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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I withdraw my guilty plea of eluding police (car chase) if I fired my lawyer due to misrepresentation?

My ex-lawyer advised me to plead guilty to get into drug court (Zanex) because he said, "everyone gets into drug court once"!

So under his advisement, I pleaded guilty.

Also lack of urgency by my lawyer to obtain video tape of police assault and lack of obtaining Police video/audio... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 15, 2019

You can try

If you withdraw it, can you win?

Police miscondiuct of the nature you describe is not a defense to drug possession

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What constitutes extraordinary circumstances for a prisoner in South Carolina to receive a pardon in South Carolina

Thank you answering my previous question about my brother and his victim's family. His victims family members wrote the clerk of Court and the solicitors office stating that they request a time modifications and/or any relief the court may grant. The clerk of court/solicitors office sent a copy of... Read more »

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 15, 2019

This is an information sheet provided on SCPPP’s website regarding the criteria that is considered in the granting or denial of a pardon or parole. I don’t know of anyone that does this work on a pro bono basis but you can certainly reach out to the S.C. bar or S.C. legal services to see if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Is it okay if a police officer records you and uses you as evidence without your knowledge?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Oct 15, 2019

No, it is not. But why is this question in Landord-Tenant session?

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Massachusetts on
Q: in MA an offer was placed on my property on 8/9/19 we are now well passed the 45 days agreed upon for closing.

Closing was set for tomorrow 10/16/19. i have done repairs and updates to the lawful expectations of the original inspection in a timely manner by my agents father who i paid for his services. My real estate agent has not been forthcoming about many items through this process. A week ago the buyers... Read more »

Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley answered on Oct 15, 2019

I strongly suggest you contact a lawyer to represent your interests as soon as possible. The agent/broker is supposed to be working for you, the seller, and no one else. Most P&S agreements state the buyer is prohibited from entering the premises and/or doing work n the premises with the Seller's... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Change of venue in unlawful Detainer case by defendant from superior court of Alameda to federal court.

Plaintiff received federal funds allocated by a nonprofit entity operating with in California. Plaintiff has a history of substantial filings of unlawful detainers since the 1980 in Alameda County. Defendant is a 100% service-Connected disabled Operation Iraqi Freedom Army Veteran who has been... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 14, 2019

Simply put, the Federal courts have original jurisdiction in cases and controversies which raise either a federal question, or in civil cases where the parties reside in different states and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. A typical unlawful detainer case is between landlord and tenant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights on
Q: I was wondering if I have to stop for the police? What is reasonable grounds to arrest me?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

too vague to answer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the social security number use for and can it be use by anyone else for there's benefit?

Make a contract and make me fulfill is this law

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a library. You can research these issues by googling

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: I live in Colorado and I rent an apartment/condo. My neighbor threatened to kill my dog, what legal action can I take?

I have reported this to my subdivision leasing office. Then it happened again today so I called the main leasing office and they advised me to call the police. The police came and spoke with me, then spoke with the neighbor. He admitted to saying he would kill my dog but claimed he didn't say it... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Oct 14, 2019

If you do not feel safe, then your best option might be to break your lease and move. If the threats continue or escalate, you might also be entitled to a restraining/protection order, but that all depends on whether or not the cops will press charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: What are the laws in circumstances like this one?

Following delivery a mother and newborn are both tested and their results show the presence of an illegal substance. A mandatory report to DCF, and a safety plan is then put in place for the family and both parents are cooperative in successfully completing all requirements. In this situation, does... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 14, 2019

The key point of your question is the last statement: "during the investigation." The Department of Children & Families has broad legal authority to do whatever they deem necessary while conducting the kind of investigation described. While the skilled people at DCF normally do not "gossip" about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is there any action we can take ?

Our neighbors dog came into our backyard and our husky attacked . The neighbor kicked our dog (hard) to get their dog . Later her husband came and told us our dog might be limping from her kicking our dog . In our own yard . We leave in a subdivision in KY.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

Sue

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: Car i was driving Repoed it was clearly marked disabled placard left me stranded with no means my wallet in the car

This is not my car. SoI had sheriff call and thats when we found out it was 9 am in morning I called to explain that I just need my wallet and things and they refused told me to come to yard at 4:30 pm I am disabled and sick that there was no way to get to yard or home or any place safe that they... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 13, 2019

Being disabled is not a defense to having your car repossessed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can I file a racial discrimination case against a company where someone has drawn racial offensive pictures on wall

Or boards in the workplace that hasn’t been proven who done it

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

Anyone can file a suit for anything. Whether is is a successful lawsuit is another story

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I got a letter in the mail saying I have to attend a drug class after a police officer illegally searched me and found

Weed cartridge in my pocket, I never went to court so this is not court ordered, the letter came from the dacco drug class they want me to attend.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

Who was the letter from?

It must be a secret because you didnt state it

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: If I have hours of evidence of my neighbors communicating about targeting me out, what actions can I take against them?

If I have many hours of my neighbors communicating with their community engagement/social justice project about targeting me out and basically torturing me to death, what legal action can I take?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 11, 2019

Take them to the police

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: Does a former AAG (now public defender) create constitutional liability practicing concurrently opposite prior client?

Is it unlawful (and unethical) for a current AAG to switch sides (concurrently), while continuing to practice in same exact jurisdiction/court room - opposite former colleages & client - now defending clientele he would have formerly prosecuted? Does this not present multiple constitutional... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 11, 2019

You already asked this same question and received an answer.

If an attorney here says no, are you going to drop it?

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Probate for California on
Q: I'm about to sign POAs with my daughter for both health care and asset management. I trust her. But if she dies...

I'm doing estate planning. If she dies, and I become incapacitated, who decides that I am? And how would that decision be made?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Oct 11, 2019

There is no one single correct answer to your question. These are issues that an experienced estate planning attorney can help you sort through in the process of preparing customized powers of attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: (TX) If I cant be forced into a contract. And pursuant to section 19 of the Texas Constitution,

I cant be deprived of my rights or disfranchised in any way. Then how is it that I can be jailed/fined and have my property taken and be treated like a criminal for carrying a firearm (sidearm) with out a license?

The same thing can be said about any other license that isnt commercial.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 11, 2019

Do you drive without a license? Hunt without a license? Have you been listening to someone who is practicing law without a license?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Eviction is a mess
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 11, 2019

Part of your question might have gotten left off in uploading. If you could repost with additional details (do not include personal information), that might enable an Indiana attorney to meaningfully assess the matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you file a civil suit after being wrongfully incarcerated?

My husband was in a fatal accident in 2014. He was arrested in 2016. After the case was presented the originating county and the state supreme court found that all felony and misdemeanor charges should be dropped. He was found to not be reckless or negligent in any way. The only charges remaining... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

You should consult directly with a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How and where can I access a federal class action lawsuit that was filed in 1984 in Memphis, TN?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

Name

Subject

Too many factors

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