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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • A judge in arizona terminated my rights. The case is full of bias side. Lies etc. What do i do to appeal this. Me no lawyer.

    The court appointed lawyer i was given didn't say but three sentences during my trial. My nephew who has my kids , who is best friends with the GAL, has stated he just wants them for the money. So im on my own what and how do i file an appeal. Wha...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Your only real chance of winning this kind of appeal is with a lawyer. I am sure there are plenty of family law lawyers who do appeals in Mesa. Good luck!

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  • Our business wants to switch garbage pick up services. Current service is more than competitor's price.

    Want to go to the competitor. Advised Current garbage service - the account rep. said we are in contract until 2017 because one of our bills had a paragraph stating they were renewing our services for 36 months unless they get a certified letter f...

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    You might consider simply switching and stopping paying. Let them file a lawsuit - which would be expensive - and defend this sneaky contract term.

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  • How do I get a DA to release my legally purchased handgun?

    I was arrested last July on some bogus charges. My handgun was confiscated. All of the charges were dismissed on Feb.16th. Since then the property/evidence room have been giving me the run around saying that the DA won't release my property becaus...

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    This is not my area of law. You might consider writing the judge, with a copy to the DA, asking for an Order to return it to you. Good luck!

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  • What penalties should I expect in court?

    Last Thursday I ran from an officer and got tasered while trying to run away. I then got put in handcuffs and looked at by a paramedic then driven back to my dorm room by campus police. They said that I would be charged with resisting arrest and a...

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    If you are charged with municipal ordinance violations a monetary penalty is what you would receive.

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  • Is the oil change company liable?

    I took my new vehicle in for an oil change to a local place. The lube tech "recommended" some type of cleaner he would run through my oil system. I, knowing little about cars, agreed. Something went wrong. Car ran for about 4 to 5 minutes with thi...

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    I would think so. If they damaged your car they are responsible for fixing it.

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  • Is it possible to raise ineffective counsel on a criminal non-capital direct appeal?

    I know it states that Appeals for ineffective counsel need to be raised on PCR.. Direct appeals are based entirely on record created at the trial court level so nothing outside of the transcripts are considered. I already have the audio/video and ...

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    In Wisconsin, ineffective assistance claims are first brought by bringing a motion for a new trial in the trial court. If the trial court refuses to grant a hearing, you can then appeal that decision. Good luck!

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  • Could I appeal this case

    I was charged with possession with intent to distribute but nothing was found on me. I was told that I was being watched but never saw any photos and then they said they caught me doing a hand to hand but it was my son that I gave money to. My hom...

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    You can appea,l but very few criminal law appeals are successful. Find the best attorney you can afford and good luck. Don't wait, there are usually short time limits on appeals.

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  • What is the difference between filing an appeal for a summary eviction or formal eviction

    Judge granted my landlord order of eviction and I am trying to appeal it

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Use the AVVO find a lawyer button to find one. Your lawyer can ask the trial court for a stay pending appeal. Trying to do it yourself would probably not get you anywhere. Good luck!

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  • Do I need an attorney to appeal the denial of my long term disability claim with The Standard?

    I was on disability for rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia from April 2013 until March of 2014 through The Standard. They dropped my claim in March even though my doctor did not approve my return to work. I was forced to return to a full time...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Use AVVO's "find a lawyer" button at the top right of the screen. I am sure many in Portland do that kind of work. Good luck!

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  • Our home was recently listed as pre-foreclosure. We have tried contacting lenders but they will not return calls or emails.

    We have not received any notices about the time frame we have to get our things out. They have not returned calls or when we do call, and they send us to the department we need to speak too, the extension leads nowhere. We are trying to be compli...

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    Was there a foreclosure lawsuit? If so, you usually get a six-month redemption period from the date of the judgment. So you could stay for six months. If there was no lawsuit, you could stay. Try your lender's website. Perhaps there are phone numbers there you could use. Good luck!

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