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Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.

Richard Bryans’s Answers

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  • Is it legal?

    A child (now of legal age) moves back home with their parents under a verbal contract that the child needed to get a job and once they do they would have 18 mos and at the end of that period they would need to move out. Within 3 months the par...

    Richard’s Answer

    All contracts are verbal--you really mean "oral" contract. As such, it was not enforceable. The person who is no longer a child in the eyes of the law needs to get a job and find a place to live elsewhere.

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  • Can an attorney demand the following?

    New neighbor to the north had survey done. She's been a real pain for almost two years. Recently I asked her attorney and her fence company where the adjusted property line is. They refused to tell me. Today I receive this ultimatum from the atto...

    Richard’s Answer

    A property line dispute without proof of the precise location is useless to both of you. Get a survey and an attorney.

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  • Can I as a home owner have the right to ask for a home owners contact list from my condominium complex HOA/ management?

    The same board and president of the board have been operating for years, depleted the funds and now have forced a million dollar bank loan upon homeowners with only 47 percent agreement. Oh by the way, the president of the board has a high working...

    Richard’s Answer

    No harm in asking. If they refuse, then not only does that indicate a problem, but the information is obtainable through other means. So, you get the list and then what? Your description does not indicate anything wrong other than a story for speculation. It would be wise for you to consult confidentially in more detail with an attorney who knows white collar crime, lender liability and HOAs.

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  • "Who is primarily responsible for the accident?"

    I find nothing in the Colorado Springs traffic code to prioritize two simultaneous violations in order to determine who is "at fault". First, vehicle turning left on a yellow light, without determining that it is safe - that is, mistakenly thinki...

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    It should be obvious. Red means stop. Yellow means caution and red is next. However, if a person is in the middle of an intersection intending to turn left, and waiting for oncoming traffic to pass, and the light turns yellow and then to red, that driver still has the right of way to clear the intersection. The oncoming driver running the red light is at fault.

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  • Is there a C.R.S that states one civilian is not allowed to chase another in a motor vehicle?

    While trying to merge on to the hwy another truck would not let me in so i slowed down and than passed him in the middle lane. He begain following me and tail gating me. I exit the hwy & he still following me. I than try to get away from this man,...

    Richard’s Answer

    There may be more than one law violated under those circumstances. However, your knowing what the range of possibilities there might be is less important than your reporting the conduct to the police. For example aggressive driving due to road rage might include speeding, stalking and attempted vehicular assault.

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  • Will a deferred sentence show on a background check for a workplace after everything was successfully completed?

    In 2013, I had a M3 Charge of Harassment-strike/shove/kick deferred sentence. I successfully completed everything assigned to me and paid all fines. My question is will this show up on am employer criminal background check?

    Richard’s Answer

    The record should show the charge and, if dismissal of the case was promised in exchange for the plea of guilty and the court agreed to it, then the dismissal should be recorded, too (sometimes, "mistakes are made"). If the case was dismissed, you can have the record sealed so no one except law enforcement agencies can see it.

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  • What rights do I have if a car dealership sold me a vehicle that has had the odometer rolled back?

    I bought a vehicle in Denver , CO in September 2013. I now live in OK and went to trade in this vehicle to purchase a new vehicle and was told that the car fax shows that the odometer has been tampered with and rolled back by $25k miles. What ar...

    Richard’s Answer

    Odometer tampering is a crime. Tell the police. Also, to sell you a car with the odometer rolled back is fraud, for which you can cancel the deal and get your money back.

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  • Can a resolution to a problem be revoked if deadline was not met?

    If you are given a deadline as to when you will receive a resolution to a problem but you receive it almost two months later, is still viable? Or can this be revoked? I was told a resolution would be given to me on a certain date by the executive ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Although late and perhaps irritating, if the problem was actually resolved, then what possible interest could be served by your revocation? Furthermore, if your revocation aggravates the problem, then you might find yourself on the wrong end of that controversy. Under the law, everyone has a duty to mitigate any damages they might sustain.

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  • Can a shoplifter be charged after they have stolen from a store?

    My brother came to me in a panic saying he stole some stuff from the store. Nothing expensive, just some Tylenol and travel sized soaps for the gym. He also bought a 12 pack of soda, which he went through the checkout and paid for. As he was walki...

    Richard’s Answer

    No one knows. Certainly he could be arrested anytime and anywhere after completion of the act of stealing. It is unwise for anyone to pose a question like yours on a public internet forum. Why? Because now it could be inferred that you admit to being an accessory after-the-fact to the crime of theft and possibly the crime of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, at minimum. Remarkably, the interests shown by your question appears to be serve the "could he still get caught" issue instead of any concern for the reckless criminality of the conduct itself or other people. This site is not for seeking advice about how to successfully commit conceal criminal conduct and it is not an odds-making or bidding site.

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  • Don't I have the right to face my accuser rather it be a business/corporation that specific person should be present at trial

    If a specific person who was employed at a business/corporation made a police report of items missing from that business/corporation. Shouldn't I have the right to face that specific person/employee of that business/corporation that accused me and...

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes. Under the U.S. Constitution Amend. 6, "to be confronted with the witnesses against him," and under Colo. Const. Art. II, Section 16, "to meet the witnesses against him face to face . . ." If you don't already have an attorney, you should hire one.

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