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Magill's Reference Manuals for Local Courts
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The last year and a half has been a very bad for me. I have been having heart problems and in February of 2016, I had a catherization of my heart. At that time, they told me that they could not do any more stents or bypasses on my arteries. They said I only had one good artery left(the Mammary artery). And they said "Go home, we can't do anything else for you". In August of 2016, I had a TIA, then in November, I had a silent heart attack. I am having problems walking any distance. I am totally out of breath doing one flight of stairs. I sleep much longer each day than I ever have before.
My primary Doctor was more persistant that my heart doctors. He told me to ask the Cardiologist to refer me to the Cleveland Clinic. The Cardiologist appeared very offended that I would ask anything like that and would not refer me. My primary doctor went around the back door and got a referral for me.
On January 25th of this year, I saw a cardiologist and surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. They agreed that I could not have any more bypasses but they said that there was a possibility of another procedure. They told me that they would get back to me on January 30th. Well, that came and went with no phone call. The Surgeon had been called out of the country on an emergency and they said they would call me. We called 4 or 5 times and each time they said that someone would get back to us. Finally on March 8th, we got a phone call that told us that I have to be out in Cleveland on April 9th. I will see a new Surgeon on April 10th and if everything is good, they will do a procedure on me on April 11th. This new procedure starts as a catherization and then they do what I call a "Rotor-rooter' job. They have an instrument that will basically bore out the plaque and old stents and then they will put in new stents. They will do this on two of the four arteries that are blocked. Hopefully this will let me feel much better than I have been feeling.
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MAGILL'S VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW MANUAL--Judge Magill has been using this manual in his own court since 1988. He has fine tuned this to be the best manual to have on your desk when you are dealing with the Vehicle and Traffic law. The manual lists the sections of the Vehicle and Traffic law in numerical sequence. Each section gives the paragraph and sub-paragraph number of the section, what type of offense it is (Felony, Misdemeanor, Violation or Infraction), a short description of what that section is, the minimum and maximum fines for that offense, the minimum and maximum imprisonment, the number of points that will be applied to the offender's license and what the surcharge is. It also shows which offenses are fingerprintable according to DCJS and which offenses should have the license suspended or revoked. Latest Version:2017 Edition
MAGILL'S PENAL LAW MANUAL with excerpts from TRANSPORTATION LAW--This manual is in basically the same format as the manual for the Vehicle and Traffic Law. It lists the sections of the Penal Law by section number with a short description of that section. It shows what type of offense the section is (Felony [A-I, A-II, B, C, D, E], Misdemeanor[A, B, or Unclassified] or Violation). The minimum and maximum fine along with the minimum and maximum imprisonment is listed. You are also told what the surcharge is and what amount of probation can be used for that offense. There is now a short section of this manual that gives the common sections of the Transportation law. Latest Version:2017 Edition
TRANSPORTATION LAW -This law is incorporated into the Penal Law Manual starting in 2008. This will cover the laws that most courts will see in their cases.
MAGILL'S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MANUAL -
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