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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Need help i only have 1 day to make an appeal for eviction i only have 1 day to move or make an appeal

Do i need to get a lawyer to make an appeal or i can do it my self Need help i only have 1 day to make an appeal for eviction i havemt been available to find a place to stay do i need a lawyer to make an appeal or i can do it my self i have kids and cant find a place to live and in the court they... Read more »

Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka answered on Oct 25, 2021

Yes, if you're unsure with how to go about the appeals process, I would strongly recommend that you reach out to an attorney and set up a consult as soon as possible. They will be able to review the eviction order with you and advise you as to how to best proceed. I wish you all the best!

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Police fabricated probable cause statement to charge and convicted me assault when there was NO injuries. Police and Dr

Have both testified stating there were NO INJURIES and yet I was still found guilty of assault and the judge lied in his findings of facts saying the doctor witnessed injuries when she testified stating that there were NO injuries and I believe that is "fraud on the court" and voids... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Oct 24, 2021

There is "assault" and "battery." You could have an assault WITHOUT a battery, but the reverse doesn't apply. So even if there were no injuries, a person can commit an assault. Putting someone else in fear of their safety or possible injuries, or worse, when there is intent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: If a judge lies in his findings that a doctor testified the "victim" had injuries when the doctor said opposite = fraud?

Is that not the definition of (fraud on the court) or judicial error?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 23, 2021

The use of the term lies implies that the judge intentionally said or wrote something that was untrue knowing that it was untrue. Making a finding that was inconsistent with the record presented in court would be error. But error is only significant if it is reversible error and you don’t... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas on
Q: If u get evicted an make an appeal

If u get evicted an make an appeal and pay the bond and a month of rent to court do they give u the whole month howitworhowitworks

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Oct 21, 2021

If you pay your rent into the registry of the court every month during the appeal, those payments will be applied towards any judgment the landlord recovers against you. If you don't, your appeal is likely to be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: Is there anything i can do a night before the writ of possession is executed by the sheriff tomorrow?

I have the grant deed to my property and i have failed to make it to court, the papers i was given had incorrect spelling of my name and the plaintiffs name was not even the person involved in the case so i thought they were a hoax but the sherrif showed up saying i have 5 days and tomorrow being... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 20, 2021

You need a lawyer.

You should have asked this question a month ago.

Now it is too late to do anything but be prepared to leave and take as many of your belongings that you can take with you. But you still need a lawyer. Look up the Orange County Bar Association's website and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Identity Theft and Social Security for Florida on
Q: Due to a mistake not of my making my DOB is inaccurate by 1 year. I am a 15yr US Navy Vet. Conflicting DOB exists.

I currently hold no valid ID for the State of Florida because of this discrepancy. I am 63yrs old and just diagnosed with prostate cancer, scheduled for surgery on 12 Oct.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2021

This is not my area of practice, but your question remains open for two weeks and it frustrates me that a veteran might have their benefits held up due to administrative discrepancies in personal information. Here is an address link to a page in the SSA website -... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: I pled guilty to a charge under duress now I'm a felon. How can I have my case reexamined?

In 2017 I was brutally assaulted by 6 police officer during a mental health crisis. After I called an officer out for kicking me in the head he charged me with assaulting a police officer. I weighed 115lbs at the time. I was covered in bruises and my wrists were so swollen I couldn't be... Read more »

Aaron Pomeranz
Aaron Pomeranz answered on Oct 15, 2021

Unfortunately, you do not have any appeal avenues regarding the criminal matter available because of the passage of time beyond the deadlines.

If you want to seek possible civil rights claims against the police officers, you need to speak to an attorney that is an expert in those matters to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good evening, I am trying to appeal and/or reconsider three rulings dated September 20th 2021.

Good evening,

I am trying to appeal and/or reconsider three Common Pleas Court rulings dated September 20th 2021 because the judge previously granted a continuance but seemingly spontaneously ruled on the three issues anyway. Look at the attached docket. Even assuming some other mistake,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

You need to contact Legal Aid if you haven't already. https://www.palawhelp.org/organization/north-penn-legal-services-stroudsburg-office/housing-and-shelter/eviction?ref=PYCKA

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Car Accidents and Legal Malpractice for Iowa on
Q: Definition of/penalties for lawyer perjury when sworn in as a witness in IA.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2021

An Iowa attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If this involves motor vehicle accident litigation, your selection of categories makes sense. However, this could also be something that an attorney who deals with criminal law/professional conduct matters could have... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: how do you appeal a murder case that was denied a state appeal
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 8, 2021

That answer requires a full knowledge of the original criminal case, its procedural history, evidence, motions, rulings, and case notes on possible manifest mistakes and other legitimate grounds for an appeal to be timely and appropriately filed by such attorney.

That legal issues requires...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: I appealed a decision made on behalf of secretary of state to suspend my license for an year and 6 pts on my record

It was due to traffic stop and an supposed to be chemical drug test refusal which I just didn't understand

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 6, 2021

What is your question? It sounds like you got an implied consent violation. When the police suspect you of drunk driving, by virtue of you driving, you consent to a chemical test - which is usually a breath test administered at the jail or police station; not the one done on scene by the police,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: Is it possible to have a court proceeding pertaining to me and me not know?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 6, 2021

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, it is possible, but less likely if the matter involved something requiring personal service (as opposed to service by mail, leaving with a person of suitable age, etc., or other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is due process violated when only two judges sit on an appeals case, given the customary number is three?

The 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals employs a three judge panel to hear all appeals, both criminal and civil. What if one of the judges was so sick, he could not understand the proceedings, leaving effectively only two judges? Since everybody else is given three judges, is this a violation of due... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Oct 4, 2021

Generally, NO. I assume the absent judge will be at the conference meeting where they usually discuss the case(s) and vote. So I don't see any violation of due process.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Florida on
Q: How do I know if I’m being charged with unemployment fraud
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 4, 2021

It is close to impossible to find out if you are going to be charged with unemployment fraud, or any crime, until it happens. Typically, a law enforcement officer making contact with you to question you is a sign that you might be being investigated for a crime. An arrest generally means a law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Idaho on
Q: If my Husband is sentenced and is paying restitution can the other party file a civil claim and sue him?

He was involved in a car accident where there was a fatality and he was charged with vehicular manslaughter. he is currently in IDOCI Orofino and we have filed an appeal and everytime that I or someone else puts money on his commissary restitution is taken out 20% of the amount submitted. my... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Oct 1, 2021

Your question has a couple of issues:

1. Restitution being taken out of his commissary money. This is probably per statute, so there is nothing that you can do about it. Your husband will get out some day and will hopefully have a little, less, restitution that he has to pay, because...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Michigan on
Q: What can be done if a judge in MI is ignoring the court of appeals decision that allows mmj patients to use on probation

My disabled husband was arrested for DUI and took a plea to a lesser charge because it seemed like all he could do. He took the plea with the understanding that it would not prevent him from using medical Marijuana as a brain tumor patient. The judge in lapeer County is not allowing him to use... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 23, 2021

That judge is not the only one...what can be done? Appeal a revocation or sanction of probation.

While it sounds like you are disappointed in the case outcome, DUIs can be tough to defend. If your husband was driving, and his BAC was over 0.08...I'm not sure what benefit going to trial...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: IME Dr demanded that my friend take off his PPE as a condition of continuing his IME.

When he refused, Dr cancelled rest of IME. Defendants have issued evidence sanctions even though they have all of my friend's medical records and the nature of his injuries are not ones that would even be visible without any PPE. What are his options? Can he sue the IME Doctor for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 21, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IF HE HAD AN IME EXAM, THE CASE IS IN LITIGATION AND HE SHOULD HAVE A LAWYER.

THAT IS THE PERSON THAT SHOULD ANSWER THE QUESTION AS S/HE HAS ALL THE INFO

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE ANYONE AT ANY TIME.

THE ISSUE IS THAT LAWYERS WILL NOT TAKE THE CASE ON A...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for California on
Q: How to file an Appeal for limited civil case in a unlawful Detainer eviction Just cause. Possession of property.

Couldn’t remember if I was supposedly served by summons UD around time I was severely sick or if I found it on my door as landlord had posted 2 violations of lease. Minor noise an corrected it. And stated number two. I asked. They brought number one noise complaint 3 days apart after being a... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

Filing an Appeal is a technical and difficult task, even for an attorney, and you need to hire one to protect your rights. The problem is that an appeal is a "review of the record" of the trial, and what you are mentioning in your post is the evidence that you should have put on at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was notified that i would receive a civil demand but i haven’t gotten anything in the mail? should i be worried?

i also have a court date on october 29th

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

Be sure to go to court on October 29, or the Court can rule without you. This does not appear to be an Appeal or Civil Rights case. Contact the people that notified you about the civil demand to see what the status is.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: we are needing to do appeal on a probate judgment which happen 2 weeks ago.

We were being sued by my sister which she thought we stole money from my mother when she lived with us. this is not true. we browed money and mom knew about and came up with agreement which this paperwork was not admit in because we did not have anything with us because we did not know at the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 15, 2021

If within 30 days of entry of the Judgment, you might file a Rule 59 Motion To Alter or Amend with the Probate Court. Later you might consider an appeal, but first you want the trial court to hear that you actually borrowed money and were paying it back. Hire a competent attorney as you need a... Read more »

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