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William Thomas Kemp

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  • Do you know any Probono attorneys?

    Modify criminal charges.

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you should immediately contact your local jurisdiction's "public defender" or "indigent defense" committee to secure an appointed (public) lawyer to represent you on your criminal charges, You should do this immediately so that your lawyer may best represent, defend, and advocate for you. You can look online for a link to your local public defender's office -or- call your local Clerk of Court and ask for your local public defender's name and telephone number. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Which state should I obtain a lawyer in?

    My divorce was in Florida. My ex husband is in Florida. I am in Georgia. I need to obtain a lawyers to represent me n any communication with my ex as he is becoming too much to deal with. Should I obtain a lawyer here in Georgia or in Florida?

    William’s Answer

    Dear Madam, if your ex-husband is engaging in a repeated pattern of harassing & intimidating behavior, then you may have a civil claim against him for "stalking." You can petition a judge in your local Superior Court of Georgia to request a Temporary Protective Order ("TPO") against him. Your ex-husband will need to be "served" (provided with notice of any hearing) at his address in Florida and appear in court, in Georgia, to defend himself against your civil stalking complaint. If the judge finds that your ex-husband has engaged in stalking behavior against you, he or she can impose a 12-month protective order with certain conditions against your ex-husband. However, if you don't believe that your ex-husband's behavior rises to the severity of stalking, you may want to consult an experienced attorney, such as myself and others, to write to him about your concerns and insist, on your behalf, that he immediately cease & desist all bad behavior against you., Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What legal action to take when mail is opened My signature was forged and check was cashed by roommates

    I recently was informed by IRS that my refund was mailed out and cashed without me knowing to an address where two other individuals were living what can I do other than wait and wait on IRS to investigate and give me my money back

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, if you believe that you were the victim of a crime, you should immediately contact your local police to report that you were the victim of identity theft and monetary theft. You should also speak with the IRS, again, and ask an agent what you need to do to report this crime to the appropriate Federal investigators. Good luck and best wishes, Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Is there anyway I can get a judge to put in the paperwork to update my background information?

    I was originally charged with 8 felonies but only indicted on 2 felonies. I took a plea to a misdemeanor. This was 6 months ago. Now the DA is saying their waiting on judge to sign paperwork because my background is still showing the 8 felonies. T...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who is also a former major felony prosecutor, such as myself and others, to best advise, represent, and advocate for you in this criminal history matter. The District Attorney's Office is supposed to update your criminal history with the Georgia Crime Information Center ("GCIC") as soon as practicable after the ultimate disposition of your matter. (The GCIC is the Georgia agency responsible for maintaining and updating your state criminal history). You will most likely need an attorney to represent and advance your interests with the District Attorney, the Judge, and the GCIC. Again, you should immediately consult with an with an experienced criminal defense attorney who is also a former major felony prosecutor to best advise, represent, and advocate for you in this criminal history matter., Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • Spouse retirement is in State retirement plan and cannot be reassigned, what are my options?

    Divorcing a spouse and being awarded 50% of their retirement savings. However in Teacher's Retirement System of GA, "Divorce decrees have no impact on your TRS account. TRS is a state administered retirement plan and is not subject to Qualifi...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, while "divorce" may not be a qualifying event to reassign or re-elect retirement distribution, it is possible for the other party to agree to pay you whatever amount is deemed reasonable and appropriate based on 50 percent of the retired educator's benefits. This means that the educator can borrow against his or her retirement, secure a private loan to pay you, or sell or transfer other private property that may satisfy the "payable" amount. You should immediately consult an experienced attorney, such as myself and others, to best advise, represent, and advocate for you in this matter if you have not already done so. Best wishes, Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What happens at an unindicted calendar hearing.

    I can see online that my friend has an upcoming court date. Where it usually says arraignment, preliminary hearing, probation revocation,etc, it say unindicted calendar. What is this? What happens at this type of hearing?

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, a case on an "unindicted calendar" means that an individual's case is still open and active, but that he or she has not yet been indicted or accused, i.e., formally charged, by the prosecutor. A defendant's attorney may ask a judge to set a bond for his or her client, or dismiss his or her client's case, on an unindicted calendar. A judge may also schedule an unindicted calendar to inquire into a why a defendant's case is not yet indicted or dismissed. That all being said, your friend needs to immediately retain an experienced criminal defense attorney, such as myself and others, to represent, defend, and advocate for him or her if your friend has not already done so. Your friend does not want his or her case to linger on an "unindicted calendar," especially if your friend remains in jail on the charge., Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • I was traveling from Atlanta to California and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection took my money I earned from selling cd's

    On October 7, 2014, I was traveling back home to California and the US Customs seized my cash that I hustled earning by selling cd's and t-shirts ($9885.00) I originally filed a Election of proceedings form and a Seized Asset Claim form with the h...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, you need to immediately contact & consult an experienced attorney who represents individuals in Federal court in the local area where your U.S. currency was seized. (You most likely need to consult an experienced attorney who practices before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia if your currency was seized by agents in or near Augusta, Georgia). You may either contact the Augusta Bar Association at http://www.augustabar.org/ or the State Bar of Georgia at http://www.gabar.org/ and ask for a referral to an attorney who practices before the Federal courts for asset seizure & forfeiture. Best of luck!, Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What are the steps to getting a license back when they were revoked from a DUI??

    Hello, my fiancé is currently in prison for a dui, he has spent 2 years in the Ohio state prison and is looking to be released early for good behavior. He and I both want to know what the procedures are for him to obtain his license . He plans on ...

    William’s Answer

    Dear Madam, your fiancé should be eligible for a Georgia driver's license so long as (1) he does not have a suspension, cancellation, or revocation of his driving privileges in effect from another state and (2) he doesn't have any Georgia suspensions, cancellations, or revocations in effect. In the State of Georgia, a DUI or drug conviction will suspend your privilege to drive for various periods of time. The first thing that your fiancé should do is make sure that his driving privilege is good in whatever state he previously had a driver's license. If his privilege to drive is good, he should be cleared to apply for a Georgia driver's license as soon as he resides in the state. If his privilege to drive is suspended, cancelled, or revoked, then he needs to consult with his previous state(s) about what he needs to do to reinstate his privilege to drive. He can then apply for a Georgia driver's license once he resides in the state and his privilege to drive is reinstated from his previous state(s). Finally, your fiancé should consult an experienced DUI-defense and driver's license attorney, such as myself and others, if he undertakes those steps, moves to the State of Georgia, and still cannot get a new driver's license. Best of luck to you and your fiancé!, Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What will be the fast way to get him out of jail?

    My friend is in Bartow co.jail felony charges and probation violation ,on hold now after serve max. i`m a friend of him i will pay for all expenses.

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, your friend needs to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney, such as myself and others, to file motions, such as bond motions, on his behalf to help convince the presiding judge(s) to grant your friend a bond on his new felony charges and his probation hold. That being said, securing a probation bond in the State of Georgia is often difficult because an individual is already convicted of a crime and is alleged to have committed a new crime. Your friend needs to defend himself on both the new felony charges and the alleged probation violation(s). If the new charges and the probation hold are both from Bartow County, then an attorney for your friend may be able to craft an unified defense to both allegations. (The prosecutor will most likely allege the new felony arrest as a probation violation against your friend, but your friend may also have alleged "technical" violations of probation against which he needs to defend). Also, it's important for your friend to understand that the burdens of proof for the prosecutor are different for the new charges and the alleged probation violation(s). The burden of proof for any new criminal offense in the State of Georgia is "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt," whereas the burden of proof for a probation violation is "preponderance of the evidence" (meaning "more evidence than not"). That means that the prosecutor has a lessened burden to prove someone guilty of a probation violation than a new charge. (This is because an individual already entered a guilty plea, or was convicted after trial, if he or she is on probation). Again, your friend needs an experienced criminal defense attorney, such as myself and others, to best represent, defend, and advocate for him. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your friend's personal legal situation., Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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  • What will be the fast way to get him out of jail?

    My friend is in Bartow co.jail felony charges and probation violation ,on hold now after serve max. i`m a friend of him i will pay for all expenses.

    William’s Answer

    Dear Sir or Madam, your friend needs to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney, such as myself and others, to file motions, such as bond motions, on his behalf to help convince the presiding judge(s) to grant your friend a bond on his new felony charges and his probation hold. That being said, securing a probation bond in the State of Georgia is often difficult because an individual is already convicted of a crime and is alleged to have committed a new crime. Your friend needs to defend himself on both the new felony charges and the alleged probation violation(s). If the new charges and the probation hold are both from Bartow County, then an attorney for your friend may be able to craft an unified defense to both allegations. (The prosecutor will most likely allege the new felony arrest as a probation violation against your friend, but your friend may also have alleged "technical" violations of probation against which he needs to defend). Also, it's important for your friend to understand that the burdens of proof for the prosecutor are different for the new charges and the alleged probation violation(s). The burden of proof for any new criminal offense in the State of Georgia is "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt," whereas the burden of proof for a probation violation is "preponderance of the evidence" (meaning "more evidence than not"). That means that the prosecutor has a lessened burden to prove someone guilty of a probation violation than a new charge. (This is because an individual already entered a guilty plea, or was convicted after trial, if he or she is on probation). Again, your friend needs an experienced criminal defense attorney, such as myself and others, to best represent, defend, and advocate for him. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your friend's personal legal situation., Tom Kemp, Attorney, KEMP LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

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