As discussed your best approach may be to kindly ask for your ticket to be modified. There may be information or details that could suggest ineffective use of the laser based on the location etc, which could help your request for a lesser pleading. I have written a legal guide about challenging a citation, it may be helpful.
This question is really a matter of how serious you are. If you are working with professionals and you have a manager/mentor to double check documents and contracts with you, then you likely can get started without having an entertainment attorney. However, if you are without a manager, mentor, or other industry professional on 'your team' then you should consider reaching out to entertainment Lawyers in your area to assess the need for one's assistance. A good rule of thumb is to get an...
As mentioned a civil case does not require that the plaintiff be present, yet they need to have a representative on their behalf. While you may have had issues with your criminal defense lawyer it sounds, you will still be better off having an attorney represent your son in the civil matter. Good Luck.
Approaching you at your place of employment is clearly a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. (FDCPA) Violations of this law are increasing in frequency recently. Do some online research and learn your basic rights under this law, and when they contact you in a way that violates your rights videotape them with your cell phone and interview them about what they are doing.
Usually saying that you are recording a phone call, or recording an interaction for the the purpose...
Instead of waiting for the court appointed attorney to contact you, contact them to learn about your options. There is not enough details of the facts in your question for an attorney to offer you any reasonable help on this forum. Restating your question with simply the facts surrounding the arrest will allow avvo forum participants to better help you understand the issues and options. Good Luck
It is difficult to ascertain your specific recourse based on the facts you have mentioned. More detail on the release form and its scope is needed, as is who filmed the performance. But, as described above you do have some options in the notice and takedown policy with youtube directly. You as a contributor and performer most likely have some rights in the copyright and this should be sufficient for youtube to find a basis in your objection and takedown request. Good Luck
One suggestion is to simply contact attorneys and ask them their rates for a project like yours. You may get a variety of answers but it will help you get a better idea of the costs potentially involved. With each attorney utilize the information in the answers above to ask good questions like: Would you charge hourly or consider a flat fee? Do you have experience with Music Placement Contracts? Attorneys fees vary highly, just like the salaries paid to pro athletes. Usually, those...
As Mr. Rice points out your fiancee will have more options than you in protecting you and he from harassment. Speak with a family law attorney about your options including protective orders, and contempt orders against her.