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Eric Edward Rothstein

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  • Can i still go to small claims court for nonpayment after signing a Contractor FINAL RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIEN?

    I am a contractor when i was done with my job the owner asked wrote me a check postdated for 2 days after check was given to me, said thats when their funds would be there. I was also asked to sign a standard FINAL RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIEN with ...

    Eric’s Answer

    I am not going to click on your link but if you gave the release in exchange for the check that bounced then I do not believe the release bars your suit because you have not actually been paid.

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  • I don't know which attorney I need.

    I work for two different companies in the same building. Company one is denying me temporary state disability because company two is refusing to give section C of the temporary to state disability paperwork what can I do ? I ended up receiving tem...

    Eric’s Answer

    Either an employment lawyer or a lawyer who handles disability claims.

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  • I'm going to get fingerprinted for the board of Ed and I have a misterminor for disorderly conduct will it show up

    It was Pety larceny but the police knocked it down to disorderly conduct

    Eric’s Answer

    The police do not knock charges down. You likely accepted a plea offered by the DA. It should not show up if the sentence is over. However, if you are applying for a Police Officer or Peace Officer job or for a gun permit it will show up.

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  • Can a NYC Detective come to NJ to arrest me?

    A NYC detective EMAILED me and told me he had a arrest warrant for me. He told me that I should contact him or he will come to NJ and get me on a governors warrant. What does this mean? How do I see if there is really a warrant for me?

    Eric’s Answer

    You can be arrested in New Jersey. You would then be taken to court in New Jersey to see if you waive extradition. If you do you are then taken back to NY but not necessarily that day. If you don't you may be held in jail while NY authorities obtain a Governors' warrant and then you will be extradited to New York.

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  • Court fees issue

    An attorney was representing a relative on a contingency basis for a product liability matter so the attorney was paying the court fees to file motions, etc. However, my relative didnt think the attorney was effective and my relative is now handli...

    Eric’s Answer

    If your relative cannot afford the $45 motion fee how is he or she going to pay the thousands of dollars it will take for expert witnesses to make out a case?

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  • Can I sue without witnesses?

    I got hurt on Southwest Airlines. they had those Seat Belts that is used during the safety presentaions in the Passenger overhead compartment. not in their safety procedure compartment. Anyways, the seat belt came rolling out of the overhead and ...

    Eric’s Answer

    You can sue. There are specific rules that may apply to suits against airlines so I suggest that you consult with a lawyer who is familiar with them.

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  • I received a civil claim letter after a shoplifting incident and have been advised repeatedly to ignore it.

    Last month, I made a stupid decision & was caught shoplifting about $25 worth of merchandise at Whole Foods. My claim letter arrived this week, for $139.90. Multiple lawyers on this site advised me not to pay it & I don't plan on it as I don't hav...

    Eric’s Answer

    Lawyers generally don't discuss fees on line.

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  • Received a criminal demand letter but am innocent, what will happen if I respond?

    If I respond to the criminal demand letter and say it was the person I was with that did the stealing and I didn't do it will I receive a response? Will I continue to get letters? Will it be taken to court?

    Eric’s Answer

    That will just encourage the store to write you more letters. I advise my clients not to pay the civil demand because I have never seen a store sue to collect. I write a letter to the store or it's lawyer directing them not to contact my client and that ends the matter.

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  • Is there a possible way to check if I have any warrants for free?

    -two time convicted dwi (NY,NJ) -still need to pay the fines -I want to apply for a passport -did not finish some of the contract agreements needed 16 weeks, money is an issue. -I have no other case been good up to now

    Eric’s Answer

    You can try asking at the Court Clerk's Office or calling the Warrant Squad.

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  • Does a will change because you get married?

    My father left everything to his children in his will. He then got married. He did not change his will. He since died. What do the children get as heirs and what does the wife get? She was not on any bank accounts or deeds etc.

    Eric’s Answer

    His wife has the right to what is called an elective share so the kids will not get everything unless the wife renounces.

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