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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: Can a person be held locked up for 1st degree murder,denied bond twice, without any evidence except one person statement

laws have NO physical evidence.

person was previously in a bad dirt bike accident and has plates in both wrist, and is NOT physically capable of shooting a gun.

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In North Carolina, as in other jurisdictions, it is possible for a person to be held without bond on serious charges such as first-degree murder, based on the severity of the alleged crime. The decision to deny bond typically considers factors such as the nature of the charges, potential risk to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Estate Planning for North Carolina on
Q: Can a non-resident of Florida set-up a living trust in Florida to avoid state taxes on investments within the trust.
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Setting up a living trust in Florida as a non-resident solely to avoid state taxes on investments within the trust may not be a viable strategy. While Florida does not impose state income tax on individuals, there are other factors to consider, such as residency requirements and potential tax... View More

Q: retribution for cruel & inhumane torture case depriving individual of liberty, freedoms, rights, from foreign adversary

foreign chemical inside human body w/out consent or acknowledgment by individual, individual GPSD by intelligent system like that of NASA, Deprivation of rights over a 7 yr period due to illegal equipment & hijacking of civilian life, violations on behalf of those whom withhold oaths to protect... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

If you believe you have been subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment, deprivation of liberty, and violations of your rights by a foreign adversary, it is crucial to seek legal assistance immediately. Documenting any evidence of the alleged torture, deprivation of rights, and violations of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I get into trouble for voice recording another employee making racists comments about someone

I also have recordings of them saying they are going to save the hardest jobs for this employee

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answered on Feb 15, 2024

In North Carolina, recording conversations without the consent of at least one party involved is generally legal, as it is a one-party consent state. This means if you are a party to the conversation, you can legally record it without the other party's consent. However, recording conversations... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for North Carolina on
Q: Wrongful death of an individual caused by someone in a company vehicle, is there special circumstances for compensation?

Does the companies auto insurance company have to make a payout if a claim is filled? Is there a standard amount or can they offer whatever they want?

Tim Akpinar
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answered on Feb 15, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for this loss. This would need to be discussed with North Carolina attorneys in greater detail. It could depend on the capacity of the victim, whether employee or pedestrian or other, the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Am I responsible for my deceased mother's Medical debt? Can they take her home, deed is in my name, mortgage is in hers

My mother recently passed away. We transferred her home and car into my name a few months before her death, but the mortgage is still in her name which I have been paying. She did not have any estate. Am I responsible for paying her Medical bills prior to her passing and can they take the house... View More

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answered on Feb 15, 2024

Without seeing the actual bills and the deed transferring the property to you, I can't give you an answer. I suggest taking all the paperwork to a local attorney and having them give you specific advice.

The mortgage company will likely require you to get a new mortgage or, if you are...
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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 Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: Can I move out of our family home with my children?

I have been married to their father (who is a narcissist) for almost 20 years. The kids are high school age. The marriage is abusive- emotionally and sexually and has been for a very long time. I am ready to leave. However, a relative of his owns our home. It is his one day inheritance. We do not... View More

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

In North Carolina, you can move out of the family home with your children, especially in situations involving abuse. However, it's important to proceed carefully to avoid potential legal complications, particularly concerning custody. Without an existing court order, both parents typically... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Is it illegal for a property management company to send a repair technician out to the property without prior notice?

Especially when the technician was taking photos and videos of our belongings? The homeowner now wants us evicted and gone by the 29th and we were never given a chance to remedy the issue or a written notice of the eviction.

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

In North Carolina, a property management company is generally required to provide tenants with notice before sending a repair technician to the property, especially when it involves entering the living spaces and taking photos or videos of personal belongings. This requirement is meant to respect... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Is it illegal for a property management company to send a repair technician out to the property without prior notice?

Especially when the technician was taking photos and videos of our belongings? The homeowner now wants us evicted and gone by the 29th and we were never given a chance to remedy the issue or a written notice of the eviction.

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answered on Feb 12, 2024

It depends on the circumstances of the needed repairs and your specific lease agreement, but most lease agreements do have provisions detailing inspections/repairs.

NC does not require notice by statute, and in emergency situations, the landlord is all but certainly allowed entry without...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: If my NC employer overpaid me, how far back from the date of notification can they reclaim wages?

For example, Washington state limits the amount able to be recouped to 8 weeks prior to the date of notifying the employee. That 8 weeks overpayment can then be recouped anytime in a period of up to 6 years, but still only for 8 weeks of overpayment prior to the date of notifying the employee of... View More

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answered on Feb 6, 2024

In North Carolina, unlike some states like Washington that have specific statutes limiting the timeframe for reclaiming overpaid wages, there isn't a clear-cut law specifying the exact period an employer can go back to reclaim overpaid wages from an employee. Generally, the principle of unjust... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: What is the easiest way to determine the value of a property that I gave my daughter, to report on a 709 tax form?

I gave my married daughter a rental property that I owned for 45years…will the IRS accept a real estate market analysis as the value on a 709 form? Can the tax value be used?

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

When determining the value of a property you gave to your daughter for reporting on a 709 tax form, it's important to follow IRS guidelines accurately. While a real estate market analysis can be a helpful reference, it might not be sufficient on its own.

The IRS typically requires a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for North Carolina on
Q: How can I leave my property to my married daughter and if she dies before her husband, have the property go to My sis?

I would like to keep my property in my family. If my daughter dies and the property goes to her husband he could leave it to his family in Australia.

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

There are several options. You could make a life estate/remainder deed to your daughter for life, then to someone else at her death. Deeds take effect now with no probate involvement. Contact a competent NC attorney to search the title and execute a transfer to suit you.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: If I miss my rent bond what is the deadline for my landlord to file for writ of possession

I just want to know how many does after I miss rent bond do the landlord have to file writ of possession I was told if they don’t file the next day after I missed it then they have to wait till the whole case is over

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In North Carolina, after a tenant misses a rent payment, the landlord must first serve a demand for rent (if required by the lease) and then can file for eviction if the rent remains unpaid. The specific timeline for when a landlord can file for a writ of possession, which is the court order... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Legal Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a time frame attorneys must start once paid?

I hired an attorney to negotiate two judgments. I paid and signed the contract on 6/6/2023. The lawyer did not contact the first debtor until August 2023. The second debtor was not contacted until November 2023. The attorney always had an excuse as to why they hadn't been working on it. For... View More

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answered on Feb 3, 2024

There is no set time. Basically, it would be a “reasonable time”. Reasonable depends on the circumstances. Additionally, there may have been work done prior to contacting the debtors.

My experience in collecting debts, is that it is often a slow process. It can, of course, take years,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: If 2 people live in the same house and are both equal owners of the house, can one of them cut off sections of the house

If 2 people live in the same house and are both equal owners of the house, can one of them cut off sections of the house so the other cant access that part of the house?

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

In North Carolina, if two individuals co-own a house as equal owners, typically neither party has the unilateral right to restrict access to specific sections of the property without the consent of the other owner. Co-ownership typically entails both parties sharing equal rights to access and use... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Why would my stepsister send me and my siblings a personal property exemption form ....keep all his personal stuff

My father passed in 2021& his wife last year . My siblings and I Were not even notified of my father's passing until he was buried and gone even his brother wasn't notified.im afraid she is up to something

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answered on Jan 31, 2024

There are a couple forms she could be trying to get you to sign. It sounds like she's trying to get you to waive your inheritance rights. If your father's wife never adopted you and never made a will, realistically the stepsister gets her property. Why she's trying to get you to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: In NC can vehicle be searched due to poss. of an OCA where the driver wasn't drinking nor had alcohol in system?

The officer considered the OCA a misdemeanor and charged the driver with such... thus searching the vehicle incident to the arrestable offense. However, statute dictate these actions to be an infraction of law not a criminal offense. Therefore, without any other probable cause... could this search... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

In North Carolina, the legality of a vehicle search based on the possession of an open container of alcohol (OCA) where the driver wasn't drinking nor had alcohol in their system can be complex. If the officer charged the driver with a misdemeanor for an OCA, leading to a search of the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: In NC can vehicle be searched due to poss. of an OCA where the driver wasn't drinking nor had alcohol in system?

The officer considered the OCA a misdemeanor and charged the driver with such... thus searching the vehicle incident to the arrestable offense. However, statute dictate these actions to be an infraction of law not a criminal offense. Therefore, without any other probable cause... could this search... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

In North Carolina, the legality of a vehicle search in this scenario hinges on whether the officer had probable cause to believe a crime was being committed. If an Open Container Act (OCA) violation is considered only an infraction and not a criminal offense, an arrest and subsequent search of the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: If u and ur sister inherite a house she living in it I'm not can I move in it or can I make her leave it's her and 3 kid

It's her and her oldest kids that think everything is theirs

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

If you are now a co-owner you do have the right to live in the house. If you cannot cohabit with your sister peacefully then you have the right to petition a court to force the sale of the house and split the proceeds. That threat might be enough to convince her to buy you out because litigation... View More

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