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  • How do I request a hearing in a worker's compensation case?

    I fell and sprained my shoulder. The doctor later requested that arthritis be added to the claim. I was told that I had degenerated arthritis by the treating doctor that was irritated by the sprain. I didn't have problems with that arm before the ...

    Fred’s Answer

    The workers compensation laws can be complex and the process can be difficult. Contact a workers compensation lawyer in your area to help you, they can guide you through the process and help you get a better result. God Bless and good luck.

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  • Can a juvenile be held for 2 weeks without a 48 hour detention hearing.

    My son and another kid was arrested for breach of peace on May 18. Adults were fighting at the park and guns were drawn between two adults. One of the adult gun got jammed and be threw it down and proceeded to get away from the other adult. The ki...

    Fred’s Answer

    Yes it is. Contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to help you. Check here on AVVO for someone close by to help you and your son.

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  • Can you hold a juvenile after an arrest for 2 weeks without a 48 hour hearing? Is this a civil rights violation?

    Arrested on May 18. Did not receive a 48hr. detention hearing until June 2. We went court without his court appointed lawyer. While in court, the solicitor changed his lawyer to some old guy who knew nothing of the case. My son was not informed hi...

    Fred’s Answer

    Contact a private criminal defense attorney in your area and get some help with your son's case. His future is at stake and he needs responsive representation. Check on AVVO for a criminal defense attorney in your area, there are many, many good ones out there to help you.

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  • What happens if I don't go to pti

    I got a charge for shoplifting from Walmart. It was $17 all together. They sign me up for pti but I have to work that day and I don't have the money for it right now. What should I do?

    Fred’s Answer

    The answer is that you should definitely go to PTI. The reason is that at the end of the PTI process your record will be expunged. Call the PTI office and ask them to give you some time to pay so that you can take advantage of the opportunity for expungement. They should understand and give you a little time.

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  • Can my license be suspended and have to get SR 22 insurance for drinking underage but not while driving but in my own yard?

    legal traffic help

    Fred’s Answer

    If ultimately convicted, then yes your license may be suspended and you may have to get SR-22 if ordered by a judge to do so.

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  • What is the chance of having restitution to a bank rescinded if you can prove the bank didn't lose anything?

    After serving a federal prison term , paying fines and restitution while on supervision, tax returns are still being taken for the bank that did not lose a dime.

    Fred’s Answer

    Once you have been sentenced to a crime, served time and paid the fines the case has concluded. In order to reopen the case there must be a compelling reason to do so and that is rarely the case. The time to prove your case was during the case and the fact that the bank did not lose anything if argued post conviction would not be in your best interest. If you are out of the court system now, its probably time to let the matter of restitution rest and not go through a process and headache that may not benefit you.

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  • 2nd opinion Workers comp

    Hurt at work 6 months ago. Workers comp doctor released me to work "as tolerated" with no restrictions but said I am no where near MMI. Nurse Case Manager requested a 2nd opinion because she thinks I need permanent restrictions. I have been doing ...

    Fred’s Answer

    Contact a workers compensation attorney who can help you maximize your recovery, otherwise you may cause damage to your case and your long term compensation without even knowing it.

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  • What does unsubstantiated mean and how does that benefit a criminal case, if at all?

    What does unsubstantiated mean and how does that benefit a criminal case?

    Fred’s Answer

    Unsubstantiated means there is no legal basis or a legal basis for a claim or statement cannot be gleaned from the evidence. Contact a criminal defense lawyer in your area for assistance.

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  • Will the PTI program test me for other drugs such as alcohol or just marijuana?

    I was enrolled in a PTI program after being caught with weed in my dorm room in college. My first meeting is tomorrow.

    Fred’s Answer

    Yes, the PTI program MAY test you for the presence of any illegal drugs in your body.

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  • I have 9 misdemeanors. can i get them all expunged?

    when i was younger 19 and below i got in a lot of trouble. i have about 8 or 9 misdemeanors. its been over 5 years since i was even arrested and i have a family now. Its hard to get a good job or even a job with even one negative thing on there. c...

    Fred’s Answer

    Generally NO, unless all of the misdemeanors arose out of the same incident, there is not a legal remedy to expunge them.

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