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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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Disability. Multiple Sclerosis and was forced to sign a

disability. Multiple Sclerosis and was forced to sign a power of attorney in NH. Is that POA enforceable?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?Customer: I went through divorce and was made to sign paperwork under duress while homeless to get back in my home and care for my daughter in NH.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As far as what goesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I signed over a POA to X-wifes boyfriend to goo through all my files and accounts to find info in divorce. I could not do 25-A in NH to supply info because of my disability. Court gave wife 80% of 401-k because he said I, who was very disabled was hiding assets. X-wife was told by court to pay 50% oof mortgage and did not. I moved in and found property was $5000 in arrears. I had to ppay to prevent foreclosue. I was locked in to paying for home while there and could not get out till a friend signed a $10,000 loan to have a moving company clear home and move items to FL. Now I have a caretaker and a family burial plot. Now boyfriend is back sending stuff to court. Harassing me and causing further physical/mental MS relapses.

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On April 7, 2016 we sent the under noted memorandum to

On April 7, 2016 we sent the under noted memorandum to ***** FOR LAKESIDE VILLAGE CONDO ASSOCIATION at KONYK & LEMME PLLC ,777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 - West Tower, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401SUBJECT: QUESTION RE OCCUPANY RULES AT LSV“Chelle – my wife and I met you last year at Lakeside Village in the auditorium when we were having some problems with the former president Carmine DeGrande. I appreciate your taking a moment to review a legal question we have in regards ***** ***** Lakeside Village views occupancy rules.Due to ongoing political tension here at Lakeside, we wish to sell our condo where we have resided for the past 14-years. We are leaving many family and friends who also live here, but the atmosphere has become intolerable. We recently completed $20,000 in renovations last year, which we will never recoup, but still we feel we must go as new problems with personnel in the office have arisen. (The unprofessional conduct of our Property Manager, Ben Weinstock to us personally and to other residents is the major factor in our decision. We have written two formal letters of complaint to our friend and Board President, Don Frederick, but it has only made the problem with Ben Weinstock worse.)My question is this. There is a mature 46-year old resident and his wife with no children who have been renting here at Lakeside for the past 2-years. They wish to buy our unit in Bldg. #24 which is a 55+ building. I should note that the office has not been careful here about who they approve and we have (5) underage residents living in our own building and many other buildings across the site that the office refuses to deal with. A few even have teenage children living with them that the office ignores because Jackie Efthemes in our Sales & Rental office says they are ‘nice people'. The residents of Building #16 for example (where Jackie happens to live) have been complaining for 2-years to the office, yet nothing gets done.Over all, this is what is happening at Lakeside Village – the office allows anyone of any age to purchase a unit under the stipulation that the person living in the condo is 55+. What happens most often is that the owner then moves in someone under the age of 55+ and when the office is informed of that, they do little or nothing to rectify the problem as our Property Manager and Board of Directors take no responsibility in evicting or notifying tenants of an infraction in the rules of LSV. It's only been lately, that due to the numbers of complaints by residents and by my wife (Rhonda Borean) who runs the Greeting Committee, that the office is finally having to take notice and react, slow as that may be, it is better than the ‘nothing' they have done for quite a number of years – even back into Carmine Del Grande's tenure as Board President.So – my questions is this…..Does the 80/20 occupancy rule mean that 20% of any given condo (we are in Condo Group 10 which has no underage buildings) can have some residents who are underage?Given the precedent that several people who are underage have been allowed to reside in designated 55+ buildings, is there any way that this 46-year old couple could legally purchase our unit under the broken rules of Lakeside Village and live here without using a relative or friend who is 55+ to purchase it on their behalf?Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Should there be a cost involved, please advise us accordingly.”Instead of responding to our request, Chelle sent the memo to the President of the Board without consultation with us and not even bothering to respond to our request i.e. we would pay for any legal advice.Her actions created a terrible rift with the president and with Bob Bordonaro, a director of the Board, who took me aside and chastised me for sending the memo. They were our friends and have since broken the friendship.I believe that Chelle acted irresponsibly, with no regard for a request of an owner on an apartmeJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no. I think I have outlined the situation.

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In the Vanderbilt University Faculty Manual what does

In the Vanderbilt University Faculty Manual what does "administrative dependency mean" in the following context: " The Dean will also take precautions against real or apparent conflicts of interest on the part of members of the Investigative Committee. Such conflicts of interest may include: administrative dependency, close personal relationships, collaborative relationships,..."JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TNJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The passage is in the Vanderbilt Faculty Manual, available online. It is in a chapter on disciplinary actions and grievances.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that occurs to me.

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FOR DWAYNE ONLY: credible source on Trump's collusion? Some

FOR DWAYNE B ONLY: credible source on Trump's collusion?Some people argue the the source being reported on Trump/Flynn's collusion is not reputable.I was just wondering if you knew of any highly reputable sources? Thanks.

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My boyfriend was picked up by the us marshalls, he's been in

My boyfriend was picked up by the us marshalls, he's been in custody for 4 months with no court date, no indictment, no bond hearing. No one is telling him whats going on. His lawyer waived his right to a speedy trialJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yea there has been a criminal report filedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I received some threatening message from the grandmother of

I received some threatening message from the grandmother of my son in-laws first child when he was 17 and I would like to sue in small claims court but not sure what to sue for. I can copy paste the messages if you like.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I spoke to a police officer and he told me to go get a restraining order on her on Monday. This just happen the last couple of days.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She is threatening to go to agencies and file false complaints

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It's related to employment law. Connecticut, No, I was just

It's related to employment law.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: ConnecticutJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I was just notified yesterday Human Resources is investing.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Has to do with soliciting email solicitation

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My son has missed 21 days of school due to illnesses with

My son has missed 21 days of school due to illnesses with doctor's excuses he is 11 years old, the school is calling child services even when they have a written doctor's note. Is this legal?

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