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Q: Hello, I scratched out a number on a certificate of title for a car and the dmv won't accept it. Can't contact seller

I need a why to put tags on my car, but the certificate is void and I can't find the private seller who I bought the car from.

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answered on Sep 27, 2023

If the DMV won't accept a certificate of title because you scratched out a number, and you can't contact the seller for a new title, you could potentially face difficulties in proving ownership of the car.

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Q: In West Virginia what is the sentence for transferring and receiving stolen property
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 23, 2023

A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Some questions here go unanswered, but you could try reposting under "Criminal Law" for better chances of a response. Good luck

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Q: If you are physically unable to get to a store and you give debt card to someone else. They go,drain card.

They don't bring card,money or food back.They are on camera.I know I will have to file police report but what else can be done

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 20, 2023

You can definitely sue them for exceeding the scope of actual authority granted by you to them.

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Q: I see that there is a Class Action Lawsuite against Johnson & Johnson Case 3:2021cv50226 in the 7th District Court of Il

I have used the products mentioned in lawsuit and have had hair loss myself. I even with to my family Dr last year with concerns. We never determined what was cause ... sadly without knowing I've continued to use the product til last week not knowing of the issues. Am I available to join this... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 21, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. The question is probably best suited for the law firm handling the litigation in the Seventh District. If you're able to identify the law firm from the documents you've pulled up, you could try to contact them directly as a starting... View More

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Q: Bought a car in West Virginia with title and lost title before I transferred
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 7, 2021

A West Virginia attorney could probably advise best, but your post remains open for a month. Contact the Division of Motor Vehicles (or go to their website) and look into the process for getting a replacement title. Most state DMV offices have this as a standard option on their websites. Good luck... View More

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Q: Trying to get money released for executor of father in law will.

My father in law passed away a year ago and my niece is executor of his will. He had a will in the will any money left from his insurance policy would go to his children. The money has not been released. my husband hired a attorney. had a court date she did not appear. Now there going to try to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 12, 2020

A Virginia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could repost in the Probate, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation categories. There's no guarantee all questions are answered, but your post would have better chances of being picked up there. Good luck... View More

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Q: I was exposed to coronavirus due to negligence as a nurse. What are my options?

I was subjected to a high risk exposure of Covid-19 due to emergency department staff not doing their due diligence. A patient with covid symptoms was not tested and rushed to the floor. During his stay the patient was given an aerosolizing procedure shortly before I entered the room. This is a... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry this happened to you and that greater safeguards were not taken to protect your safety. Contact a Virginia employment attorney to see if you could arrange a free initial consult (many attorneys offer that,... View More

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Q: Do I need to be represented by a lawyer for a trespassing charge? No prior charges or convictions. Thanks.

Court date is June 29th, Henrico General District Court. Law section 18.2-119. The block is not marked on the section of the summons that says "You may avoid coming to court only if this block is checked...". Thanks.

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
answered on Jun 22, 2020

You need to appear as trespassing is a class one misdemeanor that carries up to twelve months in jail and up to a $2500 fine. The court should advise you that you are entitled to an attorney since the crime carries potential jail exposure. The court could also choose to waive jail time which... View More

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Q: I was scammed online for over $1000 dollars and want to take legal action
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 25, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For lawsuits in this range, most state court systems have a small claims section, enabling claimants to save money by handling cases on their own. Depending on the nature of the matter, that could be a... View More

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Q: I stored my lawnmower in a family friends shed. He won’t let me get my equipment out . By law what can I do to get it

My equipment is stored in a family friends shed his grandfather will not let him get it out it is locked, his grandfather just went into a retirement home. Legally how can I get my personal property from this friends grandfathers shed

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answered on May 27, 2020

Specific personal property or its fair market value can be recovered in Virginia by a Warrant in Detinue filed in the General District Court or Circuit Court, depending on the value of the property.

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Q: Are employers (VA) obligated to reimburse for pet care, while traveling for said business?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 3, 2020

That sounds like something that would generally be up to individual employers in their policies for travel expense reimbursement more so than something addressed by state law. Your post remains open for five weeks - for the most meaningful input, you could check with a Virginia employment attorney.... View More

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Q: In the state of Va, can I buy a gun if I have a misdemeanor conviction of brandishing a firearm? 5years ago
Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
answered on Mar 2, 2020

Typically, this type of charge would not prevent you from purchasing a firearm. However, I would consult the potential firearms purchase form and make sure you answer all questions TRUTHFULLY.

https://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Firearms_PurchaseEligibility.shtm

You can also contact the...
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Q: my sons apartment complex caught fire and people are convinced it started accidentally what recourse can neighbors have
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 21, 2019

If they suffered damages, they could contact the complex owner/manager to ask about fire insurance for the premises. If local fire department is conducting investigation, any claims could possibly have to await the outcome of any such investigation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I was reported to cps for smacking a child at the daycare I work for but on video you see I swat thier hands away

From another childs face Is that child abuse? and should I find a lawyer, I have a fixed income.

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
answered on Oct 8, 2019

You should hire a lawyer if there are criminal charges brought. CPS will conduct an investigation as well to verify the information. Make sure you are given a copy of the video of the incident. If CPS makes a negative finding, you can appeal it but I would see if you can speak with a family law... View More

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Q: How many hours per year of pro bono work are attorney's supposed to do?
Paula Hough
Paula Hough
answered on Apr 20, 2019

The Virginia State Bar Professional Guidelines Rule 6.1 states:

(a) A lawyer should render at least two percent per year of the lawyer’s professional time to pro bono publico legal services. Pro bono publico services include poverty law, civil rights law, public interest law, and...
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Q: Can I get hired at a restaurant in Virginia with and expired drivers licence and a social security card?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 12, 2018

It's up to the restaurant manager.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I have a woman who was supposed to move in & there is no lease or any written agreement on anything.

I decided that I do not want her to live here anymore, she does not sleep, shower, get mail, or reside here and no money has been paid. I asked her to get her stuff out when I am available to be there, but she keeps saying that she will get when she has the time. She has also blocked any way for me... View More

Matthew Lane Kreitzer
Matthew Lane Kreitzer
answered on Apr 1, 2018

You should, under no circumstances, remove her property from the home until after going through proper eviction procedures. You should locate a landlord/tenant attorney in your local area to discuss what notices have to be given and what length of time you need to wait before eviction proceedings.

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Q: test question this is just a test to see if the account is working?

My questions don't seem to be posting. I would like to sue my veterinarian for spay surgery performed on my canine in 2008 but had a question about the statute of limitations in Virginia. After the surgery was performed my dog showed signs of heat as if she had never been spay. This continued... View More

Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
answered on May 24, 2016

It's working as far as posting questions is concerned. Perhaps this response will send you a notification. Ask away!

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Q: Am i facing jail time?

I recently pulled over for failing to yield. When pulled over i was asked for my drivers license. That's when i remembered it was expired. I misinterpreted the information i read on-line about a 30 day driver's license grace period. The officer didn't arrest me. I just had to... View More

Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
answered on May 23, 2016

You're right that 46.2-300 holds those potential sentences for a first offense. While it may be unlikely that someone with a good record won't receive any jail time, it is indeed up to the judge's discretion if you are found guilty. Sometimes a judge may reduce the charge to... View More

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Q: Can I still get child support if I get social security for my son based on his fathers eligibility?

I am in a pending divorce and my son's father has been less than helpful. We currently have joint custody that was made before marriage and since the split he has ran from his responsibilities. He is supposed to have my son on weekends, but nearly every weekend he has a story as to why he... View More

Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
answered on Mar 23, 2016

He would get a credit for the amount that is paid for the child's benefit, but with other sources of income, the guideline child support might be higher than his credit for the child's derivative Social Security benefit. Consult with a family law attorney to help run potential... View More

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