Lisa Michelle Harris’s Answers

Lisa Michelle Harris

Atlanta Violent Crime Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. My fiance was on probation in Clayton County from October 2011 to September 2012 for a family domestic violence case he went

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Waymon S. Harrell
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Lisa Michelle Harris
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Under Georgia law, failure to report to probation automatically triggers a tolling of probation. This means that the remaining probation time is on hold until he's found. Once is taken into custody, he can be held up to 45 days before he's even brought in front of the judge. Then he can be revoked for the balance of any time left on probation. If he happened to be on first offender probation, we can also be resentenced and found guilty.

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  2. Is "Rule Nisi" a good or bad thing in my case?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. John Arnold Steakley
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Barbara M. Lassiter
    4 lawyer answers

    A Rule Nisi is simply a hearing notice. It is sent out to all parties to alert them to the date, time and place of a hearing. If you are seeking custody you most certainly need an attorney to represent you. Do not take this lightly. Consult with someone immediately to protect your rights and your case.

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  3. Is spanking a 21-month old baby after they throw up (because they have trouble eating/chewing) considered child abuse?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Allison C Williams
    3. Tony Anthony
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The easy answer is YES. While corporal punishment is legal in Georgia, hitting a child because the parent has "had it" with a medical condition the child suffers from is abusive and harms the child's emotional well being, attachment, social functioning, etc. Physical and emotional abuse are both illegal and taken seriously by DFCS where there is substantiation. If you are concerned enough to post something about this on a public forum, you are already probably thinking about making that...

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  4. Is reconsideration an option and will his time be lessened? If so, I need a lawyer and about how much will it cost me?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is not entirely clear. Was he sentenced to an additional 6 month on top of the time he has already served? If so, the only way to undo a plea is to file a motion to withdraw the plea. Take note though, unless there is some compelling reason to give him a more lenient sentence (like a recently developed medical condition or new evidence) withdrawing the plea and asking for a different resolution could result in him receiving more time, not less.

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  5. Can I get records from from dyfs and children and youth of cases against my wife? Or would a lawyer have to get?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Tony Anthony
    2 lawyer answers

    For the answer to accessibility of the Dfcs file, see the ink below. Anything you are able to get through your attorney could certainly be helpful in a custody matter. You could also ask the judge in your custody case to order a mental health evaluation.

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  6. My friends bond was denied how can I help him get out of jail without a lot of money me and my wife are trying to help him.

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    3 lawyer answers

    He needs to have an attorney filing a motion for bond for him. A new bond request can be filed every 45 days. A bond hearing would need to be had with the attorney presenting evidence of his good character, lack of a risk for fleeing the county etc. Once a bond is set there are several ways that bond can be posted. The most common way is through a bondsman. Bondsman charge between 10 and 12% in general on a felony case and that money will not be returned to you when the case is concluded. If...

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  7. His parole eligibility review comes up in feb. 2012 he will almost have completed a athird of his 4 yrs. for a non-violent crime

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. James Michael Money
    2 lawyer answers

    It is almost impossible to determine what the parole board is going to do when. It depends very much on the level of overcrowding, funding, etc. I've included a link which might be helpful. It is a handbook created by the Southern Center for Human Rights specifically about navigating the parole consideration process. I wish you well. Lisa

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  8. When driving down a steep hill you pick up speed isnt there a law on the height of a steap hill that a cop cant pull you over??

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. James Samuel McRae
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    In Georgia, the DOT gives each jurisdiction a list of roads where running radar is permissible. Not only must a road be less than a 7% grade, but it must also qualify based on its dips and turns as an eligible road for law enforcement to conduct speed detection checkpoints/run radar. Under the Freedom of Information Act, that information is readily available to the general public if you know where to ask for it. Law enforcement doesn't always respect that list of roads. While there may be...

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  9. I am about to have a child my girlfriend has agreed if we are to have this child i can have sole custody

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Frank Emilio Martinez
    2 lawyer answers

    It is not as easy as simply signing over a parent's rights to a child. In Georgia, both parents are deemed to have an obligation to the child. Georgia courts will not do anything regarding establishing parentage until the child is born. Also, in order for one parent to give up their rights and obligations to the child, Georgia generally requires a second or step parent who is willing to step in as an adoptive parent. Also, in order for a step parent to adopt, generally the biological parent...

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  10. I know someone that has a warrant out for their arrest. What do I do?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Musa Munir Ghanayem
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Lisa Michelle Harris
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5 lawyer answers

    Based on the additional information you added in the comments to another attorney's response, the county sheriff probably wasn't looking to serve papers from another county, but to serve the warrant itself. Service can be accomplished by leaving papers at someone's residence with a person of suitable age who also lives there. It seems the sheriff kind of has a hunch your dad is already there. If you don't want to get in trouble for harboring someone or assisting him in hiding (or if you...

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