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My brother has mental health issues and has been charged

My brother has mental health issues and has been charged with very serious felonies but our current lawyers deny he has any mental health problems (even though these felonies occured during a suicide attempt). Please advise.

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Zoey, JD

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Are you under attorney-client privilege in this

Are you under attorney-client privilege in this conversation?JA: No. I'm the Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: How can I be assured that the information will not be miss-used or exposed inappropriately?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: californiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes. I sent a letter to the CA nursing home licensing board with a copy to CANHR regarding the "false imprisonment" of my dad (took 4 paramedics to get him on the gurney) and am currently in Probate Court to obtain conservatorship which seemed the fastest and best way to protect him going forward.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have been told by his court-appointed attorney that I am in the wrong venue and that the issues of elder abuse and powers of dementia require another court action ... so they were not aggressively pursued. However, I now discover the concept of "Res Judicata" which requires that we address all of this now in an aggressive manner ... need to go to trial and to obtain a more aggressive litigator.

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Dwayne B.

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Did you have a chance to look over and decide if there's a

Did you have a chance to look over and decide if there's a civil case? Their responsibility as an establishment is to maintain safety for customers and instead I was held scared to death with my money robbed and hearing how my family is going to be killed. I miss3d work and got suspended, had all stuff taken close to $5,000 and they get away with that? They did the same to my brother

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Ray

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I was arrested from june 26 til nov 14th, i filled a motion

i was arrested from june 26 til nov 14th, i filled a motion to supress due to an illegal search, the judge found the police were in the wrong and case was dropped, i have proof the police lied, planted evidence, (a gun)JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: this year san mateo county ca.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, just startedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: have police cam plus paper work ect..

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LegalKnowledge

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I have a §1983 Claim for unconstitutional seizure and false

I have a §1983 Claim for unconstitutional seizure and false imprisonment. They asked me in my deposition to state all of my arrests and what the disposition. I informed counsel for Defendants that I had traffic offenses including a DUI, for which I did jail time.My understanding was that they could not use my DUI convictions against me because traffic offenses are no moral turpitude offenses. But I was hearing recently something about that the defense Attorney could tell the Jury to try to vitiate my damages arguing that my brief 20-minute detention could not have had such a significant effect if I already did 75 days in jail.Is it true that they can use the mere fact that I've been to jail against me regardless of the underlying charge when arguing damages?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I just came home from one of the most embarrassing moments

I just came home from one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. I went to WalMart to buy a couple of bicycles for my kids. The guy who unlocked the bicycles for me, told me I had to pay at the electronics checkout line, which is inside WalMart. I believe that at the point when I paid for my bicycles, they became my property. However, the WalMart greeters would not let me leave unless I showed them my receipt and forcibly prevented me from leaving the store until I did. Do I have a case?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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For anyone that has extensive skills to find court cases

For anyone that has extensive skills to find court cases that have set a precedent in California in reference to civil restraining orders granted for child abduction and or concealing ( violation of Penal Code 278 and/or 278.5 or related ) and/or court cases that can be referenced that apply across the country… Please help here.Is there any case in California and or the country that I could reference where a civil restraining order was issued because In laws concealed and falsely imprisoned a child in violation of Penal Code 278 and or 278.5? four days without the custodial parent (me) having access and or communication with?It seems to me the reasonable person would certainly think that a restraining order should be the first thing to keep the in-laws from doing it again.In prior answers some mentioned filing a criminal charge etc. but I'm looking to see if there's a rare instance or two that I could reference where a judge took judicial notice & did have a reason to issue a domestic violence restraining order because I feel to the reasonable person that would be a no-brainer.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Last September while visiting my sister in Mar Vista I had a

Last September while visiting my sister in Mar Vista I had a major depressive episode and was taken to the Marina del Ray Emergency. I waited 20 hours in a holding room while the staff tried to find an evaluator to assist. In spite of citing section 5250 stating that if I was no longer a threat to self (I was NOT) and having a responsible person (my sister) who would take responsibility, I was put in a 72-hour hold at Las Encinas - Aurora Behavioral Health in Pasadena.I filed a letter of complaint with the hospital about a month ago, citing 5 violations of my HIPAA rights, as well as many other quality of care issues.I have spent 20 years as a mental health counselor and 3 years as a HIPAA educator so I know what the laws state and what my rights are.However, I'm not sure where to go from here and I would appreciate a brief conversation for some further direction.ThanksMaryellen Swanson (###) ###-####DOB: 2/13/45

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Double jeopardy... using the same evidence in two separate

Double jeopardy... using the same evidence in two separate trials... what do I need to know? I've got a case against the trustees of my family trust for commiting a number of disturbing torts against me in Kansas but it's a Missouri trust. I've only filed the lawsuit in Kansas and it's for false imprisonment, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, trespassing, and more. The trustees actually made a deal with my own attorney to drop my case recently and he had just served the defendants. I can prove it but right now I'm on my own. I've filed a motion to suspend the trustee and since I'm the only beneficiary I think the court will be able to replace the trustees but I'm concerned about presenting evidence. I think I can probably find another lawyer who might be able to help me with a lawsuit in Missouri because there's still plenty of time to file for breach of fiduciary claims but the Kansas case is all me. I don't want to mess this up, what should I be concerned about? Worse case scenario and the judge decides that I'm too incompetent to defend myself and dismisses the case, how can that effect me filing in Missouri a month from now?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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