Stephen Clark Harkess’s Answers

Stephen Clark Harkess

Wheat Ridge Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. What does it mean when an Arraignment is vacated? Does that mean a plea is being taken by the defendant?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Bruce Whitney Sarbaugh
    3 lawyer answers

    It could mean several things. Call the DA or the Victim Advocate and they should be able to tell you more about what is going on.

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  2. I am the victim and the Insurance of the driver at fault told me it won't be responsible for towing & storage fee for my car

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lewis John Gazda
    5. David Ian Schoen
    5 lawyer answers

    You generally have a duty to mitigate your damages, so if it is cheaper to move the car somewhere else than to incur the ongoing storage fees, you should do so. Beyond that, if the insurance company for the at fault driver refuses to take care of the damages, you will need to sue the at fault driver. He or she owes you for your damages and should be motivated to get his insurer to take care of everything.

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  3. Resisting arrest and obstruction of a peace officer 30 day jail cap a fair plea from D.A.?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Charles Patrick Greenwood
    4. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    5. Benjamin William Hartford
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    6 lawyer answers

    The D.A. is not required to make any offer so the question is not whether the plea on the table is "acceptable" but whether it is better than taking the case to trial before a jury. That is your other alternative. Would you rather accept the plea or take the case to trial? A "30 day jail cap" does not mean that you will necessarily have to serve jail, but it means that you would need to convince the judge that jail is not appropriate or the judge could give you up to 30 days in jail. If...

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  4. Do I have a slander, defamation or employer confidentiality breach

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Getting arrested on the job is not really personal business. Gossip is common and not something you can sue over. Your wage claim is a different matter. The employer has to pay you for work you completed despite your being fired later. If the wages were earned, you are entitled to be paid.

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  5. A registered, licensed Invalid, Subj{ect}, accused of DUI, req'd BloodTest instead of Breathalyzer: accused of Refusal. APPEAL?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Charles Patrick Greenwood
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Bruce Whitney Sarbaugh
    3 lawyer answers

    Questions about appeal generally indicate that you went to trial and lost. An appeal is not a chance to try new legal theories or bring up ideas that you missed out on at trial. Rather, an appeal is a chance for the court to correct legal errors made by the judge at trial. You describe your view of your case, but you say nothing about what was presented or argued at trial or how the judge ruled. In most cases, if an argument was not raised before the trial judge, you cannot bring it up on...

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  6. A bounty hunter was looking for my husband what can be the reason and what do we have to do.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Jason P. Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    A bounty hunter finds people who have posted bond and then failed to show up for court. If your husband has never been arrested, then it is unlikely that he is being sought by a bounty hunter. It could be a skip tracer or a process server seeking to serve court papers.

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  7. I was driving a friend's car and accidentally hit another car. My friend advised me to leave the scene.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Mark Alexander Kaire
    5. Albert Lee Crosner
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    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, and yes. You are responsible for damaging someone else's property and you committed a crime by following your friend's advice. I suspect you already knew that. You might, or might not, ever get caught. However, what you did is still wrong.

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  8. Can you sue a Dr. for wrongful death if he had overprescribed medication that led to addiction that led to death (overdose)?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Shane Michael Boasberg
    4. Christopher Michael Davis
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    First, you need to determine if the oxycotin caused your family member's death. Unless the death was caused by the medication, you don't appear to have any claim. If the medication caused the death, you will need to talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney to determine whether the doctor's actions fell below the standard of care in the medical community. These are very difficult and very expensive cases to pursue and there is no chance to succeed without an experienced attorney.

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  9. I no longer have my evidence...

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. George Costas Andriotis
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. Bruce M Squire
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    7 lawyer answers

    If you are talking about criminal charges, you need to contact law enforcement in the location where the assaults took place and provide them with as much information and evidence as you are able. Ultimately, it will be up to law enforcement to investigate and see if they can collect enough evidence to support criminal charges.

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  10. Today when I arrived home there was a business card from a Senior Investigator of the 17th Judicial District. What do i do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carina M. Jenkins
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Celia R Reed
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are a witness to something, you may want to call the investigator to see what they need. If you have ANY reason to suspect that you may be the subject of a criminal investigation, you MUST get an attorney and you SHOULD NOT make any statement to any law enforcement officer or investigator under any circumstances.

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