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Beth M. Tibbott

Beth Tibbott’s Answers

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  • Is it illegal to ask a child questions without parental consent?

    My friend got jumped and we know who did it, we were outside and his daughter came outside and we were talking to her about her father and got a lot of information on him. I just don't know if it's illegal or is it okay to show the police officer

    Beth’s Answer

    Your question is unclear. I think what you're trying to ask is whether or not it was ok for you to ask questions of the daughter of the person you believe jumped your friend. Unless you're a police officer you may question anyone you want to question about anything you wish to ask them at any time. However, you wrote "show the police officer" which leads me to believe you recorded the conversation. Without the consent of both parties to the recording, you are not allowed to record. You can certainly tell the police what she said and let them do their own investigation, but I wouldn't show them anything that you were not permitted to record.

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  • My stepdaughter is a drug addict and has criminal charges against her. Her and my granddaughter have lived with us

    Can we get costudy and how possible is it?

    Beth’s Answer

    Stepparents and grandparents have certain rights. The situation sounds complicated. My advice is to contact a family law attorney so that you can explain your situation in more detail.

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  • If a cop is caught or admitted to lying under oath on similar cases can cases be thrown out because of officers character?

    The arresting officer on my case has been under scrutiny for lying under oath for a number of years, I filed a motion to get a sentence reduction and it has been going on and on with postponements because of the officer. Shouldn't it be thrown out...

    Beth’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Myshin. You need to make sure you have an experienced criminal defense attorney who will best be able to use this information to your advantage.

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  • Can I legally do something about this? Please don't respond if you're just going to advise I get out. It's not that simple.

    I have been in a abusive situation for almost three years. We dated two years ago but it didn't work out now we are roommates. This is what happened an hour ago and is rather "normal". Unfortunately I slept with Stephen last month because my check...

    Beth’s Answer

    You may not want to hear it, but if your life is in danger you need to GET OUT IMMEDIATELY and get a PFA against this person!!! File criminal charges. Go to a women's help center. Get out before you get killed. There IS no other answer.

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  • How do I find out who is trying to serve me papers? Can I be served at my workplace?

    A man showed up at my old address and tried to serve papers for me, but the current owner told him only that I don't live there. She later emailed me to tell me this occurred. How do I go about finding more information? I am afraid of being served...

    Beth’s Answer

    Yes they can serve you at your workplace.

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  • My ex has the kids in two daycare's one overnight. Should I have to pay half of the expense if I don't use the daycare?

    I have partial custody of the kids. She works as a nurse overnight and puts the kids in overnight daycare as well as an another daycare during the day. The kids have a room at my house so they don't always have to go to overnight daycare. But she...

    Beth’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer. You may have a good reason to request the court to modify your custody agreement. Contact an experienced family law attorney.

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  • If the law state if you can prove something why do criminal attorneys say it nothing they can do.

    one of the exception to filing a PCRA untimely is rights are unknown to you, keeping you from filing due diligence. so if you can prove you suffer from mentally retardation from the age of 2 on that mean your rights could had not been known to yo...

    Beth’s Answer

    I don't understand the question you are asking. You need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be able to assist you in this matter.

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  • Do He need a attorney

    I 'm asking if my fiancé needs an attorney to appeal a sentence

    Beth’s Answer

    Because no details have been provided, it is difficult to answer this question in great detail. There are time limits on how long you have to appeal your sentence and there are also rules concerning the grounds for appeal. You need to hire an attorney for your fiance.

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  • How long does a detainer last? Does it expire?

    My friend has already been sentenced to "time in-23months" however has a detainer for another county. It's been 72 hours and my friend is still in jail.

    Beth’s Answer

    The detainer won't be lifted until the court signs an order lifting it. Your friend is entitled to an initial Gagnon Hearing, which has likely already happened. You can hire an attorney to Petition the court to lift the detainer and a Gagnon II hearing will be held. Find a qualified attorney to assist your friend.

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  • No contact orders

    I am going thru a divorce. My husband's now 18 year old daughter has had a history (which she admits to physically abusing our 3yr and 4yr old sons), his attorney contends "there wasn't a problem if xxxxx (stepdaughter) was going to move with the ...

    Beth’s Answer

    I believe the best course of action is to pursue a PFA prohibiting her from being around your sons based on the history and the recent injuries to your sons. You also have the option of Petitioning the Court for a No Contact Order. You will need to hire an attorney to present the Petition for you.

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