Craig Paul Kalinoski’s Answers

Craig Paul Kalinoski

Scranton Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Is it too late to drop criminal charges after a preliminary hearing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    3. Evan T. L. Hughes
    4. David Bradley
    5. Brad Victor Shuttleworth
    5 lawyer answers

    Many District Attorneys take into consideration the victims position on moving forward with charges against the defendant, as well as the extent of willing cooperation they receive from the victim. These factors can influence a District Attorneys decision to prosecute, and if they continue to prosecute, these factors can likely impact the severity as to the grading of the charge(s) which the DA prosecuting the case would be inclined to offer the defendant as part of a plea deal. For instance,...

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  2. Hospital DUI blood test

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. Ellis B. Klein
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. David Bradley
    4 lawyer answers

    Most counties in the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania where my practice is located still utilize the hospital blood test and they are fairly accurate as long as established collection, preservation, chain of custody, testing, conversion, and reporting procedures are followed. While hospitals are one collection location, many police agencies in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania have also set up DUI processing centers. If you are unfortunate enough to be stopped for suspicion of DUI...

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  3. I was hit by a driver going the wrong way. He was sited by police. I was taken to hosp. It's been almost a year.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathaniel Bryon Smith
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    5 lawyer answers

    It is probably best that you contact your current attorney to schedule an appointment to discuss the current status of your case, where your medical stands, ensure your current lawyer has a list of all your medical providers to date as well as any out of pocket expenses, discuss a settlement demand figure, and obtain a copy of your file if you have not yet received it, discuss any potential problems with the case, and if settlement is not possible, when you can expect your lawyer to file the...

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  4. Is the trucking company responsible??

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas V. Stoehr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Steven Alan Fink
    4. Craig Paul Kalinoski
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    You should secure a copy of the police incident and/or accident report and you can file a claim for your damages at the local Magisterial District Judge's office where the incident occurred. In the civil pleading you can name the driver individually as a defendant as well as the trucking company. When the hearing is scheduled, you will want to request and serve a subpoena on the police office who conducted the investigation to appear in court and bring a copy of both his incident and accident...

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  5. Can i sue my ob/gn for telling me my insurance did not cover one thing and that another treatmeant was my only choice?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. William Everitt Hopkins
    3. Laurie Michelle Higginbotham
    3 lawyer answers

    If you feel your doctors actions were done in order to increase the doctor's payment or overall reimbursement by your insurance company, this may be an instance subject to qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act. Certain requirements must be met in order to recover in a qui tam action. You should contact a qui tam attorney who can properly investigate the claim and if it meets the criteria for a false claims complaint, to file the complaint on your behalf. Craig P. Kalinoski, Esq....

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  6. I am owed over $4600 in support. my sons fathers girlfriend is close friends with a domestic officer in the office preciding my

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. Christopher Barrett Fay
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    You can send a certified letter to the director of your county domestic relations office asking for a written explanation as to why payments made by your son's father to his various support Orders are not being split as directed in the Court Order which would then allow you to receive your fair share of his support payments. Furthermore, in that same written correspondence, you should also request a new enforcement or intake officer (depending on who the close friendship is with) be assigned to...

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  7. Background check

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. Bradley Joseph Osborne
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    The State Police is usually the most thorough and complete background check unless a background information gathering service has accessed individual courthouse or magisterial records which may show dispositions that were not reported by the arresting police agency to the Pennsylvania State police. It might also be possible that you were never fingerprinted for the offense which is not showing, or if you were, it is possible that your fingerprint cards or the arrest itself was never properly...

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  8. I was hit while parked in a shopping center, the driver claimed 100% liability, have back pain now. Do I sue?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Harold Semanoff
    2. John Gus Zgourides
    3. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    4. Sandra B. Worthington
    5. David English Kwartler
    6. ···
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    You should speak to a personal injury lawyer. You should forward the lawyer a copy of the State Farm release and discuss any settlement figures with the lawyer and let them do all the communicating with State Farm. Depending on your insurance tort selection or the extent of injuries received in the accident, an experienced lawyer can help you recover lost wages and pain and suffering. If you would like a free consultation, do not hesitate to contact our Scranton office. Craig P. Kalinoski,...

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  9. How long will it take for me to be charged with a DUI in PA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    3. Alessandro Giribaldi
    4. Steven Fisher Fairlie
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    Police have up to two years from the date of your offense to charge you with a DUI Offense in Pennsylvania. Depending on the particular county of your offense, on average, you can expect the paperwork to be processed and charges to be received within two months of the offense. If the police attempt to use incriminating statements against you in prosecuting your case you should discuss the specifics with your criminal defense attorney who may be able to have the statements suppressed if your...

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  10. If I completed an ARD program in MontCo, Pa and want to complete a criminal background check, will the check come back clear?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Ellis B. Klein
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    You can check at the County courthouse where the criminal complaint was filed to determine if a record exists in their system. Usually ARD expungements are not automatic. You need to file a petition for expungement, serve a copy on the District Attorney's Office, and if approved, it would get reduced to an Order by the Judge. Then the Order is sent to the criminal clerks office / prothonotaries in your county who should forward the Order to the FBI, PA State Police, Magisterial District Judge,...

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