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you need to expand on this...can he come after me since I live in LA?....does the statue apply to me bc of my situation being in CA..I am not a resident yet...but will be soon once I get my driver's license....is the date of the offense the date he files the complaint?
keep this in layman's terms not giving me a statue
so how do I remedy this situation...he certainly wants his money back in repurchase of coins that were stolen...and I have no problem in doing that but how do I protect myself with any after effects that he decides he wants to do to me
what is the worse that could happen to me since I have no record at all on stealing...could I go to jail?...you say arrested?....am I forced to go to court?
I didn't move out of state bcause of this situation...I am on a commission basis so I do not get any steady paycheck
can you draft a document for me to give to my brother...stating payment arrangements with the understanding that some type of activity needs to be taking place?
if I put a letter drafted up by an attorney..does it matter where the attorney resides.....my brother stated that the letter should be filed in ct...I don't want to do that....I would have the letter drafted up stating all the facts and his agreement that as long as he gets the replacement of coins back he can not press charges. I would think as long as I abide by the letter even if it goes past 3 years and statue is gone the letter would hold me to the agreement in court right?..he could still sue if I break agreement right?
to put a letter like this together...ball parkish what would the cost be?...I do not want to be taken advantage of by an attorney in IL...and does this letter that we both sign have to be filed in court? or is it just based on both parties agreeing and holding each other accountable.
I have been in contact with my brother and were starting to agree on the items that needs to be returned. You mentioned that the statue of limitations is 3 years from the offense...is that 3 years from when it was found out?...coins were taken in 2010, a year later 2011 he found out about it, that's because he is out of state. So it would be from 2011? In your opinion how should the letter be structured, what items should be covered in the letter that protects him and me. When I contact an attorney in IL on this matter what do I tell them so a letter can be constructed?....Thanks
I have no clue what my brother has done behind the scenes...being that he is a carpenter living in NV and I am in CA. He could use the union to help him with the situation. He would have to file a complaint in IL right?...I know he went to the police dept but again I am here in LA. So nothing has come to me in a form of a letter. I am being pro active and want to start giving him some compensation for the coins that have been taken before I send the letter. I am sure the letter is not something that is just going to be done real quick. As I contact a lawyer I do not want to be taken advantage either. This is just a letter with verbiage that protects me no matter where I live and protects him that if I don't come up with what he wants in a reasonable amount of time he can come after me. I am on a commission basis so I have no salary per say from an employer, nor do I have a house, I just rent. The main thing here is I want to make sure that a felony does not get filed against me, that could hurt my license. As long as I am acting and communicating that should not happen. He just wants his coins back with interest.
for the process to take place he would have to file something in IL first right?....can he or someone contact the police dept in CA and knock on my door without an order? You mentioned in an earlier response that he can has to file the suit first in IL, then the order can go to CA and be pursued here correct? If I visit Chicago...it would probably be in my best interests that I do not tell him that I am going to Chicago right? I worry about a warrant for my arrest...can that happen while I am visiting? I would only be there for a few days.
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