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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: Police took my license and said it’s suspended.

Doesn’t this have to go through penndot to be actively suspended and are the police allowed to just take my license.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

Go to a license office and see if they can look up your license. It may well have been suspended. If so they may take your license. There is no automatic suspension. What may have happened is you had an offense, the notice was sent to the address on the license, if that isn't your address you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I accidentally hit a dog tonight. A police officer happened to be behind me and he stopped to help. Can I get in trouble

I can’t tell my family because I’m so scared. I don’t want to get on legal trouble or have the family sue me even though it was an accident. Can the cop show up at my house?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If the dog was on the roadway you will be OK. It's the owner's responsibility to care for their dog. If your car was damaged you can make a claim against the owner of the dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Name not listed correctly on speeding ticket Is this grounds for dismisal?

This was a speeding ticket going 80 in a 55, which was reduced to a 61 in a 55 by the officer when I was stopped

When I was handed the ticket though, in the first name and middle name, only my initials were listed. Is it grounds for dismissal?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

No. He handed it to you. You took it. Also, as he gave you a break, the District Justice will be frosty if you try a technical. He gave you a points break. A judge will think you are being greedy.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: What will happen if you drive a car with no license after it being taken away from having a dui, with a child in the car

My son’s father got a DUI. Lost his license and was driving anyway. He got pulled over and got in trouble again. He wants to continue to drive with no license and pick our child up to bring him to his house. He is currently on probation.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If he drives with a child in the car while intoxicated he could get child endangerment. If he has no license that would be likely to be child endangerment.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: Customer owes money. How can we collect payment?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

Ask. Letter. Then one certified return receipt. Then sue them in the District Justice Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal for my local council members to be able to monitor everything I search/do on my computer as an employee?

I work in Monessen, PA

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If it's the employer's computer they have a right of access. If you use it for personal things that is your risk. They can take the computer tomorrow, it's theirs. They can access the information any way they wish. It's theirs.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, DUI / DWI and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you be arrested for marijuana DUI while not intoxicated?

My fiancé was arrested for his friend leaving a marijuana roach in his car. He has his medical marijuana license and wasn't aware his friend did that. The cops pulled him over for having a tail light out. The cop noticed the roach right away and told him he was impaired. Had him do a sobriety... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

The wait is for the blood work. He should request his license. There is no automatic suspension in Pennsylvania. They would have to show that the THC in his blood was sufficient for him to be intoxicated. If they press the charges he should have an attorney. By the way he shouldn't drive with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Im a contractor i installed a washer 18 months ago the washer recently leaked am i responsible i only gave 1yr warranty
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

I don't see why. Your job was to install the washer. Unless the leak is from a joint you worked on I don't see liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can an employer ask me if I’m an anti-Vaxxer?

My employer didn’t ask my vaccination status but specifically if I was an anti-Vaxxer because I am not yet vaccinated for personal reasons.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

They can inquire about your beliefs as to vaccination. They can inquire about vaccination status, assuming vaccination is part of the job requirements.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a 10 day traffic Violation and the 10 day is Monday is the anyway I could a Continuance
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

Hard to tell. If you have a defense and a good reason for a continuance, yes. If you don't have a good reason and want to put it off no.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was pulled over for expired inspection sticker. The cop wrote the wrong model number

He made the same mistake I did. He saw a 2 and thought 3. I saw a 1 and thought 2. Is this enough to dismiss the ticket? What's the best defense strategy to at least get the fine reduced?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

No. If the sticker wasn't expired is a defense. The fact the cop missed a couple of numbers won't get you anywhere. Get the car inspected and maybe they'll drop it. In the meantime, don't drive it around without inspection.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is a notarized document legally binding?

My daughter is paying off a car loan that is in someone else’s name. The other person said they will sign over the title once the loan is paid and they receive the title. I don’t want her to pay off the loan and the other person get the title and not transfer to her. They then will have a free... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

She needs to have the other person sign the car over to her, and she pays for her own car. The best way is for her to buy the car loan, as it were, by getting a loan in her name. Yes, a document that is under seal is binding, but the wording would have to be clear and even then if the person... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there any help for someone who ran up over $30K of medical bills and has no health insurance?

My daughter, 29, was having vision problems and went to Wayne Mem ER, probably 3 yrs ago. The ER docs suspected brain tumor and sent her by ambulance to Geis CMC. After much testing, no tumor was found and the bills were totaling just over $30K. I just found out about this. She tried to forget... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

problem is that the social worker at the hospital should have filed a medical assistance application. However, if she was poor she may have been a medical assistance recipient and the bills should have gone to Medical Assistance. At this point she is "judgment proof." it doesn't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania on
Q: Selling my house. Neighbor recently built on my right of way

I did file suit against township. Was told it’s a civil matter. They do no have enforcement

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

You need to file suit against the neighbor. They can't build on your property. You need to survey it, then you can say it's truly on your line.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a trash can its out on the curb for pick up can you take the trash or whatever is in it in pa. ?

I got charged with movable theft?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

if an object is next to it the assumption is that it is there for anyone to take. However if trash is in a bag, the presumption is that the homeowner left it there with an expectation of privacy. That doesn't mean it's illegal.

In Pennsylvania the issue is whether you had intent...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Nov 1,2021 at a store from a cashier, I spoke with a manager didn't take my statement. I ended up going to ER.

Segwick is the insurance company that handles the store, I received one cold call and I have called left messages, text's and email's. Is there anything I can do?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

you haven't said what happened but I'm assuming it was an injury. In a way they did you a favor by giving some room to any attorney to advise you on what you need to do to document continuing problems. You should call a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: What about repeated text communications?

from paternal cousin who is going thru an alleged agreed mediated divorce with my maternal second cousin [aka “daughter”] - anything you can do about his narcissistic behavior besides ignore it? Yep. Wrap your head around that one. Lol

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

you would want to consult an Oklahoma attorney, but my read would be 1) this is one divorcing person with another--let their attorneys handle it; if they have decided not to use attorneys, be aware that the person texted is getting free information, ammunition possibly. Why stop the flow. (In... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was in a hit by a car while walkikng, the driver fled. my car insurance stoped paying med bills.

I recieved a letter from car insurance saying they closed my claim. I am still under doctor care. I dont understand why my uninsured/underinsured doesnt cover.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If you own a car, as Mr. Scolblionko says, the medical part of that insurance pays your medical bills. If you don't own a car but live with a relative that does, their car's medical insurance will pay the bills. If you don't own a car, the other persons car insurance--if that can be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Washington on
Q: my sons father was murdered in nc and when we went to court the judge said that the person should not been out of jail b

beccause of his charges and had he not been out of jail in the first placed my BF would be alive and that this time he wasn't getting out n denied bail can we sue nc for WD

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 23, 2021

There are problems when a person has been allowed out on bail, as that is generally not a decision that will result in tort liability however you need to consult an attorney in North Carolina to determine your rights under the laws of your state. Look for an attorney who is a member of the North... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: In pa i was pulled over backing out of my driveway on to a one-way Street I didn't even make it a foot off my sidewalk

And they were on me. I have lived here for 5 years and I've never seen any cops. Pull anybody over for anything.

I never heard anyone anywhere getting pulled over for this is this a reason to get pulled over????

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 14, 2021

Plead not guilty. You weren't driving on the roadway--you were manoevering your vehicle.

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