Tristan M Shaffer’s Answers

Tristan M Shaffer

Lexington Appeals Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. My friend has been charged with arm robbery and pointing a firearm doin a violent crime and the vitim wants to drop the charges

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dale Martin Savage
    2. Tristan M Shaffer
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    The victim needs to contact your friend's attorney as soon as possible.

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  2. Can I get some of my retainer back from my attorney if I would like to find another?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Jonathan Parker Edwards
    2 lawyer answers

    I would suggest talking to your lawyer about your concern. Fee agreements vary from lawyers to lawyer, and although there is a fee dispute board, most lawyers will talk to you and treat you fairly. A lot of time, much of what your attorney does is behind the scenes and you don't always realize what all they have been doing.

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  3. CAN I SUE FOR MY CHILD INJURIES IN FOOTBALL PRACTICE

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Jonathan Parker Edwards
    2 lawyer answers

    You might have a case worth pursuing it depends on how he was hurt and how bad his injuries are.

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  4. I was charged with Breach of Peace. Never read my rights. I was arrested and sent to jail for 6hrs before released on Bond PR.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    Please clarify why you came back to the school and what is the alleged basis for beach of peace. If it is just I am tired of this that is not sufficient. you know I can never say jail will not happen but it will likely be a fine up to about $1100. But I would suggest contacting an attorney to fight it. If you win it will keep your record clean and you might have a claim against the cops and or school

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  5. Do I have a case fighting a speeding ticket in a zone that was altered down without a engineering and traffic investigation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    1 lawyer answer

    You can fight this but honestly it is probably not worth your time to research it or fight it. I hate to say that because I am somewhat of an idealist, but 1) you will likely lose and 2) even if you win it will likely be a pyrrhic victory when you look at the time you spent. The law basically says that traffic signs are presumed to be correctly placed when the DOT or their authorized agent places them there. So traffic studies are not required so long as the sign was placed there by DOT or...

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  6. I was at an intersection were their was a fire truck in the middle of the intersection because of an accident.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Jeffrey Scott Stephens
    3. Bennett James Wills
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    4 lawyer answers

    Normally I would not say you have to consult a lawyer on a traffic violation, but in this case I would. Did he take you to jail or just cuff you?

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  7. If I request to drop the charges against my friend...

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Jonathan Parker Edwards
    3. Jeffrey Scott Stephens
    3 lawyer answers

    I think at this point you will have to wait until after he is arrested. I say that because apparently the police are unwilling to drop it. A prosecutor might have a different view but I would talk your friends attorney before talking to a prosecutor. I can't exactly say you won't get in trouble because I don't know all the facts, but generally if you have told the truth you will not get in trouble.

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  8. Can I request to "drop charges" that I placed against a friend?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Jonathan Parker Edwards
    3. James D. Mosteller III
    3 lawyer answers

    First thing you should do is contact his attorney. They will likely get a statement from you and tell you the best way to help your friend.

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  9. I got cited for an open container charge in my car. I do not want this on my driving record what can I plead this down?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Jonathan Parker Edwards
    3. Thomas C. Nelson
    4. Michael R Crosner
    4 lawyer answers

    Sounds like an abc violation not an open container. I have not handled one of these charges in a few years. So I might be wrong but I don't believe there is anywhere lower most cops will go. I would call a local DUI attorney in town. I would suggest Marybeth Mullaney she is out of mt pleasant and might be able to help you out.

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  10. My Dentist left a foreign object in my root canal and sealed it causing me to become septic. How do I prove medical malpractice?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    4 lawyer answers

    First thing you need to do is get a lawyer. Do not try to do this yourself. Medical Mao practice cases are very complicated. There are also strict statue of limitations. I would be happy to discuss this case with you or point you in the right direction.

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