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  • What legal action can I take if a future employer is contacting me personally outside of work for dating purposes?

    I recently attended a job fair and was approached by a man who asked if I found what I was looking for. He told me about career opportunities available for the life insurance company he recruits for. After informing me about the job details and ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    It doesn't sound like a good legal claim - he wasn't your employer, he didn't appear to offer you a job, he clearly stated the purpose of the call was personal and there doesn't seem to have been an offer that if you do something with him that you would get a job.

    While there are protections against harassment for applicants, it sounds like this man wanted a date and didn't mix work into it, even though you met him at a job fair. My analysis could change with other information, but based on what you wrote, I wouldn't accept such a case.

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  • Can my employer make me strip in front of them to check for a rash?

    I did not want to, and I was made to take my cloths off in front of her....

    Ryan’s Answer

    Where do you work? This sounds extremely unusual.

    You may want to call the Maine Dept of Labor directly. http://www.state.me.us/labor/labor_laws/publications/employeerightsguide.html#Discrimination

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  • Is it against the law to take FLMA leave to work a second job full time?

    Is it against the law to take FLMA leave to work a second job full time?

    Ryan’s Answer

    That's against the purpose of FMLA leave. Your employer could fire you.

    Quit the first job if it is so insufficient that you need a second full time job.

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  • Can my PO violate me for missing some payments on my fine and not finding a job yet?

    I have missed a few payments on my court ordered fine. I just made another one last week. I have applied to TONS of places for work and still no job. Can she violate me for this? She wants to see me in the office this week. She was here last w...

    Ryan’s Answer

    They're going to be more upset about the payments than the employment. Do whatever you can to pay those. Borrow, credit card, etc. Better to be in some debt than in some federal prison.

    Bring every application/rejection you have. They're going to understand that the Vegas market is awful for the educated and the skilled, let alone people who are also on probation.

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  • Am I eligible to get my record expunged after 11 years. I was convicted of a felony

    there are felonies in three different states

    Ryan’s Answer

    You would need to apply in each state. It depends on your exact felony conviction and which state.

    Here is the Kansas Statute: http://kansasstatutes.lesterama.org/Chapter_21/Article_46/21-4619.html

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  • Is there a way to stop deportation if the charge was attempted homicide and he recieved 3 years in prison and 4 years of proba

    tion?

    Ryan’s Answer

    Probably not. Attempted homicide is CLEARLY a "crime of moral turpitude" that brings deportation. Sorry.

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  • How long does the court takes to mail back a bail check?

    Got arrested, posted bail, went to court and got charges dismissed. Now when should I expect the court to mail me my bail check again? How long does it usually take for em to get it back?

    Ryan’s Answer

    Also, the check will go directly to the person who wrote it to the court and not to the defendant. It appears this is the case here, but it is usually a friend or family member who posts the bond if it is a cash bond.

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  • Plea arrangement that wont trigger deportation

    An LPR is charged with possession of prohibited drug with intent to distribute. Having no prior criminal history or traffic history a plea to possess 30g or less of marijuana personal use was offered . This then would result in deportation. ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    This is an immigration question more than criminal defense. To avoid deportation the deal has to not be a crime of "moral turpitude." The definition is broad when it comes to drug crimes. Attorney Robert West on the board would probably have more information.

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  • Chapter 13 to stop foreclosure and negotiate principal in a rental property?

    I’m underwater and in Judicial Foreclosure and I‘m thinking on converting my condo into a rental property then hire a lawyer to file Chapter 13 to stop the Judicial Foreclosure and to get the principal reduced to market value...Is this possible? ...

    Ryan’s Answer

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    Yes, you can file to stop the foreclosure. And yes, you have to pay off the crammed down amount within 5 years. As you can see then, this usually only works for properties under $90k, which is kind of the "sweet spot" for rental income being high enough to cover the new payments. The house must break even or the trustee will oppose your keeping it. It's a stressful process because Ch13 eats up ALL of your disposable income.

    The bank can't pursue a deficiency apart from their claim in the Ch13. Not necessarily 6 months but the more the better, since you have to show that it is income-generating. You can rent it before filing but you need it as a rental before filing (although recent rulings in Ch11 are different which goes off of confirmation).

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  • My nephew was arrested and is out on bail, can he still use a public defender if he was released on bail?

    The bond money was put up by his grandparents and his parents agreed to make the monthly payments. He is not employed so he has no income. He is claiming he was told if he was bailed out that he could not use a public defender

    Ryan’s Answer

    There's a separate form (or forms) to apply for a defender in most courts. This isn't the same as your bail. They're going to look more at the defendant's personal situation.

    The question is whether he WANTS a public defender if his family can possibly lend him enough to afford a private attorney.

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