Pennsylvania Uncategorized Questions & Answers

Q: What kind of lawyer (area of expertise) do I look for?

3 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
Just look for someone who handles civil litigation. You'll have 30 days from the date of the magistrate's judgment to file an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas in your county (likely Wyoming County). Your local bar association may be able to point you to someone as well.

Best of luck to you.

Q: A girl bought a puppy and wasn't able to care for it. It's been living with me for 4 years. Now she wants her back.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Initially, as they say, possession is 9/10th of the law. So there's that.

I believe no court would award possession of the dog to this girl. She gave you the dog, and you've done everything to care for it. Unless the girl has some sort of writing that specifies that she never intended to relinquish ownership of the dog to you, it's yours.

I think you can be pretty confident in telling her to pound sand, her grief notwithstanding. Best of luck to you.

Q: Am I allowed to audio and video record on my property? I have posted signage to that effect. My neighbor threatens us.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Threats you should discuss with the police. Be accurate--"that's what he meant" or "that's what I took it to mean" aren't the same as "this is what he said"\

Note the time, date, and the words used in the order they were said.

Your property you can record as you wish--you don't need to put up notices.

If you need a cease and desist letter, talk to an attorney in your county who used to work for the DA's office.

Q: Can i cross complaint against my now ex for co-signing a car and my wages are being garnished and he keeps quitting

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Potentially. You can also bring a separate small claims suit against him for your lost wages due to garnishment -- although that's only if there was a promise (and hopefully in writing) by him to pay for the car 100% and indemnify you. If you co-signed, normally you're on the hook for the car as well and you'll unfortunately be paying for your generosity . . . .

Best of luck to you.

Q: Safety issue involving the local Catholic church

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
First off you send them a letter confirming this and asking that they send it to their insurance company.

You may want to bring it to the attention of the archdiocese as it's hardly a "good neighbors" approach especially if having tire stops is relatively cheap.

Suggest also that as they are technically trespassing, you photo each occaision, then you can bring a nuissance claim against them.

Q: I've lived with my fiance for 10 years and have worked for him free with his business. What are my rights if we split?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Hard to say, of course, given the extremely limited facts you've presented -- but I'll give it a shot.

Rights to his business? None, since it's his business. Marital rights? None, since you two aren't married. Sounds like you need to start taking some steps to secure your own present and future security. Best of luck to you.

Q: If I am primary on a car that I co-signed what rights do I have

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Primary and co sign are different. Look at whose name the title and registration are in. That's who is the owner. If it's him you have a claim for what you put into it, any insurance required etc. That would be a set off. Suggest you mediate with someone he respects.

Q: What does without prejudice mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Basically that the case can be brought again.

Q: How do they decide where to have safety corridors?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Are you talking about a building code? Read it.

Q: In the state of ohio do i have the right to know who contacted the humane socierty on me

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There is a constitutional right to face your accusers. Have a full discussion with a local attorney who handles these matters.

Q: My ex left stuff at my house when he collected his things. Do I have the right to throw it out now?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It would not be right to just throw his stuff out in my opinion. You might have to send him a certified letter return receipt requested and give him a certain amount of time to come and get it.

Q: How much time will somebody get for using a recording device to viewing a minor naked

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 4, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That would depend upon many, many factors, and you have not given enough information here. Do an internet search for punishment for crimes in PA, and try to find an answer.

Q: If a sexual molester was found innocent because the da didn't represent all evedience and we lost what do we do??

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 4, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps you could sue civilly, because the burden of proof in a civil case is much less than in a criminal case.

Q: If I do pro bono work as a professional engineer, can I be sued?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 4, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You gave no facts, just a question. We need to know the facts in order to answer questions.

Q: A kid I gave a ride to left his cell phone in my car...i

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 31, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I really don't care to wade through your sloppy English in order to figure out exactly what you are trying to say.

If he foolishly left a cell phone in your car, and you somehow agreed to get it back to him, you could be responsible if it has subsequently been lost. Personally, I would have told them to pick it up at your place. Apparently you did more than that, so you may have some liability.

Q: I am being harass.By a woman realated to my ex. She calls leaving very mean voice messages on my phone. Can I sue

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a local attorney for a full discussion. You cannot get that on the internet. Perhaps you can file an injunction action.

Q: Can I drop all charges on my babydad before he even get a court date

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 2, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Only the prosecutor can drop the charges.

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