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Adam Todd Katzman

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  • How much do Probation Violaton attorneys cost?

    My husband is incarcerated for not reporting to his probation officer. He has been in there for a month, and I have heard his specific probation officer often leaves people in there for long periods of time and forgets about them. I am seeking out...

    Adam’s Answer

    There is no set rate. Many of us on this site offer a free consultation and offer a wide range of experience with these issues. It is wise to retain a montgomery county lawyer sooner rather than later to get to work on getting your husband released.

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  • I got arrested with less then 5 grams of pot and this is my first offense what should I do

    this is my first offense what should I do im 19

    Adam’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct. You need a montgomery county lawyer. Many of us offer free consultations and reasonable rates. With the help of experienced counsel you should be able to have your record expunged and not effect your driving license or school loans.

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  • I get citation. First time

    Khoils. JEWELRY. $134. If I paid all my citation. Than what happened

    Adam’s Answer

    Sounds as though you plead guilty to a summary offense and received a fine/restitution. You may be able to apply for an expungement in 5 yrs. You should be aware that in PA retail thefts have escalating penalties and any subsequent arrests will be charged as a misdemeanor or higher depending on value even if value of item is only worth pennies. You should try your best to remain crime free and pursue an expungement at the right time. Consult an attorney to help with the process.

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  • My car was stolen from behind my house in Bristol PA it was stopped in Tully Town PA.The cop did not get a I.D from the driver.

    the cop never got an I.D from the driver and never asked the driver to step out of the car which means the driver is not on the cops dash cam. the driver then pulled off and the cop chased but he never caught the driver. when the cop showed up at ...

    Adam’s Answer

    Your brother needs to retain a lawyer ASAP and establish an alibi so it can be properly investigated to prove he was not there.

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  • I have a child, can I marry a sex offender?

    When I was 16 I dated an older man in his 20's and when my parents found out about it they had him arrested. This was 10 years ago. He went to prison, did his time,and completed his programs. Within these last 10 years I've had a child with someo...

    Adam’s Answer

    You have a constitutional right to marry. You are both consenting adults now and could do whatever you want provided that there is not a no contact condition if any supervision still applies. If so that may have to be addressed. However, you should be cautious to expose your child to a registered sex offender and your history with this person. It could have an effect on custody of your child if it is not in best interest of the child. Good luck.

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  • Who is responsible for utilities on an estate?

    My father passed away in January. Our sister lives in the home. We assumed that she had the utilities turned over to her name. To our horror, we discovered that all of the utilities were autodebited from the account right along. She essentially ...

    Adam’s Answer

    You should retain a probate attorney ASAP and have someone appointed as administrator right away. I'm a little confused by the tenants in common comment. Which would refer to the manner the house and property is owned. You'll need to check the deed. If it's tenants in common the owners have a right to use an undivided 1/3 rd interest in the whole property and would allow your sister to stay there. She could ultimately buy the share of the property owned by the estate or you may have to get the court to force a sale. The utilities are also not entirely clear. You should be able to cancel cable if in your fathers name. Unless the house is vacant the other utilities should be transferred to your sister since your father is deceased and your sister is living there and possibly an 1/3 owner. Good luck.

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  • Expunging record - were the charges dropped? did I plead guilty?

    Over two years ago I was charged with a Disorderly persons offense in NJ. At the hearing it was knocked down to a "municipal ordinance" and I just had to pay a fine. I'm going to apply for expungement of my arrest record. My question is, in the ...

    Adam’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct. Consult either the attorney who represented you or retain a local attorney in NJ to address the expungement and answer your questions about your case. Either attorney will likely have to review your court record to help.

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  • Would I have been charged with reckless endangerment of a minor in Pa.?

    I retired from teaching after 29 years. I was advised by my union representative to retire, because the school system was going to press charges. The incident which precipitated this was one where one of my students was injured after another stude...

    Adam’s Answer

    Seems doubtful unless you knew, encouraged or failed to act to try to stop this boy from injuring the other students. Or if your actions in trying to stop the out of control student were so reckless that they placed or may have placed students in danger of death or serious bodily injury.

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  • Will a S.O. probation officer visit the R.S.O's work, even if it's church?

    My son was just sentenced to 5 years probation and 10/15 years of S.O. registry. The ADA had basically lied to him about the charges and no one in the court knew the correct labeling for the one charge he pleaded guilty to. We met with a criminal ...

    Adam’s Answer

    Your son should contact the probation officer directly to discuss the situation to get clarification whether it's ok .

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  • I am a realtor in pa with a d.u.i., will I loos my real estate license?

    about to have drivers license suspended for 60 days

    Adam’s Answer

    As a holder of a PA realtors license you are required to report your conviction within 30 days to the commission. Failure to do so could result in penalties and fines. The commission may put you on probation during the period of criminal supervision (probation/parole). I would recommend contacting the commission directly to anonymously inquire if you haven't already. Good luck.

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