James Richard Rowe II’s Answers

James Richard Rowe II

Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Is it illegal for me to read my child's email and networking site without consent?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. James Richard Rowe II
    4. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, it is absolutely legal to do so. In fact, some would argue you have an obligation to do so. I would even advise that the child, if of younger age, be monitored while on the computer by a close attending parent. Better to be safe in these worrisome times.

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  2. Do I have to pay back bills paid by health insurance bills from my personal injury case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Clifford Douglas Gabel
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. James Richard Rowe II
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, I agree with other counsel. They likely have an automatic lien, similar to most state insurance programs. Your lawyer can likely negotiate the liens with the hospitals/doctors. Usually, the bills can be reduced by 1/3 or more.

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  3. Pretrial for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Please help!

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lyle Kuehn
    2. Kristen R. Zorbini Bongard
    3. James Richard Rowe II
    3 lawyer answers

    You'll likely want to consult with a local attorney who can discuss with you the possible penalties for such a crime. In Illinois, I would seek supervision for my client (provided it is charged as a misdemeanor, and not a felony for a large amount of the marijuana) so that the conviction could later be sealed, and then expunged. I would advise you to bring a certified drug test result to court with you that will show your urine was negative for thc, unless of course, you would test positive,...

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  4. If a LEO wants to interview me, If I let him in my home, have I inadvertainly given him permission to search my house?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    1 lawyer answer

    I would assume that if you invite him into your home, anything in plain-view is fair game. However, if he were to begin searching in bedroom drawers, etc., the question becomes less clear because although you gave him permission to enter the home you have not given him permission to search the home, and absent probable cause, a warrant or exigent circumstances, the search is likely unlawful. James Rowe is an attorney with The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates. He can be reached at (312) 345-1357.

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  5. Passenger in auto accident am i entitled to compensation for injuries i received besides medical benefits

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Troy Austin Pickard
    2. Robert C Kline Jr
    3. Jeffrey S Merrick
    4. James Richard Rowe II
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    6 lawyer answers

    In my opinion, you have a classic personal injury claim. You should notify the other driver's insurance company of your claim; you'll want to obtain your medical bills, records and other documents to substantiate any out of pocket costs; additionally, you can make a claim for pain and suffering if your injuries were painful, which I would assume a sprained shoulder and back would be. This is difficult to calculate; usually, one can sometimes get 2-3 times medical bills for pain and suffering;...

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  6. Will the juvenile judge know about all the tickets my son has earned while awaiting court for a burglary charge?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bell Island
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    He likely will. Provided they are from a county/locale within the same state, and the state has the capability of a statewide database, then the State will likely know, and they'll likely inform the Judge.

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  7. I completed a drug diversion class and I want to know what to put on a job application?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Nicholson
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    As long as a conviction was never entered (and provided that was your only case), you can answer "No" in response to the question of whether you were ever convicted of a crime. That said, I would definitely pursue expungement if possible.

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  8. Minors rights with being questioned during school

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kevin Feeney
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    The minor has the same rights as an adult: to remain silent, to request an attorney (and maybe even a parent), etc. Of course, if she requested any of these things and they refused her request, she may have a claim for violation of her civil rights. I would hope you could address this with the principal and superintendent, perhaps even the local school board. If they don't resolve to do it better next time with the next child, if ever it should arise again, then at least they were on notice.

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  9. What are my chances of getting diversion for a misdemeanor shoplifting crime in Nebraska?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bell Island
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    You likely have a great chance of being granted diversion; however, you'll likely be expected to pay a fine as well, sometimes the equivalent of the items attempted to be stolen or more. Regardless, I would suggest you obtain local counsel that specializes in criminal defense to explore a plea option for you. And I always say: remember, trial is always an option ;)

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  10. It is illegal for a employment compamy to conduct a search on individual employee wealther with or with out a caurse reason

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like you may have a case to the extent the "search" was unconscionable or discriminatory. If you were in any way prevented from leaving, you may have a claim for false imprisonment, etc. A civil rights attorney will be able to further advise you. And please note that attorneys do often provide free consultations and work on a contingency basis (you only pay if you win your lawsuit), so don't be discouraged from asserting and protecting your civil rights based on financial concerns...