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Matthew Edward Williamson

Monterey Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Take a lay off severance package when pregnant???

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Lewis Swenson
    2. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2 lawyer answers

    Talk in person with an employment attorney. They are going to want to know if you had a written or oral contract. If you are part of a union. How others are treated in your position. Are other people being laid off and what are they getting, etc. Good luck with your situation. Matthew Williamson

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  2. Received a pink slip administrative per se suspension/revocation order temp license police why does it feel pointless fighting?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2. Thomas Vinson Nash
    3. Jennifer J Wirsching
    4. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    5. Michael Jon Fremont
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    Depends on what your goals are. If done correctly, can many times still avoid the suspension. If you are just going to go in, plead guilty immediately, then probably not worth it. I do recomend, since you are in Santa Cruz, to at least talk to a local attorney first, because they may be able to give you some specific advice that could shorting your potential required DUI school from 9 months to 3 and help mitigate other punishment. Good luck in your situation. Matthew Williamson...

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  3. Does it make sense to hire an attorney? My wife told me that she is filing for divorce tomorrow.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Fred Charles Beyer
    2. Matthew Edward Williamson
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    4. Susan Dianne Bratcher
    5. L. Vincent Ramunno
    5 lawyer answers

    First, getting an attorney will really depend on how much dispute there is. I'd at least see one and have them explain specifically how the assets and debts should be divided under California law. Second, don't get too excited about the spousal support - it probably isn't going to be permanent. There are too little facts to go into the details re: the checking account, the improvements and the spousal support. If the money can be traced to a source before marriage, then it is probably...

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  4. I was arrested for drunk in public and resisting arrest. How should i plead in court when the time comes?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey Mark Buckles
    2. John Rich Coniglio
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    Here are the steps in our local court (Salinas): First Appearance (arraignment) - assuming you are not on probation for another case: Plead guilty (I recommend against), Plead not-guilty and represent yourself, request a public defender (depending on your income level) and they will plead not guilty for you, hire an attorney before your court date and they will go so you don't have to or request a continuance to hire an attorney. Locally, it's very important to know who the judge is...

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  5. I do private stripper events and dance in california but i dont have sex or anything other than strip and dance...is it illegal

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2. Sarah Lynn White
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3 lawyer answers

    As a general rule - no - assuming many, many factors. Where you stip, age of customer(s), do you need a business license in your area, etc. You'll have a difficult time getting your answer here with such an open ended question. If this is going to be a real business, then you should probably seek the advice of a local attorney in your geographic area to protect yourself - consider it an investment.

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  6. Do I need a business license for a solo private medical practice in CA? Are there lawyers who provide medical practice startups?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2. George William Wolff
    3. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    4 lawyer answers

    As to business license, really depends on 1) where you are planning on having the physical practice (I've put past clients onto county "islands" in cities before to avoid high license fees. 2) Not sure what you mean by provide medical practice startups - but if you mean advice on how to start - yes. Finally if you are going to hire a medical practice startup consultant...make sure they are going to help you on several levels - especially including the following areas: best way to hire...

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  7. What are the chances that the DA will pick up my domestic battery case and schedule either a hearing or trial date?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    3. Edward Jerome Blum
    3 lawyer answers

    My advice, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Call the DA's off, be proactive - call once a week until they decide or decline to file. If he gets an extension look at it as a so what situation. The judge usually continues the TRO so the restraining order is still in place until the hearing, so you still get what you want. Also, FYI, usually the professional process servers do a better faster job of serving - also keep an extra copy on you that can be served by anyone 18 or over that isn't...

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  8. How does one respond to a summons?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Lewis Swenson
    2. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on the type of case/complaint served with the summons. The main type o response is to file an "answer", but there are many types of "answers" - judicial counsel answers, verified, non-verified - sometimes you may want to file a motion instead of an answer. What type of case is it - just a credit card company suing for a debt owed? An ex-partner suing for fraud, spouse suing for divorce? consider putting a little more information out there and you might be able to get more...

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  9. Any chance of lowering or dismiss on first DUI with 0.03 under 21?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Maltaise E Cini
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. Michael Jon Fremont
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    FYI - To Start You Are Looking at 2 Cases...The Criminal Case and the DMV Case As to the Criminal case - yes, you have some good defenses and there is a chance they may file just as an infraction - if this happens, there are some great techniques you can use (we do it all the time on under 21 cases) - the key if an infraction is to get it not dismissed, but actually win a court trial on it (long story). If they file as a misdemeanor then you have an even better chance of getting somewhere...

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  10. DUI/Possession stop about a month ago. Court date in three weeks.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Hudson Thomas Bair
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Philip Daniel Hache
    4. Benjamin Alika Okin
    5. Daniel M. Fox
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    11 lawyer answers

    Besides the standard answers of "hiring an experienced DUI attorney", which I totally agree with - here are some specifics (from the few facts we have). Make sure they are going to attempt to get any MVARs from the police (basically the videos of the stop if the police car have video) - we're getting more and better results for our clients with these videos showing that the officers were either "exaggerating" or remembering "with prejudice" (aka lying). If there is a video of the driving and...

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