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Ryan Alexander

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  • How much can I sue my former employer for disability discrimination.

    I currently have an open case with the EEOC . Here's the short version of what happened . My doctor changed my depression meds . I fell into a very deep depression diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder . Out for 6wks HR told me they couldn'...

    Ryan’s Answer

    You would look first for back pay, what you have missed by not working (minus unemployment and your current income), front pay (maybe 6 mos to 2 years' worth, depending on your time at the employer), consequential damages (costs of moving, lost things, extra medical bills, etc.), then perhaps a few thousand for emotional distress (not as easy to get).

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  • If you plea no contest to felony in NV can i appeal the case ?

    i plead no contest to felony over ounce of marijuana but under 30 grams simple possession . so the judge gave me sentence of over year in prison with suspended sentence of probation and thats makes it a Aggravated felony . At time of my case , ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    I think David gave a great answer. You're in a tough position, because it looks like your sentencing was already some time ago. There might be something as far as insufficient consultation on the immigration consequences being ineffective assistance of counsel... although that there was discussion of immigration at all might be difficult for you to get around.

    Did the attorney ever say anything like, "you should ask an immigration attorney for more information?"

    Like David mentioned, these are tough cases to turn around, and unfortunately it seems that a lot of people get false hope from immigration attorneys who tell them that criminal defense lawyers can go back and get convictions or guilty pleas set aside.

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  • I got a summons in the mail, and i have to go to court. will i be arrested when i show up?

    i got a paraphernalia and under 1 ounce of marijuana charge , and i just got a summons in the mail . will i have to do jail time starting at my court date ?

    Ryan’s Answer

    No. That will be for your arraignment. You will probably enter a plea of not guilty for the time being, get discovery materials from the prosecution and perhaps an offer to resolve the case.

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  • I was deported for a felony /gross misdemeanor that is still pending up to present

    i was deported in 2006 for a felony / gross misdemeanor PREVENTING OR DISSUADING WITNESS OR VICTIM FROM REPORTING CRIME . this case is still pending and i m still on a bench parent in las Vegas Nevada . i talked to a criminal lawyer and he said...

    Ryan’s Answer

    You really need an immigration lawyer once the case is resolved, not another criminal defense lawyer.

    It will largely depend on what the outcome of the case it. I'm not sure I follow what you wrote, but it would be difficult to dismiss it without your presence or compliance with probation -- I don't know how you can be in warrant for so long and get a dismissal.

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  • Im in reno nevada and i just violated my informal probation. how long will i go to jail, if i hire an attorney will it help.

    i have 2 marijuana charges both misdemeanors and i just violated my probation with a soliciting charge.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Hiring a private attorney will almost surely be better. You're going to have a revocation hearing.

    In Nevada the max would be 6 months per misdemeanor but in practice it would likely be less, if any. It would depend on how far you got through your probation, the specifics of the new case, which level of court you're in, etc.

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  • Are accrued VA disability payments exempt from creditors after filing Chapter 7 in nevada?

    I have no more details.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes.

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  • I HAVE TWO DUI ARRESTS IN CALIFORNIA,93 AND 96, ONE RECENT IN NEVADA 2012, WILL THE TWO FROM 93,96 COUNT AGAINST ME?

    I WAS NOT DRIVING AND WAS ARRESTED IN A PARKING LOT

    Ryan’s Answer

    This should only be a First DUI charge. If you were arrested in a parking lot not driving then you *need* to hire a private attorney to fight this one.

    However, depending on the prosecutor they could use the old cases as justification for punishment beyond the minimum/standard negotiations.

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  • Can we file chapter 7 bankruptcy and have our house discharged even tho the ex's name is still on the home (she's held harmless)

    My husband's ex wife is still on the loan to our home, however she was held harmless in the decree because he took over the home. It also states in the decree that he cannot file bankruptcy to include the home....we've heard that bankruptcy is a f...

    Ryan’s Answer

    This is more of an Iowa family law question, since the bankruptcy would remove the husband's liability from the house. The house debt can be discharged.

    The question is really whether the ex has recourse in Iowa family court to go back and get a sanction against him for breaching the decree (which I would actually say is against federal law, but I have heard of it happening here). That section of the decree should be invalidated.

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  • How much money do you have to earn if self employed to file taxes on ?Filing married joint.

    I started a self employed job in the summer,and was wondering if I file taxes on it or not?

    Ryan’s Answer

    You probably have to file taxes. I would always recommend it if you are married filing jointly unless you are both out of work and not receiving anything but Social Security. If a dependent under 65 makes $5,800 they need to file.

    The maximum income a couple can make without filing in 2012 is $19,500.

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  • Is my current place of employment legally able to prevent me from finding another job?

    I currently work as a technician for a major car manufacturer, and I have been offered consideration for an Engineering position, which requires a release letter from my workplace (a dealership) to be considered for that position. Initially I was...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Who is your direct employer? Are you employed by a dealership or by a manufacturer? Do you have a union?

    It doesn't look good, honestly. You could choose to quit, but unless Florida has something unusual out there in employment law, there wouldn't be a mechanism to *force* the employer to recommend you to take a job with another department, parent company or affiliate.

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