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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: We bought a house with water damage, had an inspection but it either missed it or it wasn’t present. What can we do?

The ceiling in the downstairs bathroom had a leak. Neither is, our realtor and our inspector saw this leak. We had the inspection in May and in July we moved in due to the current owners preference. They are refusing any compensation and I cannot prove they knew about the leak. We noticed the... Read more »

Mark William Perron
Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

First, with regard to the inspector, you would need to look at the agreement and see if there is any language that limits the company's exposure. If there is nothing in there and the leak was obvious as to where the inspector should have known about it, you could bring a civil claim against... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Minnesota on
Q: I bought a used car for 5000. Dealer told me they had put alot of work into it. Engine blew up within 6 days.

The car is a 2009

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Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

Tough break! Buying a used car is always a big risk. Unfortunately, the Lemon Law only covers new or slightly used cars.

In order to hold the dealer accountable, you would need to prove that they knew about a material defect and that had you known about said defect, you would not have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: My gf parents are really strict to her and it’s ruining her mental health what can she do she wants to leave

she 16 almost 17

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Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

She can certainly petition the Court for emancipation. There is no real bright line test, but the Courts have a lot of discretion in declaring a minor emancipated. Some of the factors include the minor’s living situation, consent of the parents and the overall situation or actions created by the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: What are the consequences if someone presses charges on you for throwing lemonade on their parked car?

No one was inside the car. There was no damage. Maybe made a tiny section of the car sticky. The person however is accusing us of keying the car. We did not.

Mark William Perron
Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

There really isn't much they can do. The State may investigate. If there is no video or other witnesses to the keying incident, the State would be hard pressed to bring any criminal charges. However, there is he possibility that they could certainly charge you. If that were to happen, talk to... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I pay for a stolen item am I admitting to the crime and can be charged

A lost prevention agent is threatening to charge me with Eating and abetting felony theft if I don’t give him $1700 by Friday how can I be assured that he won’t charge me anyway

Mark William Perron
Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

Definitely call and defense attorney on this onw. Paying back the claim is really inconsequential to possible criminal charges you could face. It seems shady that agent is directly requesting payment. Consult an attorney immediately as something does not smell right.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Minnesota on
Q: A woman entered the apartment of a deceased man and began removing all the property. When the police arrived, the woman

Lied to police and said she was 'next of kin'. The police required zero proof. Now the man's girlfriend and their children have nothing. The police, Sheriff, etc refuse to take a report of the crime. It has been more than 2 years. Can anything be done?

Mark William Perron
Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

You will certainly want to go the civil route if police are unwilling to investigate. This would seem to be the case considering it has been two years. If you are in Minnesota, you can bring a claim in small claims court. The cost I last checked was $60.00 to file and the claim must be for under... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Trooper issued Reckless driving ticket to a white Corvette based on traffic camera footage.

The trooper did not witness violation in person, Trooper viewed MN-Dot Cameras. Also there were multiple white corvettes on the highway at that time. Trooper pulled over multiple white corvettes. Traffic cam footage was really bad. no way to identify exactly which corvette or driver. Will this... Read more »

Mark William Perron
Mark William Perron answered on Apr 27, 2020

You should certainly demand a copy of the video. If there is no other eye witness and the video quality makes it difficult to identify the car and/or the driver, the prosecution has quite the uphill battle.

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