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William Thomas Kemp III

William Kemp’s Answers

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  • Grandson got 3 tickets. He's 17. They waived fee the first court date, offered community service.

    He didn't complete community service so they told him had to pay the fee. He has court again and doesn't have money or community service completed. What will happen to him?

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, your grandson needs to know whether his "tickets" are for moving violations, like speeding or running a stop sign, or general misdemeanors, like minor in possession of alcohol or disorderly conduct. The reason that this information is important is because moving violations can (and will at a certain point) suspend the driver's license of an under 18 (and under 21) driver, while general misdemeanors will appear on an individual's criminal history and can impact his ability to go to college or get a good job. My advice to your grandson is that he needs to immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense & traffic attorney to be advise, represent, and defend him in these matters and help advocate for a "global" solution that will have the least impact on his future. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I married my Italian husband in Italy. Would I be able to divorce him here in the states?

    We got married in Italy and been married for about 3 years now , however the whole entire time he has been living out of the country, because he was removed out of the country. I have been here in the states waiting for our situation to get togeth...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Madam, while the Italian courts may view divorce differently than do the various courts in the United States, you are eligible to petition for divorce from your husband here in the United States. You should file for divorce in the county where you and your husband lived together while he was here in the United States -or- in the county where you now live. However, please let me stress that you should consult with an experienced divorce & family law attorney to best represent, advise, and advocate for you in this matter. (Please know that your husband, whether he lives in the United States or Italy, may have certain financial obligations to your children, although it may be difficult to enforce a court order against him if he remains in Italy). Again, you should consult with an experienced divorce & family law attorney to best represent, advise, and advocate for you in this matter. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I married my Italian husband in Italy. Would I be able to divorce him here in the states?

    We got married in Italy and been married for about 3 years now , however the whole entire time he has been living out of the country (he was removed out of the country) We have a child together, he was born in the US. I'm not sure about his rights...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Madam, while the Italian courts may view divorce differently than do the various courts in the United States, you are eligible to petition for divorce from your husband here in the United States. You should file for divorce in the county where you and your husband lived together while he was here in the United States -or- in the county where you now live. However, please let me stress that you should consult with an experienced divorce & family law attorney to best represent, advise, and advocate for you in this matter. (Please know that your husband, whether he lives in the United States or Italy, may have certain financial obligations to your children, although it may be difficult to enforce a court order against him if he remains in Italy). Again, you should consult with an experienced divorce & family law attorney to best represent, advise, and advocate for you in this matter. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What do I say in opening statement defending false allegations for TPO?

    Wife is trying to build a false impression to court for pending divorce. There has NEVER been an incident of domestic violence, never a 911 call. We have been sleeping in seperate rooms for 4 months yet she continues to come into master bath to sh...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir, candidly, your first words in court should be, "Your Honor, please let me introduce my attorney." You need to immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense or divorce & family law attorney to defend, represent, and advocate for you in this matter. An experienced attorney can counsel you on your best defenses and whether your wife can meet her burden-of-proof in court, including whether your wife can articulate the elements necessary for a court to grant a protective order. (Please know that, in Georgia, a petitioner must allege, along other things, that there was an act of family violence or acts of stalking to prevail in her petition for a 12-month protective order). Again, sir, you should immediate consult with an experienced criminal defense or divorce & family law attorney to best represent, defend, and advocate for you in this matter. Good luck, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I am a habitual violator in the state of ga.Can I legally own a vehicle that is registered to me?

    Driving while license suspended or revoked,failure to maintain insurance

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, under Georgia's habitual violators laws, you may legally own a motor vehicle, but you may not legally operate a motor vehicle until and if your full driver's license is reinstated -or- you receive a probationer license from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. You should immediate contact the Georgia Department of Driver Services at http://www.dds.ga.gov/ or consult an experienced criminal defense and traffic law attorney in your local jurisdiction if you have any questions about your privilege to drive. Again, you may not legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of Georgia as a habitual violator until and if you reinstate your full driver's license or receive a probationary license from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Good luck, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Can the police be called?

    My 16 year old friend is staying with her aunt for a while. In her purse she had $65, her social security card, and her state I.D. While she wasnt home, her mom called her aunt and told her aunt to find her social security card. Her aunt began goi...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, if your friend has any questions about the legality of what happened to her, she should immediately contact the police -or- consult an experienced juvenile law or criminal defense attorney in her local jurisdiction. Your friend may also want to contact an experienced attorney with Georgia Legal Services at http://www.glsp.org/ since the attorneys at Georgia Legal Services specialize in helping low-income citizens, and young people, with certain legal matters. Best of luck to your friend., Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I was pulled over because my tag said tag applied for. The officer said the registration was suspended

    This is my friend car and we contract the car dealer to see why it said registration suspended and they said she had a pickup payment that was due. They told her if they get the car back she would not have to pay for the pickup payment. I just fou...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you should immediately consult an experienced criminal defense and traffic law attorney to best represent you and defend your rights in this matter, especially since you may now have a warrant for your appearance in court or arrest., Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • How can I have 2 shoplifting charges expunged from my record from 5 or 6 years ago?

    I was arrested for shoplifting 2 times and placed on probation

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, if you were convicted of a crime in Georgia, then you are probably not eligible for "expungement" of your criminal history. Please know that Georgia no longer has "expungement," but instead uses a process called "record restriction" whereupon the general public or an employer cannot view certain records on your criminal history. However, it would be extremely rare to have your "record restricted" from public access if you pled guilty, pled nolo, or were convicted after a trial for any criminal offense, even a misdemeanor offense. Please consult an experienced criminal defense attorney in your local jurisdiction if you believe you may have an opportunity for "record restriction" of your criminal history. Good luck, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • How long does a credit card stay on your credit and how long can they harass you. We had a capital one card in 2005 under 500$

    Which we paid but they kept charging us....have not heard from them in years until about 2 months ago now they call daily wanting our bank account information. ...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you should consult an experienced Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") attorney in your local jurisdiction to advise you on how best to protect and assert your rights in this matter. You may also want to contact an experienced attorney with Georgia Legal Services at http://www.glsp.org/ since the attorneys at Georgia Legal Services specialize in helping citizens in civil (non-criminal) legal matters. Good luck!, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I need help.. My ex husband has not paid me as of July 1st.. And shirted me 6 months ago.. He had to pay me every 6 months ..

    I'm in winder Georgia and ex husband is in contempt of court.. I would also like to change our divorce degree stating that our youngest child is living with me .. I can't afford to hire an attorney

    William’s Answer

    Dear Madam, you should immediately consult an experienced divorce & family law attorney with Georgia Legal Services. Georgia Legal Services is a non-profit legal aid group that represents low-income individuals in civil matters like divorce. You may contact Georgia Legal Services at http://www.glsp.org/. Good luck, Tom Kemp, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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