Generally speaking, a law is not valid if it seeks to "punish" a person for an "act" that was previously legal. However, as I said, I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first discussing all the particular facts and circumstances of your matter.
Lucas Wynne's answer You simply need a lawyer willing to take your case. Before a lawyer will take your case, you should have a retainer ready to pay and know who it was that stole the dog. If you don't know who it was, it's nearly impossible to initiate the proper lawsuit.
Nicholas Nelson's answer There is not a specific North Dakota statute that requires a landlord to renew your lease. Generally, a tenant's best chance to challenge the refusal to renew is if the refusal to renew was based on discrimination. There could be a chance to prevent a refusal to renew if it is on public policy grounds.
This is general legal information, and I am unable to render adequate legal advice without first discussing at length the facts and circumstances regarding the matter. Good luck!
Lucas Wynne's answer In North Dakota, 90 days initially. After that, a judge may issue an order for involuntary treatment for up to one year at a time. Treatment can be indefinite as long as the committed individual is given the right to periodic review and petition to discharge. Other rules apply. I am unsure how many lawyers practice in the area of disability law other than myself in North Dakota - I imagine it is not many.
Lucas Wynne's answer I will address your question and add additional information that may be helpful. However, as a criminal defense lawyer who offers services throughout North Dakota, I strongly caution you not to handle a criminal case on your own. Criminal law is among the most complex areas of law and, consequently, it easy to accidentally damage your own case. With that being said, you will need to make a Rule 16 Discovery Request. This is the type of request that attorneys make to obtain the evidence against...
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