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Megan D. Hazel

Megan Hazel’s Answers

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  • I was pulled over and the cops have issues me with some ticket's and was wondering what the tickets means and if they are felony

    i was pulled over in Red Hill .PA.... the cops have issues me with some ticket's and I was wondering what the tickets mean and if any are felony's and will i go to jail I'm also on felony drug court for a foraged instrument and felony probation fo...

    Megan’s Answer

    If you were issued a "ticket" you are generally not being charged with a felony in PA.

    Based on the limited information above, it looks like you were charged with 2 ungraded misdemeanors, a couple of summaries and an M3. Again, this is based on the limited info you provided here and you should follow up with an attorney who can sit down with you and discuss your case more thoroughly.

    Because you are in drug court and on probation in another state, there are a number of issues you should discuss with an attorney so she can help you avoid problems with bail, extradition, probation/parole violations, and the actual charges now pending.

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  • Will a judge deny a 2nd PFA withdrawal?

    Wife had affair and I began drinking after 15 years. Some bad stuff happened. She filed a PFA but had it withdrawn. A month later she filed another one, but also want to withdraw it. Will the judge deny it based on the proximity of the petitions? ...

    Megan’s Answer

    Not necessarily, but in Montgomery County a lot would depend on which Judge you were in front of and as my colleague mentioned, the proximity (and nature) of the PFA and the allegations contained therein.

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  • What can I or the court do legally if my brother used my name, DOB and forged my name after being cited for criminal trespass.

    Yesterday I went to my local court house to make a payment on a traffic citation. While there, I was informed a pre-bench warrant was just issued because I had not responded with a plea regarding a criminal/defiant trespass citation. I was very ...

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    The short answer is yes.

    Based on the information above only, it sounds like the Commonwealth could bring charges for forgery (felony), false ID to law enforcement officials, and potentially there could be federal charges regarding any mail theft. There is no way to advise whether it would be "resolved at court"; if you're asking whether it would be resolved on the date of the initial citation proceeding, it's unlikely. The cops would need to conduct an investigation based on your reporting the above to them. You would then need to appear as a witness for the prosecution. I would suggest going to the police department and filing a report. They will take it from there.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Custody and baptism

    Would it violate the "shared legal custody" provision of a custody order to baptize a child without the consent or knowledge of the other parent?

    Megan’s Answer

    It could very well be considered a violation of shared legal custody. Many practitioners describe legal custody (as opposed to physical custody) as decision-making capacity in regard to the child's major life events or factors. These often include the areas of medicine, religion and education, for example. As baptism is considered a major event in Christian religion, your spouse could hold you in contempt of your purported custody Order should you proceed in the baptism without his/her knowledge or consent.

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  • If a defendant has an eyewitness ready to testify at a trial on the defendants behalf, stating that the defendant is Innocent ;

    Can the prosecutors or DA subpoena that same witness, the day before the trial begins, and try to persuade that witness to change their mind and testify on their behalf?

    Megan’s Answer

    If a witness is under subpoena, he or she must appear in court to testify. The District Attorney will question that witness in order to elicit testimony favorable to their case; the defendant through his or her counsel will then have the opportunity to cross-examine that witness.

    From the sound of your question, it doesn't appear that defense (or defense counsel) ever subpoenaed the witness. You should consider calling/retaining a criminal defense attorney to further go over your case.

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  • After filing for divorce if I buy a house I will have to split it with my husband?

    My husband and I are facing problems in our marriage that is likely to lead us to divorce. We have only been married seven months. I just received an inheritance from my father and I want to buy a house (with my money, without any contribution fro...

    Megan’s Answer

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    If you were to file for divorce, you would likely not have to "split" the prospective house with your husband for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the short length of your marriage. However, you'd be wise to consult an experienced divorce attorney in Montgomery County who can help you with this, especially if you have an inheritance at issue.

    The source of the purchase money, the timing and nature of a house purchase, and where you and your husband would each live if you filed all play a part. If you consult an attorney, she can help you navigate through all of this before taking any action.

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  • 26 yrs and one of us (h) is alcoholic. Cops called 2 x He's got control over $ claims he won't go I'm a financial hostage

    He keeps all money in accounts which I've got no access to. He's been alcoholic for 30 yrs, quits often always starts again. I panic when I realize how long he's been at the bar, he often comes in verbally swinging at me. He puts contingencies on ...

    Megan’s Answer

    Your question is not simple to answer and your situation has many facets.

    First, it seems that you have police activity to deal with; there may be a need for a PFA or there could be criminal implications if there have been assaults or other issues.

    Second, you mention finances but fail to mention whether you and your significant other are married and/or what the 26 years refers to -- have you been together 26 years or one of you is 26 years of age?

    I suggest consulting with an attorney in your area who is experienced in both domestic and criminal matters, so that you can give her a more complete picture and get a better response.

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  • My son is being mentally and verbally abused what are my options and how can I prove it?

    My ex wife is verbally and mentally abusing my son. In her discipline she throws items from the house at the wall while yelling and at him and calling him names. She bad mouths me at any chance she can get and it emotionally tears my son apart. M...

    Megan’s Answer

    Depending on how you and your ex-wife share custody, you might petition the court for a modification of custody, and you may have the opportunity to show why your son should have less visitation and/or custody. This is assuming you already have a custody order in place. If there is violence, or if your son is being subjected to any type of abuse, you may want to file for a Protection from Abuse on behalf of your son.

    Without more information, it is difficult to determine which options are best for you to pursue.

    Speak with an experienced family law attorney about these sensitive issues, so that she can help point you in the right direction.

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  • Can you be charged with perjury if you lie in a Magistrate hearing?

    such as in support

    Megan’s Answer

    It is a crime to commit perjury under oath; even if you are not under oath at the district justice or magistrate, you can be charged with a criminal offense if you give false information to law enforcement officials.

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  • Can i get my license back early?

    my license was suspended 2 years ago for under age drinking, now i am 21 and working NA/AA recovery for 2 months. i also attended a rehab and have no other reason for my license to be suspended other then the underages i had gotten 2 years ago. ca...

    Megan’s Answer

    I would need more information to respond to your question, such as the length of time of the suspension and whether or not you had any other suspension time from PennDOT that could have been 'tacked on'. You may be able to get an occupational license restoration, as my colleague indicated, but you should contact an attorney who can help you navigate through the process.

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