An abuse and neglect petition has been filed against me by Child Protection Services for unfounded allegations for an incident that happened outside of work. I am not being criminally charged. There isn't even a criminal investigation. They suspended me without pay. Im in West Virginia.
This looks like something that an employment law attorney would probably know better than attorneys who practice in the categories posted. You posted in New York, but mention being in West Virginia. If this involves a West Virginia county/school district/teacher's union and that's where...Read more »
I have been brought up negatively in multiple court docs and lawyer to lawyer emails. I have never had interaction with the ex. For example he won't let me babysit their children, but they can live in my house once divorce is settled. Calls people who can watch his kids as responsible adults?... Read more »
I recently commented on a forum post. The situation I commented on was odd and many people questioned it, including me. My comment was a bit disrespectful, another poster gave more information, which led me to apologizing publicly & going on to support the poster. In this process, a woman... Read more »
Based on the information you shared, I don't think you'd have a viable case for defamation for two reasons. First, you haven't articulated any objectively false statement she made about you. Second, you haven't articulated any damages that you suffered. Hurt feeling are not...Read more »
His 90s but my brother has taken control of everything from financial,medical,property, to the point of who can come over to what can stay in the house. I was caregiver for past 6 yrs and evicted about 2mnths ago along with most of my things. We never had a contract!?how can I find out if he is... Read more »
To be able to act as a POA, it must be activated. That means two physicians declared your parent to be incompetent. Ask your brother to show you the activation document signed by the physicians. If he can not produce that document, you may wish to consult with an attorney to file a petition to...Read more »
I was involved in a domestic violence/sexual assault incident with someone whom was once close to me. I wrote to him "If you do not pay me back, I will have you arrested". I did not know of extortion, so I didn't know it would be an issue until the detective on my case brought it up.... Read more »
You committed extortion when you threatened to call the police if you were not paid. That does not change whether you have a meritorious and valuable legal claim for the wrongdoing that was being done. It just gives the "victim" of the extortion the right to file a lawsuit against you,...Read more »
They didn't arrest anyone or nothing an investigation came out an kept me an the passenger there for hours before finally letting us go an taking the property that we had an could prove we took them off junk vehicles that was owned by the passenger of my truck is this ok for them to do
A South Carolina attorney could answer your question best, but it remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, catalytic converters attract bad attention due to their theft for the precious metals they contain. Although your transport of the converters was legitimate as metals recycler,...Read more »
I entered into the store I shop at on a regular basis on October 21 at 2:30pm . I walked into the store and went straight to the aisle to get a Drone I had seen the past week that I was going to purchase. A lady, who appeared to be an employee told me I need to leave the store. She said she had me... Read more »
A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys who handle such cases, but keep in mind that such matters would not be likely to be handled on a contingency basis. Good luck
I own a cosmetic brand in the usa and there's a popular app that evaluates safety of cosmetic products. It rated my products badly and stated they're not safe to use because they contain certain ingredients. These ingredients are researched to be toxic in certain concentrations, which is... Read more »
Many do-it-yourself options do not work in a scenario like this. This fact statement by itself does not appear to establish whether or not a legal a legal wrong has been committed. Many legal and practical matters need to by considered.
If you are not content to incur any losses resulting...Read more »
My car was stolen early Saturday morning, my keys were in the car, I was at a friend's house with two other people my wife was home the whole night, we have full coverage responsible and non responsible full coverage insurance, the car is completely paid off and only worth a couple thousand... Read more »
Only a Washington attorney could advise about statutes of limitations, but your question remains open for two weeks. That's a long time in any jurisdiction. Statutes of limitations are governed by state law and can vary by the cause of action - and you posted across several categories. As a...Read more »
I was at work clocking in at our time clock, when one of my coworkers was talking very loudly about a situation that happened that morning that involved me ,but not her, she was speaking to our boss very rudely about me, cursing telling him that I was bitching and shouldn’t have talked to another... Read more »
Defamation cases in Missouri are difficult and expensive.
You haven't identified anything said that was objectively false (as opposed to opinion). Someone saying that you were "bitching and shouldn’t have talked to another person in a certain manner" is a statement of...Read more »
i was lied to about everything from the beginning! first medical purposes only then I got a letter in the mail saying that I owed child support weeks and weeks later when the ones helping me with the child told me the reason they were offering me their help was because they could afford it and they... Read more »
This is really something that an attorney who deals with image rights, image usage, releases, invasion of privacy would know about - the copyright attorneys here probably know the most about this. But your question remains open for a month. Until you are able to speak with an attorney who is...Read more »
A Louisiana attorney could best advise, but you await a response for a month. You would need a libel/slander lawyer; you're in the right category. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss, but keep in mind that these types of cases are not handled on a contingency basis like car accidents....Read more »
Aawheelchair a criminal offense? The behavior includes threats of bodily harm, threats of death, telling the person that they are completely worthless and degrading them with vile language and unkind remarks about their disability, and physical appearance, making false allegations to authorities... Read more »
The first step is to contact the local law enforcement authorities as well as the appropriate government agency advising and protecting our elderly and differently abled, such as the Georgia Division of Aging Services. There may be multiple vectors of abuse here, and they need assistance...Read more »
I've been sent threatening messages from the same person through different accounts and they have made fake accounts just to be able to send these messages to me. Does it still count towards harassment even though it's fake accounts and names?
Yes, you may want to consider seeking an Order of Protection against this person. You could also consider calling the non-emergency police line and reporting the harassment. Sometimes a cease and desist letter from an attorney is successful in getting someone to stop messaging. If these options...Read more »
social media post supporting “all lives matter” & would like to discuss this to find if I have any options to fight this. I have been called a racist, bullied & harassed by members of the sorority. Thank you in advance.
Thanks for your question and I am sorry for the way you have been treated. You will need to find a lawyer that can help you with a civil rights claim as well as for a violation of your First Amendment rights (freedom of speech).
If your rights were violated by law enforcement it could be a...Read more »
I can only speak for myself as a criminal defense lawyer. I guess the best answer is to ask the lawyer you're thinking about hiring why they became a lawyer. I would also ask the lawyer what professional associations they belong to and why.
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