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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: May I run a massage therapy business in my home, if I live in Marion county, indianapolis, Indiana, 46241
Michael Ray Smith
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Michael Ray Smith
answered on Nov 26, 2022

I cannot answer your question off the top of my head, but the two areas of possible concern:

(1) Are Indiana massage therapists, in general, subject to laws that would prohibit you from practicing in your home? Sources of possible restrictions include the provisions of the Indiana Code...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: I am being treated wrong discriminated against abused byy attorney
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 25, 2022

This forum is for asking questions in order to obtain general information that may give you some guidance for your situation. Start a new post with a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What legal actions can be taken against a doc that removed a grievance form from my personal file

I filed request form, then grievance form, then grievance appeal form while in custody.

After release went to county clerks office to get copies of particular case copies and the grievance form was not in the system, but grievance response was present

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 18, 2022

You have provided insufficient information which would permit a reasonable response to your inquiry. I would like to see a lot more detail, for example, the who, when, where, how and why of the events so I could get an idea of what the issue is. Ideally, you should provide a chronological... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: What rights do I have and what should I do moving forward?

I saved someone whos heart had stopped, they became stiff, unresponsive and blue. i got pulse back and held it until the cops and emt arrived. They mysteriously found drugs in my property, which I told them specifically that I wasnt comfortable with because i was alone and frazzled and hAd also... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Nov 17, 2022

I would suggest hiring an attorney asap on this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: If im 19 and want to move out to another town can my parents legally stop me
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 9, 2022

No. You are an adult now. But be careful to think through the consequences of your actions.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What federal laws are broken when a court reporter refuses to hand in a transcript to a litigant?

Several court reporters are refusing to submit a electronic transcript to a litigant in an attempt to conceal a fraudulent court. The court reporters have made unlawful misinformation statements to the litigant and told them that they needed a lawyer for these transcripts, that they had to go to... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 6, 2022

That's weird. A reporter must provide a requested transcript to a party to the case if the party pays the estimated cost up front, and an appropriate motion to the court may be made to seek relief. Which law applies depends on which court you're in.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: I was working in Texas and dropped my Louisiana insurance for Tx. LA doesn’t wanna accept because of parish/county name

Difference and wants me to pay 1,000 fine & blocked my license and registration.. when I had insurance and proof all along.. is that legal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 5, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Your carrier probably didn't flag your policy because of parish/county or related issues. Most carriers will only set higher premiums for certain types of coverage because of location; but they'll... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Can a City in FL still require a Business Tax Receipt even though the State of FL does not require a license any longer?

The State of Florida DBPR no longer requires a person to have a State Body Wrapping license as of July 2020. Can a City in FL still require a Body Wrap specialist to have a City Business Tax Receipt in order to do Body Wrapping?

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on Nov 2, 2022

Yes, a City Business Tax Receipt is an occupational license rather than a professional license.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Should dashcam footage from Michigan state police have date time stamps. Kalamazoo county

My public defender wants me to see psychologist because I find it weird the dashcam has no date time stamp

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 26, 2022

Typically it would have date stamps. But I'm not sure that's the issue. You should have a conversation with your attorney about why he or she is recommending you see a psychologist.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: What can I do if tow yard sold my car because the DMV incorrectly told me I could not oppose lien that was not filed.

I was unlawfully towed from private property and could not afford to pay for release and go to small claims. The DMV told me i could not oppose a lien because no lien had been filed and all i could do was a curtesy stop request that involved getting a court date and suing the DMV. I spoke to them... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Oct 22, 2022

There is no easy solution to your problem.

You need to contact a lawyer who can advise you what to do.

Prepare a detailed chronology of the events as they happened. Name all the witnesses, and make copies of all the documents relating to what happened. Then take these materials to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Told at the Bel Air MVA office by mgt. that I had to renew my driver's license with a real ID license. Is this correct

I was told that I have no choice but to obtain a real ID license.

When I asked what legal authority mandates that I get a Real ID license, the manager browsed his computer for approximately ten minutes, then said he would issue me a 45 day temporary license to think about it.

He... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 17, 2022

It is a requirement under federal law:

https://mva.maryland.gov/Pages/realid.aspx

Q: Code Enforcement illegally entered and took photos on my property then issued me a summons for it?

I currently have a summons to appear for a Trash/Debris ticket in my Municipality. We requested the Town to send us pictures after numerous times of us cleaning all areas seen by the public we reviewed the photos from Code Enforcement for it to reveal they entered our backyard without permission... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Oct 11, 2022

Unless the municipality can show that there was an emergency situation which required immediate attention, the municipal officials can not enter your premises without your permission.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How are fences destroyed by wildfire covered under CA law regarding fences?

We lost our home in the Tubbs Fire on 10/09/17 in Santa Rosa, CA. Still dealing with Nationwide. They are saying the fence is under coverage "B", Other Structures. I am arguing the fence should fall under coverage "A", Dwelling because it was attached to the house on both sides.... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on Oct 10, 2022

Fences are always considered to be other structures. I don't know of any California cases that hold differently, and I suspect that the Texas case you cited has some unusual nuance to it that led to that result. Given that this fire occurred over five years ago, its hard to see how you could... Read more »

Q: Are inspection warrants rqd. to contain the same elements as criminal warrants , ie., Seal, clrk stamp, 2b legal?

An inspection warrant was served upon my property. The probable cause was was due to noise complaints, per fire marshal. No evidence of existing health or safety violations, or noise citations. Accused of selling alcohol, w/out evidence. Warrant looked incomplete, no Seal, no clerk stamp, and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Oct 7, 2022

You will need a lawyer with experience in dealing with code enforcement issues with local governments.

Inspection warrants need to be issued by a judge on a showing of some probable cause to issue the warrant. You should have been given a copy of the warrant, which you can give to whatever...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Is it the job of the CA AG to review proposed laws for state and federal constitutionality? Or does he have no say so?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-10-01/newsom-attempts-void-1st-amendment

Shouldn't the CA AG have stepped in before this law was passed?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 4, 2022

The attorney general at times defends unconstitutional laws. For example, if a person sues the state of California to prohibit some implementation of the law based upon a claim for unconstitutionality, the attorney general may defend that law against a constitutional attack.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: My husband has been going through social security for 10 years trying to get Social Security disability and my entitled

My husband is getting a lump sum from Social Security back pay am I entitled to any of it if we divorce

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 4, 2022

For disability, no it would not. See In re Marriage of Peterson (2016). Federal law preempts state law, and federal law provides that social security disability is considered to be separate property.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do i have to pay the 10 percent of what my vehicle is worth in the state of Louisiana when I get a new license plate.

And I'm 70 percent DV

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 3, 2022

In answer to your question, no, however, if you have purchased a vehicle and seek to get it registered into your name, then generally you will have to pay tax on the purchase price of the vehicle which is approximately 10 percent (tax rate depends on which zip code you are residing and the tax rate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Q: Is it not true that only a Judge can dismiss a claim on failure to file a claim upon which relief can be granted?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2022

Your question straddles a number of categories. I can only speak for the civil part; a criminal defense attorney could address criminal aspects. In my experience, it is the judge who makes decisions on dismissals. Your question includes the word "only." I can only say that I haven't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: if a vehicle forces you off the road and damage your vehicle can an uninsured motorist claim be file?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on Arkansas UM doctrine and your policy. Nationwide, states differ as to whether actual physical contact is necessary for a UM claim. Check with a local attorney as to state-specific requisites. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: Why is delegated legislation against the doctrine of separation of power
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Because it could fall outside the traditional channels of checks and balances inherent in a system where different branches of government have the power to review bills and laws. Good luck

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