Questions Answered by Robert Douglas Kane Jr

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 13, 2012
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
I am not sure what Caribou's hiring policies are, but there is nothing prohibiting it from using it against the applicant.

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

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 2, 2012
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Answered on Oct 21, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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 is probably entitled to this information, but they should probably get you to sign a release.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 30, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
Yes, you would be in violation of the order. No contact means no contact, regardless of who calls who.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 22, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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 ensure the best possible outcome for your husband. Attorney fees in this case should be fairly reasonable.

As you aware probably aware, this offense carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Apr 27, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
Whoever was the plaintiff on the original child support order would remain the plaintiff on motion to modify.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Answered on Mar 31, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 30, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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 to register again. The county is not going to shut them down because it failed to renew if that is what is you're thinking.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Feb 1, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Answered on Feb 1, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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 arrangments (i.e. electronic shares), but that does not appear to be the situation in your case.) Once the company has refused it is in violation of California law. This law does not, however, provide how this...

Q: How do I report someone on probation that is violating their probation terms, and do it anonymously?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 29, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 29, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

Q: Does the governor have power to grant parole

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 23, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 20, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 12, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 5, 2011
Robert Douglas Kane Jr's answer
Most likely the father, unless there are unusual circumstances. More information is need to form a legal opinion.

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