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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: Can someone become a "landlord" with actual rights to "sublease" when they have no written lease (in Maine)?

We have a roommate who rented a house via a verbal agreement with the owner a month before we moved in. She learned about the house through a mutual friend who owns a horse farm. The owner of the house also frequents said horse farm. Our mutual friend put them in touch and she rented the place so... View More

0 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maine on
Q: is there a law that person with cdl charged with DUI cannot have reduced charge to driving to endanger

ADA states that federal law prevents person with CDL first offense DUI cannot have sentence reduced to driving to endanger

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: How does the State of Maine let you know if you are going to potentially be charged with a Class E misdemeanor?

I took money from and ATM at a casino 1 1/2 years ago after a day of drinking & golf. $250.00 I thought since it was left behind it was found money. Clearly I know now it is not. I have not received any notifications that I have been charged. What should I do?

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Maine on
Q: How do I proceed with a disagreement in a family LLC?

I am a partner with my brothers in an LLC that owns a family summer home.I disagree with their interpretation of the Operating Agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Maine on
Q: My father in law owns a parcel of land he inherited from his father. The man who owns the adjacent property has put up

A locked gate on the easement. My father in law has been unable to access this land for many years. He is an elderly man and this neighbor has been intimidated him. My father in law is scared of this neighbor so has not done anything about this.

My father in law wants to gift my husband... View More

Elliott R. Teel
Elliott R. Teel
answered on Feb 20, 2024

There are a couple of issues here. First is if the easement is in the deeds, and what the stated scope of it is. If there is clear language in the deed granting the right-of-way that is being blocked, then there are grounds to sue. If the right-off-way is only based on past use, that is more... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: Looking for case re: a piece of property must be defined in such a way that it can be located on the face of the earth.

I seem to remember having once seen such a case but now I can't find it. If a deed is so vague that the parcel of land can't be located, and abutters cannot know where their property line is, is the deed valid? For example, "a certain right of way in a general westerly direction... View More

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III
answered on Feb 15, 2024

Here is one such Maine case, which cites three other decisions:

"The description must be such as to enable a person to identify the real estate and to apply the description to the face of the earth. The description of the real estate must be certain or refer to that by which it can be...
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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maine on
Q: How to plead in a keeping of dangerous dog case

dog bit a cable person on my property. No blood or teeth marks could be seen

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Maine on
Q: Daughter is in prison in Maine, can we go to courts to get it granted for her to have her son at her visitation days?

If my daughters boyfriend denies her, her son for her prison visitations can we fight to get her those rights?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Maine on
Q: Do lose parental rights when you're in prison in Maine?
0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: In the Jennifer Crumbley Verdict 4 counts of Inventory Manslaughter 1 count=max 15 yrs . 4 counts = x 60 yrs ??? in

In my question 4 counts were in the same day

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Maine on
Q: How long after indictment returned does a state have to prosecute of you're already incarcerated serving another county

I was serving time for a separate county, I served 16 months. Once I was released on probation for that county, I was re arrested for an indictment that was filed 12 months prior that I was never made aware of because they admittedly made a clerical error.

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

You have a right to a speedy trial on an indictment. If the State failed to prosecute the case for 12 months--due to no fault of your own--you can raise this as a speedy trial claim and request a dismissal. There are four factors the court considers in whether to dismiss a case for a speedy trial... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maine on
Q: I'm a live-in, or resident-landlord. Do I follow all of the same laws as "standard" landlords, or are there special laws

The situation is we (my wife and I) have a rental agreement but it was never signed. Tenant left after 1 month from a 3-month contract. We couldn't fill the vacancy within two weeks of their leaving, so we feel justified to keep the security deposit ($750, the equivalent of two weeks'... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Maine on
Q: My employer has failed to pay me causing my automated payments to make my account to become overdrafted.

Are they liable to cover any of these overdraft frees that are continuing to accumulate because of the lack of my paycheck?

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Maine on
Q: Small Claims, Standing.

The grandmother restrained my non-biological, non-legal guardian 9 year old son in Switzerland. The mom flew there with her dad (Papa) to get him. She is suing grandmother for $6,000 to cover her flight and expenses. However there is $2,700 flight and other expenses for my son.

I have his... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Maine on
Q: In my divorce agreement my ex is to repay me money that was agreed upon. What happens if she does not?

I just need to know how to proceed if she is negligent. Thanks

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Maine on
Q: Can an RN work in a jail or prison while on Maine OIG, was removed from the Fed oig in 2021 but ME won’t remove til June

I mistakenly thought I was removed from the state list after being removed from the federal list. I worked as a RN from June 2022-Dec 2023 when I was found to be on the list. My appeal to be removed was denied and Maine said I can write to them in June 2024 to be removed. Punishment of 6 months for... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: I'm on a deferred disposition And am not aloud to use or posses alcohol but on the marijuana box it has nothing

Will I get in trouble for smoking since it's still federally illegal I'm in a state where it's legal

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answered on Jan 18, 2024

If the deferred disposition agreement and bail bond do not prohibit using marijuana then using it will not be considered a violation of either. Possessing marijuana is still a federal crime in Maine. The Justice Department is unlikely to charge or prosecutor misdemeanor possessions of marijuana in... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Maine on
Q: My husband passed away and medical bills are coming in. Am I responsible for paying for them? I live in Maine

Our home is paid for, vehicles also.

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answered on Jan 7, 2024

In Maine, whether you are responsible for your deceased husband's medical bills largely depends on various factors, including the nature of the debts, your husband's estate, and whether you were a joint account holder or co-signer on any of his debts. Generally, the estate of the deceased... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Copyright for Maine on
Q: my writing was acquired under false pretences and is now used for their personal gain. I have since obtained a copyright

I need legal help to explain my options.

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answered on Jan 2, 2024

If your writing was acquired under false pretenses and is now being used for personal gain by someone else, it's important to understand that you have legal options to address this infringement.

First, if you haven't already, send a formal cease and desist letter to the...
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