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  • I am a landlord who holds a judgment against a former tenant. The tenant just filed an application for discretionary appeal

    I know is frivolous because it is filed more than 7 days after the judgment was entered. If I ask for sanctions for filing a frivolous appeal and the court grants my request, would I hold a new judgment against the tenant or would the money go to...

    Michael’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Hopkins. I am also curious whether this former tenant would have the means to pay sanctions, even if you hypothetically received them.

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  • What, if anything, can be done if it is discovered after the appeal period that a judge had a con of int that wasn't disclosed?

    I was a whistleblower and discovered that there are no protections for whistleblowers. The decision by the judge to stop my case for employment discrimination from going to trial was not appealed, despite being flawed and reasoned with suspected b...

    Michael’s Answer

    I have seen many people view situations as being "conflicts of interest" when they are not. You may want to discuss the specifics of the issue with someone to determine if there truly was a conflict. Otherwise, you may find yourself trying to reopen a case based upon a misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

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  • I plan on Challenging the Constitutionally of the Mandatory Conviction on Misdemeanor Speeding. There is another case on Appeal.

    Right now I am charged with Allegedly going 95 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. I got the Misdemeanor Speeding Ticket on 7-31-2013 before the Speeding Thresholds were reduced by 5MPH and right after Julies Law took effect. I have two questions. My first ques...

    Michael’s Answer

    Mr. Harvatin appears to give excellent advice. You are better off retaining counsel than devising your own plan of attack.

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  • I plan on Challenging the Constitutionally of the Mandatory Conviction on Misdemeanor Speeding. There is another case on Appeal.

    Right now I am charged with Allegedly going 95 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. I got the Misdemeanor Speeding Ticket on 7-31-2013 before the Speeding Thresholds were reduced by 5MPH and right after Julies Law took effect. I have two questions. My first ques...

    Michael’s Answer

    You say your question is:-----then you gone on to describe your plan. You forgot to leave your question.

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  • Can you be charged by the state of PA, under a permanently sealed federal search warrant?

    State had no search warrant, city police, said they gathered evidence, under federal search warrant, and filed charges. No federal or state charges files, deemed no prosecutable evidence , under attorney generals office. Federal search warrant ...

    Michael’s Answer

    You've given an extremely confusing rendition of the events. You need to sit with an attorney to clear this up. I do not see it getting cleared up without actually meeting with an attorney.

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  • Is there any chance of me beating this? I am a young college student with a great new job. I cannot have this hanging over me.

    I was accused of poss of cocaine. Officer tested residue from a bag found in my car at a traffic stop. The officer pressured me into what I believe to be an admittance. The case was nolle prosequi then I was indited by a grad jury and the court is...

    Michael’s Answer

    You have given a good rendition of the procedural history, but the facts of the case are unclear. Rather than share them online, you are best off hiring an attorney and discussing it with him or her.

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  • If I stole 2,709$ from my work, and he said he would keep it to himself, can he keep rising the amount I owe?

    I'm really lost about this situation. He told me at first I owed him 5,000$ then 3,000 then 2,709. And when I told him I couldn't get that amount, he told me I could pay 416$ one week, then 500$ every week for 3 weeks, then he said he wanted me to...

    Michael’s Answer

    This appears a little unclear. You may want to get in writing the amount owed, but make sure that you don't sign anything confessing to stealing the money. Instead, it should be clear that the money is just money that is owed.

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  • Shoplifting at Macy's less than 100$. Police were not called.

    Friend was caught shoplifting 50$ from Macy's, they took him to a room, took a picture and forced him to sign documents saying he stole and he wont come into the store for 3 years. They said they will send him a civil fine and gave him a paper on ...

    Michael’s Answer

    I anticipate that you will receive a civil demand latter, but I cannot be sure whether they will delivery it to the proper address. Even if they do, I believe most attorneys will tell you to ignore it. That is the overwhelming consensus amongst attorneys in regards to these letters.

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  • Is probation an option for a second charge when first time deffered probation was successfully completed?

    My friend has a current case pending for man/Del of controlled substance 4-200g ... Its been a few yes since he completed his probation, the new case isn't in Tarrant co like the first but in Gregg county ... What are some sinarios he may be looki...

    Michael’s Answer

    The fact that he successfully completed probation is good because it shows that he behaved while being supervised. It provides a basis to argue that there will be similar results if placed on probation again. The counter-argument is that he "returned to his old ways" and committed the same offense with a greater amount of controlled substance once probation had expired. Therefore, he was not rehabilitated. Completing the probation successfully will be helpful in making an argument, when addressed properly.

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  • This my first offense as an adult no history but my charge is burglary to motor vehicle state jail felony what's my chances

    I am from Houston but crime was in San Antonio Tx

    Michael’s Answer

    What are your chances of what? Going to jail? Being found not guilty? Having the charges dropped? More details would need to be know to answer any of these questions, but I recommend that you sit with an experienced attorney to discuss this, rather than provide more details online.

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