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Stewart C Crawford

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  • Being Sued by Discover Bank in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    I am being sued by Discover bank with a preliminary hearing on 6/5/15. I was served a summons with a complaint attached but it does not contain any other documents including the contract which they are basing their cause to sue. It is literally he...

    Stewart’s Answer

    These are defensible claims, you should consult with a consumer attorney promptly.

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  • Self-Defense

    Can your spouse use your gun that's registered to you in self defense in your home that you both live in?

    Stewart’s Answer

    Self defense is not self explanatory, it is a fact specific defense that usually requires a trial to determine if it is available. If there is an actual threat, the defense might be available. If you are talking home security in theory, it might not be an authorized use of the weapon

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  • HI I hit a parked car and drove off as I did not see any damage, now I just saw damage on my car and I am worried I damaged

    the other car in question, and worried I will be charged with a hit and run. What should I do?

    Stewart’s Answer

    Have an attorney report the accident on your behalf

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  • Am I elligible for ARD in the state of PA?

    I just recently got into an accident while being under the influence. Will I still be elligible for ARD if I recieved a ticket for driving an unregistered vehicle back in 2011? The ticket was payed and the case was closed.

    Stewart’s Answer

    Ard is entirely discretionary, not a right. It also depends on the levels of intoxicants and the extent of any property damages. Normally, minor traffic citations aren't counted against eligibility. In many counties you need an attorney to qualify. Also, you can sometimes reduce the community service by doing it prior to disposition.

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  • Can assault charges be filed 9 months later?

    An assault took place 9 months ago. Police filed their own charges and the person who was assaulted was to be witness. Due to circumstances at time of hearing, the witness was unable to attend and charges filed by police were dropped. No statem...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If the police and da are willing, the charges can be reinstituted. You can also try a civil suit or private criminal complaint

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  • What process needed to evict a family member

    Family member pays cable no longer pays any rent..no rental agreement and is brother living with mother and sister. Mother has dementia and I'm the power of attorney..Brother will not contribute, has a female staying over a lot ..gave her a key an...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You can try approaching this through the orphans court as a tax upon the estate of the mother. Otherwise you may need to file an ejectment or eviction action

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  • If a party removes an item, not belonging to him, six months after moving out, can he be charged with theft?

    I shared a home with another party, who subsequently left. During the next 6 to 8 months, he returned several times to get his belongings. In Planning my move, I got a brand new TV, which I never unboxed or unwrapped as I intended it for my new ho...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Yes. It can be deemed theft. Notify the police. Also notify any renters insurance or homeowners insurance and the policy might cover they claims

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  • What do you do when you feel like you have been wrongfully fired from a job? Is there anything my mother can do??

    My mother had worked for this company for about 8 years, the company has had about 5 different managers in the last 6, & never once did she a problem. Since about the beginning of last year, a new manager was placed & has fired everyone who has wo...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there is very little recourse a terminated employee has unless the actions were motivated by prejudice (eg religion, age, sex, race, etc). If she had an employment contract such as a union agreement she might also have some remedies

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  • Why can't I get a "Second Opinion" from an attorney about a civil matter in PA?

    Confused by the inconsistencies of my attorney, I contacted others with the hope of getting things clarified, but they won't even talk to me because I was already represented.

    Stewart’s Answer

    Tell those attorneys you are seeking a second opinion. You would probably have to pay a small fee and your primary attorney might need to be notified but it is permitted

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