My son is being offered a plea deal and his court appointed attorney said that in about 5 years, he could get the felony expunged. He has been in jail for 13 months and his trial keeps getting moved out. Can this type of felony be expunged? I am just seeking a second opinion before my son accepts... Read more »
Yes it can. But because it's an assaultive crime, the victim would be contacted for the expungment and have an opportunity to weight in. And like any expungment, just because a person is eligible doesn't mean the judge has to grant it.
Jury selection is different from trial. The seated jury - the people who are selected to actually hear the case - can make a verdict only on what is presented in court, not by what was mentioned during jury selection.
If the victim is now unavailable, the rules of evidence may allow the...Read more »
I had 3 pre-trial conferences with the Assistant Prosecutor and my lawyer. 3 dates were scheduled for Jury trial of which, 1 turned into another pre-trial. 2 of them were cancelled due to covid but I was still required to show up in front of the judge and it was literally just the judge calling... Read more »
You can go ahead and file. Just keep in mind that even if you are right, in a civil matter, a judgment comes down to a piece of paper that says Person A owes Person B x-amount of money. You still need to collect it through legal means.
Sub-contractor gave a verbal price which I agreed too but told him to send me a written estimate. He went ahead and did the job without sending a written estimate. The invoice he sent is way more. I refused to pay and now he has an attorney threating a lien against the homeowner and lawsuit... Read more »
There is no lease agreement. She had no credit so I put her name on loan so she could establish credit. She's messing up my credit by not paying on time. I want the trailer back so I can sell it to save my credit.Whats the best route to go to get her out
Whose name is on the title? That's what matters. If the mobile home's title is in your daughter's name, then there isn't much you can do. If title is in your name, then perhaps you can evict her and sell it.
I purchased my car last week and now the fiance company is calling the dealership because they want to verify my employment but the problem is I separated rather aggressively from that company. I gave them all my paystubs and was already approved and in possession of the vehicle can they reposses... Read more »
Good question. I don't think they will go to that extreme provided you stay current on payments. At the end of the day, this is all a business, and they are chiefly concerned with securing their interest in the vehicle.
Ouch. If you are a tenant, the landlord is likely to be liable. The landlord's insurance carrier may offer a settlement. You could take the settlement, or, if you can find an attorney to take the case, you could sue to see if you get more. If you hire an attorney, that might increase the...Read more »
It doesn't, necessarily. If signed on behalf of an entity, the person who signed would need legal authority to bind the entity, otherwise the entity may rightly say they are not responsible for the contract.
If talking about individuals, then whomever signed it may be held responsible.
Woe for me to ever suggest a person accused of a crime go to court without an attorney. But the fact the judge didn't appoint one for you makes it highly likely that you will not go to jail. At the pretrial conference, you will meet with the prosecutor. You may elect either to enter a plea to...Read more »
They are about to be evicted from their apartment and keep getting in financial difficulties where they need money from us. We have asked them to let one of us take over their finances before, but they declined. They both have many serious medical issues, but don't follow through with... Read more »
Your concerns suggest a need for more than just powers of attorney, which are revocable at any time by the principle. You may need to explore guardianship, which is a more permanent arrangement, and actually divests your mother from being legally able to make her own decisions. It is unclear though...Read more »
There is a court of appeals case that says that you can. Tread carefully though....there can be a difference between what the court of appeals says the law is, and what individual judges determine it to be.
we had agreed to pay 50% on copays for our son's health care costs. My ex-husband is the insurance carrier. Our son is now 18 and in college. He recently got some dental work done and because the dentist office always had sent the bills in my name, they sent the bill to me. I am now re-married... Read more »
The dentist office will continue to seek collection from you. I would let the dentist office know that your son is over 18 and that you are no longer responsible for any bills in the future, and that they should collect whatever co-pays or anything from your son directly.
The township approved the split, but never recorded it. We informed the township and the title company multiple times and we were told “figure it out amongst yourselves” we are now paying taxes on 40 acres and the title and deed are incorrect. I have notified the title company and township and... Read more »
The beat option is to not close until this is resolved.
If you have already closed, did your attorney review the paperwork before closing? Wasn’t the issue obvious at that point? Did you hire your own attorney to review the closing package and offer to purchase?
"Bankruptcy" doesn't mean what you appear to think it does. If the house were indeed 'in bankruptcy' that wouldn't necessarily impact the mortgage. Without seeing ALL the paperwork it is impossible to say what is going on and how you may be impacted, but your...Read more »
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