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  • Is it legal for me to propose a settlement offer to my landlord?

    My landlord is attempting to evict me based on the city citing him for illegally converted unit I live in for over 11 months. I asked him to provide me with security deposit back, relocation hp,el and my rent money back. I sent him a letter and o...

    Haig’s Answer

    Reaching a settlement with your landlord is legal, and likely the smart thing to do, given the state of courts in the LA County.

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  • Can a lawyer from Los Angeles, ca defend a person in Sacramento?

    DUI

    Haig’s Answer

    Yes, a lawyer licensed to practice law in California can practice law anywhere in California. The real question is one of practicality. Given the numerous court appearances that are usually required for proper defense of a DUI case, it doesn't make much sense to have a lawyer based in LA defend a DUI case in Sacramento.

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  • What are my options after being rear ended and needing to leave my job due to injuries

    I was at a red light at a dead stop when a guy in a lifted ford f150 hit me from behind going 15 it pushed my car to the one in front of me. I have back, neck, and shoulder issues i also have a double torn meniscus that is getting operated on in a...

    Haig’s Answer

    You should contact a personal injury attorney in your area. Given the extent of your injuries, it is in your best interest to do so immediately.

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  • Does a text measage from my landlord constitue a "written" notice?

    I am late on my rent, she has called a few times and left two voicemailz instead of actually giving me a 3 day or in a 20 notice to vacate since I'm in a month to month. She left a message yesterday saying if I dont pay what I owe by tomorrow I am...

    Haig’s Answer

    No, a text message telling you that you have 3-days is not a proper 3-day notice. By law, she cannot file a meritorious eviction lawsuit against you unless and until she serves you with a proper 3-day notice.

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  • Who sets court dates the attorney or the court

    Im confused on who is able to meke court dates for a client/inmate

    Haig’s Answer

    Usually the court sets dates - an attorney can set dates for certain matters, it all really depends on the situation.

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  • Do I still have to pay rent when property is in foreclosure?

    Century 21 realtor stopped by to leave papers wanting to help him save the house. The paper outlined what is owed and a amount they are asking for if it sells. The possible sale will be as early as March.

    Haig’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Chen, unless and until a foreclosure sale does take place, you are obligated to keep paying rent. Failure to do so may result in your landlord filing an unlawful detainer case against you.

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  • Whats the best place to put security deposits that I've recived from tenants.

    I'm planning to open a non-interest bank account. Would it be better to open a separate account for each security deposit that i've collected or can I put them into one account. I have signed deposit forms from all tenants I plan to keep deposi...

    Haig’s Answer

    Having separate accounts for each security deposit isn't absolutely necessary. You can put all of the security deposits into one interest bearing trust account, so long as you maintain proper accounting. Your plan to keep the deposit slips and the monthly banks statements is a good one - better safe than sorry.

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  • What attorney is needed for car accident?

    My boyfriend got into a car accident the day I added him to my insurance policy but it didn't take effect till a day after so technically he wasn't insured. The accident resulted in 4 car with 3 people injured including him with head injury. Wit...

    Haig’s Answer

    Definitely get an attorney involved. The type of lawyer you need is a personal injury lawyer. Best of luck to you, and a speedy recovery to your boyfriend.

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  • Should we pay the $300 to settle a statutory civil 'penalty' claim?

    My daughter was caught shoplifting $20 worth of earrings. The earrings were recovered undamaged and returned to the store, police were called and a report made. She was released to me then. She was allowed to enter a deferral program to keep crimi...

    Haig’s Answer

    Given the fact that the store would have to expend an amount of money far greater than $300.00 to pursue this matter, it is unlikely that they will file a civil lawsuit against your daughter.

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  • Can you kick somebody that lives in your house out?

    My brother is 32 years old and has recently moved in with my Mother. He is a recovering drug addict and has recently gone back to his old ways. She said that if he doesn't go back to rehab my She wants him out. Can she throw him out without notice?

    Haig’s Answer

    If your brother is paying rent, then a landlord-tenant relationship exists between your mother and your brother. As such, your mother would have to follow the unlawful detainer law and procedure of your state to have your brother removed from her house. If no rent is paid, your brother will be treated as a guest - and possibly a trespasser. If that is the case, your mother can have him removed immediately. Good luck.

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