I have a drug conviction from Tennessee dating back to 1989 and recently read that in Washington, I can answer "No" on the felony question if it is more than 10 years ago. I need to know for sure if this is true, since I don't want to lose a job due to it showing up on a background check.
Both of my coworkers make more than I do. Our department consist of just us three. The male co worker and I started around the same time. Actually I started 2 months before he did. The female coworker, started more than a year after I did. I actually helped train her and received my registration before she did. The job that I do should be on a higher pay scale than both of them, but we all have the same job title so I wasn't too worried about making more. I went to school for this job and my female coworker received on the job training. Is this discrimination?
Today I filed a Petition for Relief under Penal code 1203.4/a in Orange county, CA, and have a court date set 2 weeks from now. The charge was minor - public urinating, and I this was over 2 years ago and I wasn't placed on probation, and frankly really do not know why I received a misdemeanor charge.
What should I expect at court? I do not know how things will go, as I am representing myself. Will I have to explain my story or anything or? Im assuming my petition will be granted but do not know for sure - what are the chances this will be granted?
As far as job applications, (if this petition gets granted and I'm hoping it does cause I payed $120 to process it) do I still have to list this misdemeanor on applications? or can I put down NO to "have your ever been convicted of any crime?"
Please advise, thanks!
I have not been charged w/ any charges since then, so I have been living an "honest and upright life."
The exact charge is 8.32.090 BRMC, public urination Misdemeanor. I plead guilty.
I have just graduated college and I'm really interested in getting a government job - and I wish I could just put on my applications that it never happened. How would I go about changing this offense to littering? Let me remind you that I am representing myself, as I am not able to afford a lawyer right now.
Thanks for all your help.
I know that there is a gentlemen in the Japanese Parliament who is asking his government to have 9/11 re investigated because he sees many flaws in the official reports.
I am also aware of the senator of Arizona asking for a new investigation.
If you know of any politicians who are publicly questioning 9/11, please list them. If you have a link regarding the person and their actions, I would appreciate that too.
Thanks for taking the time to answer.
I was charged with shoplifiting a $360 item. I just turned 18, I don't have a job and I'm trying to do this without getting my parents involved so there's no way I can afford a lawyer. Will I quality for a court appointed attorney? What is the process for requesting one?
Is it a fun job? Or is it stressful? Please give details and hows the pay?
(essay) - also give me the references site
My sister works at the snack shack at a country club in Delaware County, Ohio. She is only 17 and the manager has been having her serve alcohol. I know that to serve in a restaurant you have to be 19, but was not sure if there were different laws and regs for the club since it is private. Needless to say, I was not pleased when my little sister told me she was serving beer and mixing drinks for customers. Can someone tell me if it is legal or not for the club to have 16 and 17 year old girls serving? If not, what would the penalties be? I don't want to make a big deal out of it, but I was shocked when she told me what she was doing at her summer job.
2. The full faith and credit clause is an agreement listed in the
A. Legality Challenger System.
B. The Declaration of Independence
C. Articles of Confederation.
D. United States Constitution
3. The chief official in the early county form of government was known as the
A. chief burgess.
D. district attorney.
4. States have the power to
A. coin money.
B. establish marriage laws.
C. set rules concerning immigration and naturalization.
D. establish post offices.
5. To begin an initiative, a required number of voters must
A. stage demonstrations at city hall.
B. vote for the initiative during election season.
C. sign a petition.
D. call their representatives.
6. Both elementary schools and high schools are controlled by
A. the federal government.
B. state governments.
C. local school boards.
D. President Barack Obama.
7. Joint conference committees are made up of
A. the governor and the members of the legislature.
B. members selected from both houses.
C. lobbyists and state senators.
D. citizens and lawmakers.
8. While you're jogging one morning, the neighbor's dog jumps out and bites your leg. You file a complaint against the neighbor in civil court. You are considered the
C. grand jury foreman.
9. You live in a state that allows voters to recall an elected official from office. You do not feel your elected official is doing the job properly. What is your first step to remove the person from office?
A. Call and complain to the local authorities.
B. Write an official letter to the elected official.
C. Picket the office of the elected official.
D. Start a petition.
10. All of the following are general areas of qualification for governor in most states except
11. The state official who audits the state's financial records is the
A. justice of the peace.
12. Your city receives funds from the federal government. Your city decides to use the funds to develop a new recreational area. Which term best describes the funds?
A. FAFSA grant
B. Block grant
C. Categorical grant
13. You assisted in the political campaign for the newly elected governor of your state. The governor offers you a lucrative state job. Which term best describes the governor's actions?
D. Civil service exclusion
14. Under the council-manager plan of government, the city manager is
A. appointed by the mayor.
B. elected by the people of the city.
C. appointed by the governor.
D. appointed by the city council.
15. The state official responsible for carrying out policies set by the State Board of Education is the
A. head of the State Board of Education.
B. superintendent of public welfare.
C. superintendent of public instruction.
D. head of the Department of Public Education.
16. A dog owner is being sued by a homeowner, who claims that the dog caused $1,200 worth of damage to his garden. The homeowner would probably take the dispute to
A. appeals court.
B. general trial court.
C. family relations court.
D. small claims court.
17. Early _______ in the Middle Atlantic states were responsible for maintaining roads and schools.
B. council members-at-large
C. county seats
D. selectmen and selectwomen
18. Today, most well-traveled roads are built and maintained by
A. local governments.
B. the Department of the Interior.
C. the federal government.
D. state governments.
19. Under home rule, a municipal charter is usually written by
A. a commission and approved by the voters.
B. the sheriff and approved by the voters.
C. the governor and approved by the voters.
D. a commission and approved by the state legislature.
20. The heads of the state police force and militia report to the state
B. justice of the peace.
Sorry, you'll have to read this. I am to mad to paraphrase at the moment.
What do you think?
"The Rhode Island State Police will review a trooper's actions during a July 11 traffic stop on Route 95 in Richmond, when he detained 14 people who he suspected were in the country illegally, a state police spokesman said.
The internal investigation stems from a complaint the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union filed this week, on behalf of 11 of the 14 people involved, said Maj. Steven O'Donnell.
The ACLU took the case after the driver and several passengers alleged during a Providence news conference last month that Trooper Thomas Chabot overstepped his authority by taking immigration enforcement into his own hands.
They also alleged that Chabot threatened to shoot anyone who tried to escape the van that morning as it was escorted to the Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office in Providence."
I don't see how it can be clear, since we don't know what he saw in that car. Hairstyles, clothing and other physically identifiable features have been held adequate to even stop someone, much less ask for ID once a car is already stopped.
bitter, it is possible that if they were here legally I might be more likely to think he had done something wrong. This just sounds like they are lying. They say he threatened to shoot them if they didn't drive to ICE. Do you even believe that? Apparently the officer had an in car video going of what he did and it doesn't support what they say.
I've heard that detevtives must be cops before they become detectives but fbi agents don't. why is that? and how does one have to be a cop in order to move up to becoming a detective?
thank you in advance
I received it becausee I failed to attend a Driving Safety Course after getting a speeding ticket. I have to call my local municipal court. What will most likely happen? Will I have to pay a fine? Or can I get an extension? I'm kinda worried.
I'm unemployed, looking for a job, trying to get things for college ready in the Fall. I'm my mother's caretaker. She had a heart attack in 2007. As well as was in a car accident, and is diabetic. She won an appeal to receive her SSI but Social Security refuses to pay. It's not that I didn't intend on going to the Driving Safety Course. I just don't have the money or time. What money I do get from unemployment benefits goes to bills and I can't even afford to pay all of my bills.
I have no idea what to expect. I've never gotten a notice like this before. My whole life has gone to hell since I got out of the Army a year ago. I feel really overwhelmed and this is just adding more to my hyper anxiety and depression. I feel like anything I say will be seen as an excuse, even though it's true. I never thought my life would be this bad a 24. I know some people have it worse, but all this piled up. It keeps we awake at night and makes me question wether things will get better or not.
I did a job and i have reapetedly called and ask for the payment but he lies to me...finally he gave me a check but the back returanted it what can i do I WANT TO SUE HIM BUT WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE TO COURT TO START THE PROSSES
RACINE — A city union has appealed the city’s initial denial of its grievance for hiring outside contractors for the February blizzard’s aftermath.
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 67 claims the city violated their collective bargaining agreement when it hired private contractors to help with the post-blizzard snow removal between Feb. 2 and Feb. 11, according to a grievance filed Feb. 18.
A supervisor denied the grievance on March 2 and as per the grievance procedure outlined in their collective bargaining agreement, the union moved forward to the second step, filing an appeal on March 3, according to documents.
The grievance cites a provision in the 2009-2010 contract they had been working under in February, which states: The city has management rights “to contract out for goods or services, however there shall be no layoffs or reduction in hours due to any contracting out of work.”
Deputy City Attorney Scott Letteney, lead union labor negotiator for city, said the city did not lay off Local 67 members or reduce their hours, as many of them filed for overtime. He also pointed to a provision in the contract that allows the city “to take whatever action” necessary in an emergency.
If the appeal is denied by city managers, the issue could go to mediation and if that doesn’t work, arbitration.
Local 67 represents about 210 members of three unions that include public works and parks employees, City Hall clerical and Police Department clerical employees.
Scott Sharp, president of Local 67, did not return a call for comment Tuesday.
Gubernatorial candidate and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on Friday staked out liberal ground on immigration and budget cuts in a speech to hundreds of union workers at Stanford University.
"Do I support a driver's license for everybody? The answer is yes," Newsom said to a burst of applause from members of SEIU United Service Workers West, who gathered at the university for a two-day leadership convention. He touted San Francisco's municipal identification cards, which are available to i****************s as well as citizens, as a model for the state to build on.
Meanwhile, the Democratic candidate railed against Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent use of an executive order to impose furloughs on state employees, calling the move an "unconscionable" grab from hard-working Californians. Newsom suggested the furloughs and other tough cuts could have been avoided by raising the state's tobacco tax and imposing a new oil tax.
The speech was an early appeal to organized labor in Newsom's Democratic primary campaign against state Attorney General Jerry Brown. Brown, who has led in early polls though he has not yet formally declared his candidacy, is scheduled to address the same union convention today at 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto.
Newsom appeared to connect with his audience on several points, especially his support for immigrants' rights and his pledge to use his connections with big businesses to push for better working conditions for their contracted employees. Many of United Service Workers West's 40,000 members in California are employed by contractors on behalf of large private firms, such as the recently unionized Securitas security guards who work at Kaiser Permanente.
"I heard him be very bold today," said Sylvia Ruiz, the union's political director. "I think for our immigrant members to hear him come out so vociferously in support of driver's licenses" was significant, she added.
Newsom also touched on other hot-button issues related to immigration, including a longstanding San Francisco policy not to undocumented residents for reporting crimes or using city services.
"We are a sanctuary city proudly, we have stood on the principle of the sanctuary city proudly, and if you think we haven't, listen to Lou Dobbs talk about our city," he said, referring to the CNN commentator who has criticized liberal immigration policies such as San Francisco's.
Newsom sought to distinguish himself Friday as a candidate unafraid to take tough stands, saying other "Democrats are running away from these issues" because they're "scared to death about the politics." He said he wouldn't back down on controversial causes such as universal health care.
He also wasn't shy in his praise for unions, saying a rise in income disparity nationally since World War II was the direct result of "the decline of labor representation in this country." Asked after the talk if courting the labor vote could hurt him at a time when some are blaming big union contracts for the state's budget problems, Newsom said he thinks that blame is misplaced.
"I'm not courting labor," he added. "I come from a labor background. To me it's just intuitive."
Union president Mike Garcia said he thought Newsom's speech went over well.
"What I saw tonight is that he definitely has the charisma and the ability to move our members and to speak to their issues in a very strong way," Garcia said. "He inspired people today. But he has a huge job ahead of him. What he did here tonight he's going to have to take out to every corner of the state."
Terry White, a steamfitter at Stanford who is on his local union's negotiating team, said he liked Newsom's goal of universal health care in California. But he said he wasn't ready to declare his support for the mayor until he heard from Brown as well.
Also withholding judgment was Victoria Marquez, a janitor from Los Angeles who made the trip up to the Bay Area for the convention.
"He said all the right things," Marquez said in Spanish. "But with a lot of people who are politicians, you can't really count on it until you see it in action.""http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_13108483?nclick_check=1
TAKOMA PARK — As counties in Western Maryland move toward stricter enforcement of laws against i****************s, officials in Takoma Park are standing behind a decades-old law to provide sanctuary to them "We just were much happier with sending the message to the community that ... the police are your friends," said Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams.
The city is "not there to be an arm of the federal immigration enforcement officers," said Susan Silber, the city's attorney.
The city's sanctuary law, passed in 1985, made it legal for immigrants to live in Takoma Park regardless of whether they had entered the country legally. It provided a welcome mat for those fleeing persecution or civil war, officials said.
Takoma Park Police were forbidden from asking about a person's immigration status and from working with federal immigration officers.
The law was updated by the council in 2007 to clarify that Takoma Park Police could not make further inquiries even if they saw a notice pop up during a routine stop that federal immigration officials had a warrant out for that person.
City officials rejected attempts by Police Chief Ronald Ricucci to be granted the power to investigate further.
"I wanted to be able to inquire, and if it was a felony, I wanted to be able to take action," he said.
Takoma Park's law contrasts sharply with anti-illegal immigration efforts in Frederick County. The county is participating in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's 287(g) program, which allows participating local police officers to carry out some of the duties of federal immigration officers -- such as housing i****************s in their prisons.
Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore said he would like to bring that program to his county. But, he said, until it gets more prison bed space, it can't fully implement it.
"The majority of our people are trained to recognize whether or not they are i****************s, but it's the correction side that we cannot fully implement at this point," he said.
Currently in Washington County, local police officers will contact federal officials if they have an illegal immigrant in custody. Federal officials have 48 hours to decide whether or not to pick them up.
Ricucci said those efforts in Western Maryland have not swayed Takoma Park's position. "We're doing our job just as well as we've always done it," he said.
He added he is confident the federal program will never be brought to Takoma Park -- a city known for its liberal-leaning tendencies. It declared itself a "Nuclear-Free Zone" in 1983. And it allows residents to vote in local elections regardless of their legal status. Garrett Park, Somerset, Martin's Addition and Barnesville, all in Montgomery County, also allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in local elections, said Tom Reynolds, director of educational services at the Maryland Municipal League.
Many in Takoma Park, including immigrant-rights activist Whit Hutchison, have embraced the sanctuary. "I think it's great, it's one of the reasons I choose to live in Takoma Park," he said.
But others, such as Karin Anderson, who has lived in Takoma Park for 42 years, are concerned about the sanctuary's ramifications, including its potential impact on crime.
"I think that any time you can do anything about anything illegal, the police should be able to do that," said Anderson. "They can ask me for my papers. It doesn't bother me a bit."
The city has a higher-than-average immigrant population. According to data from the 2000 census, the most recent available, 28.6 percent of Takoma Park residents were foreign born, compared to 10.4 percent nationally and 9.8 percent in Maryland.
But Ricucci said he believes Takoma Park Police have a strong relationship with the immigrant population, and that relationship has helped keep the city safer.
Takoma Park's statistics for violent crimes, robberies and property crimes have held fairly steady between 2005 and 2009, according to the FBI. Between 2005 and 2009, violent crimes inched up from 96 to 104; robberies dropped from 66 to 54; and property crimes fell from 782 to 659.
Hyattsville, a nearby town with a similar population size, saw slight increases in some of its crime statistics in that time period: Violent crimes rose from 115 to 126, and robberies rose from 81 to 86. Property crimes jumped from 780 to 1,517.
Ricucci said if someone does something illegal in Takoma Park, legal resident or not, they will get arrested.
He does have some lingering concerns, though, about the sanctuary. "I still have concerns for citizen and officer safety, that the law could hinder us," he said.
"Is there a possibility there? Yeah, and I made that known to the council and the mayor ... and I still worry about that," Ricucci
As far as I can see they are more like roman tax collectors. Instead of busting a crack dealer who will sit in jail and do his time they would rather write tickets for petty charges to make some money for the government. You arrest a cocaine dealer and you do a good thing for the community, however he will sit in jail and do his time costing money to house and feed. On the other hand if you give a 17 year old a ticket for underage drinking and you have hit the jackpot. Mom and dad have to pay bail, pay for an attorney, pay fines and court costs, pay for a court ordered alcohol treatment. Is this just the point our country has come to, when even those sworn to serve and protect are more interested in the mighty dollar than serving the public and doing what is in the publics best interest? We pay their salary through taxes to have them collect more money from us through petty charges
You dont think there are kick backs? A lawyer and circuit judges typically have a plan of action before your case is ever heard. Your paying the lawyer and then when these judges go up for election guess who the major contributors are? Attorneys. Alcohol and drug treatment actually pay the cohrts to be a court accepted treatment program. They make money because the courts order it then they pay the courts to do so. A bail bondsman pays a fee whenever someone is bailed out. They charge a non refundable fifteen percent of the bond. So unless you put up the entire bond amount no you arent going to get your money back. It doesnt matter if its underage drinking or some other petty charge the point is the same. One person stated that different officers are responsible for drug busts but then goes on to say he made arrests for all of the above. I dont think thetes a scheme concocted to bust and charge underage drinkers but I thonk cops in general target people they can make a dollar from. We
I am not a professional landlord. This is my first tjme. The property is located in San Francisco, CA. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
-Credit check (can I ask potential tenant to bring me the credit report instead of me doing it for each potential tenant).
One of a potential tenants asked me not to disclose her income when calling the HR dept. She recently got hired and showed me her employment contract. She is an attorney and earns $ 150K/annually but asked me not to discuss her income with the HR. So what can I ask?
How I can be certain that the information she provided me was valid.
And how do I reject someone when they have a negative eviction and/or credit report? How does this work ;I am thinking about the non-discrimination and fair housing opportunity?
THANK YOU so much :)