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I am trying to determine if there is a system for appealing

I am trying to determine if there is a system for appealing to the parole borad if someone is not allowd to work in another state (Illinois) even though it is only minutes awayJA: Since parole regulations vary, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Indiana, sorryJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, it's for my son. He was incarcerat3ed for two years, and I'm on Social Security disability, so money is very very tightJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, I don't think so

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I store from a store 2 days ago and now they are putting my

I store from a store 2 days ago and now they are putting my picture on Facebook offering a reward to anyone who identifies meJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: VaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Should I call the store and just take the item back and apologize or pay for it?

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I have a friend who should've been placed in a minimum

I have a friend who should've been placed in a minimum security prison, based on her offense and her points, yet the BOP is calling for her placement to be in a low security prison. Can this be challenged?JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: This occurred in the state of Wisconsin.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: The attorney says nothing can be done. However, I don't believe a thing this guys says, because he's the same guy who said it was NOT necessary to correct the NUMEROUS errors and falsehoods presented in the PSR...and the incorrect and incriminating information that he left unchallenged in that report is EXACTLY why she got the sentence she did, in the first place!!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that she is completely innocent and this same attorney counseled her to take a plea, saying it would be the easiest for her and that she wouldn't even serve any time...worst case scenario, he claimed she might get 6 months house arrest.

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I'm in California and I recently got a 3 year restraining

I'm in California and I recently got a 3 year restraining order against my neighbor after several instances of threats and harassment. Problem is I'm afraid to call the police on him if I need to. I didn't use the sheriff's department to serve him because previously I used them and he avoided service and continued to harass me. This time I had a friend serve him and he failed to show to the hearing and the judge made the order permanent. I have a feeling if he gets arrested due to the order, he will plead not guilty and try to deny he was ever served. Is there going to be a new trial I will have to attend every time I use the restraining order and he's arrested? And will his lawyer (or public defender or someone else) investigate the person (s) who served him to make sure it was properly served? I had a very hard time finding someone willing to serve him and they will be angry if they ever have to get involved again or go to court to testify regarding this. Thank you!!

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I am going to take an open plea to theft over $250,000 from

I am going to take an open plea to theft over $250,000 from a former employer. I have no past criminal history and have very limited memory of any wrong doing due to a suicide attempt. I need to write a letter begging for the mercy of the court during sentenceing. I have very limited brain function due to the suicide attempt. Could you help me please?

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I'm applying for a job. I have the following issues...unpaid

I'm applying for a job. I have the following issues...unpaid taxes, and an over-payment of unemployment benefitsJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: new york i live in new jerseyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no I'm doing what I can to make it right, however i'm concerned that it's going to show up on a criminal background checkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I also have bad credit due to student loan debt and a few points on my license

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My friend just had an encounter with police, this past

My friend just had an encounter with police, this past Friday.They detained him (as he is on probation) and searched him.During the search they ran the numbers on his MacBook that he bought from our friend several years ago.They said that it came back as stolen and were going to arrest him. However, as my friend currently has an infection, they decided it was more medically sound to just write him a ticket for possession of stolen property and send him on his way with a future court date.Today (the following Wednesday), he was arrested.Apparently, the police went and spoke to a judge and were somehow able to get a warrant for his arrest, for possession of stolen property (the MacBook that they confiscated from him last Friday) and for burglary (of the laptop that he legitimately bought).They showed him a picture of a woman (whom they say did the burglary in which the MacBook was allegedly stolen) whom he has never seen before and asked him if he knows her. So, he told them that he doesn't know her.Yet, there he is, now, sitting in jail.With, presumably, 2 charges of possession of stolen property, for the same item, and a burglary charge based on his possession of the item.Is it legal for them to charge him twice with the same crime before he has even been to his first court date?Does anything that they are doing sound legal?

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If a grand jury meets in January, and it's now almost June

If a grand jury meets in January, and it's now almost June and the person hasn't been arrested or indicted yet, does that mean the person won't be arrested at all?

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I hired two men to fix my roof- -they took the roof off and

I hired two men to fix my roof- -they took the roof off and went home , leaving my roof uncovered over night -- no tarp on it-- it stormed all night and my home flooded ---ceiling caved in in places ---furniture and carpet ruined .. they came back the next day said they would repair my home ---each time they came they made it worse ---now they will not come back or answer my calls. I had to move in with my friends because the home is not liveable . I have been out of my home since June 2016 . I am an 83 year old widow with very little to live on I cannot afford to hire someone else to fix their mess. Either they fix it or I want them arrested for exploriation on the elderly - so I cannot happen to someone else. Thank YouJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Pensacola Florida it happened 6/9/2016JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have tried about a dozen different ones and they said they do not handel that kind of things and refer me to another one who says the same thingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not right now thanks

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