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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Landlord is charging a late fee of 1200 when our rent is only 878

Hello my landlord takes rent off for cleaning work. For the last 6 months he is supposed to clear the dept off of cozy.com this month i told we won't pay the rent till it's cleared. Now he posted a 3 day late fee of 1200 when the rent is only 878

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Sep 15, 2019

It is a bit unclear what you mean that he posted a 3 day late fee notice. 72 hour notices can only be used for demanding payment of rent - and only rent, NOT including late fees, utility charges, fees, etc. Including non-rent charges in a 72 hr notice renders the notice defective and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: Hi I go to court in Bristol tennessee and I've got a few charges I would just like some clarification on please.

1.39-17-425 POSS UNLAW DRUG PARAPHERNALIA USES & ACTIVITIES. 2. 39-17-434 (b) METH - POSSESS OR CASUAL EXCHANGE. 3. 40-39-208 SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION FORM VIOLATION. I do have a little bit of a past but I was doing real well and that 3rd charge I did not know I even had until now. Can you... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 15, 2019

It would be impossible to say without having the complaint or charging documents available to read.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: We have evidence of elder financial abuse, self dealing, and perjury. What can we do?

This person, manipulated her father along with her husband, became POA, Caregiver and Trust executor. Self dealing, controlled all assists, withheld family from seeing their father.

Steve A. Buchwalter
Steve A. Buchwalter answered on Sep 15, 2019

I think you're in California. I would think you'd want to contact the Department of Adult Protective Services. There should be at least one office in each county. Then you should talk to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Nebraska on
Q: I filed a 180 writ while in Missouri doc for Nebraska it took them 18 months to get me. Shouldn't they have dismissed it

I pled guilty prior to being incarserated in Missouri and I filed the writ hoping to get sentence they said the writ didn't apply to me because I already pled guilty is this right I don't understand I thought the writ was to help u resolve ur cases

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 15, 2019

Since it sounds like your case is pending in Missouri, you may want to post your question under Missouri to get an answer to your question.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can I prove my husband is disabled to get the charges dropped

He has 7 avaiding and 3 assaults

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 15, 2019

The state of being disabled is not a defense to prosecution. That said, if a person has no legs that will create obvious difficulty for the state to prove they evaded arrest on foot.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a person who is on deferred probation for child neglect (unsanitary conditions) be around children?

CPS was called while helping relocate a family member with children, other adults present at all times. Children were threatened to be removed if the adult on probation didn't leave immediately.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Sep 15, 2019

It would all depend upon what is contained on in the Rules and Conditions of Probation that you signed in your criminal case along with whether you are involved in and being ordered to follow an ISP or some type of parenting plan through DHS (or CPS). Call your attorney and ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can u sue somebody for putting hands in u in the past if u have enough evidence?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

You can sue anyone for anything. The viability of the suit is a different question

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I have a summary and a class action and even a business ideal made and would like to send it to a lawyer

I have been working on this for months and would love to have a lawyer look at what i have and give me their opinion

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

You must contact lawyers individually and personally

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have a probation violation in PA can I call the police in Fort Lauderdale when my husband hits me or will I go to jail

My charges were minor shoplifting harassment first transgression in my entire life I'm 39 can I get a restraining order or will they extradite me when I go to court to follow through with protection restraining order and divorce my husband is abusing me in every way I have a new baby and a 13 year... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

The police will probably check you out and discover the warrant. Depending on what Pennsylvania wants, you may be extradited

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Q: What to do when I’m being threatened my life

My brother had threatened to kill me numerous times

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

Report it to tge authorities

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Drugs were found in a vehicle that was being searched for stolen property

They searched a storage unit that someone rents and a vehicle that is on that property .

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing. No question is asked

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is a article 202 warrant for a felony or Misdemeanor in Lafayette Louisiana
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 14, 2019

It is unlikely that a Texas attorney will be able to give you the best answer. Please re-post this question in the Louisianna forum.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I get my record expunged?
Robert John Liskey
Robert John Liskey answered on Sep 14, 2019

What is the conviction for on your record? Is it a misdemeanor or felony?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a stricter county's public defender "withdraw from your case" if they simply do not want to fight for you??

Too long to get into. Never been charged with any crime until now. Lazy public defender has told me to shutup and accept plea deal. I'd like to hear the opinion of someone who knows criminal law; i have read and understood the PA Title 18 Codes and there's a few (I see) as fightable defenses. I was... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 14, 2019

In which county are you being charged?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What happens if a child lies to a officer in a statement about something that was recorded on camera

To The Child

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

To the child?

To the case?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I had a felony case reduced to misdemeanor in 1992 for marijuana possession

I had a felony case reduced to misdemeanor in 1992 for marijuana possession

The DOJ still lists the felony convictions on my DOJ REPORT

At the bottom it’ says “reduced to misdemeanor”

How do I get the felony convictions removed ? The fbi record show and consider me... Read more »

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on Sep 14, 2019

Have you looked at vacating your conviction all together under Health and Safety Code section 11361.8?

Check out the package put together by the Orange County Superior Court.

https://www.occourts.org/self-help/formpackets/forms/SHC-CRIM-12.pdf

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: What should I file after County Attorney file motion to strike my motion to clarify?

MOTION TO STRIKEMOTION TO CLARIFY FILED BY “Soandso POA” The State of Arizona, by and through undersigned counsel, request this court strikeMOTION TO CLARIFY filed on September 12, 2019 by “Soandso POA .”

Undersigned counsel has cross referenced that name with attorneys licensed... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 14, 2019

You need to file an opposition.

If you are facing serious charges, you are taking an enormous risk in representing yourself. Even if you are assigned an overworked public defender, you are better off working with a licensed attorney than "winging it" by yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Convicted felon caught with fire arm....
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

You may need to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer to discuss this matter further... Looking at what you wrote, it is a little vague as to what you would like to know.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Mississippi laws if someone gave me a stolen gun for self defense after I was beaten but I didn't know it was stolen

And the guy who gave it to me for protection apparently never used his real name with me so I cannot be much help with catching him what kind of time am I most likely facing? Or what can I do to help my case?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

The biggest thing you need to do is get with a lawyer ASAP. There are lots of details that go into mounting a defense in situations like this. I can imagine that you were either arrested or indicted as being in possession of stolen property or of a stolen firearm; however, there are many defenses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: A guy jumped on my car and I slung him off of it with the car. He filed aggravated assault.

I had the girl that is pregnant with his baby in my vehicle. He was waiting when I pulled into drop her off at her vehicle. I stopped halway into the parking spot when I saw him. He starting walking towards my vehicle and yelled something I packed up and tried to get out of there. He jumped on my... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

You need to get with a criminal defense lawyer ASAP. I'd be curious to know if you've been arrested yet. From the looks of it, you have a viable defense, considering that he was the one that initiated the contact.

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