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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: How to find a car, without reporting it stolen

I gave the car to my son, an he let the insurance lapse an I would want it back before something happens

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

If the car is titled and registered in your name, and your son has taken it without your permission and allowed the insurance to lapse, the proper steps are to:

1. Attempt to contact your son and request that he return the vehicle immediately. Explain the legal and financial risks of...
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Q: What can I do to get (salvage) title in NC?

The car in question sustained water damage in New Orleans Louisiana. Allstate declared it a total loss. The state of Louisiana says the car was crushed, but apparently somebody lied to the state. The car was not crushed and sold at an auction. It was then sent to a dealership in KY where the... View More

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answered on Mar 3, 2024

In North Carolina, obtaining a salvage or rebuilt title for a vehicle that has been declared a total loss and has a history of water damage involves specific steps. First, it's crucial to ensure that all repairs made to the vehicle meet the state's safety standards. North Carolina... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: If I wanted to dropship manufactured houses that were expandable and are a resident of Nevada, what certs do i need

I want to start dropshipping cheap manufactured homes from chinese websites but I wonder if I need a liscense, LLC, ect to legally operate the buisness. Any insight?

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answered on Feb 12, 2024

You can likely do this as a private individual. However, I would highly recommend forming an LLC to give you some legal cover. You should also have an attorney draft a contract that makes it very clear you are disclaiming as many warranties as possible regarding the condition of the homes. There... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do if I gifted a car and the new owner does not transfer the title and sells the car?

After the car was gifted new owner did not transfer title and sold the car to another person. What can I do?

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

If you gifted a car and the new owner did not transfer the title before selling it, this can create a complicated situation. In North Carolina, the responsibility to transfer the title typically lies with the new owner. If they fail to do so and then sell the car, it can lead to legal and financial... View More

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Q: Bought a car, no title transfer, now LLC doesn't exist?? What do we do?

So my husband bought me a car back in the summer of 2022, my FIL was the one doing all the technical stuff because it was my first car and I didn't know a thing, it's a salvage title so back in TX (where we bought it) he was doing everything to fix it so we could get the title fixed but... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

This is a tricky situation since the title was never properly transferred to your name. Here are a few options to explore:

1) Contact your state DMV and apply for a lost title or bonded title replacement. You'll have to show proof of ownership/purchase and payment. They may issue a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is this a common practice among lawyers when it comes to charging fees?

The court ordered me to pay the post-hearing attorney fee. The court order explicitly specifies the amount of this fee. The attorney instructed me to simply write a check in his name for his fees and send it directly without providing any invoice or formal bill letter. As someone inexperienced in... View More

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

In legal practice, it's not uncommon for attorneys to request payment of fees directly, especially in smaller firms or solo practices. However, it is also standard practice to provide an invoice or a bill detailing the services rendered and the amount due. This serves as a formal record of the... View More

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Q: In North Carolina is it illegal to tattoo MYSELF without a license?
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answered on Oct 12, 2023

According to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts, all tattoo artists in North Carolina must be licensed. The licensing process includes completing an apprenticeship and passing a state exam. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for North Carolina on
Q: If a building inspector deems a house is against the building code, will they get dss involved for child safety?
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answered on Sep 13, 2023

A building inspector's primary role is to assess and enforce compliance with building codes and regulations related to the structural and safety aspects of a building or dwelling. Building inspectors typically focus on issues such as structural integrity, electrical systems, plumbing, and fire... View More

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Q: Can you operate a school bus in NC if you have a diagnosed mental health condition?
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answered on Sep 5, 2023

Operating a school bus in North Carolina, like in many other places, typically requires meeting certain physical and mental health requirements. These requirements are in place to ensure the safety of the driver, the students on board, and others on the road. If you have a diagnosed mental health... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a size minimum of a business to apply for distillery license?

I'm wanting to open a distillery but only want to have one small still to produce vodka, rum and gin

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Aug 17, 2023

The size is governed by your local zoning laws. I do not beleive that the NC Alchololic Beverage Commission has any minimum size regulation. You also have to obtain a Federal permit before you can get the North Carolina permit.

You can find information about the permitting process at...
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Q: I’m a disabled veteran that was in the VA’s CWT Program and the supervisor of the ground’s tried to fight me can I sue

I’m a disabled veteran that was in the VA’s CWT Program and the supervisor of the ground’s crew tried to get me to fight him not once but twice and there were witnesses to both incidents but the VA police now has my picture posted on the wall of the hospital saying “be cautious”! I’ve... View More

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answered on May 2, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the experience you had at the VA hospital. As a disabled veteran, you have certain rights and protections under the law, and it may be possible to pursue legal action in this case. You may want to consider contacting a lawyer who specializes in disability rights or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: I need an agreement to protect my electrical license & myself while serving as a qualifier agent. Any ideas?
Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Apr 15, 2023

Businesses subject to professional licensing requirements, such as electrical contractors, generally have pretty strict ownership and operational requirements.

Review NCAC Title 21 Chapter 18 and NCGS Chapter 87 to see the restrictions relating to serving as a qualified individual for a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: We bought a car, the dealer registered it to wrong person, temp tag now expired. Dealer now won’t reply.

We bought the car on the first of the year. Financing is fine, insurance is fine. Dealership issued a 30 day tag, which expired on the 30th. We now cannot drive the car, because the dealership never sent us a permanent plate when we realized they’d registered it to me and a complete stranger, as... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Feb 7, 2023

The North Carolina DMV DOES have an office that handles these kind of claims called the "License and Theft Bureau".

Go to this link (copy and paste into your browser)

https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/locate-dmv-office/Pages/dmv-offices.aspx

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Business Formation and Business Law for North Carolina on
Q: If I am a resident of North Carolina, would I be able to start an LLC in New York or any other state?

Are there certain things I need to be aware of or do? I have a business now in NC but would like to start a new one and also register the same (thats operated in North Carolina) one in New York and Florida if possible.

Jennifer Newton
Jennifer Newton
answered on Jun 12, 2024

As a resident of North Carolina, you can start an LLC in New York or any other state, but there are several considerations and steps to be aware of. First, you can form your LLC in any state, but you should consider the legal and tax implications; states like Delaware and Nevada are popular due to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: Germany - North Carolina Driving License Reciprocity

I have a German driving license, and everywhere on the internet I find that North Carolina does have a partial reciprocity with Germany, meaning I need to pass a Written Test to get a NC Driver's License but I don't need to do a Road Test. Today at the DMV they said this is not true and I... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

Likely the DMV, you can try going to a different DMV location and hope they are more understanding but it will likely be easiest to take both tests.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Our 100+ yrs old family cemetery is kept by our assoc. What are rights re sale of property it's on?

We have a nonprofit family association. Land doesn't have deed. Widow of property wants to sell. What are our rights? Cemetery is in NC

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answered on Mar 28, 2022

Without reviewing the documents, I couldn't advise you on your options. Please contact a local lawyer to the property and have them review all the documents and give you a full legal opinion.

Q: Husband picked up from store. do evaluation a year ago. He was found to not be harmful to himself or others. Supposed to

Have been sent back to sending district but instead sent somewhere else for another evaluation. His due process rights are being violated. He’s had covid and treated unfairly. beaten Been sent all over the place this last year. It’s been pure hell for him. We are married and have been together... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 28, 2021

Contact the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union. Ask for the names of their "cooperating attorneys" on civil commitement issues. They give free consultations.

https://intake.acluofnc.org/

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: After you obtain disability attorney, Is there anything they can't tell you by law?

I've asked couple of questions that my attorney will not answer. I'm in North Carolina,my disability case is very important to me. Example of 1 my questions- Do I need to get my current Dr to write a letter or fill out any paperwork for my upcoming disability hearing?

Attorney- I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 22, 2020

It would be best if a North Carolina attorney advised you, but you await a response for four weeks, and the whole matter may be moot by now if you already had the hearing you mention. But as a general matter, attorneys should be able to share information with clients - their role essentially makes... View More

Q: Is our court actually considered a tribunal as in Admiralty law. The judge, DA and the prosecutor?

As a sovereign we have the jurisdiction over the land of the United States of America. What is the difference between a STRAWMAN and a Human Being.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2019

People use the terms loosely, but U.S. Constitution grants U.S. Courts authority to hear admiralty cases in Section 2 of Article III. In terms of maritime prosecutions, it is common for them to sometimes be handled jointly between the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Coast Guard, depending on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for North Carolina on
Q: Ive reason to believe fiance is involved in ficticuous lawsuit vs Bedford, Bedford County, VA along w his ex. Ive ??

What do I do? Who do i contact?

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
answered on Apr 11, 2018

If by fictitious, you mean that he is lying to you about whether there is a lawsuit, that is pretty easy to check these days. Most courts have their dockets on line indexed by party names.

If you mean that an existing suit is a fraud, I’m sure the Commonwealth Attorney in the county...
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