Stephanie Bolton’s Answers

Stephanie Bolton

Tampa Construction / Development Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. If you are acquitted of criminal charges, do you still have to pay police investigative costs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Nick Jay Dorsten
    3. James Regan
    4. Bruce Griffith Howie
    5. Christopher Thomas Hersem
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If you're acquitted of all the criminal charges then no you should not have to pay investigative costs.

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  2. At auto PI arbitration lawyer told me not to worry about doctors share cause they are both out of business and agreed to a NET $

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    2. Stephanie Bolton
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Julie S Luhrsen
    5. Jonathan Hayes Groff
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous poster- I'm a little confused by your question can you clarify? However, if you have an attorney you should contact them and ask them to address your concerns. Ms. Bolton is licensed to practice law in Florida. She practices in the areas of construction and insurance. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the...

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  3. If my commercial landlord has not paid his mortgage in quite some time and has a foreclosure action currently going on,

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Royce Brent Bishop
    3. Charles Reiger Gallagher III
    4. Raymond Todd Burbine
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically, their foreclosure does not excuse you from paying rent. I would advise you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. I would be happy to speak with you regarding these issues. Ms. Bolton is licensed to practice law in Florida. She practices in the areas of construction and insurance. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the...

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  4. Isnt a lawyer suppose give you reasons to why they cannot represent you

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Grifan Cayce-Heathers
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    5. James M Lynch
    5 lawyer answers

    No, there is no requirement that we inform potential clients why we won't represent them. And in some cases it may create a conflict to tell them (depending on if we represent an opposing party).

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  5. Can I name multiple parties in a civil action for libel/slander in Florida?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Michael Richard Jackson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, the defendants may try and sever the case but as long as the claims came out of the same facts and circumstances you will be able to keep all the defendants in one case. Libel/slander is not an easy case to handle yourself and I highly recommend you speak with an attorney before filing suit.

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  6. Can I sue the hotel or the manager?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    2. Stephanie Bolton
    3. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Marc P. Weingarten
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    7 lawyer answers

    These cases are hard to prove and the damages are usually too low to make them worthwhile for most attorneys to take on a contingency basis. You can keep trying to find an attorney to take on your case on a contingency basis, hire one and pay them hourly, or file your case pro se (meaning you represent yourself- which I don't recommend except in small claims court which is $5,000 or less).

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  7. I am being sentenced on Wednesday to 1 year CC followed by two years probation.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Jonathan Joseph Warrick
    3. James O Davis Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If you truly feel you're not getting the answers you need I'd recommend getting a second opinion before your plea hearing. Accepting the plea is something you need to be completely comfortable with. You should try and get the answers from your attorney first but if that doesn't work you should speak to someone before your hearing.

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  8. My Ex has property of mine in her residence, i have receipts. (around $10,000.00) Can I sue to recover belongings or worth?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Aaron James Irving
    3. Kevin Brendan Murphy
    3 lawyer answers

    And in this situation a lot of times a strongly worded demand letter will accomplish what you want without having to file suit. Definitely worth consulting an attorney over.

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  9. Will I get evicted? Is this legal?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Kristopher Robert Reilly
    3 lawyer answers

    Check the lease most will have terms regarding additional people, who can be there, etc. That's where you need to start.

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  10. Is it possible to negotiate for lower amount (loan) already was granted a final judgement against me

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Bolton
    2. Jeffrey Lee Weinstein
    3. Kelly Donovan Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    You can call and offer to settle but you should consider hiring an attorney to handle the settlement and garnishments for you. Any exemptions/defenses to the garnishments that the attorney can come up with it will help him/her to hopefully negotiate a lower settlement. Best of luck! Ms. Bolton is licensed to practice law in Florida. She practices in the areas of construction and insurance. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The...

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