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Elmer H. Young III

Elmer Young’s Answers

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  • How do I obtain a public defender lawyer?

    My ex is trying to press charges on me for a credit card that we shared because he doesn't want to pay for it.

    Elmer’s Answer

    If it's a one time event after you separated, you might have some worry but if you had used it over long time during your marriage, particularly if the charges were for household or family needs I wouldn't think you would have much to worry about. In any event it should have been dealt with during the divorce, so you might want to ask your divorce lawyer about it as well.

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  • When you are on unsupervised felony probation and your sentence is over are you automatically off probation?

    I was sentenced in Georgia under the first time offender act to 4 years felony probation ending on 10/1/2014 half way through I was put on unsupervised probation when my probation was supposed to end on 10/1 I called the PO Ofc several times left ...

    Elmer’s Answer

    Remember the whole point in requesting 1st Offender status was to be able to have the record cleared after completion. Restitution appears to be the only thing standing in the way, except to get the Discharge you clearly have earned. It does come automatically. someone, probably your lawyer, needs to pull the trigger for you son that.

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  • Reside in GA, but purchased i vehicle in SC, do i need a lawyer for Lemon law violation? Is lemon law the same SC as it's in GA

    Purchased 2013 Volkswagen CC from a dealership in SC, I live in GA. There has been an unresolved oil leak with this since i bought it July 2015. I have had work done to the car three times which includes an oil change(~ $60.00), timing belt cover ...

    Elmer’s Answer

    Lemon law apply only to the purchase of a new automobile.. If it was new when you bought it in 2015 your probably OK, hire a consumer law lawyers for more.

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  • How do you obtain a trial court transcript if you are in Georgia and if you are indigent?

    Jackie Patterson, a defense attorney in Georgia, has made a motion to require the court reporter to provide a free digital copy of a criminal trial transcript. Patterson cited new rules of the Judicial Council of Georgia that affect transcripts or...

    Elmer’s Answer

    Jackie is a well-respected criminal defense lawyer. Listen to and rely upon what he says.

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  • My lawyer missed my court date; said he thought it was continued. I was arrested via bench warrant. Picture posted publicly.

    I was humiliated. I teach. Suffered a nervous breakdown. 2 weeks in mental hospital.can I sue my attorney?

    Elmer’s Answer

    This is an unfortunate experience to be sure. However it is not at all uncommon. I think the you would have to look to the rational for the belief claimed by the lawyer. Was there a written request for the continuance? Was there a confirmation from the proper court authority for the continuance? The fault may not rest with the lawyer, but some other official.

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  • How do I go about my situation?

    Due to fraudulent checks deposited and withdrawn from my bank account, that I may or may not have been involved with, I am facing possible legal action. I will go on to say i had no involvement with manufacturing nor the fraudulent checks being de...

    Elmer’s Answer

    In four words: Get a criminal attorney.

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  • Ordered to pay the opposing attorney fees in 90 days, need more time. How can I get it?

    I was ordered to pay $5000 dollars in 90 days. I asked the attorney representing me to ask for more time during the hearing and he advised me the judge did not appear to be in good mood and did not ask. I can't pay that amount of money in the time...

    Elmer’s Answer

    Prepare a "real" domestic relations financial disclosure statement ( you can get one from the superior court clerk's office) . Pair it down to the bone! Then start paying now, yes NOW and every week from NOW and during the last month, file a motion to to extend with the court and a letter to the attorney requesting the same extension. The lawyer will see your good faith, the judge will see your good faith and that will increase your chances. If it sounds difficult, it is. So getting a lawyer to help would be a good idea. But none of it works w/o the budget and the payments.

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  • Should we sue our landlord?

    Our landlord is the definition of a slumlord. We have holes in the ceiling and floor, rusty metal pipes, stove only half works, plumbing half works, no heat or air (not that it does any good with all the holes), spiders all over, busted fence with...

    Elmer’s Answer

    Being a slumlord is not against the law. However, exposing your children to the conditions you describe could be considered wrongful and place you and the children at risk for involvement with DFCS, so I would worry more about getting my kids to a place with better conditions than filing a lawsuit that will tie up ever more of your money and time. Now to answer your questions: Yes,

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  • My company recommended me for honorable discharge because I failed 5 tests in school. I don't want to get out. What do I do?

    I don't want to get out of the Army, but my company leadership is trying to kick me out because I failed 5 tests in school. I already talked to the attorney here and he was no help. I need to talk to my command sargent major and lieutenant colonel...

    Elmer’s Answer

    You probably need to speak to a JAG about such matter or an attorney who practices in that area. Meanwhile you might be out there every spare minute practicing for the tests so someone might think you worthy of retesting. Good luck and thanks for your service. NEVER EVER QUIT!

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  • How do I petition the court about adopting my niece? What forms do I need, what information should be presented

    I've been my niece legally appointed guardian for over 15 years, she is 16 years old. As a retired veterans, I am unable to provide her certain benefits cause she not my daughter. I want to adopt her so I can provide for her like I do for the res...

    Elmer’s Answer

    YOURS IS A GOOD AND NOBLE, LOVING GOAL! However, the pathway to it would be difficult without a qualified, experienced,adoption attorney. Look hard and do the "due diligence"required to find that lawyer. Off the top of my head the only fellow I can think of there is George "Terry" Hubbard.. Good luck!

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