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I have a summons to appear for a worthless check. I'm in

I have a summons to appear for a worthless check. I'm in Illinois. It happened in Wisconsin. It's a MUST appear. Monetarily what's the worst caseJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It was an $18.00 check & It was accidentally written against a closed account. I told the other party it was my fault & I would make out good but wanted to see the bank charge. She wouldn't

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My boyfriend and I got into an argument. A bystander called

My boyfriend and I got into an argument. A bystander called the cops because he held a pistol up. Once the cops arrived he was arrested and placed in custody. I did not feel threatened at anytime and did not want charges on him. They charged him anyway. Is there anyway I can get these charges dropped.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: It happened Sunday at 3 pm. I live in PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes he is charged with terrostic threats simple assault stalking disorderly conduct. He has a prelimary hearing april 5JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I dont think so. I am just so upset with this all

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Tina, Texas, I just received a temporary restriction order,

Hello TinaJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I just received a temporary restriction orderJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: related to divorce

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I have been charged with retail theft of 625.00 and have a

I have been charged with retail theft of 625.00 and have a preliminary hearing. what can happen to meJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: paJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I received paperwork to appear for court next monthJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was on camera according to the security officer

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I have hired a lawyer for s DUI and was wondering if I need

I have hired a lawyer for s DUI and was wondering if I need to appear with him at the sentencing?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South DakotaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It's been filed, on February 16 is initial court appearance and he said I don't have to go with him then, he will plead non guilty and sentencing will be laterJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not really just wondering if it's better I'm at the sentencing or not?

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My son was a minor, working at a sporting goods store. A

My son was a minor, working at a sporting goods store. A older co-worker approached him on helping his family members by giving merchandise at a reduced rate. He was charged with embellezemnet even though he didn't get no merchandise or stole money. This family member gave him $30. This continued for sometime. I asked him why he continued even though he didn't get no other compensation. He said he felt he had too. My question is we as parents have a right to sue the employer who put him in this position since there employee came to him and told him how to do it? ThanksJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: West VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. He was arrested and charged. A preliminary hearing is scheduled. No type of civil suit by us, the parents at this time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. Thank you

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I live in California What is a predisposition hearing? I

I live in CaliforniaWhat is a predisposition hearing? I cannot find this on the internet anywhere and I have one coming up in my civil case.

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I am currently pending charges due to a crime I did not

I am currently pending charges due to a crime I did not commit but military accusing me to be involved even after the person admitted to everything. First I was pending charges that was withdrawn after lawyers filed two motions on my behalf which was pulled before we had a scheduled court hearing. They re-preferred charges. The proscrcution has made two mistakes as far a misstating information from a preliminary hearing to the convening authority . I am being offered a deal to avoid trail which will also mean the prosecution will not have to explain their mistake. Is this legal ?

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If I'm suing someone in small claims court, do they have to

Hi! If I'm suing someone in small claims court, do they have to show up at trial, or can they just send their attorney?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Brown County, WisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We had a preliminary hearing. Two defendants were present, the other two did not come but sent their lawyer. At the end of the hearing, the commissioner scheduled the trial.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's my main question, thank you.

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