New York Uncategorized Questions & Answers

Q: Could someone be held legally liable for someone else’s suicide?

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Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
There have been instances where another person participated in the suicide and thus faced murder charges. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Do opposition papers filed by Principle Defendant in answer to Plaintiff need to be served upon nominal defendants?

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Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
All named parties in a legal action need to be served with all filings. Rather than proceed pro se, why not consider limited scope representation as an affordable option. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in...

Q: I was in a car crash last night and i was past cerfew do i have to tell the po or does. He get a report anyway

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Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
If this involves parole curfew, you could post the question under criminal law and someone who practices in that area could pick it up.

Q: Can I be arrested or sued for being near a 16 year old kid when the mother told me to not associate with him ?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Yes, this may qualify as harassing a minor. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...

Q: Hello... If I put a review on yelp & now the owner keeps harassing me can I sue them or what?

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Answered on Mar 18, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Did you publish anything untrue about the owner? If so, you may be sued for defamation. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...

Q: What federal legislation dictates process of rule making What if an agency fails to rule making process

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Typically administrative codes or related federal department guidelines apply, but it depends on which department of the federal government you're referring to. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...

Q: Do I need a lawyer to provide notice for assigning (just my, not my roommates) obligations under a lease provision?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Review the terms of your current lease to see if that's permitted. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...

Q: What is the ceiling amount for earnest money in NY State?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Make sure you review any earnest money agreements or "binders" with a lawyer. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any...

Q: I got a TVB n I must answer withen the 15 days but they don't have it in their system is requesting a email good enough?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Your question is vague. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...

Q: Is it legal to be threatened w/harm to a person/family if she does not pay to get out of an arranged marriage?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
I see no legal basis to support the demand for payment. She can file for divorce. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any...

Q: I need to know my rights regarding a car that was reposessed even though I paid every month for two and a half years

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may be able to sue them. Have a lawyer review all related communications and agreements. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make...

Q: A friend of mine who no longer lives in NY got caught with tear gas (a boyfriend gave it her for protection; she thought

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Perhaps a Public Defender can help her. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create...

Q: do you have answers about non compete clauses and advice on what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Non-compete clauses are scrutinized in NY and are often interpreted to favor the employee. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make...

Q: How soon after I finish my requirements from ACS can I get unsupervised visits or more visit days with my son

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Have a lawyer review the facts. The court decides custody/ visitation based on the "best interests of the child." The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...

Q: legal advice for senior citizens whose lived in building for 20 yr & pay $550 rent. Buildiing is going Co-Op. In Bklyn

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
It depends on whether her building is controlled by rent-control. If she's in the middle of a lease term, the new owner would have to honor that lease until its termination, generally. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...

Q: Do I need to know the names of the people who are suing me?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Read the complaint. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client...

Q: Someone overpaid my bill then ask me for $60. I don't want to go to jail at all. Can I get in trouble somehow for this?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Your question lacks relevant details. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create...

Q: If I was 20 at the time of my arrest, and 21 when I completed the DDP, is there any way I can get my full license back?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Check the terms of your court order. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create...

Q: We have a legal question about a neighbor on whether we should report it to the police or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
It depends on whether there is a shared easement for access into your basement since you share a well. Further, it sounds like she may have saved your house from flooding. Why not have a look-see for yourself? The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Does a nurse represent a medical institution in a legal case? If a nurse does wrong, is she an extension of the hospital

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Lawyers represent companies. Her wrongdoing may be attributed to the hospital, but it depends on the specific facts and timing of such wrongs. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....

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