Mark Weaver’s Answers

Mark Weaver

Columbus Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. What usually happens at a final meeting before trial?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
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    Hopefully you have a competent criminal defense attorney representing you. If so, he or she will tell you that all meetings with the prosecutor are opportunities for the case to be resolved by a plea bargain. Many cases resolve this way because it gives each side more predictability over any negative outcome. You should discuss this with your attorney. Also, at the final pre-trial hearing, the judge will resolve any outstanding motions, will talk to the parties about the dates for trial,...

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  2. Is it legal to use a parent's or spouse's prescription?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
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    No. NOTE: Any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Always confer with a qualified attorney in your state who can review the individual facts in your specific case.

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  3. My question is how to get a judge removed from a case.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alan Jay Dion
    2. Mark Weaver
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    I agree with my fellow counsel that you are hurting yourself by acting Pro Se. However, I will try to answer your question as directly as possible. In extreme cases, a judge can be removed from a case, typically by the Presiding or Administrative Judge of the court involved or in some states, by the Chief Justice of the state supreme court. A motion must be made with detailed and clear evidence of the conflict. Regardless of the process, you will rarely succeed in having a judge...

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  4. What happen if the petitioner and respondent don't show up at the court hearing?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. David Alexander Browde
    2. Mark Weaver
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    The party that has the burden of proof in a lawsuit has the obligation to show up at the hearing or trial. This is usually called the Plaintiff but, in your case, the Petitioner is the one with the burden or proof. In most instances, a judge can dismiss a case where the Plaintiff or Petitioner has failed to appear for the trial. In the case of a pre-trial hearing, it may be re-scheduled. Good luck.

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  5. Can you file a lawsuit if someone puts your whole name and address in the newspaper when your a minor?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    No. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects the rights of newspapers to publish true material. Remember, the U.S. Supreme Court protected the right of the New York TImes to publish the "Pentagon Papers" in 1971 and they were illegally obtained and were highly classified. You have no lawsuit. However, you can complain to the newspaper and ask them to clarify their policy going forward. Good luck.

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  6. Election campaign signs

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Pamela Lawton Wilson
    2. Mark Weaver
    3. Robert Alan Beattey
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether a government entity may use tax dollars to support a ballot issue such as the tax levy you reference is a question of state law. It will vary from state to state. I do not practice in Michigan. Call the office of the Prosecuting Attorney in your county to see what the law is in your state.

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  7. Does it mean that your case has merit if a lawyer is willing to do an initial consultant with you.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Mark Weaver
    3 lawyer answers

    A lawyer is typically paid for his time. Spending an hour or so talking to a qualified attorney about your case could be very valuable to you. But the attorney's time is valuable, as well. Check the Avvo.com rating of the lawyer and ask the lawyer to give you a letter in writing about how the fees would work. Check the link below for some helpful information about this process in your state.

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  8. Are there really any Stimulus funds for people owing $10,000 or more in credit card debt as is advertised?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Teri A. Walter
    2. Mark Weaver
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    Sadly, some companies are taking advantage of desperate people who want to believe that the federal government will pay off their debts. Instead, you should consult with a non-profit credit counseling agency -- the best way to handle massive debt. In the worst case scenario, you may need to consult an attorney in your state about personal bankruptcy. Good luck and hang in there.

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  9. Does my 14 yr old have to visit her dad on his weekends?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2. Mark Weaver
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    I have handled several divorce, custody, and visitation cases (nearly all in Pennsylvania). What I've learned from these is that judges will make a decision based on the "best interests of the child" involved. A Texas family lawyer can help walk you through the process to determine the visitation that is most suitable for your daughter. Good luck. NOTE: Any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Always confer...

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  10. Who can legally perform a background check on another person?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
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    Generally speaking, if the information being reviewed or "checked" is a public record in the state where the background check takes place, then any citizen may conduct such a search. Most people are surprised to learn what "personal" information is contained in public records such as court filings, deeds, voting records, etc. NOTE: Any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Always confer with a qualified...

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