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Rape, law, & evidence

A:  You''re forgetting the role of the jury. Evidence in criminal trials does not have to be proved like a scientific experiment, it has to convince a jury. As (say) the OJ Simpson verdict demonstrated, it''s never possible to prove any crime beyond the shadow of a doubt, but a prosecutor can try. Often, all the evidence is circumstantial and there are no eyewitnesses. In the most clearcut rapes, you have (a) DNA evidence that the accused had sex with the victim, and (b) the unequivocal statements of the victim that the act was not consensual, and (c) other evidence, like the circumstances of the act as you mention. If this convinces a jury, you have a conviction....

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Grandmother seeking custody of grandaughters?

A:  The children have a father. And while it is POSSIBLE for a grandparent to seek custody, the court would have to find BOTH PARENTS unfit before you could file. And you would also have only as many rights to file as any other third-party, namely HIS parents. The above response is 100% correct. However, if both parents would agree to give you custody (which you seemed to hint at in your original post) then it would be a fairly simple matter. However it would absolutely take the agreement of both parents. Otherwise again, you would have to prove both parents unfit, and would be on an equal playing field with all other immediate family, on both the maternal and paternal sides....

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How should we go about handling this situation with our contractor?

A:  There''s one thing about the weather, another when the person''s in hospital....... but....... to... get hung up on? No, that''s completely our of order and rude and alarm bells are ringing now with you. My instinct is to advise you to write to them, voice your concerns, keep a copy of the letter, don''t forget to date it (although I can''t see that happening after all this time!) Give them 7 days to respond, telling them a date to respond by and that if you haven''t heard from them by then, that they leave you no choice than to take the matter further and they will be hearing from your lawyer. Go to your local citizen''s advice bureau who will find you a list of legal aid lawyers (if this is applicable). Waste no time, get a

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PTSD, SSDI & OWCP

A:  I am not familiar with what you call "housebound criteria". If I understand what you are saying is that you are receiveing your full compensatiof from OWCP for a leg and foot unjury while employed by the Forest Service. I have no idea whatsoever you mean by "100% secular p&t with housebound criteria". I take it that p&t means that your condition is permanent and total? If that is the case, you are the very first person that I am aware of to receive this from OWCP. In the past, the best OWCP has done to to rate injured workers temporary total. If you are receiving wage loss from OWCP, this means that according to OWCP you are not ale to work, so if you do work then you are not totally disabled. The you say that OWCP is sending you to a psychiatrist. Why would...

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Credit Card lawsuit

A:  Here's the deal.  Firstly, if you still have it, I suggest that you pull out your credit card agreement and read it.  You probably will find language that says that if you default on your payments, 100% of the debt is owed and payable immediately.  Additionally, you probably will find language that allows them to stick you with court costs and attorney fees if the creditor does sue you.  Finally, a default also can be sending less than the minimum amount due.  In other words, if the minimum amount due was $200, but you only sent $100, you defaulted. Bottomline, they do not have to accept your repayment proposals.  You likely agreed to do something else when you first obtained the card.  You likely do not have any real legal defense to a

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how long til it goes away?

A:  It's not clear whether the DUI conviction happened in AL or TN but it doesn't actually matter. Neither state allows convictions to be expunged. You should also be aware that even if an expungment were allowed, it would not hide the conviction from law enforcement. They'd still know about it. Whether or not that disqualifies you for a position in law enforcement depends upon state law and the particular department. You say that you "beat" the first one. How exactly did you "beat" the charge? Was it dismissed, nol prossed, an aquittal at trial? Was it a municipal case that was tossed or did you plead guilty at the municipal level and then have the case resolved at the circuit court...

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Co-signed auto loan

A:  You can certainly sue for indemnification of the payments you made while he had the car. You'd probably have a strong possibility of winning. But being upside down on the loan is not a result of his breach. It's a function of the loan and the car and you wouldn't get any money for it. Lots of people are upside down on their loans because they just make bad deals on the vehicle price and the loan terms. It's also possible that you can get the judge to order him to sign over the title to you. No guarantees though....

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paralegal and law studies

A:  Sorry, I don"t do criminal work.  Most lawyers do work long hours, sometimes because the pay is good and/or because that lawyer believes in what he or she is doing.  Writing skills are important as are listening skills.  Much of what you learn is not terribly relevant and experience is key.  Try to get a legal intern job along the way....

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H4 (dependant) visa to F1?

A:  You CAN also do ON CAMPUS study as well on H4. You don''t need F1 visa to study even on campus. The only advantage of F1 visa for study over H4 is that you will be eligible for on campus job, CPT as well as OPT, if you study on F1 visa. On H4 visa you can''t get those advantages. so basically, if you are interested only for online course, you don''t need F1. But how much online job values in getting you REAL job in future, I doubt....

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Tenant breaches lease by leaving 7 months early

A:  Is the "3 months penalty" a clause in your contract/lease? You do have a legal obli... to mitigate damages by attempting to show you are trying to get tenants, not just depending on suing the previous tenant.  Bring copies of your ads advertising your property for rent.  Most judges will award you for the time the house is unoccupied, (up until the lease ends) ... you have made a good faith attempt to re-rent asap. Like I said, courts will award the amount of time the property has gone un-rented up until the end of the lease, PROVIDED the court is satisfied you made a good faith effort to re-rent...keep those rental ads to prove you tried!  But they won't pull a number out of the air, like 3 months, without good reason. I'd...