2018 2019 Mock Trial Case Final Version Nov 5 2018 Includes all corrections

2018 2019 mock trial case final version nov 5 2018

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2018-2019 Mock Trial Case (Final Version Nov 5 2018) Includes all corrections made as of FEB 7, 2019 (rev. 2019.02.07) 58-R2 5. Anyway, DHPD got it completely wrong. I hired a very good law firm to represent me, and the lawyers recommended that I file an Article 78 petition challenging DHPD’s decision. The lawyers have assured me that DHPD is wrong on the facts and that I am a legal occupant pursuant to the rent-control regulations. Most of my mail comes to Aunt Barbra’s apartment, and if I had registered to vote, this would have been the address I would have provided. I have not made enough money to be required to file an income tax return. My lawyers tell me that a person can reside in several places at the same time, such as in a hotel while on vacation or at a summer cottage for several months during the year. The lawyers also point out that when children go off to college or to summer camp for months at a time, they still are considered permanent residents of their home address. The fact that the person has temporarily resided elsewhere for periods of time does not mean the person’s permanent residence, or domicile, has changed. The lawyers tell me they learned in law school that you can have many residences, but only one domicile. My lawyers wondered if the lawyers at DHPD missed that lecture! 6. As I stated earlier, I moved in with Aunt Barbra on or about February 1, 2016, if my memory serves me correctly. I did not put in a change of mailing address with the post office when I moved in because I really did not have a previous permanent address, and besides, I don’t get a lot of mail anyway. Aunt Barbra’s apartment has been my domicile since February 1 st . 7. I got into a little trouble with the law in early January 2016, having been charged with petit larceny. I was down on my luck and was caught stealing gloves to keep my hands warm. I had to take the whole box, which had about fifty pairs of cheap gloves inside, because the box was on the floor near the store’s entry door. At arraignment, I was released on my own recognizance after indicating to the court that I resided with my friend at the time and now fiancé/fiancée, Sage Wisner. I met Sage in December 2015 and we became engaged in September 2016. Sage was present with me at the arraignment and “confirmed” tha t I was residing with him/her. I may have told Sage it was just one pair of gloves that I took because I was embarrassed about the whole incident. I was really embarrassed when Sage found out in court that it was a whole box of gloves . 8. In order to increase my chances of being released on my own recognizance, I needed someone in court to vouch for me, and Aunt Barbra could not have made it to court to state that I could come to live with her. At the time of the arraignment, I did not have a permanent residence and was for all practical purposes homeless. I did not want Sage to lie, but I just was not ready to be locked up at the time. Besides, I was hoping to beat the rap. Anyway, I pleaded guilty to the charge on the court’s commitment that the sentence would not exceed 2 months.
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