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Q: How many hours per year of pro bono work are attorney's supposed to do?

Paula Hough answered on Apr 20, 2019

The Virginia State Bar Professional Guidelines Rule 6.1 states:

(a) A lawyer should render at least two percent per year of the lawyer’s professional time to pro bono publico legal services. Pro bono publico services include poverty law, civil rights law, public interest law, and...
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Q: Can I get hired at a restaurant in Virginia with and expired drivers licence and a social security card?

Timur Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2018

It's up to the restaurant manager.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I have a woman who was supposed to move in & there is no lease or any written agreement on anything.

I decided that I do not want her to live here anymore, she does not sleep, shower, get mail, or reside here and no money has been paid. I asked her to get her stuff out when I am available to be there, but she keeps saying that she will get when she has the time. She has also blocked any way for me... Read more »

Matthew Lane Kreitzer answered on Apr 1, 2018

You should, under no circumstances, remove her property from the home until after going through proper eviction procedures. You should locate a landlord/tenant attorney in your local area to discuss what notices have to be given and what length of time you need to wait before eviction proceedings.

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Q: test question this is just a test to see if the account is working?

My questions don't seem to be posting. I would like to sue my veterinarian for spay surgery performed on my canine in 2008 but had a question about the statute of limitations in Virginia. After the surgery was performed my dog showed signs of heat as if she had never been spay. This continued for... Read more »

Gary D. Godman answered on May 24, 2016

It's working as far as posting questions is concerned. Perhaps this response will send you a notification. Ask away!

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Q: Am i facing jail time?

I recently pulled over for failing to yield. When pulled over i was asked for my drivers license. That's when i remembered it was expired. I misinterpreted the information i read on-line about a 30 day driver's license grace period. The officer didn't arrest me. I just had to receive a citation... Read more »

Gary D. Godman answered on May 23, 2016

You're right that 46.2-300 holds those potential sentences for a first offense. While it may be unlikely that someone with a good record won't receive any jail time, it is indeed up to the judge's discretion if you are found guilty. Sometimes a judge may reduce the charge to failing to have a... Read more »

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Q: Can I still get child support if I get social security for my son based on his fathers eligibility?

I am in a pending divorce and my son's father has been less than helpful. We currently have joint custody that was made before marriage and since the split he has ran from his responsibilities. He is supposed to have my son on weekends, but nearly every weekend he has a story as to why he can't get... Read more »

Gary D. Godman answered on Mar 23, 2016

He would get a credit for the amount that is paid for the child's benefit, but with other sources of income, the guideline child support might be higher than his credit for the child's derivative Social Security benefit. Consult with a family law attorney to help run potential guidelines, or... Read more »

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Q: filing citizenship

I am a green card holder and used to worked at gas station. I accidentally sold alcohol to minor and I got cought. Case went in court and I was ended up paying penalty. It's been over 5 years now. I am filling citizenship form and question came up that have even been involved in criminal case?... Read more »

Gary D. Godman answered on Mar 20, 2016

You really need to 1) be fully honest when filling out Form N-400 and 2) consult with an immigration attorney to help make sure whether your specific conviction and the timing of it is going to bar you from naturalizing. Based on the description, it sounds like you're still eligible, but since we... Read more »

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Q: What is the typical hourly rate for an attorney in Reston VA?

Gary D. Godman answered on Mar 12, 2016

It's going to depend on the type of case, expected duration of the case, and the particular expertise of the lawyer. Generally, in Northern Virginia, you're probably looking at $300 to $600 per hour, but it's impossible to nail it down for you. Call around! Search the web for attorneys in your... Read more »

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Q: how does suit by allotment work

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

You need to give some basic facts here in order to get any sort of answer.

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Q: My sister was killed by her son and her daughter was in there too. They were all having an argument can I sue?

My nephew shot and killed my sister and my niece was there too he was 18 she was 24. They were having an argument with my sister who was 46 when the shooting accord. A jury trial is October 29 and 30. I have been through check and back with this and have been struggling with PTSD because of this.... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 14, 2015

In order to sue for wrongful death, there basically must be someone with a lot of money to go after. Otherwise, there is no sense in getting a judgment against someone who is indigent.

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Q: If two people's names are on a vehicle registration, can one party go to the other's home and take the vehicle legally?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 27, 2015

You have not provided enough facts for a solid answer. It appears that you are asking whether something can be done which has actually already occurred. That is not the right question. The right question is what can be done at this stage, and the answer to that depends upon the facts. One... Read more »

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Q: Im 18 and my 15year old girlfriend is pregnant. She doesnt want her mom or the law to know Im the father.Can she hide it

If her mom finds out it is my she will attempt to send me to prison and I don't want to go. I want to help raise to child and I want to be with the girl. We are wondering is there a.way for her parents not to find out who the baby daddy is?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 27, 2015

Here is a link which will help you learn more about the law and what you are facing here. http://www.ageofconsent.us/state-laws/virginia-age-of-consent-laws/

You need to go see a private criminal defense attorney about this. Do not post anything on the internet and do not talk with anyone...
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Q: How can I become a lawyer

Adam Studnicki answered on May 30, 2015

Not sure exactly what you're asking. Finish college, get good grades, take the LSAT and apply to law school. Good luck.

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Q: I want to look up old case information under someone's name

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 22, 2015

I depends on the age of the case and the court level (General District or Circuit court. You can go to the courthouse where the person who was convicted and speak to a clerk. Or you can try the VA courts website.

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Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to to fight a claim for damage to my home from major road construction?

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 22, 2015

You need a civil attorney. Take photos of all the damage. Click on "find a lawyer".

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Q: We repaired a customers dryer on 3/11/2013. It's still in our shop. He will not return our calls. Can I sell it?

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 22, 2015

You should speak to an experienced civil attorney about this situation. Click on "find a lawyer".

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Q: Do I need certification to sail overseas with 40 feet sailing boat

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 22, 2015

You might want to check with the US Coastguard regarding you question. If they can't answer it, they can probably direct you the appropriate person.

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Q: If I close my case can I reopen it

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 22, 2015

Reopening a case depends on the type of case and is frequently done by means of a motion.

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Q: how can you find out if someone is legally certified in VA to be a locksmith?

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 18, 2015

Check the Better Business Bureau. They can often tell you whether a complaint has been filed or direct you to the right contact.

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Q: My neighbor was storing his motorcycle on my patio. Then he died. Can I charge his estate for storage?

That was two years ago and no one from the family or attorney has contacted me concerning the status of the motorcycle. I am getting tired of storing it and am concerned about theft.

Susan Fremit answered on Apr 18, 2015

It sounds like you may have an argument for abandonment. You need to speak to an estate attorney or a civil attorney since you are seeking compensation for storage. Click on "find a lawyer" for direct assistance.

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