Uncategorized Questions & Answers

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

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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.

Q: I am in London. My mother is 80 and in California and not getting fair SSI. I would like someone to represent her .

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Try additionally reposting this question in the Social Security section. It would have a better chance of being picked up there.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I put the letters D,L,S on my ticket because I bought for 3 people. And they put it on one ticket. Is it still good??

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don’t practice in Oklahoma, but your question remains open for 5 weeks. Tickets in general do provide a place to enter the name of the holder, but it is usually a separate field than where the numbers appear. You could check with the store that sold you the ticket and the gaming commission in Oklahoma that administers the mega lottery for which you bought the ticket.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is there a max amount a insurance company can sell ur car back to you after it has been totaled out

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don’t practice in Arizona, but your question remains open for 4 weeks. You or your attorney could check with the property damage adjuster. As a general practice, the adjuster can determine a salvage value by which to offset the total loss figure if the vehicle has been declared a total loss.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Under U.S. Code Title 18, Section 1716, under (g), who is permitted to purchase an automatic knife under points:1,2,3,&4

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
In NJ you cannot have a switch blade knife or gravity knife. I suggest you refrain from testing the law.

Q: Is it legal to teach students on weekends

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
In general, yes. Many schools have weekend classes.

Tim Akpinar

Q: If a tire shop sells you tires with dry rot on them, is that illegal?

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Seth Meyerson's answer
It may be negligence (civil liability). Did the tires fail? Did it cause you damages? Is there a warranty on the tires.

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