The judge in this case has been prejudice toward me in this case and has not looked at the evidence fairly and has refused to appoint me a different public advocate. The public advocate that I have there is a conflict of interest between me and hi...
I agree with my fellow counsel that you are hurting yourself by acting Pro Se. However, I will try to answer your question as directly as possible.
In extreme cases, a judge can be removed from a case, typically by the Presiding or Administrative Judge of the court involved or in some states, by the Chief Justice of the state supreme court. A motion must be made with detailed and clear evidence of the conflict.
Regardless of the process, you will rarely succeed in having a judge disqualified from a matter absent rock-solid evidence of true bias or conflict of interest. I have no idea whether that is true in your case but I would tend to doubt it.
Finally, the one major disadvantage of attempting to disqualify a judge is that, when it fails, you may have aggravated the judge or (at the very least) you may have shown the judge that you are not acting in good faith in the matter.
Remember, if the judge mishandles your case, you can always file an appeal but that may or may not succeed.
Do yourself a favor and hire a good attorney.See question
I'm entering a stipulated settlement with a licensing board. My previous attorney was negligent in this matter and a related matter, and I am suing him for malpractice. Yesterday, my new attorney related to me that the DAG told her she is enrage...
Having served as the Deputy Attorney General of Ohio, I'm very familiar with Attorneys General and their offices. Each employee of an Attorney General typical reports to a Unit or Section Chief and those people typically report to a senior attorney who in turn report to the Attorney General. The Attorney General is elected official. A written complaint to any or all of the people in that chain of command will get some type of response and if you can provide evidence to support your claim, may result in action being taken. Of course, all lawyers who work for an Attorney General are also subject to disciplinary action from the State Bar if they violate any ethical rules.See question
He has been charged with a crime that if convicted could send him to prison for up to fifty years. The public defender won't help in the way he should. We have a 10 month old son and a daughted due to be born in december. Please, I can't lose my f...
While some law firms do pro bono legal work, there are many more cases than available attorneys. You may want to check with your local law school to see if there is a legal clinic that may take your case.
If you have some money to pay an attorney, check with the Wyoming Bar Association lawyer referral service (see link) and tell them your circumstances.
Or go back to the Public Defender's office, ask to speak with the managing attorney and request another review of your case.See question
I plan on returning the items i took (see other question) (plus im going to write a sincere letter of apology and make two copies one for them and one for maybe a lawyer or the judge)and i have the items, im not paying cash back. Wouldnt that loo...
Be aware that judges can spot desperation in a defendant. If the judge thinks that you are taking actions just to lessen the sentence, that won't help. Actions taken for sincere reasons and genuine expressions of remorse can be helpful.
Talk to your lawyer and explain your concerns. Be truthful with the judge and take responsibility for what you've done. So few defendants do that and you may stand out as someone who deserves a second chance.See question
In the 6 months I lived here, my landlord was in my yard or ringing my door bell almost daily. She had gone through my personal belongings in the garage, breaking one item, ( we shared garage, I rented one third and that was my space) when confron...
Your best bet is to call the Oregon Bar Association and utilize their lawyer referral service. They can help you identify several qualified law firms that you can interview and discuss your case. Landlord tenant law is a commonly practiced area of law and many attorneys near you will be able to handle this. See link below.See question
I confronted him and he told me to stay out of his business! It hurts me AND the people he steals from AND his job. He has over 175 bathing suits and 53 panties he steals during his shift at work. He even put combination locks on his toolbox on hi...
First, remove this person from your life. Dating a criminal is a bad idea and will lead to more problems.
If you witnessed the theft or can prove the theft, go to the police and report him. If you are simply going based on what he told you, police and prosecutors will not have enough to bring a case just on that.
You can also tell the store so they can take protective action and stop further thefts. But remember, any of these actions could enrage your boyfriend and endanger you.See question
I was waiting for someone to move to get his parking spot and someone else cut me off and took the parking spot. I ask the guy why did he have to do that I was there waiting a while. He gave me the finger and, I said to him "is it because you are ...
It sounds like you tried to press charges and the police declined to take the case further. Call your local prosecutor's office (located in or near your county courthouse) and ask how to file a private criminal complaint. Be aware that if you do file a private criminal complaint, the prosecutor doesn't have to follow through with it or a judge may dismiss it.
If you sue the person, you might be able to subpoena the mall for the security video. But remember to successfully bring a lawsuit you have to prove that you incurred monetary damages because of the incident.
Never sue just over principle -- it can be an expensive process that may end in frustration.See question
Received a citation for stubbing a cigarette outside my office building There is no fine mentioned on the citation I was just told to appear in court Im from India not aware of the procedures here What should be my steps here
Call the number on the citation. This is the Clerk's office. They can't give you legal advice but they can tell you the procedures involved in pleading guilty (meaning how to pay the citation) or to fight it and try to have the citation dismissed If you want to fight it, a lawyer can help you but the cost of retaining an attorney for this is likely much more than the fine.
Your best bet may be to pay the fine and be careful with your cigarettes in the future.See question
We were cleaning out my father-in law's house when he went to into a nursing home facility and found a loaded pistol. We want to turn it in but don't want to get in trouble or get him in trouble. He is 93 years old. Does it have to be registere...
You and your father-in-law have a Second Amendment right to own a gun. Illinois does require certain paperwork to be filed for you to keep it (see link).
I presume that you or your spouse has the power of attorney to act for your father-in-law. If so, here's what to do. First, find someone who is familiar with guns and safely unload it. Next, decide if you want to keep it. If you don't, turn it in to your local police station and tell them you found it and don't want it. When you walk in the door make sure the gun is unloaded and in a box. Then let the police open the box.
If you want to keep it, go to a local gun store and ask for the paperwork to become registered (again, unloaded and in a box). Then ask for a course where you can learn to store and shoot it safely.See question
I called and e-mailed several attorneys today hoping to set up an appointment to discuss hiring them for their services. I understand its a Monday and they might be busy, but not a single one contacted me back today. When their websites all stated...
In the criminal defense world (I've been a prosecutor, not a criminal defense attorney but I know their world somewhat) "asap" has real meaning. In some cases, someone's liberty may be at stake.
Having said that, attorneys are busy and expecting an immediate call back based on an email is a bit unrealistic. Certainly you should be contacted within a few days and if you're not, that may be a sign that the firm is too busy to handle your case.
In this economy, there are many good lawyers who have time and interest to take new cases. Call your county or state bar association and ask if they have a lawyer referral service. That can be an excellent resource.See question