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Maria Teresa Singleton

Durham Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If I have a felony conviction set aside in Michigan, am I eligible to obtain a firearm permit in North Carolina?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    2. Sarah Jessica Farber
    3. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on what you mean by "set aside." Do you mean you had a conviction that was later dismissed or overturned? Were you pardoned by your State? You could always try applying for the permit if you believe the circumstances are such that the MI offense/disposition are explainable. If you are denied by the Sheriff's Dept., you will ultimately have a right of appeal to the courts. In the event you decide to appeal, I'd suggest you consult an attorney for possible representation. An attorney...

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  2. Caused an unlicensed driver to go off road which caused some damages to her car.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    4 lawyer answers

    The stauts of the other driver's license-or failure to have one-is inconsequential. Generally, if, by your actions, injury and/or damages are caused to another person, you may potentially be liable for such. I say "generally" because, ultimately, what responsibility you have for any injuries or damages caused as a result of the accident will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. Therefore, I'd advise you consult an attorney about your specific matter for further information.

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  3. Is the attorney-client privilege waived when emails between a client and attorney are provided during discovery?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends. Some of the considerations to think about: what steps were taken by the party producing the discovery to avoid inadvertent disclosure of information? Did the parties have an agreement regarding inadvertent disclosure of privileged information? Was there an order speaking to such (i.e. inadvertent disclosure)? Also, what was the size of the information produced? Was a small amount of documents produced (such that the producing party should have discovered the privileged information...

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  4. In 1990, I had a breast reduction. Can you sue after 12 years. every lawyer I talk to, said they couln't help. I tried for 7 yrs

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Janice Rourke Hugener
    4. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    4 lawyer answers

    If you've explained your matter and consulted with a number of attorneys in the past about it, and all have agreed there is nothing that can be done, you're likely getting good advice. Considering the limited info you've provided above, I'd tend to agree with those other attorneys as the time to act on medical malpractice claims is specifically set out under the law, and has other requirements that must be met if a plaintiff wishes to assert the claim. That his happened in 1990, i.e. 22 years...

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  5. I have a out for arresst warrant in mecklenburg county NC, due to not completeing community service will i go to jail?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    2. Zachary Andrew Cohen
    2 lawyer answers

    When a warrant is issued for a person's arrest, they will be arrested and taken to jail if found by law enforcement (LE). The amount of time a person remains in jail on a charge will depend upon the terms for release set by the court, and the person's ability to meet those terms (usually, the person's ability to pay to get out on bond where the bond is secured by the court). I'd suggest you look into doing some community service asap so that you could at least show the court when brought to...

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  6. I am going to be taking 2 people to court for tort of infliction of emotional distress. I am sure there

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    2. Jonathan Paul Ward
    3. Michael Scott Rothrock
    4. Mathew E. Flatow
    5. David Ian Schoen
    5 lawyer answers

    Generally, a party in NC may sue a party in or outside of NC for a harm (of whatever legally recognizable nature) occurring in NC. The issue becomes arranging service on the out of state defendant. As to suing both people in the same lawsuit, if the facts giving rise to the harm involve both people, you can add them both to the claim as defendants. These are the easy answers. If you're sure you're going forward with the case, I'd say consult an attorney about the particulars of filing the suit...

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  7. What form do I need to appeal a summary judgment..

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    2. Maria Teresa Singleton
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Michael T Millar
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    The notice of appeal is the "form" you file with the trial court to appeal a summary judgment ruling. If the summary judgment ruling disposed of all matters involved in the case, you will have 30 days to file your notice. If it did not dispose of everything, you can only appeal (within the same time frame) if allowed at law. Creating the notice of appeal is simple in and of itself (it has to contain the case caption, basic info about the ruling appealed from, date ruling was entered, party...

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  8. If I miss my court date because I was out of the country, what will happen when I return?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Damon John Chetson
    2. Maria Teresa Singleton
    3. Bart Charles Craytor
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree it's unlikely you'll be arrested at the airport once you return on the offense stated. However, if I were you, the first item of business I would attend to upon my return would be the missed court date. If there has been/will be a warrant issued for your failure to attend court, you don't want it to catch up to you at an inopportune time and face possible booking, time in a holding cell, etc. I'd suggest you contact an attorney for further information about your matter.

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  9. I'm a first time offender with 3 counts assault with a deadly weapon and 1 count of injury to real property, dismissed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Maria Teresa Singleton
    2. Daniel P. Donahue
    3. Damon John Chetson
    4. Matthew Vernon Silva
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
    5 lawyer answers

    You are on the right track seeking legal assistance considering the conduct underlying your charges, especially with public acts of violence being so prevalent nowadays and the public backlash and outrage engendered as a result. If your record is clear and the DA is *willing* to negotiate a disposition that will keep your record clear, such as a deferred prosecution agreement, you may be able to get the charges dismissed at a later date so long as you comply with any and all conditions placed...

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  10. My sister is charged with Felonly Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Physical Injury? What punishment will they do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Maria Teresa Singleton
    3. Michael L Rich
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless the attorney is your sister's personal attorney, no attorney can generally advise you, a third party, about the potential punishment your sister faces for a certain charge because the factual info necessary to render advice just isn't there. Does you sister have an attorney representing her? Either court appointed or private? If so, there should have already been a discussion about potential punishment as a part of the representation. In NC, we have structured sentencing guidelines that...

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