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  • Do I deserve a "Failure to maintain a lane" citation for my situation? read description

    I am 18. I was parallel parking on a small street without a lane divider. I pulled in front of a parked car and side-swiped the front left bumper in parallel parking-small paint damage. An officer working traffic witnessed the scene and told me to...

    William’s Answer

    Get the car owner to write a letter to the judge saying that he/she did not want you to be cited, and to please dismiss the traffic ticket since all damages are settled and paid. You then go to court with that letter in hand. If the arresting officer is not there, ask the judge to dismiss the case for "want of prosecution". If the officer shows up and is going to pursue the case, go to the court prosecutor and show him/her the other driver's note. If you cannot get the case resolved --- by some means or plan --- without this being put on your driving history, then demand a trial by jury. That will bind the case over to another court for another day. At that point, you should ask a layer to guide you through the case.

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  • Can I get my deposit back from a Used car dealer?

    I called about a truck that I saw on the internet. We agreed on a price and I gave the salesman a credit card deposit of $500 to hold the vehicle. It turns out the vehicle was misrepresented. Upon further investigation I found out this company ha...

    William’s Answer

    I am not sure when you learned of the F rating at the Better Business Bureau, but thsi was a bad deal!
    First, file a dispute to the charge with your credit card company. Let them know the full circumstances of this transaction.
    Next, immediately notify the car company --- get its OFFICIAL business title from local tax records --- of your RESCISSION of this alleged ORAL agreement.and cancellation of the charge that was made for three reasons (1) the deposit was only tendered by you to have the company hold the vehicle for you until you could come see it and verify its condition and suitability for your use. You told them that it was misrepresented (as to its condition) and you advised that you would not take delivery of the vehicle. (2) there was NO "meeting of the minds", meaning that the dealer expected A and you expected B. No details were put in writing. You made the deposit to assure that you were first in line to buy the vehicle THAT WAS ADVERTISED, in the condition represented by the dealer --- it was not. Hence, you have a right to your full money being returned and the dealer lost nothing except the brief time period between you placing the deposit and going to inspect the vehicle. The dealer has the vehicle to sell -- if it can. (3) The matter has been disputed with your credit card company, and if the dealer does not relent in claiming that the $500 is theirs, you will file a claim in small claims court to get the matter resolved. I cannot imagine that any judge would rule for the dealer. However, this company's BAD REPUTATION may not be admissible, so be sure that you carefully document each and every part of this business matter. Bring the ad copy, get phone records showing the time of the calls, get copies of ANY paperwork related to the transaction. be ready when you get to court.
    if you have to hire an attorney, get him or her to file a complaint with the Secretary of State, and consider bringing a FRAUD claim under the Unfair Business Practices Act.

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  • Can I be thrown out?

    I was living in an apartment when my husband and I met. We have now been married 6 months and I moved into the house he previously owned, however he just told me that it is in his will that he is going to leave the house we now live in to his son...

    William’s Answer

    You have some rights under Georgia law as a surviving spouse. However, if the son is NOT residing in this house, try to prevail upon your new husband to have the will modified to allow you to have a "life estate" in the property, meaning that you can stay there (in the event of his earlier death) until your death. Then, the son gets the property as his to dispose of.

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  • What kind of jail time should you expect to get facing 2 felony drug charges(morphine and oxycotin)?

    Was caught using in the back of a car. Was out on bail for a felony gun charge. Had 12 pills and an unknown amount of morphine.

    William’s Answer

    Your question lacks sufficient details to be specific, so I will outline some key points. First, if this arrest (you don't say if the drugs were confiscated from you on one or two arrests) was in Cherokee County or Cobb County, and you have NO HISTORY of prior offenses of this nature, you can probably get a conditional discharge or a first offender plea worked out. Probation, lots of conditions to meet, fines, etc. However, such a plea deal only affects the STATE record, not the FEDERAL record. The National Crime Information Center computers kept by federal law enforcement will have the conviction on their computers, regardless of any special state treatment.

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  • Material items purchased after papers were filed: Spouse bought them, I paid for them - who owns them?

    My divorce papers are signed and will be finalized 1/2011. The items in question were not included in the property division (it was rushed to avoid court). He considers them as "his" since he bought them for his use, but I believe what my spouse...

    William’s Answer

    If you have an attorney, you need to have him or her sort this out. It sounds like you did not "tied up" a lot of loose ends. Your message is not clear as to HOW the purchases were made: (1) credit card, (2) check of (3) debit card. Next, you have not stated how LARGE these purchases were. For certain, any joint checking accounts need to be closed ASAP, and any credit or debit cards available to him canceled ASAP.
    If the dollar amount justifies getting an attorney involved, do it sooner rather than later. This scalawag won't be around for long.

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  • Do i need an attorney

    My ex wife and I reconciled in 2000 and she stated she dropped child support case. I later found out this is not true. What can I do ?

    William’s Answer

    If you reconciled and are back together, then the issue is moot. Unless a court order has been entered (meaning that you were summoned to court to defend yourself), there should not be any pending child support issues.

    If she is saying that you have NOT been supporting your dependent child, I hope that you have saved receipts, kept a log book or marked a calendar 9at least) of what support you have provided.

    You may need to clarify the SITUATION before a more cogent answer can be given.

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  • Can i sue different doctors for not informing me of a medical condition that existed while i was being treated at there clinic?

    i always get paps about 2 every year. n for years my paperwork has been coming back wit my doctors telling me everything is fine. one day i go 2 a different doctor only to find out that i have a pre-existing condition of hpv. now i dont know so fa...

    William’s Answer

    The key to a potential medical malpractice case is to locate a QUALIFIED, CREDIBLE physician in the field of OB-GYN specialization, and get a written opinion that the care given by the alleged negligent physicians "fell below the accepted standard of care". If the affidavit is forthcoming, then the issue becomes, "what damage did you suffer" from the prior negligent acts?

    Finally, the issue becomes COST of litigation, because without severe injury or disability being attributable to these doctors, no quality med mal attorney likely will tackle such a case on a contingency fee basis.

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  • Hello how are you my car was hit while parked in front of my house. I have been to small claims court an won my judgement

    When the person wont pay or show in court what do you do to collect your money

    William’s Answer

    If you have a valid judgment, the next step is to COLLECT the judgment. If you know where the person banks, you can use the judgment to GARNISH the bank account, to the extent that money is in the account. If you cannot locate the person's assets, to see a levy or garnishment, then you may need an attorney to file post-judgment interrogatories against the debtor to locate assets. You will (unfortunately) need an attorney to help you do this correctly.

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  • I need to know if I have a case against a local grocery chain.

    I have a 16 and 12 year old sons. They were falsely accused of stealing merchandise. There was a scene in front of all the other customers. There was some verbal insults from the officer. There was no merchandise on my sons. Even after they disco...

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    You may very well have a claim. I know of a similar case in which a movie theatre chain that used off duty cops to "roust" teens from the entrances near the ticket counter had to pay a huge judgment, but that was based on "failure to train" the guards. Plus, the theatre chain went forth with a "loitering" prosecution against the young man, when no evidence existed to show any crime. A link to that case profile and the attorney Pete Law, is shown below. Here is Pete's summary of that case: $ 3,002,633.00 Malicious Prosecution - Record jury verdict for a seventh grade child who was wrongfully profiled, arrested, detained and prosecuted by AMC movie theater employees.

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  • Can I sue for a painful indentation on my buttocks caused by a Kenalog injection?

    My doctor never mentioned any possible side effects of the drug Kenalog. I was administered an injection for seasonal allergies on my buttock. A few months later, there is a large indentation (atrophy) in the injection site. It is accompanied by...

    William’s Answer

    You possibly have a "failure to warn" claim against the product maker, but the doctor may also have exposure for malpractice. Did you sign any type of forms in which you were told (in writing) of this risk? I would set an appointment with a dermatologist to ask about the permanence of the indentation. If he or she says that it is permanent, you may have a claim. Short term issues, probably not.

    I am including a link to medical malpractice specialists in the Atlanta area. Take your Internet research and printed information with you when you go see an attorney.

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