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District of Columbia Questions & Answers

Q: What is the time for bringing action to employers for promotions that were never executed?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

I don't see a legal wrong here. Perhaps they changed their mind. I don't hear any legal obligation to promote 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...
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Q: I'm selling makeup online on my website but not real brands just from china, is it okay or i'm going to have troubles?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Make sure you're not violating any intellectual property rights and that you're properly licensed to sell such items. 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...
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Q: Do you think I'll be getting chaptered?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Military Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

With your youth, relative newness to the Army, and rank - you can expect a harsh Article 15 punishment. Being chaptered is possible, but my experience has been that the Army has invested time and money in you and hopefully they see this as something that's in the past. You need to soldier on smartly, no issues, show up early, stay late, and be seen with the crowd that's good for you. All eyes are on you, so you need to put this behind you if you want to stay in. Losing an Honorable...
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Q: I work for a nonprofit research/edu org. Does Fair Use apply to photos for our mag or do I need copyright permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

See: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/

See: https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html

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Q: What does Motion to continue second motion to dismiss mean in a civil suit case ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

A continuance is a request to move a date for a hearing further in the future. 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...
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Q: How long should it take a funeral home to give the family remains and death certificate

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2017

See: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/burial-cremation-laws-dc.html

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Q: I filed my taxes using TurboTax's free online service. Is there a way for me to "cancel" my filing and re-do them?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017

This may be software specific, but I do not believe you can "cancel" your return. You may need to amend if your return has already been e-filed and processed. However, if for some reason your return gets reject you may be able to make changes and resubmit.
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Q: Do I have a legal claim against my previous employer for continued usage of my voice on a recording after I was let go?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Small Claims for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017

It sounds like you gave the hotel the right to use your voice, so I don't hear a claim for violation of publicity rights. 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,...
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Q: Can child support take from two jobs if you already paying the full amount for two children with one of the two jobs??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

You can file for a modification of your child support if your finances have significantly changed since the last order. See: https://cssd.dc.gov/

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Q: How to counter a criminal summons with a civil claim before a court date?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

You should contact a VA lawyer about this, rather than posting on the DC forum. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: On an appeal brief, once proven that the lower court lack subject matter jurisdiction may I sought release

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

Is this a criminal defense matter? If you prove that the lower court lacked jurisdiction, the court should issue an order to overturn the decision of the lower court, and you should ask for that in your appeal. It's best to have an attorney handle an appeal, as they can be too complex for non-lawyers. 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,...
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Q: My friend went to jail. His dog was taken by animal welfare. The owner had the SPCA contact me to care for his dog

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

Why would you want to keep someone else's dog from them? The dog may be legally considered abandoned, but it depends on the facts. I hear nothing about any dog-sitting contractual obligations. 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,...
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Q: Is it illegal for news corporations like NBC to distribute fake news? Is it illegal for the White House to distribute?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2017

It depends on the facts. See: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/broadcasting-false-information. Also the President cannot commit crimes, obviously. 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:...
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Q: My brother and mother got into a fight but it was her fault and she was arrested can she kick him out if he is underage?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

That may be considered child abuse if she kicks him out and/or if she has been beating him. 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: Can I make my landlord help me pay my water bill?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

How did your landlord cause this problem? That's not clear. 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...
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Q: A vendor in a grocery store intentionally kicked a plastic step ladder my direction. It hit my cart can I file charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

This may be considered assault, and you can report it to the police. You can also report it to the store manager. 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...
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Q: 1. would a military officer be in violation of military clearance laws should they have contact/paid by foreign govt.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

This would certainly trigger a suspension of a security clearance and investigation by military authorities. There are numerous federal laws and UCMJ articles that can be applied to espionage cases.
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Q: Who won the District of Columbia v. Heller case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2017

See: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290.ZS.html

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Q: Can my employer with hold my paycheck for service already provided

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017

They have to pay you for services performed. They cannot withhold your payment to pressure you to sign an unrelated document. You can file a wage claim.

See: https://does.dc.gov/page/how-file-claim

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Q: If u have arrears but child is 21 and not getting the arrear payments how do u stop the order

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jan 17, 2017

If there's a valid existing court order for child support payments, that must be obeyed until a new order takes its place ending the child support. It's key to read the court orders. As for arrears, those are due if court ordered, even if the child is 21+. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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