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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Does an acupuncturist need a tax permit to provide in- home treatment services in Lake County FL?
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answered on May 21, 2024

In the state of Florida, including Lake County, acupuncturists are required to obtain a license from the Florida Board of Acupuncture to practice acupuncture legally. This is outlined in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 457.

However, regarding a tax permit for in-home treatment services, the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: How do I file a dismissal on a final judgement/forclosure? I have proof of coercion from plaintiff. What form is used??

How do I request a hearing with the Judge to show that Plaintiff (my mom), who was granted final judgment. Plaintiff utillized coercion to keep me quiet. She sent text messages to my sister saying if I dont sign over the deed she will make it her job, day in and day out to have my son taken from... View More

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on May 2, 2024

This is not a do-it-yourself project. Your description of how this is being handled calls into question your ability to protect your home from being foreclosed. Consult with a local foreclosure defense attorney as soon as possible.

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0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Why would the prosecutor take her time dismissing charges after completing program?

I have completed my PTI contract which was a total of 18 months. Why would the prosecutor take her time dismissing charges after completing program? My probation officer and lawyer have reached out to her letting her know we are past term date, still no response from her.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I rented an airplane outside of the flight school. Is this considered a Homeland Security Violation and criminal act?

I am a F-1 student in Florida working as a flight instructor in a flight school. The school canceled my i-20 saying i did a Homeland Security Violation for following reason.

It says on the contract that I cannot fly an airplane other than school’s plane but I rented an airplane to build... View More

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

This is a complex situation involving immigration law, flight school policies, and potential Homeland Security regulations. Based on the information provided, it's unclear whether renting an airplane outside of the flight school would be considered a direct violation of Homeland Security... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Who do I request a Judges docket Clerk of the Court General Counsel of the Circuit Administrator of the Court

I have been requesting a 2 week time period for dockets of a specific judge for 7 months now and still don't have it and get the runaround.

I've requested from the following:

Clerk of the Court

General Counsel of the Circuit

Administrator of the Court

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on Mar 29, 2024

I'm not sure why you are requesting the judge's docket but if you are looking for hearing times you need to look at the judge's rules or procedures about how to set hearings. Some judges have their available hearing times online through JACS or a similar program and some judges... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Health Care Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: what happens if I am supervising someone whose Provisional Mental health license has just expired

I am a licensed Psychologist and have been supervising a person who held a provisional license. A condition of his employment with me was that he take his exam. Regardless of reminders and pressure from me, he did not take the exam until last week (this has gone on for two years now). He found out... View More

Shayla N. Waldon
Shayla N. Waldon
answered on Mar 27, 2024

I believe that the answer here is dependent on a number of factors, including the person's specific role, as well as how you may have defined the terms and conditions of employment in any offer provided to the person. These are things that a potential plaintiff can hang his/her hat on to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: the TSA is investigating a violation of the TSR title 49 CFR 1540.105 a violation of regs for civil penalty for 14,950

Test was given at my post which I failed on purpose to inevitibly quit my position at FLL now they what to file civil penalties against me. when anyone whose has failed before is just given a slap on the wrist. I would like to what actions i should take in protecting myself and if it is legal to... View More

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

If you are facing an investigation or civil penalties from the TSA, particularly regarding a situation at your workplace like the one described, it's critical to seek legal advice from an attorney familiar with employment and administrative law, especially those who have experience with TSA... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: How do I interpret a specific statue? What type of attorney would I need to file against a county department?

815.062 Offenses against governmental entities.—

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Mar 20, 2024

You cite Fla. Statute Sec. 815.062, a statute that's pretty clear on its face and criminalizes certain acts committed against governmental entities. It's unclear why you mention that statute in conjunction with suing a county entity, as that statute is only about charging someone with a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: gettting retainer refund

hired a firm but after thye missedd 2 conferences and me hjaing to ask over and over about status i hear nothing ican assume no work has been done how cani get my funds back ?

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answered on Mar 13, 2024

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with the law firm you hired. It sounds like a very frustrating situation. Here are some steps you can take to try to get a refund of your retainer:

1. Document everything: Gather any emails, letters, contracts, receipts or other records...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: What should I do after I found out I could not use my dad’s Social Security after he passed away for the current month

He passed 2-24 his social security came In 2-28 many months ago my dad said that I could pay bills for the current month of his death but not after I found out that’s not true and I don’t want to get in trouble, so what should I do so I don’t go to jail

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Mar 6, 2024

If I understand correctly, Social Security payments made payable to your father were being deposited into a checking account from which you were authorized to write checks. If such a payment is deposited into the account and if the payment is for, either in whole or part, sometime after the date... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: car dealership knowingly allowed someone other than myself to sign my name and traded in my vehicle for another what now

dealership = brevard co. person that signed = volusia co. my residence = levy co.

the same dealership ‘retired’ the tag on my cobalt to create a credit for the above mentioned vehicle also without my knowledge. i was arrested for driving on a ‘dead tag’. this happened twice, as... View More

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answered on Mar 5, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it appears that the car dealership engaged in fraudulent activities by allowing someone else to sign your name and trade in your vehicle without your knowledge or consent. This is a serious matter that may involve multiple legal issues, including... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue a police department for not doing their job by not properly investigating a murder?

The case file in the beginning, ended up missing all the information given, and the second detective ended up with an empty case file, and no one knows where all the information went. There’s more to this as well.

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Yes, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the police department for negligence or failure to properly investigate a murder. The mishandling of crucial case information, such as missing files and empty case folders, raises serious concerns about the department's handling of the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: How do i get title to my deceased ex-husbands truck that has been in my back yard since 2016?

I would like to give it to a church member to maybe repair and drive, however title is in deceased ex-husbands name. Can court can bypass DMV and issue me a title, or is there a better way of going about this?

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In order to obtain title to your deceased ex-husband's truck, you may need to go through a legal process to transfer ownership. Typically, this involves probate court proceedings to settle the deceased's estate and transfer assets to heirs or beneficiaries. If your ex-husband had a will,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Where can I find in the Florida Statues a copy of my mobile home parks Bylaws as recorded in Pasco County ,Florida ?
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answered on Jan 24, 2024

To find a copy of your mobile home park's bylaws as recorded in Pasco County, Florida, you should start by contacting the Pasco County Clerk of Court's office. The Clerk's office maintains public records, including documents related to property and housing communities.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Where can I find in the Florida Statues a copy of my mobile home parks bylaws as recorded in Pasco county , Florida?
Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on Jan 24, 2024

It depends on how your mobile home park is organized. If you have a mandatory HOA (you own the lot and the home), then it would be in Fla. Stat. 720.303(1). If you rent the lot and have a voluntary HOA pursuant to Chapter 723 Florida Statutes, the park owner is not required to record the bylaws... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: How is residential density calculated as stated in Fl Statute 790.15 (4)?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 11, 2024

That's a good question. The state would have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the residential density. If, for example, you were to discharge the firearm on a parcel that is less than an acre in size and contained one residence, you might be convicted, even if the adjoining parcels were... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: A person who bought my car won’t give me info to fill out legal documentation. What do I do?

I recently sold my car, but it was my first time selling one and I wasn’t aware I was supposed to fill out a special form to confirm it has been sold. I thought I just had to fill out the title for the next person and that’s what I did. I have reached out to the purchaser to get their info, but... View More

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answered on Dec 2, 2023

In a situation like yours, it's important to take prompt action to protect yourself. First, document all your attempts to contact the buyer, including dates and methods of communication. This record can be useful if legal action becomes necessary.

Next, you should notify your local...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: What should I do if my brother's visitation privileges has been indefinitely suspended more than 7 years ago.

My brother is in prison in Florida. His visitation privileges has been indefinitely suspended since 2016 for an incident that he was accused of partaking in but never received any disciplinary report for. How do we get his visitation rights restored?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 30, 2023

Contact the Human Rights Defense Center - https://www.humanrightsdefensecenter.org

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: How can I get my 21 year old daughter to change her drivers license address to where she has been living now for a year?

She’s has told me numerous times that she'll do it but she has not done so yet at this point and it’s been over a year now. Thanks

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 27, 2023

She's violating the law, likely subjecting her to a potential fine if caught. If she uses her old address for voting purposes and now lives in a different precinct, she may even be subject to a potential criminal charge. If you'd like to try forceful persuasion, you can hire a lawyer to... View More

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Q: Can I request a copy of a police departments internal affairs investigation report?

The officer on my friends case was being investigated by internal affairs,for misconduct. That officer resigned from the police department to stop the investigation and before taking a scheduled polygraph test. Is it possible for me to obtain a copy of the internal affairs report that was be... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 25, 2023

Once an IA investigation is over (and there's no pending criminal case against the officer), the entire IA file (not just the final report) is public record, a copy of which can be obtained by making a public records request to the police dept. Many departments now take online requests on a... View More

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