I was trying to avoid 2 points for the speed ticket that was $85. They reduced it to unsafe driving I pleaded guilty for. I ended up paying $439 that included a $250 surcharge. I don’t have any points in the prior 3 years and no ticket. Can the court/prosecutor do this? Just trying to see if I... Read more »
I had the absolute worst lawyer file my bankruptcy and overcharge me considerably. I don't know why she is so interested in my personal life but I did mention to her how severely discriminated I was at my last job. I thought about suing my previous employer but decided to let it go and... Read more »
The attorney must be sure the Petition is correct and if you left it off, then technically it is perjury. The Attorney could get employed by the Trustee if the Trustee wants him or her to be, so she could get an additional fee.
My bankruptcy lawyer charged me $2500 for a chapter 7 - I don't have any hidden assets or a complicated case. I find out that my brother-in-law paid less than half. So far, I paid her $2000. I still owe $500 in 3 monthly installmants. I had to chase her for everything, and I mean everything. I... Read more »
While I do not condone not paying counsel, I am curious if you have filed the Petition, how she can be collecting on a pre-petition debt when 11 USC 362 says she/he cant. Even counsel fees can be seen pre-petition debt. I have heard of counsel doing this with a broken out Retainer for specific...Read more »
If you were given a ticket for not having on your person while driving a vehicle, pleads not guilty, then on your court date, go to court with the driver license and show it to the prosecutor who should reduce the fine
My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter he used us to enroll her in a new . The school policy is that they are supposed to share information with both parents. I had provided them with a copy of the court order stating we share custody. They didn't... Read more »
If I pay all the pay day loans there isn't enough money to pay the cell phone bill, the car insurance, the Verizon bill and the car loan. I am a teacher. The shame and the stress is killing me. Can you please give me some advice.
You should definitely consult with a Chapter 7 Specialist in your area. You don't indicate what your salary is, or if you are a dual income household, or many other items that a good Bankruptcy Counsel will ask. Please seek someone in your state, and don't hesitate to ask for a referral if you...Read more »
No, this single ticket in and of itself would not cause loss of license. I do not know what other tickets are on your license so I can not make a full determination if you are subject to administrative suspension
YEs, it is possible to file on your own, but free is another story. You will have to file an Application with the Court to waive the filing fee or pay same in installments. I seriously recommend you call Atlantic County Legal Services (if they have such a thing) and see if they can help you. I...Read more »
You are able to file on your own (or Pro Se), but it is dangerous. You do not state where you live, so I cant tell you who to go to, but an example is the Essex County Legal Services which services very lo income. Another possibility is to talk with a lawyer and see what type of fee he/she can do...Read more »
The Driver License Compact is an interstate agreement between 45 states to exchange information about license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents, including DUI offenses. Its theme is "One Driver, One License, One Record."
The five non-member states are Maine, Michigan,...Read more »
FTD sued me in Illinois over contract a dispute in March. I am in Cambridge, Mass. I hired an attorney in IL who specializes in contract law. In June while we were in litigation FTD declared bankruptcy in DE. Our case is placed on hold. My attorney in IL has been notified that we are one of the... Read more »
We got a ticket a couple of days ago related to 39:3A-1 (Television screen visible to driver) and was wondering if there were any points related to this violation. The ticket says non-payable offense so will go to the court but we were not sure if there were points that we need to clear up.
As far as I know, this is not a point offense and the fine is discretionary in the amount with the Judge and prosecutor. There is a movement to try and make this a point violation along the lines of a distracted driving offense. Apologize to the Court, and try and get out of there with the lowest...Read more »
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