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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: Will a out of state mistermeanor warrant get you arrested in a different state
Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack answered on Jul 13, 2020

Yes, an out of state warrant will get you arrested in another state. It usually happens when a police officer calls in your information during a traffic stop. The police will arrest you and wait for the state who issued the warrant to come get you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for New York on
Q: What does DIWW mean in disability law.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

There's an abbreviation DIWC, Disabled Insured Worker's Claim. If you wanted to repost in the Social Security section, you'd have better chances of an attorney familiar with this area seeing your question. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I feel like I'm being discriminated against by rental companies in my area due to drawing unemployment benefits.

I have tried to rent a home from 3 different rental MGMT companies and was refused because I draw unemployment right now. All of them said I had to have a job or be employeed and could be verified. Why will they rent to someone that draws disability that is verifiable, and they do not have a job,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2020

I'm sorry for your frustrating ordeal. Your post remains open for three weeks, and at this point, you could try reaching out to Tennessee landlord-tenant attorneys. From a practical standpoint, L-T attorneys would probably have the best insight into your situation among all the practice areas... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Agricultural Law for Florida on
Q: Is this illegal?

This is an agriculture business, one of my employees was demanding a raise or he was quiting and having another employee fired or else he was quiting, which neither happened. At the same time he had his car repossessed and was blaming it on the fact that the company doesn't pay him enough (he... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 17, 2020

Is what illegal? He can quit, of course, or you can fire him under most circumstances. What would his "wrongful termination" claim be; it's not enough for him to complain that he was fired "wrongfully", employment is generally "at will", which means that an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Environmental for Missouri on
Q: what is the penalty for negligent burning in the state of Missouri? It is a class C misdemeanor.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 30, 2020

Only a Missouri attorney could advise you on this, as it involves state law. But you await a response for four weeks. Here on Justia, at -, you will see an outline of the law - 2017 Missouri Revised Statutes -... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law, Banking, Civil Litigation and International Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I am currently a college student looking at law as a potential future career.

I was wondering if this would be a good place to start asking questions and if not, is there another chat forum that I could utilize to get a better understanding about this particular career field?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 18, 2020

The reason this free legal advice forum was created is to allow people who have legitimate legal questions to ask the Justia panel of experienced lawyers, who decide whether or not to answer.

So it seems safe to say that curious college students who want to "chat" with...
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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Is there a legal document that will not give ownership or others can stake claim to property they are working/living on?

It is 30 acres of land in VA where 2 of the 5 owners with the other owners permission is setting up what is called The Eden Experience-The Eden Experience is about creating a new sense of community and family based on permaculture farmsteading that thrives and coexists along harmoniously with the... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on May 13, 2020

This reads like a fairly simple sharecropper agreement with no rental value unless the tenant breaches. To achieve you complete objectives, you probably want to customize the lease, but doing this without a signed agreement will be a very bad idea, especially if your project succeeds and the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Michigan on
Q: I have been maintaining part of a property next to mine for almost 20 years, Would that property be mine now by law.

There are now new owner. Would this part of property legally be mine

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 6, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It sounds like you are talking about adverse possession, which might have better chances of being picked up in the Real Estate section if you wanted to try reposting.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Internet Law for Kentucky on
Q: Should employers be able to terminate your employment based on your social media postings? How's this right or wrong?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 2, 2020

You pose an interesting question, but the response would largely be a matter of personal opinion. You could pose the question to employment attorneys, as they would have the most insight into this issue, more so than attorneys practicing in internet law and agricultural law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What are the Oregon eviction laws currently due to covid-19? Some tenants not paying rent and want late fees waived too

Do you guys also give equine boarding facility advice?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on May 1, 2020

To qualify for deferral of paying residential rent, the tenant is supposed to have applied and provided proof to the landlord before the 1st of the month that their ability to pay rent is currently compromised due to covid-19. Good luck in getting a Judge to enforce that and it won't really... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Agricultural Law for North Carolina on
Q: For Closure?

There is a house in North Carolina, the homeowners have not paid all of their taxes for the past 3 years. The neighbors told me the house was in foreclosure but the courthouse did not have it registered. I have wanted this house for awhile I see a lot of potential in it. Any help? Can I buy it?... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 26, 2020

It would be difficult for an attorney here to answer your questions based on this limited information. If you contacted a real estate attorney in North Carolina, they might be able to assess the situation in detail and advise in a meaningful manner.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Agricultural Law for Florida on
Q: I'm an independent contractor. My boss has threatened to dock my pay as a punishment, is it legal for this to happen?

I work on a horse ranch. Today I woke up to a sign stating that if things aren't done properly. My pay will be docked. This raised a lot of red flags for me. (Is this legal, how much money is going to be taken off my check.)

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 23, 2020

Yes it is certainly legal for your employer to notify you (and all other employees) that they need to do a better job tending to the horses. Why?

Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: What is the minimum age in Kentucky for a breeder to sell a puppy.

I want to buy a puppy but breeder wants to give to me at 5 weeks old . Is this legal? I tho they need to wait 8 weeks .

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 11, 2020

This section of this site is for questions concerning Florida law. Ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Kentucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Civil Litigation and Environmental for Tennessee on
Q: Is a neighbor’s man-made lake allowed to drain on my property? He is at a higher elevation. Tipton County, TN

The lake was built a long time ago before my house was built. When we moved in three years ago, the water was not draining onto our land. Within the last two months, it looks like a river rushing down the side of our property. They refuse to fix their overflow drainage pipe that used to divert... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 8, 2020

Most likely you have no legal recourse. Unless the overflow pipe was recently damaged and now is destroying your property, I see no cause of action. You might file for an Injunction in Chancery because of the continuing Property Tort. But if it is not causing a massive loss of dirt from the... Read more »

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... 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 »

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