Pennsylvania Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Actually my husband told me to post the question given our lawyer had been compromised...by the judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
It seems like you're responding here to an answer given by another attorney previously here on Justia - but what was the original question?

Regardless, you're going to be hard-pressed to have any attorney here on Justia "second guess" your existing attorney who knows your case, all of the factual details, etc. Without knowing *anything* about your case, the best I can suggest is that you request an office meeting with your present attorney if you're not satisfied with his...

Q: How long after receipt of a forensic custody/psych eval must a hearing be held? Esp if primary parent deemed detrimental

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
It appears that your husband is represented by an attorney. All questions should be asked on existing legal counsel.

Q: I am 20 years old and this girl that is 16 keeps threatening me if she attacks me what should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I'm sure you can call your local police station before then -- and I suggest you do so, at the very least to document things before they get out of hand. Best of luck to you.

Q: Help with children and youth difficult ex husband

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
Honestly, it sounds to me like you and your wife need to sit down for a detailed in person consultation with an experienced family law attorney. I'm sorry but some of what you said here doesn't make a lot of sense, complicated by the lack of punctuation I suspect, but even with periods and capital letters, I still think you need to meet with an attorney instead of seeking information online about what is clearly a complicated and messy matter.

Q: How do you challange a search warrant issued due to false and theoretical probable cause affidavit

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Your best bet is to hire an attorney, and have him/her contact the police to find out what their intentions are with the property seized, and whether they intend to file any charges.

If you'd like to discuss this matter further, I do practice in Bucks County. Feel free to contact me offsite -- my contact information is contained in my Justia profile.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Does section 52 - 200 apply to Pennsylvania civil court and Superior Court of Pennsylvania? What does this mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
With no context to your question, I have no idea what it means either. But it does seem to mean that you're not doing a bang-up job representing yourself, right?

Strongly consider seeking at least a consultation with an attorney -- and probably hiring him or her -- for your legal matter. Best of luck to you.

Q: Do I have a suit

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If you can show there was an injury. Technically you do, but whether it's worth bringing depends on whether there was an injury. Contact an attorney for the county where it happened.

Q: A 17 yr old girl is going out with a 22yr old who encourages her to go to nightclubs and drink, can this be reported?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
You can "report" anything. Presumably you're asking, however, is such conduct illegal? It could be, as corruption of a minor.

The police will almost assuredly want your contact information, although you could tell them that you're uncomfortable giving it and extremely reluctant to testify. Maybe they'll agree only to take your information for paperwork purposes and not ever call you as a witness? No way to know that for certain -- but any time you pick up the phone to call the...

Q: Co-buyers rights after a repossession and auction of said vehicle

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Bankruptcy, Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
W. J. Winterstein Jr.'s answer
The optimum time to seek legal advice is before a contemplated deal, like transfer of an asset, is done, not after.

With your payments toward the vehicle, and your "co-buyer's" lack of payments, you were legally entitled to claim the lion's share of the equity in the vehicle. Obviously, there is none of that.

At this point, depending upon what your conveyancing (transfer) agreements say (they should have been reduced to writing), you may have a right to demand payment of your...

Q: Can I sue someone who hacked my email, google apps, erased all of my mail and impersonated me on social media?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Suing someone and "pressing charges" are two completely different things. The first involves civil litigation, usually with counsel; the second involves contacting the police and asking them to institute criminal charges (and some criminal laws have certainly been broken here if the situation you describe is true).

In a civil suit, you must allege -- and prove -- that you have suffered compensable damages. If you can't, and from the outset, you will summarily lose. You should sit...

Q: Takinge my roofer 2 civil court in Lancaster PA. Can the Judge place a lien against his NJ property?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If you get a civil monetary judgment in Pennsylvania against the roofer, you will need to file a certified copy of the judgment with the State of New Jersey. Once accomplished (and you will need to consult New Jersey law about how to do this properly), you would then be able to begin enforcement proceedings in New Jersey against the roofer's property there.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Filing a civil suit against a roofer. Can a judge post a lien against his New Jersey property?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If you get a civil monetary judgment in Pennsylvania against the roofer, you will need to file a certified copy of the judgment with the State of New Jersey. Once accomplished (and you will need to consult New Jersey law about how to do this properly), you would then be able to begin enforcement proceedings in New Jersey against the roofer's property there.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Can someone please explain this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 3, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
It's someone arguing -- by taking snippets of state and federal court decisions -- that U.S. citizens have an unfettered right to travel, and that the "right to travel" cannot be regulated or curtailed by any sort of government.

I say, "good luck with that one."

Q: Pro Bono Attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The zoning laws would be in the township ordinance. It would be your responsibility to review the ordinance. You can request a variance.

Q: Can I be banned from a bar solely because I am no longer dating the bartender?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Unfortunately for you, yes. A private establishment can generally "ban" your entry, yes -- so long as it's not because of your race, gender, etc.

Q: What can i do about a neighbor threatening my family ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Report the conduct to your local police, and let them take care of it.

Best of luck to you.

Q: My mother in law married a man from paris but got married in the united states what are her rights in paris?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
First, the question needs to be asked by the prospective client needing the representation. Second, it needs to be asked of a French advocat rather than a US lawyer, and Justia is only visited by American lawyers. Third, this presents no International Law questions, but is best presented to a French advocat handling Family Law.

Q: CPS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE PLZ HELP!?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
It's hard to know the whole story here. I suggest that you obtain private counsel to help you with this problem. If you can't afford a private attorney, then try Legal Assistance or of the advocacy groups in the Pittsburgh area that offer legal assistance at low or no charge.

Q: Taking custody of my troubled niece with occasional drug use CYS case what are my rights? I am with her 24/7 no isse

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 27, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
I am only licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Sounds like your case is in NY.

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