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Stewart C Crawford Jr.

Stewart Crawford’s Answers

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  • How can someone be convicted of an attempt to commit mail fraud if there is no identifiable victim?

    I inform a lawyer that i have certain mental and or physical disabilities and i want them to assist me in applying for workmens compensation benefits and or SSDI. I write up a fraudulent letter/document falsely stating that I can no longer work du...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If you have been charged with either insurance fraud or mail fraud, you need to promptly hire a criminal defense attorney, someone other than the workers comp attorney who allegedly reported the fraud. There may be several defenses including the fact that the communication was protected and not relied upon by the carrier

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  • Trying to get this new job, they are going to run a criminal check should I inform this job before they do about my ARD?

    I am in an ARD program but never was arrested for anything, however paying restitution and court cost as well as community service. How is this going to show up on my Criminal Back ground and should I inform the employer before they run the Crimin...

    Stewart’s Answer

    No, it is possible that they overlook it. If they mention it or if you don’t get hired you can ell them that you have never been convicted of a crime. Also, if you haven’t done so already get it expunged. That is the primary reason the ARD program exists to allow you to expunge the record of arrest.

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  • My father passed away he lived in a senior apartment .no one will returny phone call to get his belonging

    HE HAD NO WILL I am HIS DAUGHTER been calling all week where is his belonging s

    Stewart’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. Try writing a letter requesting an accounting and itemization of his property. If that does not work, meet with an attorney to have him or her write such a letter.

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  • Currently being sued by Discover Bank in Pa and need advice.

    So I just received docs from the sheriff indicating I'm being sued by Discover . The notice is very vague with a generic cover sheet with boxes checked off why they're suing me. This is followed by the complaint and then they have attached my la...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Contact a Pennsylvania consumer attorney, there are several things you can do to try to defend against this suit provided that you act promptly.

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  • Is it possible to sue a landlord for an unfit dwelling after an electrical fire occurred caused by a device the landlord install

    I have lived in a rented house for 3 years. And over the years have noticed many electrical issues in the house, telling the landlord when I see them. Nothing was ever done. I come home to a fire in the kitchen. And after the smoke clears and the ...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Yes. Itemize all damages that you incurred including the fees related to your pet. Meet with an attorney who can review the lease terms and ideally put in a claim with the landlord’s homeowner’s policy. Note, many carriers might try to exclude coverage, especially if it wasn’t a commercial policy so don’t count on the insurance monies until you receive them.

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  • Can someone from the township spy on my without any notice?

    A couple months ago someone reported me to the township for listing my property on Airbnb. I've been doing it for a long time and never had an issue. After I got reported the zoning director told me to apply for a variance or stop operations. I ne...

    Stewart’s Answer

    It I possible that it has nothing to do with you, just a guy talking on his phone. Best thing is go to the hearing and focus on your variance petition.

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  • Is the towing legal when the sign says among other words TWO HOUR PARKING MAXIMUM WITHOUT PERMIT

    I parked my car in Debeary Square, 35 Chelten Ave Phila, PA 19144 at 9:30 am and went to a Health Care 9 for my personal reason. I came back at the parking lot at 10:00 am and I found out my car was towed. This is a small shopping square. There...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If you can establish that you were there for less than two hours, and that you were a patron of the businesses for that lot, then you should entitled to a reimbursement. Any failure to do some you can sue in small claims court.

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  • Can you plead not guilty for public drunkeness citation after signing guilty and paying small fine?

    Was drinking out with friends when I got separated from them. They were holding my phone and wallet so I began to wander asking for help. Then a cop helps me and takes me back to the station. When no one answered to come pick me up then held me in...

    Stewart’s Answer

    It depends on the timing of the guilty plea. Meet with an attorney promptly to discuss your options

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  • Who must I see to get a subpoena For the bank To release a surveillance tape

    I need to prove That I was at the First Citizens National Bank In Mansfield Pennsylvania On the morning of March 27th 2016 It is vital that I show proof that I was at this Bank How can I get the bank To get Me the surveillance video?

    Stewart’s Answer

    To obtain a subpoena, you need to first have a lawsuit that has been docketed (either criminal or civil). Put the bank on notice via a letter than you expect them to retain a copy of the video without destroying it. If you do not already have a lawsuit, you can file a writ of summons and have a subpoena issued by asking the clerk of the Court. Don’t be surprised if bank attorney attempt to quash the subpoena. If this is for a criminal matter, speak promptly with an attorney before communicating with the bank.

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  • Do I have the right to know my accusers and what they are accusing me of.

    I am being told that I can't participate in an organization. I am told it is because of something I said or did. I have not been told of either thing. Although it is just a high band organization, I have not been able to defend myself. I was told ...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If there exists a criminal charge then yes, you have a constitutional right to confront your accusers. I would urge you to also retain the services of an attorney and speak to no one of these circumstances, especially not law enforcement. However, if this relates to mere participation in an organization (without any related criminal charges) then you likely have no rights of confrontation unless a contract provided otherwise. If you paid any dues or other sums to be a member and have not been refunded those sums speak with an attorney.

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