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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Contracts and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I had to clean up hazardous debris on a puece of rental property. Owner refused to do it. Now owner claims it was a gift

My dog was horrifically injured requiring 13 stables and a puncture wound. Property owner had no insurance. Did pay vet bill. Property owner still refused to correct the problem. I cleaned up and removed the debris. Property owner watched while I did it. Property owner stated she worked smart not... Read more »

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

If you had an AGREEMENT, you could take the property owner to small claims court, to enforce the agreement. The type of claim, if any, that you had, is called quantum meruit, and has to be taken in a court of equity. For most courts in America, that filing fee would greatly exceed you bill.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: If one was convicted of a non-violent felony. Could one ask for a modern day banishment like to the wilds of Alaska?

Of course there would be stipulations to the sentence. But it is equally a form of punishment and isolation as incarceration. It gives plenty of time to reflect upon ones actions through time and hardships. With the right wording and examples could a judge be convinced to except such a sentencing?

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

Not going to happen, in a federal court. I know of no instance of that occurring. Federal sentencing guidelines do not have that particular punishment on the books. Just plain old federal prison, if sentenced to serve time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: Can you sew someone on something that happened 10 years ago after the settlement?

Someone killed my daughter in a car accident 10 years ago and at the time the last thing I was worried about was money. They paid for her tomb stone and nothing more. Things haven't been the same since. She didn't even go to jail.

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

The statute of limitations, generally, is 2 years. Some entities, like State agencies or county or city government agencies, must be given a notice called ante litem notice.

Had you contacted a personal injury lawyer, back within that time frame, you possibly had a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can I put mom in mental ward if is mentally ill not taking meds & drug addicted if I believe she is dangerous to others

Mother has criminal history like substance abuse, vandalism and child endangerment, physically assaults people, and is off her meds

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

You need a local lawyer. Many related issues MAY need to be addressed, with your mother.

The law protects citizens from being put away, unless they are a danger to themselves or others.

To build your case, get others to observe her behavior, and try to get a competency hearing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Probate and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: parents died no will who has rights to live in house I lived here for 25 years I built the house our dad bought material

I built the house new the house is 27 years old. I work full time. Remodeling. my sister lives on welfare and supports her daughter. she cant afford half the property taxes I'm already paying on a $3000 tax contract and she was supposed to pay a $4000 contract (were behind)she lies in court... Read more »

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

Once people die, their estate needs to be settled. If is it settled, and each of you (you and your sister) jointly own the house, 50-50, then the owners (absent any other circumstances) can each occupy the property.

She cannot pay, and that is creating problems, and an extra burden on you....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Can you be arrested in Tennessee for not complying with the police officer during a traffic stop
William C. Head
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answered on Aug 20, 2017

The phrase "not complying" is too generic to tell what happened.

In a nutshell, once pulled over, you are required to give your name and address. That is it.

But, if you did not follow orders of police, for getting out of the car, or physically resisted them, when the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Can you receive a citation for making a phone call while sitting at a red light in GA? Is this not exercising due care?
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answered on Aug 20, 2017

Yes, you can. The statute is written BROADLY, to cover this kind of distracted driving.

Get a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it illegal for a person to record their own sentencing?
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answered on Aug 20, 2017

Yes, it is, unless Court approves of it being done.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Can You file a lawsuit against the department of corrections or a warden

If they knowingly put you in harms way that resulted in being assaulted by other inmates and ended up with a broken nose,

after they had already assaulted other inmates and had not been removed and also after telling the Warden your life was in jeopardy

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

Possibly have a case. These types of cases must have overwhelming proof of refusal to act to protect your safety.

Contact this attorney, and ask him about the viability of this kind of case. Few lawyers will file these suits, due to sovereign immunity, which our Legislature passed, to keep...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: Can they use the new law on interlock devices on a charge prior to the law going in to affect.

2nd dui. First was in 1993

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

Two answers are possible. But, BOTH depend on whether your administrative license suspension hearing is OVER or not. If it is over, then this answer will be of no use.

1. The new law did NOT allow for those arrested prior to July 1, 2017 to benefit from the provisions. Your lawyer should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: What charges/jail time will I be facing? What would happen to my 21montholdbaby? I know I have to face the consequences

William head , what would happen to my 21 month old baby during this time , if I'm charged as a felon how long will I have to stay? Also, I was not driving under the influence I was on my way to work when this incident happened that I lost control of my vehicle

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

You need a GREAT attorney. My suggestion is that you call this law firm, and review the case with Barry Simons. He may not be able to assist you, but perhaps can give you some direction about where to turn for help.

This will be accused as a felony, most likely.

Mr. Barry Simons...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I have a friend that had and accident and the title is in his name but he didn't get it registered what could happen
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answered on Aug 20, 2017

He is still liable, if he is the "at fault" driver. He needs a qualified Ohio attorney helping him, since the insurance company may try to not accept the claim.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New York on
Q: What happens if someone gets a dwi and then two weeks later gets a dwai with Leandra's Law?

Also, she clearly did not learn her lesson because she has a prior dwi from four years ago.

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William C. Head
answered on Aug 20, 2017

Contact a well-qualified DWI attorney in New York. Serious consequences will occur, if one or both of these cases are not favorably resolved.

Bob Baska. He can handle or refer you out, to an attorney closer to your court location.

www.baskalaw.com

315-399-0696

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New York on
Q: I am 75% disabled work related injury . Crps1 both hands, after one surgery, Settlement value?

I am 47 yrs old have been on Comp (NYS) for 3 years, Finally last year had bilateral carpal tunnel and trigger finger release (3), on my dominant hand, I now have Crps1 and am not a candidate for my left hand to be operated on for bilateral carpal tunnel and trigger finger 3 on this hand too. Crps1... Read more »

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

If you have a lawyer, then trust him/her or fire that attorney. Do not ask strangers (to your case facts) to second guess who you hired originally.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: Is a dui charge in Ga an automatic reckless driving charge?

The citation I received the night of the charge did not have reckless driving printed on it anywhere. The court papers has reckless driving and dui as 2 separate charges

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answered on Aug 20, 2017

No, it is not. Two possible answers exist for this. (1) some police departments, particularly in MUNICIPAL Court locations, will issue BOTH tickets. This way, if a reduction of a DUI to a lesser charge is possible, then the prosecutor need not draw up an amended accusation. (2) Your driver was bad... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: My parents co-own a homer in Louisiana for five years..I have lived in that home

since it was purchased. What are my legal rights...can I be evicted from the home.? I am being threatened to be evicted by my mother's husband. He is physically and emotionally abusive to both of us what are our rights for protection against him.. My mom is her 80s and is currently a home... Read more »

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answered on Aug 19, 2017

This is not a problem that a quick, online answer can do any good.

First, contact these listed Super Lawyers, to get someone to advise you. Some issues you raise are possibly not something you can prevent. http://attorneys.superlawyers.com/elder-law/louisiana/new-orleans/

3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: How much pressure can a chiropractor legally put on a patient to get a lawyer and sue for pain and suffering?

I was in a car accident and saw a chiropractor. They have twice given me a card for a specific lawyer and strongly encouraged me to sue my insurance company to cover the cost of my treatment and pain/suffering. After receiving what seems to be a very overinflated bill, I spoke with chiropractic... Read more »

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answered on Aug 18, 2017

Your "spider senses" are working very well. There are too many of these folks who "connect" their patients with a lawyer who sues for soft tissue injury.

I'd change to another chiropractor.

I have seen similar instances that started with a...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My car was hit from behind, declared the other persons fault. I have no insurance.

My husband was driving I was the passenger. My 5 and 1 yr old daughters were in the back seat, and also we did not receive a no insurance ticket

What should we do??? Is there a case??

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William C. Head
answered on Aug 18, 2017

Look at Super Lawyers for a local attorney, who handles car accidents.

http://attorneys.superlawyers.com/motor-vehicle-accidents/louisiana/

Call up and talk. These attorneys make their livings helping people like you and your family.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What can I do to stop a 78 yr.old woman who I pay rent to from physically charging at me threatening to kill me & etc

She offered for me to stay with her in January 2017 while I work getting permanent housing back & we made a verbal agreement on what I pay in rent & etc. I have stayed a full month in March but paid rent in April, May, & June & was there for 1 week in each month because of her... Read more »

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William C. Head
answered on Aug 18, 2017

Move out.

Or

Capture it on good video and audio, and turn it over to police. Set it up on a tripod, close enough to capture sound.

Plus, have your cell phone recorder going, to get another sound track.

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