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Stewart C Crawford

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  • Can i be charged with an underage twice in one night?

    I was drinking and got in a fight. The cops showed and charged me with an underage and public drunkeness. I needed medical attention so i was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance to get 10 stitches. The cops there charged me with the same things

    Stewart’s Answer

    You can be charged twice, but not convicted, unless you mishandle the defense.hire an attorney

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  • I recently was charged with use/poss. Of drug paraphernalia. Clean for 2 yrs. Slippedand overdosed. Cop found a needle next to m

    I have been arrested 4 or 5 times .nothing violent and not in the past 4years i wanted to know what I should expect when I go to the magistrate. Do I need a lawyer? I am looking to get a fine and no probation.

    Stewart’s Answer

    Your first appearance will be within 3 days of arrest, for the preliminary arraignment. You need an attorney to help avoid jail since this is your 4th or 5th aresst

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  • Can I beat my case?

    In January I received a cashiers. Check in the mail from man on craigslist. And cashed the check not knowing it was a fraudulent cashiers check. Since I thought a person has to pay cash to the bank to receive a cashiers check. Anyhow now I'm being...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You need a criminal defense attorney. You will also need to provide them with more details. There aren't enough to help here

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  • What is the best action to take when landlord is not reimbursing my already paid rent and the apartment is non habitable?

    Landlord is not fixing plumbing in the condo due to financial issues on her end. The hot water heater and then the plumbing have not been working since May 25. Landlord said that, since the condo is not habitable, she will reimburse me my rent for...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You have a right to withhold rent and direct those sums to the repairs yourself. However, that maneuver is risky as the landlord might sue, for right or for wrong. Meet with an a attorney for guidance

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  • I feel as though I am being shaken down. Am I required to provide my insurance info?

    I backed into another car in a driveway. The car's owner and I assessed the scene and determined there was no damage. 4 months later, she's back, claiming I did $500 worth of damage. Instead of going to the insurance company first however, she de...

    Stewart’s Answer

    The 500 demand sounds like a deductible on an insurance claim. Expect a lawsuit from the other motorist or their insurance carrier. Immediately notify your insurance carrier, if a lawsuit is filed they will defend you.

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  • Some people came to my residence,broke into my building & one of them assaulted me.I left in fear, called police then came back.

    There was a cop already there, talking to these people.They Lied to the cop & told him I assaulted one of them. He refused to listen to me nor would he talk to a witness there.He just arrested me using excessive force. I told him I'm on disability...

    Stewart’s Answer

    This would be a civil rights claim. Find a local lawyer who does the area of law

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  • If someone commits a crime against you, if it's a misdemeanor or even a felony, you file those charges at a magistrates, right?

    Where would you file Federal charges against someone? Would 'Witness Tampering' (18 USC- 1512) be the same as 'Witness Intimidation'? Also, is that considered a Federal crime? One other question: If a Judge found out, a witness in a hearing was...

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    Typically, you report the facts of a crime to law enforcement, not the district judge. They can determine what crimes are involves, including any federal issues. You may want to consult with an attorney who does criminal law, they can help you sort out the legal issues involved

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  • I got a dui last Monday and I didn't receive a ticket from the police officer that night. Shouldn't I have got one?

    The cop said my passenger tires crossed the white line on a sharp turn. I was very cooperative and agreed to all tests. He took me to the hospital and did a blood test. I didn't receive any paperwork or ticket at the time or as of yet

    Stewart’s Answer

    As the other attorneys have noted, you can receive a citation in the mail. Note, receiving charges doesn't mean the blood test came back positive. Speak with a criminal defense attorney who does dui work.

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  • Does taking a towing co to small claims over charging above regulations ruin any chance to sue over deceptive business practices

    Nonconsenual tow from turnpike. Charged above turnpike fee schedule n storage charged for 2 days at 45 dollars a day when minivan wasnt their even 24 hrs. Couldnt find any municiple ordinace capping storage fee but title 75 says if no municiple or...

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    You will likely need to bring all related claims at once, claims that arise from the same transaction or occurrence. Latter filed claims could be subject to waiver

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  • Is being overcharged for auto towing bill a small claims issue only, or can i sue for big money under deceptive business practic

    Nonconsenual tow from turnpike. I got my minivan next day. Forced to pay 325.00 cash only. Looked up state reg and turnpike fee schedule. Clearly overcharged. Questioned tow co. They said thats what they charge. Called turnpike n explained. They h...

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    Meet with an attorney in person to explore filing a police report for the assault and destruction of property. You can alao discuss file a civil suit for the overcharges and consumer fraud penalties. Alternatively you cn file a claim with the attorney general

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