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  • Neither party had insurance...Now what to do?

    My friend was recently in a car accident. Apparently, neither her nor the other driver had insurance; and the other driver was without a driver's license. Her car rear-ended a car after it abruptly came to a halt in a "yield" lane (at the time the...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Not having insurance does not determine who is at-fault.

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  • Do I have a case?

    The cops showed up to my on campus dorm room while I was not there. My roommate called me and I came. They had already confiscated paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana from my roommate. I arrived and was told that the officer would sta...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You might have defenses. Typically a police officer must have consent of both residents in order to enter and search. You should consult a lawyer about a motion to suppress evidence.

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  • Missed a court date

    I accidently missed a court date. I do not have a car so I arranged for a driving service to take me to an arraignment hearing on the 20th of December. It was for something I didn't do and likely would have had it dismissed that day. So the driver...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Your case must be for more than a speeding ticket, or you would not have an arrest warrant. I recommend taking all of the information you have showing your attempts to get to court and attend the hearing to request that the judge cancel the arrest warrant. Waiting will only make it worse. You will need an attorney.

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  • Can my charges be dismissed because of fail to read miranda rights?

    while they completed the investigation they had my husband and i detained for like 5hrs infront of our home. When the police were called we were outside and our house was completly closed up, they had no reason to search our home and no search war...

    Christopher’s Answer

    In general, issues of police brutality have little impact on criminal cases. The Miranda rule is only relevant if you made statements under in-custody interrogation without the warnings; in that case the statements would be thrown out, but the case would not be dismissed unless the State cannot prove its case without the statements.

    It may be that you have a separate civil rights claim, I recommend consulting an attorney.

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  • Can Microsoft Legally sync your contacts and calendar from your windows phone to a live account without your permission?

    If you don't want your calendar and contacts on the web but just local on the phone and you don't have an option not to sync them online does microsoft have a right to take your data and put it up online if you don't want them to. Wouldn't you t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Most likely there is a term of service that you agreed to that allows them to do it.

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  • Can i sue the dr who treated my son for 6 years for ADHD for failure to misdiagnose him.

    His last hosp stay we where told he has PDD-NOS and is now beginning treated for such...and at my sons last follow up visit with said Dr she didnt even know what meds he was on!!!

    Christopher’s Answer

    It will be difficult to pursue this claim because you will have to show that your son was harmed in some specific way, but if you gather your son's medical records an attorney can give you a more detailed assessment.

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  • My mother died due to medical negligence

    my mother had surgery due to a hernia in her abdomen which was successful in july, 2 weeks later she had one of her drainage tubes removed which resulted in a yeast infection due to the doctor not properly cleaning it out she returned to the h...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Your first step is to request copies of all of your mother's medical records, and then seek the advice of a local medical malpractice attorney. Sorry for your loss.

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  • What am I to do with a lawsuit initiated by my recently deceased husband -pro se-? I am not in the complaint. Court Date coming

    My husband sued his employer in NJ, after being fired when employer was notified that my husband needed cancer surgery. Employer refused to provide Health Insurance when he hired my husband (cancer diagnosis not existent by then). Employer became ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Typically a surviving spouse can pursue a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased spouse. I recommend consulting an attorney; often having yourself appointed as the personal representative of the estate will be necessary.

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  • Can I be fired for sending a personal text from my personal cell to another coworkers personal cell during non work hours?

    I sent a link w/ nude pics of a female coworker to another coworker while we were out watching football on the weekend from my personal cell to his personal cell. The link is from legitimate web page and can be found by simply by googling the pers...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Most employment is "at-will" meaning that you can be fired at any time for any non-discriminatory reason (age, race, gender, etc). Unless you had a contract, you might be out of luck here. Consult an attorney.

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  • Do i need a lawyer for first offense misdemeanor (possession of cannabis)?

    Can i show up to court without a lawyer and get the same results as if i had a lawyer? Will the outcome be the same? clean record, first offense, college student, nice person, etc.

    Christopher’s Answer

    It's never a good idea to face criminal charges without an attorney.

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