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Q: Is it legal to place cameras on a fence line facing directly towards your neighbors property?

I have a fence line that is shared with a neighbor. They have installed game cameras on the shared fence line facing our property. This area is not accessable to the public so it is private property to private property. And this is in Texas

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 22, 2020

A Texas attorney (or maybe a lawmaker) could best advise on this, and in particular, one familiar with ordinances in your municipality or town. But you await a response for four weeks. As a general matter, this question arises frequently these days as the use of these things expands. In general,... Read more »

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Q: Is it illegal for a club or bar or dancehall to have cameras that only play live feed?

For example if there is a fight at one of these places and one of the people involved in the fight wants footage, but the cameras only show live feed and there’s no recorded evidence of there having been a fight. Can the bar owner be sued by a victim or victims family for not having recordings ?... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 7, 2020

This is something a Texas attorney would know best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter across the nation, this is still an emerging area where the law is concerned. Some jurisdictions have recently started to implement regulations requiring surveillance cameras in... Read more »

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Q: If an elderly person who has dementia has a home mortgage and let the home deteriorate...what can the lender do?

In Texas.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 28, 2020

A Texas attorney could offer the best answer here, but your post remains open for two weeks. And it sounds like it would be better for something to be done sooner than later. Maybe the more pressing issue with a lender could be mortgage payments. If you want to help this person, you could alert... Read more »

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Q: Can a lawyer use his status as a lawyer to intimidate a customer service person by treating a lawsuit to get what they .

Forcing a customer service person to sign a document under duress or threat

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

A Texas attorney could answer you best, as attorney conduct is governed by state codes for professional conduct and ethics. But your post remains open for three weeks. Until you have the chance to discuss your matter with an attorney in Texas, the way things generally work, regardless of... Read more »

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Q: My father die from this he was in the navy in the 1950. Can there be anything done after they are dead does the statue

He had lung,Liver,Colon cancer it was a hard 8 months to watch him die that way. He told me about the asbestos on the ship and how it was floating in the air when work was done on the ship piping.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 24, 2020

I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. To learn about your rights here, you could contact a firm that handles toxic tort/product-based cases, more specifically, ones that work in the asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer sector. These cases are not one-size-fits-all. While the ships your... Read more »

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Q: Hello, My grandfather passed away a year ago , leaving a trust that his mother set up for the family in PA.

All children of our grandfather are deceased, leaving 5 of us great grandkids. We were all contacted by an heir search company that told us that they are gathering heir information for Wilmington Bank and to expect a letter. That was in March 2019. We have three cousins that were adopted out in a... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 9, 2019

If I understand this correctly, your great-granmother set up a trust for the "family" which included your grandfather. The terms of the trust will control who the trust assets pass to. I suggest asking for a copy of the trust.

Be wary of this "heirship company" if they are asking for any...
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Q: I'm trying to get legal advice on property damage.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2019

An attorney would ask you for some additional facts, in terms of what type of property damage it was. That would enable them to advise whether it would be covered under a homeowner's policy, auto policy, or other possible form of coverage. You could post a few additional details (without including... Read more »

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Q: Someone says that I have to pay them or else they will sue me. The only thing I did to them was give them some money.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 6, 2019

Your question remains open for two weeks. If you added some additional details (Was there a contract involved?, Was it a loan, a gift?; Was it the sale of an item?, How did the matter originate?, etc.), a Texas attorney might be able to provide some input here. You don't need to include personal... Read more »

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Q: What type of attorney would you need if you found an ancient artifact on your property and you want to sell it?

I have a customer that found an ancient artifact on his property....The Smithsonian said it was around 5,000 years old and he is looking to sell it for money and is first going to get an appraisal. Once it is appraised he is wondering what type of attorney he would need to protect this asset and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 12, 2019

There are attorneys who deal with archeological artifacts and antiquities, but it is not a widespread and common area of practice. Larger firms would be likelier to have someone knowledgeable in that area. Aside from the conventional searches on this site, the Internet, or through the State Bar of... Read more »

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Q: My wife and I are trying to determine if a gas station employee did anything illegal.

I came in with a jacket on and went to the candy section. I walked down a couple aisles looking at ingredients of various products. The clerk then tells me that my jacket is suspicious and that I should take it off if I want to stay in the store. I comply and continue looking. The clerk then tells... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 15, 2019

On its face, it appears to be an unpleasant encounter brought about by suspicion, and not a courteous manner in which to treat a store visitor. It could be the type of experience one would want to forget about, but if you believe that a violation of your rights took place, you could set up a... Read more »

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Q: What does naked ownershipof all property in the state of Louisiana
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 18, 2019

You need to ask this question in the State of Louisiana section. A Texas lawyer can not give you an answer on this unless they are licensed to practice in Louisiana.

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Q: How can I get a cosigner off a car title if they will not sign a POA in Texas

My ex boyfriend and I both signed for my vehicle, which I'm close to paying off. He will not respond to any requests to sign a POA to remove his name. I would like to trade it in or refinance, because I do don't want to pay it off while his name is still on it. I've paid every payment on it since... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 7, 2019

He needs to transfer title to you.

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Q: A camper has been left on our property and we’ve asked the owner repeatedly to collect it. What can we do?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 8, 2019

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.

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Q: How can i get justice for my father. He died in 2004 from a tragic boating accident , but he was murdered

all the officials labeled his death as a" tragic boating accident " but he was run over and chopped up by his baja boat. His girlfriend played a victim the whole time acting like she was injured to keep all eyes on her while my dad was already dead . It took us 3 days to find what was left of him ,... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Aug 24, 2018

I'm very sorry for your loss.

A case may be re-opened if there is new evidence. There are a lot of other factors as well. You may want to speak with a prosecutor in the area.

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Q: Do I have a case if my car caught on fire due to a recall.

My car caught on fire on the 31st of July. On that day it was me and my two kids. i only had liability on the car with GAP insurance. The insurance isnt able to help me nor is GAP nor is the dealership. After looking up information, I found the car was on recall but didnt receive any type of... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Aug 24, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss and the difficult situation it has put you in. I suggest you consult with a DTPA (Deceptive Trade Practice) lawyer in your area; one who has experience in vehicles. I'm not a DTPA lawyer and the only reason it comes to mind is I know one in San Antonio who has a lot of... Read more »

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Q: my neighbor has cameras on her house. She has been watching video of my eight year old son playing outside

my son is not in her yard. what recourse do I have to make her stop watching my little boy? its creepy

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Mar 28, 2018

Well you could request a restraining order but you would need to explain to the judge why you need it. Typically people outside have no expectation of privacy unless there is a

"special circumstance". If pictures were posted over the internet then you would have recourse because your son...
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Q: My boss clearly favors young people. HR claims that he cannot discriminate because he is 74 himself. Is this true?
Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray answered on Mar 25, 2016

Laws prohibiting workplace discrimination do not provide an immunity to a person who discriminates against a class to which the person belongs. Under Federal laws, typically only the employer can be sued for illegal discrimination, not individuals acting on the employer's behalf. Many state laws,... Read more »

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