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Carmen S. Giordano

Carmen Giordano’s Answers

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  • I am a civil service employ and work as a teachers aide in island park. Can my school retro act my pay and take money out?

    I was hired on Sept 29 and was told I would be paid through the school year with holidays and vacation and also have 5 personal days paid. Then on October 20 the administration had a meeting and said they made a mistake because they would only be...

    Carmen’s Answer

    Yes, unfortunately, the school can do that. Also, be careful in the future if you notice that you are receiving benefits that you are not supposed to receive, including extra pay. They can come after you for that. I have seen criminal charges in such situations!

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  • Am I violating someone's privacy?

    I'm hosting an international student in my house, and he is 18 years old. He has to use the WIFI in my house when doing homework or surfing on the internet. I had not acknowledged him that I monitor all the internet activities in the house simply ...

    Carmen’s Answer

    Not only are you violating his privacy, but you are acting in a very strange manner! I would be very careful about hacking into someone's private internet account. You might also want to speak with a therapist about your behavior.

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  • Police keep coming to my house looking for family member that never stayed with me, searching my home with guns out.

    They are looking for my newphew keep getting tips that he is in my home, they came twice and search telling them he is not here, they didnt even go to his mother house, he never used my address, they are scaring the kids they jump everytime someon...

    Carmen’s Answer

    The police are not allowed to search your home without a warrant unless you consent to them conducting the search. If they continue harassing you, I would suggest contacting a local attorney.

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  • Will law enforcement actively come looking for me if I have a body attachment warrant?

    The body att. warrant is related to failure to pay child support.

    Carmen’s Answer

    The smart move would be to contact a local attorney and turn yourself in. Take care of what you owe.

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  • PI - Retainer fee's in dispute. fee discussed 20% after costs. Ready to settle w/ out lawsuit & he is asking 20% of gross.

    Pedestrian vs SUV. Insurance company offered full policy limits. medical bills and rehab totaled over $200,000. offered a friend the case, we discussed him getting 20% after all expenses. He comes to the hospital with 2 typed retainer agreem...

    Carmen’s Answer

    The attorney's approach is not correct. The attorney should be straight up with the retainer agreement, there should be no need for second guessing. You need someone whom you can trust without any doubt!

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  • Do I have legal recourse if a prior supervisor who fired you contacts your new supervisor at another firm to discuss you ?

    A former supervisor, for the last year of my six year employment with that firm, checked my Linkedin profile, looked-up my new supervisor and contacted him to discuss me. Do I have any legal recourse if his intentions were diabolical in nature?

    Carmen’s Answer

    You may. It is above and beyond for the supervisor to have done so. It may be tortious and defamatory depending on what was said. I would send him a cease and desist letter to start.

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  • If it can be proven that a officer lied in a police report in the state of Missouri can the department be sued ?

    The officer stated in the report that he pulled me over which in fact I was in my neighbors driveway and wasn't even in my truck. (there are witnesses) I was cited for a DWI but yet at the preliminary my attorney didn't even address that fact and ...

    Carmen’s Answer

    Unfortunately, unless you withdraw your guilty plea, there is nothing you can do as far as a false arrest or malicious prosecution civil suit go.

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  • My father-in-law has performed many criminal acts against his neighbors and children. Local police are doing nothing.

    My father-in-law lives in Louisiana. We currently live in Washington State. He has molested his children, performed criminal acts against the neighbors, sexually harassed several women. The local police have gone over to his home several times,...

    Carmen’s Answer

    Sorry about this situation, it sounds intolerable. Generally, you cannot force the police to arrest or force the DA to prosecute someone, they have complete discretion. If what you say is true though, and you have the Evidence to back it up, I would keep making the complaints. If you have the Evidence, you could contact your local news as well. Finally, I would suggest getting a restraining order against your father-in-law. You would need a private attorney for that.

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  • How is diminished capacity apply?

    Not understanding Miranda rights, self incrimination Class 4 felony for burglary compared to class 1 misdemeanor for theft of property under $1000. Property value $30

    Carmen’s Answer

    Try to rephrase this into a question that can be answered. Try not to use legal terms like diminished capacity, which has a very particular meaning. Ask a simple question!

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  • Will a disorderly conduct violation show up when applying for a job?

    I was arrested for petite larceny however I was able to get it down to a disorderly conduct violation. Can I answer 'no' on to the question asking whether I was convicted or pleaded guilty but not a summarily offense.

    Carmen’s Answer

    Disorderly conduct is a violation, not a crime. If the employment question (read it carefully) asks if you "have ever been convicted of a crime," you can answer no. Also, the disorderly conduct please may be sealed after a year, (may) be sealed after a year. You should always answer truthfully to the questions! But, read the question carefully. If you have any doubts, consult an attorney.

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