We'll help you find the right solution for your needs
Does this sound like your topic?
Cops came in our house without permission or warrant and conducted an illegal search after being told we were not authorizing them to search. There was no evidence against me, all I was guilty of was being in the house. Evidence was planted by c...
Your fact pattern raises several interesting issues. First, if a CI conducted a drug transaction at your residence (even if it was with your boyfriend) and the police entered the house shortly thereafter, exigent circumstances (destruction of evidence, i.e. drugs) will generally justify entry into the home without a warrant. Second, if you were present in the house bc you owned it, permitted a drug transaction to take place, and the police found drugs and paraphernalia supporting a reasonable belief that drugs were being used and sold in your home, probable cause existed to arrest you based, among other things, in the equal access rule.
As to the nature of your confinement, it is unclear to me how you ended up in what you describe as solitary confinement. If you mean that you were in a cell by yourself, that is not "solitary confinement," i.e. isolation from all other inmates, etc. typically for disciplinary reasons. It may be that the Jones County Jail did not have other female inmates or a female wing (it is a smaller county, right?) so you were housed in your own cell because the alternative would have been to put you on a cell block with male inmates.
If your criminal case is now closed, you can file an ORA request for your criminal file and your jail records. Or ask your attorney for your file. Any lawyer will want to see those documents as part of their evaluation of your claims.See question
Hello my name is Emma. I have CHF (heart problem) when I found put I stared going to a Cardiologist. I was seeing this doctor for 3 years not once did he do any test or blood work. I would go to my appointment and tell him I was having pain and j...
It is very difficult to offer a meaningful response to your question because medical malpractice matters are very complex, expensive and difficult. Without knowing a great deal more about your underlying condition, the nature of the deterioration and the likelihood that you would have eventually required surgery anyway, I can't really tell you much.
In general terms, cases arising from a failure to treat or diagnose a condition are very tough to win. In most instances, an expert doctor will be willing to testify that the failure to diagnose or treat wasn't malpractice because the symptoms were consistent with other things the doctor did treat or were common enough in a patient with your underlying condition that they wouldn't be a red flag.
Finally, in cases where you have an underlying condition that would eventually require open heart surgery anyway, it is hard to justify the expense of a lawsuit if the "malpractice" caused you to have the surgery a little sooner than you would have had it anyway.
Again, really hard to give you a definitive answer in this setting. I wish you all the best.See question
If a person has 100k bodily injury coverage. Can your attorney sue for more than that because hospital bills almost total 70k.
The first issue is whether you have underinsured motorist coverage and, if so, how much coverage do you have? Your coverage may be more than the amount listed on the policy if you insure more than one vehicle on the same policy and you have not opted out of "stacking" your coverage.
If you don't have UM coverage or the coverage amount is less than $100k, then your only other source of recovery would be the defendant driver's assets. As other lawyers have said, that can be a challenge.See question
Stopped while walking down the road with a lady friend @ 3 AM. No sidewalk, walking on shoulder. Police demanded to know where we were going. I respond that I do not answer questions, and that I'd like to be free to go. Police demand to see ID, a...
What you describe sounds like a Tier 1 Terry stop. The PO will argue that it was a Tier 2 stop, i.e. your presence on the side of the road late at night in dark clothing (is it a high crime neighborhood? is it known to be a place where drug transactions routinely occur; have their been a lot of property crimes in that area, car break ins, burglaries, etc? You can walk away from a Tier 1; can't generally just walk away from a Tier 2.
In any event, you should first hire a criminal lawyer (if yo haven't already) and your lawyer should move to suppress the "evidence" that you were under the influence. It is certainly worth also discussing the case with an experienced civil rights attorney.See question
If I call the police because of an argument me and my live in boyfriend had and when they arrive my boyfriend is in our driveway, are they allowed to search him?
If you called the police and advised them that you were having an altercation with your boyfriend and wanted them to come, they have the right to do a pat down search of your boyfriend when they encountered him outside your residence. Your call requesting police assistance certainly gave the officers reasonable suspicion that your boyfriend had committed or was about to commit a criminal offense. Under those circumstances, they can do a pat down search for weapons for officer safety. It gets a little tricky if they start reaching into his pockets.See question
I went into a popular office store to print out emails that contained pictures for an upcoming custody hearing..unknowingly when she printed off my emails she appeared to close down my email yet really kept me logged on..I had no idea she knew my ...
Are you represented by an attorney in your divorce proceeding? I would start there. As far as the invasion of privacy claim is concerned, the employee would have been acting outside the scope of her employment when she accessed your email account without your permission. If you contacted the store and informed them of what she did, I'm quite sure they would fire her on the spot. If I'm right that she would be deemed to have acted outside the scope of her employment (she certainly didn't have her employer's permission to "hack" your email), then you would not have a claim against the store.See question
We have an exchange student living with us and enrolled at a local college. He is now 18 years old and will continue to live with us for the forseable future. He is currently on our insurance policy which is expensive due to the high liability lim...
If he is driving one of your cars with your permission, it is conceivable that you could be sued.
If he is driving his own car with his own insurance, you could not be sued. If your kids are traveling with him in the car, he gets in an accident, your kids are injured, you could actually bring a claim against him and, if the value of the claim exceeded his policy limits, potentially bring a claim against your own insurance for UM coverage.See question
I was in a car accident Sept. 2013, I was hit by an uninsured motorist. I have bills, loss wages, child care, etc. totaling up to 12,000.In my demand I asked for 25, 000. they offered 7000. 2nd offer they offered 8700. My last 7 conversations with...
You should hire a lawyer who routinely handles personal injury matters. It sounds like you suffered a significant injury. Allstate is your insurer. You've been paying premiums to them for underinsured motorist coverage. Nonetheless, they are notorious for refusing to pay full value of a claim.
You may have more than $25k in UM coverage. If you own more than one vehicle and insure them on separate policies, those policies may "stack" to offer you more coverage. It is not true that "the law" only requires them to pay 80% of lost wages.
As to your "bad faith" question, you would have to make a demand for policy limits. If they reject that demand, you file suit and a jury returns a verdict in excess of policy limits, you would then be able to bring a bad faith claim. I can absolutely guarantee you that the only way you will get Allstate to pay you what your claim may be worth is to sue them.
We had a case a few years ago with a client who was very seriously injured in a car accident. The other driver's insurance paid policy limits of $100k. Our client had a $1M umbrella policy with Allstate. They refused to discuss settlement. We went to court and a jury returned a verdict of $954,000.00.See question
Landed on both hands and knee jacked my hip up 15 mm in a lot of pain ,back ,knee and wrist,what should I do? I am going to a chiropractor now.
You may have a claim for a "trip and fall" against the owner of the parking lot and/or the company responsible for maintaining it. However, lighting is only part of the issue and not the most significant one. You would have to show that the parking block was a hazardous condition, i.e. it was somewhere you wouldn't expect it to be, it was bigger or marked differently than ADA regulations require, etc. You would also have to show that the defendant had greater knowledge of the hazard than you did.
Generally speaking, if you are only receiving treatment from a chiropractor, you may have trouble finding a lawyer who is willing to help you. If you are seriously injured, you should seek treatment from a doctor.See question
The Sheriff Deputy just told my brother he couldn't come back to the county until his court date but nothing was signed or given to him. He did go back into the county and is now being charged with being in the county
Based upon the limited information you have provided, the situation you described does not make much sense. A deputy sheriff (or any other law enforcement official) does not have authority to "ban" any individual from a county. "Banishment" from a county or particular geographic area may be a condition of a criminal sentence entered by a court.
I suspect there is more to this situation. If you need further assistance, you should contact either a Georgia civil rights or criminal attorney listed on AVVO.comSee question