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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Mexico on
Q: Hello I want to ask how can I prepare and what I should now to become a lawyer. Going into 11th grade want to be prepare

To be specific I want to know

What should I do after I graduate

What courses to take in college

What are the steps to take after college

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Find something that you are interested in college and do well. Good law schools need good marks, most of the time the undergraduate degree area of study is not as important. If you are interested in a particular subject area (sports, medicine, technology, politics) I am almost certain there is an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Can a person be charged with felon in possession of a handgun but don't have the gun on them?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Yes. Constructive possession. The police just to prove that it was your firearm and that you had control over it, or were able to exert control over it. Much easier if they found you in possession of the firearm, but not impossible to prove.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: What type of lawyer should I obtain if I am suing someone for UTMA fraud?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Are you talking about Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA)? If you are suing someone you should be looking for a litigator, financial malpractice litigator.

https://www.toronto-criminal-lawyer.co/services/fraud-charges/

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What is a person charged with if he knew and saw someone committing murder and doesn't call the authorities in Alabama?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Typically there is no requirement to report a crime to police or come forward as a witness, with some exceptions. Most civil servants and law enforcement employees are required to report, and most states have laws requiring people to report child abuse. That being said, if the person was a regular... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Hawaii on
Q: I have been charged for 2 misdemeanor's in Hawaii. How will this affect my travels if a warrant is issued for my arrest?

I have been charged for 2 misdemeanor's in Hawaii CPD3 and CPD4. I am an Australian citizen currently in Canada. I have a court date on 17/02. How will this affect my travels if a warrant is issued for my arrest or if I am convicted of the charges? If there is a warrant issued for my arrest... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Feb 7, 2022

Entirely depends on how the warrant is endorsed. I doubt, but could be wrong, that a Judge would endorse a warrant to have a person returned to the jurisdiction for minor offences. The CBSA would likely be able to tell if you have outstanding charges in the USA, and would know if there was a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: Isn't Canada breaking the UN 1951 convention by not offering travel documents to refugees?

At the moment, it isn't possible for refugees in Canada to get a travel document due to COVID (unless it is urgent), even though passport services are available for citizens. Doesn't this break article 28 and 3 which are respectively "provide travel documents for refugees" and... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Feb 7, 2022

The global pandemic is causing tremendous pressures and constraints on governmental services. They are still providing the required documents, albeit at a reduced number with additional criteria and prioritization. Doubt that it raises to a level of discrimination.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: A person throws a wadded piece of paper striking another in the face. Is that a crime?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jan 9, 2022

Its an assault. A simple assault.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is facial recognition used by a retailer admissible a year after alledged crime took place

And how does that retailer get your address from their surveillance/ facial recognition software

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Short answer is yes. The issue is not so much the time nexus between the video and the crime, its the reliability of the evidence. Is the facial recognition software reliable? Does it make mistakes? What is the error rate? Is an expert going to testify about the reliability? How is the software... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: How long do it take to be convicted of a crime?

you have about four charges over your head never been convicted of none ran concurrent, did treatment,most affidavit was signed charges was dropped so what else can I do will they try to railroad me can I get time or probation, or they just trying to convict me of something?? no witness or willing... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Aug 9, 2021

It sounds like they might be trying to get as much as possible up front, perhaps even agreements from you, that they know they won't get at trial. Figure out what you are willing to do up front in hopes of having the charges dropped and don't let them push you past that point. Set it for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Does it apply to someone under the influence?

I received obstruction

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Absolutely. Always. Imagine if that was a defense for all criminal charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: The domestic assault was caught on the ring cam if i dont want to show up for court will change be dropped

I was told by the officer he will be detained for 12 hours and then release

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Very jurisdiction has its own rules/protocols on how to proceed with domestics violence allegations with reluctant victims. The prosecutor would want to be sure that you were not being threatened or pressured not to show up for court; and they will likely try and determine if they can make the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence on
Q: I called the police yesterday morning on my partner for domestic abuse and he was arrested last night I want to help him

I need advice on how to help him, I didn’t give a statement but I told them what happened but I don’t want to answer any more questions or give a statement

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Hire a criminal lawyer. You need to be carefully not to obstruct justice or make things worse for your partner.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law on
Q: Does common law apply in Canada and is blacks law dictionary used in Canadian law?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Yup to both... we use Blacks Law... Judges use their discretion when applying principles gleaned from common law.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment on
Q: What is the penalty against sexual assault in a public area in Canada Alberta?

I have a friend that was sexually assaulted last in in august 2020, in Alberta Canada. She is trying to press charges current but it unsure of what to do or say. They were both under the age of 16 when it happened. It was in a public area and there is a textual confession from his including... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Depends where it happened in Alberta, your friend could either call the local police service (i.e. if it happened in Calgary then the Calgary Police Service) OR your friend can call the RCMP at 403-678-5516. The RCMP would be the best first call.

The maximum sentence for sexual assault in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Mexico on
Q: I lent my friend my vehicle last week and she refuses to return it

The vehicle is in my name

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 8, 2020

Call the police and report this. It's best that they hear it from you sooner rather than later. You are liable for road tolls, auto accidents, traffic and parking tickets.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: The feds are saying unless you turn in people they will charge you with a crime you didnt commet
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 8, 2020

Sounds like they are putting pressure on you with the hopes that you cooperate with them. Call a local criminal lawyer to understand the liability you are facing. There is not enough information in your question to get any meaningful advice here.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Law and Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: My ex wife is trying to blackmail me in order to see my kids is that legal
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on May 5, 2020

No. You should direct the question to a lawyer that practices family law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I think I am being black mailed.

I met a woman online and and via and instant messaging service I sent her a private photo. We have since broke but she is threatening to have the picture posted on internet and has said somebody text me stating they are from the FBI and that if I do not pay money I will be prosecuted

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Dec 10, 2019

Yup, you're being scammed.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal to share a direct message conversation from Twitter publicly or another forum?

Imparticular messages from a company’s IR person. Im curious about sharing the information and parts of the conversation with ppl on a forum? im in florida

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Dec 10, 2019

Are you bound by any confidentiality agreements? Is the information privileged? Trademarked? Security classified?

If its a private conversation between you and the sender then they might have some claim that you breached confidentiality. Not exactly certain what the information is....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend has one prior arrest for DV against me but it was dropped....

1st time he was arrested, I called the police to diffuse the situation and they ended up arresting him. I didn't show up for the court date and they dropped it. We got into another altercation, he left the house and then called the officers to do a welfare check on me, telling them that I was... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Dec 10, 2019

Every prosecutor's office has its own specific policies when it comes to handling cases such as this.

You only need to attend court IF you are subpoenaed. Without being served a subpoena there is no legal requirement for you to attend. It's, in my opinion, bad form on the...
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