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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Can someone sue an individual who directly misuses them financially? I'm disabled.

This man was homeless and I chose to help him, he used me, he has money, and always did, he pretended to care for me, to keep a roof over his head. He is abusive.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 10, 2021

It depends on what you want him to do. You can ask him to leave. If he refuses, you can sue to eject him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can my case be changed?

In 2009 I was charged for sexual misconduct which I received a class d felony. It should have been a class b misdomeaner.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See about reaching out to the court to see if it was a clerical issue. If not, I would speak with an attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got pulled over for having a tail light out and for some reason the officers scheduled the car

For drugs and there was some Marijuana found but I did not know about any of it now I am being charged with a class D felony and two misdemeanors, what do I do, how can I get these charges dropped?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See if you qualify for a public defender and/or speak with a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: What steps do I need to take to get deposit back

I can't relocate at this moment

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 28, 2021

You've not provided any facts so there's no way to determine whether you are entitled to a return of your security deposit. If you are looking to terminate your lease before the agreed-up term expires, then it is unrealistic to believe that your landlord will simple agree to a mutual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: What do i do if the prosecutor of my case has lost my firearm and it's legal and in my name and has no charges
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

The prosecutor does not retain custody of people's belongings, but regardless I would speak to a criminal attorney to better help you with your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: My little sister is 17, she graduates early and wants to move in with me is that possible?

We were all adopted, her adopted family is horrible. There has been many wellness checks on her from me. Many DFS calls on the family so much stress she ran away and they brought her back. She is 17 she graduates early, and would like to live with me. I've contacted so many people and they... Read more »

Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams answered on Feb 21, 2021

She can file a petition for emancipation. You can consider filing for guardianship of your sister as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Can a motel tell you that you can't have you belongings with you or tell you that you have to let them see the room
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

I would need to know more about the details of the situation to better answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Is there any pro bono lawyers near me for a civil rights violation received while attending criminal court?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 2, 2021

In general it is tough to find pro bono representation because you are asking a stranger to donate thousands of dollars of his or her time to your case. Therefore, you’ll need to be more specific if you want to catch someone’s attention.

In Section 1983 civil rights cases, prevailing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal to deny you Court proceeding hearings and be forced to be pro sa

Did not get to attend on 6/1/2020 a court hearing held without me and sale of a property or personal to one of the owners which the case was dismissed and I was charged everything that my girlfriend was he no longer has to pay and now put it all on me the courts gave granted $15,000 and property... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 25, 2020

It is obvious that you disagree with the court’s ruling but your post is unintelligible. Try rewriting it using separate sentences with periods. If you do that, then you might receive some better answers.

It is unclear why a hearing was held without you and why you didn’t or could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: my boss fired me out of retaliation for asserting my rights as a pet owner and the poeple who stole our cat.

being fired had nothing to do with my job and i know missouri can fire you for cause but this i feel was brought on because i went against her and tried to get my cat back home. do i have any grounds to stand on not to mention she has alot of my tools and wont give them back and didnt even give me... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 24, 2020

I don’t understand why your boss would fire you for trying to get your stolen cat returned but, even if that were true, there is nothing improper, in an employment-at-will situation, for an employer to fire an employee on account for a cat situation.

The unpaid wages presents a different...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Civil Litigation for Missouri on
Q: Do I have a civil case if a Walmart employee committed a crime against me (meaning Walmart did not create a safe environ

I paid $350+ for a Walmart Grocery pickup order. One of the employees there got into a very heated conversation with me and said "I'm gonna F**K you up, you B***H F****T " among other things. Ultimately, I was never given my order and I had to just accept the abuse.

I think... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

I’m sorry that you were subjected to such unprofessional treatment. You ask if you “have a case.” You have a case if you sue and have a case number assigned.

Given that your actual damages would be tough to calculate and it doesn’t appear that you were physically harmed, you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a warrant be issued for your arrest for FTA while incarcerated in different county & were not transferred to court?

Will the warrant be dropped when going before a judge

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Nov 19, 2020

Yes. In fact it what normally happens so a hold is created so that the accused is not released from the holding facility upon resolution of that case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: Can u be charged with burglary in the 2nd degree if someone at wal mart steals that's with u
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 9, 2020

Of course you can be charged. Based on the post, I suspect that has happened. Whether someone ultimately gets convicted is another issue. Time to hire a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I haven't been charged with a crime. can a police officer confiscate my medical marijuana? And refuse to return it.

I have a medical marijuana card in good standing in the state of missouri

Roderick C. White
Roderick C. White answered on Oct 16, 2020

Even a valid medical marijuana card does have some limitations with regard to amount. Such as:

"Up to four ounces may be purchased per 30 days. The Department of Health may set limits on the amount of marijuana possessed, “provided that the limit is not less than a 60 days supply.”...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Missouri on
Q: What is my employer allowed to say to me me at work as far as personal stuff that has nothing to do with work?

So my wife and I work at the same place and we know the owner on a personal level outside of work. Well we got into an argument over the weekend and now he's taking it out on us at work. He called my wife a lier and said she should be ashamed to be a mother. He also brought up some personal... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 4, 2020

Missouri is an employment at will state. It is not unlawful for your employer to be mean, unprofessional, or rude. You have not articulated that any part of the situation was based upon your or your wife's membership in a protected class. If you believe there was unlawful discrimination you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: What actions can I take if the apartment office manager doesn't do anything about a tenant that is breaching the peace.

And also has been doing legal drug activity along with letting another occupant living in the unit (which is not on the lease and a pet) I have tried to verbally talk to this tenant to only be disrespected and threatened...I have noted the authorities and have documentation on the noise... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on May 24, 2020

It is unclear from your description whether you have provided written notice of these issues. You should document the problems with your neighbor and send them in writing to both the manager and the landlord/owner. Also, review your lease and see if there is a clause prohibiting disturbing your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Am i able to request a copy of a deposition from the other side? From my lawyer?

It is a mal practice case

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 26, 2020

If you have a lawyer, request it through your lawyer. Typically, each party pays the court reporter for a copy of the deposition transcript. That's how court reporters earn a living.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: How long after everything is finalized do you have to comply with court orders?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 26, 2019

If you have an attorney, this is a question that you should direct to your attorney. In general, however, once an order is issued you must comply immediately unless the order provides a different date.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can I not let a housekeeper in room if I don't want service

I work nights and sleep days. Been here 9 months plus. Have let them in in the past. Nothing wrong want to be left alone to sleep

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 7, 2019

You've not indicated anything about your living arrangement, i.e., is it a hotel, motel, apartment, or room in someone's residence. Without knowing more, it's impossible to answer your question. I suggest you report or edit your post if possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Excluding president thru Secretary do board members need to be voted in?

Treasure put 2 board members on reinstatement that were never voted on

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Oct 29, 2019

The answer to your question will be in the operating agreement or bylaws for the entity the board serves. That is where procedural matters are determined. You should ask your entity’s secretary for a copy of that document.

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