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  • Are escort services legal in georgia?

    are escorts legal in Georgia? if a person hires an escort they go out to movies and dinner then later on have sex is it legal? this is just a question trying to see if it's different from prostitution someone said escorts are legal in some areas a...

    Allen’s Answer

    Escort services are likely under heightened scrutiny for prostitution because of the increased likelihood that money will be exchanged for sex, but paying someone to spend time with you is not illegal. Prostitution is illegal in Georgia under O.C.G.A. 16-6-9 and says "A person commits the offense of prostitution when he or she performs or offers or consents to perform a sexual act, including but not limited to sexual intercourse or sodomy, for money or other items of value."

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  • Can a 25 year old felony conviction for fin tran card fraud in Fulton Cty be modified or reduced.??

    It matters. Shows up on GCIC. I'm 54. It's awful to see.

    Allen’s Answer

    Yes. You can hire an attorney to help you apply for a pardon from the Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole. You can also complete the process yourself.

    Key qualifying factors are as follows:

    ● You must have completed all sentence(s) at least 5 years prior to applying.
    ● You must have lived a law-abiding life during the 5 years prior to applying.
    ● You cannot have any pending charges.
    ● All fines and restitution must be paid in full.

    Good luck!

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  • Who files a claim on my child when an accident occurred in her grandmothers vehicle?

    who can file the claim on my daughter for an accident that totaled the car and gave my daughter injuries.mother in law said only she can because it was her car.she has custody of the other grand kids NOT my daughter.and now they want my child"s so...

    Allen’s Answer

    You are absolutely right. The insurance company is not entitled to any of your daughter's personal information. Be careful in handling insurance claims yourself. The Insurance companies will do anything that they can to avoid paying claims.

    Your daughter has a claim against the driver and the owner of the vehicle which sounds like it is against your daughter's aunt and grandmother. Consultations in this kind of case are free, so it would be wise to contact a lawyer for more specific advice.

    Good luck.

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  • Chiropractor office won't release me my records..

    I had a minor one time visit to a chiro last year. I didn't see the doctor, nothing but x rays were done, they gave me something called an adjustment, and i left. I just tried to get copies of that visit for that day, and the lady caught a serious...

    Allen’s Answer

    Start with calling the office. Simply ask what is their preferred method for obtaining copies of your medical records.

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  • Marshal tried to serve complaint but corporation changed registered agents since filed..what to do now?

    We are suing a corporation who changed registered agents addresses so when the marshal came to serve, it came up as an incorrect address. We have the new address now. Will we have to pay again, or can we just contact the court to reserve?

    Allen’s Answer

    Simply serve the current registered agent with process by either paying the Marshal's service fee or hiring your own independent process server.

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  • Does this description of the indictment carry all the essential elements of kidnapping with bodily injury.

    Description of the indictment = Abducted Marsha J. Thissen, A person without lawful authority, held her against her will and cause her bodily injury.

    Allen’s Answer

    Your description is also missing a location where the alleged kidnapping occurred. E.G. "within Dodge County."

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  • I need to know some answer about conspiracy charges and indicatenents

    Savannah cnt task force of Chatham county has indicted me and 9 other people on conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine attempt to sell and other charges they came to my dad's resistance and my resistance lso my best friends resistance with search w...

    Allen’s Answer

    You need to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Be prepared to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding the situation so that the attorney can gain a better understanding of your case.

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  • Does a first offender discharge hide the entire "instance" of a case originally charged as a sex crime but disposed otherwise?

    I was involved in a case originally charged as a sex crime, but disposed under a first offender plea (and recently discharged) to a non-sex charge -- not a lesser included -- when the real facts became apparent. It is my understanding that the en...

    Allen’s Answer

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    I advise my clients to obtain a copy of their GCIC report from any police station or sheriff's department in Georgia.

    Review your GCIC to see what information is listed. If there are any errors, contact a lawyer.

    Potential employers and other people that run "background checks" generally do so using a private company that maintains their own database of information because they do not have access to the official GBI/FBI database from which your GCIC is generated.

    Assuming your GCIC reflects the proper limited information as you described, you will be able to show it to potential employers and other parties should their "background check" return adverse and incorrect information about.

    Good luck.

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  • School found "paraphernalia" in my sons car and it resulted in a rest of the semester suspension , no physical drugs were found

    the was never a police report wrote and the so called evidence was kept by the principle until the board meeting which ended in suspension. they never tested the paraphernalia for drugs but now if we brought this up in court could it be a violatio...

    Allen’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about the panel suspension. If a juvenile, state, or superior court criminal investigation is brought, your son may have several excellent defenses available to the drug charge including problems with the chain of custody.

    Do you know if any juvenile or criminal case has been brought?

    Sincerely,

    Allen Yates
    770.237.3800

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    Allen’s Answer

    Yep. You probably need to consult a lawyer.

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