Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: I've lived in the home I rent for four months and since I moved in I've had nothing but problems but one major issue is

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

Do a Googe search on tenant's rights lawyers in Bakersfield. You will turn up lots of results.

Or you could go to the website of the legal aid services in Bakersfield:

http://www.gbla.org/

That should give you a good start.
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Q: Can a plaintiff include a statement 'plaintiff will prove if this case enters the discoveries stage?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

Your opposition to a motion to dismiss can indicate that there is discovery to be completed, but you must address the merits of the motion itself. From your question, I cannot tell if you are in state or federal court. If in federal court, you should not be attempting to represent yourself. (Even in state court you should not try representing yourself.)

The nature of your question leaves many details open to conjecture, so it is difficult in the abstract to answer you. I would need to...
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Q: I'm 18 and I want to go to school in a different state without my parents?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

If you're 18, you're legally considered an adult, and nobody can "take custody" of you. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: Will I win if I sue a hotel for getting bit by bed bugs? I have over 30 bites and they are getting worse & horrendous?!

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

You can sue for the bites in small claims court. Negligence and breach of contract may be your relevant causes of action. Damages may be minor, based on your facts here. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: My life is hell can i sue???

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

See http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/legal_guides/lt-8.shtml

You may be able to sue for contractual violations and habitability violations. See the above guide. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: How did David J. Carpenter get convicted in 1981 without and DNA evidence???

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

See: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/DNA-ties-Trailside-Killer-to-79-S-F-slaying-3198511.php

This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: How did David J. Carpenter get convicted in 1981 without any DNA evidence???

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

See: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/DNA-ties-Trailside-Killer-to-79-S-F-slaying-3198511.php

This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: Does he have any rights to the house he lives in--doesn't own, but pays for?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Maine on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

No, unless he is going to claim that he was a tenant or he loaned her funds. As a Tenant he is entitled to some notice for termination. The only question is did he loan her any money or did she promise him something and can it be proved.
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Q: Laws on revocation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Based on your question, there would not be any jurisdiction over you and no crime. Is it possible that you had some unpaid fines and the suspended sentence was not discharged yet?
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Q: Is there any kind of question a judge or lawyer can ask you

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

The questions must be relevant and related to what the court must make as a finding. Some questions are designed to ensure that there is no fraud, and also to make a record in the event there is a denial.
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Q: how long does it take for the Stinson, et al. v. The City of New York, et al. claim form to come back after filled out?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

See: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/nyregion/new-york-city-agrees-to-settlement-over-summonses-that-were-dismissed.html

What do you mean "come back"? Payment of the claims should occur within the time period ordered by the judge. You can access court orders and public documents filed in the case via the court clerk. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me,...
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Q: A HOTEL VIOLATED CIVIL CODE 1940.1 POLICE CAME AND ENFORCES IT BY THREAT OF PENAL CODE 602 S CAN I SUE POLICE DEPARTMENt

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

See my answer to your identical question. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: A HOTEL VIOLATED CIVIL CODE 1940.1 POLICE CAME AND ENFORCES IT BY THREAT OF PENAL CODE 602 S CAN I SUE POLICE DEPARTMENt

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

See my answer to your identical question. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: IF A POLICE ENFORCES CIVIL CODE 1940.1 BY THREAT OF PENAL CODE 602 S WHAT'S MY RIGHTS

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

See: http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/civil-code/civ-sect-1940-1.html

Were you given 30 days notice to move out? If you overstay beyond the eviction date, you might be cited for criminal trespass. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in...
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Q: If an inmates work release is revoked due to a reported tampering, should the inmate get a hearing to explain (in VA)?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

There is no right to work release and a Virginia court can authorize the Sheriff to allow you into you, but can not order it. Work release is a privilege offered and operated by the individual Sheriff in your jurisdiction. The Sheriff will set any rules and procedures. If the Sheriff determines you no longer qualify for it, then they can remove you from the program.
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Q: We were evicted really fast in Florida been trying to get left behind property back and told theywill hire company to do

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

If you have been evicted the owner of the property has the right to remove your property to the curb. I suggest that you focus upon getting prepared to move your property as once if goes to the curb it is at risk of being stolen.
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Q: Can my son go to jail for taking a knife to school in Prince Georges County Maryland?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Maryland on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

It's a whole other ballgame as to what kids can bring to school. If the knife is illegal in general, then potentially YES if he is charged as an adult. It sounds like they are going to charge him as a juvenile which is not a jail situation but could be reform school or similar. In our practice of juvenile law, generally those cases work out favorably for the defendant compared with a criminal court.
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Q: In Illinois how do I sue a school for intimidation, harassment & discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

It is certainly a challenge, particularly if it is a school funded by any state or local government. I would recommend consulting with an attorney individually for a consultation if you truly believe the school is liable to you for damages.
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Q: My mother was disabled with an disability, with over a hundred different kind of prescription medications.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Social Security and White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

You may consider contacting a medical malpractice attorney. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. Re: ADA violations, see: https://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/disability-rights

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business...
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Q: Can I file a claim for restroom discrimination after being escorted out by Menlo Park Police?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

It depends on how you're using the restroom. If it entails a public safety or public health violation, or if you're trespassing on private property, then I see no reason why you can't be prohibited from using the restroom. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice...
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