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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Minnesota on
Q: My mom passed away and I need leagal advice on where to start to get things sorted out.
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 3, 2021

You should contact a probate attorney directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: i am a victim of an on going organized theft ring, With in the employment of Catholic Charities employees and staff .

On going as we speak and every moment I am trying to seek legal representation and consultation im a continued victim of a criminal enterprise. I need a downtown lawyer to discuss legal strategy. The alleged perpetrators actions was not only criminal in its intent but deadly in its execution. I... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 2, 2021

You should report any criminal activity to police. For a civil lawsuit, you should consult directly with a personal injury attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Is it illegal to sell an upgraded part for a product that directly competes with a product the company already sells?

I wish to sell a roller brush for a small robot vacuum, however, mine would be made out of rubber and won't need to be replaced. While the company that makes the robot vacuum already sells a brush but it's not made from rubber and needs to be replaced periodically. Is it legal for me to... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 1, 2021

I don't see why this would be an issue. If you've used some of their product to create your own, this is a different situation.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I need advice on a theft by swindle.

I was selling my birds. A lady contacted me to purchase them, and proved she would not care for them right. I told her no, and kept looking. A guy contacted me and told me he would take the birds to his home in Wisconsin, where just he lives, and they would be his birds. 2 months later the woman... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 1, 2021

I don’t believe there has been a theft. It sounds like you sold birds to someone who then did something you didn’t like with them.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Can an officer write a ticket if he wasn't present at the accident? Is that considered hearsay?

I got in a traffic accident. The trooper who issued the charges against me was not at the scene of the accident.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 26, 2021

An officer can issue a citation if they have reason to believe a law was violated. If you want to contest the charges, you should contact an attorney and set up a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Is it legal for an employer to deny an unpaid leave of absence for an employee getting help for addiction?

I am currently getting help for alcoholism and I asked my employer for time off to complete a program. They told me because they were short staffed they couldn’t allow my time off for treatment. I thought I was covered under ADA or ADAAA.

I’m just trying to get some clarification... Read more »

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Feb 24, 2021

An employer in Minnesota must comply with statutory law regarding providing treatment for addiction when requested. I suggest you consult with an employment law attorney so she or he can determine how the facts of your case show the employer is liable to you for violating the law. Employment is... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Our daughter is transgender male halfway through her transition. She was placed in all male prison where she has been

sexually assaulted twice.She was brought to hospital both times.As her patents we need to get advice to help her any information you have or advice would be appreciated. Thankyou.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 23, 2021

I’d suggest contacting an attorney directly. Most will give a free consultation. But this is more complicated than can be addressed in this format.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a judge or a public defender set a motion for a speedy trial without the defendant pleading innocent or guilty.

The charge is felony gun possession with ammunition possession and the accused is juvenile felon that was sealed years ago. The firearm is legally registered to another person that is legally allowed to own one, and happened to forgot in defendant vehicle but was not physically on the defendant.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 22, 2021

Generally a plea is entered at the Omnibus hearing. It is not clear what stage the case is at. This person needs a criminal defense attorney ASAP as this charge can carry heavy penalties.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I was 15 when issued a felony warrant when I turn 18 will it go away if never charged

Honest answers plz

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 18, 2021

No. If there was a warrant it is likely still active. They do not just go away. You need to have an attorney help you get this cleared up.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I was 15 when i was issued a felony arrest warrant I am currently 17 turning 18 very soon

I need honest answer

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 17, 2021

You haven’t posted a question so I assume your question is, how soon should I get and attorney? The answer is as soon as possible if you want to fight it. If not, wait to be arrested and go to jail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: I got 'request for initial evidence' after I applied for I-485

I applied for marriage based green card last September after getting married to a US citizen.

I entered the country on 2018 with J1 visa and I in the process of changing my status from J1 to green card.

We had applied for K1 visa in March 2020 because I was planning to go back to... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 17, 2021

You should hire an immigration attorney to help ensure you don’t make costly mistakes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I was terminated due to taking off work and then not coming in to help when I was called in during the time I had off.

In my exit interview it was also brought up that I failed a drug test at a previous employer 3 years ago I never gave anyone permission to disclose such information. The fact that I was let go in part die to things that occurred years ago and are not currently occurring make me believe my past... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Feb 17, 2021

More information is needed here. Why did you take time off work? If it was for a medical condition, you may have protection under the ADA or FMLA. I would recommend reaching out to an employment attorney in your state for a consultation.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can law enforcement keep your vehicle even if you weren't in it?

I live in MN and my 39 year old son who doesn't live with me took my truck and ended up hitting a parked car (very little damage) leaving the scene, then out running the cops. Now they are telling me they can keep my truck, is this true? I knew nothing about it Thanks So Much... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 16, 2021

It sounds like they are holding it as evidence possibly. You should have an attorney help you get to the bottom of this and help get the vehicle returned.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: I believe I may have a false advertising case.I have screen shots of the claims and tracking info.

Dumerth.com

Advertises made in and ships from Boston, MA and it comes from Shenzen, China and they couldn't uphold their VIP shipping contract of 3-7days as well.

No damages yet. Was buying under the impression it was American made. Misleading. I wouldn't have purchased if... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 16, 2021

What are your damages? As a general rule, without damages lawsuits aren't worth the time and effort they take.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I got a ticket for accidentally parking in a handicap parking spot. Could it be dismissed if it's my first ticket?

Is it possible to avoid a official record? Are there loopholes on avoiding charges and or paying a fee instead without having a record ruined?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 16, 2021

The prosecutor might be willing to negotiate a disposition that will keep a conviction off of your record. Having an attorney makes such a result more likely.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: 1n 2002 I had a dismissed 5th degree assault.I received a permit to purchase in minn.a couple months ago.And was denied

My son testified and ther getting out after 10 years.a third party said jf they dont fint my son I could be in danger.there very dangerous

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Your post doesn't make sense. You should consult directly with an attorney for help with your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Q: Does Delaware use the same definition for dog and cat fur that federal law does?

Hello, I'm not a resident of Delaware, but I was wondering how the state defines "fur" and "hair" in the law banning the sale or trade of dog and cat fur/hair. Federal law defines dog and cat fur as a pelt--any fur or hair with skin attached--and so do other laws for other... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Your question involves Delaware law. You would need to contact attorneys in Delaware for help with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can the police search your home without you there
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Yes. If police have a warrant, probable cause, or an exception to the warrant requirement they may search your home even if you are not there.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can the police search your house without you there
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Yes. If the police have a warrant, they do not need to wait until you are home to conduct their search.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Q: I adopted a dog w/binding contract from a rescue in Texas I am also in rescue I let him stay with my sister she passed

on 2/10 in an apt fire in Lindstrom I called the landlord to see if the pup had made it He said yes I told him i want my dog back and asked if he could drop at a relatives house 5 blocks away he said yes then he started yelling at me saying I want the dog repeating himself I told him no I want the... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Your post is difficult to follow, but it sounds like you want to report the dog stolen. You can report it to police but there is a good chance they tell you it is a civil matter to be candled in civil court.

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