My wife walked out of a shopping store (we have 3 kids)
My wife walked out of a shopping store (we have 3 kids) after eating in their cafe, she paid for this, and forgot to check out. She uses recycled grocery bags and simply forgot. They grabbed her. Took her food. And a few weeks later we got notice in mail for court date with larceny over $250. We have spent over $5k in food at this store in the past. Does she need a lawyer when she goes to see Clerk magistrate in MA this week?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And to clarify, can you tell me what paperwork has been filed?Customer: MA. larceny over $250JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes filed with court we have a docket numberJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no that's it
Previous employee attempted identiy theft against me. Used a
Previous employee attempted identiy theft against me. Used a forged drivers license with my info, but her picture , to rent a van with my stolen credit card. She didn't return the van. Owner of business that rented the van recognized her in a photo, and identified her. The detective is dragging his feet to do a 'line up' since he says that ultimately the above crimes would just be a misdamenor in California. Is that true? Would the combo of those crimes mentioned just be a misdamenor, I thought most certainly a felony..JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: California...rented a Uhaul van....but the rest of the story is she spent 6000 in credit card bills, BUT the Best Buy store's surveillance cameras playback hasnt' been able to download to the detective's equipment, and she had her hand over her face while walking thru the store, so that would be a harder thing to prove....but we have a witness for the first crimes...JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There is a police report, and I have been working with a detecti eJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's it....this person, a Medical Assistant also stole money from a patient while she was in the restroom.....no charges filed for that though...
My son is on probation and is recently being hounded by
my son is on probation and is recently being hounded by phone calls claiming to be some Orando County collections office saying he owes money for rentals that were never returned 8 years ago. he gets different calls from different phone numbers and no one can provide him with written documentation of what the actual charges are. he is being threatened with arrest warrants for grand larceny and grand theft, which would not only violate his probation but could result in years behind bars. there has been no other contact - by mail or otherwise - except these phone calls. we need to determine if this is legitimate or not - any idea how to do that?JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the Lawyer to go over that information with you. Before I do, is there anything else you want the lawyer to know?Customer: this same scenario played out earlier this year - feb/march time frame. my son called both the Orange County Sheriff, his probation officer, and an office in Texas (where the calls were originating from). they all told him this was a scam to collect money with the threat of jail. we think it may be the same thing, but want to make sure
I have a questions regarding 1st party debt collection
Hello, I have a questions regarding 1st party debt collection practices (the original company that gave credit)JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?Customer: Minnesota. The practice in question occured last weekJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Other than the specifics of the issue?
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My son was house sitting for a couple. He had done this
My son was house sitting for a couple . He had done this before and the wife told him that he could drive their 2011 Polaris Ranger at that time setting a precedent. This time while house seeking he was driving the same 2011 Polaris and he flipped it on its side doing damage. The husband is furious and wants a brand new 2016 Polaris worth app $12,500 THe repair cost of the 2011 is app $3,000. We offered to fix the 2011 Polaris. We meet face to face and the husband appeared to be drinking before we got there and was extremely harsh and rough on my son. SAying he had contacted the police and going a arrest made for stealing his vehicle, Grand larceny as he quoted. I would appreciate as the legally what is right and probable in this case.
My husband was just recently flying back from Mexico after
My husband was just recently flying back from Mexico after visiting a friend there and having his teeth worked on. He flew into Georgia as his layover and would be continuing his flight into Orlando, and was arrested at the airport on a warrant of fugitive from justice for something in Florida. He never received anything regarding any warrant or complaint against him. He was held in Georgia and was just informed he is being extradited to Florida in the morning. He found out the charge is grand larceny over 20,000. He has never had any legal issues before, his concern is, when he gets to Florida and he goes before a judge, if his attorney is not present, should he wave his right to a speedy trial, is that when it is done or will he be able to get to speak to an attorney first? I am currently working on getting an attorney. We have not lived in the county he is being extradited to in three years, but our mail was always forwarded and email addresses did not change. I am totally lost as what to do.
I had given a deposit to a landlord lease of an apartment.
Hello,I had given a deposit to a landlord for the lease of an apartment. We signed a lease agreement and established a move-in date. A deposit of one month's rent was given.The Landlord sent me a note a week later and indicated that they will be selling the place and further indicated that my deposit will be returned promptly. After two weeks of follow up and no check, the Landlord indicated that she would re-send the check via certified mail and also subtract $100 from the total amount ($50 for cancelling the check, and $50 for re-sending (the nerve!). After one week, no check. Now I cannot get a return call from her. Given that the deposit was for $2,650, is this considered grand larceny? Is this best-handled in small claims court? Is this a felony?
My 14-year-old male neighbor invited me into the apartment
My 14-year-old male neighbor invited me into the apartment where his family resides, to discuss a grand larceny with his aunt. I am not a professional in law enforcement. When I started to ask her some questions, the 14-year-old unexpectedly grabbed me from behind, spun me around, and threw me to the floor. At that point, would I have any legal right to then hit the 14-year-old boy or to further engage him in a physical altercation with impunity?