John Scott Swimmer’s Answers

John Scott Swimmer

Shorewood Native American Law Attorney.

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  1. My girlfriend was sentenced to 5 months for her 3rd DUI. How much of that time will she serve?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    2 lawyer answers

    She will get 25 percent off of her time sentenced plus credit for any time served. Electronic monitoring will be coming back to Milwaukee, and she should ask or see if she can get her sentenced amended so that she is eligible.

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  2. Fell off a moving bobtail and now injured

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Paula Brown Sinclair
    5. Christopher John Gansen
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You have a worker's compensation claim. Worker's compensation is a bar to bringing a personal injury suit against your employee.

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  3. Can I transfer work release privileges for jail to another county in WI?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Dean George Tsourakis
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes at sentencing you need to request it, and it is conditional on the jail in the county that you are transferring accepting you. The county receiving can decline. You must apply so contact the Huber program before you start serving your sentence.

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  4. Camping in Wisconsin, can I sue the Park Rangers for harassment at the campground?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2 lawyer answers

    The Park Rangers are likely immune from suit. If the only harassment is writing citations for the third vehicle, which it appears is not allowed according to park rules, then you don't have a suit

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  5. Will medical coverage payments be use to pay health insurance back?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jason Todd Studinski
    2. John Scott Swimmer
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Jay K. Nixon
    5 lawyer answers

    USAA may have a right of subrogation. But this will be offset depending on your recovery.

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  6. Lawyer had me sign a release form so the insurance company can send the check how long does it take?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Jeffrey A. Pitman
    3. Kenneth Lee LaBore
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael C. Witt
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Some insurance companies have been delaying sending settlement checks. This is unfortunate and rest assured it is not your attorney who is dragging his or her feet. This is the insurance company.

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  7. How would i go about finding a ex district that is now a criminal defense attorney in Wisconsin?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Joel Golden
    2. J Steven House
    3. John Scott Swimmer
    3 lawyer answers

    Try looking the attorney profile on AVVO, LinkedIn, and their website. Good luck.

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  8. How are appeals done. what do they do for a defendant.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. Michael C. Witt
    4. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    5. Nicholas C. Zales
    5 lawyer answers

    An appeal is started by filing a timely notice of intent to appeal. Then a Notice of Appeal, and then the appropriate briefs and motions. Typically chances of success on appeal are slim you have to have to have an error that was preserved during trial or to withdraw a plea you must show that it was involuntary or some other error. Very hard to establish sufficient error on a plea withdrawn particularly if the judge when through all the steps. Disliking the sentence will not lead to a successful...

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  9. Do I have rights to a lawsuit?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Josh P Tolin
    3. Gregory Stephen Colburn
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    The Statute of limitation in Wisconsin is three years. In Wisconsin Medical Malpractice cases are so difficult and expensive that fewer than 100 were filed last year, and this is trending downward. This means that fewer lawyers are handling these cases and it is unlikely you can find an attorney to help you. You should contact the treating facility and notify them of your concerns. They typically will investigate the doctor. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  10. Is it wise to get a court appointed atty.for a 1st time DUI? I cannot afford an expensive lawyer but NEED driving privileges,etc

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey J. Szczewski
    2. Karyn T. Missimer
    3. John Scott Swimmer
    4. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4 lawyer answers

    You cannot get a public defender to help you for the reasons stated in the previous answers. You cannot afford to lose your job and if you don't get an attorney I can guarantee that you will lose your license. OWI proceedings are a complex maze of administrative law and criminal procedure that requires an attorney's help. You should apply an appeal of the administrative suspension of your driver's license and hire an attorney.

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