Brent Alan Gordon’s Answers

Brent Alan Gordon

Oldsmar Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. What type of business can I start and still avoid paying FL state income tax?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Michael Leo Potter
    3. Robert J. Hoffman
    4. Mark Robert Mohler
    5. Brent Alan Gordon
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This is an official publication from the Florida Department of Revenue and is a good introduction to some of the issues you raised in your question. http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2013/gt800017.pdf

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  2. Contract and contractual form, agreement ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Fred Meyer
    2. Joshua Jonathan Tejes
    3. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    4. Brent Alan Gordon
    4 lawyer answers

    It is not clear in your question, but also certain contract related documents may have to be recorded in the public records. Also, if a contract is with a government/public agency or entity, it is likely that such a document is subject to Florida public record laws unless it otherwise falls within a list of limited exceptions. However, regarding general contracts between two private parties, I agree with my collegiate above.

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  3. I was given a citation to appear in court? What do I need to do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Alan Gordon
    2. Richard Earl Hornsby
    3. William David Umansky
    3 lawyer answers

    Definitely show up to court and as my other colleagues suggested, hire an attorney if you can afford one or seek a public defended if you cannot. Also, you may receive a demand letter in the mail from an attorney who is seeking payment based on the theft. You might want to consult with an attorney before deciding how to proceed if you do.

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  4. I own a spa. Using salon software as spa-booker. I want to come out of the contract? They would not give my data base?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Edward Fenster
    2. Brent Alan Gordon
    3. Kevin Michael Burke
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous comment. Many of your rights will be derived from the contract you signed (if there was one) for the use of this software. You should also review the terms of use or license agreement if those are separate from the contract. Also, if they failed to provide a product that properly perform, they may have breached the contract which may give you an option to terminate the agreement in your favor--but again, that depends on what is in the agreements. While I am in Tampa,...

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  5. If adudication was withheld with a 6 mnth auto term on probation, does anyone know how to get photo off of mugshots.com?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Figueroa
    2. Brent Alan Gordon
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with both the other attorneys. The arrest is a public record unless the case is sealed or expunged. If you seal or expunge, it won't automatically take it off these websites, but you can then go back and ask them to remove it. Also, you don't mention what specifics were of the charges, but I have had a client where I got a DUI charge reduce to a Reckless driving. The client then went to mugshots or whatever company it was and let them know that the post was inaccurate. The client argued...

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  6. When filing a civil suit against a state agency, what needs to be in the notice that has to be given before filing the case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Alan Gordon
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a highly technical area of law for which I highly recommend that you obtain an attorney. In addition, the details regarding notice can depend on what exact claims you are bringing. As you call tell from the statute you cited (in addition to other legal authority out there), there are many different provisions and clauses. One quick point about your social security number, you will want to make sure you check with the clerk of court for any filings to make sure your social security...

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  7. Quick question i am hearibg different things from different lawyers need help

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Brent Alan Gordon
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are going to get a public defender, you should discuss this with them. It is hard to tell what the proper charge is in this case without seeing all of the operative reports, etc. If there is an issue of not being properly charged, your attorney will have to either discuss with the prosecutor or file a motion to dismiss if not legally sufficient. If this it the same person as the other request, please see my other answer regarding different charges.

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  8. Is this a violation of adequate garbage receptacles?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Alan Gordon
    1 lawyer answer

    As it appears that you have found, Florida Statutes Section 83.51 provides that a landlord shall make reasonable provisions for "Garbage removal and outside receptacles therefor." Unfortunately, the law does not define a specific requirement and the case law is sparse regarding such provisions. Therefore, it is likely a question of fact in connection with the particular circumstances of your complex that a finder of fact would have to rule upon. So you may have a claim, but you may have to...

  9. Who is responsible for flood damage to my personal property where I have a lease?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stewart Valencia
    2. Brent Alan Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree strongly above with the previous answer, particularly with regard to the point about insurance. Also, you didn't mention the source of the flooding, but there is a possibility that could play into this issue (also depending on lease and specific facts). But if the lease does not provide for any remedies for this type of situation, then you may be limited in your remedies. Practically speaking, even if you have a claim, there may not be a way to recover attorney fees from your landlord (...

  10. How many times can a defendant in a civil suit file for dismissal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Alan Gordon
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    There are no bright-line rules, but a Judge has the authority to limit such actions. However, if you are not sufficiently responding to their motions to dismiss or giving the Judge the legal authority to support such arguments, it is highly unlikely the Judge will make such a call on his or her own initiative unless something is clearly wrong on the face of the motion. This is situation where having the technical experience of of an attorney could greatly serve you.