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Q: Hello so about a week ago I received a citation for reckless driving and unregistered vehicle while parked on a sidewalk

I just want to ask what are the consequences behind all of this? I’m a minor I’m 16yr just want to ask what’s the worst that can happen?

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Q: When a couple live in resident as a couple sharing finances get made when things don't work

Is that legal for him to do just to get back at me for Not staying after moving in an agreeing to be his girl friend so now desputing charges he paid for me an now he trying to screw me over

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 14, 2022

If you are trying to ask a question about, when you move in together and things don't work out, whether you can sue for breach of contract; the answer is no. Had you been married, on the other hand, you would very well have a number of options.

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Q: i want to sue a family member for emotional distress from harassment

family member who never visits seems to think our son is abused. keeps calling dcf and the cops to question us. we have been homeless 3 times and never helped us. were seeking legal advice to help us with our situation

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Q: What form to use/term for if youre not a lawyer, but will be doing things as a lawyer would (filing etc)? Latin phrase..
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 11, 2022

The Latin phrase "pro se" is probably the term you're looking for.

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Q: Hi, In Florida, are HOA boards for Condominiums required to conduct an annual wind damage survey or something similar?

Just wondering if our HOA needs to perform an annual inspection of sorts for either wind or rain or whatever.

Thank you

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Q: I want to apply for a US passport. I am 17, but turn 18 in 2 months, do I need parental consent to apply?

I also want to know if a Learner's Permit is accepted as ID instead of a Driver's License when applying for passport.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 30, 2022

Yes, you need parental consent until your 18th birthday. But at that time a learner's permit will probably be an acceptable form of identification.

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Q: The owner of a marketing company I hired called me a Jezebel publicly in an email to 8 men. Legally what can I do?

The marketing company did not deliver of services we paid for. Instead of staying on topic, he started insulting me to others and publically like Jezebel, a Feminist terrorist. Mind you I've only interacted 4 times with him over the year. The owner has almost entirely worked with my male... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 28, 2022

You might be able to sue for defamation, but keep in mind that you would have to be able to prove damages. Florida Statute 836.04 is interesting; I doubt that any prosecutions based on it are made pursuant to it, in this day and age.

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Q: I don't have a card to pay the $5. It's that the only way to take to someone. It's really sad what this world has come 2

I don't have a car to pay the $5 so is that the only way to get a response because it's really sad that this world has come to making a profit off of somebody else's misfortunate it's really terrible I just needed some help with my Dad's passing away it's already hard... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 27, 2022

Yes, you definitely should edit this post if you want someone to respond.

Apparently, you need to pay someone $5, for some reason, but you don't have a car (or perhaps a card). Do you have an envelope and a postage stamp? A check or money order would also be a good idea instead of...
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Q: Can we get out of contract for windows if they can’t deliver. It’s been over 6 months.

We also have contract for financing but do not pay till they are installed. We did put 500 down. We’ve been given 3 different dates when we call and they never have updated us unless we call.

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Q: How to remove my personal information( my age, name, home address, court orders, etc.) from search engines like google

I’ve noticed google search engine has personal information like when I live, age, phone number, photos, count orders, etc. things I have not authorize to be in the public and it’s for the sake of my safety and my children.

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Q: I recently just bought a handgun in the state of Florida, can I keep it in my vehicles glove box without a CCW license?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 24, 2022

Florida Statute 790.25 (5) provides that

"... Notwithstanding subsection (2), it is lawful and is not a violation of s. 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private...
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Q: do i need to appear in court for a restraining order?

Do I need to appear in court for a restraining order if I don't wish fight the temporary restraining order as the defendant?

Do I need to attend the injunction hearing, the paperwork just says if I fail to attend that it will only mean it could result in injunctions being issued to me,... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 24, 2022

No, if as you indicate, you don't mind an injunction being issued.

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Q: Can you seek damages for negligence when there is no accident/injury in Florida?

I went to a retail store with a tire shop to repair/replace a tire. They recommended plugging the tire and completed the work. I was sent on my way with my toddler with me. After I got home, from an hour drive mostly interstate, I noticed markings on my tire when I was unloading the car. I... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 22, 2022

You have a claim for breach of contract. All consequential losses that are foreseeable are damages that can be recovered in a contract breach case. Sue them in small claims court. It’s wise to get another expert mechanic to testify that they did poor workmanship that resulted in your damages.

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Q: Can I charge back a vet bill?

I called a vet's office and at the time I made the appointment for my dog and at the moment I walked in and they asked me what he was being seen for oh, I told them I was there for a Cushing's test. I told the veterinarian three times that I wanted my dog tested for Cushing's... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 17, 2022

It is unclear what you mean by "charge back". Did you pay the bill? If you didn't ask them to do anything but test the dog for that particular disease, and if they didn't do the test, simply don't pay the bill.

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Q: I’ve had insurance on my car for over a week. Can they legally repo my car today even with valid insurance
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2022

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Unfortunately, there are a number of parties involved between the bank, insurance carrier, and other possible interests, and if there was a lapse in coverage, they can repossess. It could depend on the arrangements for... Read more »

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Q: 720.306 (8) a, ‘proxy auto expires after 90 days’ The proxy expire or the ability to get more votes?

HOA board had the residents do a proxy vote in October, won the vote, but did nothing with it. Now 90+ days afterward are trying to say it’s still valid.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 6, 2022

If the proxy was valid as provided in the statutory sub-section you have cited, and was duly voted at the meeting, the measure passed at that meeting would be valid. The 90 days has nothing to do with expiration of the adopted measure; it has to do with expiration of the proxy. If, instead of... Read more »

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Q: Recently purchased an RV. They falsified my income to get me qualified. Can I return this vehicle? Purchased 02/12/2022

I gave them the correct information

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2022

The dealer falsified your income? And you failed to inform the finance company of that falsification? No, that would not allow you to declare the purchase contract void. The finance company is a party to the contract, although apparently a victim of the dealer's fraud. So the finance... Read more »

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