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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • Could I appeal this case

    I was charged with possession with intent to distribute but nothing was found on me. I was told that I was being watched but never saw any photos and then they said they caught me doing a hand to hand but it was my son that I gave money to. My hom...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You can appea,l but very few criminal law appeals are successful. Find the best attorney you can afford and good luck. Don't wait, there are usually short time limits on appeals.

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  • What is the difference between filing an appeal for a summary eviction or formal eviction

    Judge granted my landlord order of eviction and I am trying to appeal it

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Use the AVVO find a lawyer button to find one. Your lawyer can ask the trial court for a stay pending appeal. Trying to do it yourself would probably not get you anywhere. Good luck!

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  • Do I need an attorney to appeal the denial of my long term disability claim with The Standard?

    I was on disability for rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia from April 2013 until March of 2014 through The Standard. They dropped my claim in March even though my doctor did not approve my return to work. I was forced to return to a full time...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Use AVVO's "find a lawyer" button at the top right of the screen. I am sure many in Portland do that kind of work. Good luck!

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  • Our home was recently listed as pre-foreclosure. We have tried contacting lenders but they will not return calls or emails.

    We have not received any notices about the time frame we have to get our things out. They have not returned calls or when we do call, and they send us to the department we need to speak too, the extension leads nowhere. We are trying to be compli...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Was there a foreclosure lawsuit? If so, you usually get a six-month redemption period from the date of the judgment. So you could stay for six months. If there was no lawsuit, you could stay. Try your lender's website. Perhaps there are phone numbers there you could use. Good luck!

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  • Can a case be pursued against an ALJ/DWD for failure to communicate appeal hearing information?

    I was terminated from my position In October 2014 due to IT mismatching skill set. I filed for unemployment benefits immediately after and was approved. I answered on unemployment form question. Did you / Will you recieve a severance package fr...

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    I doubt it. State employees are usually immune from suit. Not always, but most of the time they are.

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  • Litigating against the VEC?

    I became unemployed on 1/15/15 and I filed for unemployment. I received a letter stating I had not worked long enough to qualify for benefits. On 2/2/15 I received another letter stating I was qualified due to the alternate base period and to wait...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Use AVVO to look for employment law lawyers in the Charlottesville, VA area. Good luck!

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  • Can the federal District court or Appeals Court provide an attorney for a plaintiff in a civil case?

    The plaintiff previously hired an attorney and paid the attorney $20,000 for a civil case in federal court. The attorney dropped out of the case but kept the plaintiff's money. Since this was the plaintiff's entire life savings there is no money t...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I doubt it. Only in very limited circumstances can a federal court appoint an attorney in a civil case.

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  • Do I need a lawyer and can she take me to court????

    My friend gave me permission to use her car while driving a guy ignored red traffic light slams into me and total her car he had no insurance and my friend had no insurance. So my friend goes after my insurance to try and get compensated for her v...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Your question is a bit too confusing to give an answer to. I do not see you being subject to any liability. Wait and see what happens. Good luck!

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  • Do I have a case if my ex boyfriend owes me money but we have nothing in writing?

    So my ex boyfriend owes me over three thousand dollars. We have nothing in writing but I do have text messages that prove he acknowledges the amount and an agreement of how much he will pay me a month. Now he's refusing to pay me back the money.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Yes, an oral agreement can be enforced in the same way a written one is.

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  • Should I pay Walmart/ Law Offices of MichaelIraArsen, P.C. the civil demand? Possibility they file this down as a small claims?

    I stole two items that probably totaled $20 but i did not do anything to them except put them in my purse.. But as i finished my checkout and was on my way out, a Walmart LP stopped me and asked me to give back the things I took. I then gave him t...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It would cost them more to sue than $200.00

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