My son in law's father got arrested in Topsham, ME on June 5th, 2017 for Cruel Sexual Assault on his 16 year old granddaughter. He admitted guilt to the police at this time - said it had been going on since she was age 6. His bail was set at 15...
Assuming he pleas guilty, sentencing could take place then or, more likely because of the nature of the charges, continued to a later date. Because he probably will be charged with multiple felonies. it would be highly unusual if he pleads guilty.See question
I thought that I had paid the fines in full but still had one payment left for a balance of 240$; I received a letter detailing a arrest warrant because of it. If I pay it off now will the warrant still be active?
Go to the court where the fine is owed. The court just wants your money. If you pay what is owed, the court will recall the warrant. Beware that you may owe more than $240 because of late fees. Before you leave the court house, make sure you have a discussion with the clerk about the recall of the warrant.See question
Husband was arrested for texting a "prostitute", which turned out to be a police officer. Being charged with "Engaging IN Prostitution". However state law says that for this charge the one being charge would be the one to benefit from the acts o...
The short answer is "yes'; however, after arraignment , the court would need to approve any amendment.See question
I was being accused of being part of a break in/robbery of a business near my home. I did not take part in this nor do I have any knowledge of what and how it happened. My mother and my sister both saw me when I got home and both know what time I ...
You should keep quite and go see the attorney who represents you in the case where your sentence is deferred.See question
I had an appointment with my chiropractor to see if it would help my Parkinson's tremors. After one particular adjustment with his full body weight on me I felt a strange pain. I went to work after and couldn't even put a cover on a marker witho...
You possibly have a medical negligence claim; however, because the system is so time consuming and expense, it would be uneconomical to pursue. The expense of the claim would dwarf what you could reasonably expect to recover as damages.See question
I worked for Walmart and then quit after I quit they had me summoned with theft x3 totaling 150.00 they clam I stole from them 5 months before I even quit I am 50 yrs old and have never been in trouble a day in my life not even as a child I'm real...
Because a theft conviction will haunt you the rest of your life, hire an attorney.See question
I got stopped at a sobriety checkpoint and was given a summons for an OUI even though I blew a .01. They took my urine (all they will find is allergy medication). Ive called the trooper over last month every week to find out my urine test result...
Do yourself a favor. Hire a lawyer. The OUI is defensible. In some parts of the State, you can avoid a conviction on the OAS. An experienced defense attorney in the county where the case is pending will know whether an alternative disposition can be worked out with that particular district attorney's office.See question
During an argument with my boyfriend an ex friend that was angry called the police and told me that my boyfriend was cheating on me so i told the police thaf he slapped me. I was very intoxicated and emotional. Can i do anything to change the charge?
Because the District Attorney's Office has heard numerous stories similar to yours, they will believe that you are lying now in order to spring your boyfriend. They will threaten you with criminal prosecution if you recant your original story. For those reasons, you should hire an attorney now. The attorney will insulate you from pressure from the DA's Office and is in a better position than you are to advocate for you and to advise the DA's Office that you will invoke your 5th amendment rights at any hearing or trial.See question
I'm an unmarried woman and had a baby 4 months ago with a man who is not on the birth certificate nor has he signed any parental rights forms. Does he have any rights to the child?
Yes, however, if you do not allow him contact, he will need a court order to specify who has custody and the visitation rights and support obligations of the non-custodial parent.See question
I spent $5,000 dollars recently to fix up my 2002 Dodge Intrepid. I knew the car was worth $2000 at most, but my investment would have gotten me 4 more years out of the car. It was promptly totaled by an elderly gentleman who mistook the gas pedal...
Attorney Collins' answer is spot on.
Because State Farm will require you to sign a release, you cannot both accept the $2,000 offer and file suit. You must choose one or the other.
Your suit is not against the insurance company. It would be against the other driver. State Farm would hire an attorney to defend the suit and would pay any judgment that you might obtain.
Your measure of damages is the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of the crash plus sales tax. The fact that you put $5,000 only matters to the extent that it increased the value of your car. As the owner of the vehicle, you can give your opinion as to its fair market value. The value of the car is not its value to you, but what a reasonable buyer would pay you for it.
If you were injured in the crash, you must bring that claim with your property damage claim. You cannot split the 2 claims.
I wish you the best.See question