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  • Can I go after the insurance company of the previous owner for work that wasn't done correctly the first time?

    I bought a 2015 Honda Fit in another state and after purchasing it I ended up with a repair bill of $1230. That is because the previous owner had a comprehensive claim on the car for a broken window and the glass from the window ended up in the he...

    Anthony’s Answer

    The short answer is no. You are not the insured. You have no rights under the insurance contract.

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  • Where do I bring my small claims suit? Can I file in Maine or do I need to file in VT?

    I found a car online through one of the car sites did all the negation over the phone and via email from my home in Maine even got my own financing before driving to the dealership in VT. 2 weeks after purchase I needed a $1300 repair and the dea...

    Anthony’s Answer

    I doubt that Maine has jurisdiction.

    If I were in your shoes, I would check the website of the Vermont Attorney Generals Office to determine if you could file a complaint with some division dealing with consumer complaints.

    I wish you the best.

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  • Are we allowed and should we send photos of deceased to district attorney before he decides if charges should be made?

    Hi, My step-daughter died in August while swimming in a river in Maine with her mom and friends. I just talked to the game warden in charge of the case who said he will soon be meeting with the District Attorney to hand off the report. We were t...

    Anthony’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Starke You should contact one of the victim witness advocates in the Kennebec District Attorney's Office to make your thoughts known.

    I am sorry for your loss.

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  • Do I turn myself into the police department or to the county jail?

    I had the police department stop by my apartment looking for a suspect in a break in next door. I open the door and told them that I hadn't seen anything but they requested my ID I let them see the ID and then he gave it back and came back to the ...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Turn yourself in at the Sheriff's Office. If you turn yourself in at the police department, you will be arrested, handcuffed, and transported to the jail. You can save yourself that ordeal if you go to the Sheriff's Office, assuming that it is also where the jail is.

    I would first call the court where the fine is owed and ask what your bail is set at - probably the amount owed to the court. If you turn yourself in, you could post the bail and you will be released.

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  • Are we allowed to have alcohol in our home?

    I am turning 21 soon and live with my 24 year old boyfriend. He is on probation for a class b felony theft charge for two more years. One of his conditions is no drugs or alcohol. He has not made any mistakes since his arrest. We are wondering if ...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Possession includes "constructive possession" or the ability to access the alcohol. Your boyfriend most certainly would be in violation of the terms of his probation if his probation officer searched the fridge at the residence and found a couple of beers.

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  • To what address would one send probation fees to?

    I'm a recent probationer who is looking to send probation fee payment to where it needs to go

    Anthony’s Answer

    Just ask your probation officer. You cannot go wrong following his or her instructions.

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  • Can a officer park in a resident's driveway and pull people over for speeding?

    An officer pulled me over for speeding from a resident of Scarborough's driveway.

    Anthony’s Answer

    I think that the stop is justified. Perhaps you would have the right to complain if the officer was in your driveway.

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  • How many years do a couple have to live together before it is a common law marriage ?

    Is it 7 years or 10 ?

    Anthony’s Answer

    Maine does not recognize common law marriages.

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  • My son(who's a minor) crashed his friends dirtbike into another persons parked vehicle on someone elses property. can i be sued?

    My son who is 16 crashed his friends dirt bike into a parked truck on his other friends property. The owner of the truck was a friend of my sons friends dad. My son got a letter in the mail from a collection company saying that they felt they were...

    Anthony’s Answer

    You should put your homeowner's insurer on notice of the claim. I think it likely that there is coverage. I have had cases where a homeowner's policy covered ATV accidents.

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