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My 18 yo son was charged with misdemeanor family violence in

My 18 yo son was charged with misdemeanor family violence in Texas. She appeared worse that her injury. Her earring came off scratching her ear. The was a lot of blood, but when cleaned there was only small scratch. He has never been in trouble with the law or schol. He is scared stiff his college and work career will be ruined. With your experience what can we expect. I know every case is different but a ballpark idea would help.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Texas, and my son is still in high school. The question is will they send him to jail, suspend sentence etcJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The police charged him with an a misdemeanorJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has never hurt anyone, or gotten in trouble before. He does have a anxiety disorder

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I live in California. If someone has reviewed their

I live in California.If someone has reviewed their testimony in a deposition, and has verified it, can use that to file a summary judgment? Because his admission of guilt -- which he inadvertently did -- is really all I need.

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My father had a checking account that he closed 6 months

My father had a checking account that he closed 6 months prior to death. His widow is demanding 1/2 of that money be returned to her through probate. Are closed accounts included in orobate?

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My son is planning on enlisting in the Army. He has a record

Good morning. My son is planning on enlisting in the Army. He has a record that was voluntarily sealed by the California Courts, which I know must be disclosed. He has met with a recruiter several times and has an appointment next week for interview and finger prints. I am unsure how to proceed as far as understanding what actual terms he should use in speaking of his past and what he was actually 'charged' with. We may need upcoming advice on filling out his waiver, gathering letters of character etc.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: WJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: We are \\\\\\\\\We were in California when he initially entered the court system. We are now in Arkansasand his probation was completed hereJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I apologize for the rough typing above. There is a problem with the chat window and i can not see what I am typing WWe are trying to connect with the attorney who helped us with court but have been unable to.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a question regarding employment. I have an interview

Hi, I have a question regarding employment. I have an interview today and I am concerned about the background check. I was placed on deferred adjudication at the beginning of the year and my charge is a significant setback. Injury to an elderly. Because I am not a convicted felon and am unsure if a background check will be preformed, should I openly disclose this information?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not sure I understandJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I live in Florida; am scheduled to apply for a concealed

I live in Florida; am scheduled to apply for a concealed carry permit; one question on the application asks if you've ever been convicted of a felony. I'm 59 years of age. At age 18, I was convicted of a drug sale in NY City. my case was given Youthful Offender treatment and sealed. Do i have to reveal the conviction or answer NO?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: The state is Florida where I live now. The case was an undercover drug sale and occurred in NY City in 1976. I served 3 years probation and was told I don't have to reveal the conviction.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: In reference to the case or application for the conceal carry permit?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If the answer is Yes, I have to reveal the conviction, does this disqualify me from getting approved? And, do I have to contact NY Courts for the final disposition.

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Gerald, Esq

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Dson got a ticket to appear in court apr for smoking a small

dson got a ticket to appear in court apr for smoking a small amount of marijuana .no prior arrests for any trhing good kidJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: flaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: to appear in court apr 18thJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: cop inadvertnly took his drivers license can he get that back

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Zoey, JD

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We reported a County Code Violation about our new neighbors

Hi, We reported a County Code Violation about our new neighbors for operating a Commercial construction business, parking & storing construction equipment and vehicles on Residential their property.(Property Use: 0100 Single Family R)My wife took many pictures and videos of vehicles and noise to share with county inspector since the construction vehicles would be gone early in the morning prior to county inspection later in the day.Eventually neighbors were found to be in violation of IMPROPER USE OF ZONE/SITE PLAN-using property for commercial use and the case was in Adjudication which I believe is a court hearing.Received a letter from neighbor's attorney suggesting we could be sued for harassment if we don't cease taking pictures or videos of their property.To paraphrase the last part of the attorney's letter:Our surveillance activities are unreasonable and not undertaken for any legitimate purpose. As such, the surveillance constitutes harassment and invasion of privacy and likely resulted in the unlawful intercept of my client's private conversations.Attorney stated if we don't' cease and desist his clients will file for injunction in Circuit Court and to institute a lawsuit seeking damages, attorney's fees and court costs for invasion of privacy and (potentially) wrongful intercept of oral communications.The question is do we have any exposure to the charges above for reporting a violation of the Zoning law?Do we have any exposure to the charges above for the manner in which we reported violation of the Zoning law.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sorry, Florida, Hillsborough CountyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, the zoning case has already been to court and they were found guilty of violating the county zoning.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that i can think of.

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I have a question related to obtaining a government security

I have a question related to obtaining a government security clearance.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: FLJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just say that a DUI was filed in MD in 2015, and a credit card default judgement was passed in FL in 2017JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This person was prior military for 10 yrs then became a federal employee who received a secret clearance. During the time this person held a secret clearance as a federal worker, this person took about 20 trips to China, and received a DUI which were both not reported to the security officer of the current command. Recently this person received a default judgement for credit card debt for not responding to a court summons. This person is also in collections for about 5 other credit cards. This person has not been working for the federal government for the last year but has an interview for a federal government job this week. this person is wondering whether he would be able to pass the security background check if the job was offered.

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Gerald, Esq

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