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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Iowa on
Q: I am looking for some guidance relating to a "failure to obey traffic control device" ticket

I am looking for some guidance relating to a "failure to obey traffic control device" ticket I received tonight, I was leaving from the store and came to the stoplight and came to a complete stop and looked to my left and saw a vehicle that was slowing down. So I thought that the light... Read more »

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

You may have been cited for the wrong offense. What you did was a failure to yield, if your state allows right turns on red lights except were posted. Usually traffic is construed very strictly. You might consider a not guilty plea and take your chance at trial or going to Traffic School. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Can I tint my fog lights red? I can only find information regarding underglow.
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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Most states have restrictions on the color of lights. Usually it is white and yellow/orange in front and white/red/ orange in back. Red in front is usually reserved for emergency vehicles. PROBABLY NOT.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I’m charged with no proof of insurance, acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing information, and no plate.

This was truly a misunderstanding. I had just purchased the vehicle privately one day prior. I drove it to work the following day with intentions of going to the tag office on my break. I put my jeep tag on it that I had just gotten rid of because I was under the impression that I could switch tags... Read more »

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Will the judge be lenient because you corrected the violations immediately? Possibly. Remember, "ignorance of the law is not a defense." Dress properly, speak politely and respectfully and explain your situation to the Judge, you will most likely be treated better if you are polite and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can police ticket someone whose license plate is obscured by wheelchair ramp
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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes, the ramp must be installed so that it does not obscure the license plate, or the plate has to be moved so it is not obscured by the ramp.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: I had Court at 9 and overslept for traffic court how long do i have To pay my fine before a bench warrant is issued
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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Usually until 10:30. You should go to court as soon as possible to make an appearance on the ticket and ask for the warrant to be recalled.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: Why can't I pay my ticket online?

I got a ticket for expired tags on 8/21/21. The highway patrolman said I could pay the ticket online. It's been way past the 10 day waiting period and the ticket is supposed to viewable online to pay, however when I enter my ticket number I keep getting the message that my ticket is with the... Read more »

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

They may be wanting a fix it on this ticket. You may need to go to court to pay the fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I was in round rock and a cop from a different town pulls me over because I was speeding away from car, tried to hit me

He gave me a speeding ticket and I tried to explain to him the car that ran away from him was trying to hit me. He left as soon as the cop turned around. I slowed and stopped for the officer and tried to explain the situation

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Sounds like you have a defense to the speeding ticket. Plead "not guilty" and go to trial to present your evidence, be sure to bring independent witnesses or it will be you against the officer. Or you could see if you can go to traffic school. If the care did not hit you and there is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: If the driver that did not yield while turning left into oncoming traffic was cited for the offense, how does his

Insurance Company agree to only pay 80 percent of the damage to my car?

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

What was their explanation? If you got the vehicle repaired, they should be paying 100% of the repairs. Maybe they discounted it for depreciation, but they may not be allowed to do that. Look to going to small claims court. If you sign a release to get the insurance check, you cannot recover... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can an employer make me bring in a paper saying i’m Covid positive

I took an at home covid test which came back positive, can my employer require me to go to the doctor for proof on paper that I am positive. This is for unpaid quarantine

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be an invasion of your privacy or violate some other local requirement. However, it could be a reasonable requirement from the employer to determine whether your absence was excusable for HR purposed..... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law on
Q: Can an employer suspend an employee without pay while the employee is on sick leave? Please reference the legal code.
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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be a violation of your leave rights or it could be discrimination against you. You should consult with a local employment law attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Iowa on
Q: If you was fired from a job can your employer or x employer call your landlord just to tell them you was fired?

They called and told landlord they fired you right after you was fired ..and they did not have any arrangement with one another about letting one another know anything about employment or living arrangement..

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be an invasion of your privacy or public disclosure of confidential facts. You should consult with a local employment law attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Education Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My college mandated us to get the covid-19 vaccine. We complied. Now they are utilizing wristbands to label vaccinated

Is this legal? They are using a private security company to enforce.

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

So far, it is not illegal. The law about Covid vaccination is in a process of constant changes due to the differing opinions of diverse groups. One day you are prohibited from appearing in public on a mask that conceals your identity and the next day you are required to wear one. Personally, I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can an employer just spring on their employees "all calls wil be recorded and data extracted with AI to improve metric

I work for an online university, ben here 6.5 year now the admin coming up with AI "data extraction" but not telling us who extracts data, where does it end up, who analyzes the data to improve outcomes. I work with students across the USA and approx 25 % of all calls are documented as:... Read more »

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes. While you are working and using the employer's phone system or receiving the calls, the conversation is not private or confidential as against the employer because at the time you are the employer- you are not taking the call as an individual. The warning about possible recording is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have an enhanced CHCL, Employer is a city, threatened to fire me if i have my firearm in a locked safe out if view

City of North Little Rock AR.

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Under Arkansas statutes §5-73-306. Prohibited places. (7) you are prohibited from carrying the firearm anywhere a government body meets. Your "enhanced" permit allows carry in places previously prohibited, however, Ark. Code Ann. § 5-73-306(18) allows the property owners/controllers to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it legal for my work to make us come in at 12 am and work us until 5 pm and then make us come right back in at 12 Am

Moreover I’m asking if it’s legal or not for them to work us around 17 hours and not allow us to get 8 hours of sleep in between shifts especially since I live a hour away from the workplace

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

There is no Federal Law limiting the hours you are working . Certain states do have an 8 hour limit on the day unless extra hours are paid overtime premium pay. As long as you are receiving whatever overtime premium pay is required in your locale, you may be required to work this schedule, under... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Contracts and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Can employer go back on commitment in writing on issuing W-2c ?

An individual worked respite hours taking care of elderly in 2020 but insurance company did not pay for hours worked. in 2021, insurance company agreed to pay for hours worked in 2020. By this time, individual was enrolled in school full time and had a financial aid package and grants in place.... Read more »

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

You should contact a local employment law or tax law attorney to help you. This BB is not for providing specific legal information for you to deal with a particular claim. Search for a local attorney on this issue here on Justia.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Washington on
Q: A former employer committed perjury in state court documents, is this a form of Retaliation?

Employer also lied about how I stopped working for him.

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

It is possibly retaliation, it is not possible to say based on the information you have provided. This sounds as though it was related to an unemployment insurance claim. You may need to obtain statements from witnesses or provide their contact information to whomever is investigating your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law on
Q: Will I get paid my entitlements such as annual leave if I quit without notice
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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

It depends on which jurisdiction (state) you are in. Some states like California do not like forfeitures, so you are entitled to the cash equivalent of the paid time off when you quit, and you are paid within 72 hours of giving notice. Other states do not have these protections. There isn't... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: Is it hard to prove spousal abandonment

For no reason my wife moved out and moving with her daughter and never came back

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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

There are 3 ways to end a marriage in California, annulment, legal separation and dissolution (divorce). California does not recognize abandonment as a ground for divorce according to Family Code Sections 2310 to 2313, which states, “irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity” as... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Can i get issued a summon for not wearing a helmet riding my bicycle?
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Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

If local law requires you to wear a helmet you could get cited for it and would have to appear before a magistrate/judge to enter a plea.

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