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Robert Harrison Graff

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  1. Will applying for a small business tax id number affect my unemployment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Harrison Graff
    2. Alfred M. Abel
    3. Timothy Patrick Brennan
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my collegue that simply getting a tax ID number will not affect unemployment, however actually doing work for your business may do so and you may become self-employed and thereby inelegible. However, being self-employed does not make you automatically ineligible for UC benefits if that self employment is a "side line business activity." In order to be considered engaged in a side line business activity, you must have had the side line business activity before you were unemployed,...

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  2. What may be a good defense for refusal of chemical test?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Robert Harrison Graff
    3. Mark Aaron Hinrichs
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Wagner is correct and you should speak with a lawyer to review the facts of the case as presented by the officer. He is also correct that failure to have your reading glasses or fear of needles are not defenses for a refusal. He is correct as to the the O'Connell warnings and the reasonable suspicion for the stop. One thing to remember is that the woman who drew the blood is able to be called as a witness, either by you or the Commonwealth.

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  3. Are there any lawyers who can help with mental health issues ? Mental health facility looking for shortcuts. Please help.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert Harrison Graff
    2. Rebecca A. Young
    2 lawyer answers

    Speaking with a special education law attorney may be the best route for you to go. You should contact the Delaware County Bar Association to find special education law attorneys in your area.

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  4. Is it hard too dispute theft of services? thy money was taken from discounts given to customers.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lawrence S. Rubin
    2. Irena Shiloh
    3. Robert Harrison Graff
    4. Joseph Patrick Lesniak
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are worried about criminal charges being brought against you, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney in your area and explain the situation to him/her so that you have a plan in place if charges are brought. At the same time, you should speak with an attorney in case your former employer decides to bring suit against you for this money.

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  5. I was fired for willful misconduct. I was overheard using a word, that according to employer was a racial slur.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Harrison Graff
    1 lawyer answer

    First, unless there is a contract or a bargaining agreement that states otherwise, Pennsylvania presumes employment is "at-will" meaning the employer or employee can terminate the relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all. According to the unemployment compensation law in Pennsylvania, a terminated employee is ineligible for compensation if the termination occurred because of willful misconduct connected with the work. However, just because your employer says you were...

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  6. Criminal/Municpal court trial Question

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Freddy Miguel Godoy Jr.
    2. John M. Walsh
    3. Robert Harrison Graff
    4. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    4 lawyer answers

    While I am fairly confident I understand what the Judge has stated, as I do not represent your friend, have not read the facts of your friends case, nor was I present in court, I do not want to speculate on what the Judge meant. If your friend has a question as to what the Judge said or the future outcome of the case, it will be best if your friend spoke with his/her attorney regarding this issue. If your friend does not have an attorney he/she should apply with the Defenders Association.

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  7. I work for a manufacturing company, one of the owners ask me to do work in his mothers home and when i said no he read from the

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Harrison Graff
    2. Melissa D. Lenhard
    3. Brian Curtis Pascale
    3 lawyer answers

    Pennsylvania follows the rule of "at-will" employment. This means that both the employer or employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time or for any reason. At-will employment may not exist in a situation where you have a contract for a set term or a contract that says that you can be only fired for cause. Otherwise, there is a presumption that you are an at-will employee. If you choose not to do the work for the owner and he does terminate you, I would suggest you apply...

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  8. DUI and ARD hearing

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. Ellis B. Klein
    3. Robert Harrison Graff
    4 lawyer answers

    Do not assume the court has the information. You should make copies of all the documents you have for your records just in case you need to show them again. Make sure you bring all documents with you and show them to the probation department when interviewed. Make sure your lawyer has copies of the documents as well.

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  9. Charged in PA with driving unsafely and I rear ended a tank truck. I recall nothing. Do i plead guilty and pay the fine?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert Harrison Graff
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    3 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania, a guilty plea must be knowing, intelligent, and voluntary. If you cannot recall what occurred than a guilty plea may not be considered valid and accepted by the court. You should speak with an attorney in your area and discuss the facts of your case so that he/she can review your options with you.

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  10. Roofer took my deposit, has not started work, and will not return calls or my money.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Harrison Graff
    2. Richard W Beck
    3. Nellie T. Schulz
    3 lawyer answers

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified. That being said, Mr. Beck is correct, you should contact the AG’s office regarding your situation. Pennsylvania has a law called the Home...

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