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  • I fell for an internet scam and got charged with felony forgery and accepted a plea bargain witch convicted me of felony forgery

    I feel that my public defender did not do a good job, can i appeal, would it help. I cannot find any emploment not that i have a felony. I have a clean history and think this is very unfair.

    Joseph’s Answer

    Because you plead guilty, probably under duress, you will have to withdraw your plea. An attorney can file such a pleading, but as they say "it's tough to unring a bell".

    Talk to a lawyer who handles criminal appeals.

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  • After being out on sick leave which I was told to do so, now after being released they are telling they are not going to employ

    In 2010 I had open heart and company seem to be really good came to visit me while in the hospital told not worry about anything just take my time and get better. Now in the beginning of 2012 I was having very bad pain in my lower parts of my legs...

    Joseph’s Answer

    it doesn't appear that you finished your question, please resubmit.

    JTO

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  • I am a registered nurse at a nursing home facility. Had to open up a contingency box on the weekend and 30 vicodin are missing.

    I opened this box with another nurse and we locked it together. No one took vicodin. My dilemma is, I was asked to take a drug test and I didn't because I felt it would do me no good anyway. What can happen to me here?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Your job could be at issue if you were drug tested for illegal drugs. However, someone has committed a federal offense. I agree with prior post, you should "dummy-up" you are probably not going to be able to avoid the urinalysis. Get a lawyer. If you desire you can contact me for initial case consultation and representation if agreed. 216-316-3161. Tell me about this post.

    Good luck,

    Joseph T. Ostrowski

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  • What actions should i take against emotionally abusive cops, that had no evidence of a crime i had nothing to do with?

    a sheriff yelled at me when i told him that i wasnt lieing or stealing he kept yelling out loud that i was a lier and thief in front of people, and the cop told me he would taze me if i so much as moved to quickly he also had me in hand cuffs for...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Don't mess with law enforcement, they may be bored and looking to put a case on you by your engagement with them. Need I say it so you understand, the police do not have your interest at heart and you are giving them reason to legitimately engage you looking for anything to bust you. If you decide you want to screw with law enforcement you better be wearing "Tiffany Cuff links" or they will screw you up. Use your head.

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  • WHY AM I BEING CHARGED 200 BY THE FBI FOR USINGA INFORMATIONAL RESOURCE TOOL THEY HAVE PROVIDED?

    WHY IS THERE NO REFERENCE TO A CHARGE ON ANY PRODUCT OR SITE INVOLVED IN SUCH AN INFRACTION? HOW IS THIS NOT VIOLATING MY RIGHTS?

    Joseph’s Answer

    I am sorry i don't have enough facts to even begin answering your question. It looks like you entered a "pay to play" area.

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  • Is being in a police report a violation of probation if my friend got an Minor in Posession of alohol?

    I was not charged with anything

    Joseph’s Answer

    It could be you are supposed to keep your nose clean while on probation.

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  • 17 old girl accused of keying car admited to officer she did it felony warrant is issued no rights read yet is confession valid

    my 17 year old girl was drinking with 2 other girls 1 being an adult who supplied the alcaholl the adult girl also has been having problumes with another tennant the 3 went to the store at which point my girl keyed the gentlemans car causing $4000...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Unfortunately "spontaneous" statements are admissible. There is no need for a Miranda warning when there is an admission. The only question is whether she was in police custody and due process had attached to the contact. I did it! is an admission.

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  • Will a misdemeanor of menacing stop me from pursuing my career as a paralegal?

    I have a charge of menacing (misdemeanor) and I am curious if that will interfere with my career goal to become a paralegal?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Should have no impact. Get some anger and stress management skills somewhere along the way.

    Good luck.

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  • Would it be possible to file and proceed in carrying out a lawsuit, with an attorney who is a litigator

    Would it be possible to file and proceed in carrying out a lawsuit with an attorney who is a litigator and an excellent criminal defense attorney, but not specialized in civil suits? The lawyer i wanted to use, i had originally used in my criminal...

    Joseph’s Answer

    If the lawyer is a general practitioner he may have the ability to wear different hats easily. If he specializes you may want to find a specialist. I have personally stepped out side of "my comfort zone" and whipped a specialist as I approached it methodically and as i was trained. I am the kind of guy that if i have to learn it by a certain date I will do so. However, I specialize in complex litigation and it is easy to handle a few facts and non-technical data, when faced with daunting complexities on a daily basis. I certainly would not hire a attorney who specializes "in drunk driving claims" to handle CERCLA claims or certain environmental claims. Not that they could not learn the intricate details, I just wouldn't want to be their guinea pig and they may be setting them selves up for a malpractice claim. Don't discount a sharp generalist, but watch out for a fish out of water.

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