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Joshua Richmond Lippes

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  • Can my previous landlord make me pay last rent?

    My landlord asked me to move out of the apt on Jun 1st, to vacate on July 1st.They told us not to pay Juns rent,they will use sec dep as rent.We had problem finding an apt, so we moved on Aug 3rd.We didn't pay rent for July and we moved out.Prev.L...

    Joshua’s Answer

    If you have not received a signed lease from your new landlord, it would be very difficult to enforce the lease. I would suggest you contact your new landlord and get a signed copy of your new lease ASAP!

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  • Will an ACD affect my future employment opportunities?

    One of my options of future employment is law enforcement

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    After the ACD period the records are sealed and would not show up on a background check. However, there is an exception for law enforcement. Whether the underlying charge would prevent you obtaining a position in law enforcement would depend on the charge and circumstances. Good luck!

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  • I was not allowed to leave an office during a fire alarm due to the president wanting to go over financial numbers with me.

    Do I have any recourse 1.5 year later since I am no longer an employee there?

    Joshua’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague, more information is needed, most specifically about the damages your sustained.

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  • Do I have a case for age discrimination? Facts: Laid off. 37 yrs with company 59 yrs old

    1 yr in present position/unit, 7 people in unit. 2 oldest employees with over 35 yrs service laid off while a new person was added to the unit in the same time frame. Notified of lay off while on vacation.

    Joshua’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague, you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer. More details are needed to determine whether you should pursue a claim. Most attorneys offer a free consultation prior to accepting your case.

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  • How does statute of limitations work?

    I understand if you leave the state the limitations stops and for murder their is no statute. For other crimes though, if a crime is discovered five+ years later has the limitations expired or does limitations only apply to prosecutors to fellow t...

    Joshua’s Answer

    A statute of limitations means that there is a set period of time a defendant may be prosecuted for that crime. If the time to prosecute has passed, usually a number of years, then you may not be prosecuted for that crime. Each crime has a different SOL.

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  • If I submitted a criminal complaint against a person, how long does it normally take police investigators?

    A theft had occurred against me, i know the thief, and submitted all the evidence I had to the police. I was interviewed about the events and they said they would see what they could, but to give them a couple of weeks. I'm curious how long will ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would contact the police again to see the status.

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  • Can assault on an officer during arrest ever be reduced from felony charge to misdemeanor?

    Extremely intoxicated, fight w girlfriend, breaks window at party house, punches officer, bail set and paid at $7500. Can this be reduced from felony to misdemeanor if person has no prior arrests?

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes, it may be possible. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Most attorneys offer a free consultation prior to accepting your case.

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  • Beaten up by 2 men and bitten by their pitbull. Can I sue them for my injuries?

    I rented an apartment online through an agency. When I arrived, the place was filled with bugs. I was stung in the eye overnight & it swelled shut. I reported this to the agency and owner. When I came back to the apt to get my things, I was attack...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes, you can sue.

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  • If a fracture can be linked back to a car accident, can it meet the serious injury threshold?

    My friend hurt her back in a car accident, I think it was a herniated disc. She needed an operation. This operation sometimes resulted in her leg giving out when she tried to walk. One day her leg gave out she fell and broke her ankle. Can this br...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Your friend should contact a local personal injury attorney. You can find many competent attorneys through the AVVO website or contact the erie county bar association's lawyer referral. Our firm would be happy to give your references as well.

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  • If an attorney fails to submit documents for trial and the case is lost is he liable for professional misconduct his mistake

    this is a federal case, and the case was dismissed for failure to submit the proper doucments as depositions, cat scans affadavits and medical info

    Joshua’s Answer

    Best advice, go consult with an attorney who handles malpractice cases. Most attorneys offer a free consultation prior to accepting your case.

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