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Stewart C Crawford Jr.

Stewart Crawford’s Answers

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  • Assault with a deadly weapon first offense

    I hit someone with a wood cane 2-3 times , i was charge with aggravated assault with a deadly weapond , simple assault , conspericy assault. This is my first offence and i goto school still and work. Whats charges can i be facing ?

    Stewart’s Answer

    The context of the alleged assault would need to be better understood to really give you any insight (eg, who you hit, why, the intent, etc). Promptly seek out an attorney, either a public defender or private counsel.

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  • I was scammed into a job that made me print what may have been fake checks

    I posted a job wanted ad. I received a response. I was told it was a payroll clerk position. I thought it was a ship fulfillment company servicing a law firm. I followed his instruction to buy specific supplies and bought it on Amazon and a supply...

    Stewart’s Answer

    See an attorney who does consumer advocacy and criminal defense work. You may wish to go to the da and report this if your were unwittingly a part of a crime

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  • I was charged with paraphernalia possession when I was picked up for a mental health evaluation.

    Judge instructed me to allow public defenders to assist in suppression hearing. Public defender refused to help, excused herself as counsel and my case was continued with instruction from the judge to seek counsel. I have been to court 4 times alr...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You need to clearly convey these issues to the court at the next court appearance. If the reason for the withdrawal of counsel relates to a fact of your case (rather than finances or a clash of personalities) inform the judge of that issue without disclosing the fact. Best thing is to retain another lawyer, even if it's for the limited purpose of having the court appoint a publicly funded lawyer. Also, private lawyers can be more affordable than you may think.

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  • Can an insurance company access my medical records without my permission?

    Hi I have a $50,000 term life insurance with State Farm for over 15 years. I recently decided I needed a little more to cover student loans if something would happen to me. So I recently went in to purchase a $25,000 whole term policy. I was never...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Without your consent, it is not legal. However, read the fine print carefully (both the original application and the supplemental one to add 25,000). Normally, life insurance applications seek permission to access medical files for underwriting purposes. Also, fyi, student loans typically die with you and are not transferable to other family members

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  • I was ran off the road by a utility truck. Can I get paid for lost wages and pain and suffering?

    I was in the south bond lane . A Met-ed truck came across the left lane from the business driveway into my lane. I swerved to avoid impact. I nearly losing control of 4×4 truck. I hit my head on the seat belt adjuster causing a concussion and stai...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Lost wages, yes. For pain and suffering it depends on your own insurance coverage; if full tort then yes. If limited tort then you would have to establish that it is a significant injury. Concussions often are not.

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  • I was driving my friend friends car and I crashed it and ran

    the cops think that he crashed it when it was me I had no criminal record just a couple citation I was wondering what would I be looking at if I went and told the cops and told them I was the one driving two people got hurt passenger of the car i ...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You need to retain a criminal defense attorney and make arrangements to turn yourself it. Your attorney can likely do it in a manner that will minimize any jail time before the preliminary arraignment. Overall, you are looking at civil liability for the injuries and property damages as well as criminal culpability for fleeing the scene of an accident. These problems can be managed, but you will likely need a skilled attorney to navigate the criminal justice system and insurances.

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  • Ruling in Craigslist civil suit?

    My husband and I sold a portable dishwasher for $300 a few months ago, the woman we sold it to had us deliver it to her husband, my husband asked him if he would like to try it before we left. He said no, they moved it into their house and again m...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You have a right to appeal de novo to the Court of Common Pleas within 30 days of the decision; however, the cost of doing so could be substantially close to the $300 at issue. An alternative to appealing it may be to ask the Magistrate Court to allow you to pay it in monthly increments for a year.

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  • What happens if my ex doesn't show for contempt of custody hearing?

    I filed for contempt because my child's mother never comes to her supervised visits. The court does not have her new address and neither do I but the hearing notice is being mailed there. What happens if she misses the court date?

    Stewart’s Answer

    If there is not a good address for service of the petition for contempt, the Court may continue the hearing. If your ex is found to have been served with the petition, and elects to ignore it, the Court has an array of options which could range from a warning to imprisonment.

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  • Is this pregnancy discrimination

    They said due to me taking prescribed medication i can not longer work there im 2 months pregnant and i never took the medication the doctor prescribed me i still have the script and i told them that too and they still told me im fired i think its...

    Stewart’s Answer

    More context may be needed. It is possible there is a form of discrimination but there are really too little details to know. Most discrimination attorneys offer free consultations. Contact your county bar association for recommendations or try here on avvo for an attorney experienced in these claims. Keep in mind, you have very little time to act, possibly as short at 180 days to file a claim with pennsylvania human relations commission and or the equal employment opportunity commission

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  • Advice on hiring defense lawyer for auto accident? Being sued for bodily injury for auto accident that happene 6/2013 uninsured

    Being sued as a defendant for auto accident that I got rear ended on 6/2013( 1 week before 2 year statue of limitation has almost ended)At the time i was uninsured. Any advice on how to go about hiring defense attorney? Accident happened in Philad...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You can look for an attorney here on avvo, or try the Philadelphia bar association. Look for someone with experience handling bodily injury and property damage claims and who can deal with lawsuits from both humans and subrogated insurance carriers

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