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Lance George Miyatovich

Lance Miyatovich’s Answers

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  • Does debt incurred by one party and used solely for a business she ran without his involvement fall under separate deb

    The spouse rang up debt in a community property state. The debt was ONLY used for business. Is the other spouse liable for items he did not know about and did not sign for?

    Lance’s Answer

    It would depend on the type of debt. Was it a bank loan, a line of credit, was the debt put on a credit card? Whose name was the debt in ? Without knowing more, it is difficult to give you an answer with any degree of certainty.

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  • Can my ex mother in law force me to pay for a vehicle bought in her name but I totaled in an accident?

    The vehicle and the loan is in my ex mother in laws name. I was helping her pay for it. I totaled it in an accident. The accident was not caused by me but because I was charged with a DUI, the insurance company will not reimburse.

    Lance’s Answer

    Your ex-mother in law cannot force you to pay for the totaled car. She could sue yo under a theory of negligence if your actions in driving the car were the cause of the accident which totaled the car.

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  • In WA state, can I, as a business, charge interest on late payments to some but not all of my clients?

    We would like to charge late fees (12% non-compounded) to our clients who are over 60 days. But we have some clients who regularly pay us several months after the bill because they are in business for themselves and have cash flow problems. They...

    Lance’s Answer

    If you have a client agrrement that you utilize when someone engages your services you can put in a provision that provides interest on late fees in your agreemnt. There is no law that prevents you from putting this provision in for some clients and excluding it for others. As you pointed out, you have different relationships with different clients. Your client agreement or engagement letter can reflect this.

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  • My husband got a dui in 1999 and never finish taking care of it do i need to get a lawyer for his upcomming court date?

    my husband had a dui in 1999 that he didnt finish taking care of and moved out of state for work. we recently moved back and were pulled over for a traffic stop and he was taken to jail for outstanding warrant from april 1999. do we need a lawyer...

    Lance’s Answer

    Yes your chances of having him released will be greatly increased with a lawyer who is familar with the court and the prosecutor's office.

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  • Can a public employee be fired for getting a 4th degree theft charge that is not related to my job

    i am a public employee in nj , by law can i be fired for a 4th degree theft charge from somethng unrelated to my publice job

    Lance’s Answer

    Some employers would discharge a employee for a theft conviction as theft is a crime involving moral turpitude and your honesty is in question. Different states and different employers treat this issue differently. You should consult with an employment law attorney in NJ

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  • Is it possible to dismiss a 9 year old DUI in WA State

    and if it is, can it be possible that I can handle it my self? how the dismiss would be adressed! Thak You!

    Lance’s Answer

    It is possible to get a DUI dismissed or to have the charges reduced. In order to answer your question with any degree of certainty more facts are needed to determine the liklihood of this happening. DUIs are very complicated. You should not handle the DUI on your own. If you are unable to hire a qualified DUI attorney, you should see if you are eligible for a public defender.

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  • I was charged with 5 counts 3 were felony the case was dismissed can they reopen it and is there a statue of limitation

    can they reopen the case again

    Lance’s Answer

    If your case was dismissed without prejudice then they can refile the charges. If it was dismissed with prejudice then they cannot. For most felonies and all misdemeanors there is a statue of limitations. How long the statue of limitation is depends on the state and what the charges are.

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  • Can a 9 year old DUI be dismiss?

    or maybe reduce it to smalles charge? and if it is how would be the best way to adress it ? it may be something I can handle myself?

    Lance’s Answer

    It is always possible to get a DUI reduced to a lesser charge. Without more facts, it is difficult to tell you with any degree of certainty the liklihood that it could be reduced. DUIs are very complicated I would not recommend that you handle it by yourself. If you cannot afford a qualified DUI attorney see if you qualify for a public defender.

    Good Luck

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  • A major bank allowed my former business partner to open a line of credit checking account using my name and the business name

    A major bank allowed a former business partner to open a account checking account with a line of credit that he personally used without benefit to the business. My identity was use which was a fradulent because I was not at the bank to sign any do...

    Lance’s Answer

    You need to contact the bank and explain the situation to them. Bring documents that show you former business partner is no longer a partner in the business. Ask that your name and the name of the business be removed from the checking account. In order for a person to open a checking account or line of credit in the name of a business a corporate resolution by the partners or board of directors is required. You should ask to see if such a resolution was given to the bank.

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  • Return of bail money in PA.

    Family memeber was arrested for DUI and related charges. Paid $2,000 cash bail in 11/2007. Today 9/11/09 is the last day of his probation. Do I have to do anything to get my bail money back? No one told me at the time that I had to do anything...

    Lance’s Answer

    The faimly member who posted the bail member should call the court to remind them to release the bail funds.

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