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Mark Steven Paullin

Mark Paullin’s Answers

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  • Got speeding ticket 3/17/21, court day is 6/3/21 Called and they have no ticket in system, should I go and could it be dropped?

    Mark’s Answer

    YES - YOU SHOULD GO! THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT WEB PAGES FOR RICHMOND GENERAL DISTRICT COURT.

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  • I live in Virginia, and recently I was stopped for routine stop. And was told I have a warrant for arrest in another state

    Mark’s Answer

    I changed your topic to criminal defense. I always suggest that folks get either a local lawyer or one in the state where these "charges" were filed to learn more about the charges before moving forward. One of the benefits of having a lawyer call is that you do not speak with law enforcement, and possibly say something that will be used against you. You should realize that the local police may contact the other state. Take care.

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  • Will Walmart have shared liability?

    Mark’s Answer

    I am very sorry for your loss. WalMart may have liability, but it requires detailed investigation and careful review of leases for the property, maintenance, and other issues. The driver of the car is very likely liable, but that also can depend on who did what and what evidence there is to confirm that. I and other personal injury lawyers with experience in parking lot cases can help you determine what options you have for seeking recovery from EVERY possible source. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

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  • Does your firm handle civil litigations?

    Mark’s Answer

    I suggest calling a few Chesterfield lawyers to discuss the details of your case.

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  • I was accused of stealing, (because of my appearance!) No charges but the cops grabbed me and humiliated me in front everyone

    Mark’s Answer

    It sounds like they acted without proper investigation!! False arrest seems clear - and depending on what they said, possibly defamation might apply.

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  • What can I do that for Hit and Run?

    Mark’s Answer

    Heck yes!!! You have a claim for personal injuries and property damage (your wife's car may even have a diminished value claim for the reduced value of the car after the repairs!). You do have a few issues that complicate your case, so I do suggest that you talk to someone in the Richmond/Ashland area. Take care.

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  • Semi Truck Towing Bill $22,000+ Legal in Kentucky? Can I fight it?

    Mark’s Answer

    Welcome to the modern world of tractor trailer towing "super-fees." Many towers seek to recover the costs of their heavy duty rotator trucks by billing for simple tows like yours! Your insurance company should at least provide you with some coverage, and might work with you to "bond off" the tower's lien so you can get your units from the tower.

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  • Do I need to hire a lawyer if I don't want the demerit points?

    Mark’s Answer

    You are charged with two crimes - failure to stop and reckless!!!

    Look at it this way - the cop and prosecutor do not know you and will seek a conviction of something! the judge takes things at face value and has the choice to give you a break or not. Whether the judge give you a break could depend on what she had for breakfast, or who your lawyer is and how the lawyer presents your case to the cop, prosecutor and judge.
    If you are confident in your ability to play lawyer - go for it! if you do not want the points and are willing to take action and pay something to have a better chance of achieving that goal - get a local traffic lawyer!! Good luck.

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  • I need help with a garnishment that has taken place by my son's orthodontist?

    Mark’s Answer

    A lawyer-review of any contract with the creditor is needed to see what rights or duties (if any) that you have. There may be time limitations, so you should act quickly so you do not waive your rights.

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  • Can I buy a gun having a long time Grand larceny charge?

    Mark’s Answer

    The other answers are correct - there is a big difference between a "charge" and a conviction. You are barred from owning/possessing a gun with a felony conviction. That being said - many of us assist folks in getting their gun rights back. However, note that someone called me last Friday and had a judge deny his request - he did it by himself!

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