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  • Do I need to disclose an underage drinking ticket on a care givers background check?

    I'm trying to fill out a caregivers backround check and it asks i have any pending criminal charges or ever been convicted of a crime. I did receive and underage drinking ticket in wisconsin but it was considered a city ordinance violation and res...

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    An underage drinking ticket is not a criminal offense so you were never charged with or convicted of a crime for that.

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  • How to get my first underage off my record

    I just received my very first underage at the age of 18. It is the very first ticket i have received so I have a clean record. I do not have a mandatory court date but a hefty fine. I plan on going to court to hopefully get the fine lowered and th...

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    You should hire a local criminal defense attorney to help you with this and so that you understand the nuances of what you are asking for. There is no way to 100% wipe your record clean in the sense you probably mean but there are steps which could be taken to lessen the stain on your record.

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  • Can I talk to the Judge?

    I fired my attorney and have signed with a new attorney. He has not started yet. My husband said he would pay all the expenses as this divorce was his wish and he stopped paying. Now my old lawyer wants money before releasing my records. Can I g...

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    Your file is *your* file and you should politely remind the attorney that there are attorney ethics rules about that. You want the file now and to be able to focus on your case. You could potentially file a complaint but frankly you'd probably be better off leaving an (accurate) negative online review if you're wanting to punish him a bit.

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  • Unauthorized porn video?

    if someone recorded myself and them having sex so they could sell it to a porn site as a mature porn without my knowledge is there anything I can do to prevent it? I suspect it happened with 2 different men. The first one text me the day after and...

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    I agree with Atty. Kenyon. There's nothing there that makes me think there might have been a recording. Serruptitious recording of sex probably is a violation of a person's property rights and quite possibly of other laws, especially if the recorder then uses the recording for personal gain or to blackmail the other person. I agree with Atty Kenyon's other thoughts, too. Be careful. People come to attorneys all the time with lousy situations they want help with. Sometimes we can help as attorneys but often not. We'd happily be out of jobs if people made good decisions for themselves and didn't need us to argue for them.

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  • Hired family members as their manager and doctored their resumes, any legal complications I may get into?

    Hired my Wife & Sister, I altered my sisters resume, can this create any legal complications?

    Nick’s Answer

    People pad their resumes all the time, but it only becomes an issue when you invite someone to rely on your representations implicitly or explicitly (i.e. by applying for a job or an honor.) Be honest in the ways you help people and you won't need to worry.

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  • If the tax exemption states 1999 to 2014. does the parent with the exemption get the tax exemption through 2014?

    the ex-husband has a tax exemption for our child that states he get her the dates are 1999 to 2014.

    Nick’s Answer

    I would tend to interpret that to mean through tax year 2014, meaning the taxes being filed in 2015 are for tax year 2014. You may want to hire an attorney to explore the issue.

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  • Recently discovered I was not legally married. My husband's divorce was finalized on 10/2011 - we were married in 2007.

    What is my legal filing status for taxes? What documentations, if any, do I need to provide?

    Nick’s Answer

    You should get an attorney on board immediately. There are property ownership questions, tax questions, and more. Do you still want to be married considering what sounds like a profound breach of trust? If not, this would be a unique opportunity to walk away though again, you would want to know what your ownership interest is in everything given your newfound "singleness." I'd suggest at least consulting with an attorney, alone if you'd like, about where you are and whatever you want to do.

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  • Can we be married legally in Sauk County, WI, by someone ordained online by the Universal Life Church?

    If not, could we have this person perform the ceremony, but have them AND an ordained Methodist Minister sign the marriage license, without having the Minister standing up there with us, but having been witness to the marriage?

    Nick’s Answer

    I am unaware of anyone successfully annulling a marriage on the basis that the minister was "bogus" because he/she got ordained for $30 online in what may or may not be a church in the traditional sense. Yes its goofy, but what is clergy, anyways, other than whatever a "church" says they are?

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  • Any advice to fix this

    A drunken fight broke lose a door was broke but was fixed right away and 3 people ganged up on one with scratching pushing kicking slapping and hitting while the one was passed out drunk on a bathroom floor in a house with multiple bathrooms the s...

    Nick’s Answer

    I would suggest everyone involved lawyer up. Sounds like there are criminal and civil claims galore which could be made.

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  • Do I have a slander, defamation of character lawsuit?

    I was in Miller's Grocery store this morning, I shop there everyday. Today a manager walked up to me and yelled that I was to leave the store that I was a known shop lifter. She was loud and everyone in the store was staring at me. I cried as I wa...

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    You could conceivably have a claim but you would want an attorney to help you but you would need to establish that the statement(s) was not true and that he made it knowing it was false or with reckless disregard to its truthfulness AND that it damaged your reputation in the community. Defamation claims are almost never worth pursuing in my experience but there certainly are cases where a case would be appropriate.

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