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2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: If tenant is crime victim from neighbors guest, does the criminal have to be arrested 4 constructive eviction?

I suffered the following crimes from a neighbors' guest, who has been living in the building: stalking, car burglarized, wire transfer fraud on my Citibank check, mailbox tampered, bank statements missing. Lease violation to have a guest more than 2 weeks. Guest was just released from prison... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman answered on Jul 13, 2021

You might be able to obtain an injunction against the criminal. His crimes have nothing to do with your landlord; constructive eviction is a cause of action between a tenant and the Landlord. You have no remedy to terminate your lease; you can leave at any time, but you will suffer negative... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Is this possible prosecution for credit card fraud

My sister has opened several credit cards in someone else's name, even got to withdraw a total about $5,000 from a Wellsfargo ATM (cc belonging to Wellsfargo) months ago, but this has happened over the course of a year or so, and nothing has happened, and today she received two calls she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 28, 2021

In short, yes. She will want to speak with a criminal defense attorney to represent her rights for these likely felonious charges. Depending on the number of charges brought, she could be looking at quite a long stay in federal prison.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Identity Theft and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: How can I find an attorney that specializes in providing privacy to normal street Joes that have a w2 job & a house?

I just want to minimize my digital footprint exposed to the public by municipalities and commercial data brokers.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 14, 2021

To the best of my knowledge, no such attorneys exist.

IMO, what you want to do is not possible in this nation of laws that intentionally encourage unlimited commercial advertising with its corresponding egregious invasion of privacy coupled with complete "transparency" of...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I was wondering how I find out if my sister took my identity and got a DUI in my name

In 2009 I was going through a hard time my sister told me to come stay with her in Columbus Oh. I came up from FL to see how things would go and they did not work out I was told she had 13 evictions in my name recently I had to go to court because the FWC gave me a fine for a fish that was two in... Read more »

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Feb 27, 2021

It wouldn’t be the first time that a sister/brother used the identity of a sibling during an arrest. You’ll need to run an FDLE records check and find out where the DUI occurred, then work on getting it off your record. An attorney can assist you. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Contracts, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: USING A HYPHENATED NAME ON A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT: THE NAME CHANGE GAME - TRICKERY TO AVOID LEGAL LIABILITY

Someone has been financially gaining by using a different name on documentation which has been notarized (as required to be valid and binding) but, the name does not match the legal name or initial on the FL ID. For example: the person's name is "Tom Smith Jones" (First, Middle and... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Aug 7, 2020

To answer that question, a review of all relevant documents and communications would be required because notarization is not normally needed to create an enforceable contract. So the issue is whether the faulty notarization makes a difference, as opposed it being irrelevant because of having a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I am eligible for stimulus but i lost my identity protection number and the only way i can get it is to contact the IRS,

I need help because i desperately need the stimulus..any suggestions?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 26, 2020

And you have some problem with contacting the IRS?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Do you take cases about tax refunds ? This company i filed with stole my identity and my tax refund. And i didn't sign

And i did not sign my tax return they filed

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 4, 2020

No. The amount of money involved is not enough to warrant hiring a lawyer. Call the IRS and report this theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I have s lawyer for the idenity theft. He has already had a restraining order issued years ago and charges in ga

His girlfriend and others he pays have tampered with 2 cars my landlord and jobs. I spent all day debugging my house my car and I am afraid

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Mar 23, 2020

I am not sure what your question is. If I understand your ramblings, you should contact Local Law Enforcement and report the allegations that you have concerning this lawyer or anyone who is engaging in the type of conduct that you are suggesting.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can I file a restraining order on line if it's urgent

I have been stalked harassed and threatened face to face cyber etc has guns 6 yrs

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 22, 2020

Probably.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: My Driving License Identity was used at a traffic citation by someone. I have received Order of Suspension from the Stat

Hi I received a Order of Suspension letter from the State of Florida Division of Motorist Services. Someone used my license details (name / DOB /height) on a traffic citation and the county is taking me to court. The car details on the Citation are unknown to me and I can prove I was at a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 8, 2019

You go to the hearing and prove it wasn't you. You might want to subpoena witnesses who would testify as to your alibi.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: How to move court for Evidentiary hearing to collateray attack validity of forged mortgage

Partition action Florida, I seek rehearing of Court- ordered summary judgment that forced sale of my homesteaded condo while Discovery by me was still ongoing;

Court completely ignored affadavit and motion to declare fraud, fraud on court, cloud on title due to forged mortgage. Proceeds to... Read more »

Seril L Grossfeld
Seril L Grossfeld answered on Jul 23, 2019

You really should have a real estate litigation attorney represent you in a matter this complex. The validity of the mortgage should be one of the causes of action in the complaint if you are the Plaintiff or raised both as a defense and counterclaim to the action. The affidavit would only be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Collections and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I'm about to sign papers to accept my lawsuit settlement offer but i had idenity theft issues. Someone filed taxes Under

My name and now i owe the irs as a result of they actions. Will the irs take my lawsuit until this is straightened out or will i get my money?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 30, 2019

This is a very important question. You really need to hire a competent lawyer to advise you. Try using the lawyer you used to get the settlement; he will want his share first.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: My bank leaked all my sensitive personal information via email to another person

I have requested from my bank to email me a form which i was supposed to sign, so i can add an employee to be able to make payment through the businees account. They needed him to go to the bank so they can put his name on the form and email it to me to sign it. They did email me the form on which... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 5, 2019

Unless there is a statute giving you the right to recover a penalty in the absence of provable money damages, you can't recover. The old adage "no harm; no foul" would apply.

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: If my estranged wife moves to another state and rent a place and leaves am I responsible for the taxes on the debt

She left me and fla September 23 I did not sign any papers or give her authorization to use my SSN

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 1, 2019

What do you mean "taxes on the debt"?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: What is the limitation of the above law in Georgia Identity Fraud 16-9-121(a)(1)?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 23, 2018

You would need to ask your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Georgia › Identity Theft ›.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Due to an identity theft a loan was taken out against my truck the loan was in default and my truck was illegally repos.

Can I file replevin to get my truck back?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 27, 2018

It seems like that might work.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Someone else is using my Florida pharmacy RPT license number to teach medtech classes. What do I do?!

I have recently discovered that a person who teaches classes at her place of business is using my pharmacy RPT number and placing my name and RPT number on the certificates to her students. I taught maybe 3 classes for her, moved and then came back and have found she has continued using my license... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 15, 2018

Report it to the authorities. I leave it to you to determine which are the proper authorities

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: If i decide to bail somebody out of jail, what am i required to have besides money?

Long story short stumbled across document in public records where person who signed my bail bond signed using my last name and we were never married.Identity like situations are/have occurred so makes me wonder?Did bondsman copy id (which would have been faked or whatever) or what?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 10, 2018

Do I correctly assume that you do know the person who used your last name? It's hard to guess what sort of ID that the bondsman required; probably not a good idea to ask unless you want your bond to be cancelled.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Without the knowledge of wife if a husband borrows money, mortgages house owned by wife a clear case of forgery.

First Mortgage on house with forged sign of wife took place in Sept 2015

Second Mortgage on house with forged sign of wife took place in Dec 2016

Divorce is filed Country USA State Florida in June 2017

Wife came to know in April 2018

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 1, 2018

You didn't include enough information. Is this debt allegedly owed by the husband? Was the mortgage note allegedly signed by him?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: In 2013 my son got felony for stealing golf cart battery wort2500can it be exsponge after four years.
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Apr 3, 2018

If he was adjudicated guilty for that charge or has ever been adjudicated guilty of any criminal offense including a criminal traffic offense, he is ineligible for a sealing. He is completely ineligible for expungement because he "got a felony."

If he previously sealed or expunged...
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