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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: How can I approach this situation in order to get my money back if possible?

I hired this traffic attorney to go to court on my behalf. I had a red light camera ticket and a fee of $293. I hired them for $69. After the trial I called them up to get an update and I still had a $277 fee to pay, because in their words "the judge wanted to see the video and even though I did... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

What does your contract say? I would be shocked if it didn't expressly state that there are no guarantees of success.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I have been stopped twice by the same grocery store because of my misshapen abdomen.What are my legal remedies?

On December 6, 2015 at approximately 16:00, my wife and I were shopping in your store. I approached an employee who stocking shelves and asked her where I might find coconut water.

The very first thing that came out of her mouth was, “What’s under your shirt? Pick up your shirt.”... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

This wouldn't be a civil rights issue. I dont see anything worth the time and expense of a legal action in this situation. I wish I could offer more, but the best I have is that I would recommend frequenting a different store.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Does my employer have to pay me for my unused PTO. I have given him a (2) weeks notice and have fulfilled my obligation.
Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

It depends on how you accumulated the PTO. If you aren't payed out for your time call an employment and labor attorney for a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Can I move out if i have graduated high school?
Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

Are you 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I fell down an unlit stairway and innured my left knee is the vacation resort responsible?

The condo we were staying in had an electrical fire in the air conditioner and we had to evacuate. Later we were assigned a new condo and it was during moving our things that I fell down the unlt stairway I have a picture and documentation of of the area and my injury.

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

They may be partially responsible. Do you have pictures of the area and/or documentation of your injury?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: is it my right to miss work to care for my dog ? He must remain in rest after dislocating his knee, per vets directions

He dislocated his patella(knee cap) and it moves out of place when he tries to lay down, sit, walk, etc. I notified my supervisor and I have all the documentation from the visit to the vet; however, he is being very unsympathetic and sort of disrespectful about it and giving me a hard time because... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

There really isn't any rights to speak of. Hopefully your company will understand and allow the time off.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Attorney harassing another attorney and their client

If a personal injury lawyer calls and harasses another lawyer, which is his opponent and his opponent's client, stating that he knows that the client is exaggerating his claim, what is the ethical violation and what should of the personal injury lawyer done instead?

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

The lawyer shouldn't be contact a represented individual, but its a given that lawyers will talk about, and have differing views on, a shared case.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: I was falsely ARRESTED FOR dui can I sue for my costs
Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

Proving malicious prosecution is difficult. If the police had reason to believe you were driving under the influence you will lose.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: How would i sew the makers of a TV commercial that i feel uses racist insinuations...

A young black male walks into a convenient store and simply say "pack of menthols please" as appose to " a pack of cigarettes please".. To me this insinuating that he must ask for menthols because hes black or that all black people smoke menthol cigarettes... To me this is akin to the stereo type... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

You would file a complaint with the clerk's office. That said, this case would be kicked out ludicrously fast.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Was I unlawfully fired and do I have a case against them?

I got hired at a Chilis restaurant. I applied online and included my birthday and all my information. I had an interview with a manager and informed her that I could only work after school because I was still in high school. They hired me and I proceeded to file more paperwork and showed them my... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

No, absent an employment contact stating otherwise you can be fired for any non-discriminatory reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: How do I get a email address for a pro bono lawyer in Muskegon Mi
Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

You can call the state bar and ask for the contact information of attorneys doing pro bono work, or you can search of attorneys on this site.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Used company computer to buy pot with another employee, HR has emails will I be in trouble?
Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 10, 2016

Unless your employer is extremely laid back I would start looking for a new job.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I'm a delivery driver I'm payed 4.90 an hour and my boss takes 6% out of my credit card tips, is this legal?
Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Jan 13, 2016

It depends on your employment agreement and your end pay. You must make (through your employer and tips) at least $8.05/hr worked.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: IM 17 and turn 18 in april, my parents fignt alot and always go through my stuff,if i have a place to stay can i leave?

i just got a job at 15$ an hour and my parents really bring me down

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Jan 13, 2016

Without parental consent you'll have to wait until you're 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Can a minor enter into an agreement to become an online independent sales representative?

I own and operate an online affiliate pet product and supply store. I am interested in allowing minors 16+yrs in age to join with parent consent. Are there any laws preventing me from doing so?

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Jan 13, 2016

There are laws related to employment of minors. There are also issues with the enforcement of contracts and minors. You'll have to speak to an attorney in more depth than this forum provides.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: I am under contract with a guy where I am buying a big truck because I am a truck driver and now the truck is down!

The truck is in the shop and we can't afford the 15k that it takes to get the truck out of the shop and back on the road! So my question is, what is the worse that he can do to me if we tell him that he can have his truck back?

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Jan 13, 2016

S/He can force you to fulfill the terms of the agreement or the difference between your contracted terms and what he is able to get from a different buyer. That said, without seeing the contract it is difficult to say with any certainty.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: I own a small business and never did much with social media. now that I want to start someone else has FB, twitter, Ect

Who owns these? do I have legal rights to them?

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Dec 9, 2015

That is a difficult question to answer. You would need to schedule a consultation with an IP lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Florida on
Q: Do I have grounds to sue university (public)

I recently was admitted conditionally to a MBA program. Conditions are that I complete my minor (2 classes) this semester and make a 3.0 gpa in my first year (starting spring) and complete 3 classes. 2 2 credit hour and one 3 credit hour. I decided I want to go part time because I work full time... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Dec 9, 2015

No, you would not have a case. The school does not have to accept you.

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