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Mark Steven Paullin

Mark Paullin’s Answers

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  • In a reckless driving case particularly, is the entrance ramp to the highway considered part of the highway?

    Mark’s Answer

    I advise my clients to not "roll over" and admit anything. Often traffic lawyers can work with the police and prosecutor to get a much lesser charge. Reckless carries a 10 year, 6 point violation, and is a crime - not just a traffic violation - worth fighting!.

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  • I was found guilty of an RD speeding ticket in Virginia over three years ago but never paid the fine. Do I have to pay the lien?

    Mark’s Answer

    Here is a hint - they are NOT going away! You need to either come up with a payment plan they will agree to (then stick to it) or get a lawyer to help you. Also - you cannot bankrupt government debts - yikes!

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  • If u Have third petty theft charge offense wil u get jail time or prison time ?

    Mark’s Answer

    You also likely have "go back" time from the first two offenses. Sounds like you need some therapy to show the prosecutor and judge that you are trying to learn how to stop!

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  • I’m an RN. A CNA made a false statement and is spreading a horrible rumor that I killed a patient? What legally can I do?

    Mark’s Answer

    Lawyer sends cease and desist letter and demands apology and written retraction (worded by lawyer) to all folks to whom the lies were told, plus posting of retraction on internet and promise to never mention you again.

    IF libeler refuses - file suit and be prepared to present evidence (subject to HIPPA restrictions) of the lie(s). Likely gets expensive for you - but hey - the problem will likely keep growing, such aa suit by the deceased's relatives!

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  • How do I go about getting my gun rights restored in hanover county? Already have my voting rights restored with documentation '1

    Mark’s Answer

    Filing by yourself can be done and MAY result in you winning. Know that the prosecutor's office can object and argue against you - with much success, since few non-lawyers know the statute, caselaw and arguments to convince the judge that you have "matured and learned from your mistakes" such that you are no longer a risk to society. Best bet is to discuss the issue with a local lawyer.

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  • HOA problems

    Mark’s Answer

    Ahh - the power of an HOA executive - elected to be fair, but turns to dictating policy and law! I am not sure how the pres. unilaterally creates a rule/policy/ordinance/law to make what the county allows as legal into a violation. You need a review and interpretation of the HOA covenants! Perhaps then a letter to the pres. regarding exceeding his/her powers, etc.

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  • Do i qualify for reimbursement for my expenses and compensation for my pain and suffering?

    Mark’s Answer

    Sounds like the dentist clearly committed malpractice! wrong tooth - hello!?!?

    Contact a local lawyer fro a more in-depth discussion of what happened and your options.

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  • I want to get my gun rights returned, how do i do that?

    Mark’s Answer

    You need to look at the Virginia Code - Section 18.2-308.2 - then decide if you think you can follow through and convince the circuit court judge why he/she should restore your right to own, possess and use a firearm and ammunition. Either that - or retain a lawyer who has done this many times. Good luck!

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  • Can my employer record my private conversations in my work truck?

    Mark’s Answer

    I think the question is why do you have these conversation in the truck, when you know that the dash cam is present and hooked up? Since the employer has a legitimate interest in the safe and lawful operation of the truck, and the camera is open and obvious, it seems like the employer is okay. Take care.

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  • Will i go to jail over 27 dollars ?

    Mark’s Answer

    You really want professional assistance on this! You do not want want a theft conviction - or even a "first offender" or "diversion" result on your record, since stealing crimes tend to discredit your honesty forever. Talk to a chesterfield lawyer about how to try and get the best result you can! Your intent is the key.

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