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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for South Carolina on
Q: my grandson was put on probation 3 years ago with court ordered inhouse rehab, this never happened thru probation.

only answer I received last week was I wasn't working here then, he has been in probation violation for 2 years, his Dad did put him rehab in april 2019 but he only stayed 30 days, but last week he decided he would voluntarily turn himself in to jail. He wanted to man up and put this behind him. It... Read more »

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Jan 20, 2020

I would recommend either reaching out to an attorney in the area where your grandson is in jail or to the public defenders office. He is entitled to an attorney at his probation violation hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: how can i find out a court date for a friend that is locked up in Catoosa County Jail?

They was arrested on a felony probation violation and has some misdemeanor chargers.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 20, 2020

Start calling the Criminal Court Clerk there in that County and State and ask by the Defendant's Name and Birthdate.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Alabama on
Q: I am having trouble finding 4-Year degrees for paralegal studies. I want to go to law school after but need a bachelors.

I am a junior in high school and want to be lawyer. I need a bachelors to get into law school and want that to be in paralegal studies as that seems like an easier field to start off in without job experience. I have found certificates and 2-year programs but maybe I have overlooked somewhere.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 19, 2020

Don't knock yourself out selecting a major on the basis of whether it will be best-suited for law school. Paralegal studies is good. Criminal justice is good too, as are dozens of majors you can choose from. They both give you options if your plans change. Experienced paralegals do much of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: My neighbors tree is hanging over my fence and distributing debris in my pool who is liable for this
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 15, 2020

Your neighbor is not required to remove the debris from your pool. Trim the overhanging branches if you want.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: How much will it cost to get a nondisclosure agreement?

Hi, I have a marijuana charge (class B misdemeanor) from over 2 years ago. I completed deffered adjutification and all requirements of the court in 2018. The lawyer that defended me said they charge $2,500 for a Nondisclosure agreement. Is this standard? Or would another lawyer possibly charge... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 8, 2020

Call around and get quotes from other attorneys.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Washington on
Q: X's lawyer/x/court/x-dr/x-employer taking advantage of medi. issues/causing men.health issues/ Hippa vio. 2x./overRx med
Bill Fix
Bill Fix answered on Jan 8, 2020

Question is unclear. Please restate and resubmit.

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: We received notice that Mr Huffstetler has retired, we need to know who took over his practice.
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 6, 2020

Call The Florida Bar at 800 342 8011 and explain your situation; they will know how to contact him.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Q: Hey so I’m a student and my assignment is to pick an inquiry question about Canadian law, please help!

I wouldn’t be asking this normally, but I totally forgot about this assignment, an inquiry question, which according to my teacher is : “It’s a complex question and there sometimes can be different perspectives. It’s a how or why question. Evaluate, analyze, compare, predict. You might have... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

If you are in a pinch with time, it might be difficult to find a Canadian attorney or law firm open today for guidance with your assignment. You could visit the websites of the Parliament of Canada and the Prime Minister of Canada and look at what is available in terms of press releases,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: How can I cancel membership
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 30, 2019

Without knowing anything about what the membership agreement or circumstances involve, as a general matter, you could look to the terms of the agreement. Look at the clauses that govern termination or cancellation. Outside of the agreement, if there were any factors that you feel would undermine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Kentucky on
Q: are members of a small church liable for accidents if the church can’t afford liability insurance?

We only have a membership of around 10 people and I’m concerned if someone got hurt and sued the church it would come back to the members.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 29, 2019

Ordinarily in any virtually any jurisdiction as a general matter, members should not be liable unless they could be shown to have a connection to the ownership or management of the church. They're just members, not directors or property owners. Unfortunately, you have no control over what any given... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Idaho on
Q: What does "jurisdictions admitted to practice" mean?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 24, 2019

It means the attorney is licensed in that jurisdiction (state) to practice law (represent and advise clients and handle other ordinary work as an attorney). When you say "jurisdictions" (in the plural), it means the attorney is admitted in more than one state. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: I'm 45 soon to be 46 and I was raped by my father's brother when I was 10 and it continued til I was 14. What can I do

I have no funds to hire a lawyer so I'm asking if there is a lawyer in San Antonio who will defend me if I have a case pro bono

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 23, 2019

Contact a domestic violence center in your area. They have counselors and lawyers who will walk you through the steps on what to do.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: my sons apartment complex caught fire and people are convinced it started accidentally what recourse can neighbors have
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 21, 2019

If they suffered damages, they could contact the complex owner/manager to ask about fire insurance for the premises. If local fire department is conducting investigation, any claims could possibly have to await the outcome of any such investigation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: Should I tell the police that my 17 year old cousin has been with a 21 year old since she was 16 and he lives there?

They've been together for a little over a year since she was 16 and he lives at my uncle's house and isn't even bothered by the fact that he's letting an adult sleep with his 17 year old child

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

The age of consent is 16, so it's not illegal. What message that sends the 17 year old is not a legal question.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Kansas on
Q: I was sent a legal notice involving this case, how do I know it’s legitimate?

I received it on November 29th and it says I have to fill out and send the claim form online or by mail by January 20, 2020

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 15, 2019

Look at who sent you the notice of claim. Contact the person or entity to verify whether the claim is legitimate. You could also arrange a brief consultation with an attorney to assist you and advise on what your next course of action should be, if it turns out to be a genuine claim. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Mexico on
Q: I am buying aluminum motorcycle wheel blanks, and I modify and resell the wheel; what insurance will protect me? Thanks

I purchase aluminum motorcycle wheel blanks from the largest manufacturer of wheel blanks for the automotive market. I take these wheel blanks and I have a fabrication shop, cut various designs of mine, in the blanks. These blanks are then hand polished and hubs are installed by "scumbagbiker" and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 14, 2019

It might be more beneficial for you to have a consult with an insurance professional. They would know insurance product line better than an attorney would. Some of the things you could ask about are general liability insurance, premises insurance, and workers' compensation insurance. These would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do about someone who calls my work multiple times a week knowing I don't want to speak to him?

This is a man who is obsessed with my girlfriend and has done awful things such as leaving an anonymous voicemail to our landlord trying to get us evicted. etc. He calls asks for me, and doesn't leave a name. It happens at least once a week. He was warned by his job not to meddle in our lives and... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 13, 2019

If you know who this person is, you could file for an order of protection. He may also be violating criminal laws so a call to the local DA's office may be an option as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for South Carolina on
Q: Are there any lawyers that are notaries that are willing to go to a state prison in South Carolina to notarize some lega

Are there any lawyers that are notaries that are willing to go to a state prison in South Carolina to notarize some legal paperwork

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Dec 11, 2019

A lot of attorneys around the state are notaries. That being said most prisons have at least one notary on staff.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: My boyfriend who was 16/17 at the time (he’s now 18) got into a fist fight while on the wildwood boardwalk

He’s now being charged with assault, the guy hit his friend first then shoved him and my bf retaliated what can he get charged with and how can he defend himself

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 11, 2019

He needs a lawyer. Assault is not a d.i.y. case. He needs to speak with the public defender. He can come to the aid of his friend but can't be throwing fists.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal to share a direct message conversation from Twitter publicly or another forum?

Imparticular messages from a company’s IR person. Im curious about sharing the information and parts of the conversation with ppl on a forum? im in florida

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Dec 10, 2019

Are you bound by any confidentiality agreements? Is the information privileged? Trademarked? Security classified?

If its a private conversation between you and the sender then they might have some claim that you breached confidentiality. Not exactly certain what the information is....
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