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Q: can i sue the D.O.C. for failing to protect from an attack in the yard. for failing to follow protocol. leaving me unco-

unconscious for an hour in the yard. i have a fracture left jaw, a fracture eye socket, bleeding on the brain. i was attack by an inmate with a sack of bocci balls for no apparent reason. the guards did not see it.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Under those circumstances they may not be liable for the attack but there may be liability for the failure to provide proper care. Your best bet is to contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights project.

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Q: How do I get a title for a motorcycle the person that owns it abandoned it on my property and is in prison for life
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 3, 2021

Technically, you would file an action to quiet title. Or you would ask that person to sign the title over to you. Otherwise you treat it as abandoned property, and have it disposed of. To cover yourself I would suggest you notify the police first.

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Q: If two people own half of a whole house can the one person force the other to sell, or make them leave?

The home was inherited to my boyfriend and his aunt from his grandmother who owned the house but left it to my boyfriend and his aunt. She is threatened to make him leave, but yet he's taken care of the house and lived in it for the past 2 years. The aunt has her own home in north Carolina.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

They can ask for partition which is a fancy way of saying sell the house and split the proceeds. They can't make him leave but they have an equal right of possession.

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Q: Is it legal to tattoo in Pennsylvania without being in an official studio?

The people are over the age of 18, and the artist is bloodborne pathogen certified.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

The person doesn't have to be licensed but they can't tattoo someone under 18.

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Q: Can you use flashing lights on a vehicle while on private property in Pa. If yes, can you point me to the statutes?

I was citing for having lights inside vehicle in a private parking lot in York Pa. $1000 fine, help! Pls!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

The problem is you drove to the parking lot. The statutes should be on your citation.

If you have improper equipment then you can be cited for operating a vehicle without the correct equipment assuming you are not on your own land--because you had to get there.

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Q: My car was parked in front of my house; my neighbors began to fight one was knocked into my car causing a dent. Both

Guys said they were not responsible. I got quotes on damage and now my neighbor is saying they will pay by check to the auto body shop. Should i write out a contract and ask receive the money with both our signed signatures or allow them to write the check the company(not knowing if they will do... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

Not sure what you mean by the right thing--if they are paying for the repair to the body shop, then they would be doing the right thing.

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Q: In the state of pennsylvania can you drive your car in a tshirt and underwear or tshirt and thong?

Me and college friends were discussing wether a person can wear there underwear while driving there car or would this be considered lewdness or indecent exposure of any kind. The arguments were if your sitting in your car and they cant see you from the waste down is it illegal? Then the question... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2021

Generally, it would depend on the situation. A traffic stop is for violation of the traffic laws. Assuming you entered your car in a garage and never exited the car in public it would not be indecent exposure. If you wore a bathrobe over it I don't see an issue.

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Q: Do I need a lawyer to get a probationary license
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2021

For what? To drive, no.

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Q: Hello names Greg my vehicle was illegally towed and I need help.

Vehicle was held in garage included in rent was told vehicle had to be removed and every attempt to do so was denied and garage was not accessible without keys I didn’t have available vehicle was towed while I was at work and company information was denied to me along with whereabouts of my car... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 4, 2021

Well, sounds like your girlfriends mom started it so maybe she's a bit less than charmed by you?

It's not clear why you couldn't move your car. If you were up to date with the payments the lock-out should have been a clue. If you had comprehensive the insurance company...
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Q: I supported my ex for 3 years with everything...paid his fines and bills and even bought him a car.

He was cheating w his ex while I was working. I bought him alot of expensive stuff on my credit cards but he was just using me to get stuff he couldn't pay for..he moved out and in with his ex and now I'm packing up his stuff to give to him...do I have to give him the things I bought him... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 25, 2021

You need to speak with a divorce attorney. If you paid for the items and they are joint property, you may be able to keep them, or it may be more trouble than it's worth.

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Q: Abandoned gun? Would it be legal to take a gun that was thrown away near pittsburgh pa?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

You should go to the police and ask about registering it. If they want it, give it to them and get a receipt. YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE AN UNREGISTERED FIREARM in your posession.

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Q: When can you remove the paper from your back window the registration from the dealership
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Dec 14, 2020

You can remove the temporary registration from the car window when you receive your registration in the mail from PennDOT or when you print the permanent registration from PennDOT's website. The temporary registration you get from the dealership is typically valid for 90 days.

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Q: Can someone be convicted at the preliminary hearing?

The only other information that I was provided with is that the person's preliminary hearing takes place next week.

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 10, 2020

No, a person cannot be convicted at a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is not a hearing to determine guilt or innocence. It is a hearing to determine whether the commonwealth has sufficient evidence that a crime has been committed and that it is more likely than not that the charged... Read more »

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Q: My wife failed a drug test she’s a licensed nurse what happens with the board of nursing?

She failed the drug test and we believe they are going to the board of nursing. I need to know what we need to do. She is currently a licensed practical nurse.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but you await a response for two weeks and time is likely of the essence. It's probably a narrow area of practice, but she could search for professional license defense attorneys or nursing license defense attorneys. She could look to see what general... Read more »

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Q: If someone has pictures of a minor consuming alcohol, can a college campus take action against them?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Depends on the college's rules. If you are being blackmailed, the person trying to do that faces far more severe penalties. Pictures may show what appears to be a minor consuming alcohol. They aren't proof the minor did consume alcohol. For college charges that may not matter but for... Read more »

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Q: someone told me they were going to press charges for harassment against me because of an argument on facebook.

i commented on a post about stimulus checks, and this person turned it into an argument about something that happened 10 years ago and says they’re doing to press charges against me for harassment because i reacted to a post they made after they unfriended me. she followed up on instagram saying... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2020

Anyone can file a complaint. Whether or not it is something the police would do anything about is another thing. Keep a copy of her postings (hard copy), showing time and date; likewise any instagram or other transmission. Keep your response to a simple "I disagree." and say no more.... Read more »

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Q: If a 16 year old wants to change their name would they be able to do so without any parental consent?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2020

No, consent of BOTH parents is required if under 18 years old.

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Q: Should I tell the police that my 17 year old cousin has been with a 21 year old since she was 16 and he lives there?

They've been together for a little over a year since she was 16 and he lives at my uncle's house and isn't even bothered by the fact that he's letting an adult sleep with his 17 year old child

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

The age of consent is 16, so it's not illegal. What message that sends the 17 year old is not a legal question.

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Q: My boyfriend who was 16/17 at the time (he’s now 18) got into a fist fight while on the wildwood boardwalk

He’s now being charged with assault, the guy hit his friend first then shoved him and my bf retaliated what can he get charged with and how can he defend himself

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 11, 2019

He needs a lawyer. Assault is not a d.i.y. case. He needs to speak with the public defender. He can come to the aid of his friend but can't be throwing fists.

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Q: I have someone who is trying to claim my son as there’s , they keep harassing me and my family and threatening me

Just need to know what to do to get it to stop

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 16, 2019

Call the police - they might be committing criminal harassment and criminal threatening. This could lay the foundation for obtaining a restraining order or peace bond but also start the process of getting them the mental health care services that they need. You want the police involved to... Read more »

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