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  • Is it ilegal to have license plates from one state and an inspection sticker from another?

    i got pulled over because the officer saw different license plates from one state and an inspection sticker from another

    Sammid’s Answer

    To answer your question, a vehicle could physically be inspected in one state and registered in another; however, it probably DOES NOT MEET the legal requirements of either jurisdiction.

    In Virginia all motor vehicles are required to be inspected unless it meets certain narrow exceptions. Additionally every day the vehicle is operated or parked is a separate offense.

    The Code of Virginia states:

    46.2-1157. Inspection of motor vehicles required.

    A. The owner or operator of any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer registered in Virginia and operated or parked on a highway within the Commonwealth shall submit his vehicle to an inspection of its mechanism and equipment by an official inspection station, designated for that purpose, in accordance with § 46.2-1158.

    Unless your vehicle qualifies for an exception found here: § 46.2-1158.01. Exceptions to motor vehicle inspection requirement.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.

    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    50 Catoctin Circle NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

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    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & you have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in your area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.theprincewilliamlawyer.com
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  • Got a reckless driving charge, but officer did not put a speed or tell me a speed. is it likely that i will go to jail

    Was pulled over on the interstate by a state trooper. I told him I was in a hurry to make it home to my fiance because she called and said she was in pain. The next day I took her to patient first. The officer did not fill out my adress fully or p...

    Sammid’s Answer

    The officer does not need to put a speed on a reckless driving charge. There are several different ways you can violate the Reckless Driving Statute. It is important that you look up the code section listed on the ticket to determine what you have been charged with, because this is a serious crime in the VA Code.

    Reckless Driving in Virginia is a class one misdemeanor, and therefore being charged with this violation should be taken very seriously. This is a criminal code violation, and the jail time however short it may be or even if it is suspended is not necessarily the worst of the penalty.

    Because this is a criminal charge, if found Guilty, you will have a CRIMINAL record, which may have to be disclosed on school applications, work applications, loan applications, security applications etc.

    So depending on your circumstances, you might not get jail, but you may end up worse if convicted. Definitely seek legal counsel before going to court and take this charge very seriously.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.

    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    50 Catoctin Circle NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

    Disclaimer
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & you have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in your area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.theprincewilliamlawyer.com
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  • What are the chances of going to jail from a reckless driving charge in virginia if it is your first offense.No speed on ticket

    the officer did not put a speed on the ticket and it is my first offense. Please answer I am extremly worried about this.

    Sammid’s Answer

    Reckless Driving in Virginia is a class one misdemeanor, and therefore being charged with this violation should be taken very seriously. This is a criminal code violation, and the jail time however short it may be or even if it is suspended is not necessarily the worst of the penalty.

    Because this is a criminal charge, if found Guilty, you will have a CRIMINAL record, which may have to be disclosed on school applications, work applications, loan applications, security applications etc.

    So depending on your circumstances, you might not get jail, but you may end up worse if convicted. Definitely seek legal counsel before going to court and take this charge very seriously.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.

    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    50 Catoctin Circle NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

    Disclaimer
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & you have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in your area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.theprincewilliamlawyer.com
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  • Is it legal to get a ticket for speeding at the bottom of a hill?

    I was driving and going down a hill and a cop was at the bottom and gave me a ticket for speeding. so isnt that illegal because you pick up speed when going down hill

    Sammid’s Answer

    The speed limit is the limit. If you gained speed as a result of the hill, you had a duty to apply your brakes and reduce speed to comply with the law.

    That being said you may have other defenses available to you with regards to the measuring devices employed by the police in this situation.

    You should check with an attorney in your area to see what is available.

    Sam Mansoor
    50 Catoctin Cir NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176

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  • I paid $1000 deposit for a handyman to remodel a bathroom.

    He partially gutted the bathroom. He made a mess of my carpet and left oil spots on several sections of my driveway. I told him not to finish the bathroom until he cleaned up the driveway. He hung up on me and has not returned my calls. I know...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Okay, I am assuming that you did not have a written contract.

    First determine WHO? Before you can get your money back, you need to determine who is responsible for returning the money.

    You indicated that the check was written out to his wife. Have you contacted your banking institution to verify who received and endorsed the check? Some of the details on the endorsement may point you in the direction of who to file an action against.

    Have you checked http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/dporweb/dpormainwelcome.cfm to determine whether the contractor, or his wife have a contractor’s license? If they do, this may indicate their address.

    Have you checked with Fairfax County Tax office to determine whether they have a business license? If they have a license, then the county will have a last known address, which will serve for an address for your lawsuit, unless you know that they don’t live there.

    Additionally, you need to determine whether the contractor is a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation etc. You can find this out at http://www.scc.virginia.gov. If they are registered as a partnership, LLC or Corporation, you can get their address here as well.

    If it were me, I would remember the IRS defines a Partnership: A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98214,00.html

    Since she cashed the check that was written to her, I would argue that she joined her husband to carry on a trade or business.

    Second, you need to define the contract.

    In order to form a contract, you need two elements:

    Mutual Assent: Determined by an Offer and Acceptance

    Consideration: Typically money for performance

    In order to pursue a contract claim you need a breach of that contract.

    If you do not have a written contract, you will have an uphill battle.

    Virginia Law does allow for oral contracts that are required under the Statue of Frauds (SOF), which briefly are contracts for marriage, take longer than a year to complete, are for land, are executory in nature, for goods valued in excess of $500, or for suretyship.

    Unless this bathroom would take longer than 1 year to complete, or included individual goods with a value in excess of $500, I would argue that it did not violate the SOF.

    Now since the contract is oral, and arguably enforceable, you will need to determine what promises were made. What was the scope of the work that was to be performed by the contractor, when was the work to have been performed, when was the work to have been completed and what was the amount to be paid for the work. You additionally will be required to show that the parties agreed on these terms.

    Next you have to determine your damages.

    In order for an action to succeed, you will need to show that the defendant breached this contract, and you were damaged as a result. As all of your terms are oral, and you must demonstrate that he agreed to those terms, I believe you have an uphill battle.
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    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    50 Catoctin Circle NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

    Disclaimer
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & you have been notified by mailthat you are a client of the law office

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  • How can I get my $1000.00 deposit returned

    Hired handyman that promised good work to remodel bathroom. He gutted most of the bathroom but failed to return after I pointed out some areas that needed to be cleanned up due to his negligence. I am in VA and my only contact was cellphone. Ho...

    Sammid’s Answer

    There are several web sites on the internet that search and report public records. They may have the information that you seek.

    See answer to your previous question for additional information.

    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    50 Catoctin Circle NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

    Disclaimer
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & you have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in your area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com

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  • For remodeling my master bathroom I hired a contractor who keeps disagreeing with my ideas and tends to argue with me.

    I had made it clear with the contractor I want my bathroom floor to be lag Marble Hex with few accents, he became argumentative with telling me it will make the bathroom look busy & will be hard to maintain. I keep telling him it is my property I ...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Parties are free to contract in any legal manner that they wish.
    Besides the standard contract elements of “offer”, “acceptance” and “consideration”, what you will need to show is that you and the contractor had a "meeting of the minds" and that the items which were contracted for were the items that were received.
    Written Contract
    First evaluate whether you have a contract with the contractor. In the contract you should have indicated a scope of the work. The scope of the work should have detailed the "Marble Hex Design" that you have requested.
    If the contract specifies the "Marble Hex Design" that you have requested, look for any clauses that allow the contractor to modify the design. If there are no clauses allowing him to modify the design, then he has not fulfilled his contractual obligations to you.
    If the contract does not specify the "Marble Hex Design" did he complete the floor in the fashion spelled out in the contract? If not, then again he did not meet his contractual obligations. If so, then your case is weak, and you will need to pursue the matter a little deeper than what we can provide on a free website.
    Oral Contract — Please stop doing these.
    This contract will be difficult to enforce, as each of you will have a different story. What can strengthen your case is if you saw pictures of his work, and said “I want this”, or even if you provided the picture and said this is what I want.
    Otherwise you will need to demonstrate that both of you understood what the “marble hex design” meant, and that he did not complete it as he was tasked to do.
    Remedy
    If he did not complete the contract as written, you can pursue him for breach of contract. However if you cannot definitively show that he breached the contract, it may be more expensive to pursue a legal remedy.
    If you are unhappy with the job so far, do not complete it. Absent any “legal” defenses, you may have some liability for what has been completed so far. You may want to negotiate, IN WRITING, a release from the contract which will let the contractor leave without completion, and you without the full obligation to pay.
    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.

    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    50 Catoctin Circle NE #301
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

    Disclaimer
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & you have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in your area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com

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