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Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.

Richard Bryans’s Answers

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  • On what basis can sellers keep our earnest money?

    As buyers, we were under contract to purchase a home. Our realtor used the Colorado standard contract to buy and sell real estate approved by CREC. During the mortgage process, the financing terms offered to us by our lender were not agreeable to ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Why don't you ask the seller and your realtor that question?

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  • Federal due process laws 14th ammendment

    Do the dmv employees, provide fair, neutral, and impartial hearings as required by the us constitution whem they are both advocates and arbiter, dicision maker? Creating an obvious conflict of intrest and a bias tward one particular client , the...

    Richard’s Answer

    The answer to your first question as it relates to any state department of motor vehicles hearing section officer is "probably not." Also, there is no conflict of interest and there is no double jeopardy, either. Not a violation of due process.

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  • Seeking a contract with Class Action Lawyers, to provide them a tip, what kind of lawyer should I have as counsel?

    a) Would I need a contract lawyer with class action experience? b) I am doing a contract with Class Action Lawyer, nationwide big firm preferred.

    Richard’s Answer

    Your description -- vague allusion to mysterious unknown circumstances provides absolutely no useful information from which an attorney can determine what you are asking. That being said, try being straightforward and honest about the problem, and rely on the attorney to determine whether [your issue/tip] is/is appropriate for seeking class action status. If confidentiality is your concern, get off this site and use a telephone.

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  • Can I sue Walmart for an injury?

    I slipped on a piece of plastic and now have neck, back and shoulder and head issues. My Dr. Thinks they may be permanent. How do I know if I have a case. This has really taken a toll on me and my whole family. I want my life back and that looks ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Consult with a personal injury attorney asap about the why, where and when the fall occurred to determine if you have a case. The value of the case will be determined largely based upon the medical diagnosis and prognosis.

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  • Prosecutorial Misconduct?

    A prosecutor in a criminal trial has destroyed evidence, and hid evidence from a jury. The Judge asks what material the prosecutor is hiding and he will not disclose it, and the Judge won't declare a mistrial, nor order an Contempt Hearing. Al...

    Richard’s Answer

    Indeed. I agree with the other answers. There must be a whole lot more to this story, including the existence and access to independently verifiable facts which are corroborative evidence of the wrongdoing by the prosecutor/state/judge/etc., and the nature of threats and intimidation of the jury.

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  • Can store security guards be criminally liable for beating a store customer?

    My friend was falsely accused of stealing and beaten up by store security guards who were off duty police working outside their jurisdiction. My friend resisted and was beaten up. No shoplifting charges were filed, and police/security didn't ha...

    Richard’s Answer

    A complaint for assault [or any other criminal behavior] can be filed with the police department of the city where the store is located. A civil case could be filed against the store to assert liability for the conduct of its agents and employees acting within the scope of their employment under the doctrine of respondeat superior.

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  • Driver gave false ins. info at accident scene. Also gave a bogus phone number. What now?

    Police officer wrote out accident exchange form. He rear ended me at a stoplight. Clearly his fault, cop witnessed the accident. When I called the other drivers phone number the person said he was the drivers brother and this was not his problem.

    Richard’s Answer

    Report it to police who can investigate the phone number; find out who the brother and the driver are.

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  • I currently own a house and I have a renter in my house that is making it extremely hard to show my house as its for sale.

    I currently own a house and I have a renter in my house that is making it extremely hard to show my house as it is currently on the market. Me and my renter are in a month to month plan. She is creating guidelines for me to only be able to make sh...

    Richard’s Answer

    If you and the tenant cannot agree to allow scheduling for showings at reasonable times, and the disagreement is preventing you from showing the home, then you might need to evict the tenant.

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  • Can I be fired from a job if hired before convicted?

    I am facing felony charges. I am looking for employment but call centers will not hire if you have a felony. I have not been convicted. Can they fire me if convicted after my employment starts?

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes, they can. They can fire you for any reason at all which is not illegal. It is not illegal to fire a felon. It is not even illegal to fire someone who might become a felon or who is even thinking about being a felon. They can even fire you because you have been charged with a crime. There is no law to protect criminals from being fired for being criminals.

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  • How will a deferred judgment for 3rd degree assault effect employment background checks?

    I am on probation for 3rd degree assault in Colorado. It is a differed judgment. When a potential employer runs a criminal background check, how will this appear? If it is a misdemeanor can they deny me the job based on that?

    Richard’s Answer

    You can be denied a job for any reason which is not illegal. If yours is a deferred judgment after which ultimately a dismissal of the case will be entered by the court, then the guilty plea is held in abeyance for the period of deferment. Until that is complete, there should be no disposition on record. There will be no conviction unless the terms and condition of the deferment are not completed successfully. After dismissal, you can petition the court to seal the record. You should have an attorney help you with that.

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