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Stewart C Crawford Jr.

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  • Need advice, my friend has been accused of serious crime and facing heavy penalty.

    What should i choose, a great but dishonest lawyer or a less skilled but honest lawyer?

    Stewart’s Answer

    A criminal lawyer, not a "criminal" lawyer

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  • My wife's a alcoholic

    She got out of jail 2 weeks ago. She spent 90 days for a DUI. She spent half the time in rehab. Her first day home she left and went to a bar. There was a problem the police were called they took her away. I can't deal with her drinking no more. ...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If you are seeking guidance on filing for divorce, you may want to meet for a private consultation with a local family law attorney.

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  • Am I liable to pay damages for fire to rental home that someone else started

    I rented a home with a woman and her three teenage kids; not related to me or married to. One of her teenagers left an oil pan on the stove which caught fire while was asleep in my room. Had to climb out the window. I'm I liable to the insurance c...

    Stewart’s Answer

    See a lawyer in person. Bring any landlord tenant lease agreements as there may be a subrogation waiver that provides immunity. Also, you rarely will ever owe money to an insurance carrier if you can be considered a beneficiary (in any manner) under that policy. In other words, if the landlords homeowners policy would provide for any of your personal losses, you are considered an insured notwithstanding the fact you aren't named in the policy

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  • I want to file for bankruptcy to save my house from going to tax sale In September.

    I had a free consultation and was told I need 3,000.00 to start the bankruptcy. I am broke. I don't understand how they think I could come up with that much money before September. My house is worth about 140,000.00 and its the only thing going on...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Bankruptcy might not be the only option available to defend a foreclosure. Also, you are not required to hire an attorney for bankruptcy, although it is advisable

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  • Question I was in a car accident with my fiancé I was the passenger and I got hurt. I was told I have to sue both drivers.

    The other car T-bone our car and I was injured. I was told that I have to sue both drivers. I just want to make it clear that I will not sue my fiancé. The reason why is that this would be like me suing myself. His funds are my funds and this ...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If you were advised that course of action (ie suing fiance) by an attorney, you should discuss this with him or her. The practical reason to sue your fiance is to preserve a right to obain any insurance coverage related to his vehicle you do not need to necessarily collect anything from him personally

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  • I am going into the ard program in a couple of weeks. Would pressing charges on someone affect my eligibility?

    I am going into the ard program in a couple of weeks. Would pressing charges on someone affect my eligibility?

    Stewart’s Answer

    It is unlikely, unless the police believe you have made false allegations (which could be a crime)

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  • Can I get them charged.

    Someone called the utilitie company and got all utilies turned off. They lied saying they was me. What can I do .

    Stewart’s Answer

    If you know the identity, file a police report. If u think the utility company is involved file a complaint with the utilities commission. If a landlord, you have a variety of enforcement actions including collection practices lawsuit

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  • My vehicle was repossessed and now my keys are stuck in the ignition like they punched the ignition to get the car.

    My question is in pa is the repo company held liable for the damage done to my vehicle and who should I contact?

    Stewart’s Answer

    You need to look to the agreement to to see if repossession is authorized and who is responsible for damages. Also, submit a claim to your insurance for damages

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  • Do police detectives only contact you for serious matters?

    In a previous post, I mentioned that a Police detective outside my district left a message on my phone to contact him. The Officer on duty does not know anything regarding why the police detective wanted to speak to me. If it was so important, wou...

    Stewart’s Answer

    A public defender can assist you but likely will not unless charges have been filed. You can hire private counsel to explore if anything charges are pending

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  • Can I sue AFLAC for bad faith in not paying premiums I had paid for?

    I am self employed and signed up for personal disability insurance. When the agent (who filled out all of the paperwork for me) asked how much I would like the be reimbursed in case of an injury I informed him of my weekly salary and said that wou...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Speak with an attorney who does insurance coverage or bad faith

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