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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a written warning show up on your driving record in PA If the warning is in MD? Also can my company find out?

I received a written warning in a company car. I live in PA and the written warning is in MD. Will the written warning show up on my driving record? If not, is there any way my company could find out about the written warning? I am also unsure of when anything would show up on a driving record. Any... Read more »

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

Ask AAA. It would be unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue agas station employee for making sexual comments
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

That or the owner. Contact an attorney who handles sexual harassment; also you can file a complaint with the Pa. Human Rights Commission.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: My old landlord sold the building. The new landlord states that my lease is not valid.

The new landlord states that my lease is not valid because my old landlord renewed my lease after they came into an agreement. Now he has raised my rent an extra $250 a month starting November 1st. I live in Pennsylvania - can he do that? My rental agreement was year to year and wasn't to be... Read more »

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

A lot depends on dates. What they are saying may hold if they gave you notice. If they didn't, then you may be able to claim under the old lease. Alternately, you could have a claim against the old landlord as he created an agreement when he lacked the power to perform under the agreement.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my work lay me off due to covid shutdown then refuse to give me my job back but instead demoted me and tell me I

have to reapply for my current position?

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

Why they have labor unions.

They would have to continue your unemployment benefits. As to your rights, suggest you contact a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice who handles employment issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: if adopted parents decided they don't want child no more can a relative adopt them

I'm teenagers aunt shes 15

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

It is possible, if they are willing to relinquish their rights, but the parties really need an attorney--it's not d.i.y.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Am I responsible for a loan my dad got a for business from the previous owner?

My dad got a business loan from the previous owner of said business in 2005. Regular payments have been made to the lender since. My dad recently died and now the lender said the balance was supposed to be paid over 7 years ago and wants the rest of his money from me.

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

You are not responsible for the debts of your father. Tell the lender to submit the debt to the estate.

However, if the loan isn't personal but a business loan, if the business is up and running it can be submitted to them.

Jot down each time they call, who you speak to, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I request evidence for traffic violations if I was ticketed through the mail but never stopped?

I was ticketed through the mail in March of 2020, I contested it, received an initial court date in January of 2021. The DJ stated that she would need the officer who actually ticketed me on resubmitted my court date, telling me it would be a few weeks. My court is set for Nov 30th and I am... Read more »

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

Yes, but do you have reason to believe it was someone else?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was given a traffic citation for not having my insurance in the car with even though the car was insured.

I was plead guilty at the court hearing today. My question is, do I have to pay the fines or file for an appeal? I don't know if it will show on my record. I have a driver's learner permit from Maryland but the incident happened here in Pennsylvania.

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

If you had the proof you shouldn't have been penalized if you gave the proof within 5 days

g) Defenses.--

(1) No person shall be convicted of failing to produce proof of financial responsibility under this subchapter or section 3743 (relating to accidents involving damage to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Operating Agreement (LLC)

Good morning. I hope all is well with you.

I am establishing a legal entity in the United States in the state of Wyoming. In the Operating Agreement, I need to include information about the partners, which includes the place of residence. For an American, I have to include the street, city,... Read more »

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

For some reason this is listed in Pennsylvania. You need to relist in the Wyoming section. However, chances are, you need to speak with a corporations specialist in Wyoming.

Certain states limit partnership for certain activities to resident foreigners.

As to the foreign...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I would like to place my father's ashes with his deceased parents who are interred in a mausoleum. How would I do this?

The cemetery where my grandparents are interred have informed me that I cannot do this.

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

The cemetary has their own rules. You don't necessarily have a right to inter remains wherever you wish. If it's a church run cemetary talk to the priest or religious official of that church.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a post office was to forward you letters about your stimulus payment but return the payments to the sender would it

Be considered mail tampering. I have received the letter 1444c three times to my forwarded address but they returned the payment for the notice three times they know what they are doing and I want to know if I could perhaps file a complaint against that post office or whoever is in charge ect.

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

No. They are not supposed to forward certain things. You need to be sure that the IRS and the government have your proper address. Discuss this with your Congressperson--they have information on how you can get your payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a police officer file the same exact citation twice with two different DJ's almost three months apart?

I was cited "failed to drive within a single lane and or movement from lane was not made safely" by a state trooper. I plead not guilty to that citation in July. Today I receive notice that my license will be suspended tomorrow due to failing to respond to the same citation and lists the... Read more »

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

Get all the paperwork in the docket for #1 & #2. Make copies and keep the originals.

If service of the complaint for #1 is identical, then it is an error. If he refiled for some reason and that was served on you then the issue is one of non response.

Not sure why your license...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I watched my loved one corpse be dragged down his staircase by the police, what should I do?

The officers in question, while preparing the body for transport to the medical examiner, dragged the man down the stairs and his girlfriend watched as he made impact upon each stair, they then pretended to take care once they noticed they were in our line of sight. One officer in particular was... Read more »

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

It's not clear if that would be abuse of a corpse, but you may have a claim depending on a variety of factors. Contact an attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My 14 and 16 year old son's were jumped by a group of 8 kids do we need a lawyer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Let the criminal process take it's course. If your son was hurt and you have medical bills the Crime Victims Compensation Act may pay for them.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: My old landlord won't let me get my stuff out of the apartment. We weren't evicted. Just moved and wasn't late on rent.

I have contacted him 3 times this past week trying to get the rest of my stuff and he keeps telling me I can't come out to get it. I have several text messages with him arguing with me. I don't want a fight; just want my stuff.

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

Why not contact the local police. He can't hold your items hostage.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: What should I do if fell on town property. I have called and got a attitude from the lady. They haven’t fixed it

I have pictures of the sidewalk and my face and leg where I was injured. And to be honest I just wanted them to fix my phone and iPad that broke when I fell. But the lady told me to get my lawyer to call there’s. I went to take pictures a week later. I couldn’t stop shaking and my left eye has... Read more »

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

If you haven't already, go see a doctor. As far as the sidewalk, in Pennsylvania it's a split responsibility between the town and the owner of the property (if it's not the town). Contact an attorney who is a member of the Pennsyvlania Assn for Justice in the town. They give free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: my mother in law lived on our property for free and is now suing us for the deed. Does she have a case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

You need to hire an attorney. This isn't d.i.y., and a good attorney can hopefully get it dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good evening, I am trying to appeal and/or reconsider three rulings dated September 20th 2021.

Good evening,

I am trying to appeal and/or reconsider three Common Pleas Court rulings dated September 20th 2021 because the judge previously granted a continuance but seemingly spontaneously ruled on the three issues anyway. Look at the attached docket. Even assuming some other mistake,... Read more »

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

You need to contact Legal Aid if you haven't already. https://www.palawhelp.org/organization/north-penn-legal-services-stroudsburg-office/housing-and-shelter/eviction?ref=PYCKA

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my landlord evict me for not paying in full my water bill which is on a payment plan and is current?

I'm on the tiered assistance program (TAP) with the Philadelphia water department. I've got a set bill but a past balance that's put on hold while I'm on it. They forgive an amount after your pay 15 times. My landlords legal dept just sent me an email saying if I don't pay... Read more »

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

Check your lease. Write them back and ask for the legal basis as you are not in default with the water department.

Check with community Legal Services Landlord Tennant branch.

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