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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband got denied a bed at a half way house. Now when a bed comes available his caseworker is not putting in for one

his release date is feb 4th but hes been in there for 6 months now. He deserves his half way time but his caseworker not putting in for it. They said he has to stay in till his release date. We need help with this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2021

Something odd or missing here. Suggest you contact the Pa.Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights section.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Employer wants employee's medical info without medical release, is that legal?

Employer wants to know specific medical information about employee. Employer and employee have not consented into any release of medical information about employee? Is this a violation under HIPPA and california state law?

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace answered on Sep 16, 2021

This is listed in WORKERS COMPENSATION so I'll have to presume there is an on-the-job-injury and the worker has placed her physical condition in issue requesting treatment and disability payments; when there is a WCAB Case Number, the subpena service can get those records because the injured... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can officers detain you on a traffic stop and drive your vehicle back to your residence for you to serve a warrant
James Richard Askew
James Richard Askew answered on Sep 16, 2021

Obviously, it depends on the circumstances. Did you provide consent? Was the vehicle moved only a short distance?

An officer should not want to drive your vehicle unless it presents a danger to others i.e. to protect others, prevent imminent harm, etc. If your car is parked in an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I was given a ticket for usc 1382 but was on a parcel of land owned by Monroe County,Fl and not on NAS property.

Can I get this dismissed, we had no intent to be on military property but we’re on county property as listed by the county appraiser.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 16, 2021

Dismissal of this case will be made based on evidence at a trial. You shoul hire a lawyer to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If a lawyer separates settlement money from the awardee by investing the funds which end up being diverted is it legal?

Is the refusal to release the funds to the client by investing or stalling embezzlement?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Sep 15, 2021

Sounds bad. The BAR can answer this for you, given more specifics.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: If the car was on when stolen does that make it “ok” for a criminal to steal it? Or can the criminal be held accountable

I’m a delivery driver and we leave our cars on when we’re busy. My car was stolen while I was inside. Yes the guy was caught but when I mentioned suing the parents to a friend. (The kid is 13). He told me that I could lose because it is my fault for leaving my car running. Although, yes I could... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 14, 2021

You should consult with an attorney to go through the specifics in more detail. There are other avenues other than larceny of a vehicle such as unauthorized use of a vehicle or even trespass. All issues have potential areas that have defenses, but you need an attorney to guide you through the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is “mutual combat” legal or even a legal grey area in Pennsylvania?

When I say “mutual combat” I mean mutually agreed upon fighting (without weapons), with set agreed upon rules, and witnesses with the intent of settling a dispute and not for any other malicious purposes.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 13, 2021

You cant settle things by violence legally.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Is it a crime to drive with loaded guns without a permit
Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Sep 2, 2021

The Attorney General has provided a position statement regarding caring firearms in Arkansas. I have attached the link:

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Criminal Investigation

If an individual has reason to believe that they are under criminal investigation, is there a way to find out before being served or arrested?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 2, 2021

There is not a reliable way to find out. About the best you can do is to hire a criminal defense attorney who agrees to reach out to law enforcement and inquire about the status on any investigation. Sometimes a detective is willing to play ball if she understands that you want to take care of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Am I in a legal obligation to give the money back

The other day I went and made a withdrawal from Checksmart and the woman who did my transaction gave me $675 and then gave me a receipt with my transaction my old amount my transaction amount and my new balance. After that she gave me the $675 in cash and when I got home she called me and told me... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Aug 31, 2021

Yes, you have an obligation to return the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I filed a 2255 petition while in prison that was denied.COA also denied. I appealed the denial of a COA and released

From prison shortly after. I notified both the eleventh circuit and the US Attorney of my release address. A month later the US Attorney mailed me a certificate of interested person's with an appellate case number (18-13559-E). I have since heard nothing from the courts or US Attorney. It has... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Aug 30, 2021

Call the Clerk of Court in the court of your case. Most information like this is publicly available, so the Clerk of Court can answer any questions about the status of your case. Be sure you have the case number, if that's available to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: is it legal for an officer to bring out k9 on my vehicle over a traffic violation and no warrant or probrital cause

they stopped me originally over a tag lights being out and immediately started wanting to search my vehicle for no reason wat so ever

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Aug 27, 2021

They have to have reasonable suspicion to ruin the dog or they have to have another person running the dog while they continue writing you a traffic ticket

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: How can I get my gun rights back?

My felony drops to a misdemenor when probation is completed. My probation will be complete in the next 3 months and want to know if i can purchase and own firearms or not, or if I can have my rights restored

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 23, 2021

That depends what you were convicted of and whether it is a crime of violence. The question is impossible to answer without that information.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, International Law and Small Claims for Delaware on
Q: I need help suing Puerto Rico

I live in Delaware I am the father of four daughters who live in Puerto Rico in 2008 for which a pension was fixed for me in 2011 in 2019 my eldest daughter turned 21 years old and still continues to pay the pension in in 2019 and second daughter left home and still continues to pay the pension in... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 21, 2021

You might have better chances of a response with this question if you reposted under Puerto Rico. Your post remains open for two weeks. Even though you're in Delaware, it sounds like Puerto Rico is where the pension originates from. There is not a section here for Pensions, but you could try... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: If I was given a gun and did not transfer the registration to my name, can the original owner claim I stole it?

In florida

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 19, 2021

Anyone can claim anything. If you have been charged you want to discuss the matter with an attorney who handles criminal cases in the county where the charges have been brought. Otherwise it's not clear what the issue is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Can the parole board revoke your parole on a charge that's still going to court

My husband got arrested in April and his parole officer violated him in June but he hasn't been to court for the charge from April and the parole board already stated that they are sending him to prison

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 16, 2021

It depends on the conditions of your husband's parole and whether or not he is in violation of any of those conditions.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: How can I find out if I had a federal indite
NiaLena Caravasos
NiaLena Caravasos answered on Aug 16, 2021

If you have been indicted by the federal government, you would have received some sort of notification from the federal agency involved. If you are concerned that you might have been indicted or that you might be under investigation, you should definitely contact a federal criminal defense attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Can a person that was convicted of felony charges (and has served)purchase/use a muzzleloader in the State of Maryland.?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Aug 12, 2021

(1) the prohibition only applies to "disqualifying felonies" -- so that needs to be addressed first, but assuming you have a disqualifying felony, then

(2) Maryland's prohibition bars a convicted felon from posessing either a "regulated firearm" (handgun or one...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: A business in NJ delivered products to a business in MN. The business in MN refuses to pay for or return the product.

Is this stealing? How can one alert the authorities if this is against Minnesota or federal law?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 11, 2021

Too many questions would need to be asked before we could give you a correct answer. You will need to setup a consultation with a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it always a federal crime to threaten someone online or through phone, even if the person or thing being threatened

is in the same state as the threatener? Is this because Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce and make laws pertaining to the foregoing power and phones and the internet are considered to be interstate commerce?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 10, 2021

Bingo! phone lines and internet connections are matters of interstate commerce. But it is not always charged as a federal crime; more often than not, it would be a state-level charge.

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