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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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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Arkansas on
Q: can you get arrested for not paying a loan
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 27, 2019

You can get sued for breach of contract. The only times I've seen people criminally charged is when there was some associated fraud, such as using a fake name, providing false information on the loan agreement, or obviously fraud related to obtaining the loan.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Jersey on
Q: Does "presence" only mean physical presence?

Trying to find flexibility with this policy: "One member of the Oversight Committee must be present to supervise the tabulation." I am trying to see if "presence" can be interpreted as meaning digital presence / video conferencing. This is for a Rutgers University policy

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 26, 2019

It could possibly be interpreted as you describe, but if a job hinges on the interpretation, it might not be good to push the issue. Unfortunately, there is no universal legal definition for all contexts for the word "presence." Forty years ago, it would have been fairly clear and unambiguous for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: I feel I have been scammed by an auto dealer, I thought I was purchasing a car from a private seller, salvaged vehicle
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 26, 2019

You haven't stated what your question is. If you feel like you have been defrauded then you should look on the Attorney General website for the State of Texas.

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Kentucky on
Q: It more of a career question, to you personally, was the LSATs hard?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 26, 2019

It's a challenging test but whether it is hard really just depends on the individual, no two people will feel the same way about it. There are courses you can take before actually taking the test. There are also practice exams you can do without signing up for an entire course.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Arkansas on
Q: We sold a hot tub back in May, the guy has still not came and picked it up and now it’s November. What can I legally do?

I’ve messaged him a few times and he just stalls or has some excuse to not get it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2019

It sounds like he no longer wants it. You might be able to pursue the matter in small claims, depending on the cost of the tub. A less costly and less stressful option might be to confirm with the would-be buyer that he is not interested in it and resuming your efforts to find another buyer. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: I have a warrant in kentucky. If I go to get a marriage license in tennessee. Will I be arrested while getting it?

Its a probation violation in Kentucky.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 18, 2019

It is very doubtful that TN LEOs will arrest you for going to the County Clerk's Office. But when you get pulled over, it will be bad. And you will not want any wedding announcements. Unless there is a substantial amount of property/money involved, you are better off hiring a good KY lawyer to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: My husband was picked up by Marion Co Sheriff & taken to The Centers in Ocala, how can I get him out?

He made an unfortunate comment to a receptionist at his doctor's office when she told him he couldn't get an appointment until January. The Jist was he wanted to shoot himself in the head rather than wait because of the pain he is in. Is there any way to expedite his release? What is the process?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 15, 2019

It appears that he is being held pursuant to the Baker Act.

See

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Mental_Health_Act and

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0394/0394PARTIContentsIndex.html

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Q: If a lawyer inform your auto insurance that your medical bills but was paid via settlement. What is PIP check for?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 8, 2019

This is something a Maryland attorney would know best, as insurance is governed by state laws and can vary from state to state. But your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, PIP stands for personal injury protection. It is coverage for medical bills, lost wages, and related... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: How can I find out why cops showed up at my brothers job asking if he knew where I was at?

I know I have an active arrest warrant out for me for a domestic violence charge I plead guilty to but didn't do my requirements

I know my bail is set at 50000

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 7, 2019

Police are simply doing their job and conducting an investigation. They are allowed to ask family members about your whereabouts. I think its unfortunate that decided to attend your brother's workplace, it shows either bad judgment or deliberate desire to put pressure on you by embarassing family... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Connecticut on
Q: I was fired from my bartender/server job for declaring my tips to the IRS which I have done for the last 22 years
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 4, 2019

That's unfortunate. What exactly is your question? You should consider posting a question under the Employment Law section asking if that is enough cause for an employer to terminate your employment? Or, if maybe there may be grounds for a civil action against your employer?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: Hi I'm looking into closing or transferring money from my ex husbands 403B. Need expert advice please.

Was married 9 years while the 403B was collecting. Was told I needed a lawyer to begin the process.

Michael Francis Barrett
Michael Francis Barrett answered on Nov 4, 2019

Assuming your judgment of divorce or settlement agreement awards you a share of the 403(b) account, you will likely need a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) to receive your funds. Seek out an attorney in your local area who handles QDROs.

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