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 almost 3 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 almost 3 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 almost 3 years ago.

    1. Douglas V. Stoehr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Steven Alan Fink
    4. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    5 lawyer answers

    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 almost 3 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. What are the potential consequences to a 2nd time shopping charge or conviction in PA?

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. Craig Ernest Kauzlarich
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you may have a defense to any retail theft charges that are filed against you. A subsequent retail theft is a misdemeanor. You should retain a criminal defense attorney who can take steps to subpoena the store surveillance and review the tape and your defense prior to a hearing. Additionally, you may want to obtain a copy of the police incident report (if one was done) from the responding department to see what statements were made to the officer by store personnel and what the...

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

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. Christopher Barrett Fay
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  8. Background check

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    2. Bradley Joseph Osborne
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  9. How would visitation or custody work for parents who live 4 hours away and children ages 2 and 10 months living with mother ?

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    1 lawyer answer

    The court will always look at a totality of circumstances as to what is in the best interest of the minor children for any custody case. There are specific statutory criteria a court must balance and weigh when reaching their decision. A prior drug conviction of a parent or household member is included in the criteria the court should factor into it's determination. The distance between the parents seems like it would be a case in which the out of custody parent may be given custody every other...

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  10. Can i sue the person who took responsibility for my sons death?

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Peter N Munsing
    2. Jennifer L. Ellis
    3. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christopher Hoerter
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You should have the potential case reviewed by an attorney to determine if the individual who supplied the drugs has sufficient assets to go after or to determine if that individual may be judgment proof. Prompt action on your part is needed to protect your legal rights.

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