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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Indiana on
Q: Indiana on the affidavit for arrest if the police say they advised us of our Miranda rights , but never did.

On top of saying I made a statement and never did. With no bodycams on a knock & announce search warrant. What are my options

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Whether or not you were read your Miranda rights is a question of fact that your attorney needs to review during discovery in your case. Likewise, whether or not you made a statement is a question of fact that should be explored.

The vast majority of warrants are "knock and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Why do Attorneys on this "FREE LEGAL HELP FORUM " website tell us "Not to talk about the details "

Don't talk about the details of our case? In my situation after 3 yrs and 2 attorneys and NEVER HAVE MY QUESTIONS BEEN ANSWERED!! NOT EVEN HERE!! My questions are basically about procedures in a criminal case in ELKHART INDIANA. HOME OF THE WOLVERINES!! #1 in wrongful convictions &... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jan 30, 2023

This is a public forum, so there is no attorney-client privilege to anything posted here. Additionally, if you are a friend or family member sharing details about another person's case, you are also providing information publicly that the prosecution can use in their investigation and trial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: indiana rules When executing a knock and announce search warrant are bodycams excluded? Why?

The police never gave the signed warrant to the clerk to file. Took 11 months to return the warrant and it's not the same cause number. Also no bodycams? Why

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jan 30, 2023

First, body cams are not required by law, so there is nothing abnormal or problematic with not having body cam video in discovery since not all officers are equipped with body cams.

Second, it is not uncommon for search warrants to be obtained under a unique cause number and not in the same...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Final Judgements from a State Supreme Court.

Good Afternoon,

If a case is brought for review to a State Supreme Court, if the losing party chooses to, would the losing party be able or perhaps allowed to reargue to the respective circuit appellate court?

I understand that the State Supreme Court is the highest court in that... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

The US Supreme Court is the next stop if the legal question involves a federal law or the U.S. Constitution

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: In Dallas, TX can the police come inside of my hotel room without a warrant, if their probable cause is ..

My boyfriend who stays with me in this hotel room every day came back last night in a truck I’d never seen before, I figured it was his friends truck. The next evening he was leaving the parking lot of this hotel in the truck and the cops tried to stop him because apparently the truck was stolen.... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

If you are a registered guest and of the hotel and hotel staff has not taken any steps to terminate your occupancy, police generally have to secure a search warrant to enter and search your room unless there are exigent circumstances which would justify a warrant less search.

A boyfriend...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Idaho on
Q: Police harassment file a civil lawsuit and sue for damages

I was pulled over on a highly bs traffic stop. So much so that my case is being dropped. The reason I was pulled over was because I was from oregon in idaho late at night. I've had several people comment on the fact that they were disappointed that they didn't find more Marijuana because... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

The question, the ONLY question is . . . did the officer have a "reasonable suspicion" that the driver of the car (son) had done something that the officer could give him a citation for? If the answer to that question is "yeah, the cop said my son was speeding but he never even gave... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Do they need to present search warrant before entering home

They raided a resident due to vehicle being insured with house but the person of interest lived elsewhere. From the warrant as they insisted, a control buy was conducted at a resident that’s in person of interest name but never searched and they went somewhere else. Never presented warrant prior... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

No, they do not need to present search warrant prior to entry; especially in a raid situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: I did not accept my plea and requested a jury trial for CSC charges. The judge refused a jury trial and charged me.

The judge charged me with what the plea was, then told me in open court that I was very naive. Is it legal for him to refuse a jury trial?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

You should have a lawyer. From how you phrase the question, there has to be a misunderstanding of what's going on somewhere and you would benefit greatly from a lawyer's explanation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I need a civil rights lawyer in Indiana to help with violation of civil rights and human rights being violated

Husband has many of his rights being violated including;

#2- freedom from discrimination

#3- right to life and safety

#5- freedom from torture and inhumane treatment-- not even anything but one little blanket during the Sub-Zero degrees no heat and there was snow on his bed.... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jan 26, 2023

There doesn't appear to be question posed, but the issues you are raising are issues that need to be discussed with an attorney actually handling the case.

If you husband has an attorney (retained or appointed) these are issues that need to be discussed with that attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: I've been residing at a hotel for over 45 days, locked out several times. Any protection on my behalf from police

Hotel deployable, needs code enforcement. No water after midnight, living with rats and roaches. Smoke alarm in all rooms don't work, most ac units are busted from outside the rooms. Locks on doors are being held up with scotch tape, not secured

Families are living here, including me... Read more »

Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Unlikely that this is a criminal matter. I would suggest contacting code enforcement department in the county where the facility is. They may need a complaint in order to investigate. I hope this helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: city bus accident were the bus driver shuts the door in my face and pulls away and edit body cam falsified 911 records

How to make them give the information up and is it a violation of my constitutional rights of due process.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 24, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and you may be losing valuable time if a public carrier is involved in an injury claim. At this point, consider reaching out to Texas accident attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult - municipal carriers... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations for suing for violation of civil.rights?

Maliciously prosecuted by the catholic church and a priest and his lying church member.

Prosecuted with no evidence.

Found not guilty. cruel. they lied. I have proof.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Yes, the statute of limitations for your action is 2 years from the date of your injury.

You should immediately consult a good civil rights lawyer to make sure you don't miss the deadline to file your lawsuit. In your case, the date the statute of limitations began running is complicated.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about getting my son back. I was lied about in civil court and had a protective order placed against me

This came after I threatened my ex to have my son's mouth fixed because he had a mouthful of bad teeth. She took him from Utah to Colorado and left him with his half sister whom he had never met and she filed for emergency guardianship due to neglect. All of which was taking place without my... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 21, 2023

I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner. I hope your son is with you now.

If he is not, you need to talk to a family law attorney in the state where he currently is about what you need to do to get that state to enforce the order of this Court.

If he is in Arizona,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law on
Q: Is it against my civil rights to have a ambulance refuse me aride to the hospital

Refused me a ride to the hospital cause I don't have any insurance or money

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 20, 2023

It could depend on factors outside of civil rights, such as level of patient care needed, the type of ambulance service, ambulance service's procedures, and other factors. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I got charged with burglary of habitation with intent to harm but the police report says something that didn't happen

I caught the guy i been dating cheating went to the house he open the door and let me in and the girl assaulted me and the police report told a complete lie and stated things that never happen so they could charge me with burglary of habitation with intent to harm I went to the hospital for a... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 20, 2023

You should hire a criminal defense attorney to prove what actually happened to secure a not guilty verdict or, better yet, a dismissal.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can you help my son?He's in Harlan County Detention center with no bond charged with running from drug court.
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Your best bet is to do your research and find an experienced. Criminal defense attorney that can help your son. I would look for a local attorney or an attorney in the nearest big city.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was stopped for tresspassing on undeveloped land by 2 individuals using firearm search vehicle and instigate search

y a officer who said there were guns on my seat im felon i have been denied any motions due to them being frivilous according to my attorney i was denied a margesden motion by judge im missing stuff that should be in my discovery i had seen some deer cams and as far as i knew no one was supposed to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 16, 2023

THE LAWYER YOU RETAINED OR THAT WAS APPOINTED BY THE COURT IS THE BEST PERSON TO ADDRESS THIS TYPE OF QUESTION.

DID YOUR LAWYER EXPLAIN TO THE COURT THAT YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR WAS DUE TO HIS/HER NEGLIGENCE?

IF NOT, I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE TO ASK THE JUDGE TO SPEAK AT THE NEXT HEARING.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can the army deny me full sabbath worship in Garrison none combat
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

No. They cannot deny you full sabbatical worship.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Who is responsible for providing an appeal attorney if one cannot be provided to you. Who or what entity is responsible

I had one provided then they left then another was provided and they told the judge there was a break down in communication and left. I then wrote the judge and he said I would be provided one and then I had no response from anyone. I the. Tried to see who my lawyer was when I left prison and they... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 16, 2023

With a guilty plea, you don't have a true right to appeal. There are certain issues you can ask for what's called "leave" to appeal. The Attorney Grievance Commission does not determine malpractice; they determine attorney ethical issues.

At this juncture, after...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue the Florida Legislature if conseal carry no longer has to register. Does it endanger my civil rights?

I think both laws not registering a gun and not registering conseal carry endangers my domestic tranquility not knowing who is packing. The 2nd ammendment is more important than the preamble. Same can be said for assault rifles. Seems like the use of such guns are for mass shootings in public... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 16, 2023

I agree with your general point of view and believe the Second Amendment should be modified, if not repealed, due to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010), in which just 5 Justices (in 5-4 decisions) overturned... Read more »

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