Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer You are not asking general legal questions; you are seeking about $2,000 worth of free professional legal advice regarding the establishment of what appears to be a workable idea--if a lawyer is involved from the get-go. Suggest you hire a good lawyer and invest in their advice--before you make a serious mistake and get wiped out.
Peter D. Mlynek's answer As a person who does his own plumbing, the lack of part numbers drives me nuts too. And parts from one manufacturer are not compatible with those of other manufacturers. I feel your pain.
Your question is a tough one. The good news is that the patent was issued in 1970, so your shower faucet must be more recent than that, so replacement parts should still be around. The patent owned by Cole Valve Co. (not to be confused with Kohl), but it could have been licensed to any number of...
Stephen Douglas Lombardi's answer The employer and its workers' compensation insurer are responsible for transportation costs for medical appointments. They are not otherwise required to provide transportation.
Katherine Sears' answer You *are* "doing it," or you're getting arrested and going to jail for contempt/probation violation, and you're probably going to have whatever suspended sentence you got for the underlying offense imposed on top of that.
Katherine Sears' answer Enhancing a theft charge based on prior theft charges is a new one to me. The Iowa Code section that talks about degrees of theft is here: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/714.2.pdf and I don't see any reference to enhancement.
Do you have a code section they've brought up or are you sure that they're enhancing from a theft 5th to theft 3rd based on prior theft convictions?
Katherine Sears' answer Usually, if you're applying for an attorney at state expense, that's something you do at your initial appearance. If you have a PTC coming up and need to apply for counsel and have somehow not yet gotten that opportunity, call the clerk of court for whatever county this is in and ask how you can apply for counsel.
Bear in mind that if you have much income at all -- even so little as $10k/year -- you may not qualify for a public defender, and even if you do qualify, you will likely be...
Katherine Sears' answer If you're asking whether there's an application form you can fill out to get out of prison early on the basis that you helped another prisoner, no, there isn't. You might ask whether your attorney whether this is a good-character sorta thing that you could mention if you have a parole hearing or something of that nature, but helping a choking inmate is not, in itself, going to get you out of prison.
Once you’re arrested or served with a summons to appear, your first court appearance is usually the initial appearance. Your initial appearance will happen within 24 hours of arrest if you’re in custody. At your initial appearance, the judge will tell you what you’re being charged with, what the possible consequences are, and how much you’ll have to pay to bond out of custody....
Timur Akpinar's answer You could consult with an attorney in Iowa who could examine further details about the boots and whether they were defectively designed or manufactured. Anyone can sue, but with additional information, an attorney might be able to advise you more meaningfully as to the merits of pursuing such a case.
If the police seized your wallet, including ID, pursuant to a warrant, it's possible they're retaining it as evidence or possible evidence. You could try looking into whether you can get a temporary ID in the meantime.
Please don't talk to the police without consulting with an attorney. It sounds like you may be under investigation for a suspected criminal offense, and anything you say to the police -- even if you think the statements or questions are...
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