Lisa Michelle Harris’s Answers

Lisa Michelle Harris

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. What are your options when faced with a reckless conduct ticket? I have a DUI from 2 years ago as well.

    Answered about 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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  2. When someone has a bond that requires a no contact, what is the info about getting a non violent contact?

    Answered over 3 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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  3. My wife was charged with simple battery and unwantedguest by her ex-motherinlaw 1sttime offender what do you think she can get?

    Answered over 3 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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  4. Found at fault but was not.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Slim
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    3. Lisa Michelle Harris
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Eric Joseph Kirkpatrick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It is key to first request a copy of the police report if you do not already have it. It may list witnesses who were at the scene. Don't be discouraged if it does not list any witnesses as that is not uncommon, even when there were witnesses. If this happened in an area with businesses or residences within the immediate vicinity of the crash, you may be able to find someone who witnessed what happened. Don't delay, because memories fade and evidence can degrade. A skilled personal injury...

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  5. Can our attorney still get their 35% which is $87,000 when all they did was file for an insurance report?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jerome A. Konkel
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Lisa Michelle Harris
    5. Brendan Michael Kelly
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I agree with both of the comment above. You should also contact the adjustor who told you the insurance would pay policy limits prior to hiring your present attorney. If they are willing to certify that they did indeed extend that offer to you before you had counsel, it may give you the additional evidence you need to reach a fair resolution with your current lawyer. Best of Luck, Lisa

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  6. Can a person convicted of sexual battery receive a reduced sentence?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Elmer H. Young III
    3. Arturo Corso
    3 lawyer answers

    In general, when a person enters a plea to something, they are agreeing to go with the offer from the prosecutor (provided the court agrees) or agreeing to defer to the judge's decision regarding punishment. The punishment meted out is what it is. Once a case is pled you can't really change the terms of the sentence by applying for a program or anything like that. If the terms of the sentence are overly harsh or if there was some injustice done during the plea (rights were not explained, etc....

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  7. I have been the only source of income and now I want out. I put some assets in his name and he is threating to take them.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Harris
    2. Frank Emilio Martinez
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. John-Paul LaPre
    4 lawyer answers

    Your situation is a delicate one. It is always difficult to be in the position of wanting to end a marriage and still be living under the same roof. In general, just because someone doesn't work and you have been the sole breadwinner doesn't mean they are entitled to alimony. Likewise, even though the car is now in his name doesn't mean that it's not still marital property. Marital property is subject to equitable division in Georgia. A court first decides what property is marital...

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  8. How to know

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Michael Gottfried
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Brian C. Pascale
    4. Lisa Michelle Harris
    5. Patrick Joseph Higgins
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other lawyers, however, if you really need to know, call the main phone line of the company and ask for them to connect you to her. If she works there, you will be transferred. If she doesn't, they'll tell you so.

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  9. Can I sue somebody for falsely reporting to police that I was involved in a crime? No charges were made, but I may need a lawyer

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. William J Popovich
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Lisa Michelle Harris
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Shah. Consult with a criminal defense attorney now and do not agree to talk with police. They will be looking for information from you to help convict you, not to help exonerate you. Don't forget, the 5th amendment is primarily there to protect the innocent.

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  10. Do i need a lawyer for this? I was falsely accused of a crime i had no involvement. A former friend told police i was involved.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. James Alexander Abate
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Douglas F Herring
    4. John Thomas Doyle
    5. Zaheer A Shah
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Shah. Consult with a criminal defense attorney now and do not agree to talk with police. They will be looking for information from you to help convict you, not to help exonerate you. Don't forget, the 5th amendment is primarily there to protect the innocent.

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