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Caught for shoplifting - second time...FL

A:  I'm not in FL. Apply for a public defender, at a minimum. Probation is almost ALWAYS a possibility. The first conviction will be used by the state in its determination of what punishment will be recommended, if the state finds it. "Can an attorney negotiate a probation?" The attorney can always negotiate with the state. A defendant's usual options are: 1. Go to trial. 2. Plead guilty without a deal. 3. Plead guilty pursuant to a plea deal. "Would that mean that after successully completing a propbation, I would not be charged w/ a conviction?" That's not what probation means. The vast majority of guilty pleas and verdicts result in a conviction that will NOT go away. "Is there a chance that the...

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I have not paid my second mortgage and rather than foreclose they filed a lawsuit against me. What are my options?

A:  Your question touches on the following issues: Mortgage modification Foreclosure Lines of credit and second mortgages Bankruptcy Hardship distribution from a 401(k) The Making Home Affordable program The issues in your question are common to many Bills.com readers, and as a result I have answered several questions similar to yours that I will reference as I answer your question. Read the articles I point out along the way to learn additional information. Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) The HAFA article covers the new federal guidelines under the Making Home Affordable (MHA) initiative, which oversees the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program. The MHA FAQs state that under the 2nd Lien...

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A law office bought one of my debts and the case is now in court. What would be helpful for me to provide at this trial?

A:  I strongly encourage you to retain an attorney to defend you in court, especially since the statute of limitations may have expired for the collection of the debt. I know that hiring an attorney can be expensive, but you may end up with a court judgment against you for over $5,000 plus attorney fees, because you were not aware of your rights under the law, or you were unable to effectively argue your case in court. Depending on the laws in your state, the creditor may be able to garnish your wages, freeze your bank accounts, and/or place a lien on your home in order to collect this debt if it...

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Im going to court for the first time.. suspended license....?

A:  Talk with respect to the Judge (Sir, your honor) & wear nice clothing (Suit or military uniform would work. Don''t wear shorts or a T-Shirt). Don''t try to B.S. the Judge, they frown on that kind of thing and get annoyed. As to what to say it''s hard for me to recommend a course of action as I don''t know the situation. What were the prior tickets for, did you pay the fine or attend a safety course for each ticket (and how many times can you take a safety course), were you supposed to mail a certificate of completion to Clerk of the courts when you passed your safety course, did any of your prior tickets REQUIRE you to attend court (and you simply failed to notice it), were any of your prior tickets...

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19, theft and possession under $5000

A:  You should be able to make a payment arrangement for court fines. I don''t know what the store would be willing to work out with you. You have to go to court and then you take the class(es) some people say they had to take one others say they had to take two. Then you have to go back to court to basically tell the Judge what you got out of it and then the Judge will make the fines and ruling. IF you do not get in any trouble you should be eligible to get the record expunged. You should be done with court and the classes before summer. There will be court costs, and in Canada I believe there will be or could be a chanrge from the store to pay them for thier costs. ...

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Access to Children

A:  I am not in Alberta so I don''t know whether the rules of court in Alberta allow you to file a court application electronically. I can tell you that in Ontario this cannot be done. In terms of how long it will take to get a court hearing, I would suggest that you retain a family law lawyer in Calgary right away. Your lawyer will be able to tell you more about the process. You will also want to get legal advice on the question of what form of access would be appropriate, given the fact that your children have not seen you since June 2009. Naturally, your lawyer will only be able to advise you...

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i signed up a contract to buy a house. how can i get out of it?

A:  Do you have any contingencys per the contract? Lu, If you need to consult an attorney feel free to contact me. My wife is a Real Estate attorney and may be able to assist you. An attorney, specically a real estate attorney, needs to look at your contract. If you have a REALTOR they should be able to answer the question. You need representation if the builder is not communicating to you. If there were contingencies in the contract that you cannot meet as a buyer it may not cost you anything to get out of it. Without true representation the builder/developer may not tell you this. Lu, If you have already contacted an attorney, then you really...

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Need to do a will. How do I choose a good attorney?

A:  Word of mouth is the best way to learn about an attorney. Call the state bar and ask about any disciplinary proceedures the attorneys have. Check to see if they are rated on martindale.com (Note that lack of any rating or entry on martindale is not a reflection of ability.) You can look up the lawyer's credentials at the following site: http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml Gosh, there are all sorts of things you can do. I'd ask as many questions as I could think of in the "interview", e.g., "How many times to your knowledge have your wills been challenged on technical grounds that you know of, presumably where you've later also represented...

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In NY can the seller''s attorney also get a percentage of the sell price without disclosing that info to the

A:  Jon, Look if your attorney is trying to collect a fee on the selling price, hire someone else. Unless this attorney was with you every step of the way, helping you negotiate the deal, providing you comps for apartments, etc.... I''m not really sure how he came up with this in the first place. attorney''s get their legal feel paid, anywhere from $800 to maybe $2000 depends on how good he or she is and that''s it. Why in the world would you want to share a % of your sales price with an attorney, did they do something extra for you and help you earn $50 or $100K over your asking price that they feel entitled to this? I highly doubt it. Sounds very shady to me. And just because an

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How does somebody shoot a guy 4 times (Once in the head) and just get 30 days?

A:  you mentioned a statute of limitations of 3 years. I''m not going to argue that but use it and compare it to the fact this took place 13 years ago. so you understand what a statute of limitations is? if so, why do you think there would be any action available to you 1 years after the SoL elapsed? That is the statue for a civil liberties violation. What I am seeking is something akin to wrongful prosecution. To my limited knowledge and or common sense attempted murder should have no such limitations? If someone gets millions for a hot cup of coffee... What I want is justice, not some sort of award. Mark This is your second thread - the answers don''t change just because you start a new thread. The person who shot you was already prosecuted for the crime and served a...