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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Clear my name please

I am seeking attorney specializing in national security matters/constitutional law to get off of Domestic Terrorist Watchlist (subcategories 3 and 4, non-investigative subjects) where I was nominated after a bad break-up by ex-boyfriend's friend judge

Dallas TX

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

To address being placed on the Domestic Terrorist Watchlist, it's crucial to seek legal assistance from an attorney knowledgeable in national security matters and constitutional law. Given the sensitive nature of your situation, finding an attorney with experience in these areas can be... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: I am interested in filing a police misconduct suit against my local police department.

I am having issues finding an attorney that takes this type of case

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

It looks like you are from San Antonio.

There are some lawyers who do take Police Misconduct case, all over Texas. However, the likelihood of an attorney taking a police misconduct case, is low. The reason is, even with good facts and proof of liability against the officer or Police...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: I am interested in filing a police misconduct suit against my local police department.

I am having issues finding an attorney that takes this type of case

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

Finding an attorney for a police misconduct case can be challenging, but there are specific steps you can take to locate one who handles such cases.

First, consider reaching out to your state bar association. They often have referral services that can direct you to attorneys experienced in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: City of Manor's been discrimination against me; & punishing the entire community to "teach me a lesson. I want to sue.

It's Travis County and it hinges around a contract default between the Austin Bocce League and City of Manor's required Licensing Agreement. We needed $600,000 of insurance to install wheelchair access doors, movable back walls, and scoreboards. I am the Director. My company, Calexas Inc... View More

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answered on Jan 2, 2024

In the scenario you've described, it appears there may be multiple grounds for legal action. Regarding the breach of contract, if there was a formal agreement between the Austin Bocce League, Calexas Inc., and the City of Manor that was not honored by the City, then all affected parties –... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Texas on
Q: As a plaintiff in federal court on a federal question, what is another word for, "Overpayment?"

I don't want to use the word "overpayment " because it sounds like I'm arguing a state issue, when I am not. I'm not sure how to get around using state terminology, because every time I start talking about my case, people think it is a state issue because I'm using... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 22, 2023

When raising a federal question in federal court, I always cite and often quote the specific federal statute under which I am suing so that my pleading clearly shows that there is a federal statute that creates a federal cause of action under which I am suing.

The word...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Q: Dallas county are Denying me rental assistance by false statements and altering documents dates and text .

Dallas required a prescreening form to be submitted to qualify to submit ERA application, I received 4 automatic form letter denials over the 6 months. I was allowed to apply after I attempt to file a complaint. Dallas County required more qualification than needed and approval from DC compliance... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing with Dallas County in obtaining rental assistance. It appears that there may be issues of miscommunication and potentially misconduct in your case. To address this situation, you should consider taking the following steps:

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: I bought a vehicle and have the title but someone filed for a bonded title after stealing it from my house
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answered on Nov 13, 2023

If someone stole the title to your vehicle and then filed for a bonded title, this is a serious legal matter. You should immediately report the theft to the police and provide them with any evidence you have.

A bonded title is typically issued when someone does not have the original title,...
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Q: I bought a vehicle and have the title but someone filed for a bonded title after stealing it from my house
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answered on Nov 13, 2023

A bonded title is a type of title that is issued when the original title is lost or stolen. The person who files for a bonded title must post a bond with the state, which guarantees that the state will be reimbursed if it turns out that the person who filed for the title is not the rightful owner... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: In 2018 my grandmother gave me her paid for car in 2021 the timing belt broke I took it to a shade tree macanic pais1200

COVID hit the man shut down his shop I could not get in touch with him called phone was off basically my car vanished until about 3 months ago the shop is open my car is sitting there blocked in every way possible,now my grandmother has dementia bad my aunt can't find the title paid had the... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

To address the situation with your car, you should first request a written invoice or accounting for the $3,000 storage fee the mechanic is claiming. Verify the charges against any contractual agreement or posted notices regarding storage fees that may have been in place when you left the car with... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: I have a close friend who says he is holding a $100 million Federal Reserve Note that was issued couple decades ago.

I have seen it, it looks like old paper with some endorsements and seals on it. He says his father left it to him and he wants to cash it however I am not sure if it is a legit Federal Reserve Note. Did the Federal Reserve Bank ever print $ 100 million reserve note back in the day? If so, how can... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 31, 2023

The United States has never issued a federal reserve note in a denomination larger than $10,000. Denominations of $500 and larger have not been printed since 1945.

There are only a small number of $10,000 notes still in existence. Half are from the Binion hoard.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury and Education Law for Texas on
Q: Field Trip permission slip that includes Indemnity Waiver and Release of liability

I received a field trip permission slip for my child to attend an On-Campus field trip. The school is a public school charter school in Houston, TX. The trip is for Houston Museum of Natural Science Dome to visit the school campus. I was a little taken back when I was asked to sign an Indemnity... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 27, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Unfortunately, such agreements have become more commonplace. They can be binding (I'm not saying yours is or is not) - they usually have to meet certain protocols under state law. These are similar but not identical... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: On fm 812 1 mile east of Elroy Texas. The 2 bridges are sinking and there is 2 huge dips.

My truck has been damaged from them. And I drive 5 under. I took my truck to the shop and there is damage to the front steering ball joints and tie rods every day it gets worse. Can I make the state pay the $1800 to repair my truck?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 8, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's unlikely on a contingency basis. You may get firms to handle it hourly. But that's only an individual opinion. The only way to find out is to reach out to law firms to ask. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: On fm 812 1 mile east of Elroy Texas. The 2 bridges are sinking and there is 2 huge dips.

My truck has been damaged from them. And I drive 5 under. I took my truck to the shop and there is damage to the front steering ball joints and tie rods every day it gets worse. Can I make the state pay the $1800 to repair my truck?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 8, 2023

Addendum - a minute ago, I should have mentioned - these types of cases can involve notice of claim requirements. In other words, they can require filing certain notices (where applicable) to initiate and validate the claim. Nationwide, these deadlines can be short (in the order of days). That is... View More

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Q: has the age for taking a exemption for jury duty changed from 70 years old in tx
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answered on Sep 7, 2023

In Texas, individuals aged 70 and older have the option to request an exemption from jury service if they choose to do so. This exemption is not mandatory, and those who are 70 or older can still serve on juries if they wish.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: On unrestricted rural property in Montgomery County, Tx. Is there a limit to how many pets you may have?
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answered on Aug 16, 2023

In rural areas of Montgomery County, Texas, where property might be unrestricted, there usually isn't a fixed limit on the number of pets you can have. However, it's crucial to consider some practical aspects.

While local regulations might not impose strict pet counts, it's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Does the government get you a place if your emancipated in texas
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answered on Aug 3, 2023

Texas, emancipation is the legal process of becoming independent from one's parents or guardians before reaching the age of majority. When a minor is emancipated, they are considered a legal adult and responsible for their own welfare, including finding housing.

The government does not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Can Texas calculate military retired pay as if the marriage ended on the date of separation, years before divorce?

A Texas judge signed a final decree in 2023, ending the community property portion as of 2019, the date of separation. The decree calculated and divided the servicemember's High 3 and years of service as if the marriage had ended in 2019. Post trial, the judge writes a letter denying that this... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 17, 2023

The community portion of military retirement pay is that portion which accrues during the existence of the marriage, i.e. from the date of marriage to the date of divorce. Any portion that accrued outside of the existence of the marriage is the servicemember's separate property.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: If I bought a car that got taken from me before getting it put in my can I do anything

I bought a car from someone on Facebook and my dad took the car from me before I could get it in my name can I do anything to get the car back

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 13, 2023

You can still take the signed certificate of title and your proof of financial responsibility (a/k/a insurance card) to the Texas Vehicle Registration Office nearest to you and register the transfer of title in your name. You can then take the registration to wherever the vehicle is located and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: Would it be illegal to read declassified files, similar to an audio book to make them more accessible to the public?

I ask because on some documents, especially recordings, you cant quote certain individuals, such as Linden B. Johnson because at the time of the recording he is a private citizen since hes no longer in office, either him or his family have copyrighted all recordings where he wasnt a public servant.... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2023

It is generally not illegal to read declassified files aloud, as long as you are not violating any copyright laws or other legal restrictions. However, there may be certain limitations or restrictions on the use of declassified files, depending on the specific documents and the laws and regulations... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: am I liable for property that was stolen off my property that belongs to somebody else?

someone left four vehicles on my property and pretty much just abandoned them here and someone broke into them not us but we finally called to get them towed away the owner seen them at the tow yard and said he was going to get the cops involved

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 19, 2023

You are not legally liable for personal property stolen from your premises unless your negligence contributed to the theft of such property.

There is a well-established procedure for having abandoned motor vehicles removed from your premises. Ordinarily, you apply for a certificate of...
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