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Robert Harrison Graff

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  • License suspended and need help

    my license been suspended for 5 years for numerous stupid ive done like possession of marijuana like 2010 and driving with suspended license my suspension for driving with a suspended license will be over September 1 2015 but i found out i have 2 ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should speak with an attorney who is well versed in PennDot who can help review your driving record and help you make the best decision. I have also gone ahead and changed your practice area as DUI attorneys will be able to help you better than the section that AVVO placed your question under.

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  • EMPLOYER FIGHTING UNEMPLOYMENT..NEED ADVICE

    My father was fired due to being involved in a verbal altercation with another employee. No physical contact, just words. Employer states that he was let go due to repeated altercations in the workplace. My father only knows one from over a yea...

    Robert’s Answer

    In the unemployment setting, if your father was fired and unemployment is being contested, then the employer is probably saying that willful misconduct occurred. In certain situations, past actions can be brought up to show that it has been a continuing pattern of actions that have ultimately led to willful misconduct. While you are correct that it is only based on this one incident, some referees allow the others to be discussed.

    As for whether your father should bring representation, while not required or necessary, as an attorney, I always think that it is a good course of action to bring an attorney to any hearing. Your father's former employer may have a representative with them at the hearing.

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  • Recently offered employment in Florida but had my ARD in PA expunged over 15 years ago. Submitting to Fingerprint

    In the process moving to Florida for a job passed initial criminal background check and psp and court show no record found. my concern is will FBI fingerprinted record cause me grief with an expunge record

    Robert’s Answer

    If your record is expunged, your fingerprint record should be expunged as well. Is there a reason you believe that your fingerprints should still be on file?

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  • Should I agree to arbitration? If granted an award in my favor, what guarantee is there the other party will pay?

    This is in regards to real estate; I purchased a house and discovered soon after moving in that I had been outright lied to and misled during the process. While I have reason to believe that the realtor had a friend easily pass the house during th...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should immediately speak with an attorney regarding your rights and claims. What I do not understand from your question was where arbitration is coming from. Is it a part of the contract or is this something that the other party is now offering? If you have a choice and have not contractually obligated yourself to arbitration, it is advisable to avoid it as the up front costs are very expensive.

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  • Have been off of the ARD program for 2 years so what will show up on backround check?

    I am now applying for jobs that would make for a decent living and I was wondering if me once being on the ARD program could come back and haunt me? I live in the state of Pennsylvania and I am not familiar with the laws regarding this and could u...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you have successfully completed the ARD program and have had your record expunged, then the fact that you were on ARD will not show up on your background check. However, the question asked by the potential employer on its application as well as the effect it may have on your potential job their is a different story. But again, to answer your question specifically, a criminal background check will not show you were on the ARD program or any charges at all if your record was expunged.

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  • Do I have to pay anything?

    I just got caught stealing from a store I work at. They terminated my position and when I was in the LP room they took my id. No cop was called and they escorted me out the store. They asked me: how much do you think you've stolen from the store? ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should not speak about your case anymore on the internet and speak with a criminal defense attorney in Delaware County. When speaking with this attorney, you should advise him or her of the situation that occurred and where it was left with your employer. Your employer still has the ability to call the police to have charges filed and they also could sue you as well, especially if your claim of $50 is not what their investigation finds. Your most important step is to be proactive and speak with an attorney. If you are unable to afford an attorney, you should speak with the Delaware County Bar Association who can refer you to limited fee attorneys.

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  • What is Direct Supervision? Can you have a curfew under it?

    I know Pretrial authorities have it under their services and it's a looser form of supervision when compared to House Arrest but what would the accused have to do if sentenced to it? Can you leave the state on it? Would there be a curfew in effect...

    Robert’s Answer

    If the person you are speaking of is sentenced to probation, these questions will best be discussed with and answered by the probation officer. More importantly, if criminal charges are pending, an experienced criminal defense attorney should be hired in order to review and discuss the underlying case.

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  • How binding is a Buyers Guide in the purchase of a home? Can I hold the facility (Woodloch Pines Inc.) to its terms

    Purchased new home from Woodloch Real Estate, fall of 2010. Monthly Maintenance fees($160.00/month) as stated in the Buyers Guide to include membership to Woodloch Indoor Sports Complex. As of 2014, no longer included, $50.00/month now billed se...

    Robert’s Answer

    Unfortunately, a buyers guide is not enough. When you bought your home, were you provided with a homeowners association agreement? If you were, did you sign the agreement? That is the document that governs your rights and responsibilities. If there are issues with this document and some ambiguity exists, the buyers guide and statements may hold weight, but I suggest looking at your homeowners association agreement first.

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  • Preliminary hearing

    i got a preliminary hearing in allentown pa but i live in binghamton ny is there a way that i can request to do this over the phone or in a local court as i dont have a car

    Robert’s Answer

    If a preliminary hearing is scheduled, it means you have criminal charges brought against you. You should hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you in this matter. That being said, while your attorney can request a continuance on your behalf, eventually you will have to appear for your hearing or face the possibility of a hearing in abscencia, which would not be wise for your defense of your case. Your most important first step, however, is hiring an attorney.

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

    i was life flighted and thus do not recall what happened. There were no witnessess. I obviously hit the truck but i have no idea if he pulled in front of me. we were on a 2 lane divided highway. 12:30AM

    Robert’s Answer

    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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