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  • Can evidence found after the fact be used against me, even if statute of limitations says otherwise?

    A few years ago, I made an incredibly hard decision. I was homeless in Iowa, and somebody had spoken me into breaking into a bar after hours, and making away with a few packs of cigarettes and 3 bottles of liqueur, in exchange for a place to stay ...

    John’s Answer

    Lay low. We suspect nothing will happen. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • Is there anyway to get them to remove them and sue for compensation?? can show the disclaimer i use

    hi! i am a model on a xrated webcam website. i have a disclaimer on my page stating its illegal to record my videos or use them. someone has been recording my sessions and uploading them to multiple websites.

    John’s Answer

    You have some rights, but others may need to be registered. You certainly may be able to sue and/or claim an invasion of your rights, but we'd need more details, which you probably shouldn't post publicly. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local copyright lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • Hi I used to work for Merrill Lynch and I had a few questions. My coworker s filed a law suit in September 2011 regarding no p

    Hi I used to work for Merrill Lynch and I had a few questions. My coworker s filed a law suit in September 2011 regarding no pay for overtime and I had also felt I should have gotten paid for overtime. I worked there from 2007 - 2010. They filed...

    John’s Answer

    The statute of limitations varies case by case and state by state, but some of your claims are pretty old. If you have any specific questions and to move things along, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • I am being sued for contempt and looking for an attorney in the manchester bedford amherst . Want the first consult free asap

    Divorce from 2009, being sued for contempt. and my ex is trying to force me to give up my homestead rights. Want the first consultation free. As soon as possible.

    John’s Answer

    If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • Am I not legally entitled to MY dental records?

    I am considering suing my dentist for malpractice - and he knows it. I asked for my dental records and dentist refused to give them to me saying he needs to ask his lawyer first. Am I not legally entitled to MY dental records?

    John’s Answer

    You are entitled to your own records. However, once you accuse someone of wrongdoing, things get a little more complicated. Send a certified letter requesting your records.

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  • What should I be doing?

    My husband was accused of giving a minor alcohol and drugs and this is not true because I and a few others were present when this was support have happen. Now he is in jail on a probation violation. I was told his p.o can hold him for 5 days and ...

    John’s Answer

    I agree. Call a lawyer. If he cannot afford one, you need to make sure you are proceeding to secure a public defender.

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  • How can i go about getting solo custody of my daughter.

    My daughter is 9 years old and her biological dad is currently in prison for manslaughter. He has never been apart of her life since she was one. We had my daughter out of marriage. I have sent him custody paper for him to give up his parental rig...

    John’s Answer

    Matt Hunt of our firm handles these matters and I have spoken with him and he agrees with the lawyers who have posted here. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer (like us) to answer further questions. Good luck.

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  • Can I modify for early termination? Can the F1 be lowered (F2, F3, misdemeanor)? Will I ever be able to get a passport again?

    Trafficking. F1. First time offender. Military war veteran. Currently on level 1 community control for 18 months. Served 6 months in jail, followed by 18 months level 1 community control (5 months into this part), then 4.5 years of probation. All ...

    John’s Answer

    A lot depends on your history, but it sounds possible. I know Reid Hart, our criminal defense lawyer has worked on cases like this locally. We suggest you use AVVO's "find a lawyer" service and email a local lawyer directly. Many lawyers will give you an initial consultation for free. Reid certainly does.

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  • its isnsured by my friend can i still get it replaced by her isnsurance? can i sue her?

    I was in a car accident recently. i was driving ,my light turned green and out of no where i hear a car honking i look over to my right and i see a big crystler jeep heading full speed towards my car . i tried to speed up but it was to late the ot...

    John’s Answer

    You can sue. Hire a lawyer and let us sort it out.

    Any injured party should get to a doctor and document their injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important. John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we'd recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference. We handle cases all over the state.

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