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Peter S.R. Olson

Peter Olson’s Answers

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  • If you want to quit your lawyer how much do you have to pay him?

    Lawyer doesn't agree with the seriousness of my situation.

    Peter’s Answer

    I echo the comments of the attorneys who have already responded to your question. That said, I encourage you to express your frustration with your attorney. Communicate with him/her. A lot times things are lost in translation, but the cornerstone of a good attorney-client relationship is communication.

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  • I am being evicted in what I think is a retaliatory eviction. I think I need an attorney at this point.

    I went to court on my own with an answer to the complaint and several exhibits. The judge suggested we try to work out an agreement and the plaintiff's attorney agreed. The judge rescheduled for March 4, 2013. Since the hearing the landlord has...

    Peter’s Answer

    Hawaii has favorable laws for tenants, an attorney should be consulted immediately. Turning off part of the electricity is troublesome to say the least.

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  • Is there anything i can do to reverse or overturn a conviction or to have the case retried

    i have been found guilty for felon in position of a fire arm and place to keep

    Peter’s Answer

    Your attorney should be apprised immediately of your question above, there are strict time limits for filing an appeal and/or filing a motion to withdraw pleas and/or a motion for a new trial. Time is of the essence. If you did have not counsel, contact one immediately, and if you cannot afford one, contact the public defender's office. Good luck.

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  • How do i fire my public defender

    it seems like my public defender is not even on my side

    Peter’s Answer

    I would encourage you to communicate your frustrations to your public defender. Tell he or she exactly what you wrote above, and see how he or she responds. A lot of the time, they are very busy, but good at what they do. If you don't get the attention and advocacy you expect, let the judge know. No guaranty you will get a new lawyer though unless you have a serious conflict. Good luck.

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  • How do I respond to a motion of summary if I am the plaintiff and representing myself?

    I am in a civil litigation . the defendants ESQ has " MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT . . . How do i respond to it if I believe that I have the evidence to back up my case .

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with Benjamin, if you have evidence to back your case up, technical requirements must be met to ensure the court will consider your evidence as admissible. An attorney should be consulted regarding Rule 56's nuances.

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