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Erin Cecil-Levine

Portland Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. What am I facing? 2 DUI in one month. already plead guilty to the first. accepted plea of bench probation. Just received another

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Clayton Tullos
    2. Ryan Scott
    3. Peter Christian Komar
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    Sorry to hear about your troubles, but please remember that everything you post here is public access and available to everyone, including the DAs and judges who may read through posts. Don't put any more personal or case information for your own security. Now go get that lawyer! Best of luck to you.

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  2. Can collection agency garnish my alimony in oregon?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Cecil-Levine
    2. Matthew Michael Loker
    2 lawyer answers

    If you have all your money put into a bank account, they may very well garnish it and then it will be up to you to file the papers with the court requesting a hearing (free for you and within 10-14 days) making them show up and tell a judge why they think they can have it. You then tell the judge it is exempt funds and make them give you the check back right there. They have to either pay it into the court or bring it with them. Good luck and stand your ground!

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  3. The Perfect Murder?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erin Cecil-Levine
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Dean Brett
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4 lawyer answers

    How long were your mother and her husband married? If it can be dormant for many years, and only identified by a blood test, there is no way to tell who gave it to whom or when because perhaps neither of them knew they had it or were ever specifically tested for it. Your post from a day ago implies that the source was your (I presume) step-father. Is this the same one you are speaking about today? The 89 y.o. man? Or is there someone else in the facility who is raping the elderly women? If...

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  4. Did I just fall for a rental application scam?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Erin Cecil-Levine
    3. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    4. Brandy Ann Peeples
    5. Peter J Weinman
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    There has been a scam on CL where people take real estate listings from legitimate rental agencies and even use the photos. They change all the contact information, but when you go to meet them they actually have no access to the unit or house because it is fake. I haven't ever seen a rental agreement that actually asks for your routing numbers. Once they have your SSN, acct number AND the routing number you have essentially opened up your account to them. If it didn't feel right, it isn't....

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  5. How can i sue the county for false arrest for my minor son

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erin Cecil-Levine
    2. Daniel R Kruse
    3. Ryan Alexander
    4. Thomas K Coan
    5. Frank Mascagni III
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    To go along with what Mr Kruse said, it isn't false arrest if the officers had a reasonable belief that the crime had been committed by and probable cause to arrest your son. The standard is much lower for probable cause as was explained. What rights were violated? Was he just released when they figured it out, or was he actually arraigned?

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  6. Is there the law in Oregon which would protect me from multiple checks from adult protective services due to false calls?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Matthew C McKean
    2. Erin Cecil-Levine
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
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    Alternatively, someone could be very concerned about you and the calls could be made in good faith. Maybe you have a really good friend out there who is seeing something that you aren't. We often are the last to notice things when we are right in the middle of them. Are you elderly or infirm?

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  7. Do I have to pay an attorney that is not representing my best interests in a car accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Erin Cecil-Levine
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    4 lawyer answers

    Did your sister have her own car insurance? When was the accident? There are many variables that will go toward getting her treatment but the amount of time from the accident and insurance coverage are biggies. She is always able to hire a new attorney, but personal injury cases take time. I can tell you from personal experience that settling before she is healed does her a great disservice. Much of the behind the scenes stuff is the attorney waiting to get medical records from providers (it...

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  8. Mr X was charged with molesting a child. He did not do it. No one thinks he did except for the girl who was put up to it so

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jimmy Allen Davis
    2. Joshua Mark Geller
    3. Erin Cecil-Levine
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Shawn Alan Arnold
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    This question doesn't make sense, sadly for Mr X. If Mr X was charged with a crime that "no one thinks he did except for the girl who was put up to it so a civil suit would come out of it" does this mean that Mr X was acquitted of all charges? If there was no acquittal and the charges are still pending, then I think more people than just the girl think Mr X did it, and Mr X needs more than just "advice fast." Mr X needs a criminal defense attorney even faster. If he is/was charged with a crime,...

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  9. Can i sue my ex-boyfriend for slandering my name around town saying false statements about me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Cecil-Levine
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    Ok my dear, this is some "kind mom who also happens to be a lawyer" advice. First, change your FB password and NEVER EVER give it to anyone. Ever. Again. Getting hacked by crazy exes is altogether too easy when they have access to your passwords. Change all of them on your voice mail, email, etc so that he can't get in to mess with you. Then go in to FB and on the upper right of all the hacked posts, delete them so your page is cleaned up. Will just take a sec. Now, if you haven't had sex...

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  10. Can i sue after 15 yrs ? medical malpractice had gallbladder removed/they left a piece behind in me had problems since then and

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Cecil-Levine
    2. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    3. Matthew Michael Loker
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Martin Paul Weniz
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    Did you just recently discover that they left a piece inside? Or have you known and been dealing with it for 15 years? If you JUST discovered it, you may have time under the statute of limitations (usually 2-3 years for medical malpractice - the time begins to run from the date you knew or SHOULD HAVE known of the injury in question). HOWEVER...while you may be able to sue if you are still within the time limits, should you? Medical malpractice cases can be overwhelming to the plaintiff...

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