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William J. Miller

Anniston Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. My elderly mother who suffers from Dementia and Step father cannot no longer care for themselves. What are my rights ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kelly Scott Davis
    2. William J. Miller
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
    4. Lois R Beasley-Carlisle
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to contact an Elder Law attorney for advice. These cases are very fact specific. Generally, unless you already have power of attorney over your mother, you are likely going to have to file in probate court for a guardianship before you can do anything with her. Unless everyone agrees, there will have to be a hearing to determine if that is best for your mother. If she has assets and/or income, you will need a conservatorship to manage her money. If he has to go into a nursing...

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  2. I was arrested for DWI in December, 2011 and my blood test has not come back. I had taken a Mirapex 14 hours earlier

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William J. Miller
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Patrick Mahaney
    3 lawyer answers

    That seems like an awful long time not to get blood test results back. I do not practice in North Carolina. I would contact a DUI attorney in the city or county where the case is pending and try to file a motion to dismiss the case for failure to prosecute it in timely manner.

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  3. Do I have a case against the principal

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. William J. Miller
    2. Patrick Mahaney
    3. Randy Jay Harvey
    3 lawyer answers

    School employees, school boards and other government agencies have "sovereign immunity" from liability. That basically means that even if the principal was "wrong" you would have a difficult time recovering anything. The case would likely be dismissed based on sovereign immunity. As long as the principal was acting under his authority and did not act in bad faith, maliciously or beyond his authority, then he would be protected by immunity. Unfortunately, the law does not provide a remedy...

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  4. My dad passed 5 years ago how do I contest a survivorship deed from my stepmother.. He left no will

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. William J. Miller
    2. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    Given the amount of time that has passed and the fact that the real estate was left in a "survivorship"deed, it would be difficult to contest it. Unless you can show that your father's signature is a forgery, it would be almost impossible to contest. The only other way that you might contest it is to prove that your father was incompetent at time he signed the deed and therefore that he did not have the mental capacity to sign any legal document. As to the other property, the laws of...

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  5. What do I do now?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Bernard Dobbie Nomberg
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. William J. Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a fairly complicated and fact sensitive situation. You need to hire an Alabama worker's compensation attorney or go back to the one you used previously. They will not pay for ER visits, so you need to get your medical benefits restored which may require a court proceeding.

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  6. In 2010 I had dui in Fla paid fines but because of Med.conditio ns. I forgot about anything.I was suppose to do.Where do I stand

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. William J. Miller
    3. Christopher Irvin Simser
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to determine your status with the court. If you had an attorney, I would contact them immediately to find out where you stand. If not, contact the court and see if there is a warrant and determine where you stand. If there is a warrant, I would hire an attorney in the city where you went to court to help you get it all resolved.

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  7. I was pulled over for dui blew in the field breathalyzer but in jail blew twice into the chemical machine but didn't register

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Patrick Mahaney
    2. William J. Miller
    3. Gregory F. Yaghmai
    4. Randall Blake Tolley
    4 lawyer answers

    The decision not to administratively suspend your license will have no bearing on the court case. The court case is a criminal case. If you are convicted, you will still have your license suspended. I would advise you to get an attorney who regularly handles DUI cases to represent you in court. You are facing fines and jail time in addition to the license suspension. The attorney can help you protect your rights in court.

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  8. Is it legal to plead youthful offender on 2 different offenses in 2 different Alabama counties? Public defender did this for me.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Randy William Ferguson
    2. William J. Miller
    3. Martin W. Judnich
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4 lawyer answers

    You are entitled to apply for youthful offender as many times as you want. The law does not limit the number of times you can get youthful offender as long as you are under 21 at the time of the offense. Therefore, there is nothing for you to worry about. If the court granted it, then you have it. Whether to grant youthful offender is within the discretion of the sentencing judge. You did not nothing wrong by applying for and getting youthful offender twice.

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  9. My wife was in an car accident Not her fault. THe people who hit her had just bought a shell station 4 yrs prior.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Christopher Wolfe
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You have several issues here that need to be addressed. However, it is difficult to do so adequately in this context. You need to see a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to get advice on how to proceed. There are two major issues in any injury case, liability and damages. It appears that the other driver was negligent and would likely be liable. In order to hold the company liable, you would have to prove that the other driver was working within the line and scope of his...

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  10. What's the less time you could get for first offense in child abuse. Never been in trouble.

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. William J. Miller
    2. Randall Blake Tolley
    3. Socrates de La Cruz
    3 lawyer answers

    There is a fine line between proper discipline and abuse. The problem is that once criminal charges are filed, your definition of where that line is no longer matters. In other words, someone else (a judge or jury) is going to decide. Therefore, you need to hire a good criminal defense lawyer to help you asap. This is a serious offense and you have four charges. Get good representation right away.

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