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Lisa Michelle Harris

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  • Husband signing for 10 years for assault causing bodily injury. How long will he have to do of that 10 years?

    Domestic

    Lisa’s Answer

    Refer to think below for information on the Texas pardons and paroles board.

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  • If you find out you have a 16 year old son or daughter that you knew nothing about will a judge order you to pay back child supp

    A 16 year old boy wants me to take a paternity test. Says his mom told him it was possible I'm his dad. So I was just curious if the test shows that I am will I be ordered to pay back child support?

    Lisa’s Answer

    This is a question better posed to family law attornies so I am suggesting it be placed in one of the domestic law categories.

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  • Will I be summoned to court for shoplifting?

    I was caught shoplifting. The merchandise was worth $75 in total. The loss prevention officer had me sign an admission of guilt form, which stated I would not return to the store. I also signed and paid the $300 civil fee for theft. They did not c...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Based on the facts you've given, it seems unlikely that you will be criminally charged. Seek the advice of a defense attorney in your area.

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  • I was caught shoplifting at Publix and was banned for 5 years. I was told to expect a fine. When I pay the fine is that it?

    Do I need a lawyer? Or do I wait for whatever comes in the mail?

    Lisa’s Answer

    Publix is referring to a civil demand letter where they will demand you pay a penalty for attempting to shoplift from them. It is totally separate from any criminal charges. Some attorneys will tell you the general consensus is to ignore the civil demand letter but it's more trouble and it's worth for them to come after you, there are no crimes penalties for failing to pay it, and it could technically be used as evidence of your guilt in the event of a criminal charge stemming from the incident.

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  • How can I get my no driving parole condition dropped?

    On parole for 7 months. No trouble, passed all drug screens, straight A's in technical school, have valid driver's license with no restrictions.

    Lisa’s Answer

    Your parole officer may be able to ask the board to amend your parole requirements if he is in agreement with the change. If he is not, a qualified defense attorney may be able to petition for the same. If your parole office is not in agreement, it's worth asking them what they'd like to see from you in addition to the things you've already accomplished in order for you to have the driving restriction lifted. That way you'll know what you can do to get the thumbs up from your PO and have a clearer path to your goals.

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  • Time served before Prison Sentence

    My friend was on probation for possession of Marijuana and received a new charge of distribution of marijuana. He has been in the county jail for 8 months and just took a plea of 2 years. Will he receive time served ? Do you think he will parole o...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Yes, he is entitled to credit for time served for the time he was in jail prior to his plea.

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  • Need help I gt charge of family violence and am on paroll can asap

    Me and my girl. Wer arguing an I gt put in jail im on tdcj paroll my girl left. Then return know we trying to gt the case drop need help asap

    Lisa’s Answer

    You need to seek the help of a qualified defense attorney. If you cannot afford one and are entitled to a public defender, apply for one.

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  • If I am going to superior court in one county (Fulton) for a criminal charge???

    Do they pull your record and check for warrants in other counties everytime you go to court???

    Lisa’s Answer

    In short, yes. Defendants are screened for open warrants so that they can easily be taken into custody when they come to court. That said, with the help of a great attorney, you may be able to avoid or postpone appearing in court to give you and your attorney time to address the open warrant. If you do not already have an attorney, I would be happy to consult with you over the phone.

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  • Need a criminal lawyer ASAP !! Please Help!

    To attempt to make long story short. My gf & I moved into an old friend of hers basement. The guy we moved in with for some reason just reason really didn't seem to care for me at all from the beginning. He told us he was a cop, had something to ...

    Lisa’s Answer

    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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  • When you go to visit an inmate at Cobb County Jail they take your fingerprint before you go through the turn style...

    What is the fingerprint for? What do they do or check with it?

    Lisa’s Answer

    Cobb county states the fingerprint scan is used to admit visitors at future visits. Their software specifications for the computer application/system used at the jail gives us a few more clues about how those prints might be used. The Cobb County Jail computer system is designed to allow the jail to associate you with the person you are visiting, download data about you from GCIC and attach it to your visitor file, and check your name against known incident reports and associate those as well. I would venture that your prints could also be used to look for links in open cases or cold cases. It may be possible for them, now or in the future, to also share those collected prints with other law enforcement agencies in and out of GA for similar purposes. The old adage, water seeks its own level, is at least partially at play here as well. Folks who have committed crimes are more likely to hang out with folks who have committed crimes...and they may just pop in for a visit.

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