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Q: After a foreclosure sale, but before the confirmation of sale, can a short sale be completed that was in process before
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You will want to hire with a real estate attorney immediately. The answer is probably no, but the attorney may be able to look back at the foreclosure documents to see what is there in case there was an error. The consultation and research shouldn't run more than $500.

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Q: What is the time period, statute of limitations, to build on Unit property land-Condominium Association.

In July 1993 a Condominium Declaration was granted. The declarant had 6-units. Within 3-months from the time the declaration was granted, declarant sold 3-units (Unit 2, 3, 4). The declarant maintained ownership of 3-units; 2-units (Unit 5 & Unit 1) had buildings (cottage houses) on them and... Read more »

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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You will want to speak to an attorney familiar with real estate law and show him/her all the condominium documents. This is a very fact-specific question.

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Q: Is a criminal informants tetimoiny admissible
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Generally (there are many exceptions) yes, the informant would be able to testify in court if his/her testimony is relevant and not otherwise prohibited by an evidence rule.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Employment harassment due to disability, loss of said employment. Now they wish to settle. I forfeit my rights.

Settlement is for $3750 after attorney fees. I have to give up my right to free speech, infringement on my right to seek employment, and sell out my integrity. At least if I lose in court they cannot take away my rights. I wish there were somewhere I could get answers. The only answer from my... Read more »

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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Work with your attorney and try to decide which is the correct route to take. No attorney can offer you legal advice when you are already represented. It sounds like you have already identified the rub in your situation; such tradeoffs are not uncommon. Good luck.

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Q: Can a police officer order a driver to exit their vehicle and pick up a discarded cigarette?

If there is no indication that the driver has committed any crime other than a municipal code violation for littering, can the officer order the driver out of the car, detain them, and search their vehicle?

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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Yes. Officers can arrest people for ordinance violations. They normally do not, but the answer is yes, they can.

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Q: I am a x soldier w ptsd and was falsly imprisoned and severly beaten. help?
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You should consult with a civil rights attorney if you were falsely imprisoned and beaten. You should check with the VA about getting yourself any help you need for your mental or physical help.

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Q: Can a person on probation in MN. be transfered to his parents home in Wi for the remainder of his probation?
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

There is an interstate compact which provides for the transfer of supervision in some cases. The son should consult with his agent about if that is possible for him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Court order NOT required to comply with requirements, but the corrections dept says yes
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Your question is a bit unclear, but generally speaking DOC community supervision agents are free to impose whatever conditions on supervision they deem appropriate.

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Q: Is it still shopliftering if you only pass through the first doors with the alarms and not the second set
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

At best, you are probably only talking about the difference between theft and attempted theft. Either one is going to look pretty bad. You should consult with an attorney about how to protect your interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: 1 940.23(1)(a) 1st Degree Reckless Injury Felony D how many years will you recieve for this crime?
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You could receive a sentence from time served (no additional penalty) all the way up through the statutory maximum penalty for a class D felony (substantial prison plus a large fine and extended supervision). You should consult with an attorney about your situation immediately if you have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Do I need a Dr excuse to call in sick to work? Is there a maximum of days I can be absent before I need an excuse?
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

If you are an at will employee, you could be fired if your employer doubts you were really sick. As a practical matter, a doctor's note is reasonably good evidence that you were actually sick. Some employers are explicit about wanting to see doctors' notes. If you have a disability or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: CAN YOU RECIEVE PROBATION FOR ROBBERY
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Yes, you can receive a probationary sentence for robbery. Robbery is a very serious charge, though and you should hire an attorney if you have not already done so to look at your case and advance your interests. Just because probation is available does not mean that is what you will end up... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Fired from my job because I got hurt and currently receiving Social Security can I get unemployment benefits in WI.

Permanant restrictions can only do seditary work but still able to work full time. Can I receive wisconsin unemployment benefits because I got hurt on the job and collecting unemployment? My job couldn't accomidate my seditary recommendations from my doctor so he fired me. I have been able to... Read more »

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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You should be able to receive unemployment benefits unless you were let go because of fairly serious misconduct. I do not know if receipt of unemployment benefits would lead to a partial or dollar-for-dollar reduction in your eligibility for disability benefits.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Do i need an attorney for a class a misdemeanor
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Class A misdemeanors in Wisconsin have a maximum penalty of 9 months jail and a $10,000 fine (plus the damage to reputation and ability to find work that a criminal conviciton entails.) I strongly suggest hiring an attorney to help you with your case.

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Q: I was charged with felony, reduced to misdemeanor then dropped. I live in wi it shows on my bakground, can it b removed/
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Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

The court record can not normally be sealed BUT sometimes, if the judge and prosecutor agree it is appropriate, judges do seal the court records. You would definitely want to consult with an attorney about this because the statutes don't provide for what you want and you would essentially be... Read more »

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