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  • How long does it take to get a court date if arrested in april of 2010

    i talked to a lawyer he said he would have this taken care of in the middle of june with me getting my license back on the 61st day. does this mean he is working on a deal for me or does he know something i dont and is just waiting to contact me w...

    William’s Answer

    Cannot tell what deal is being put together in UT, but in GA, that would be a PLEA to the DUI (guilty or nolo contendere). The cases our firm handles are contested cases, and average about 24 months to get concluded. You need to ---- point blank --- ask your lawyer, what is going to happen in mid-June? If you don't want to plead guilty to DUI (a decision ONLY YOU CAN MAKE --- NOT THE LAWYER) tell him/her that.

    Then, you can decide to stay with your current attorney (assumuing trial work is not foreign to him/her). Or, you can search for a trial lawyer, and FIGHT the case. Any judge will understand you desire to fight the case, and give you time to make a change of counsel, if necessary.

    The link below has numerous DUI attorneys from UT, if you need to know where to start your search for new counsel. Good luck.

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  • Can a car dealership take a car back after you signed a contract

    The Car Dealership say that now that I was unemployed as i signed the contract that it has to ask for the car back because I have no proovable income

    William’s Answer

    This answer depends on the stage that the transaction has reached. If you have not LOST anything except some of your time (i.e./ they did not CRUSH your vehicle like they did Chevy Chase's station wagon in "Vacation", then you likely have no claim.

    Sounds like an overanxious salesman, needing a commission, spoke to soon, but did not have the authority to BIND the company.

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  • Plaintiff

    How to file a case with two plaintiff? Can either one present the case to the judge in the small claim court?

    William’s Answer

    The alignment of PLAINTIFFS needs to match the facts. Only the real party in interest can file a claim, generally. If not, the Defendant's attorney will raise issues of STANDING, a legal term for identifying the person who properly has the ability to recover.

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  • Im out on medical leave from my job I had a stroke while at work, can my job cancel my insurence while im out on medical leave?

    can they do that?

    William’s Answer

    Yes, the company can drop your coverage and also let you go, under the law of most states. The wisdom of such a decision may be second guessed later, however, if this act by the company (in addition to firing you or laying you off) looks like an act of retaliation. Keep up your medical coverage, under the COBRA law, because you need that protection. Under current federal assistance, you may be entitled to have the goverment contribute 1/3 of that cost while you are unemployed.

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  • Can I sue a theme park if I slip on wet stairs and sustain a leg injury and what information would I need to have?

    The stairs were outside it had just started raining. We were in a tent and I was not going to leave until the rain had stopped. A BG security guard told us we had to leave the tent. The stairs were like sheets of ice and I slipped twice one time a...

    William’s Answer

    Possibly so, if the establishment took no precautions to reduce the chance of slip and fall, and the hazard had been there for some period of time, the case could POSSIBLY withstand a motion for summary judgment (a pre-trail motion filed by insurance defense attorneys asking that the case be dismissed, due to YOUR EQUAL KNOWLEDGE of the icy conditions. Visible hazards, as a general rule, require a person to take precautions to avoid the risk, and protect him self or herself.

    You did not mention injuries, but here is a secret that most lawyer do not discuss with potential clients. Absent some EGREGIOUS (major, horrific) injury, most qualified personal injury lawyers would turn down handling this case. Slip and Fall cases, without major injury, are losers at jury trials more often than winners.

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  • Chronic injury after Settlement

    I was in an auto accident about 9 years ago in which I wound up with a torn disc in my neck that took approximately 9 months for the doctors to find. I had multiple MRIs, X-rays, chiropractor visits and physical therapy and was on medication for p...

    William’s Answer

    You are out of luck, in my opinion. Once you sign a settlent agreement, the tortfeasor is OFF THE HOOK, absent fraud on their part (such as telling you the policy only had 1X million dollars when there was 5X million dollars, AND you accepted the 1 x million dollars, thinking there was no more to get.

    Your discussion of these continuing problems that accompany a chronic inury0-induced medical problem are EXACTLY why no personal injury case should be settled for anything short of FULL value, even if that requires trial.

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  • I have no job and no money. I was charged with public intoxication in my own home. judge wouldn't grant me a public defender

    How is this possible? what happened to if u can't afford one - one will be appointed to you?

    William’s Answer

    If the offense for which you are charged has NO JAIL COMPONENT and NO PROBATION --- that could lead to Jail time --- then no public defender has to be appointed. The United States Constitution says that if JAIL or PROBATION (which is one mistake away from a jail cell) is a part of any sentence, the YOU ARE ENTITLED to an attorney at public cost, unless you don't financially qualify.

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  • Is undiagnosed allergies a grounds for medical malpractice?

    I have suffered from an undiagnosted chronic cough from 2003 until 2010 from food allergies.I was giving Nexuim for acid reflux as I became chronically ill! Symptoms; carpul tunnel type symptoms/painful swollen numb rt hands, I drop light things ...

    William’s Answer

    I have reviewed your question and would try to give you some guidance. First, will ANY DOCTOR that you have visited be willing to sign an AFFIDAVIT ---- against the other doctors whom you want to sue, stating that their diagnostic work or their choice of medications to try to address your symptoms "fell below the accepted standard of medical care" in your jurisdiction? Absent such support by ANOTHER, qualified physician, no medical malpractice attorney that I now would touch this case.

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  • I was contacted by an officer who wants to discuss text messages to an escort agency, what now?

    The text messages have my personnal phone number, the officer says that she wants to talk to me regarding a different issue related to one of the providers from the agency and is not interested in me if I am straight with her. I have admitted (ov...

    William’s Answer

    Why would you call this officer back, and potentially face criminal charges. DON'T DO IT! Police officers who are seeking evidence often call the very person that they seek to arrest.

    Save yourself the worry and embarrassment of this matter exposing you to public ridicule. See the link below for legal help from some excellent VA attorneys.

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  • I have legal custody of my son from Fl.My son is in GA. w/ his Gparents bcoz of school. Possibility I will lose custody?

    My son went to GA because its a struggle for him here in Florida. I figure with the help of his grandmother which she's an educator w/ kids w/. special needs then its my best interest to ask for help and his grandparent agreed on it. half a school...

    William’s Answer

    If you did not release your son to the grandparents by virtue of a written agreement, then you should get everything written down (i.e., the basis of sending him there for a better chance for a meaningful education and the temporary nature of this arrangement). If you have stayed in touch and visited your son as much as possible, then you likely have a very defensible position. It is better to be ready for a possible battle, if you have reason to believe it is coming.
    Below is the name and number of an attorney with our office who is licensed in BOTH GA and FL. if you need it.

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