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Rixon Charles Rafter III

Rixon Rafter’s Answers

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  • Should I seek legal action after being assaulted by a bouncer in a bar?

    Over the weekend, I went out to a bar with friends. While there, a bouncer yelled at my girlfriend to walk up the stairs faster. Which I heard and responded to by saying somewhat sarcastically, "Sir, you've yelled at people two times now theres no...

    Rixon’s Answer

    You should speak to a personal injury attorney. You didn't mention what happened regarding the police nor did you mention whether you had any injuries. Sounds like police declined to arrest the bouncer which means your only option is a civil suit for damages. FYI, dollars to doughnuts that tape is gone or has been taped over... the sooner you contact an attorney the more likely you are to have evidence to support your claim. The longer you wait the greater the certainty your evidence will disappear. FYI, the manager is not going to turn any tapes over to you. The manager is a potential defendant

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  • What can I do about an employer that does not honor an employment agreement?

    Just over a month ago, I accepted a better offer than my former employer was willing to match. I was hired as an assistant manager to work in Northern Virginia, at 40 hours per week, with significantly higher hourly pay and a sales bonus. In addit...

    Rixon’s Answer

    You can speak to an employment law attorney in your area. That is what you should do and discuss all the facts and details with that legal professional. It's not clear from what you posted here that any agreement has been violated. Unless you were promised a job where you didn't have to drive to Maryland for events you didn't have to break down the equipment and you didn't have to use your own vehicle without reimbursement, it does not sound like you have much. Unfortunately significant Research into a new employment situation is required to understand the company's structure, it's business footing, and its reliability. Sounds like business is hitting the downturn and they were having to make some changes. FYI in an at-will employment situation and employee may be fired for any reason at all or no reason at all absent Union protections, a written contract, or illegal discrimination against a protected class of persons.

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  • We are wanting to break our lease, how can we do it without getting sued

    The landlord failed to disclose there is a half way house right across the street, some electrical outlets don't work, ceiling fan does not work, A/C unit runs constantly driving up electric bill, plumbing issues with draining and venting, we move...

    Rixon’s Answer

    Virginia is a landlord friendly state.

    Couple thoughts as I read your post: As a general rule your failure to not do your homework regarding the neighbors is not your landlord's problem.

    Depending on the severity of the various plumbing and electrical issues, whether you notify your landlord in writing, and the amount of time between when you didn't notify your landlord in writing and now, you may have options under Virginia residential landlord tenant act if the VRLTA is applicable to your situation, which is unclear at this point) divert your rental payments into an escrow account and force the landlord to fix the issues.

    Probably best if you sit down with a landlord tenant attorney in your area, your lease in hand, and discuss the specifics.

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  • Can I prove my DUI was because I was stopped because it hasn't affected me

    This is my last ditch effort to clear my DUI. I have already been convicted. However, I have read of several instances online that because alcohol takes 20-30 minutes to effect you, that if you were stopped within approx. 5 minutes from your last...

    Rixon’s Answer

    Your opportunity to challenge the government's evidence was at trial.

    Trial is over.

    You have been convicted. Outside of an appeal its game over.

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  • Is a teacher allowed to say that a student isn´t allowed to breath air?

    When i walked into class the teacher said i was not allowed to breath in the air in her class. She then gave me a plastic bag and told me to get air from the hallway.

    Rixon’s Answer

    Nothing illegal in the teacher's comment.

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  • What constitutes harassment via text, email, etc.

    I went out with a guy I met on a Fetish site a month ago. He was very sweet, prominent and successful in his career, has a very important image to uphold professionally. He stopped all communication with me when something came up at work and he wa...

    Rixon’s Answer

    Sue he might. Order of protection (restraining order) might be in the offing too. On the bare facts here, there is at least some basis for him to take protective measures since you ignored the boundaries he set.

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  • Do I need to disclose a pending reckless driving (speeding) ticket to my law school and my employer (a law firm)?

    I recently (in August) got a ticket for reckless driving - speeding in Fairfax county, VA and have a court date set for November. Reckless driving - speeding conviction is a misdemeanor in VA. I am a 3L law student and work at a law firm. (Ques...

    Rixon’s Answer

    Any criminal conviction looks bad and will give the board of examiners cause for pause. But I do not think it would be a showstopper.

    Any attempt to hide the information from your employer or Law School is even worse then the conviction.

    What you do and do not tell your employer or your school will depend on what your obligations are at both of those entities to disclose and what the specific question is you are addressing when you do disclose.

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  • My friend met an escort from Craigslist . No money exchange, no sex talk from friend. Cops have a video with No video.

    Do they have a case against him ?

    Rixon’s Answer

    If your 'friend' was arrested it sounds like a case can be made.

    Unless you were there you don't really know if your friend exchanged money or negotiated for sex.

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