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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: In upstate ny Is it legal for a sheriff to ask me questions over the phone rather than in person?

I called the sheriff and asked him what he wanted and he told me he couldn’t tell me over the phone and that I had to meet him in person, I told him I didn’t do anything wrong and that I wasn’t aware of anything I did and I’m not from here I only come to visit is this legal?

Susan Chana Lask
Susan Chana Lask answered on Apr 22, 2018

You called the sheriff and asked him a questions, then he asked you one. You can answer him or decline to answer. Even if he called you, you do not have to answer the questions of a law enforcement officer unless you want to. On the other hand, if an officer stopped you in person for reasons he... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: I think my attorney's paralegal drafted my will - is that okay?
Susan Chana Lask
Susan Chana Lask answered on Apr 21, 2018

A paralegal can not draft a will. Only an attorney should draft a will, review it, discuss it with you and finalize it with the appropriate revisions, if any. Now, if the paralegal created an initial draft and the lawyer reviewed it, revised it and finalized it then that is fine. In sum, a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: Is my lawyer really representing the cop because he is friends with the department ?

I’m not a lawyer, I feel my family is being taken advantage of , and I have no where to turn. My wife was arrested for a dwi. When she was pulled over the officer noticed she has a PBA card and asked her about it. She told him it was an old card , it was her ex brother in law , who hates her for... Read more »

Susan Chana Lask
Susan Chana Lask answered on Apr 14, 2018

Police Officers can call the officer who is listed on the PBA card. So I do not see anything wrong with the officer who stopped your wife with calling the brother in law.

Next, it cannot be said whether or not the lawyer is representing the other side just because he is friends with the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: If a person was sanctioned by their state bar, do they have to tell their clients?
Susan Chana Lask
Susan Chana Lask answered on Apr 14, 2018

You do not have to voluntarily tell your clients that you were sanctioned.

However, if a client asks you if you had any sanctions then you have to be honest and tell them you did.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: My eleven year old kicked a teacher at school. They want to press battery charges on him. What should I do?
Susan Chana Lask
Susan Chana Lask answered on Apr 14, 2018

In layman's terms, Battery is an intentional and unwanted physical contact. I'm wondering why an 11 year old would kick someone in the first place, as it seems he/she has anger issues. Therefore, if you want to help your child in this situation, and likely for his/her future, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Nebraska on
Q: What kind of options might I have when my Employer is over paying me, but isn't fixing the issue causing it?

I keep getting over paid by my employer. Despite my best attempts at getting in contact with HR and payroll to get this issue resolved, nothing happens. I receive no call back or emails. I have been trying to work with them to give back the over payment amounts. I have been over paid by... Read more »

Susan Chana Lask
Susan Chana Lask answered on Apr 14, 2018

Since it's tax filing time this week, the first issue that hits me with your question is they will report the overpayments to the IRS, and it raises your tax liability.

You can write a check to the company for the overpayment amounts, but that will not resolve the fact that they are...
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