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Amber Lynn Tucker

Lewiston Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Interstate Compact Question about Second DUI

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    2. Luke S Rioux
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3 lawyer answers

    Below is a link to the Maine statute re: Driver License Compact. Regardless of whether or not the suspension would show up on your driving history, the State would be able to run a criminal history on you. Typically this is done by the arresting officer that prepares your police report. They would include it with the report that they provide to the DA's office; or, sometimes, the DA's office will run it on their own. Maine's criminal history report is called an SBI report (State Bureau of...

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  2. How can I find affordable lawyers that will represent me in domestic violence case in Maine?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    2. Andrew M. Leone
    2 lawyer answers

    Many attorneys offer free initial consultations. You can find attorneys in many places. For example, here on Avvo, the yellow pages in your area, doing a general web search online, or contacting the Lawyer Referral Information Service (I have included a link below for this). The initial consultation is like an interview--you are interviewing the attorney and the attorney is interviewing you to see if it would be the right fit. During initial consultations, attorneys talk to prospective clients...

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  3. Is it possible forsoon to be ex-spouse to get a TPO(for myself and our 2 minor children)"removed"removed"the day after I filed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    2 lawyer answers

    If you filed a Complaint for Protection from Abuse on your behalf and on behalf of your two children, you should have a copy of the temporary order, if one was issued. You would be able to read what conduct is prohibited. You should also have a next court date that is indicated on the paperwork as well. If there is any question in your mind, it would be wise to call the Clerk where you filed the Complaint. They will not be able to provide you with legal advice, but will be able to tell you if...

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  4. I am disabled and my landlord and sec.8 are holding me to my original lease after being lied to about "bugs"

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    1 lawyer answer

    Take a look at the links below that I have included re: tenant's rights and bedbugs and the warranty of habitability. This will provide you with some information about potential things that you may be able to do, and the obligations of your landlord.

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  5. Is there a period of time after conviction that i am not required to disclose a felony in maine on a job application

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    1 lawyer answer

    I suppose it depends what the actual language says on the job application. For example, if it asked whether or not you had any felony convictions within the last 5 years, the the answer would be no. If it asks whether or not you have ever had any felony convictions, then the answer would be yes. You shouldn't lie about it on the application because when an employer does find out--and they will--they would likely terminate you, which it sounds like you have already experienced. Some employers...

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  6. I am living in an apartment and Im dealing with persistent health issue concerning my skin problems can i break my lease?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    2. Maryellen Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    You can always break a lease. The question becomes what, if any, damages (money) can the landlord try to collect from you if you do break the lease. The only way to answer that question is to read the specific terms of your lease. Depending on the landlord, he may be sensitive to the fact that you are having health issues (especially if you have a doctor's note) and may agree to mutually terminate the lease.

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  7. What do I need to do to put my divorce action on hold?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    1 lawyer answer

    The Court will not, and can not, force you to get a divorce if both you of you want to work toward reconciliation. However, it is different if one person wants to attempt to reconcile and the other does not. You may want to consider writing a letter to the Clerk/Court and informing them about your attempt to reconcile. In the letter, you would also be able to ask the Court to continue the mediation for another date so as to give you and your spouse sufficient time to see if you can work...

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  8. I am curently renting a mobile home with two kids one being 5 and a 5 month old. My place is not realy livable.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    2. Anthony Keith James
    2 lawyer answers

    So long as you are current on your rent, it sounds like you might be able to file a civil suit against the landlord for breach of the warranty of habitability. Also, if you have provided him notice (written or actual), you may be able to pay for the repairs and deduct the cost of the repair from your rent, if the landlord is unwilling to fix certain things. Please see attached link from Pine Tree Legal Assistance for more information and specifics on possible avenues of relief and the Maine...

  9. I have section 8 and i just moved into a new apartment 1 month ago and the landlord served me with a 30 day eviction notice

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    1 lawyer answer

    You would need to look at the specific language in the lease to determine whether or not you are in material breach of your lease. I have included some relevant links for you to review that I think would be helfpul to you. A landlord has to go through certain procedures to get a tenant evicted. It is only an order from the Court that can ultimately "evict" someone. If you're not out after the 30 days, the landlord would have to file a Complaint for Forcible Entry and Detainer. You would receive...

  10. Can my ex wife hide her medical records during a custody battle if a guardian ad litem has been appointed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amber Lynn Tucker
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2 lawyer answers

    If there is actually an "order" in place from the Court, e.g. ordering her to undergo a hair follicle test or otherwise producing evidence, then the Court could hold her in contempt of court and order various sanctions. Presumably, the Court wants to see evidence of her sobriety, and if she is voluntarily choosing not to provide it to you, the Guardian ad litem, or the Court, this would likely work to your benefit in a final hearing over the primary residence issue.