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I'm needing a little bit of advice. This past August I was

Greetings,I'm needing a little bit of advice.This past August I was pulled over for out of date tags. Way out of date.That and I couldn't find my insurance cards (I was/am insured, just somehow didn't get the cards to the van.).No excuse for it other than pure air headedness due to “grief compounded by profound poverty”. (Long story. Way too long.)Anyrate.My goof.I appreciate the deputy for bringing it to my attention.(Holy crap! How the… UGH! Pounding head on steering wheel has evolved to pounding head on desk, with all the expected utterances about myself for such an occasion.)So, come October 19th, I've got a court date for my first traffic ticket since 1982.(Well… unless you count parking tickets… think my last one was in the 90s some time…)I thought, given my circumstances, I'd better check up on what I need to get ready for this… and found more compounding on my already compounded grief. (I'm beginning to wonder when the geologic forces will take effect… Will I become schist? That wouldn't be quite gneiss.)I can't afford a lawyer, but damn, I can't afford the minimum fine, let alone what's likely (I was shockingly out of date).Heck, just the trip up there is going to be pretty stiff on me.The jail time mentioned, even the minimum, well… forget me ever working again.Most of the jobs, that are what I'm trained to do and have experience in, have required a security clearance since 9/11.That's been bad enough since I took some years off to take care of my husband after his stroke… this?Forget it.I'm finished.There's also the little issue of my mother.The only reason I have a roof over my head and food on my plate is because I've been chauffeur and cook for my 84 year old mother since before my husband died.(My husband died when I was 55 years old. I am able bodied, given my work experience, so not able to claim disability. I have another 2 years and 5 months before I can receive survivor's benefits. i.e. My income is $0/year.)We moved here from Massachusetts (where I had a very good career going, thank you), to help out when my father's health started getting bad.Mom's never had good enough eyesight to drive.We live down here in Thayer, mass transit is not reliable, this is an area that never recovered from the Depression of the 1930s (which is why there is the “low cost of living” fairy tale down here, and why so many retirees, like my parents, are suckered into retiring down here – then dutiful kids get suckered into moving here to take care of ailing parents that are stuck… like me. There's no gravity in the Eastern Ozarks… it just sucks.).There is a definite lack of resources, and being without a reliable mode of transportation is definitely a handicap here.What's she going to do if I get stuck in jail?It's going to be a hardship on her.I don't have any of those mythical, generous, rich relatives that I keep getting told to borrow from.Never have had.Back when I was working I was about the closest the family had, and I was just barely breaking into that “middle class” thing.More like I got to poke my head in and look around for a few minutes.So…All joking aside (I have to joke. I'm getting dehydrated from crying.).I really need some advice about my best options of action and where to turn to for some (real) help, so that I can get the best possible outcome.I'm hoping you might have a few ideas?Thank you for your time,Kate Ackerly

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Ently housed in he Renown clinic in Sparks. She had been on

ently housed in he Renown clinic in Sparks. She had been on Medicaid but today they entered her into Medicare. She owns a manufactured home which requires a monthly rent payment for the land. She had a car but it is disabled too. We want to use some of her money to purchase another car for her which is equiped to transport her. RENOWN says that we can not purchase the car for her using her existing funds.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: Can we purchase the vehicle using her funds? NevadaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes with Medicair and MedicaidJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She has existing funds of her own. Renown states that we must use those funds for her care - $297 per day until gone

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A parcel which I sent thru UPS was not delivered to my

A parcel which I sent thru UPS was not delivered to my friend in india. UPS says the address is incomplete but the post office had no problem delivering my parcels previously. At first the UPS said they are holding the parcel due to exicse duty outstanding but my friend since then have paid the duty thru online and have sent me prove of that. UPS still cannot confirm delivery. Can I sue them for breach of contract?

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Can I sue State Compensation Insurance Fund? I'm being

Can I sue State Compensation Insurance Fund?I'm being charged $5500 for back pay on my workers comp. for 2014-2015, the reason for the charge is this; they are including the total commission we pay to get business as a payroll expenses and calculating our premium on those bases, this is a limousine service and we have to pay commission to the hotel's bellmen or front desk agents to get limousine jobs, when CA SCIF audited me in 2015 they looked at my bank statements and the checks I paid to these agents in my bank account and included the commission as a payroll even though on the checks say "commission" and not payroll, I separate my payroll from other expenses, when I refused to pay (justifiably) they sent my case to a collection agency and now I have to pay $6661.35, if I pay that money is like I'll be giving everyone a free ride and pay for the gas and expenses out of my pocket! Can I take them to court (or small claim court) or is any lawyer who will take the case and also is the CA State Compensation Insurance Fund considered a public entity? And how do I file a written claim (a templet) with CA SCIF?PS: I do not have a policy with them any longer since all my employees are corporate officers.Thanks,Kami SoltaniLuxe Transportation Inc.Los Angeles, CA

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I don't have a concealed carry permit but have a legal

I don't have a concealed carry permit but have a legal registered handgun , can I have it in my car , my glove box it that legal, if not how do I transport it to the range

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I am legally blind and am confined to home at least 6 days a

I am legally blind and am confined to home at least 6 days a week. Cannot go anywhere with help. I have opportunity to move into senior facility that offer me weekly transportation, socializing with other seniors my age, meals provided and someone around if I need them. My apt has 60 days rule to move out. However I have to move by end of Oct. or loose the apt. I have waited a year for this senior apt opportunity. Can I ask to released from 60 day rule based on disability?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Are you talking about apt mgtJA: No. I'm the Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: No. I am going in the next couple of days to advise them I am moving. I need to know my legal rightsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I also suffer from severe asthma which can last from month to five months. I have arthritis of knees, back and rt foot. I also have hx of depression which is now escalating because of my being alone and confined to apt. I need what this senior facility offers for my quality of life.

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North Dakota labor laws concerning travel time, the company

North Dakota labor laws concerning travel time, the company I work (JMAC resources) for has us drive to our foremans house instead of meeting at the shop to get picked up, in order to avoid paying us the required office to jobsite pay is it legal to require us to do that? Could I make a lawsuit against them on this and what is the average settlement on a case like this?

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I am applying for NY unemployment insurance and I have not

I am applying for NY unemployment insurance and I have not received any benefits. Recently I had to refuse a job offer and it was noted that I would need to fill out a form with the reason for not taking the position. If the reason provided does not meet "good cause" standards for a "suitable job" I may be denied unemployment coverage. I want to be sure that I give the correct succinct honest reason as to why I refused the job and keep my illegibility for unemployment.The main reasons I rejected the offer are:1. 80% travel (typical travel schedule of monday- thursday every week).2. With this much travel it would create a hardship for childcare since my wife also works. She works in the medical field on shifts and coverage for our sonwould be absent when she had a shift.3. I could possible indicate the commute is over 1.5 hours, since each engagement would likely be over that amount, most is air travel.I have read on NYUI's website I might be subject to denial of benefits due to lack of availability if I submit childcare as a hardship.Please advise what my best course of action would be.Thank you

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My daughter and a friend were traveling through Kansas from

My daughter and a friend were traveling through Kansas from Colorado with Arkansas plates. They were stopped once for speeding and given a ticket. The state trooper wanted to search the car and my daughter said he could not search it. They drove on and stopped for lunch and continued on their way. She was stopped by a second trooper for 72 in a 65mph. He said he smelled dope and forced them out of the car- Hand cuffed my daughter and her friend and put her in the cop car and read her her rights. He then started an unsuccessful search through her things. He came back to the car and told her if she did not tell him where it was she would be in worse trouble. She was scared and told him there was pot in a tin can in her overnight bag.She got it for anxiety in Bolder. He gave her a ticket and let her go. How could he cuff her for an odor,scare her, and let her go ? Did he have the right to what he did and what course of action do we take ?

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