I agree with my colleagues on the sentencing and possible license loss. However, as a local attorney, if you got the DUI in Dauphin County, you're likely not looking at jail time. Instead you can get an intermediate punishment sentence with the first 90 days on house arrest, not jail. You'll be permitted to leave for work, doctor's appointments, shopping and reasonably necessary appointments.
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Excellent and thorough advice by Attorney Jones. I will add, as a practicing criminal defense attorney in Dauphin County, police practices vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. I would not write to the judge, police, or victim witness department. It won't do you any good and may likely worsen things.
I would, instead, contact the defendant's attorney. Let them know that you don't want to press charges further. They will be likely to be able to speak to the DA and work something out.
Grandparents do not have a right to seek custody unless the parents are either divorced, separated, or one is deceased. They cannot inject themselves into an intact family. If there are substantial concerns about the health, safety, and welfare of the kids that may be different. CNY Should be notified first.
The standard for a dependency proceeding is whether the health, safety and welfare of the child is placed in jeopardy. I cannot imagine that sleeping in a couch would be grounds for dependency. That being said, however, I assume that this is transitional living and will not be permanent. Get the child his-her own bed ASAP.
You should claim the gain ($3,000) on your taxes as either a long term or short term capital gain. There may be exemptions for specific amounts of personalty sold during any one year. However, a tax practitioner may have a better answer for this. A short term capital gain is generally a gain on an item sold that was held for less than one year. Long term is obviously then, more than one year.
It's a definite possibility. Among the many factors a court must now consider is the environment provided by either parent for the child(ren). I would be interested to find out the names of the neighbors (drug addicts) so I could check their accessible criminal backgrounds. That's an issue for the court to consider.
My colleague is right. It depends. However, if the marital home is in NJ, has the divorce likewise been filed in NJ? If so, NJ law would apply. As a PA attorney my assumption in the limited facts would be that he would get half the proceeds, less any amounts that you've paid to the mortgage, taxes, insurance and upkeep. That amount that you've paid would likely be offset by a reasonable rental value for your half of the full rent. So, you'd get some of your equity back from him, less half the...
No, that's not your Federal EIN. Go to the IRS website, click on "Businesses," then go to "EIN." You can either make formal application over the phone, online or through the mail. If you print out their form and fill it in with all the appropriate data (from your books, etc), it's easier and quicker to do it on the phone. You should get an EIN right then.
Under the Custody Act, you may request that all parents and significant others submit to a criminal background check. You may also ask for a drug test and a mental health evaluation prior to resuming any visitation. You may want to investigate this possibility further. The court will not likely order any unsupervised custody to an individual with a drug history that is currently testing positive for drugs.