How do I get records of a trial from 43 years ago? [more inside]
How do I get access to Lexis Nexis / Quicklaw for a one-shot search? [more inside]
Generally in most states, especially Oregon, if one person claims another has "personal property," do the police deal with this in an immediate sense or is this a case for small claims? [more inside]
TrafficTicketFilter: I was in a minor accident where I rear-ended someone because traffic stopped suddenly and I was unable to stop in time. Do I really need a lawyer for the court date regarding my ticket? [more inside]
Mass. SecurityDepositSmallClaimsFilter: Buddy's ex-roommate withholding security deposit for no good reason, what should he do? [more inside]
Medical malpractice suits: What actually happens to an MD when they're sued? In terms of disciplinary actions against the MD, is there a difference between being found liable in civil court versus a settlement? [more inside]
Do private law firms employ subject matter experts or evidence technicians? [more inside]
How do I dress for court? I'll be a factual witness against the defendent, and may or may not be asked to answer questions, dependent on how everything goes - if I testify, my input is extremely important to the case. It's important that I appear (in both manner & dress) as respectful, calm, matter-of-fact (casually confident), honest, ladylike, etc. I am all those things, but... [more inside]
Wii Sports: Tennis-- How do I aim the ball accurately?! [more inside]
How long should I expect to wait in line to see the Supreme Court in session? [more inside]
LegalFilter: Need some direction in regards to a miscommunication which can affect a cases outcome... [more inside]
I just recieved a summons to appear for jury duty in Williamson County, TX, at the end of this month. I've read a lot of the first page of google results for "jury duty", but I am hoping that my favorite (ask)mefites can give me a more personal view of their experiences with jury duty. [more inside]
I might have to go to court for a parking violation, and, for several reasons, I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
Somewhat of a follow-up to a previous question about my grandfather, I have some vague questions about law enforcement and the mental health system in 1950s America. [more inside]
If a person is accused of a crime, and committed said crime but is confident that there is little or no evidence and plans to plead not guilty, do they tell their counsel that they did it? [more inside]
Where can I find info on how long it would take to pursue various issues in court? [more inside]
How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit? It's for divorce court - and it's not what you think! [more inside]
Help me find somewhere to buy a really great every-day shoe like you helped find me a running shoe shop! [more inside]
My understanding is that to sue in NYC Small Claims Court, the defendant must live, work, or conduct business within NYC. If the defendant does not live, work, or conduct business within NYC--though the claimant does--what's the proper court for a Small Claims Court type of lawsuit? And this might solve it, too: If the defendant bought something from a store in NYC, is that conducting business?
Will appearing in court for a driving ticket help me any? [more inside]
What were the court costs in Jarndyce? (Spoilers inside if you aren't familiar with Bleak House.) [more inside]
Help me get through my brother's divorce. [more inside]
how does the US supreme court decide which cases it will hear and others it will not hear? it all seems rather arbitrary.
My wife showed up to traffic court to take her lumps, but the clerks were mass-dismissing cases without even letting people in to see the judges. What gives? [more inside]
Where can I find California court records by case number or name search? I'm especially interested in Orange County and Contra Costa counties. I've searched online but can't seem to find a state based online site to look all this up.
I caused a very small car accident last month (no damage to the other car). I was required to report in court. Rather than just paying a fine, because I'm under 21 they are requiring me to go through this program called Teens Learning Control. It consists of lots of 4 hour seminars, 1 test, and 8 hours of community service. I'm 19, a full time college student, and also working full-time as a web designer in a design firm. I have no time to do any of this and the whole situations is ridiculous. I'm not asking to completely get off scott free. Why can't I just pay a fine. What are my options? Any Advice? I have to report back to court on march 30th with the program completed.
I received a mailed notice for when to appear in court to challenge a traffic ticket. I have subsequently lost that notice. I'm in Toronto, Ontario. How can I find out when I'm supposed to appear in court? [more inside]
Quasi-urgent legal question about a recent arrest of a friend. [more inside]
Mathematicians: Help me stick it (back) to The Man: Is 1.75 miles enough for a vehicle that started off moving slower than the rest of traffic to build up speed, pace a car and accurately determine its speed? [more inside]
I just got a speeding ticket in my good ol' hometown in Colorado. Ordinarily, not such a strange thing. But now I reside in California. I have a court date. What do I do? [more inside]
X-rated pictures posted on the internet. Any recourse? [more inside]
Challenging a traffic ticket (Ontario) [mi] [more inside]
I know all the cautions about getting legal advice here, but here goes: I asked a tree service for a price for cutting down a dead tree in my back yard. He wanted too much money, so I never called him back. Two weeks later the tree is gone, and I have a bill from him. Do I have to pay? [more inside]
Can President Bush nominate John Roberts for Chief Justice? [more inside]
LegalFilter. Back in Feb I had a 10-mile-over ticket in Austin TX. I plead guilty at a court cashier cage, paid the fines, and applied for a defensive driving deferral, but was in the midst of the move and could not do the class. I figured the violation would just get put on my record. Now I'm getting letters from Austin threatening me with a warrant if I don't appear in front of a judge on Sept 8. [more inside]
A relative recently won a settlement in small claims court for $3,000. However, he is having difficulty collecting the settlement. What resources are available to aid in collecting the settlement?
When the United States gets involved in litigation before the International Court of Justice, who makes all of the relevant litigation decisions? [more inside]
Can anyone give me some advice before I file a small claims court lawsuit against an Auto Service Center. [more inside]
Has anyone tried to fight the RIAA and Movie Studios by arguing that copyrights can be interpreted laterally instead of just horizontally? [more inside]
A friend’s car sat parked legally* on the street outside our house for approx 6 months. It was towed last week for being “parked on the grass” and for not “possessing a valid parking permit.” While there may have been other valid reasons for it to get towed, it was certainly not parked on the grass, nor did it need a permit to be parked there. The towing company denies wrongdoing (obviously) is doing everything possible to avoid responsibility. [MI] [more inside]
Can one withdraw a guilty plea before setencing? (more inside) [more inside]
Can one withdraw a guilty plea before setencing? (more inside) [more inside]
I have to sue someone in small claims court in Los Angeles County. Has anyone been thru this process?
Can the President use a recess appointment to appoint a Supreme Court Justice?
Are there any good resources for searching United States Supreme Court Cases by which law was being challanged? Has the SC ever said a law banning interracial marriage is unconstitutional and on what grounds? (Hopefully an answers to the first question would allow me to answer the second on my own.)
What is the significance of the word "bar" in the American Bar Association? What does "bar" have to do with the law?
I have a friend (shh) who failed to show up at court for driving on suspended permit. She's never gotten this taken care of because she's stupid, and 8 years have passed. She now lives in a new state, attends college, is really nice (despite being stupid) and is about to get a corporate position that involves drug test + background check. Advice needed. [MI] [more inside]
Atheists and other non-Christians: Ever have to take an oath in a court of law? How did you deal with it? [More Inside] [more inside]