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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Wisconsin on

Q: i was on probation and taken to a police department, and was asked to take a voice detection test(like a polygraph)

and asked if i needed a lawyer and they told me no. i was later convicted on that crime is this legal?

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Apr 19, 2018

First, I do not know what the basis of your arrest was. I assume you were arrested or stopped, arrested and taken to the police station where you subsequently were ordered to take the test you indicated you took. I also do not know what it is you were convicted of.

Secondly, I do not know...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin on

Q: Is a LLC liable for injuries caused by it's uninsured vehicle driven by the owner of the LLC in Wisconsin?

I was on the sidewalk when I was struck by a car backing out of the driveway

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Mar 16, 2018

I believe that the LLC may be or may not be liable for injuries caused by its uninsured vehicle driven by the owner of the LLC in Wisconsin. First, whether the vehicle is insured has nothing to do with the liability question. Rather, liability for the accident and accompanying injuries is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on

Q: seeking counsel prior to fighting tickets and also pressing charges on a civilian for damages

there are so many different areas involved i dont know what to do. someone used me not too long ago and i got myself into a situation with traffic tickets and child restraint.... its gone into harasment, threats (veiled and transphopic). this person used my mental health shortcomings against me and... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Mar 16, 2018

I am sorry that you are going through what appears to be a very challenging period in your life. That said, I am also sorry that I cannot figure out what it is you really are trying to communicate and what the best approach would be in providing you with the counsel you need. That notwithstanding,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on

Q: I was in an an accident where I was found at fault. I had no insurance so now I owe State Farm. How to settle this?

Who can I contact to settle this with them? My license is suspended now and I just want this over with.

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Mar 1, 2018

You may contact the lawyer whose name appears on the paperwork regarding the judgment taken against you. You may also contact State Farm directly requesting they tell you who you need to speak with regarding a judgment taken against you. If the judgment was taken in Small Claims Court, contacting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on

Q: Why aren't there any federal laws that protect all animals?

I find it troubling that the states can choose what is defined as an "animal" and what is considered a crime against them. Why aren't there any federal laws that protect all animals? The AWA does not count. Doing research, I've found that all states have animal abuse laws, but they are all... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 28, 2018

The Act you took issue with was not intended to regulate how animals are used for research purposes, but only to set standards for how they are obtained and maintained at a facility

APHIS's Animal Care (AC) program oversees the AWA, which includes about 10,300 facilities. These AC officials...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Wisconsin on

Q: Is my principal allowed to follow me home and question me why I left?

I'm 18 year old senior in high school, I had a modified schedule which allows me to leave earlier than the rest of the students. I am not mad about it, I am just wondering if this is allowed. I am guessing this is fine but it just worried me a little. Also I don't know where to even start on what... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 21, 2018

Your question is a valid concern for a number of reasons. Having said that, I don't know what school or school district you are in and what the regulations are regarding the duties of the principal and the protocol regarding errant students or students deemed not to be compliant with attendance. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on

Q: My puppy was taken from the vet by the person I bought him from and she won't give him back.

I bought him w/o signing a breeders contract. I took him to an emergency vet. He had a bowel obstruction. They wanted too much money. The person I got him from volunteered to take him to her vet for care and I could pay her on Friday. She said he was having surgery. Didn't happen he wasn't even... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 20, 2018

It is not clear to me where your issues stem from as there are several individuals you have been transacting business with. What is clear to me is that you do not have paperwork suggesting or documenting that you actually own the animal. As such, the veterinarian is going by what the apparent owner... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on

Q: If I surrender my dog will I have to pay citation we don't have the money?

My dog got out over a year ago we got a warning he got out again today and I was issued a citation

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 7, 2018

What did the citation say? If you were cited because your dog was off the premises which offense you were previously warned would result in a citation if there were future violations, you need to retain someone who practices in the area about such matters so that they may, in turn, represent you.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on

Q: What kind of lawyer do I need?

I am not sure what kind of lawyer I need but I was in a car accident where I did hit a car and I was not insured now progressive is suing me. I am a low income mother of 3 and i need help to make sure I am not bullied in court or getting taken advantage of.

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 6, 2018

If I assume that you are being sued in Small Claims Court for an amount of damage that does not exceed $10,000.00, I would recommend you speak with and or retain someone who practices in Small Claims Court. Having said that, you may also wish to consult with a Bankruptcy lawyer but that will depend... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Wisconsin on

Q: My school is threatening that if i talk to 1 specific person on school grounds ill get a ticket and in trouble can they?

i am being accused if being in a fight with a female at my school. i was suspended for 4 days i hen had a meeting with the assistant principle and they told me if i talk to her again on school grounds that they will have me suspended or expelled. i never signed anything saying those were the... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 6, 2018

While you do have rights of speech as you clearly articulate, those rights of speech must be contextualized. You must remember that the school as an institution has rules and regulations governing the conduct of students like you. Schools usually design their rules and regulations on the basis of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on

Q: If I got injured in a car accident due to the other driver's negligence but they have insufficient insurance coverage to

pay my medical bills, am I allowed to sue the driver directly for the remainder?

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 6, 2018

Yes. You may file a claim over and above the amount of the special damages in this case, your medical bills. If for example the medical bills are $30,000.00 and the medical pay provisions of the applicable insurance policy are $25,000.00 and the liability coverage is , for example, $50,000.00,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on

Q: I have an aunt in stage 4 cancer who lives in a nursing home. My aunt never selected A Power of Attorney

Her daughter was removed over her finances and my aunt as since become a ward of the state with her finances in question

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 6, 2018

I am not certain as to what your question is and what you are trying to do for your aunt if anything. I would have to guess that you are trying to either manage your auntie's finances and or determine what they might be and or any other issue regarding your auntie's wellbeing in so far as it... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Wisconsin on

Q: I received 3 citations the DA offered me to take the failure to report an accident or failure to keep vehicle under

Control and hit and run of property adjacent to a highway or vice versa whats better

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 1, 2018

Without additional facts and circumstances which led or may have led to the accident in question, I am inclined to believe that you are better off taking the "failure to report an accident". The Failure To Report an Accident does not directly involve your operation of your vehicle as it is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on

Q: What kind of lawsuit would harassment, stolen Handgun, stolen car, loss of employment, threats, money owed, medical bil

I was with my girlfriend for 8.5 yrs and she on dec 28th 2017 cheated stole my gun and ring, made threatening and harassing phone calls, stole my car making me lose my job, owed money for moving and new car, and therapy costs. I start my job here in Wiscconsin tomorrow night. What should I do in... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 28, 2018

I am not sure there is any specific type of lawsuit you may commence against your ex girlfriend. If you are trying to recover money for stolen items, you need to make sure that the cost of litigation is not going to outweigh the benefits. Above all, you also must make sure that when and if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Wisconsin on

Q: I borrowed my friends sisters car. While i loaned it I had got into accident she did not have insurance and wants to sue

Can she sue even though she lied about having insurance? She's taking me to small claims for 5000 when the shop her car is at 5old me it's only $900 to fix I even bought her a car till she could get hers back and is also trying to sue for registration fees due parking tickets.

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 23, 2018

She is suing or can sue for damage to her vehicle. I don't know whether her alleged lying about insurance led you to take the vehicle such that you relied upon representations it was an insured vehicle. That notwithstanding, I don't see the relationship between her lying about insurance coverage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on

Q: hello how far can city police officer follow you till the officer is profiling in a vehicle

stevens point police officers followed me about .5 miles we both stop at a stop light pass through the stop light on to the highway about 5 miles down the road i was pulled over in the right hand lane because i was about to get sandwich on the highway between the cop and a van that pulled on the... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 11, 2018

I believe that the city police officer can follow you within the jurisdiction he works and also call others if and when you are about or he suspects you will elude him or her into another jurisdiction. An officer can follow you for as long as s/he believes a crime is being committed has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on

Q: I had a coworker hit my car and told me she would pay in full.2 months later she says she doesn't want to. what can I do

She is on SS and did not want her insurance to be raised so we didn't get them involved.

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 11, 2018

Unfortunately, it appears you failed to call the Police who would have taken down the information and issued a Police Report. Nonetheless, you may want to go to the Police Department near you and report the accident so that there is an official record. If you have photographs and names of witnesses... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Wisconsin on

Q: My friend's brother is refusing to share documents regarding their mother's death, does she have legal rights to them?

My friend's mother was killed 16 years ago and her brother recently received documents with information about how she died among other things. She asked her brother if she would be able to see the documents but he has refused, stating that he doesn't want to relive the tragedy.

No one is... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 9, 2018

Based upon the limited information you have provided, I believe that the individual refusing to share the information has every right to hold on to information that is not owned by the individual requesting they share the information. In other words, your friend's brother undertook singular efforts... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on

Q: How long can a person hold a claim open on you from an auto accident?

My son was driving my daughters truck. hit a pedestrian. My daughters truck was under my husband and my auto insurance. My son had his own auto insurance. This accident happened 11/29/2015. My sons auto insurance paid out the policy limits but the party that was hurt refuses to sign off my son. I... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Nov 2, 2017

Thank you for your question. Except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death, a minor has two years from the date of his or her 18th birthday to file suit. If however, the victim was an adult, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the accident or from the time s/he could... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on

Q: Person bitten by a dog who is hired to take care of them

A person is hired to take care of dogs at a breeders place. This person is bitten breaking up a dog fight due to the persons negligence of running dogs together that were known alphas. Does the person have a lawsuit. went to emergency room for stitches.

Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Nov 26, 2016

If we assume you were bitten during the course of your employment, your exclusive remedy as an employee injured during the course of your employment is a claim pursuant to the Workers Compensation laws of Wisconsin. If your employer has no Workers Compensation coverage, you may be able to pursue a... Read more »

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