4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You If you want a legal representative at all, you should work closely together in order to win your case. Regardless of how competent they can be, they're gonna need your help. Allow me to share four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're likely to reveal for them. Privilege means whatever you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - most importantly information another side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all the information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they have to assist them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, by being promptly, whenever. In reality, because you might need to discuss very last minute details or even be extra prepared for the truth you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important so that you can prove to the court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward enhancing your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Was There A Construction Accident With A Forklift In Baltimore On April 28Th, 2008?
Occurred In Baltimore Maryland, And The Forklift Operators Name Is Vernon Pumphrey.
I perform a daily search of forklift accidents for awareness on the job in our warehouse that I manage. The only one I could find was the following info:
Philadelphia, PA - A Bucks County worker died in a Monday morning accident after the forklift he was operating toppled over. Police did not release the victim's name but said the man, who was working at a Falls Township plant, was pronounced dead at about 9 a.m.
The plant is located on Sinter Road, police said.
Investigators did not immediately release any other details.
I Contacted 2 Dui Lawyers Online-- They Keep Trying To Get In Touch?
I Sent Some Evaluation Thing In To Two Or So Sites. I Got A Call And A Voicemail From One And An Email Saying He Tried To Call Me, Email From The Other Attorney.
Is The Fact That He Is Trying To Get Into Touch With Me Bad? Is This Most Likely Not A Good Way To Get A Lawyer? Should I Call Him Back As I Have Many Questions About The Dui Court Process But Is He The Wrong Person To Ask, Will He Steer Me In A Direction That I Need Him To Be My Lawyer? Will He Trick Or Lie To Me To Make Me Think That What He Says Is All True?
Who Else Should I Be Asking These Questions? Someone Told Me Defense Attorney, Other Said Prosecutor. ??
Why did you contact them if you didn't want them to try and help you? They are calling and emailing you to speak to you about your problem and whether they can help you.
Until a lawyer actually speaks to you and discusses your case and his/her fees, you don't have a lawyer. So if you want a lawyer, return their calls.
As for "trick or lie" to you--what would be the point of that? They are in business to help people with DUIs, not screw with them.
Call them back and ask your questions.
Harrassed By Neighbor Over My Approved Service Dog, Need Legal Advice?
I Have Been Prescribed By My Psych Doc & Therapist To Have A Service Dog To Help My Depression And Social Anxiety Panic Disorder. Since I Have Gotten Her My Life Has Changed Dramatically For The Better. With That Said, The Owner Of My Apt Was Given The Necessary Paperwork And Approved My Service Dog. After Having Her For About A Month My Neighbor Who Works Graveyard Complained That She Can Hear The Dog Pacing In The Bathroom And Hallway And Barking While I Am At Work. I Kept The Dog In This Small Area Because She Was Still Being Potty Trained. Respectfully I Went To My Neighbor, Apologized, Worked With The Dog On The Barking With A Trainer And Took Her To Day Care Most Days. Even When I Apologized The Neighbor Was Very Rude Stating &Quot;You'Re Not Supposed To Have A Dog Anyways! A Week Later I Injured My Arm Was Home On Disablity Putting Together A Cabinet, The Neighbor Complained I Was Waking Him Up. A Few Days Later, After Returning From The Dog Park Less Than 30 Mins After The Police Were At My Door Because The Neighbor Called And Said I Was Walking Too Hard. I Took The Police To The Apt Managers Door And She Began To Reprimand Me About Controlling My Dog Running Around When That Isn'T What The Police Were There For. I Asked The Apt Manager To Arrange For Myself, Her, And The Tenant To Talk, This Never Happened Instead She Hands Me A Note On Christmas Eve From The Owner Stating I Am In Violation Of My Lease And That The Neighbor Says My Dog Is Running Around Barking And Crying At 1:00 Am. This Issue Has Had Me In Tears. Its Not Fair, I Am A Quiet Student Who Doesn'T Bother Anyone And Just Returned Home To My Apt Manager Stating They Are Complaining Tonight They Could Hear The Dog Walking And Whining. My Dog By The Way Is A 7Lb Poodle And I Have Carpet Throughout My Apt. I Want To Move Because I Don'T Want To Fight Emotionally I Don'T Have It In Me. I Do Think This Is Harrassment And The Apt Manager Is Siding With The Tenant With No Proof. Please Advise Someone Help!
First, psychiatric service dogs ARE service dogs - not emotional support animals - and ARE covered under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). There is no legal registry required by federal law that makes one a "real" service dog. And small "lap dogs" can be service dogs, regardless of some peoples prejudice against them.
And first, before you read further, make sure it IS a service dog. Most therapists, mental health professionals and Dr's don't have a clue what the qualifications are to have a service dog. A doctors note can't get you a SD if you're unqualified. So first, lets review the law:
Service dog (SD): You must be disabled to have one. Must be specifically trained to perform a task, that the handler cannot perform themselves, that mitigates their disability. Is permitted to accompany the handler into no pets businesses, facilities and generally anywhere the public can go.
Emotional Support Animals (ESA): You must be disabled to have one. Does NOT have to be specifically trained to perform any task. Provides comfort, companionship and support through it's mere presence. Is not afforded public access. Only given special consideration in no pets housing and flying in cabin in a plane.
Disabled is by ADA standards - NOT your Dr's opinion. The disability must substantially effect a major life activity in every day life. For Psychiatric service dogs, the psychiatric disability would have to be very severe to make daily living a struggle, even with medication. According to the ADA and NIMH (National Institute of Metal Health:
"It is not enough to have a mental illness to qualify as a person with a disability under the ADA. According to the NIMH, 26.2% of adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness in any given year, but only 6% are severely mentally ill. So more than three quarters of those with a diagnosed mental illness are not disabled by that illness and would not qualify to use a service animal even if they would benefit from one."
Service dogs and ESA's must behave and cannot be a nuisance. They cannot bark excessively. Service dogs are supposed to accompany their handler wherever they go, so barking while left alone isn't usually an issue. For ESA's it can be and needs to be immediately corrected. Obviously they can walk - if she can hear a 7lb dog through the ceiling, that just says how shoddy the construction is. Saying that, it seems like the neighbor wanted a dog, got turned down and is now Pissed you got one and is hell bent on making sure you can't have one either.
ESA or Service Dog, the management already approved it's presence there. It's their responsibility to explain to your neighbor that you have a right to have the dog.
Although I'm not a lawyer, I investigate fake service dogs and file charges against people who have them, and this is what I would do.
A: Set up a webcam camera on your computer and record your dog while your gone. Watch the tape later and see if it's actually barking. If it's not, save the files for future proof if the courts get involved. If it does, do whatever is necessary to stop the behavior. Citronella bark collars work and they make shock collars for small dogs.
B: Send a registered letter to the apartment manager and owner, stating your neighbor is unjustifiably harassing you. State you have a federal right to have your service dog and it was approved by them in advance. Inform them that you have proof that the dog isn't barking. State that you feel the neighbor is jealous that you have a dog and instead of just agreeing with her, they need to back up your federal right to have the dog. Let them know that the harassment is aggravating your disability. State that if it doesn't stop IMMEDIATELY you will be forced to file an injunction against harassment against her - something you do not want to do. Tell them you will also file a discrimination complaint with the housing authority and the Attorney General's office against then if it doesn't stop IMMEDIATELY.
C. If it doesn't stop IMMEDIATELY, file an injunction against harassment against the neighbor. Demand the police arrest her if she breaks it.
E. Start writing down every and all problems you have with the neighbor, even if they're not serous enough to have broken the injunction against harassment. Send it by registered letter to the management every two weeks. Tell them it's just to inform them of the harassment you are receiving.
F. Just in case things don't improve, start looking for a new apartment. In the end, it may be better for your mental health to just move.
Need In Irs Lawyer Due To Identiy Theft?
Im Looking For A Good Lawyer In Houston.Tx. I Have A Identy Theft. So I Need Help.To Fixing It Irs Is Charging Me Like 40,000 In Yr 03 When I Was Like 14Yrs Old. Due To Unpaid Taxes I Would Like To Know Some One That Has Usexd This Lawyer To Know Ther Good. And I Really Dont Have Much Money I Have Heard If My Case Wins They Get Paid From Ther. There Is Much More To.My Case In Which I Can Win Something Back Just Didnt Put All Details. Thanks If Anyone Can Help.
No need for an attorney for this.
Contact the IRS Taxpayer advocate office for your area or the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free, at 1-800-908-4490. There is a set procedure for the IRS to handle victims of identity theft, including a specific form that you need to fill out (Form 14039). They will assist you in getting this cleared up.
Are There Any Pro Bono Attorneys Or Family Law In The State Of Georgia?
I Am Trying To Find Out If There Are Any Pro Bono Attorneys In The State Of Georgia That Take On Child Custody And Visitation Cases?
I Have Searched On The Web, But The Only Thing I Can Find Is The Legal Aid Office. They Say They Are Only Income Eligible And I'M Not Sure We Qualify. On The Other Hand We Can'T Seem To Find A Family Law Attorney That Is Any Where Near Affordable. I Am Getting Prices Of $5000 To Start, $15,000 For The Entire Case Procedure. Who Has That Kind Of Money????
Any Help Is Appreciated, Thanks For Your Time! ~Take Care~
Any attorney is able to do a case pro-bono, it's their choice, but you won't find one that will do it unless it's for a really good cause or to prove a legal point that is important to them.
Call the guy that quoted you $5000 and ask him if that's the best he can do, and if he'll take payments. Scape together as much as you can for a down payment and pony up.
Attorneys are all about the Benjamin's.
If You Were A Lawyer And?
You Had A Choice To Make Because You Found Yourself Unemployed. Would You:
Volunteer With An Criminal Defense Firm And Get All Those Criminals Off And Earn Enough Respect To Start Getting Paid For That, For A New Job; Or
Collect Unemployment Until It Runs Out And Then Work At Home Depot With Ged Graduates Who Label You As A Loser Once They Learned You Are A Lawyer; Or
Go On Welfare, Food Stamps, Like The Rest Of The Poor?
Or Go Into More Debt By Borrowing All Kinds Of Money (If You Can Get A Loan) To Open An Office And Represent Locals Who Can'T Afford To Pay Your Overhead For The Week Let Alone The Month.
Well, this is a crazily hypothetical question. I would go with door #1 and do criminal defense cases until I got enough money to try choice number 4 with the pro bono office. Attorneys supposedly have no prejudice and believe felons or alleged felons have the same rights to legal representation as anyone else, and often can pay better. Many lawyers have worked both sides of the street. An ex-Federal Prosecutor from Illinois who received national fame for throwing organized crime figures and bribe taking officials into prison is getting 6 figure fees for defending the same lawbreakers today.