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Q: Abandoned gun? Would it be legal to take a gun that was thrown away near pittsburgh pa?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

You should go to the police and ask about registering it. If they want it, give it to them and get a receipt. YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE AN UNREGISTERED FIREARM in your posession.

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Q: When can you remove the paper from your back window the registration from the dealership
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Dec 14, 2020

You can remove the temporary registration from the car window when you receive your registration in the mail from PennDOT or when you print the permanent registration from PennDOT's website. The temporary registration you get from the dealership is typically valid for 90 days.

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Q: Can someone be convicted at the preliminary hearing?

The only other information that I was provided with is that the person's preliminary hearing takes place next week.

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 10, 2020

No, a person cannot be convicted at a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is not a hearing to determine guilt or innocence. It is a hearing to determine whether the commonwealth has sufficient evidence that a crime has been committed and that it is more likely than not that the charged... Read more »

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Q: My wife failed a drug test she’s a licensed nurse what happens with the board of nursing?

She failed the drug test and we believe they are going to the board of nursing. I need to know what we need to do. She is currently a licensed practical nurse.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but you await a response for two weeks and time is likely of the essence. It's probably a narrow area of practice, but she could search for professional license defense attorneys or nursing license defense attorneys. She could look to see what general... Read more »

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Q: If someone has pictures of a minor consuming alcohol, can a college campus take action against them?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Depends on the college's rules. If you are being blackmailed, the person trying to do that faces far more severe penalties. Pictures may show what appears to be a minor consuming alcohol. They aren't proof the minor did consume alcohol. For college charges that may not matter but for... Read more »

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Q: If a 16 year old wants to change their name would they be able to do so without any parental consent?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2020

No, consent of BOTH parents is required if under 18 years old.

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Q: someone told me they were going to press charges for harassment against me because of an argument on facebook.

i commented on a post about stimulus checks, and this person turned it into an argument about something that happened 10 years ago and says they’re doing to press charges against me for harassment because i reacted to a post they made after they unfriended me. she followed up on instagram saying... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2020

Anyone can file a complaint. Whether or not it is something the police would do anything about is another thing. Keep a copy of her postings (hard copy), showing time and date; likewise any instagram or other transmission. Keep your response to a simple "I disagree." and say no more.... Read more »

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Q: Should I tell the police that my 17 year old cousin has been with a 21 year old since she was 16 and he lives there?

They've been together for a little over a year since she was 16 and he lives at my uncle's house and isn't even bothered by the fact that he's letting an adult sleep with his 17 year old child

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

The age of consent is 16, so it's not illegal. What message that sends the 17 year old is not a legal question.

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Q: My boyfriend who was 16/17 at the time (he’s now 18) got into a fist fight while on the wildwood boardwalk

He’s now being charged with assault, the guy hit his friend first then shoved him and my bf retaliated what can he get charged with and how can he defend himself

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 11, 2019

He needs a lawyer. Assault is not a d.i.y. case. He needs to speak with the public defender. He can come to the aid of his friend but can't be throwing fists.

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Q: I have someone who is trying to claim my son as there’s , they keep harassing me and my family and threatening me

Just need to know what to do to get it to stop

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 16, 2019

Call the police - they might be committing criminal harassment and criminal threatening. This could lay the foundation for obtaining a restraining order or peace bond but also start the process of getting them the mental health care services that they need. You want the police involved to... Read more »

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Q: What does cancellation suspension mean?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 21, 2019

As a general matter, cancellation can mean termination of something, such as a membership or contract. Cancellation is generally deemed to be more permanent in nature than suspension. But it all depends on context and usage. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: Does a homeowner\member of a PA HOA have the right to look at the Treasurers checkbook and receipts for HOA expense?

Also how many years back can I request?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

Look at the bylaws and charter but they should. As far as years back the more years the better the reason needs be.

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Q: After a lien has been filed against a debt, can they still charge interest on that debt?

Township utility Malvern, pa

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

yup.

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Q: What kind of lawyer (area of expertise) do I look for?

We are a salvage yard that sells used diesel parts with no guarantees to the public. We had a sale where the customer said we sold a faulty engine. The local magistrate sided with the customer. We need to appeal. Neither side had representation at the magistrate-level hearing where judgment was... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Jan 30, 2019

Just look for someone who handles civil litigation. You'll have 30 days from the date of the magistrate's judgment to file an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas in your county (likely Wyoming County). Your local bar association may be able to point you to someone as well.

Best of luck to you.

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Q: A girl bought a puppy and wasn't able to care for it. It's been living with me for 4 years. Now she wants her back.

This was my landlord's daughter who has never been a responsible pet owner. In those 4 years, she would occasionally ask if the dog could stay overnight with her and I would allow that but my place is her home. All expenses have been paid by me, including years of dog classes such as Nose... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Dec 16, 2018

Initially, as they say, possession is 9/10th of the law. So there's that.

I believe no court would award possession of the dog to this girl. She gave you the dog, and you've done everything to care for it. Unless the girl has some sort of writing that specifies that she never...
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Q: Am I allowed to audio and video record on my property? I have posted signage to that effect. My neighbor threatens us.

They have threatened us with physical harm.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

Threats you should discuss with the police. Be accurate--"that's what he meant" or "that's what I took it to mean" aren't the same as "this is what he said"\

Note the time, date, and the words used in the order they were said.

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Q: Can i cross complaint against my now ex for co-signing a car and my wages are being garnished and he keeps quitting

He keeps quitting his jobs so that they cant take any of his wages, how can I get some type of action done against him?

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 15, 2018

Potentially. You can also bring a separate small claims suit against him for your lost wages due to garnishment -- although that's only if there was a promise (and hopefully in writing) by him to pay for the car 100% and indemnify you. If you co-signed, normally you're on the hook for... Read more »

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Q: Safety issue involving the local Catholic church

There was a building next door that was bought by the Catholic Church and demolished. We are row homes, so there is now an empty lot. The church was going to make it into a parking lot, after it was paved and protective barriers were put up to protect our homes and occupants. They never did... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2018

First off you send them a letter confirming this and asking that they send it to their insurance company.

You may want to bring it to the attention of the archdiocese as it's hardly a "good neighbors" approach especially if having tire stops is relatively cheap....
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Q: I've lived with my fiance for 10 years and have worked for him free with his business. What are my rights if we split?

He has control over everything. I have nothing.

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Aug 29, 2018

Hard to say, of course, given the extremely limited facts you've presented -- but I'll give it a shot.

Rights to his business? None, since it's his business. Marital rights? None, since you two aren't married. Sounds like you need to start taking some steps to secure...
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Q: If I am primary on a car that I co-signed what rights do I have

I co-signed a car for my son, we had a falling out and he dropped off the car at my house in April and I have been responsible for making the payments. Now he wants the car back and says he has every right to take it back. Please help

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Primary and co sign are different. Look at whose name the title and registration are in. That's who is the owner. If it's him you have a claim for what you put into it, any insurance required etc. That would be a set off. Suggest you mediate with someone he respects.

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