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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Agricultural Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: A farmer forced out of business gave the quad to my neighbor no bill of sale we hooked it up to a trailer to fight fires

We desperately need it this year but the sheriff's department took it because it wasn't registered in my neighbors name is that legal and no it wasn't stolen it was given to us by a farmer they had to go out of business and the sheriff's department did a search and seizure without a warrant and my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 31, 2020

were you cited for it? or just confiscated?

more info needed.

though it probably should have been registered, if you went to court and presented this info to a judge i don't think you would be punished.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Agricultural Law for California on
Q: Does a Kawasaki 360 quad used on a farm as a firefighting implement pulling a trailer does it need to be registered

our quad that is not registered in the state of California and is used as a firefighting implement on a property was taken by the sheriff's department because it wasn't up to date on a registration is that legal

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 31, 2020

i believe it does.

are you just labeling it for firefighting or has it been used for that in the past.

how old is it and how many times has it been used to fight fires?

Q: Can I own/posess a firearm and grow medical cannabis in a recreational state? Thanks in advance, Veteran, 50, Illinois
Kimber Russell
Kimber Russell answered on Mar 10, 2020

If you have a valid medical marijuana card and your FOID card you can lawfully keep your firearm in Illinois at this time. Individuals who have drug addiction issues or have felony weapons charges on their records, however, are prohibited from owning a firearm.

Make sure you are abiding...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: A neighbor is complaining the tanks in our cattle pasture overflow when it rains and flood his yard. What do we do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 9, 2020

A Texas attorney could best address your question, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you contacted a few local attorneys, they could probably outline for you the liabilities and repercussions before you, as well as your rights. You could also explore what options are available to stop... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Defense of Domestic Animal.

I have been combing through the laws when it comes to force and deadly force against a dog attacking my dog. I have found two statues but need further help.

KRS 258.253 (1) Any person, without liability, may kill or seize any dog which is observed attacking any person. But only in the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 8, 2020

Your analysis is correct. The first statute applies only to people. The second one applies to animals, although if there is justification for doing do, it would probably protect you against a civil claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Environmental for Washington on
Q: If I have 5 apple trees that are surrounded by acres of commercial orchards, can I be required to spray with pesticides?

The apple trees were on my property and cared for by the orchard company when I purchased my home 3.5 years ago. I put up a fence and the orchard was taken out and re-planted by a new orchard company after the surrounding orchard was sold. The new fruit company asked me to cut down my trees. I am... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 8, 2020

This is a fairly complex setting and would probably be better suited to a consult with an attorney in Washington State than a Question & Answer Board. Based on Washington case law, an attorney would be in a better position to meaningfully assess the directive to remove trees or apply pesticides... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama, is there any law stating that a Horse must have a shelter? if so, Is a tree(s) considered shelter?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

This is really something that attorneys in the Animal Law/Dog Law section would know best. But your post remains open for four weeks. You could try reposting there for better chances of the question being picked up. But I can't imagine any statute, however austere in nature, allowing a tree to pass... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was let go today and sold a service that was complete, but not paid for yet. Am I still eligible for the commission?

We aren't paid out our commissions until the client pays. I was not terminated for poor job performance, and I completed most of this particular job myself before I was terminated.

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jan 16, 2020

If you have a contract, then you should have a breach of contract action.

2 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: I have been divorced from a man who was killed a few years ago. I now have to reply to this, they are foreclosing proper

We were not married at the time of his death so what could this mean?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 15, 2020

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. If you have an interest in the property and want to prevent foreclosure, you must act without delay. Four weeks have gone by and your post remains open. Time is of the essence here. If you need to prevent foreclosure and have not already acted by now, start... Read more »

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Q: Is there a law against the compound tetrahydrocannabinol to make it illegal?

I would like to know if it would be illegal to obtain the compound THC, there are laws against weed, however THC is just one compound found in marijuana among many others in the plant. If you were to order online pure or extract THC from a different plant would this be legal? Example: LSD is... Read more »

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen answered on Jan 6, 2020

So West Virginia law is still governed by Federal US law. THC is still illegal, but some states have legalized CBD and most states can't test the difference between CBD and THC and the concentrations. Unless you are in a state that has legalized marijuana, then ordering THC online is still... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Missouri on
Q: I sold a pup to an individual in FL it shipped to them after it arrived it got sick and passed. Whats my liability?

I have a 10 day no death guarantee. He received the pup on 11/25 he took to the vet 11/30 puppy passed 12/11

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 22, 2019

Sounds like it would depend on when the dog died.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Landlord - Tenant on
Q: How can I get a deed of sale from a dead person I only Have A written agreement with the owner without a notarized

The Heirs of the Owner Don't want to cooperate anymore.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2019

Your question remains open for four weeks. It looks like something that a Probate attorney could have insight into. You could repost and add Probate to your categories, or contact one of the Probate/Estate Planning attorneys on this site or one you find through your own searches. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: Hello we bought a home from a man with a realistate licence we found 16k in mold we cannot find an attorney ti help

We will have to forcloseits if we can't find help this will ruin our family the home is a conventional 97 home ready for a single woman two kids with a cosigner the home is supposed to be habitable and it's not we cannot afford two homes we are supposed to be selling our current home but had to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 3, 2019

If you haven't had results in finding someone through the lawyer listings of this site or through your own independent searches, you could try the Indiana State Bar Association. They have lawyer referral resources for the public. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: I need a oil and gas lease looked at , can anyone help me?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2019

For something of that scope and depth, you'd be best off contacting attorneys on your own. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above, or conduct your own independent searches. An attorney would probably want to thoroughly review the lease and discuss it with you, while the format here is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: I’d really like to know more about The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, mainly out of curiosity.

I was hoping I could get someone to summarize The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 20, 2019

This is a very broad question. The Act is codified at TCA 53-7-201, et seq. Justia has the full text of the statutes on this website.

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Farmer is threatening to rip out posts he installed on rented ground if we don't sell the ground to only him. Legal?

We paid for the fence that houses his livestock. And paid hour wages to install the fence. We also did not charge rent in the earlier years because our livestock ran with his. So he's been compensated for the posts but he still is threatening if we don't sell it to him then he will just rip out... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

The landlord and tenant's duties to each other are defined under Nebraska law but are often more specifically defined in a written landlord-tenant agreement. What a tenant can do to install improvements or remove improvements on the property they are renting depends heavily on what this agreement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Hawaii on
Q: Hello how can I prove my agriculture structure is out of the flood plain near a stream based on its height? Thank you

The structure is elevated but close to a stream. I know there are provisions for this but I can't seem to find the information I need.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2019

This question generally arises in connection with flood insurance. A starting point could be to coordinate with your insurance carrier what their requirements include. This could involve an elevation survey, but before making that expenditure, learn what the requirements of your insurance carrier... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: On a horse trade with no contract whatsoever. What is the liability if one of the becomes sick?

I traded a horse to a gal with no contract or agreement. In fact she insisted on taking horse sooner than I wanted. 6 days later I'm notified by her horse is near death. Horse was fine when she left my care, I have pictures of the day before and pics from her on horses condition. Shes now trying to... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 10, 2019

With no contract, you should likely not have liability as long as you were unaware of any issues about the horses health at the time you agreed to the trade. If you did not guarantee or warranty the health of the horse, then I do not think the other party has much of a case here. If you are sued... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband is a local contractor in business for 27 years. He purchased 22 trees for a customer from a local wholesaler

all 22 have died as well as a good majority of the entire crop as per the wholesaler himself. Who is legally responsible for replacing the tress ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 23, 2019

It would probably be difficult for a Pennsylvania attorney to give you an answer based on these limited facts. If you consulted with an attorney, they would likely want to review the contract between your husband and the wholesaler to see if it includes express warranties, makes any kind of... Read more »

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