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My daughter recently move from Puerto Rico to Texas. We

My daughter recently move from Puerto Rico to Texas. We tried to register her car that was shipped from Puerto Rico (a U.S. Territory) and the TXDOT is requesting a US Dot form HS-7 to complete the process. Apparently this form is a release requirement for vehicles imported from a foreign country but not for US Territories. The moving company responsible for the shipment confirmed that the HS-7 is not required. I will go back this Monday to try to register the car, but without any written documentation to show them that the form is waived, it will be very difficult to prove the point. I tried finding information on several US Government websites without any success. Can you help me?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: Texas. The car is 5 years oldJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think of any additional information. I found a Fact Sheet from Pennsylvania Dot that mentioned something about US territories being exempt from the imports regulations.

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Ray

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My 16 year old son was pulled over for driving passengers

My 16 year old son was pulled over for driving passengers within 3 months of getting his actual license.The ticket was 2 points for each person he had in the car= 6 points.He only starts with 6 points in Colorado.6 points gone.. and he will lose his license.Same results as if he HAD DRIVEN DRUNK!The law was wrongly interpreted by the officer to include a violation for driving his sibling!1 was his younger brother.2 were his friends.CDOT- Colorado Dept of Transportation website:https://www.codot.gov/safety/colorado-teen-drivers/parent/teen-driving-restrictions.htmlThe Colorado Law:Teens with a license:> For the first six months, no passengers under 21, unless a parent or other licensed adult driver is in the vehicle.> For the next six months, one passenger under age 21 (unsupervised).> Siblings and passengers with medical emergencies are exceptions.Siblings are clearly excluded.YET... he called my wife and stated SOMEONE needed to come pick up his little brother because it is illegal for my sonto drive him.My wife was shocked and asked: I thought it was perfectly fine for him to drive his siblings. The officer said NO.We had someone go pickup my younger son.Upon further reading the law in ColoradoI realized he was wrong.. and hoped to get the entire violation dismissed;so we drove to the police station to ask and show the law.He still stated that was HIS interpretation of the law. Another officer who came out with him said TRUE, you candrive your sibling, but because he had 2 others with him; it also MADE the sibling illegal!!!! ???Most people's advice,( and even the officer who gave the ticket) said I should just go and show that the sibling 2 pointsshould be taken off.THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH for me.He only has 6.I want to know if the whole thing can be dismissed because he clearly did not know the law, and had someone come pickup the little brother.I am pretty sure I can get the 2 points removed.. but I want the 4 also:Is that possible?thanks.

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Just trying to find out if I need to have a IFTA permit/

just trying to find out if I need to have a IFTA permit/ decals in the U.S. Virgin IslandsJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: ST. CroixJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I want to start a small trucking company in the Virgin Islands, but my trucks and trailers will be based in Alabama and roughly run through 15 to 20 different states. I also have to be with DOT, FMSCA, UCR as wellJA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: I live in ST. Croix, but my trucks will not run here. I will remotely dispatch them from home. They are located in Alabama. Two trucks are the yeare 2000

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I need to sign a medical release and consent form for my son

I need to sign a medical release and consent form for my son to participate in a club sport. My concern is the waiver including "holding harmless club, sponsor, supervisors and persons transporting the player to and from those activities, for any all claims arising out of an injury to the player". Is this valid/legal?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I just received this form and it needs to be returned asap. I don't want to held financially responsible, especially with my medical insurance, if this is not valid.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not at this time.

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I am writing a letter to the judge bc I didn't receive a

I am writing a letter to the judge bc I didn't receive a notice about my license being suspended. I work 6 days a week and I need reliable transportation. I'm not sure how to go about crafting this letter. Can you please help me? ThxJA: License regulations vary from place to place, so can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am currently on a payment plan and I have been up to date on my balance

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Thank you Barrister, Do I have the power to remove my son on

Thank you Barrister,Do I have the power to remove my son on Monday 8.22.16 from the adult psychiatric ward and take him home? I do have another facility in the Spokane Washington arranged if needed. I am his court appointed legal guardian I want to take him out of this facility and take him home which is his desire. By law can I state I'm taking him home 08.22.16.Thank you,Diane Snider(###) ###-####cell # home #(###) ###-####

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Can a right of way be taken away if it has been there for

Can a right of way be taken away if it has been there for 200 years?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: PA and it concerns a cemteryJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: he stopped contacting meJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The state is abandoning the road

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Dwayne B.

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VA residency question-how must I wait to buy a firearm once

VA residency question-how long must I wait to buy a firearm once living in VA and how long must I live in VA after purchasing a firearm?

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RobertJDFL

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I bought a car using inheritance money, my husband and I are

I bought a car using inheritance money, my husband and I are seperating and he is living with his mom. He took the car, title, insurance and registration are in his name. I have proof I paid for car, and bank statements I pay insurance, we are not divorcing yet, How can I get my car back now?We have two children, my son has asthma, I work, my husband doesn't

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