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Michael Andrew Burns

Michael Burns’s Answers

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  • If both names are on the house and he left, do I have to keep his stuff here?

    We bought or are buying a house and he left, been gone for 2 1/2 years. He left alot of his stuff here. Can I make him take it? Also, can he just walk in whenever he feels like it? I'm paying for everything, he's not paying for any of it.

    Michael’s Answer

    When you say "...both names are on the house..." do you mean both names are on the mortgage or both names are on the deed (or both)? There is a little more information necessary to give you proper advice.

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  • What type of sentence will i receive for an attempt to sell charge?

    my b.d. has been on the run and he was arrested yesterday in philadelphia, pa. He was transferred to darby, pa because he has a bench warrant there. He has been on the run for two year. and they are charging him with attempt to sell crack. He is 2...

    Michael’s Answer

    If the pwid charge is in philadelphia he has a better chance at a favorable sentence then in Delaware county. You mentioned he has a bench warrant so this cannot be the first time he is in trouble with the law, even if the warrant is for an outstanding traffic citation, which is doubtful bc he has been on the run as you stated.
    ARD is very unlikely. What is the detainer for and was the pwid in Philadelphia? More information would be helpful.

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  • I wish to terminate my listing contract and am being told I can't.

    When I signed, agent said she would not hold me to the contract if I was uncomfortable - which I was. Two weeks into it, she removed the signs, took the lock box, and removed house from the mls. Now, she is saying that I can't break the contract.

    Michael’s Answer

    The information you provided does not allow for a proper answer to your posed question. The suggested behavior of the agent is also counter to the purpose of the agreement. Additionally, there are several types of listing agreements and you have not specified which is in play here.
    Absent the necessary information, simply review the contract and determine what your agent's responsibilities are under the agreement. You should also find a sections titled "TERM" that outlines the time period the agreement is in effect. These should give you starting points as to the agent's potential breach of duties and the time the contract is in effect.

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  • My landlord does not have a rental license and is doing construction on 2nd floor of house, what am I entitled to do?!

    There is a huge list of problems wrong with my house, the light fixtures are hanging from wires on the ceiling, outlets and light switches have no covers, our front porch is covered with junk we were told would be removed 2 months ago, same with b...

    Michael’s Answer

    I would recommend calmly sitting at a computer and writing a letter to your landlord addressing each concern. At the end of the letter, request that the landlord allow you to break the lease without penalty and return your entire security deposit.

    Without reviewing your lease terms and seeing evidence of the property it is difficult to advise you of your best legal options. Compromise and reasonableness may be the simplest solution at the least cost to everyone.

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  • Can I sue the construction company for damages to my home...?

    There is a company that is demolishing the house next door and try are using my front to get into the sewer line. Just to make sure in covered, can I sue them for damages done to my side of the house? How do I go about it...?

    Michael’s Answer

    You might want to try a few other avenues before seeking a lawsuit. First, itemize and photograph the damages to your property and contact the owner of the construction company. The company may seek to correct the issues without argument. Second, contact your home owner's insurance company and put them on notice that there may be an issue. If you submit a future claim, your attorney fees should be covered by your policy.

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  • How much is a kidnapping fee

    my friend was charge of kidnapping he girlfriend for two hours without a weapon or assault proof.

    Michael’s Answer

    Are you asking how much is the fine? What is the degree of the alleged offense? You need to provide additional information for a more accurate answer.

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  • What will the outcome be in your experience

    I have never been arrested before in my life and was indited on a fraud charge in March of 2011. I was put into the NJ Pretrial intervention program and was given 85 hrs community service. I have only completed 35 so I received a letter stating th...

    Michael’s Answer

    They may still revoke your PTI as your probation officer has made the recommendation and you have to answer the alleged violation before the court. Your completion of 35 hrs and intent to complete the remaining is somewhat helpful, however, it may be perceived as you only attempted to complete the requirements after the violation and recommendation was filed. Your best bet is to retain counsel for the violation hearing and finish the time you have left within the 3 days.

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  • CAN YOU GET A RECORD EXPUNGED IF YOU ALREADY BEEN THRU PTI

    I WENT THRU A PTI PROGRAM IN 1988 WHICH I COMPLETED. ON 5/5/2000 I WAS AREESTED FOR POSSESION OF CDS AND PLED GUILY OF A 3RD DEGREE POSSESION OF CDS CHARGE ON 1/12/2001 CAN I GET THIS RECORD EXPUNGED ?

    Michael’s Answer

    Unfortunately no. The benefit of PTI is to allow for first time offenders charged with lower graded offenses to divert a conviction for the alleged offense. While this charge is dismissed upon successful completion of the program, it does not allow subsequent offenses to be expunged.

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  • I was arrested and charged with child abuse as well as simple assualt, my cause was dismissed, would i have a problem when i go

    i was arrested and charged with both felonies, however, i got my dismissal, i have my citizen interview, would they still deport me even if i have a paper from court stating that i wasnt found guilty and the case was dismissed?

    Michael’s Answer

    You should not have a deportation issue especially if your court paperwork supports your assertion that the charges have been dismissed. If you have concerns, you should contact an immigration attorney for advisement or representation at your citizen interview.

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  • How do I obtain a waiver from the State of PA (felony charge) to get my series 6 and 63 ?

    there several charges for theft by unlawful taking and robberry over 16 yrs ago with extenuating sercumstances.

    Michael’s Answer

    There is no such action as a waiver for charges. If you were convicted then you would not qualify for an expungment. Your only alternative would be a pardon which is a lengthy process that should be handled by an experienced attorney.

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