Dave Bahr’s Answers

Dave Bahr

Eugene Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 16
  1. At an arraignment, I am going to enter a NOT GUILTY PLEA, and wave my right to a speedy trail, what happens next?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    2. Eric Harold Barker
    3. William David Umansky
    4. John Skyler Riordan
    5. Dave Bahr
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    I agree with my colleagues, do not waive your right to speedy trial. This is a constitutionally established right for all criminal defendants and you should not do anything to waive it until first getting an attorney. This is very serious.

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  2. Do criminal defense attorneys look bad when they represent clients that are clearly guilty?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Anthony Rubino
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Harrison Wesley Poole
    5. Stephen Andrew Mosca
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    No. What may seem "clear" to you is not always what the facts will ultimately reveal. Recently in my community, a young woman was tried for murder and the first jury ended up hung with just one hold-out juror standing between her and a murder conviction. She was retried, and acquitted by a unanimous jury. Same defendant. Same witnesses. Same facts. Big difference. So what we "know" from watching the TV news isn't always so certain after all.

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  3. How do I handle a felony arrest warrant without going to jail.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    3. Dave Bahr
    4. Craig A. Epifanio
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    I agree with my colleagues that you need an attorney. Missing your court date is the least of your troubles, it just adds to your problems. Get a lawyer and sort this out.

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  4. How should i respond to a letter sendning from a branded company saying i am selling item on amazon that have thier logo on it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. William Leroy Montague Jr.
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    4. Dave Bahr
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    I agree with my colleague that you should consult with an attorney to evaluate your situation. You haven't provided sufficient information to provide a clear picture of what's happening and it is not possible to predict what my result if you ignore this. An attorney can help you understand. Good luck.

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  5. Our son was murdered by a person on probation with multiple violent convictions. What can we do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Mascagni III
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Dave Bahr
    4. Joel Jay Kofsky
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I offer my condolences for your tragic loss. It is good that you are talking to lawyers. Make sure that you find someone experienced in wrongful death claims against municipalities and get an evaluation of your options. You may want to interview a few such lawyers to get a full sense of whether there is a viable case. I am not familiar with Kentucky law, but your mention of a $200k cap suggests that there may be a limit on the amount available against municipalities for wrongful conduct....

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  6. Can a Muslim man ( in islam 4 are allowed ) have two wives at a time? Is that legal here in newyork??

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Karl Siepmann
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Dave Bahr
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    In the United States, it is not legal to be married to more than one person at a time.

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  7. My doctor sexually touch me and and said very in appropriate things to me on many occasions. Do I stand a chance in court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dave Bahr
    2. Steven Mark Sweat
    3. Sarah R Goldman
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    First, make sure that there was not any reasonable medical reason for this behavior. I cannot give you specific legal advice, but if a person believes that they have been sexually assaulted, that person should immediately contact local law enforcement to report the conduct. That person could also file a report with the state's medial licensing authority. Finally, that person could also retain a medical malpractice or personal injury attorney to seek civil damages against the doctor.

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  8. What can i do if i do not want to settle with the offer my lawyer and the other lawyers want...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Curtis Pascale
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Benjamin C. Rabin
    4. James Edward Morris
    5. Dave Bahr
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    The question is not what your "lawyer and the other lawyers want...," rather it sounds like your lawyer has concluded that the amount being offered is the best that can be obtained on your behalf in settlement. Often, client's don't want to settle because they want more, but it must be remembered that in a negotiated settlement, an agreement is "purchased" using a coin called compromise. Nobody gets what they want, but everyone has a say in the outcome. If you go to trial, you don't have any...

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  9. How do I file a complaint against the attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer
    3. Dave Bahr
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    I agree with attorney Chen that the court should be notified immediately. Even if the trial is concluded the judge will want to be informed of this. The state bar association will also want to be informed of unethical conduct such as this. You can use this link: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/LawyerRegulation/FilingaComplaint.aspx Good luck.

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  10. Do Judges usually review every motion immediately as they are filed or do they first wait until all responses/replies are filed?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Dave Bahr
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Krishnan S. Chittur
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    I agree with my colleague that each judge handles case management issues such as this in their own way. However, my opinion is that most judges do not have the time or desire to read briefing until all response and replies have been submitted. I recently had a federal judge grant me an extension on a reply brief conditioned on it being filed by noon on a Friday because (according to her staff) she was leaving for an early weekend and wanted to take all the papers with her to read. Some...

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