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A 19 y/o male was recently found guilty on 5 felony counts.

Hello, a 19 y/o male was recently found guilty on 5 felony counts. Sentencing is set for March 10 in Indiana. The current lawyer is not interested in appealing the verdict. The family is unable to pay another lawyer. Are there pro bono criminal appeal lawyers or would this family need to go with a public defender for the appeal process? Also can you list reasons as to why a key witness would be allowed to offer a video testimony only? Reason given by the state was that because his girlfriend is expecting. This does not seem to be a valid reason when the testimony of this person could make a difference in someone being released or spending the rest of the life in prison.JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: Indiana- 35-42-1-1(1) murder, 35-42-1-1(2) murder, 35-42-5-1 (2)/F2 Robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, Robbery by putting someone in fear and r,35-47-2-1/F5: Felon carrying handgunJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: in terms of the appeal?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, also how a known accomplice can testify for the state and possibly have all charges against her dropped

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Zoey, JD

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I am a special education teacher and I have an access online

I am a special education teacher and I have an access online to esped program to complete the IEP of my students as well as to review the IEPs of my students for compliance with the state of Texas. This access was given to me by special education division. Until currently they blocked my username and password ***** Im on leave and my position had been replaced by another teacher. I was on leave since Oct 2016 until now and I believed they just blocked my account for this program last week. Prior to that Im still able to access my stident's IEPs and see if theyre in compliance. Have I done any violation? What is breach of confidentiality? i have not disclose any contents of the ieps. Its their fault that they didnt block my account since I was on leave and they knew I was on leave. Its their stupidity not mine.

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Legal Eagle

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Can you help with confidentially? well its a Hipaa violation

hello can you help with confidentially?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: well its a Hipaa violation happened in the state of CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I was researching first I must file a compliant within 180 days to HHS.govJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want maximum damages pursued and penalties

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RobertJDFL

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I was coerced into signing a document by my healthcare

I was coerced into signing a document by my healthcare provider. It states that my information can be shared with my mom. I'm not comfortable with this. I was yelled at to sign it. How do I get this document back? I do not want my mother to be contacted at all.

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LegalKnowledge

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I'm in CA, Calaveras County. I have been living in my rented

Hello there! I'm in CA, Calaveras County. I have been living in my rented apartment for 6.5 years. When I moved in, there was an unattended feral cat colony breeding and fighting unabated. With several neighbors and the local humane society, we have trapped and sterilized 19 cats. Most of the cats were released on neighboring properties, but do return, and I do feed them. Can a property owner/landlord legally evict a tenant for feeding outside stray animals, especially under the circumstances of overpopulation, compassion, and the area being kept immaculate (no dishes, trash or evidence of feeding, bedding in winter)....JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: California, Calaveras CountyJA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?Customer: It is month to month rental agreement. Landlord is unreasonable and is afraid cats will end up indoors with tenants. The humane society reps have tried to explain the trap/neuter/release ideology and ethics and she just says she's posting notes on everyone's door telling tenants not to feed or provide bedding for any stray (feral) cats. TNR will eventually attrition the cats out, and this is temporary since we are experiencing a very wet and cold winter. My question is to her, what happens if we keep feeding and trapping, etc.?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Thanks, ***** ***** that's it - just does the landlord have the legal right to threaten or actually evict on this issue...

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Maverick

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I had a case - Visitation case - dismissed by a non-suit

i had a case - Visitation case - dismissed by a non-suit w/out prejudice in December of 2016. in order to start the case back up, to refile, do I have to start from scratch, do the Visitation Journal, knock on the door, wait 2-3min, buy something at 711.... or can I just file the correct papers - Notice to Exercise, Motion For Enforcement and Order To Appear And Show Good Cause?

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Maverick

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I'm looking at a contract to return the publication rights

I'm looking at a contract to return the publication rights for 3 of my novels back to me. There is a confidentiality agreement in it that is making me nervous. It is fairly simple:JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Forconfidentiality reasons, this agreement should not be discussed with anyone outside of (redacted) If either party reveals the details of this agreement, that party will be liable under Georgiastate law, for the breach of confidential and labilities incurred.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, this is the agreement. I havent signed it yet. I am concerned about signing as is.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Here's the rest of the agreement. It is very short: Upon payment of these return books, (redacted) will unpublish all digital copies andpaperback copies of all three books and remove the books from (redacted) within fortyeighthours. The company will also discard all paperback books and agree not to sell for profit.

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Dwayne B.

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NH statute of limitations RE: UTMA, NH, Yes, fraudulent

NH statute of limitations RE: UTMAJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NHJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: fraudulent transfer of real property by Custodian

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Maverick

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I left company A for company in January of last year. I had

I left company A for company B in January of last year. I had to sign a non compete with company B. Company A is a service provider and company b is a software development and consulting company. I was recently approached by a recruiter at company b with a potential job opportunity. I'm interested in pursuing and wanted to know if the non compete would apply?

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John

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