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Stewart C Crawford Jr.

Stewart Crawford’s Answers

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  • Am I being charged with a misdemeanor? Marijuana possession in Pennsylvania

    last night around 11:45 I was leaving my friends house and was walking home. As I'm walking down the street a cop stops me and ask me the basic questions where are u coming from where are u going etc., I was straight with him and cooperated. He go...

    Stewart’s Answer

    It might be a misdemeanor, could be less depends on how the officer write it up. Consult with a criminal defense attorney about your options. If it's a first offense you might qualify for ard which would allow expungement. If a second offense or more, there might be other avenues of defense

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  • What type of lawyer would handle a wrongful termination case?

    I was fired from my job because I complained loudly, and repeatedly about not being paid my wages for the 2nd week in a row. I needed heart medication that with out would be dangerous to my health. I couldn't afford it without being paid the money...

    Stewart’s Answer

    As an alternative to an attorney, you could also try filing a complaint with the wage payment division of the pennsylvania department of labor. I recommend an attorney as there are now multiple hurdles to overcome including an unemployment compensation claim

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  • Would you consider this as being in police custody and a voluntarily confession?

    I was In my house sleep, the police got me up took me to my porch and there was 10 officers at my house. 3 was in my house 2 blocked my front door 3 was on the steps 2 was interrogating me. I wasn't in handcuffs but I wasn't allowed to move. Was I...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Lack of freedom of movement is an indicator of a custodial interrogation requiring a reading of your Miranda rights.

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  • Serious harassment - lawsuit?

    I've been being harassed by my neighbor constantly for the past year. He literally waits for me to get home, comes out, then yells things at me. I've done nothing to him. I want to take action against him, but I'm seriously afraid to contact the p...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You may benefit from advising your parole officer of this problem with the neighbors if there is a problem involving the police, it could help exonerate you. Otherwise, your rights are to notify the police or file your own action.

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  • Caught shoplifting at Wal-mart 6 weeks ago. Have not heard anything from court. Not sure what to expect?

    I was caught shoplifting $65 worth of merchandise at Wal-Mart about six weeks ago. The loss prevention officer called the police. The police only asked for my driver's license, phone number, and social security number. I was not taken to the polic...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Don't pay the demand letter unless you have first consulted with an attorney. It could be deemed an admission of guilt if not handled properly. Also, an attorney can check the court dockets to see if a complaint has been filed

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  • My friend is being charged for theft by unlawful taking- movable and receiving stolen property but he was never arrested for it?

    The "arrest date" is listed on his paperwork as July 2015, but he was never "arrested" on this date. ( I know that for certain). The "initiation date" is early august and the "filed date" is late august. How could all of these dates be separate? T...

    Stewart’s Answer

    A discrepancy between the offense date and filing days does not seem like it would be that important (unless there was several years in between or there was an alibi for the incident date). Right now, your friend should focus on retaining an attorney. The next several court appearance s are critical

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  • What can I do if my landlord refuses to give me a rent recipient

    I recently moved to Pittsburgh, PA and when I signed my lease, my landlord told me I can ask for a rent receipt if I needed one. When I did ask for one for my second months rent, I was told they don't do that. So I paid thirds month rent with a ch...

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    Your bank will have proof of all checks drawn from the account

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  • I received an In Court of Common Pleas civil Division Notice

    It says notice is given that a judgment in the above captioned matter has been entered against you in the amount os 1,298.49 Am I going to jail?, I haven't been able to make a 1st payment since my last court July 2nd... I lost my job... sho...

    Stewart’s Answer

    You cannot go to jail for the failure to pay a debt (unless you were already convicted of a crime and ordered to pay restitution). If you wish to challenge the debt you have some rights that might expire if you don't act immediately.

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  • Do I need to update probation on my new prescriptions?

    The day I got processed for probation I had to list all medicines I was taking,well now I don't take the one,and another two prescriptions have been added. One is temporary for an allergic reaction. The other is more permanent for high cholesterol

    Stewart’s Answer

    It would be wise to do so if you are subject to random drug screening

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  • Can a debt collector sue me for alleged past due invoices from 2012?

    I am a small business owner being harassed and threatened by a debt collector hired by a former vendor. They are claiming that my credit card was never charged, but the merchandise was shipped and delivered, for two orders I allegedly placed in 2...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Send a letter disputing the debt with instructions to not contact you any more. Keep a journal of any subsequent debt collection efforts. If they sue, contact a consumer attorney for guidance.

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