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My wife and I had a yard sale. A local consignor came to it,

My wife and I had a yard sale. A local consignor came to it, loaded up a number of items, bargained to buy more and pick them up later. She wrote a check for the items which bounced. Prior to the check bouncing she wrote up a contract to consign a number of other items (primarily nice furniture). Before her check bounced she had picked up all the items she initially bought and wrote a contract to consign the others. We've tried multiple times to get her to pay up on the first check and cover the bad check charge, but she has delivered only empty promises. We're going to send her a certified demand letter about the original check, but I'm wondering if we can threaten her with theft by deception since she took other things for consignment and now we can't trust her to give us our share if she sells them.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia. The deal was made in Glynn county and this woman's business and domicile are in Brantley county.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. My wife has made phone calls, sent text messages, made arrangements to meet with this woman to get cash--and we've still not been paid. It's been a month since the sale.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'd like to resolve this at a low level. I don't think the value of the consigned items merits a lawsuit, but I do feel like I've been cheated out of the original money ($393 with the bad check charges) and several hundred more dollars that the consignment of the other items would bring.

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I need some guidance, Mississippi, Yes and the person who

I need some guidanceJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MississippiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes and the person who put my brother in jail dropped the charges but he needs to press charges on themJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes he got attacked from behind by his girlfriend's 31 year old son who is trained MMA fighter and beat him in the head and ear. He also is a high risk diabetic. They knew that. He did not fight back or hit the 31 year old. He kept asking his girlfriend to get her son off of him but she allowed the beating to continue before she called the police. He was booked for assault domestic violence and assault by threat. She dropped the charges because basically she filed a false police report, he lost his job over this and she has slandered his name saying he is a meth head which is a lie. What charges can he fileJA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: How much will the legal fee beJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Did you send a page

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I live in the NE Pines Apartments in Humble I have lived

I live in the NE Pines Apartments in Humble I have lived there for 4 years without any problems. The couple upstairs sublet their apartment to their young adult children. It then became a party house and had the couple fighting and doing drugs and I think selling them I had to call the Humble Police several times and Pat our manager said they were getting evicted but that they were moving out on their own and will be gone soon. Well because I called the police they slashed on tire. The next evening the young man was overdosing in his vehicle outside and my room mate called the police this saved his life but the he was not allowed on the property but snuck in and he got into a fight and we called the police which resulted in 4 slashed tires. Then the young couple moved out but left another couple up there and they lived above us for free hiding that they were there. Now Pat calls me and tells me that she has rented the apartment to a young couple with a 1 year old. Guess what it was part of the ones that were evicted and the hell has started again. Because I supposedly caused too much trouble she has given me a letter that states I can only contact her regarding maintenance items and her maintenance men won't come to fix things in my apartment I had to give her a written notice of the things that needed to be replaced. I feel she has once again put our lives in danger and we are moving out but can I sue her for not providing a safe environment?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: are you going to write backJA: No. I'm the Landlord-Tenant Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: what will happen next?JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?Customer: yes I live with a crack damaged carpet which they refuse to replace because i have a cat. none of the plugs in the apartment work and the toilet is leakingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: both I and my room mate are disabled but I can work and she can't so she was subjected to this 24 hours a dayJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Houston texas - Humble texas

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Dwayne B.

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My brother is serving a 20 year sentence in federal prison.

My brother is serving a 20 year sentence in federal prison. He has been in prison for more than 13 years. His ex-wife and step-daughter accused him of sexual molestation. My then 15 year-old niece accused three other men of the same thing and wrote a recantation letter admitting to lying about what my brother had supposedly done. I became a private investigator after this matter and have spent years digging into this case. I recently came across court documents of the child custody hearing where my niece admitted on the stand to lying about what my brother supposedly done. My brother was a former police officer and decorated veteran of Desert Storm & Desert Shield. His job with the police department was investigating people who had been accused of child molestation. During the investigation into the matter with my niece a booklet was found in his desk entitled The Pedophile Handbook. It was not how to be a pedophile, but how to investigate such matters. My brother received several like material when he attended a training conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Seventy-five days after he left his home where his wife and kids were living his wife turned over computers and discs she said belonged to my brother. The computer had a number of items the federal investigators deemed "indicative of child pornography." They were referring to a site called Sorry. I hit enter too soon. Petoland. ItJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: 's where children play with a virtual puppy or kitten. My nieces and nephew played that on the home computer all the time. Anyway...the attorney I hired to help my brother (case in Kansas City, Missouri) informed me that I should convince my brother to take a plea because circumstantially things did not look good. By this time my brother had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I was made his guardian and did convince him to take a plea. I was told there is a 95% chance of a conviction and nothing more needs to be said than my nieces accusation. My brother's Parkinson's has worsened. The state of Missouri have granted him parole in March 2018, but the federal sentence was concurrent. I want to know what form I need to fill out to get the sentence changed given the new evidence I have found in the last nine months? Would it be Form 40 for Missouri? What form do I fill out for the Feds? I spent $345,000 on the last lawyer and all he offered was a plea. Thirteen years have passed. Has time run out on this matter?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I had a lawyer submit paperwork for a pardon and/or commutation of sentence. Neither was granted.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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My brother was charged with enticing of an elderly person.

my brother was charged with enticing of an elderly person. He fell for this Nigerian scam in late 2015. He was receiving cashier's checks from this lady in south georiga. He did not know her, but he was told by this so call girl from Nigeria that he needed to cash the chekcs and wire them to her. That is what he did. However, when he was arrested, they originally arrest him for fraud. Now the DA has changed her the charge to enticement of an elderly person. My brother never emailed, texted, chatted or called her. I have the police report and the elderly lady stated that she was told by someone else to mail cashier's checks to my brother.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Georgia. He was arrested March 30, 2016 in Ellijay Ga and transported to Fitzgearld GA (Ben Hill County)JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes. Originally the secret service talked to him, but they closed the case. I have had a handful of phone conversations with the secret service and stated my brother was stupid, but not a criminal.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just trying to help my brother. He has been in jail since March of 2016. I am not sure how they can change the charge other than for convenience for an easier case for the DA

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Zoey, JD

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I HAVE A CASE THAT ENDED TEN YRS AGO AND I WANTED TO KNOW

I HAVE A CASE THAT ENDED TEN YRS AGO AND I WANTED TO KNOW THE PROCESS FOR A FULL PARDON, My File says I owe restitution but the judge imposed an amount of $407 which I paid immediatelyJudge sentenced me under special provision for probation to terminate when the enforced amount was paid... which I did. Now its showing a restitution order for $1,040 and Id like to start the pardon process and don't know what this restitution is about since my probation terminated by judges order when I paid the $407JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: no probs\\JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: in Florida... I have an entire PDF file of the case if yoi want itJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes ... the whole thing... can I attach the pdf file here?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: im in another state and need to find out about these restitutions that I wasn't aware of after it terminated under speciall provisions] one moment ] I will attach file\

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Zoey, JD

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My wife and I were in Chicago about 3 weeks ago and bought a

My wife and I were in Chicago about 3 weeks ago and bought a violin for our son. today I received a phone call from a detective stating that the violin we purchased was stolen. We live in florida and the violin was stolen from Indiana. we have put a bit of money into this instrument. We are willing to return it, but what happens to our money?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: ok, after the deposit how much will I be billed?JA: It's only $5 .Customer: and after?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes, I was contacted by a detective.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, price

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I need some feedback regarding a Hit Skip charge, ohio, Yes.

I need some feedback regarding a Hit Skip chargeJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: ohioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes. I have been cited with the Hit Skip and have retained legal council. I have already read the possible penalties for Ohio. I just wanted some feedback specific to my situationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This is my first offense charge.

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I loaned a friend 4250.00 in October 2013 while he was

I loaned a friend 4250.00 in October 2013 while he was incarcerated. The verbal agreement was that he would pay me back when he was released in 2014. He is now refusing to pay and states that he fooled everyone.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Only that I was his Power of Attorney while he was incarcerated and to my knowledge he has not ended that agreement in writing or verbally.

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