Irwin R Kramer’s Answers

Irwin R Kramer

Glyndon Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Can the towing company prevent me from getting my personal belongings until I pay the towing bill in Maryland

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Irwin R Kramer
    1 lawyer answer

    In Maryland, if the other side refuses to return property that is rightfully yours, you may go to the District Court and file a Writ of Replevin -- if the Court agrees with your position, it will grant the "writ" and the Sheriff may assist you in retrieving your belongings. Hopefully, you can resolve this more amicably. What I would NOT advise you to do is to take the law intro your own hands, trespass upon the towing company's property, and retrieve it yourself. To get the form you may...

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  2. Someone hit my car I got their information but they are not answering the calls from the insurance company what should I do?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Irwin R Kramer
    2. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    You forgot to do one thing that is simple and highly effective: Write a letter. While insurance companies respond to phone calls all the time, and it is unusual for them to reply in this unhelpful manner, they won't let it drop if you have documented the call and put all of it in writing, sent both first class mail and certified. Then, if they fail to respond, they'll be opening themselves up to legal sanctions imposed by the Insurance Commissioner. Generally, there are two approaches to...

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  3. I recently had a tooth whitening procedure. I did not know at the time that the whitening process cannot work on veneers.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Andrew Pavlinski
    2. Irwin R Kramer
    2 lawyer answers

    I'll take a bite at this one. While I agree with the first answer, you and/or your attorney should investigate whether the process is nonetheless beneficial on veneers. It sounds like the procedure may not have been "intended" for veneers, but may possibly be beneficial nonetheless. I'm not a dentist, but an expert in this area will be important. If there is no benefit whatsoever, even the "disclaimer" that you signed may not pose much of a threat to your claim. Of course, dental...

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  4. What does it mean when it says Nolle Prosequi on all my charges for the state but they have been picked up by the feds

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Irwin R Kramer
    2. Joshua Gramling Stein
    3. Edward Jerome Blum
    3 lawyer answers

    It means bad news for you. As my colleague suggested, it looks like the state is deferring to the feds in prosecuting you, thereby lightening an overburdened state prosecutor while pitting the power of the federal government against your defense team. In short, it's time to get off of Avvo and get yourself an aggressive defense attorney who can help you stand up to the United State's Attorney's Office.

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  5. I am being sued for an unpaid credit card. I offered a settlement but was turned down.What is my reason for requesting a hearing

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Irwin R Kramer
    1 lawyer answer

    The answer may depend, in part, on two things: First, what is the reason the creditor rejected your offer? Was a counter-demand made? Second, who does the lawyer represent and did that party properly acquire the right to collect the original debt? Sometimes, you'll find what some lawyers call "zombie debt collectors" who buy old debts and then try to collect on what is legally uncollectible if the debtor raises the defense that the debt is too old. While we don't have sufficient facts in...

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  6. For best personal asset protection, S-Corp in Nevada or Maryland?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Irwin R Kramer
    2 lawyer answers

    I have to concur with my colleague. I am not sure that it makes much difference which state you incorporate your business in -- at least, from a liability perspective. ClienteleVision.com put out a nice video on this topic, which I'll add as a link.

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  7. If I submit to the Court, lender/servicer documents which were sent to the party testifying, it should not be hearsay.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Irwin R Kramer
    2 lawyer answers

    It all depends on the reasons for your submission and the status of the parties. If the lender is an adverse party, a statement made by the lender may be used against the lender as an "admission by party opponent." This would not be considered inadmissible hearsay. Similarly, "out of court statements" in contracts or similar documents that affect the rights of the parties may be considered "verbal acts" and exempt from hearsay objections. To be sure, there are many attorneys who do not...

  8. Hearsay in Court

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Craig Meyers
    2. Irwin R Kramer
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    If the lender is an adverse party, a statement made by the lender may be used against the lender as an "admission by party opponent." This would not be considered inadmissible hearsay. Similarly, "out of court statements" in contracts or similar documents that affect the rights of the parties may be considered "verbal acts" and exempt from hearsay objections. To be sure, there are many attorneys who do not have a clear understanding of the intricacies of the hearsay rule and, sadly, there...

  9. Witness and attorney....are they the same?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Irwin R Kramer
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    I do not see a problem with the attorney testifying that each of your signed the document in his or her presence. But, as this would not appear to be a fact in dispute, the testimony to that effect may not even be necessary.

  10. What will happen now? What should i do?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Irwin R Kramer
    2. David Keith Felsen
    2 lawyer answers

    Much depends upon any terms associated with the probation before judgment. In many cases, nothing will happen to you for the prior DUI charge, but you will not likely get the benefit of a PBJ on future charges.