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Allan Lamar Armstrong

Allan Armstrong’s Answers

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  • Can DHR keep my native American children in a home that is not native American with a safety plan?

    Allan’s Answer

    Safety plans are voluntary. Safety plans can be terminated at any time, and therefore, it is not likely that DHR is violating any law. Nevertheless, I suggest you retain the services of an experienced attorney regarding your rights and options. It is nearly impossible to successfully deal with DHR without your own attorney. I wish you the best.

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  • Texting someone? That living with me why he is cheating on me

    Allan’s Answer

    It is not likely but depends on the content of the messages. It is not a good idea to provide such evidence that may be used against you. It may be best to seek the specific advice of an attorney to legally terminate the residential arrangements. Otherwise, you are likely headed for problems that may cause more difficulty in the future. I wish you the best.

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  • Can the property manager of an apartment complex, refuse to let us see the water bill that we pay for?

    Allan’s Answer

    The information you seek should be contained in the written lease. We can't guess without reviewing the lease.

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  • Stepfather and my mother had a house in both their names. Stepfather died 9 years ago and my mother died 6 months ago.

    Allan’s Answer

    You have a very complicated issue. I suggest you speak with a local attorney as soon as possible. If your mother owned the property as a joint tenant with right of survivorship, then she obtained all interest in the home. You will need to gather documents for review by an experienced attorney.

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  • How do you ask the court for oral argument?

    Allan’s Answer

    You can request a hearing, but the court may believe it has sufficient information to rule based on the filings. If you are proceeding pro se, you will be held to the same standards as a licensed attorney. I suggest you be fully education regarding procedure prior to any appearance in court.

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  • Can I sue FaceBook and expect a good outcome?

    Allan’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. You do not have an absolute right to free speech. You have a right that the government not prohibit free speech. Facebook is a private company, not the government. Employers can also limit free speech. They can do as they please regarding what they allow or disallow. It's not like standing on a street corner or public square and proclaiming whatever you want to say. You are on their property. You would likely incur significant costs with such a suit and not prevail.

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  • Can a protection order be dropped before court in AL?

    Allan’s Answer

    It is not up to the victim to drop the charge. She can inform the father's lawyer and the prosecutor of her wishes, but such charges are rarely dismissed if there is substantial evidence of abuse/assault in domestic situations. These laws are designed to protect the victim from intimidation and the victim/public from future abuse.

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  • I have to do a background check for employment but I have tickets will it affect my chances of being hired?

    Allan’s Answer

    The failure to appear will probably be your downfall. It will likely show up on any background check. Any encounter with law enforcement will land you in jail. Inability to pay is not an excuse not to show up. Judges issue warrants to make sure you show, and bail may now be very unlikely. I suggest you hire an attorney to assist you. Most employers don't hire people with warrants. I wish you the best.

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  • If I tested false positive and my baby tested negative during birth does that give dhr the right to open a case against me.

    Allan’s Answer

    You got the key. You said they WANT you to take a test. They always want you to provide evidence, but it doesn't mean you are required to incriminate yourself. You didn't say they had a court order. I suggest you treat DHR as you would law enforcement. They are present for the sole purpose of gathering evidence, which is likely intended to be used against you. Do not make any statements, enter any agreement or cooperate in any manner without the advice of your own attorney. Hire a lawyer, and they will likely go away. Otherwise, you may deal with them for many years. I wish you the best.

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  • Can I ask the judge for a continuance if my witness doesn't show?

    Allan’s Answer

    The witness is subject to court order if you properly served a subpoena. Without the subpoena it is not likely the judge is going to delay a properly scheduled trial based on your lack of evidence/witness. If you served a subpoena, then it is up to the witness to seek relief from the court for an excuse not to attend. That is not on the party.

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