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Mark Steven Paullin
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  • How can I request a lesser charge for reckless driving in Virginia to remove a misdemeanor from my record?

    I am a nurse and this will affect my state license. I was pulled over for speeding in Wythe Virginia and the officer told me to just sign this paper if I can't make it back to court, because I live 500 miles away. When I signed it, I didn't real...

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    You have 10 days from the date of a conviction to appeal to the circuit court - in writing!!

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  • If my wife and I both fill out Wills and Testaments

    If my wife and I both fill out Wills and Testaments And we both fill out Powers of Attorneys Say we both die in an accident at the same time. Who's Power of Attorney becomes in control of the documents? Or should we both appoint the same Power...

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    Dear VA. Beach - Mr. Perkins is correct that a power of attorney ceases to be valid upon the death of the person signing it. Regarding the wills, most people make their spouse the executor, but then list another person as a back up, in case both spouses pass at the same time. There are many things about estates that most folks are unaware - you might consider consulting an attorney for help. Good luck.

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  • Why do I still have to go to a court?

    I was arrested last night, a police officer said my blood alcohol level was higher than a legal limit. He took me a station and I had to take a test. They said this machine was a more accurate one, and it showed 0.04. It took about 90 min after I ...

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    Dear Alexandria - You can be convicted of DUI even if your BAC is under 0.08!! Please get a lawyer - You can use the AVVO find a lawyer feature to locate an attorney near you. You do not want to learn about DUI prosecutions by defending yourself!!! Good luck!

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  • How can I make sure this car stays mine if I buy it with out a drivers license

    I'm buying a car from the owner for 750$ but I don't have my drivers license so my mom will have to put it in her name .(I'm eighteen does that help) I'm paying for the car and everything but I don't want my mom taking the car away from me when ...

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    Dear Richmond - I am unaware of any law that requires someone to have a driver's license to own a car.

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  • What charges can I get on a vehicle someone else was suppose to take over payments for and didn't?

    So a few months back I had a truck and couldn't afford it and my friend said they would take over payments so I let them and they didn't and sold the vehicle illegally to a garage and now I am being told by the bank that I could go to jail if I do...

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    Dear Abingdon - You ave clearly breached the loan agreement by no making payments, and i suspect that the lender is claiming that you stole the vehicle by allowing it to be sold without paying it off and getting the title from the lender. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer feature to locate a lawyer near you, but be careful to to post additional facts about your case and to see if any lawyer you consult wit work for the lender. Good luck.
    PS - I changed your topic to "Debt and Lending Agreements

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  • Can a landlord lock me out of my house without going to court first?

    I have been renting a house for a little over 2 years my landlord is a super nice guy and I have never been late on rent. My landlord has sold the whole property 200 acres with 2 houses on it. Now the new landlord has came in and said he wants me ...

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    Dear Amherst - I am sorry to hear that you are being threatened. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer feature to locate an attorney near you. Spending a few dollars now will likely save you many more, plus inconvenience, etc. down the road. Good luck!

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  • What should I expect fine wise, license wise, and will my bac be brought up in court? Would getting an attorney help?

    I am 19 years old and I was driving under the influence. My flip flop got stuck on the gas and I hit another car. Everyone was okay and I have a 500$ deductible so I am only worrying about court fees for each ticket and consequences to my license....

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    Dear Ashburn - getting an attorney almost always helps! This is because courtrooms are not a good place for no-=lawyers to learn how to handle cases - - the consequences are often very painful. Your BAC could play a part in your sentencing, because if is high, it will be taken as an indication that you have a very serious alcohol problem. Good luck! PS - I also changed your topic to DUI.

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  • Who is at fault in the traffic accident?

    I am waiting in the middle on 6 lanes (3 lanes each side) road to enter left most lane on other side. I am driving between 0-5 miles when no body is in the left lane. Other driver from middle lane enter into left lane. In this process other driv...

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    Dear Woodbridge - With all due respect to the Trooper, he is not qualified to determine what happened. HE made a snap decision while in the heat of the moment - it does not mean anything. Please use the AVVO find a lawyer feature to locate an attorney near you and fight t his matter in the Prince William County General District Court. Good luck!

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