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Steven P. Shewmaker

Atlanta Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Will my boyfriend be arrested if he goes to get his drivers license? What should i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Flinn
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Steven P. Shewmaker
    4. Jeffrey Edward Johnston
    5. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
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    No one can predict if he will be arrested at the DMV. Actually, he can be arrested the next time a cop pulls up behind his car at a light. When and where he gets arrested is a matter of chance. You need to come up with a new plan, in my opinion.

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  2. If im charged with theft by taking can the judge drop it and charge me with disorderly conduct???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven P. Shewmaker
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Yes, the state can reduce the charge, based upon the particular facts of your case. Actually, they may be doing you a favor, since disorderly conduct is generally viewed as less severe than a theft charge. You can refuse the charge and have the case tried by a judge or a jury. If you are unsatisfied, you should consult with an attorney. I hope this helps.

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  3. How long will I go to jail for failing an alcohol screen on dui probation

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin Von Schuch
    2. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    3. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    4. Zachary Walter Procter
    5. Steven P. Shewmaker
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    I agree with the others that a specific answer depends upon many factors, like the judge, your choice of attorney, that attorney's rapport with the prosecutor and the judge, your prior record and on an on. Technically, your failure is a general violation of your probation. General violations allow the judge to revoke you for up to two years; since this is a misdemeanor (I assume it is not a felony DUI or rolled into a felony charge) and only carries a 12 month probation maximum, you are...

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  4. How can I collect court awarded attorney fees, alimony and property from a Service Member

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven P. Shewmaker
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Michael Shane Welsh
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    Going after Servicemembers can seem very difficult and be very frustrating. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, the simplest way may be to mail (and email) a copy of the court order to his commander and request that they order him to comply with the court order. If you can track own his commander, then you can send it to him (or her). You should ask that the commander confirm receipt of your letter and ask them to respond. Typically, they will seek counsel from the...

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  5. I am a disabled veteran and I have been asking questions like this in the hopes that I could get an answer. Can someone help?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven P. Shewmaker
    2. Stephanie O Joy
    3. Saundra Janelle McDowell
    4. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa
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    This is a very good question and frequently misunderstood. Neither the Social Security Administration nor the Veterans Administration will allow garnishment or automatic deduction of your Social Security payments or your Veterans Administration payments. However, whether these payments may be considered by the state court in determining alimony is not determined by the VA or the SSA. That is determined by state law alone. You really need to find an attorney licensed in your state and in...

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  6. My husband of 23+ years left me and is living with a woman, both of them claiming to be married to each other. Is this bigamy?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Steven P. Shewmaker
    3. Elizabeth J. Kuhn
    4. John Arnold Steakley
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    To answer your questions, the law in Georgia is found under code section 16-6-20 (Bigamy). It says that when a person is married and knowing that his lawful spouse (you) is living, he marries another person or carries on a bigamous cohabitation with another person – that is bigamy. It also says that he can defend his actions if you have been continually absent for a period of seven years, during which time he did not know that you were alive, or that he reasonably believed he was eligible to...

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  7. How does the blind plea work? Can a cap be put on a blind plea? Does both attorney and prosecutor have to agree on cap limit?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven P. Shewmaker
    2. Daniel Ray Partain
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. J. Guy Sharpe Jr.
    5. Robert Wesley Starrett
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    Your questions are all very good. Above all, your husband needs to ask thorough questions to his attorney who is in the best position to know more facts and give the best advice (much better than here). If I were his attorney, I would seek a pre-trial conference with the prosecutor and the judge. At that conference (and you husband would not be present) the lawyer is in the best position to see if the judge would accept the negotiated plea (if at all) or what the judge's leanings might be....

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  8. I went with a friend to see their family law lawyer, as I was in the restroom I overheard the lawyer speaking to other parent's

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Steven P. Shewmaker
    2. Emily Ann Carr
    3. Alexander Gray Hait
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    Yes, tell your friend. That's what friends do for each other. This is disgusting, but it does not surprise me one bit. At our firm, we are not attorneys first. We are professionals first. Most of us came out the military where we believed in honor and integrity. Every day I see something like this going on. It is sad. As I often say, "The Bar is very very low in the legal profession." So many people are worse off at the end of their case than when they began, and it is all because of...

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  9. Party to armed robbery

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Steven P. Shewmaker
    3. Justin Dennis Williams
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    5. Melissa Michel
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    Prison 10 years minimum 20 years maximum or life Attempt same as if accomplished

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  10. My husband is in Philippines and He cant come here as he dont have visa. I need divorce.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Steven P. Shewmaker
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Daniele C. Johnson
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    Yes you can file here. The issue is how you prove to the court that he was properly served. Until he is properly served, the court lacks jurisdiction over the divorce. Here are some ways to accomplish service upon him. 1. Send him the papers and ask him to acknowledge service by signing a form acknowledging service in the presence of a notary. He can do this at the US Embassy or a US consulate. He may be able to do this at the office of an attorney over there. 2. If you honestly do...

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