A man was masturbating in his window the the 2nd time watching inside my house and my kids saw. I took pictures and called the cops and I want to press charges.
answered on May 30, 2023
I think you have all the information you're going to get (hopefully). Whether it's enough to charge him is a decision the prosecutor will make after you report this to the police. A question will be whether this "show" was intentional or not. There is a difference between being... Read more »
On February 2nd, I went to Alpena County Prosecutor, C.M., to ask for help and to ask what I should do with the evidence I had documenting that my lawyer, M.E. had swindled me. M**** receptionist threw me out on my ear. When I called later, I was told that if I contacted the Prosecutor's... Read more »
answered on May 30, 2023
Adding to Mr. Selik's answer: sounds like you have a contract dispute (e.g. you paid X, expected Y services, and received Z services instead) with the attorney, which is a civil matter properly addressed through a lawsuit or AGC action.
The prosecutor's job is to prosecute crimes... Read more »
answered on May 19, 2023
Typically yes, that would be the case. If his name is on the deed, then he owns the house, and so the property would not be subject to probate.
Not sure if this is the situation happening with you, but it's not uncommon, and presents perhaps unintended results, when a parent puts one... Read more »
answered on May 19, 2023
I'll assume you mean "plead the fifth". That right is so gravely misunderstood by the general public as to almost be comical.
If you are questioned by police about something they believe you did, then yes, you have an absolute right not to incriminate yourself.... Read more »
I just filed a ppo and 3rd parties against my ex that we have 2 previous domestic violence but I dropped in 2010 bc the court didn’t do anything after he broke his ppo 4x and the 2nd I didn’t show from fear etc. I want to press charges against both my ex and his girlfriend and will show up this... Read more »
answered on May 17, 2023
You should contact your county prosecutor's office. You should also contact the police concerning any new allegations. Whether the prosecutor will "reopen" the 2021 case is discretionary and will depend on how they feel they can prove that case. Whenever you don't show up,... Read more »
My son has a job. No addictions. His girlfriend holds this over him and often I ( grandma can't see my grandson because she controls all).
answered on May 15, 2023
Depends on what you mean by "signing over rights". Typically the only thing that's signed between unwed parents is an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP). If your son signed such a document, he is acknowledging paternity - that's it. By default, the mother has custody, and no... Read more »
My father passed recently and I've come to find that he's not listed on my birth certificate. I need to prove my status as next of kin. I have gone through all Vital Records and public records for the courts (county and probate), for the county I was born in and the county I lived in and... Read more »
answered on May 11, 2023
You don't necessarily need a lawyer for this, but where you'll probably want to look is the circuit court in the county your parents were divorced in. Ask for a copy of the "judgement of divorce".
Not to be funny or imply anything untoward, but I've seen it happen... Read more »
Mortgage was drawn from her account because she had good credit. But, I have been paying mortgage through her account by check. I insure the home as well. My credit is much better now. It looks as though the mortgage company may just run my credit as to not upset the mortgage. Is this common?... Read more »
answered on May 9, 2023
Being on the mortgage and being on a deed are two different things. If your name is on the deed, then I think you can be reasonably assured of not losing the home to your sister.
As to the mortgage itself, if your name is already on the mortgage, I'm not sure there is anything you need... Read more »
Other party has lied so many times and switching her story. That now I have to pay for things I don't have any the judge is giving me 45 days. It is not a little bit of money it's over $40,000. I don't even have that much.
answered on May 1, 2023
Divorce is a civil action heard in courts of equity. To oversimplify things: a divorce is intended to equitably divide a couple's assets and debts. It is common, for example, for one party to pay the other party his or her share of a home's equity that they are keeping.
As to... Read more »
My boyfriend was taken into custody on a violation. He chose to waive his hearing with the parole specialist. I had no evidence or reports to back up my statements of domestic violence- I verbally reported to the parole officer, and i would have chosen not to testify if there had been a hearing.... Read more »
answered on Apr 25, 2023
No. Parole violations work differently than criminal matters. The burden of proof is not the same, and a person doesn't have the same constitutional protections against allegations while on parole. He chose to waive the contested hearing knowing what the result would be. You do not hold the... Read more »
HOUSE. IS IT TRUE THAT ONE PERSON CAN BE IN THE HOUSE WHILE THEY SEARCH? I HAVE A LOT MORE. THE INVENTORY THEY TOOK WAS NOT LISTED
answered on Apr 24, 2023
Yes, and yes to your questions. The search warrant would be based on probable cause that evidence of criminal activity could be found within that house. Whether they found anything or not is largely immaterial. As to what was taken, people with ownership interest in that property could file a claim... Read more »
She provided every test result except one I also live in Ohio this woman lives in mi i also owned a firearm prior to meeting this woman the order says im supposed to turn over my firearm which I will I was wonder if I can fight the case do to woman giving me a std or should I just give up I do have... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2023
Regardless of why you were contacting her, it apparently was non-consensual. The better way to have handled it? You could have filed a police report. You could sue her civilly.
Can you fight the PPO? Be mindful you only have 14 days to object once served. From what you write, I can't... Read more »
The CEO has told me to go into her login, correct the notes and then sign off of them electronically. These are patient notes. I discussed this with my former supervisor and she explained how this was illegal. I need advice as I’ve closed dozens if not hundreds of notes for her.
answered on Apr 11, 2023
I think you need to address your concerns to your current CEO. Your CEO may be unaware that what she's asking you to do is unlawful, and will hopefully appreciate you bringing this to her attention. She may also know it is permissible and be able to explain to you why it is. Either way, your... Read more »
vehicle when I first purchase and all the work i had did to the car, also said there was know known major issue that I knew of because i had taken care of that when I bought the car use in 2019 so the young lady came down test drove the car at that time it was riding like always and no lights on no... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2023
What a mess! Hopefully you at least got paid. The initial transaction could have been handled better (don't ever let someone drive off with your plate; when you buy a car at a dealer, they don't let you drive off with their plate.)
Not sure if she has any claim to successfully sue... Read more »
Mother in law gifted wife a property on 2020, 10 acres. MIL wanted it only in wife's name, which we agreed to at the time to avoid conflict.(we have been married since 2009) . We are finally building on it, and wife and I want to make the property a tenants by entirety, with both our names. I... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2023
Some of this depends on what the deed to your wife says. If it's a generalized quit claim or warranty deed giving your wife full property rights, then she can now deed it to herself and you as joint tenants by the entireties.
The difference between tenants by the entirety and tenants... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2023
A probable cause conference is the first stage in a felony criminal case after initial arraignment. Think of it as a pretrial to the preliminary examination, that determines whether probable cause exists to send the case on to circuit court for trial. In most places, the decision is made whether to... Read more »
I entered into a settlement agreement, placed on record with a US magistrate judge. The government has written up a proposed stipulation. It has several pages of legal jargon and agreements that are not on record, and I do not agree to. I refuse to sign. He filed a motion to enforce the settlement,... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2023
The issue is whether what was placed on the record and presented in writing is substantively the same. Often times, what is placed on the record is material terms of the agreement; the written agreement will contain the additional "legalise" that make it all work. Unless you can show a... Read more »
My cousin showed up to my house looking for safe refuge from an attacker who had apparently followed her to my home. I dialed 911 for her and was speaking with a dispatcher when the assailant pulled up. I was directed to block off the door but didn't make it before he had fired thru the door... Read more »
answered on Mar 14, 2023
You should look at the warrant carefully and take it to an attorney if at all possible. If the warrant affidavit contains statements that evidence of a crime could further be found in the home, it's possible the search and seizure is permissible. The remedy for an overreach of a warrant is... Read more »
An expunged record should not be for all to be viewed.
answered on Mar 12, 2023
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do so. The reason why is because of the proliferation of aggregate record sites that operate by pulling public records from various sources. All that an expungment does is correct the official record; it does nothing for the third-party commercial websites... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
If you are asking these sort of questions, you absolutely need an attorney. There are a whole host of issues you need to think about to get witnesses. It starts, of course, with filing an appropriate complaint, petition, or motion to be heard.
Some "professional" witnesses may be... Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.