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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a ticket for failure to put on hazard lights when being pulled over on a highway come with points? It's 75 4305(a)

I was pulled over for speeding. I was trying to speed up to pass and change lanes because the car behind me was driving way to close to my tail. Officer pulled me over. Didn't end up giving me a speeding ticket when I explained it but did give me a ticket for not putting on my flashers when he... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Oct 26, 2021

I can for certain that if you have a Pennsylvania license, you will not receive any points for that section. That may vary if you have an out of state license, but I have never seen that section result in points even for an out of state license. Best wishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there any way to expunge code 3714(a) from MVR?
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Oct 26, 2021

Unfortunately, no. Expungement applies only to criminal records. Your driving record is not considered a criminal record. Wish I had a better answer for you. Best wishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on
Q: My mother isn't good, her boyfriend that's been there 15years says once she passes he's taking everything, no will
Corey Adamson
Corey Adamson answered on Oct 26, 2021

If your mother passes without a will, her boyfriend is not someone identified in the intestate statutes who will inherit anything. Everything would pass to you and any other surviving children your mother may have. However, you may want to make sure your mother’s boyfriend has not exercised any... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am a US citizen & my stepdaughter is coming into the US for her master's education.

I am a US citizen & my stepdaughter is coming into the US for her master's education. Can I file for a change of status for her to a green card while she is in the US on a student visa?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 25, 2021

You need to discuss with the adopting agency whether you have legally adopted that child (what is the age of that foreign national?) in order to petition for that immediate family member.

Also, it seems by logic the immediate family member would reside with either a biological or adoptive...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Where can I find a good pro Bono lawyer?

My fiance is incarcerated for charges he didn't commit the other person did and he is being convicted on all charges I need help

Jason R Carpenter
Jason R Carpenter answered on Oct 25, 2021

Most local county bar associations have referral services that can help you with finding pro bono or low-cost legal services.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Q: My question is how do you get a divorce from your wife if she is refusing to give you her address
Jason R Carpenter
Jason R Carpenter answered on Oct 25, 2021

In Pennslyvania, there is what can be called a passive divorce under 3301(d). You will need to serve her by what is known as original service with the initial complaint. You do not need her address, but only to have service of process or have her accept the documents. Both would be considered... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got married to a US citizen in 2016. My oldest daughter was one month away from turning 18 at the time of the marriage

I got married to a US citizen in 2016. My oldest daughter was one month away from turning 18 at the time of the marriage. She is now almost 23 and still unmarried. Can we file for a green card for her based off my marriage while she is in the United States?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 21, 2021

She does not seem to qualify for that LPR under that legal option.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Pennsylvania on
Q: I wasn’t able to legally work for the last 5 years and I am a us citizen. Am I owed money by the government?

Hi, my name is Anonymous and I wasn’t able to go to college, nor was I able to get a job due to the fact that I didn’t have a social security number. My father used fear to scare my mom into not giving me my birth certificate (keeping me out of the system or far away from hospitals). He passed... Read more »

Joseph Korsak
Joseph Korsak answered on Oct 19, 2021

You are leaving out important facts. What was the legal bar to your employment all that time? You could have picked up a SS number on line if you needed one. What opportunities did you miss? Were you a government employee?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I recently was separated from a job where I was subjected to verbal abuse by a trainer. Should I contact human resources
Joseph Korsak
Joseph Korsak answered on Oct 19, 2021

What's the point in reporting late ? Your complaint should have been filed before separation, not after, especially if you thought this abusive employee was complicit in someway with your separation.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: What do I do the shampoo company I use is being sued for hair loss! which I have what should I do ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you feel you suffered injury as a result of the product, you could contact the law firm(s) handling the lawsuit and speak to them. If they felt you had a case, they could advise you on your options. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Two identical traffic tickets filed at separate DJ offices on separate dates. Statute of Limitation apply?

I received a traffic ticket for unsafe lane change in May. The same ticket from another DJ office in August. Docket on both the 1st dismissed on 8/6 & 2nd one was filed. Officer did not file the original ticket at the correct DJ office. Can I claim statue of limitation since the 2nd ticket was... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Oct 16, 2021

There is a 30 day statute of limitations for traffic tickets. Get a lawyer to go to court to fight it. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Intestate estate, brother is the Administrator and lived with the deceased, who has no spouse or children.

There are a nephew and niece who had preceded their parents. They have been estranged for decades from the the brothers. Nephew wants his 1/4. Niece just had her accountant by email saying the niece "wants no communication with the entire family. "I emailed back saying I asked the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 15, 2021

It sounds like an Action for a Sale For Partition is in order. Once Heirship is determined, one or more Heirs should file the Action against the others. Hire a competent PA attorney that knows real property litigation. Hopefully the lawyer can be paid through sale proceeds. In this case,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was terminated for Unemployment fraud after I was a victim of identity theft I never received benefits in Pa.

I never filed for the benefits nor did I receive I was termed for this reason even though the address is not mine nor did i receive monetary from these benefits .

Joseph Korsak
Joseph Korsak answered on Oct 14, 2021

You need to notify your nearest UC office an provide whatever documentary proof you have, Remember that you will receive a 1099 for this income.

My number is 717-880-3759 Joseph C. Korsak

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: In pa i was pulled over backing out of my driveway on to a one-way Street I didn't even make it a foot off my sidewalk

And they were on me. I have lived here for 5 years and I've never seen any cops. Pull anybody over for anything.

I never heard anyone anywhere getting pulled over for this is this a reason to get pulled over????

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Plead not guilty. You weren't driving on the roadway--you were manoevering your vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a written warning show up on your driving record in PA If the warning is in MD? Also can my company find out?

I received a written warning in a company car. I live in PA and the written warning is in MD. Will the written warning show up on my driving record? If not, is there any way my company could find out about the written warning? I am also unsure of when anything would show up on a driving record. Any... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Ask AAA. It would be unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue agas station employee for making sexual comments
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

That or the owner. Contact an attorney who handles sexual harassment; also you can file a complaint with the Pa. Human Rights Commission.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: My old landlord sold the building. The new landlord states that my lease is not valid.

The new landlord states that my lease is not valid because my old landlord renewed my lease after they came into an agreement. Now he has raised my rent an extra $250 a month starting November 1st. I live in Pennsylvania - can he do that? My rental agreement was year to year and wasn't to be... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

A lot depends on dates. What they are saying may hold if they gave you notice. If they didn't, then you may be able to claim under the old lease. Alternately, you could have a claim against the old landlord as he created an agreement when he lacked the power to perform under the agreement.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my work lay me off due to covid shutdown then refuse to give me my job back but instead demoted me and tell me I

have to reapply for my current position?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Why they have labor unions.

They would have to continue your unemployment benefits. As to your rights, suggest you contact a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice who handles employment issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: if adopted parents decided they don't want child no more can a relative adopt them

I'm teenagers aunt shes 15

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

It is possible, if they are willing to relinquish their rights, but the parties really need an attorney--it's not d.i.y.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Am I responsible for a loan my dad got a for business from the previous owner?

My dad got a business loan from the previous owner of said business in 2005. Regular payments have been made to the lender since. My dad recently died and now the lender said the balance was supposed to be paid over 7 years ago and wants the rest of his money from me.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

You are not responsible for the debts of your father. Tell the lender to submit the debt to the estate.

However, if the loan isn't personal but a business loan, if the business is up and running it can be submitted to them.

Jot down each time they call, who you speak to, the...
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