Uncategorized Questions & Answers

Q: I just had a judgement of 19865 against me and they are going to get it from my company. How do I get rid of this?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Apparently you failed to raise the statute of limitations when you were sued. The debt can probably be discharged in bankruptcy. It is doubtful that there is any other way to "get rid of this".

Q: I live in an apartment and have these brown stains on my ceiling that keep getting bigger and showing up in other places

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
You need to inform your management company, landlord, or whomever is in charge that there could be a water leak in your ceiling AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Q: My H.O.A says i can't dumpster dive. I am not but grabbing items on top. They wrote me up. Am i in violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Review the text of the HOA's regulation on "dumpster diving" to see if what you are doing is a violation (if the term is defined).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpster_diving

Q: Is there a conflict of interest? and if it was a paralegal would there is be a conflict of interest?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
There could possibly be one in either instance.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What kind of lawyer (area of expertise) do I look for?

3 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
Just look for someone who handles civil litigation. You'll have 30 days from the date of the magistrate's judgment to file an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas in your county (likely Wyoming County). Your local bar association may be able to point you to someone as well.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Im trying to see if there is a patent already in existence for a turn signal kit designed for atv's

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your question remains open for 5 weeks; try reposting in the Patents (Intellectual Property) section. It would have a better chance of being picked up there.

Tim Akpinar

Q: A camper has been left on our property and we’ve asked the owner repeatedly to collect it. What can we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
There are methods for declaring something abandoned which will then give you the right to dispose of the property. Check with the appropriate titling agency, i.e. DMV, etc.

Q: im a law student and am doing a research paper on what are the causes to overcrowded prisons in the U.S.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It's a complex problem and some of the causes are stricter sentencing guidelines and budget cuts. In addition to conducting your traditional book and online research, you could contact people in the corrections industry.

Tim Akpinar

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
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: Can my attorney who is still on my Federal Case,he filed, not against me,actually charge me with criminal trespassing?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
1. Your attorney cannot "press charges" but the prosecuting attorney can based upon information provided by your attorney. 2. It is inappropriate for your attorney to remain your attorney, after reporting you to the police for trespassing. 3. If you have information regarding a murder, you need to take it to the police.

Q: I have never been to jail this is my first time robbery how much jail time

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
With this being regular robbery (without a deadly weapon), the max time that you are looking at is 15 years in MDOC custody. The bad thing, though, is that robbery, even without a deadly weapon, is considered a violent crime, which means that whatever sentence you get would be a day-for-day sentence (not eligible for any sort of early release). Your best bet is going to be to get with an attorney ASAP to discuss the facts and circumstances of the case, what defenses you may have, etc....

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
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 charged out of state tuition in January of 2018 when I was a in state student. I didn't notice till August that I

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may need to immediately file an administrative grievance with the school for the appropriate tuition adjustment. Note that the statute of limitations for complaints against public entities is very short, so time is of the essence. See: http://www.courts.ca.gov/9618.htm

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,...

Q: I wanted to know what do you recommend to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. Consult with a California attorney; you should be able to locate one who gives free consultations. Based on the limited facts, it's difficult to say whether the actions (or omissions of actions) on the part of the hospital/other medical providers were responsible here. But an experienced attorney who reviews the medical records should be able to make a more meaningful assessment of the situation.

Tim Akpinar

Q: is it legal for a cemetary to deface a headstone. Example, leaving tire marks on headstones.

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Answered on Dec 22, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
If done intentionally it could be, but in some settings where there is overgrown grass, the operators of backhoes or maintenance vehicles might not be aware they are passing over a stone.

Tim Akpinar

Q: A girl bought a puppy and wasn't able to care for it. It's been living with me for 4 years. Now she wants her back.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Initially, as they say, possession is 9/10th of the law. So there's that.

I believe no court would award possession of the dog to this girl. She gave you the dog, and you've done everything to care for it. Unless the girl has some sort of writing that specifies that she never intended to relinquish ownership of the dog to you, it's yours.

I think you can be pretty confident in telling her to pound sand, her grief notwithstanding. Best of luck to you.

Q: Hello. I currently have a public guardian and do not wish to. Should I ask her what I need to do for her to terminate?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Public guardian for what reason and who appointed her? If the person is court appointed then you would petition the court to request that the guardianship be terminated. Good luck!

Q: Can I get hired at a restaurant in Virginia with and expired drivers licence and a social security card?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It's up to the restaurant manager.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How do I found out how to legally record video and audio in my car while driving for Lyft in Baltimore?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
You clearly advise all passengers before recording them that you record them on video and audio while in your car. If they get in and ride with you after that notice, they have consented and it is legal. You cannot record audio in Maryland without the knowing consent of the other person. It is a crime otherwise.

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