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Jigisa Bhikhubhai Patel

Jigisa Patel’s Answers

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  • Can my husband fight a citation for failure to update address on his license?

    Jigisa’s Answer

    The citation should have the clerk of courts information listed on the front or back. In Georgia, the officer normally writes the court date for the traffic division, date and time, if you want to contest your citation. You should consult an attorney with all the facts of your case before appearing in court.
    Red flags: If you have lived in the same apartment for six months, then the court may consider how you were able to set up water/utility/trash for the rental property.

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  • Are automobile tire chains for snow terrain legal to use in Virginia if it's snowing?

    Jigisa’s Answer

    Always confirm the regulations on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official government site pertaining to the use of tire chains or snow tires. These laws dictate when you can, should, and absolutely must use tire chains, as well as when it’s not permitted. Some states will post signage or declare a snow emergency to indicate that tire chains are needed. Virginia's Department of Transportation should have an up-to-date copy of the Tire Chain Laws.

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  • Can I make & sell for my own profit a bumper sticker telling people to NOT vote for a political candidate using their last name?

    Jigisa’s Answer

    It depends on the speech. You have your freedom of speech. However, you have to be careful of common limitations on speech, such as protected versus unprotected speech. Unfortunately, I do not have enough facts concerning the individual, the platform of the political campaign (school board, state/federal, etc.) nor the actual words you will be using on the bumper sticker. You should probably have a lawyer review a sample bumper sticker before making copies and distributing.

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  • How do I find out if I am eligible to get my license back

    Jigisa’s Answer

    It will depend on what your offense was and the state laws and regulations of the state in which your driver's license was suspended or revoked. If you have a suspended license due to unpaid tickets than just pay the fines and fees for these offenses and you should be able to retrieve your license. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, then it may be more complex and you will have to follow state laws and complete courses or wait a period of time designated by state law to retrieve your license. You should start with the Department of Motor Vehicles, or similar agency, in your state.

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  • SSBI shoplifting?

    Jigisa’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Green above. I would add that you were no longer a juvenile at the time it happened and it will fall within the scope of your background check.

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  • I am trying to secure my driver's license but have a retired violation in another state and cannot obtain the proper docs to fix

    Jigisa’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there is not enough information to determine what you should do next, since I'm not sure what steps you have already taken. If you are referring to the clerk of court, then the clerk should be able to assist in obtaining retired violation documents. Also, you could contact a traffic attorney in the other state you referenced. The attorney may be able to retrieve the documents for you. Again, I am under the assumption this Is a traffic violation not a misdemeanor or felony conviction.

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  • Will I go to jail for NVDL first offense?

    Jigisa’s Answer

    Your question calls for specifically tailored legal advice, which can be provided by an immigration and/or criminal defense attorney who already knows all the facts from both sides of the controversy. There are several factors for an attorney to consider in your case.

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