I was staying with my fiancees friend and she sold me a Nintendo 3ds and when she did that she was high off pills marijuana and drink so she had no idea of doing it then she reported it stolen and I had sold it to a game store I went to jail and p...
When you plead guilty to a crime, you have to lay a factual basis. You had to satisfy the judge, in open court, that you had actually committed the requisite acts and that you had the requisite state of mind for the court to find you guilty. You CANNOT just "plead guilty," without realizing what you are doing. No court would have allowed you to plead guilty to the crime of theft on your facts.See question
Hi! Ive had eczema since I was a child but is controlled and is usually noted on my upper lip. However, since transferring hospitals, working as a nurse, my skin has worsened and is nothing like before. Rashes are generalized throughout my body. D...
On your facts, you have no cause of action. The first thing that you need to do is secure a medical opinion as to the reason for your flare-ups and what, if anything, can be done to manage them. If you are exposed to an irritant in your present work, you may well need to make a change but you have none of the facts necessary to even begin that analysis.See question
I was rushed off the road by a bad driver and nose dived into the wall of a ditch then the car went airborne then landed grill first straight up then rolled once or twice and landed upside down. The passenger side airbags deployed but not the driv...
You could but it would not make any sense to do so. Please see my comments below.See question
Was hurt on job , sustained concussion, company denied it happened, never paid any medical bills, even discarded accident report.
MUCH more information is needed to provide any meaningful answer. Anytime you hit your head, you sustain a concussion. MOST of the time, your symptoms resolve, completely, within weeks or months. In that case, the claim is worth nuisance value, only. If your injury was more serious and resulted in post-concussive syndrome, or seizure disorder or mood disorder, you have a very serious injury that needed to be worked-up, medically and legally, including deposition of your neurologist to obtain anything approaching fair value.
As my colleagues have told you, your best first step is to meet with your present attorney. Remember, you hired your attorney on a contingency basis. If you fire your attorney, you would be asking your new attorney to work on your case for a discounted fee. That can make it difficult to find a competent attorney who is willing to take your case. Finding a new attorney may be necessary but try to work things out with your present attorney, first.See question
We have three children and I am needing to know of how long he would have to do in jail for the failure to appear and I would like some answers please
Your question cannot be answered without knowing the underlying charges and criminal history, if any. If this is a traffic matter, only, the answer is that he will be there until the traffic court convenes. Discuss with a local criminal defense attorney. Initial consults are usually free.See question
I was injured at work broke my leg. I have been getting checks from workman's comp for lost wages and they been paying my medical bills. Question is,will there be a settlement offer from them or do I have to file something.
For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an experienced attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. In the last few years, employers also seek to advance the argument that when you settle a case without an attorney, your already low settlement should be further reduced by 20% so that you do not get a ‘windfall.” Representing yourself in Illinois is a lose-lose proposition. When you are represented, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.
Moreover, you say that you are receiving weekly benefits but are you certain that you are getting all the money that you are entitled to get? An attorney cannot take a fee on anything that is paid voluntarily so there is no risk of suddenly having to pay a percentage of what you are already receiving.
You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.See question
My friend rear ended me the other day and the damage was minor and he admitted that it was his fault and he would pay for the damages by giving me cash so I said ok but now he is talking bout giving me like monthly payments and I need to get it fi...
You can and SHOULD try. Insurance companies lend more credibility to claims that are reported to police. Waiting 3 weeks didn't help you.See question
I made a choice and now Im in teouble
Discuss your options with a local criminal defense attorney. Your ENTIRE criminal history will be relevant.See question
A particular person is lying in there statement and I've been charged with a felony scheduled to go to trial in the state of Indiana. If I'm found not guilty or the case is dismissed, can I sue for false allegations, defamation, slander etc. I hav...
You can sue anyone for anything. Most people simply cannot succeed in defamation actions. They are VERY difficult to win and VERY expensive to prosecute. You will probably spend at least $15,000.00. Once you win, WHAT will you win? You must PROVE ACTUAL monetary loss. E.g. You had a contract to build a building for company X and you would have made $150,000 profit. Someone spreads rumors that you use shoddy workmanship and materials that are not up to spec so you lose the contract that is already signed.
Absent that clear a situation, win, lose, or draw, unless the facts on damages are clear AND SIGNIFICANT, it will likely cost you far more than you recover.See question