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William Thomas Kemp III

William Kemp’s Answers

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  • Looking for an attorney that would be willing to file a motion for reduction in sentence pro bono.

    We hired an attorney who took us for a ride. He advised us on all that he was doing and how he had worked a deal out with the DA and because of his friendship got us the deal of a lifetime. We took the money from our savings and paid and when we...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you should immediately consult with your local public defender's office about post-plea/conviction representation in your loved one's matter -and/or- consult with the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (the State public defender office) about the same. The Chatham County Public Defender's Office may be contacted at http://publicdefender.chathamcounty.org/ or (912) 447-4901 and the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council may be contacted at http://www.gpdsc.com/ or (800)676-4432. Best of wishes to you and your family, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • GA risk-reduction

    This is regarding a DUI in 2006. My sentence was expunged in 2008 via jail time, but DDS website says I still need to complete a risk-reduction program to reinstate my license. The issue is that I live literally 3,000 miles away and have no plans ...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you a closer to an answer to your problem than you may think. The Georgia Department of Driver Services website states, in part: "Does the DDS accept certificates of completion from DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction courses from other states? It is recommended that if there is any question as to whether a particular out-of-state program will be accepted by the DDS, you should review the reciprocity list of acceptable classes from other states on our website or you may call the DDS Customer Contact Center at (678) 413-8400 or (866) 754-3687 prior to enrollment." However, it appears that Georgia DDS will accept completion of an in-person, state-approved Risk Reduction Course from Washington State. See http://www.dds.ga.gov/dui/schoolmatrix.aspx. Best of luck!, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Can anything be done to make a court ordered class release us in the set timeframe

    I'm in a court ordered class the class is supposed to be a 12 to 18 month class but I have been in the class over two years now as have everyone else who attends the class noone has been released from the class since I've been in it with the excep...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you should immediately consult an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in your local jurisdiction to best advise you of your legal rights and options. You may want to get back before the judge who placed you on probation and see if the terms & conditions of probation can be modified -or- rule that your probation is satisfied and end your probation early. You may also want to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable plaintiff's (civil lawsuit) attorney about whether you and your fellow classmates have a civil action against the classroom instructors or their employer. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • How can I obtain minutes from a grand jury indictment?

    I am trying to receive minutes from a grand jury indictment through DeKalb County. I was told they do not keep minutes; is this factual?

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, in the State of Georgia, grand jury proceedings are secret and not recorded. Therefore, there is no transcript of grand jury proceedings. When a grand jury "true bills" (issues) an indictment, it is only based on the legal standard of probable cause, that is, whether an objective person would have more than a mere hunch than an individual committed a crime. The "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt" standard is the legal standard that is used in a trial. A trial may also be, and is usually, "taken down" or recorded by a court reporter. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Do I have legal grounds to sue uber/or uber driver for pulling a gun on me?

    I called uber for a ride home from a bar. Uber pulls up and decides to not give us a ride and orders me out of the car. He begins to get hostile with me while getting out and pulls a gun on me. Police say it's a civil matter because they are uns...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, your potential civil case is factually specific, so you should immediately consult with an experienced and knowledgeable plaintiff's personal injury attorney to best advise you on how to proceed. In general, a plaintiff (the wronged party) needs to prove both causality (that the defendant did what the plaintiff said he did) and damages (physical or other injuries to the plaintiff) to prevail in a civil action against a defendant. You may also have a civil action against the driver's employer, Uber, if he was unfit to drive and his employer did not take the proper steps to keep his passengers reasonably safe. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Why I have to pay an abusive fine for carrying blue parking lights in Forest Park, GA with no previous warning?

    Hi: Wish to know if law 40-8-90 in Forest Park, offense says "t-operating unauth vehicle w/blue lights". I have to pay $420.00 fine!!! In my case, I had installed blue parking lights only, and I never got a warning before about it. Citation is...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, in the State of Georgia and in the United States of America, in general, you have the right to contest any criminal allegation brought against you by a law enforcement officer. That means that you have the State and Federal constitutional rights to require that a prosecutor prove your guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" in order to convict you at a bench or jury trial. Also, in the State of Georgia, if you want a jury trial, you have the right to demand that jury trial when you appear in City court and require the City court to "bind over" (transfer) your case to your county's State Court. That all being said, you should immediately consult an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense and traffic defense attorney to best defend you and advise you of your legal rights and options. This is especially true since almost all traffic offenses in the State of Georgia are considered "misdemeanor" offenses that can carry a maximum punishment of 12 months in Jail and convictions for many traffic offenses can negatively effect your driver's license., Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • After an Ante-Litem notice is given to a city municipality - What is the statue of limit if not resolved?

    This suit is against an employee(s) of the city in the municipal court

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, the Statute of Limitations in the State of Georgia for any personal or bodily injury lawsuit is two (2) years from the date of the incident. This is true whether the defendant is an individual, a private company, or a government entity. Please know, however, that different types of lawsuits have different statutes of limitation in the State of Georgia. Therefore, you should immediately consult with an experienced and knowledgeable plaintiff's attorney about your legal rights and options. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I was arrested because someone say I hit them when in fact I did not even touch the person

    I called the police to my home to have 2 teens leave my home. One of the teens pushed my arm,I called the Police. Both teens lie to Police and say I hit him in his chest with my fist. There was no signs of injury but the Police say since they both...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, in the State of Georgia, no extrinsic or independent evidence is required to arrest an individual for an alleged crime. All that is required for an individual to be arrested for an alleged crime in the State of Georgia is for a judge to determine that there is "probable cause" (more than a mere hunch) that a crime was committed. Probable cause can be established by the testimony of a single individual. You should immediately consult with an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney concerning your case, your legal rights, and your legal defenses. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What can I do about a telemarketing company who persistently keeps calling after I've requested to be put on their do not call

    I have requested countless times to be put on their do not call list and they just keep calling

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, unwanted telephone calls and other commercial solicitations can be frustrating, especially when you've placed your number on the national "do not call" list. The first and best thing you can do is to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"). The FTC can accept complaints about unwanted telephone calls online at the following address: https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx. You may also want to consult a knowledgeable and experienced consumer protection attorney about any other legal remedies you may have in this matter. Best of luck to you, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Can i file civil law suit against driver at fault after settling with insurance comp.

    I got t-boned by a driver that ran red light,I have settled with insurance company. My issue is due to this drivers fault I lost a job that was to start next day of accident, I had title pawn on my truck so the money I received for value was used ...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, in general, under Georgia law, if you settled a personal or bodily injury matter with another driver's insurance company and signed a release of all claims against that other driver, then you have almost certainly waived your civil right to sue the other driver. However, you may still have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the other driver if you only settled a property damage claim with the other driver's insurance company or received compensatory payments from only your insurance company. You should immediately consult an experienced plaintiff's personal injury attorney to better understand your rights and legal options. Take care and best of luck!, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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