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George G. Trachtman

George Trachtman’s Answers

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  • Jail time? How much will the fines be? (an estimate) Do I really need to hire a lawyer for this? License suspension?

    I live in Nevada. I got two tickets. I got a ticket for less than an ounce possession of weed and having a pipe (one ticket) and the other ticket was for running a stop sign. Both first offense and I just turned 18. What happen...

    George’s Answer

    Regarding the stop sign, remember that if you plea right out, you get points on your driving record. Depending on insurance, points could result in higher rates. Therefore, I would negotiate it to parking before I paid it. Most attorney's charge anywhere from $50-120 for such. It's worth it. Regarding the possession, it is also best not to plea and to negotiate since first offense. Remember, it can appear on your record and limit your future potential. But to answer your question, yes, you can do on own and not hire attorney. It's just highly discouraged.

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  • Can I sue the Clark County School District the superintendent and the Child they did it to my daughter

    My daughter was hit in her face by a bug on January 15th 2016 she ended up in the hospital on Sunday the 17th we still are in the hospital the infection came from a book and the School didn't do anything about it so I will like to know what can we...

    George’s Answer

    Hit in the face by a bug? Infection from a book? I don't understand the question. However, basic negligence requires that there be a duty, a breach, causation and damages. I see the damages but do not see the rest without a better understanding of what happened.

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  • What legal actions can I take with this?

    I worked at my high school library, a student would come every day I was working.The student pretended to know people i knew. He would say dirty remarks about my physical appearance. He made me feel very uncomfortable. There was a situation where ...

    George’s Answer

    If this is happening in a high school, I would ask to speak with the principal to inform of the student's conduct. There is no reason why a student is calling someone stupid or other names. There are new bulling rules, but not sure if it qualifies. However, let the principal look into it and stop it.

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  • What can I do in this situation?

    I am a student in High School, and there is a student in my class who makes me feel harassed. The student -stares at me throughout the whole class period -suddenly appears where i am -makes me feel sexually harassed/unsettled by statements ...

    George’s Answer

    There is no need to feel harassed. I would begin by asking the individual to please provide you some space. I would not do it in an evil manner or in front of other kids in a mocking fashion, I would approach the student after class ask to speak with the student and explain why you feel the way you do and ask the student to stop. If it continues, I would consider advising my counselor and/or teacher for assistance. There are new laws in place to prevent bulling and sometimes sexual harassment can be considered such. However, start by making sure the student understands the problem.

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  • Identity

    For a long while now I have been trying to find a more stable job however every time I fill out an application I have problems with my background check. My issue is that there is another person with the same name and birthday as me. Most employers...

    George’s Answer

    Many people have the same name and date of birth. I would assume they are checking SS number too. I would go to the police station and get a copy of our record. It is possible they attached items unjustly to you. However, you should start with finding out what is really out there.

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  • Property suffered water damage from the landlord's washing machine. Who is responsible for fungus inspection costs?

    Cleaning the water was done by a company. They did not check the walls to see if there is moisture inside. They placed some fans against the walls for a couple of days and that was pretty much it. I am concerned about any possible spores affecting...

    George’s Answer

    Since it was a couple of months later, and you had already left it alone, I can't see how it would be considered retaliation. However, if you can proof that it was done solely because you asked for an inspection, then you may have a good case. But from the facts given, it seems like it was just a normal rent increase. Now, regarding you being responsible for minor repairs up to $100, I think that seems wrong, since some of those repairs could have nothing with your actions. If that was not in the original lease, negotiate it out with the landlord. Tell him you do not agree to it. However, be prepared to find a new place in case your landlord is playing hardball. Also, make sure your lease is up. Your landlord should not be changing the agreement previously signed until its up.

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  • Is a company required by law to provide video coverage of breakroom areas?

    Like I had some of my personal property stolen from my backpack at my work. And since my backpack wont fit in a locker I usually keep it on the floor in our break room. But whoever stole my items had enough time to search my entire backpack and st...

    George’s Answer

    To answer your question: No. There is no requirement to video.
    However, you should file a report and hopefully your employer will take the necessary steps to make sure whoever is stealing from breakroom is caught. Clearly, your employer does not want anyone who is stealing from the other employees any more than you do. Because I can assure you that person will soon be stealing from the employer too, if he/she has not already. I would also talk to your employer about other options to make the break room safer.

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  • Is this a discrimination case and is it a case?

    I work in a big spa where there are male and female massage therapists. I feel like the male therapists get favored because on many days they have more appointments than us, regardless if the male therapist is a part time or full time employee. Cl...

    George’s Answer

    There is possible discrimination, but the information seems to be more of a feeling. I think I would begin by attaining some more information on the way appointments are distributed. I think trying to a understand the process may help to provide the information necessary. I would not ask my employer in a non-threatening fashion. Simply, I would ask "how are the call-in clients being distributed?" I think that is a fair question. I would not attack, but simply ask. If you find out that call-in always go to the males first then the females, then there is an issue that needs to be addressed and your discrimination case becomes more plausible.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need to sue the art institute?

    I attended the art institute of Austin a year ago, and quickly found myself being misinformed for their profit gain. Do to the incorrect information, I lost a lot of money due to having unexpected costs and having to take off from work. I was also...

    George’s Answer

    FIrst is trying to find out the location. This seems to be the institute of Austin, and thus not sure if the contract and your attendance occurred in Texas, and if such, then you should be asking a Texas attorney for more info. However, if the school misrepresented facts, you may have a misrepresentation case or a fraud case. Also, if a contract was sign, there could be a breach of contract if they failed to follow the requirements of the contract. Also, the use of physical force could be a battery, but more information is required. Thus, there are a few causes of action I can think about. However, you need to make sure you speak with an attorney from the area where all these things occurred.

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