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Ian Thomas Valkenet

Baltimore Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Can a lawyer from Los Angeles, ca defend a person in Sacramento?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Yes. An attorney licensed to practice in the State of California can practice anywhere in the State.

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  2. I need to know if i can take legal act on a law firm that get money for wrongful deaths. they made a ad about it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Generally, the First Amendment protects commercial speech. Commercial speech loses its protection if it concerns illegal activity or is misleading.. See, Central Hudson Gas & Elec. v. Public Service Comm'n of NY, 447 U.S. 557 (1980). Though the ad upset you, there is no indication that the commercial is unprotected under the First Amendment. However, you can call the television station, the law firm, or Bar Grievance and voice your concerns.

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  3. I have 4 D.U.I.'s what can i do pay attorney or just go to court n do my time.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    You should consult an attorney immediately. He/she will assist you in explaining what evidence, if any, may be suppressed on constitutional or procedural grounds. Your extensive prior record makes it crucial that you take this seriously- the likelihood of jail time increases substantially with every conviction. If you cannot afford a private attorney, apply for the services of the public defender.

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  4. We pay to park our horse trailer on a farm. A tree fell and crushed our trailer. Is the farm owner liable for my loss?

    Answered 9 months ago.

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    2. Darren Michael Margolis
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    Your rights to pursue for damages, and the landlord's liability may be defined or limited by your lease agreement. You should consult with a lawyer, have him/her review your lease, and discuss whether pursuing a claim against the landlord, directly, is viable.

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  5. Terrible back pain & femoral nerve damage ever since child birth with an epidural. Could this be a medical malpractice?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Ian Thomas Valkenet
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    It may be medical malpractice. Cases like this are determined by expert medical testimony as to (1) what is the standard of care for such medical situations; and (2) how did the actions taken by your doctors deviate, if at all, from that standard of care. Consult with an attorney regarding potential recovery for you and/or your child.

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  6. Need a very rough estimate on how much it would cost to hire an estate lawyer (and if it's worth it).

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Maryland's Trusts and Estates Article sets attorney's fees based on the value of the estate.

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  7. What are or can be the repercussions of flipping someone the bird?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    The First Amendment protects self-expression (even if it is poor taste) from governmental intrusion. That would prohibit the State from charging you criminally. However, private citizens (e.g. your employer) are not subject to the same restrictions. If you are being a jerk, the people around you may start treating you like one. Perhaps, in the spirit of civility, you can turn the other cheek-- even if it requires you to forgive someone. Remember that the hard thing and the right thing...

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  8. If I got in an accident that wasn't my fault and the cop gave me ticket for speeding can I go to court and try and fight it?

    Answered 11 months ago.

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    Yes! You must request a trial in writing, or your right to a trial will be waived. Contact a private attorney immediately (you are not eligible for representation through the public defender, because your citation does not carry potential jail time). Fighting this could save you money in fines, and insurance premiums (your car insurance premiums will increase with a conviction).

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  9. I am a cussed of rape and have to take a lie detector tomorrow should i

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    DO NOT TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST. Get a lawyer. Do not talk to the police without a lawyer present. The police do not have your best interests in mind. You are not required to talk to them, or take any test. The charges levied against you are very serious. You are entitled to have a lawyer present to protect you.

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  10. DUI PBJ and expungement in MD

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Generally, a "probation before judgment" (PBJ) disposition can be expunged. However, the Maryland legislature, in order to discourage drunk driving, specifically exempted DUI charges. A PBJ disposition for a DUI charge may not, by statute, be expunged. See Md. Ann. Code, Transportation Article Section 21-902.

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