Lisa Michelle Harris’s Answers

Lisa Michelle Harris

Atlanta Violent Crime Lawyer.

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  1. In GA is a person who is 16 charged as a juvenile or an adult for burglary? The total amount for items stolen was over $10,000.0

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Brett Ladd
    3 lawyer answers

    If this is the juvenile's first (or second, or third) burglary, they will be tried as a juvenile. However, if this is the fourth burglary and the first three were adjudicated at separate court appearances, the Court is required to transfer the case to Superior court and, in that case, a child over the age of 15 will be charged and prosecuted as an adult. I would be happy to speak with you if you'd like further insight. Best of Luck, Lisa Harris

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  2. What steps does a judge take after reports of child abuse in a custody hearing

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2 lawyer answers

    My colleague is correct in her assessment of your situation. In addition, a judge is not listed in the Georgia State Code as being required to report a suspected case of child abuse to DFCS. If indeed you think there is, without question, an issue of child abuse, evaluate carefully what DFCS might be able to do for you. In general, I think a guardian ad litem in your custody proceeding may afford you a better outcome than getting DFCS involved. Procedurally, DFCS would investigate, talk to...

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  3. Need a criminal lawyer ASAP !! Please Help!

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Charles Christopher Flinn
    3. Lisa Michelle Harris
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should absolutely talk with an attorney, or several, about your case. This is a serious matter with substantial penalties for the felony that could impact several aspects of your life. I would be more than happy to speak with you about your case. I would not give any statements to police, etc. at this point. You need a great attorney to run interference.

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  4. What will happen to me ? Burglary Charge 1rst offense

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Charles Hackney Rollins
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Noah Howard Pines
    5. John Arnold Steakley
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Being the lookout in the burglary makes you just as culpable as the people who actually entered the building. Since this is your first offense you may have the option to plead under the Georgia first offenders act. This is a very serious charge and could result in a significant prison sentence of up to 20 years. You should consult with a skilled Georgia criminal defense attorney. Talk with your family about what resources you may have to hire an attorney. This is not something you should...

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  5. Do I need a family violence attorney

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Waymon S. Harrell
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Florian Eqrem Tabaku
    4 lawyer answers

    When someone breaks the law there are two victims. The direct victim, you, and the rest of society. Our laws only work when we all follow them and are held accountable to societies rules as a whole. Since you are not the only victim, you do not have the power to get the state to back off. In this case, I think there is little to no chance of the state not prosecuting her. Since you are now also a potential defendant you need to stop talking to police, the DA, etc. immediately and get yourself...

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  6. Juvenile arraignment indigent defendants. Rights were read, asked to enter plea after explaining what they did

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas Charles Nagel
    2. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2 lawyer answers

    Entering any plea other than a not guilty plea at arraignment should only be done after consulting with an attorney. Because you state that the juvenile was asked to explain what they did, it sounds like they entered a plea admitting to something, rather than a plea of not guilty. A defendant always has the reight to not incriminate themselves but giving any statement as to one's actions or participation in a criminal case can have huge negative fallout and should also be onle only after fully...

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  7. 1996 DUI with SC Drivers License, went through proper channels in SC 18yrs ago. Ga-DMV told me I have to take DUI class2014...

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Robert F. Webb
    4. Michael David Birchmore
    5. Justin David Maines
    5 lawyer answers

    When you plead guilty to DUI it can impact tour privilege to drive in other states. It is common for other states to be made aware of DUIs across state lines. When GA is made aware of a DUI in another state, your driving abilities here are suspended until you jump through the Georgia hoops and pay a reinstatement fee of $210.

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  8. What are your options when faced with a reckless conduct ticket? I have a DUI from 2 years ago as well.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Chad Taylor
    2. Lisa Michelle Harris
    3. William Kenneth Boddie Jr.
    4. Michael Curtis Greenberg
    4 lawyer answers

    You may have defenses to this charge. A good attorney can explore all the available options with you but would need more inforamtion to give your case a full evaluation. If you are on probation currently on either of the DUIs there could also be serious fall-out in the form of a probation violation which could result in your immediate arrest and detention for up to 45 days until you are brought before a judge. Seeking the advice of a great attorney is key.

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  9. When someone has a bond that requires a no contact, what is the info about getting a non violent contact?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    1 lawyer answer

    In any case where there is a no-contact provision on bond conditions, if the victim goes to the prosecutor and requests that the bond conditions be modified to allow no violent contact, sometimes they will do so by agreement. If they are not willing, then the defendant’s attorney would need to file a motion to modify bond and request the judge to modify the conditions. If the case is over and the no-contact provision is part of the sentence imposed by the court, the defendant's attorney would...

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  10. My wife was charged with simple battery and unwantedguest by her ex-motherinlaw 1sttime offender what do you think she can get?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    1 lawyer answer

    It really depends on the position of the prosecutor. If your wife has never been arrested or convicted before it is likely she will be treated better in negotiating a resolution than someone who has a conviction history of violent offenses. If there is a history of calls to the police involving the mother in law as an aggressor that can also go in your wife's favor to back up her statements that the mother in law behaved out of bounds. Provocation is not usually a winning defense, but a...

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