Nick Passe’s Answers

Nick Passe

La Crosse Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. If he went in to Brown County Jail 11/15/11 and has a 6 month sentence with good time, why is his release date 3/25/2012?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Tajara Dommershausen
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    3 lawyer answers

    March 15th seems like the correct date but maybe the fact that february is short screws that up a little bit. If he has a warrant for not paying a fine, that could also push the release date back a little bit. The jail would probably explain it to him if he asked. Sentence credit calculation errors are pretty common. Attorneys, judges and jailors didn't get where they are by being good at math ;) Good luck!

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  2. Body harm to a person what will happen to me will i get relessed for jail afftr they book me in

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Nick Passe
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Campoli
    4 lawyer answers

    Stop posting on here and get an attorney before you talk to anyone about your case. Anything you post on here is discoverable.

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  3. In the state of WI is underage consumption a criminal offense. Filling out a job application and i am just making sure.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. J Steven House
    2 lawyer answers

    No, underage drinking is not a criminal offense in WI. Pay close attention to the wording of the question on the job application.

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  4. No

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Nick Passe
    3. John Scott Swimmer
    4. Ili J. Subhan
    4 lawyer answers

    If you live a clean life for 10-20 years you might have a chance of convincing a prosecutor or judge that it is appropriate to grant you some form of relief (i.e. reopening the case and amending to a misdemeanor), but the odds of success on that are low and 3 years is much much too short to even contemplate trying for that. I suggest moving because right now, 3 years after the felony, more people would say society needs to be protected from you than vice versa. Move if you want to live...

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  5. Our son was given a toxic dose of methadone at a methadone treatment clinic

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. David B Pittman
    3 lawyer answers

    I believe your son posted his story on this same web site a day or two ago. I gave a full response there. The gist of my answer is the case does not sound promising on the surface but you may want to shop it around to medical malpractice attorneys to see if they are interested.

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  6. If some one tells you they will kill themself and do? (read details) Wisconsin.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are contemplating suicide and want to avoid hurting a friend, don't kill yourself and get yourself help instead. If you are a friend and you believe a friend is suicidal, do whatever is necessary to protect your friend in his/her time of need because he/she very likely is not thinking clearly and that's what friends do. If you are a friend who had warning of a friend's suicidality and the friend followed through, get counseling to help process what you have been through. As long as...

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  7. Is it considered negligence if you rear end somebody when your brakes fail without warning?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Jason R. Oldenburg
    3. John B. Edmondson
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The question is ultimately who should be responsible? You with the bad brakes and/or inadequate lookout and/or driving too fast for conditions, or the person you rearended? You may have a claim against an auto body shop or the brake manufacturer or the vehicle manufacturer if a material or installation defect is what caused the brakes to fail, so you would be able to pursue a contribution from that party. But yes, as between you and the person you rearended, you will lose on liability 95% of...

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  8. Can I successfully appeal a foreclosure in which I lost possession of my home on the basis of being deceived by the lender?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    2 lawyer answers

    The argument you would have had is called laches, but the time to fight it was back when the case was in court. You should consult with an attorney immediately if you think there is any chance of being able to bring the matter back to the trial court or of appealing it.

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  9. I am thinking of moving out of the house I share with my husband. What do I need to take care of to protect myself?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    You'll want to think through all the financial ramifications of moving out temporarily or permanently. If you're just looking for a month-to-month apartment to get away from him temporarily so you can get some perspective and think things through more clearly and give him a chance to wake up, that is one possiblility. If you're thinking this is going to be permanent, you need to think about debt and asset division, placement of kids and any other entanglements you have with him.

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  10. I was convicted of retail theft 1yr ago & worry this will affect my potential of getting a future job with my paralegal degree

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark P. Maciolek
    2. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    3. Nick Passe
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    Strictly speaking expungement must be made available at the time of sentencing but as a practical matter many judges are willing to overlook this requirement if expungement is appropriate. I strongly suggest hiring a good attorney to try for it. I would think it would be near-impossible to find a good paralegal position or any other position of trust with that conviction.

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