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Q: Does petty misdemeanor theft disqualify for employment with caribou coffee

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 13, 2012

I am not sure what Caribou's hiring policies are, but there is nothing prohibiting it from using it against the applicant.

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Q: If one has committed a felony in one state, can another state grant a certificate of rehabilitation for that felony?

The felony was in Oklahoma which does not appear to have provision for rehabilitation or restoration of rights. Expungement is possible, but in this case the crime was violent which precludes consideration for expungement under Oklahoma law. I live in California which does offer a chance for a... Read more »

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 2, 2012

California courts are not going to have jurisdiction over what happened in the Oklahoma courts. I am not too familiar with Certs of Rehab, but if you were to obtain one in CA, it still would affect the OK case.

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Q: My employer contacted my sons' schools to inquire about "before/after" school care. Is this legal? Case law related?

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Oct 21, 2011

There is probably nothing illegal about your employer making the request. If the school released the information without your consent there may be a privacy issue. I am assuming your employer had some reason to request this information that is related to your job. If this is the case, your employer... Read more »

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Q: Am I in violation of a no contact order in MN if my boyfriend (the protected party) calls me from jail and I answer?

I had to set up an account in order for him to call me but didn't know if he would or not and he did...

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Sep 30, 2011

Yes, you would be in violation of the order. No contact means no contact, regardless of who calls who.

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Q: What kind of commission should I expect for becoming a supplement wholesaler, selling to retail stores with a new compan

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Aug 31, 2011

This is not a legal question, but a business one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on

Q: Do I need a lawyer for a 609.605 (1) (b) (4) statute. Treaspassing.

My neighbors had dog barking for three days an two nights. Continual. Sent my husband over to find out why. He knocked on the door it opened he took a step in an a dog jumped into he's arms. Leaving he didn't know what to do with the dog he walked to his car an a young. Boy asked him not to take... Read more »

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jun 22, 2011

Hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney will ensure that the evidence is properly evaluated, and possible defenses are asserted, and all of the defendants rights are protected. In addition, an attorney will effectivly negotiate with the prosecution. The bottom line is that an attorney will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: Who is the plaintiff on a motion to modify child support

My ex is filing a motion to modify child support and he put me as the plaintiff and himself as the defendant. Is this correct?

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Apr 27, 2011

Whoever was the plaintiff on the original child support order would remain the plaintiff on motion to modify.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on

Q: How do I switch my non profit status corporation from one state to another?

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Mar 31, 2011

I am not entirely sure what your question means. If you are intending to operate in another state you will probably file as a foreign corporation. I doubt think have to switch anything. Check the Secretary of State's web page of the state where you are planning on operating.

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Q: Can i still have my parental rights if i voluntarily let my son go stay with his father in another state?

My son is staying with his father in another state. the father refuses to let me have any contact with my son and has moved since he/my son went to live there we never went to court for custody or visitation i would like have contact with my son but do not know where they are or how to contact them... Read more »

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Mar 30, 2011

No, you did not give up any rights by letting your son live with his father. You are, however, going to have to start a child custody and child support proceeding with the court where your son is residing. Obviously, you are going to have to find them.

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Q: Can a medical spa run on a expired fictitious name permit? I have looked it up, where can i report this?

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Mar 17, 2011

Most likley, a medical spa can even run if it failed to renew its fictitous business name. You should be able to report this to the county (or city) that is responsible for its registration. The county will probably send the spa a notice. The spa will then have to renew with late fees or may have... Read more »

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Q: Can i be fired if my job finds out i had a felony drug charge that was dismissed

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Mar 17, 2011

Probably yes. More than likely you are an at-will employee. You can be fired for any reason or even no reason. You employer is in the same position as you. If you wanted to quit you would not be required to give a reason.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on

Q: Can a person be charge state and federal for the same charge

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Feb 1, 2011

Yes, a person can face state and federal charges for the same act. You may want to keep your eyes on the nut job in the Arizona shooting. After the feds get done with him, the state is going to move in.

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Q: I invested in a start up Co. but have never received signed receipts or share cert.. Do I have a case for recission?

I invested in a start up Co. 2 yrs. ago. and signed a memoradum. After repeatedly asking for them, I have never received the Co. signed memorandum back,a welcome pack,or even my share cert.. Isn't this illegal business? It involves a lot of money and the Co. is in CA.and I'm in MN.. The persons... Read more »

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Feb 1, 2011

Thank you for you question.

Q:Isn't this illegal business? Not at the onset, but it can become illegal.

Upon a request, every shareholder is entitled to a certificate certifying his/her number of shares and class or series. (There is an exception if the company makes other...
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Q: How do I report someone on probation that is violating their probation terms, and do it anonymously?

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 29, 2011

If the person is committing a crime call the police. If you are just trying to get them in trouble you should probably mind your own business and let the person's probation officer worry about the violation.

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Q: Is there any way to find out the out come of a trial that I was involved in the jury selection for... last week.

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 29, 2011

You can probably go to the Courts' web site. Most have some info online. There may be a charge. Otherwise you can go to the courthouse in person and probably get the info.

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Q: Does the governor have power to grant parole

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 23, 2011

I do not believe the Governor participates in parole proceedings. The Governor does, however, have the power to pardon and commute sentences. In exercising this power he would be issuing a get out of jail free card.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on

Q: How can I find out on-line if someone has filed for bankruptcy

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 20, 2011

You can go to the District of Minnesota-Bankruptcy Courts' web site (PACER). I think the search may be free, but there is definitately a cost for accessing documents.

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Q: How do I find out if a business competitor is filing bankruptcy. I would like to be present for the asset sale.

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 12, 2011

PACER. Go to the District of Minnesota BK Court website. You can search for businesses that filed for BK. I am not sure, however, how notice is given for the asset sale. I would assume there should be public notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on

Q: Who gets default guadianship if mother passes away and father is divorced and lives out of state. sister responsib party

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 5, 2011

Most likely the father, unless there are unusual circumstances. More information is need to form a legal opinion.

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