Questions Answered by Keith Petrochko

Q: My boyfriend was charged with trafficking meth after a search warrant was served at friends residence

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 9, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
There is no way to know based on the limited information provided. Contact a criminal defense attorney in GA.

Q: What should I do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Mar 9, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Set up a contract to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Q: What should I do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Mar 9, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Yes, you should set up a release of claims agreement.

Q: Can I file an unemployment against Groupon for removing my company when they were my only source of income?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 9, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
You may be able to file, but you won't be successful.

Q: What is the minimal requirement by law to sell puppies in Florida? Any requirements to give them away for free?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Your answer is contained in Statute 828.29, a link to the pertinent parts is contained below.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0828/Sections/0828.29.html

Q: I live in my truck in a parking lot in florida. Do I have to continue paying child support? I do odd jobs for gas money?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
You should contact a family law attorney as soon as possible. You may find a pro bono attorney willing to help by contact the Florida Bar at the following (800) 342-8011.

Q: I need to know if I have grounds for a case for emotional distress.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Based on your assertions I personally do not feel that you would have a viable case for emotional destress. Opinions vary. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Q: What is a fee division between attorneys and is it beneficical for the client, thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
A fee devision is when more than one attorney (often from different offices) work on your case and split the fee accordingly. It can be favorable as it should not cost you anything additional and you get two or more individuals helping you with different knowledge bases.

Q: MILITARY / UCMJ QUESTION If a sailor is found guilty of a charge in a general court martial, and handed a NO punishment

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Military attorneys generally do not participate on this website. I suggest you contact your local JAG office as soon as possible.

Q: Can my schedule be cut back because I was unable to fill in a spot for an employee that fell ill

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Barring an employment contract to the contrary, your employer is free to change your schedule. However, this adverse action cannot be done due to a discriminatory reason. Obviously, on the face failing to cover a shift is not discriminatory in nature, but if you feel that the stated reason was pretextual you should consult with an employment attorney as soon as possible.

Q: Can I change my mind less than a day after signing release of ownership of my two dogs?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
There generally isn't a grace period with contracts. Without seeing your agreement no one can give a complete answer to your question.

Q: Can I drop the charges on my boyfriend ?! Help me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
No. The charges aren't yours to drop. The state is the "victim" in all criminal cases. You can speak to the state attorney, but they likely won't change their mind.

Q: My 17 year old son admitted to the cop that he did have sex with 13 years old. How can I get his plea changed.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
... That would be up to the state attorney, but it doesn't look good.

Q: I know of a senior citizen who is disabled, and needs to find a lawyer to do pro bono for a Chapter 7 for her. Help

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Elder Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Garnishments don't happen overnight, but you certainly shouldn't wait to act on past due bills. There are many attorneys and legal clinics that would be happy to help. Contact the Florida Bar's lawyer referral service for help finding pro bono help; they can be reached at (800) 342-8011.

Q: I was at fault in an accident, and the other party's insurance paid out a claim. Now the insurance is coming after me.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
.... was there a trial? If there was no trial you don't owe anything yet. If your insurance paid out I would be shocked if a signed release of all claims wasn't part of the payout arraignment. Call an attorney to discuss you situation in a bit more detail.

Q: are there any lawyers in the port saint lucie florida area that is willing to do a bankrupcy probono

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
It may be difficult to find a pro-bono bankruptcy attorney. You should call the Florida bar about their referral service.

Q: Live in FLA. pulled over with 2 joints (under an ounce) has court in Georgia in a month. What will happen

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
It depends. Your employee should ask this question to a Georgia criminal defense attorney.

Q: our daughter was a guest at someones house, apparently the 4 year old tv was broken, are we responsible for replacement

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016
Keith Petrochko's answer
Possibly, yes. However, you would be required to return them to the same or substantially similar situation they were in. Not a better situation.

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