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  • Do I need to disclose felony as a minor for licensing? (Physical therapy Boards) and how will it affect my licensing

    Hi, I have just completed my physical therapy education and will take my state licensing exam in 3 months. I am now 30 years old. When I was 15 i was convicted of a felony and tried as an adult for a 211 (wrong place wrong time). Through...

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    Good for you in turning your life around and not giving up. First thing you should do is get copies of all the records. This way you can see the type of conviction. If tried as an adult, is not a juvenile record. Have you had it expunged or was that a possibility. Second, honesty is the key to the applications and better to overdisclose if not clear. Third, put together a great mitigation package. I find people's memories are not always so great and the element of shame or embarrassment sometimes causes people to give answers that aren't as forthright as one would normally want. Start there and then assess and get some assistance from a professional who is objective and experienced. Good luck.

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  • I go to pain management , had a false positive urine test

    Hi, I have been going to pain management for years, I am on disability, I have Fybromyagia, chronic back neck and knee pain. I am getting ready to have a big back surgery on Feb 5 where my pain management doc was supposed to give me my post op m...

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    You should inform the doctor in writing that you did not take other drugs so you want the drug test rerun and that even if they have made up their mind, they have a duty not to abandon you and to transition for your care in the meantime. Get a hair test done so you can show any future doctor the results. Be calm and have a local lawyer or very educated friend help you because you may be too emotional and not distant. Ask for a copy of your medical file ASAP and review it. A letter from a lawyer reminding the doc of his duties may help. Start looking for a new doctor as well. Good luck.

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  • Dentist Estimate vs What Actually is Due

    We were given an estimate from our dentist for work to be done and it came to $219 for my husband. We agreed to do the work owing the $219. However, I told them I didn't think it was right since my husband has $2400 per family and he didn't have...

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    If it is the same dentist who does the kids' dental work, then his office should have known. If not, I think you can remind the office manager what you told them and seek a significant discount. Is the estimate in writing? Next time, you should contact your insurance company as well to make sure your eligibility and benefits. Any lawyer would need to review the estimate and the dentist's assurance that they checked your availability. Stay calm and negotiate and see if they will work with you. You can get a lawyer to review to see if there is a breach of contract claim but most dentists have a patient sign a responsibility agreement that patient is responsible if carrier declines. Good luck.

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  • My soon to be x wife kept tens of thousands of dollars of customers cash invoices and never paid the sales tax to ca.

    she never declared this money, told me about it, or deposited it into the business account, and left me with $110,000 in credit card debt. I just learned of this when i was going thru her files. years 2011-2014. is this embezzlement?

    Tracy’s Answer

    Seek attorney advice so it's all attorney-client privileged. Remember that if there are issues of undisclosed income for your business - you and your company could be liable both on company level and as the husband (but you could probably qualify for innocent spouse ). You need to think of big picture: your divorce case, your tax liability (and sales tax collection can be brutal), etc. Strategic thinking & problem solving will help you here -- after you get over the emotions and anger of the whole mess. Good luck! Tracy Green

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  • Can my sister be charged with food stamp fraude

    3 years ago my sister was recieving foodstamps in south Carolina and another state at the same time for about a year . My sister has not recieved any goverment assistance in 2 1/2 years now. Income tax last year the other state she recieved foods...

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    The other state issued an overpayment but didn't file so that may be a good sign. Their decision to file charges isn't usually dependent on whether someone is getting aid or not. She could apply but be 100% accurate in what she reports and signs. Even it was paid back, they could charge but it seems less likely but there are no guarantees. Wishing her good luck.

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  • Welfare fraud investigation.

    My wife and i received a letter in the mail today from the welfare investigations dept. They have asked us to be present at their office and to bring our ID's and passports. We have never been in any trouble and are terrified. We would like to hi...

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    It's smart that you want to have someone present for the interview. You also need to gather any applications you have ever submitted, your wage and bank statements, and write out a timeline of what benefits you applied for and received. You may have an idea of why they want to interview you but don't post that here. Preparing for the interview is important and a good lawyer can help you and your wife decide whether you can be interviewed or whether you need to exercise your 5th Amendment rights. But a lawyer will need to know all the facts and be prepared. Our office handles a lot of welfare fraud cases and the usual issues tend to be unreported income, not reporting all who live in household (due to their income). Good luck. Tracy

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  • I have a Healthcare (anti-stark and anti-kick back) legal opinion in other states any specific items in CA to look out for?

    This is for specialized MRI instrumentation that will be placed and managed in Physician Practices. We are expanding into California and would like to get a legal opinion confirming that the arrangement is legal in California. The arrangement is l...

    Tracy’s Answer

    It can vary since legal opinions in other states may not mean it's legal here. There are a number of factors that affect the price. First, the price may depend on how well the other legal opinions were drafted and the reputation of the lawyers and firm who did them. For example, how well were the other legal opinions drafted in analyzing federal law if Medicare or Medicaid is being billed. Do those firms stand behind those legal opinions? Second, it depends on which states. California has the strictest laws regarding the corporate practice of medicine and separate state laws on referral fees. Third, the price may depend on the areas of practice covered in the legal opinion such as workers' compensation, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. Fourth, the price will depend on whether you intend to use these legal opinions to allow the MRI company represent to physicians that it's legal. Fifth, it depends on the facts regarding billing (global or technical) and how it would be read and billed by radiologists; the management contract used; the way the MRI equipment is in the practice (lease or sale or part of management fee).

    Overall, if the other legal opinions are well done it can save quite a bit of money on the legal analysis, factual background section, etc. But no credible health care law lawyer will rubberstamp a prior legal opinion? But every case is different. The key is to find a health care law lawyer and get a quote. Good luck as this has been a huge regulatory area for years & California is one of the strictest states.

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  • How to file perjury charge in DC

    My aunt committed fraud by making false statements on paperwork to DC probate court stating in writing she was only living heir and stated that their was no will in order to be named as personal representative of my grandmothers estate. She commi...

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    You would need to get the documents and statements that were under oath as well as the judge's ruling. You would need certified copies if possible and organize documents to show that she gained money or some other benefit that would be served by criminal prosecution. Not every lie in court gets prosecuted. Did she suffer in the probate court due to the judge's ruling? If so, the prosecutor may not be interested. You may need a lawyer to help you organize and present the records if you want them to take it seriously. Good luck.

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  • I work for a company that takes cash payments from their customers. I have been accused of stealing one of these cash payments

    At the end of a job, if a customer pays in cash, we log that it has been payed and put the money into the glove compartment of our truck until the end of the day when we turn the money in. Recently there was a payment that I forgot to turn in. I...

    Tracy’s Answer

    It isn't illegal for your employer to accept cash payments. The issue is whether you can be fired for not turning in day's cash receipts. Now the employer may file a police report but you need to address the facts. Was this your personal truck or a work truck? Who else had access to it? Gather the facts and see an employment lawyer. How long have you worked for employer will be a factor as well. Is there an employee manual or policies or guidelines on turning in cash payments or discipline? Good luck but gather all the facts.

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  • State License application

    State License application is asking for "brief explanation of offense". Which one of the following is appropriate to write:

    Tracy’s Answer

    Neither of these would be appropriate to write. If there was a conviction, you want to address the offense, show any mitigating circumstances, accept responsibility and then show rehabilitation since then. If there was a conviction, it would also be helpful if you had it expunged. If just a citation - then you'd see if it falls within the question. Also if just an arrest and not a conviction, then you may not need to report. Pay for an attorney consultation and work on drafting the responses. Have all your records ready. Good luck!

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