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Joseph B Barnes III

Joseph Barnes’s Legal Guides

11 total


  • Your Car and Bankruptcy

    Many people file bankruptcy to keep their vehicles from being repossessed. If your lender is threatening repossession, you should contact an attorney right away. Filing a case in Bankruptcy Court generally halts any collection activity including repossessions. The Automatic Stay ...

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  • Can Non-Drinkers be guilty of DUI?

    Way back in the old days a person could challenge whether he was "intoxicated" when he had alcohol in his system. Eventually the "presumption" was set at .10% alcohol in the blood by weight (the common standard up until recently).Still aPerson could, in many cases where no actual...

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  • Can Non-Drinkers be guilty of DUI?

    Way back in the old days a person could challenge whether he was "intoxicated" when he had alcohol in his system. Eventually the "presumption" was set at .10% alcohol in the blood by weight (the common standard up until recently).Still aPerson could, in many cases where no actual...

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  • Fernando Hearing Rights for Claimed Domestic Violence Protective Order

    General Statutes 46b-15 provides in relevant part: (a) Any family or household member as defined in section 46b-38a who has been subjected to a continuous threat of present physical pain or physical injury by another family or household member [emphasis added] The Supreme Court...

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  • False Family Violence Claims

    You and your spouse are living together but he/she wantrs you out! You are documented as a good mother/father and there has never been an incident of violence and your spouse will probably not win a motion for exclusive possession in the divorce - not enough money, no relatives n...

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  • "assualt weapons" in Connecticut

    With all the talk after the horrible events in Newtown CT nobody seemed note that when I was a child, the principal (and some teachers) had a gun in school. Crazy I know, Imagine the person being charged with protecting our kids actually able to protect our kids. Much better to d...

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  • DUI-DWI Breathalyzer and Alcotest 9510 vs Blood Test in Connecticut

    Arrested for DUI and took the blood test? the reading is over .08, Guilty? maybe NOT. Your SUBJECT TEST refers to breathalyzer, or newer Alcotest 9510, breath test result, is an indirect estimate of your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at the time of the test. While most BAC test ...

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  • Insurance: Not what its cracked up to be

    Ever go to your lawyer, accountant or insurance agent and say "I have a lot of stuff. What should I do to protect it?" What is their typical Response? "BUY MORE INSURANCE." I say wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! Why do you get that advice? They just don't know any better. Yo...

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  • Getting your business Started with an Asset Protection PLAN

    Getting your business Started with an Asset ProtectionPLAN As a law professor friend once told me (and everyone else for that matter) Papers Cheap! Experience is expensive. For relatively low cost you can set up legal entities to protect everything you have and save you operati...

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  • Incorporate: Gain Tax Benefits & Reduce Personal Liability

    Corporations provide significant tax benefits and incorporating a business can also help reduce personal liability. Your corporation can pay for business related expenses and deducted 100% before you pay taxes. Your corporation can retain profits at tax rates substantially lower ...

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