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Joseph A Mullaney III

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  • I want to know if me an my fiancé can be charged with accounts of forgery and if we do not have a lawyer what are our consequenc

    the counts are as follows 2C: 21-1A(2) 2C: 21-1A(3) 2C :20-4A 2C :21-6H 2C: 21-17A(1)

    Joseph’s Answer

    You need to inquire of a criminal defense attorney. I have changed the category accordingly so that you will have a better chance of responses.

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  • My husband was paying on fines and costs to the county of Allegheny in Pennsylvania. They turned us into a collection agency

    We were turned into a collection agency without notifying us for the balance even though we were paying every month. Do we have any legal recourse.

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, fines and court costs are immediately due. If a person does not pay fines and court costs as they are immediately due, a government may taken any legal steps necessary, including the use of a debt collection agency, to procure payment. If a person has verifiably entered an agreement with a government to pay fines and courts costs over time, and does indeed do so, that person should not be turned over to a debt collection agency. A simple phone call and a letter to the government should clear up the situation.

    Generally, persons who do not pay their immediately-due debts in full and on time are always subject to turnover to a debt collection agency without notice or prior collection attempts.

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  • Is there any legal recourse when the County we live in turned us into a collection agency without notifying us at all?

    My husband was paying on his fines and costs resulting from being imprisoned. He's been out 3 1/2 yrs and was paying on his fines. Allegheny County, PA turned him into a collection agency without ever notifying us or trying to contact us. His c...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, fines and court costs are immediately due. If a person does not pay fines and court costs as they are immediately due, a government may taken any legal steps necessary, including the use of a debt collection agency, to procure payment. If a person has verifiably entered an agreement with a government to pay fines and courts costs over time, and does indeed do so, that person should not be turned over to a debt collection agency. A simple phone call and a letter to the government should clear up the situation.

    Generally, persons who do not pay their immediately-due debts in full and on time are always subject to turnover to a debt collection agency without notice or prior collection attempts.

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  • CAN YOU WORK WHEN YOU RECEIVE SOCIALSECURITY DISability for yourself and children

    my son in law is on social security disability and collecting for himself and 2 children

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, a recipient of SSDI and/or SSI may work and earn income subject to strict requirements. Go over the requirements, and one risks losing benefits. Stay within the requirements, and one may retain benefits. It's a complicated analysis.

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  • I was lied to about a cell phone bill I was told $90 dollars a month, the real bill is $150 a month that's to much for me.

    I contacted Simplexity they where the one's who stated $90 dollars to me a month I ask her about 5 to 10 times are you sure she said yes that's all you would pay $90 dollars. Sprint service workers said there is nothing they can do. I am a Disabl...

    Joseph’s Answer

    "Nobody Cares that THEY LIED TO ME."

    That may be true, but persons may care if you can prove there was a "lie." Simply claiming someone lied is not enough to generate the concern or care of the civil justice system. Instead, you should consult with a Consumer Rights Attorney to determine how you may go about proving there was a "lie" and what legal rights and obligations flow therefrom.

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  • What is SOL in Mexico?

    need info

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, only a licensed attorney (licenciado en derecho) or Mexican notario publico are authorized to opine on how, where, and why a specific SOL may or may not apply to an unspecified set of facts, if, indeed, there is even a "SOL in Mexico."

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  • Would credit card debt and car payment in my spouse's name from separation agreement be covered under bankruptcy?

    In the separation agreement, I agreed to pay the car payment, insurance, and for half of the balance on a credit card in my spouse's name. These were agreements of payment and not alimony obligations, and we both waived alimony. We are now getti...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, qualified marital agreements associated with divorce or legal separation are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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  • My parents wired me money through western union and are now saying I stole their money. what legal action can be taken

    I was in need of money for my bills and things.I had asked my parents to loan me money. After doing so they proceeded to say I stole the money from them. what do I do?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, the mere allegation by a private party that a crime occurred does not translate into jeopardy for the accused. Nevertheless, if a private party is intent on persuading a government to file charges or a government has expressed interest in the facts underlying an alleged crime, the accused should immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney. The attorney will assist the accused in gathering all of the evidence that suggests innocence.

    Generally, the most prudent action to take is to seek an immediate consultation when a crime is alleged.

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  • Can a repossion of a car garnishere your social security disibility or retirement benefits

    We signed for our daughter and she didnt pay the loan need major help

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, private debts reduced to judgments cannot be executed upon social security benefits. Although there are exceptions, a defaulted car note is generally not one off them. Regarding retirement plans, execution depends generally on whether the plan is ERISA qualified in NJ and some other criteria.

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  • I believe a judge decided against me unjustly in a code enforcement case. Can I write him an email after the fact?

    I was cited with a code enforcement infraction. Without going into too much detail, it was very clear that the enforcement officer was mistaken in his dates in the case, but the judge didn't think my evidence was sufficient. I was baffled. This ju...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, confusion and frustration with a judgment is no reason to contact a judge after the fact (unless through post-trial motions). If one is dissatisfied with a judge's final judgment, the only appropriate response is to file post-trial motions and/or an appeal.

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