I'm the plaintiff in a current case against a municipality, the judge and the nuetral evaluator have suggested that I find a contingency lawyer as I have a strong case. We are currently in the process of filing depositions. Held in the Western District state of PA
A Pennsylvania attorney could best guide you, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above to find someone, or you could search online independently. Good luck
I was pulled over tonight and the officer said he wanted to administer a sobriety test based on the fact that my pupils appeared to be dilated. I informed him I was taking prescription medication yet he gave me the test anyway, told me I didn’t “really” pass and said that was probable cause... Read more »
Here is the thing, prescription drugs can make you illegale to drive if you ate under the influence. Whether or not he had probable cause to believe you have controlled substances is certainly arguable. If you appeared impaired and admitted to taking medications one could certainly argue he had...Read more »
My son (age 18)was beaten and humiliated by 5 inmates in our county jail over the weekend.(He is now released on unsecured bail) The guards let this go on for hours when they are supposed to check each block every half hour. I want to persue charges or a lawsuit for failing to protect him. Please... Read more »
You'll want an attorney who does "1983" litigation -- which references the federal statute under which you'd file suit against the municipality/jail. You'll also be filing in federal court, so you'll want someone who's familiar with federal procedures. It's...Read more »
Do you have a license to carry a firearm? While open carry is legal outside of Philadelphia, most police take a dim view of it, may stop you, ask where you are going, give your vehicle a look to see if there are any violations at all, will check the size of your magazine--and may take their time...Read more »
Walked in store, passed check out counter, went to "deli" counter in back, worker was cleaning something big so I waited maybe 2-3 minutes then i ordered. 2 employees passed by me on separate occasions. Suddenly, a worker comes up to me to say that. I immediately responded that these are... Read more »
It doesn't sound like anything legally actionable is there. From the brief facts, it sounds like you were accused of violating a store's private policy of no sunglasses, but defended your position by asserting that the glasses were prescription. There doesn't appear to be any damage...Read more »
My question is is there any Pennsylvania attorney that knows what to do when it comes to asking for a writ against the subordinate that is trying to exercise jurisdiction and a sister state such as New York versus Pennsylvania when we should be all on the same page I’m not receiving any phone... Read more »
I got arrested because I was supposedly being belligerent but they did no say I was being charge with anything until they decided to be aggressive with me while I was being held down by seven officers while intoxicated and having a panic attack. They tased me 2x, I bit and officer in the process... Read more »
The thing that I struggle with on questions like this is there are a lot of missing facts. Please dont share them here, but those facts are important to determining whether or not you have an actual defense or a potential wrongful use of force case. I am assuming you are charged with aggravated...Read more »
When the employe began to call and She stated she had upset stomach and diarrhea they told the employee come to work. They wrote her as a know call no show on a sign in sheet for a rule they decide to make up today even though she gave more then 4 hour notice, They're saying this due to the... Read more »
Several things going on--possible health code violations, things the Joint Committee on the Acreditation of Hospitals would want to know about, as well as the State Health Department or other agencies that regulate that establishment. A person who is sanctioned for calling out sick because they...Read more »
New tenant in the building is telling people who work in my office they are not allowed to stand in front of their office on the first floor. We have an awning on the building that protects from rain. I am not impeding the flow of traffic or talking to anyone. I work in the same building on a... Read more »
Depends on how the lease defines that space. If it's part of the public entrance, anyone can stand there. Your employer may want to suggest to the landlord some alternative or approach the business owner on the first floor.
There’s no custody agreement , or no court ordered agreement. I am on child support for my son. I just want to have him 2 days longer and she’s threatening to call the cops if i don’t drop him off the next day. Will I get arrested or not ?
You won't get arrested, no -- you're not in violation of any court order. And, most likely, the cops won't even want to get involved. They'll probably advise her to go file whatever in Philadelphia family court, although they may contact you to try to facilitate some kind of...Read more »
My wife and I purchased a house in mckean county which I paid for. Ahe doesnt work. She contacted the attorney and told them to put only her name on it. They didn't contact me to see if it was ok. However my wife is refusing to put my name on it and now I have a feeling she is going to sell it... Read more »
I suggest filing a "lis pendens" against the property in McKean Co. in the Prothonotary's Office there. Anyone looking to purchase that property in the future should see that there is a cloud on the title with that filing.
My son has run ins with the 17th police district in philadelphia for the last 2 years, they stop him at least 1-2 a month for bogus reasons, I made a complaint last year to a sergent and seems like nothing has made a difference, he always appear to get stopped up the street, down the street, two... Read more »
I have a misconduct I received in April. The misconduct was rewritten and changed after I submitted my inmate version. 5 months later I had a hearing and the misconduct was changed to try to find me guilty since the first time it was written was not sufficient. I have both misconducts to prove he... Read more »
I would like to know what I can do on my end when I did nothing wrong. There was visible water damage and the person who bought it accessed the damage before saying if he was purchasing or not. After that being done he then asked if I would take less and I said yes and then he said good that way I... Read more »
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