M. Wayne Patton’s Answers

M. Wayne Patton

North Miami Trusts Attorney.

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  1. I changed a price tag in a shirt, but I regreted and leave it at the store without buying it,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. M. Wayne Patton
    2. Dale Christopher Carson
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    As a practical matter, if I was in your shoes, I wouldn't lose too much sleep over this matter. Technically, depending on the evidence the store has (e.g. video footage), you could probably be charged with attempted shoplifting, attempted fraud, or with some sort of vandalism. Many issues will come into play in determining whether or not one gets charged with a crime, but if you weren't stopped and questioned while you were in the store, it seems unlikely that you will be charged as a practical...

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  2. Sales tax related question in regards to collecting such on a new business I am starting.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. M. Wayne Patton
    2. James H Sutton Jr.
    3. E. Martin Davidoff
    3 lawyer answers

    To get a basic understanding of the state-level tax requirements, I recommend checking out this website and then consulting a local tax attorney and/or CPA:

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  3. Will set up in life trust.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    2. Eric Jerome Gold
    3. M. Wayne Patton
    3 lawyer answers

    Tough to answer this based on the facts presented. First, is the property held in a trust or is it owned by the three parties as tenants in common? If it's still in trust, who was the previous trustee, what happened to her/him, and who is currently serving as trustee? What are the terms of the lease? Depending on the answers to these questions and the terms of the actual lease, the other two parties may have to honor the lease, but if the transaction was somehow a breach a trust, maybe not....