answered on Mar 22, 2023
In a criminal case, an omnibus pretrial motion is a generic motion that must be filed within a certain time period following formal arraignment to preserve your right to file motions down the road as your case progresses. These motions are typically boilerplate and contain multiple requests for... Read more »
The court suspend my driving privilege because i do not pay the fine i go explain the situation because of the suspention i can not drive to work so i can not pay the fines and keep like this for 7 years so i finaly do not own nothing more becuase i ask them whiy i have more fines if i do not get... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Consult with experienced traffic ticket attorneys. They (or you) may be able to appear before the judge for a reduction and payment plan.
I am an epileptic. My audio device accidentally recorded my lawyer make an agreement to lose my case. On the FIRST morning of the lawsuit trial between me and the defendant, my lawyer and the defendant's lawyer were a short distance away from me. I have a little brain damage and was medicated.... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2021
Much depends on what the paper was. From the conduct of the lawyer to keep trying the case--when I'm assuming he is not paid by the hour but on a contingent fee, doesn't make sense if he's not going to try.
You need to get the recording re-recorded so it's not... Read more »
A few days before my lawsuit trail my lawyer explained to me that he had an agreement with the defendant's lawyer. Whichever side lost would not appeal the jury decision. Our side lost; right after the jury's choice was heard I was reminded there could be no appeal.
Was that... Read more »
answered on Sep 17, 2021
If you wanted to do anything as to the attorney your time ran two years ago (assuming the trial was four years ago). It's not unusual to have agreements like that but usually they are tied to something called a high/low where if you lose you get the minimum, if you win, you only get up to the... Read more »
I asked for the money back within 24 hours of payment. The attorney ignored me for a week, until I brought up matters of trust funds and attorney obligations in an e-mail. Then I was contacted almost immediately. Contract makes no mention of non-refundable and attorney agreed to return the funds.... Read more »
answered on Sep 13, 2021
I suggest you drop off a written request or send one certified return receipt requested. Then contact the attorney-client dispute resolution committee of the bar association for the county where the lawyer practices.
After their testimonies unwittingly showed their motor vehicle hit my bicycle, my lawyer did not question the defendant's witnesses over their words at their cross examinations. He also did not raise their statements at his closing argument before the jury! We lost the jury decision.... Read more »
answered on Sep 13, 2021
The lawyer may have had tactical reasons for doing what he did. Jurors may have looked at other issues. Your attorney was, I assume under a contingent fee. He had every reason to do his utmost to win. If he and you believe it's against the weight of the evidence he can file an appeal. That... Read more »
My university is basically saying get vaccinated or get tested twice a week AND wear a mask on campus if you want to attend in person classes. I feel as if this is not fair and it is might right to have the choice of wearing a mask/getting vaccinated. Especially since I am paying for the education... Read more »
answered on Jun 19, 2021
Recent decisions suggest it is. They are doing this for other students. Just as if they had gas fumes they would have a duty to control them. The "studies" you refer to, if they aren't from a peer reviewed medical journal, they hold no weight in Court. Or you can attend mask free,... Read more »
The cops then pulled this person over for suspicion of DUI....is this some firm of entrapment?
answered on Jan 16, 2021
Entrapment is an officer inducing you to do something you wouldnt otherwise do. Which is not the caae here. However, simply leaving a bar parking lot is probably insufficient for a car stop.
With other factors present it can be considered by the officer in forming reasonable suspiscion... Read more »
What can I legally do and do you handle estate litigation?
Can you help? Trial is Feb 17th.
answered on Jan 13, 2021
Please email me at cbcohn @cbcohn.com and I will send a form for you to fill out,,,and we can take a look at case. Please let me know that you reached out through Justia
If the charges are dropped before the court process even start
answered on Oct 19, 2020
It really depends on what your fee agrement says. Please read carefully. Many criminal defense lawyers have 'non refundable' fees set forth in their fee agreement.
In short, wife inherits a house in Pa. from a friend that passed. She gets a lawyer in Pa because the estate is based in Tn. For over a year the Pa lawyer told her things that were not true, didn't file taxes, didn't file for the deed, etc. etc. even with my wife and the lawyer from Tn.... Read more »
answered on Apr 23, 2020
The fee dispute resolution committee, but I'd suggest get another attorney then decide about the malpractice --certainly file a claim to protect yourself as to the money etc.
Personal insurance covered everything when stores should have, so they taking for every doc visit, which still happens frequently. Delays seem to be from our own lawyer at this point, we were told to sign months ago, without being able to see itemized receipt even though we asked for it. The... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2020
If lawyer is out of country and has access to email, that should still enable wrapping up paperwork for case. If you are able to establish email contact and carrier is willing to work with digital scans of releases, lien forms, and other related paperwork for closing out the case, that might be an... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2020
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for legal malpractice can be two or four years from the time that you knew or should have know that the attorney did something wrong,
He has had her for 4 years from never giving her back to me amd is now not taking care of her properly he has an opend case with cny in another county . I want to take her to live with me and he is going to get aggressive and call the police . Will I get introuble for taking my daughter from him?
answered on Aug 18, 2019
I would not recommend that you just take the child away from him if there's an open CYS case. Talk to an experienced family law attorney to determine whether you should consider filing for custody.
answered on Jul 23, 2019
"Legally," there's nothing (yet) preventing you from doing so . . . or from him snatching your daughter from YOU. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. And that's why your best bet is to file a custody action and get a court order outlining who has custody,... Read more »
answered on Mar 18, 2019
You would retain them to represent the client for a limited purpose. However many lawyers might not go with this because the Court may require they file a withdrawal of counsel and even if that's what the defendant agreed to the Court can say "too bad--we aren't letting you out."
Trapped for 2 hrs repeatedly called emergency button in elevator they did nothing
answered on Jan 19, 2019
This is not really a legal malpractice question, but a personal injury question. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations so Google personal injury lawyers or search Justia or AVVO in Philadelphia.
This is the 2nd forensic eval. 1st strongly rec immediate crisis counseling 4 both girls, 11&12, an urgent change in cust over 2 us due 2 the severity of mom's abusive behaviors causing severe issues due 2 her severe psych/abuse & alienation. After 1st report, b4 our 4 month delay... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2019
It appears that your husband is represented by an attorney. All questions should be asked on existing legal counsel.
I am currently a defendant in a civil matter in Pennsylvania. Two years into the case, a lawyer from a different law firm made an appearance as additional counsel "Lawyer A" for the plaintiff. This new law firm then made motions to the court without having the Plaintiff's original... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2018
That is not usually how it goes. The judge will want all attorneys to enter their appearances.
We were told we have a potential case
answered on Jul 5, 2018
I am located in Pittsburgh. If you would like to call me to discuss this my phone number is 412-391-7135.
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