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Harrison Wesley Poole

Harrison Poole’s Answers

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  • I am in dispute with a contractor, can I use a payment in full or restrictive endorsement on a check.

    We do not have a formal contract, just email estimates. I have compiled proof of payments and his quotes to come up with what I think I owe. I understand there have been additional costs and have requested on several occasions via email and phone ...

    Harrison’s Answer

    You can put payment in full on the check, but that might not be enough to prevent the contractor from demanding more or placing a lien on your property. Did the contractor file a notice of commencement? Did he hire subs? Were permits pulled? To avoid having any liens placed on your property, you should demand a contractor's final affidavit.

    You should also consult with an attorney in the area to discuss your options and decide how best to proceed.

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  • Help, time is of the essence. Honestly this is for my son who lives in Jacksonville. He lives in income based housing.

    He's live there since January. He received an eviction notice on Tuesday to vacate by 7 days. Herein lies the issue. He never should've been allowed to move in, it was an error on their part , of which they have acknowledged. They did an audit a...

    Harrison’s Answer

    Why doesn't he wait and force them to file an eviction action? If all he wants is more time, he can get it by making them go through an eviction. They have to wait the 7 days until they can file suit, then they must have him served with the eviction complaint and he has five days to file an answer. If he doesn't answer, then they can proceed and get a judgment and writ of possession. At that point, he's bought at least a couple of weeks, if not more.

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  • Power of attorney for lease contract?

    Hello. My father owns an apartment and I am helping him to rent it out to someone. I am looking at prospect tenant's applications and making the repairs to the property. He is out of the country now. How can his signature on the lease contract b...

    Harrison’s Answer

    Most leases are not required to be notarized and some only need to be witnessed. However, if a notary is needed, your father's best luck would be to go the closest US Embassy, as most offer notarial services.

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  • Is prior notice required?

    Is a condo association in the state of Florida required by law to provide prior notice to the owner of a vehicle belonging to one of it's residents before it tows away it's vehicle from it's assigned parking space for not having the parking pass i...

    Harrison’s Answer

    It depends. Generally speaking, the Board of Directors has the authority to enforce the condo declaration and to adopt rules and regulations consistent with the declaration.

    You should consult with an attorney to look over the condo's declaration of covenants and restrictions, by-laws, and rules and regulations. You and your attorney can also discuss the statutory requirements and local ordinances that must be adhered to by tow companies.

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  • Paid $50 itunes gift for a game account that was not as advertised.

    I engaged (in game) in buying an account. The user told me the account had certain qualities that were untrue. The initial agreement was $25 itunes gift payment sent to his email. He claimed he had not redeemed the gift and advised I send another....

    Harrison’s Answer

    You should probably chalk this one up to a lesson learned. Anytime you are dealing with an unknown person on the internet you are taking a giant leap of faith. You're lucky you only lost out on $50, as many people have been swindled out of thousands.

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  • Can i get lawyers fees for a case that was dismissed?

    bogus case filed against me, I hired attorney to get cased dismissed, can I still get lawyers fees?

    Harrison’s Answer

    The answer is maybe. In Florida, a person may only recover attorney's fees if authorized by statute or by contract. Further, a request for attorney's fees must be properly pled by your attorney. The attorney you hired would be in the best position to answer this fact-specific inquiry.

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  • Should I get a lawyer for my arraignment?

    Should I get a lawyer for my arraignment? My boyfriend and I fought and out of self defense I left visible marks on him. I called the police on him but they arrested me since he had scratches and I had none. In addition he also stole my personal p...

    Harrison’s Answer

    The short answer is YES! Although a misdemeanor, domestic violence charges can have a long-lasting impact on your life (including lost job opportunities and the inability to ever own or possess a firearm). For most people, the going through the legal system is like visiting a foreign country. You don't know the language and the local customs. An attorney is your tour guide through this foreign area and he or she is familiar with the practices and the major players (judges, prosecutors, etc). There's too much at stake to go it alone.

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  • I have a friend that's locked up for vop with no new charges. He had 3 court dates they all was set off. Y is he stiil in jail?

    The probation officer says the court makes all the decision

    Harrison’s Answer

    A person that is accused of violating probation is not entitled to a bond as a matter of right. It's likely that your friend will stay in custody until the violation is resolved.

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  • Can a lawyer give the outcome of a case before being assigned to the case?

    Met with a lawyer and was told that defendent wouldnt get jail time on consultation. How would the lawyer know that? well its been 4 months and hes still in jail waiting for his 2nd PTC. anyways changed lawyers and 2nd attorney says he cant tell...

    Harrison’s Answer

    Never trust an attorney that deals in absolutes. No attorney has a crystal ball and can predict what will happen in a case. The only thing certain in this business is that nothing is certain.

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  • $7500 for what?

    So I paid $7500 up front. 9 months later no change in my case status. Then this attorney recommends other counsel because her relationship with the State prosecutor is 'toxic' to her clients. Turns out she just won a big award and is retiring to t...

    Harrison’s Answer

    You should be asking your current attorney. He or she will obviously be more familiar with the facts of your case and whether your previous attorney earned her fee.

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