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William Thomas Kemp III

Atlanta Domestic Violence Lawyer.

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  1. Can my parents press charges without my consent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. Brett Ladd
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. William Thomas Kemp III
    4 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, the answer to your question is "yes" and "no." In the State of Georgia, the decision on whether to pursue criminal charges is solely in the discretion of your prosecutor's office. While any individual may alert the police or a prosecutor's office to alleged criminal activity, it is ultimately the decision of your local prosecutor to pursue or decline charges. However, as a victim of crime in the State of Georgia, you have certain statutory rights to be heard by both the...

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  2. What is the average cost to hire a lawyer to handle a citation for possession of marijuana under an oz?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Elmer H. Young III
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, possession of marijuana less than one (1) ounce is a misdemeanor in the State of Georgia. Typically, misdemeanors "cost" less than felonies, but that can vary depending on the severity of the misdemeanor (such as being charged with D.U.I. or Domestic Violence). However, depending on your criminal history (if you have any), the attorney's fee for your case should be less than a felony fee. Finally, it's important to hire an attorney who is both experienced in defending...

  3. I got a dui less safe citation and speeding citation at the same time on 3/17/13 but the date on the dui is dated 3/22/13

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mickey Grady Roberts
    2. Zachary Walter Procter
    3. Andre' Sailers Sr.
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    5. William Thomas Kemp III
    5 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, so long as the State of Georgia alleged that something happened within the Statute of Limitations for a particular criminal offense, the prosecutor can proceed on that ticket with a factually wrong date. In your case, both tickets are misdemeanors, which means the State has to start it's prosecution against you within two (2) years. (The State can also file an "accusation," which is just another form of bringing a criminal charge against a person, within two (2) years time...

  4. Can my husband recieve a sentence reduction

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Flinn
    2. William Thomas Kemp III
    2 lawyer answers

    Dear Madam, the short answer is, yes, your husband can receive a sentence reduction if the sentencing judge orders it. The long answer is that a sentencing reduction is very difficult and many factors must be considered, both by the prosecutor and the sentencing judge, to help a judge change his or her mind regarding a previous sentence. Your husband needs a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney to advocate for his interests. Please contact my law firm at (404) 842-0909 to...

  5. What is needed for a conviction of tresspassing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles E.W. Barrow
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. Charles Christopher Flinn
    4. William Thomas Kemp III
    4 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, the State of Georgia (or one of its citizens) must meet the burden of proving "probable case" (more than a mere hunch that someone committed a crime) for any warrant to be issued by a judge. However, the standard of proof at a trial is "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt." Whether the evidence in a particular case meets the standard of either probable cause or guilt beyond a reasonable doubt depends on many factors and facts. You should consult a knowledgeable and experienced...

  6. Should i plead first offender to a felony theft by taking? Would it show up on a background check for a job?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Brett Ladd
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. William Thomas Kemp III
    4 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, you need to immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to examine the evidence in your case and advise you on how to proceed. You may contact my law firm at (404) 842-0909 for a free, in-person consultation. Yours truly, Tom Kemp, Attorney at Law.

  7. GA Misdemeanor Theft by Taking

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    4. William Thomas Kemp III
    4 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, most misdemeanor offenses, including theft by taking, in the State of Georgia carry a maximum punishment of 12 months in Jail and a $1,000.00 fine (plus restitution and court costs). However, depending on your criminal history and your local prosecutor's office, you may qualify for some form of pretrial intervention program that makes the alleged victim(s) whole and keeps you from having a criminal conviction on your record. Regardless, I would suggest that you contact an...

  8. How long does the expungement process takes after you get all the paperwork and apply for it

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Nabow Soloway
    2. Bert W. Cohen
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. William Thomas Kemp III
    5. Harry N. Konst
    5 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, Expungement of a criminal case from your criminal history in the State of Georgia usually takes 4 to 6 months once the process is started. First, the arresting agency must approve the expungement. Next, the prosecutor's office must approve the expungement. Finally, the Georgia Crime Information Center ("GCIC"), a branch of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations ("GBI"), must update your criminal history to reflect the expungement. While an individual can pursue...

  9. I got a summons. It don't have a date on it . Do I need a lawyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. William Thomas Kemp III
    4. Robert A. Stumpf
    5 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, Just like individuals who can't afford a lawyer and who are charged with a crime are entitled to be represented by a public defender, individuals who can't afford a lawyer and who have civil obligations (including individuals who need help with home foreclosures, divorce, child custody, and landlord-tenant disputes) are eligible to seek help from Atlanta Legal Aid or Georgia Legal Services (depending on where they live in Georgia). I would suggest you immediately...

  10. Why do the city of dekalb wait so long to send out info on a ticket that was gotten over two years ago

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Chiles Tevis
    2. William Thomas Kemp III
    2 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam, I suspect that one of three things happened in your case: 1. The ticket regarding your brake light was not sent in to the Court by the police officer; 2. The ticket regarding your brake light was lost by the Court; or 3. The ticket regarding your brake light was scheduled for a particular day and time, but you were not mailed proper notice to be in Court at that day and time. You need an experienced DeKalb County traffic law attorney to represent you and determine the status...