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  1. Pretrial Procedure: Restrictions on Pretrial Amendment of Charges by a Prosecutor

    What are the rules or statutes or protocol/standards/typical reasons for amending charges during pretrial motions arguments? The amount of evidence seems to have been halved, but the number of...
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    Pretrial Procedure: Re: "Get Out of Dodge" Probation

    Good thinking. I believe you are right the charges would need to be dropped in advance of the trial date to avoid an arrest warrant being issued. I plan to confirm with my lawyer that he sees it as...
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    Pretrial Procedure: "Get Out of Dodge" Probation

    My lawyer is telling me he has successfully made an agreement with the prosecutor that if I leave the state in the next 60 days my bogus harassment charge pressed by a vindictive ex-employer will be...
  4. Unemployment Benefits: Re: Do I Reopen My Old Unemployment Claim or Do I File a New One

    I encourage you to try to reopen your claim. I think EDD procedures and the law require that they first try to qualify you under the regular state unemployment program;then if you don't qualify they...
  5. Getting Fired: Re: Fired Due to an Accusation of Sexual Harassment - How Can I Protect Myself

    This sounds like wrongful termination.I empathize, having recently experienced a similar situation invlving a false racism allegation. Does your company's sexual harassment policy accord you any...
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    Privacy: Re: Former Employer Disclosed Disability

    I thought I remembered there are some limitations on drug and alcohol coverage under the ADA(Problem habits in these areas don't always count as disabilities.) Sounds like that's the case. Read the...
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    Trials: Evidence Tampering

    My ex-employer has misrepresented my voicemailed civil rights complaints as harassing, and I'm now facing telephone harassment charges. Last week after my docket call at District Court the attorney...
  8. Re: Discrimination Because I Have a Criminal Record

    I find it disappointing this thread devolved into name-calling. No one is "criminal" by nature, and fewer are by disposition than society would like to believe. The criminal justice system is hardly...
  9. Re: I Cant Get a Job Because of a Record - What Do I Do

    Well, the legal system is pretty corrupt in itself. The line between cop and criminal or DA and defendent is often slim to nonexistent. I think some people weighing in on this board could show more...
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    Unemployment Benefits: Re: 3rd Federal Extension

    It would probably depend on when your original state claim year started/ended and/or when your eligibility for the tier three was established.The unemployment people probably make their share of...
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    Collection Lawsuits: Re: Lawsuit for Old Credit Card Debt

    I actually had a judgment put against me by Capital One a few years back They definitely cannot go after your assets until after they win a judgment.It seems like there was a gap of several months...
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    Collection Lawsuits: Re: Lawsuit for Old Credit Card Debt

    Is getting this case continued an option? Is there a local law school who offer a program to help you?
  13. Unemployment Benefits: Re: Unemployment Extension Eligibility Criteria

    It sounds like you are quoting information about different criteria for establishing an initial claim in CA and Vermont? Unmployment laws and policies are established at the state level, but once you...
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    Collection Lawsuits: Re: Lawsuit for Old Credit Card Debt

    They might be able to get a judgment against you, whether you show up at court or not, unless you have a defense that convincingly questions the amount owed. If you don't show up at court they will...
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    Vandalism and Mischief: Re: Effect of a Court Hearing

    You have to be convicted of a crime(which means either pleading guilty or standing trial) to have a record, but once charges have been filed they will show up as pending on any records checks.
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    Unemployment Benefits: Re: 3rd Federal Extension

    I have read that if you qualify under the regular state unemployment benefits program then you will receive that and not the federal extensions. In fact, the first thing the unemployment office does...
  17. Background Checks: Re: I Cant Get a Job Because of a Record - What Do I Do

    The EEOC at http://www.eeoc.gov has established guidelines for employers
    to deal fairly with job-seekers who have criminal records. You might want to read that information. Many employers only look...
  18. Defamation: Re: Suing for Defamation After Being Accused of Public Masturbation

    To me there's a serious issue with journalistic ethics and judgment here. Who funds your student newspaper? What is the policy of the paper on naming and photographing suspects? They seem to...
  19. Disciplinary Issues: Re: Venting Email in a Community College

    You're right that you probably should have been reprimanded in private; personnel issues are usually supposed to be kept confidential. Two wrongs don't make a right. The administrator basically...
  20. Initiation of Charges: Re: Summoned to Court with No Police Contact

    In this case the lack of police contact, due to initial misrepresentations by the plaintiffs, has enabled unconstitutional violation of my rights by the prosecutor and courts.
  21. Initiation of Charges: Summoned to Court with No Police Contact

    KS: Under what circumstances could a prosecutor summon someone to court without the prospective defendent ever having seeing a police officer
    as far as any type of in-person warning, contact, or...
  22. Legal Standing of Cease-And-Desist Letters

    KS/USA What is the legal standing of cease-and-desist letters? How much weight do they carry in court toward showing an alleged intent to harass? What is the difference between a cease-and- desist...
  23. Background Checks: Re: I Cant Get a Job Because of a Record - What Do I Do

    Could you start your own business? Take up volunteer work that shows you have learned from your mistakes? Maybe finance-related jobs hold particularly
    stringent requirements for background checks? ...
  24. Disciplinary Issues: Re: Venting Email in a Community College

    The tone of the administrator who reprimanded you is really quite respectful: you're lucky to have such a reasonable boss. Often employers argue that their computer and email systems belong to them,...
  25. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: How Should I Plea, Considering My Circumstances

    It sounds like you may be eligible for a diversion, since this is your first offense. This will save you any criminal record, but there may be fees involved, so find out.

    Check what the...
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