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Patrick Vernen Foltz

Alexandria Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can I hold a final paycheck from an employee who admitted to stealing money from the company?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    2. Wayne Lee Kim
    3. Andrew Dennis Meyer
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    4 lawyer answers

    That depends on a couple of factors. The first is whether or not the amount taken totals over $1200. Obviously, if that sum was not stolen, then you would owe your former employee the difference. The second factor is whether or not the infant has been reported to the police and whether your former employee is going to be prosecuted. In that situation, you might have rights to restitution which may be compromised by your decision to withhold her paycheck. Last factor is whether or not your For...

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  2. I have a common law lease, the landlord will not fix the items that are broken and now wants to evict. What options do I have?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    2. James Donald Garrett
    2 lawyer answers

    The repairs your landlord refuses to make seem vital to the habitability of the lease. The problem comes in that you cannot withhold rent by simply paying rent into escrow. You must file a tenant's assertion suit pursuant to 55-225.12, and pay rent to the Court. Only then would you be protected against an eviction proceeding. You should consult with a lawyer as soon as you can.

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  3. I have a Final Decree stating we split Unreimbursed Medical Expenses at 50/50. He isn't paying and lives in another state.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    2. Susan Leslie Fraser
    2 lawyer answers

    You should consult a private process server. The cost is minimal - probably less than $100.00. Proper service will give the court jurisdiction to proceed on the claim. So you should start again, serve a new rule, and then go to court.

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  4. What will happen if im called to court or even if im not?????

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Donald Garrett
    2. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    3. Rachel Elizabeth Wentworth
    3 lawyer answers

    Probably not. But you should show up certainly show up if you are summoned.

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  5. What does "This landlord -tenant relationship is/is not within the purview of Chapter 13.2 of Title 55 of Virginia code" mean?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    2. Victoria Lee Allen
    2 lawyer answers

    It means that the lease is not subject to the Virginia Landlord Tenant Act. The act puts additional duties on landlords, and it gives tenants extra rights. I have included the link to the statue chapter below.

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  6. Can I sue a person who has never made a payment on a $45,000 note loan two years past due-in-full date and ever collect?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Meyer Krumbein
    2. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    3. Eryk Christopher Gabhran Boston
    3 lawyer answers

    Certainly you sue and obtain a judgment. You should consult a lawyer as soon as practicable, however, because your rights under the law may lapse. Further, the more time your debtor has before you have your judgment, the more probable it is that he will dissipate the proceeds from this sale. You should also ascertain whether the note grants you any security interest in the apartment complex or the proceeds. If you can obtain a judgment and domesticate that judgment as a lien against...

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  7. I need a pro-bono lawyer for my friend who is currently serving life in prison. is that possible!?!

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. J. Denise Carter
    2. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    3. Jonathan L Katz
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    4 lawyer answers

    Start with the links below. This case is pretty old, so you might be starting from a prejudiced position. But good luck.

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  8. Will I still go to jail

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    2. Andrew Dennis Meyer
    2 lawyer answers

    You will probably be sentenced to a jail term. Failure to pay child support is Class 1 misdemeanor, carrying a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail. If you are convicted you will probably sentenced to serve about half that time or less. You will be given the opportunity to post a purge bond, which is a portion of the arrearage paid in a lump sum by you in exchange for having the rest of your sentence suspended. I recommend asking relatives if you can borrow money to either pay down the...

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  9. How does one chose a traffic violation expert attorney? There are so many local choices of law firms and flyers in mail.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Donald Garrett
    2. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    Most clients find attorneys by referral. If you know someone who had a particularly good experience or result, ask about contacting that person's attorney. If you can't find one by referral, pick the best three of those who have sent you promotional materials, and set up consults. Then pick the one you like best.

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  10. Does a step child received anything if step parent deceases without a will.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Victoria Lee Allen
    2. Patrick Vernen Foltz
    3. Michael A Kirtland
    3 lawyer answers

    Since your stepfather deceased in Michigan, his estate is probably governed by Michigan intestate rules. However your answer shows up in the Virginia searches, so you might want to repost this so that a Michigan lawyer can see it in a search. That said, I am not a Michigan attorney and cannot give you legal advice. However I have posted below a link to the Michigan statutes governing intestate succession. The link and the next several statutes (click the right arrow next to "Navigate...

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