle Harris

Atlanta Violent Crime Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. My girlfriend was given 10 years 5 of the on probation 5 in prison. how many years will serve.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Ashley Whittington McMahan
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    The portion of the prison term she will serve depends entirely on the pardons and parole boards evaluation of her case, her risk to the community, and how much room there is in the prison system at any given time. Certain offenses are automatically going to require that at least 65% of the term be served. Other offenses may require less. Look at the link I've included for the parole grid effective as of 2013 regarding the general time served for certain offenses.

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  2. Civil Demand & Walmart shoplifting: what are the costs for walmart to bring me to court?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3 lawyer answers

    You are correct that the consensus is to ignore the civil demand letter. Even though Walmart did not involve the police, they do have the right to ban you from their store (or all of them). Do read the letter if and when it comes and stay away from Walmart. The last thing you want is a criminal trespassing charge. Since this is not the first time you have shoplifted, it would be wise to talk with someone about why you are choosing to shoplift. There may be stressors in your life your parents...

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  3. Do I have to contact my insurance and pay my 1000 deductible if I'm not at fault?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Adam Matthew Milam
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Lisa Michelle Harris
    5. Charles P. Ward
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    Under your insurance policy, you have a duty to report an accident/claim to them within a certain amount of time. In general, your policy won't go up if you were not at fault for the "accident" (in some states there is legislation that says as much). Did you file a police report when this occurred? Did the business give you their insurance information? If not, try to get it. if they have admitted it was their fault to you verbally, that is very different than doing so in writing. Try to...

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  4. What do I do If I am in a lot of pain from a work related injury, yet I was sent back to my normal job anyways?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Morrie Pour Nourian
    4. Lisa Michelle Harris
    5. David Ian Schoen
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Your best bet is to contact a local workers compensation attorney for a consultation. They can help you navigate the workers compensation system in a way that help you get the help you need and makes sure your employer doesn't neglect your medical needs. Best of luck.

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  5. Car accident, a rental car hit me and now they don't want to cover repairs. How can i get them to pay for damages to my car?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Jack Todd Ivey
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lisa Michelle Harris
    5. Adam Kielich
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    8 lawyer answers

    Consulting with an attorney in your area is key. The other driver will have attorneys associated with the insurance policy and the rental company. Without an attorney on your side, it is doubtful you will be able to get them to pay.

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  6. Do I have a solid medical malpractice case if my doctor was indicted (and is currently in jail) for prescription drug crimes?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth T. Watkins
    2. William J Popovich
    3. Peter I Berge
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Lisa Michelle Harris
    5 lawyer answers

    It is possible the indictment of the doctor could help a malpractice case...but only if there is indeed a valid malpractice claim. When you are prescribed medication and you fill that medication, it comes with significant warnings and usage considerations when you pick it up at the pharmacy. Most pharmacies today require that you either consult with the pharmacist or waive consultation and assume the risk of not receiving that information orally. Even if you waive consultation, the leaflet...

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  7. How many domestic violence cases are there in Fulton county this year in 2014?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Emily Su-Hwa Yu
    3 lawyer answers

    Fewer domestic abuse cases get dropped now than did previously, in my opinion. At one point in time, if a wife refused to testify, that ended the case. Once the criminal law reformed went into place this year, a spouse no longer has the right to refuse to testify against her husband. That said, whether a case is prosecuted depends on much more than how many cases are being handled by a given county. The more important factors include: severity of the alleged crime, prior history, eligibility...

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  8. My ex assaulted me and kept me from calling 911 was arrested at warrant hearing now pleading not guilty what are my chances??

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Kevin Gerard Linder
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The DA's office should have a victim's assistance coordinator. It would be a good idea for you to reach out to them and express your concerns. They will probably send you some documents to fill out including a statement and your wishes about the resolution of the case. They may also have resources for you with regard to counsellors in your area. Best of luck.

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  9. New born open dfacs case pending legal charges what can I do to keep my kids home until charges are decided?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Ashley Anne Digiulio
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    A safety plan is usually offered as a voluntary option which allows the children to remain with you. It generally requires that you agree to do whatever you have been accuse of failing to do or provide or refrain from doing whatever they have a problem with. A safety plan is usually only offered when there is not an immediate huge concern but they are still investigating an open case. In any case, because there is an ongoing criminal case, you need to hire an attorney immediately. It should be...

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  10. What should be the cost for an expungment/restriction of record? Looking for second opinion. I do qualify.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    you should qualify for record restriction and possibly for sealing the court records as well on some if not all of your cases. Check out the website I've linked for information on qualifying and how to go about requesting restriction, etc.

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