Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

Q: Is it true after 7months of being charged with intent to deliver,and they seized my car,does it get dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Jan 31, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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Speak to you attorney to be sure you get (confidential) reliable advice under the particular circumstances. There is not enough information (nor should there be - here on a public bulletin board) to answer this question.

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Q: What is ri law regarding leaving child unattended in vehicle ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jan 1, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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Really?

I hope this is clear enough.

Avoid leaving children unattended. (period)

TITLE 40

Human services

CHAPTER 40-11

Abused and Neglected Children

SECTION 40-11-2

§ 40-11-2 Definitions. – When used in this chapter and unless the specific context indicates otherwise:

(1) "Abused and/or neglected child" means a child whose physical or mental health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm when his or her parent or...

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Q: hit by drunk driver with no insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on Jun 24, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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I recommend you consult with an attorney to review the particulars of your situation - in private- at no cost.

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Q: If I am Receiving state assistance food stamps/ medical am I enforced to pay child support ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jun 26, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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The court will likely ask you why you have not gotten a job. If you are unable to work, they will be looking for evidence in support of that claim.

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Q: My kids father hasn't paid child support but still insists on taking the kids. Do I have to send them with him?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jun 26, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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In short, yes. However visitation is a right BUT support is an obligation. Retain counsel and cooperate with the state's child support enforcement officers to assist you in pressing the support issue.

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Q: being charged with simple assault on an officer resisting arrest and an argument with my boyfriend which got them there

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Jul 9, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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Retain an attorney to assist you. These matters are generally rather complex and best not addressed in an open internet chat board.

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Q: I have had "Temporary" custody of my granddaughter for 7 years. I recently moved from RI. Does the order still stand

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jul 11, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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Meet with a family court attorney herein Rhode Island to review the documents you have in place and get guidance on registering those documents with the Rhode Island Courts.

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Q: My boyfriend pleaded guilty to domestic assault but the charges were dropped can he get out

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on Jul 12, 2014

Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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If he has plead guilty, there is likely a conviction now on his record. He should meet with a qualified criminal attorney or the attorney who represented him in the case where he pled guilty and review the particulars. I am not sure what you mean by "get out"(of jail?) or the conviction - but the best course of action is still for him to meet confidentially and privately with a practicing attorney experienced with such matters. If you are the victim of the assault, please be careful and seek...

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Q: Can a salary employee that had an accident outside of work & doesnt have a note from doc. tell you he cant work 40hrs?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Rhode Island on May 23, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Consult with your counsel to review the status of the employee -at will etc and get advice before potentially committing a wrongful termination and possibly exposing your company to liability.

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Q: Do I have a right to my records from my lawyer in Rhode Island

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud for Rhode Island on Jan 22, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Review your retainer agreement. Some attorneys hold a lien on the file when payment is not satisfied. Your official records will be filed where the matter was heard.

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Q: My dog was hit by a speeding car , how fast the car was going is unknown. Is there anything I can do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on Mar 17, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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I am sorry to hear about your dog's injury. I hope they survived and recovered. Meet with an attorney to discuss the case and all the particulars including whether you have identified the car, owner, insurance company etc.

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Q: NON CUSTODIAL PARENT RECEIVING SSI HOW DO I THE CUSTODIAL PARENT APPLY FOR BENEFITS FOR MY CHILDREN HE OWES $17.000

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Rhode Island on Apr 17, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Talk with your advocate at child support enforcement to ensure you have a full service case. It may be that the only way you see this money will be from a tax, lottery, intercept, or an injunction on proceeds form a personal injury claim.

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Q: If you have a speeding ticket + a ticket for failure to have passenger in a seatbelt, will you have your license suspend

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on Apr 25, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Consult with an attorney to review your past driving offenses and give you an accurate answer based on you driving history.

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Q: what exact info is required to register as an offender in ri

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on May 27, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Assuming you mean Sex offender(as I know of no other registration requirements), your parole office should have all the details for you. see: http://www.paroleboard.ri.gov/documents/SEXUAL%20OFFENDER%20COMMUNITY%20NOTIFICATION%20-%20FINAL%202012.pdf for full details

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Q: If I had to give a month notice to my landlord,does it really matter when I should give it within the month.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on May 27, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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30 days is reasonable notice in terminating a month to month tenancy. If your rent is due on the 1st then you should give notice on the last day of the month before you plan on leaving (at the end of the next month)

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Q: My kids been living with me for ten months because their mother got evicted. She has temp custody do I havetogivethembak

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on May 27, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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If she has custody and you wish to modify that based on this change in circumstances. Retain an attorney to assist you in filing the appropriate documents with the court.

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Q: How much rent is due?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on May 29, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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If the month to month tenancy was running from the 15th to the 15th, then they gave proper notice. If the tenancy was from the 1st to the 1st then you may arguably have a case for the additional 2 weeks. Meet with an attorney to evaluate the particular facts of the case and the estimated costs versus the likelihood of success. .

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Q: Once my son goes off to college next year will I still be eligible to get child support to help offset the cost?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on May 31, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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This depends on the particular orders entered in your case. Emancipation generally becomes effective in Rhode Island at age 18, upon graduation from high school without any disability and terminates the non custodial parents legal obligation for support.

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Q: How do i get and emergency juristriction and custody change from ct to ri?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on Jun 4, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Meet with and consult a Rhode Island Family Law attorney to evaluate your situation and advise you of your options.

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Q: child support court date issued

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Jun 7, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Go to the court and let the child support enforcement officers know what your position is.

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