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Joseph Sloan Lyles

Joseph Lyles’s Answers

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  • I need to speak to an attorney.

    First Energy has threaten to continue to come a spray chemicals. they will bring a security force to see it will be done. Dept. of Agriculture and Health can't do anything until they spray. The spraying of the chemical may contaminate my well.

    Joseph’s Answer

    While the other attorneys have given you some good advice, I have some additional ideas. If the company has an easement over your property than it probably has the legal right to control plant growth on the easement; however, you may wish to consult with a real estate lawyer in your area for more specific answers to that part of your question. A common problem with the spraying of right-of-ways is "overspray" or chemical mist crossing the boundary of the easement and drifting on air currents onto your property which is not subject to the easement. You should document as much of the actual spraying process with photographs/video and witnesses. In looking for help you could contact your local branch of any conservation/environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, The National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, of similar such groups. Also contact your closest "land grant" college/university and see if they have anyone that might help you. You would be surprised what help you could find if you started asking around. There may be a state agency that regulates the utility companies in your state that may lend some help. Finally, don't hesitate to contact your local political representatives. If you think your health is being affected then get some good, sensitive blood and urine testing done. If you are going to seek a lawsuit for damages, then you will have to have evidence of harm.

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  • Will I be arrested for petty theft?

    A couple years ago I was given a ticket for petty larceny. I appeared in court and was required to behave for six months and then go back to court for a follow up. I had completely forgotten to appear to the follow up and got pulled over a couple ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    When you appear before the Judge, make sure he or she knows that you spent the night in jail, so you will get credit for it. Your question is difficult because you are asking if you will be arrested when you have already been arrested and are being held in jail. Perhaps you meant to say, "convicted?"

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  • Can I get my girlfriend out of jail?

    She's in jail for I believe the next 30 days. She has a couple "driving while license suspended" charges and an unpaid ticket. I went to the jail earlier today and they gave me her things, and said that I can get her out in 7 days if I pay her fin...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Everyone has a Constitutional Right to have their case considered by a Judge for the purpose of setting bail (bond). I assume you can have a visit with her and she can tell you if she has had a bail hearing and if she has had a trial on any charges. She may have been found guilty in her absence and is therefore serving the sentence(s) for those convictions. Sometimes you can go to a website run by your local prosecutor or court system that will answer some of these questions for you. You may need the help of an attorney too.

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  • Is it legal for businesses to charge employees for a loss in ohio?

    For instance an employee at an auto body shop backs into a customers car accidentally in a company vehicle are they allowed to be charged for the repairs of that vehicle and put onto their employee account? Also if they were to lose a tool that...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Every state has different employment laws. Because I am not familiar with Ohio law, I cannot answer this question. However, if you are involved in this situation, you should first try to work it out amicably with your employer, if you want to stay employed there.

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  • Does a lawyer need to have the original documents of a vehicle purchased when dealing with the lemon law?

    Recently got a letter from NASC(National Automobile Safety Council), informing me that my car may have been falsely advertised. They claimed they wanted to help me and would choose a law firm to represent me, Car Law Firm, a division of Sadr Law F...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Whenever I, or someone I know, gets a solicitation like what you have described, I think "scam." More often than not, I am correct. Don't part with your original documents until you have had a face-to-face meeting with an attorney and like what you see.

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  • Should I sign release of liability for the other parties insurance company.

    On 11/13/12 I was hit while on my motorcycle in Sacramento. I had a compound fracture of my tibia an fibula, and ripped ligaments in my ankle. The other driver was found at fault. I retained a personal injury lawyer. This week I was contacted by m...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You have to ask yourself why you are asking a question like this on the web, instead of to your attorney? Your attorney and you have a contract and he is supposed to answer all your questions. If there is a communication problem, then I suggest you face it headon and clear up any issues between the two of you. The only information that you have left out of your questions that is important is, "Does the adverse driver have personal assets that you could go after to satisfy a judgement?" You need to get the answer to that question.

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