Montana Questions & Answers by Practice Area


Montana Questions & Answers

Q: Can you assault someone if they haze you?.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Montana on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016
Adam Studnicki's answer
Not a good idea.

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Q: Does a person have to attend sentencing after being convicted of a del murder crime

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Montana on
Answered on Nov 6, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, the defendant who has been convicted must be present for sentencing.

Q: If someone initiates the first blow to you, do you have the right to defend yourself?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Montana on
Answered on Nov 5, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably. It depends on the actual facts.

Q: In federal Court if the Chief Judge of the Circuit takes a year, approximately, to respond to a judicial complaint

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Montana on
Answered on Oct 30, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have already started the ball rolling, and that was done about 5 years ago, right?

Q: Injured back 14 yrs ago , liberty nw is comp company , had unpaid bills , harassment etc , and no care now for 3yrs

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Montana on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Speak with your workers comp attorney or go get one.

Q: When a person is supposed to be on antipsychotic medications and isn't taking them but is instead using illegal drugs

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No. Not in my opinion. But then I know only what you have written here and that is not much.

Q: I am residing in montana. A police officer tried to serve me a subpoena over facebook...

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Montana on
Answered on Oct 22, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Service of process must be done in person, not on facebook. You will have to see a local attorney about the other matters you raised, as well as this one.

Q: Can a change to commercial zoning laws be retroactive & close a business that is already operating legally? state of MT

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Montana on
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No. The owner of the business has the right to continue the non-conforming use, but that use cannot be expanded or changed.

Q: How long does it generally take for an appealed case to be heard by the 9th circuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 18, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go to their website and look at the dates of the cases that have recently been decided, to get an idea of how long it might take.

Q: I want to know if its illegal for an employer to make me work on my wedding day?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not think that you can say that it is illegal to make you work on your wedding day. It probably is not illegal.

Q: Do I have less rights to my children if I gave them their father - boyfriend - his last name?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Whether or not they have his surname has very little, if anything to do with what parental rights you have. The fact that you have MS may have some bearing, but not very much, probably.

Q: If the parenting plan has been vacated, then the custodial parent wants to reinstate the original plan, can he?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have to follow the court order. Get an attorney on your side swiftly.

Q: What would senator tester need to do to lower voting ages?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 10, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get a bill enacted, basically.

Q: Can you give me a historical description of the Loving et ux vs. Virginia case?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 10, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Wikipedia probably has a page on this. Look there.

Q: Pro se civil rights cs in the lwr crts of AK +TN=no good faith/jurisdiction? MT is new domicile, want to go US Suprm

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Montana on
Answered on Oct 7, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Look in the phone book or online for the right attorney.

Q: What is the employees liability when then company that the employee works for is listed in a civil suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Montana on
Answered on Sep 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There are not enough facts given here for any sort of answer. Go see a local attorney about this.

Q: How do I search case law as a pro se litigant for a case involving breach of contract, conspiracy to breach?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Montana on
Answered on Sep 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get to a law library to do lega research. There are probably pretty good law libraries in Missoula and Helena. See if there is one closer to you.

Q: How do I sue for discrimination

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Montana on
Answered on Sep 2, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get an attorney. Do you think you can do a thing as complex as civil litigation for discrimination by yourself? If so, your are wrong in my opinion. The case would most likely get dismissed for failure to state a cause of action. There are certain pleading requirements for lawsuits. You could do an internet search with the same question and probably get many more results, and might even get some good ones, or attorneys who do this type of suit in your state.

Q: Vermont resident, looking to buy a gun in Montana privately, from a Montana resident.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Montana on
Answered on Sep 2, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Research is time and time is money to a criminal defense attorney. This question requires research. Go see a private criminal defense attorney about it.

Q: Can I be charged with a DUI when I wasn't in around or never got in my vehicle when I started drinking

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Montana on
Answered on Aug 18, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to hire a private criminal defense attorney in my opinion.You did not provide enough facts for any other answer than this.

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