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?
Loren, Wanted to let you know my brother is home and
Hello Loren,Wanted to let you know my brother is home and so far so good.Another question - i know some one arrested for grand larceny in NY - taking cash from a person.At arraignment the DA asked for a year " because of an 11 year old felony in Florida".Loren can prior bad acts be used now for something that was settled and sentence completed. Now it seems that it is being used to punish again. If this was presented to a jury would they be allowed to hear about this? It was a completely different kind of charge.
Vicky operates a successful retail computer sales business
Vicky operates a successful retail computer sales business out of her garage. Vicky told Dan that she intended to go on vacation some days later. Dan subsequently informed Eric of Vicky's intended vacation and of his plan to take all of her computers while she was away. Eric told Dan that he wanted nothing to do with taking the computers, but told Dan he could borrow his pickup truck to carry the computers away.While Vicky was scheduled to be away on vacation, Dan borrowed Eric's pickup truck. Late that night, Dan drove the truck over to Vicky's house. When he arrived, he went into the garage by pushing a partially opened side door. Vicky, who had returned home early from her vacation, was awakened by a noise in the garage and went to investigate. As Vicky opened the door connecting the garage to the house she saw Dan loading computers into the back of the truck, she stepped between Dan and the Truck and yelled, "thief!"Dan pushed Vicky out of the way, ran to the truck, and drove off. He immediately went to his friend Fred's house where Dan told him what had just happened. In exchange for two of the computers, Fred allowed Dan to hide the truck behind his house.What crimes, if any, have Dan, Eric, and/or Fred committed?