Hamid Jabbar’s Answers

Hamid Jabbar

Phoenix Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. I have been charged with fraud for receiving unemployment benefits while working temporary. I paid back the amount. Defenses?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    2. Cary L Lackey
    2 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney or get one appointed by the court if you cannot afford one. There may be substantive defenses to the crime, but that would require an attorney research the elements of the crime you are charged with and learn the specifics of your case. All that being said, your actions (i.e. paying back the money) should go a long ways towards getting you a very favorable plea bargain if you decide to go that route.

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  2. I received a photo radar ticket on 9/27/08. My husband was served w/ a final summons on 2/8/09. Isnt there a 120 day rule?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    1 lawyer answer

    The 120 days begins running on the date the complaint is filed in court, not on the date of the ticket. Check the date on the complaint and do your math from that date.

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  3. Shopping center merchants feel damaged financially due to the center's owner prematurely announcing the center's closure.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    1 lawyer answer

    The merchants who are parties to lease agreements with their commercial landlord might very well have causes of action against a landlord who makes statements and disseminates information harmful to the merchants' businesses. Without knowing more it would be impossible to fully advise, but right of the bat I can think of several possible causes of action, including breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and interference with prospective economic advantage. I would suggest one or...

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  4. Do I have a small claims case if someone refuses to pay me after I have already provided service?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    1 lawyer answer

    Based on your facts it sounds like you have an enforceable contract and can likely proceed to small claims court to enforce it. Oral agreements for services of this nature are enforceable and do not have to be in writing. Your evidence of the agreement is also fairly strong because you performed your end of the bargain.

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  5. Sued in a debt collection case. Should I return the call to the attorney?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Hamid Jabbar
    3. Pius Joseph
    4. Eric Jeffrey Dubin
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should generally return calls to opposing counsel. Litigation is not a game of surprise and the parties are expected to communicate with each other prior to trial. Just because you are returning a call does not mean you have to settle the matter if you do not want to.

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  6. Does a summons need to be served within a certain amount of days of the photo radar offence?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    1 lawyer answer

    There are a couple time periods in play. The ticket/complaint must be filed with the court within 60 days of the offense. From the date the ticket is filed, the State has 120 days to serve you with the summons and ticket. Getting served on the 128th day after the offense may be valid if the ticket was filed with the Court more than 8 days after the offense.

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  7. How much does a lawyer in Flagstaff AZ charge to file bankruptcy and can an individual file without going through an attorney?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    2. Jeff Adrian Biddle
    2 lawyer answers

    I do not know what attorneys up in Flagstaff are charging, but in Phoenix you could probably find that the range of pricing for basic Chapter 7 filings is $1500 to $3000 depending on the complexity. It is very difficult to properly prepare the schedules yourself, but doable for some people. It's worth finding a way to hire an attorney to ensure you do it right. It is very easy for someone not familiar with the intricacies of bankruptcy to miss something and end up not getting a debt...

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  8. We received a photo radar left turn on a red light letter. I was driving my wife's car. Does she need to respond?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    1 lawyer answer

    She is not legally required to respond to the mailed notice, but if she is eventually served and ordered to appear in court she will have to respond in some manner. There may also be a marital/spousal privilege she can invoke to avoid giving your name.

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  9. In arizona does an employer have to pay a terminated employee earned vacation pay?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    1 lawyer answer

    Under Arizona's wage statutes, an employer must pay accrued and unused vacation pay if that is part of the employer's normal policy. From what you state, it sounds like your employer had a policy of paying vacation pay but did not do so in your case. If you are owed less than $2,500, you can file a complaint with the Arizona Industrial Commission: http://www.ica.state.az.us/Divisions/labor/wage_claims.html . If you are owed more, an attorney such as myself can help you file a civil claim....

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  10. Is a website a tangible asset in terms of tax deductions?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Hamid Jabbar
    2. Guy W Bluff
    2 lawyer answers

    This is an interesting question and one that I think could best be answered by a CPA.

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