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Ronald John McGaw

Poughkeepsie Family Law Attorney.

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  1. If there was no evidence of maryjuana use no odor nothing found in truck or on person how can you be charged with a dui with

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Marc Raiser
    2. Matisyahu Wolfberg
    3. Jay K Goldberg
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Ronald John McGaw
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    If the urine test showed that you were above the legal limit, or that you had a drug in your system, then you could be prosecuted just on that. Same with a breathylizer test. That's why they do those tests.

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  2. Can I get a trademark on this?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gerry J. Elman
    2. Ronald John McGaw
    3. Philip Leon Marcus
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
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    No. A quick look at your website tells me that your use of GEEKS QUAD is related to computers. Without doing any research at all, I can tell you that the GEEK SQUAD company (the one that already exists) will frown upon your attempt to register, and your use if, those words for those services. You DEFINATELY need a trademark lawyer to walk you through this before you get sued. And I can already tell you, you're going to want to get a new name for your company.

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  3. Can I use a previous domestic violence charge against my ex in family court from 6 years ago?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard A. Schwartz
    2. Ronald John McGaw
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    4. Lori Noel Bovee
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    Honestly, a six year old claim or charge of domestic violence is not very valuable. In my experience, the Court will be more interested in who the parties are now rather than who they used to be. On the other hand, if he had been ordered to engage in some sort of domestic violence program, parenting program or therapy, but did not, that fact could be significant even six years later.

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  4. What constitutes justification for an action of threatening someone?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald John McGaw
    2. Brian C. Pascale
    3. Robert Pecco Baker
    4. Mitchell Aaron Nathanson
    5. Joseph Torri
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    Look, telling someone over the phone that you might hurt them is indeed a crime. It's called Harassment in the 1st degree. The reality is, however, that the DA would likely understand that you had a reasonable motivation for the threat. Whether the DA would choose to prosecute you depends on (a) your criminal history, if any, and (b) whether the DA can be assured that you won't do it again. My advice is, just leave it alone. Stay away from this idiot family member, and have no further...

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  5. Would you consider my chld neglected in this situation

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald John McGaw
    2. Lawrence Allen Weinreich
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    I can certainly see that the Department of Social Services might see this as neglect on the theory that you were exposing the child to domestic violence. Your point, however, is that the child was NOT exposed to dv because the child was asleep in a room with lots of noisy things going on so that the child did not hear the commotion. So is it neglect? Well, did the child hear? How serious was the violence (you say the police had to intervene, and you got arrested, so it sounds rather serious)...

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  6. I have problems with my tenants. loud, fighting between them selves and ect. do i have to renew the lease when it expires ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald John McGaw
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Steven Warren Smollens
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    Notify them in writing that you will not be renewing the lease. You don't really have to give them a reason. It's your property after all. But send them the notice by regular mail and by certified, return receipt requested. Then, if they do NOT move out when the lease ends, bring an eviction "holdover" action. You'll need an attorney to evict them at that point if the don't move out on their own.

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  7. Ex pettitioned for violation of court order .what will happen?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald John McGaw
    2. Lawrence Allen Weinreich
    3. Brianne Marie Carbonaro
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    I don't see how your failure to visit could be viewed as contempt of court. Courts do not, however, want to have a situation where children are expecting a visit from a parent and then have that visit not happen, thus disappointing the children. Thus, while not contempt, consistency in visitation is encouraged by courts. If your work schedule is such that the old order of visition doesn't really work well for you, you can file a petition to modify visitation. Your argument to the Judge will...

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  8. Will I go to jail or get an ACD?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Ronald John McGaw
    4. Joseph Potashnik
    5. Stephen A Somerstein
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    Look, the reality is that you certainly could go to jail for some (probably short) length of time. It is not likely, but it certainly could happen. On the other hand, you could be required to do community service, or there are other punishments open to the Court. Might you get an ACD? Sure, you might, but possibly with conditions. And yes, you could end up with a criminal conviction. Stop stealing stuff, and get a lawyer.

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  9. How to trademark the same name in the same class?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald John McGaw
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Bahram Niknia
    4. Philip Leon Marcus
    5. Theodore M Roe
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    What you really need to do is this. Have a trademark lawyer order a search of the mark or marks you have in mind for playing cards. The search report should cost about $300 to $600 depending on how extensive a search you want. Then have your lawyer review the report and advise you as to the level of risk you would encounter in (a) attempting to register your mark and (b) living with your mark in the real world even if it gets through the Trademark Office. Trademark Law is not a yes or no...

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  10. What should happen in the case of a man on probation for 2 DWIs caught drinking with underage children in the home?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald John McGaw
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    Your last question is the most pertinent, i.e., what can be done. The wife can (and perhaps should) file two emergency petitions in Family Court for the County where they live. She should file a Family Offense petition on behalf of the children, asserting the the husband's actions (underage drinking, etc.) constitute an immenent danger to the children, and requesting that an Order of Protection be imposed forcing him to move out of the house. She can also file for Custody, seeking the have...

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