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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Can evidence be suppressed if the chain of custody was not filled out properly?

The evidence log / chain of custody that’s in my discovery was filled out by the last agent that received the property. The writing and signatures are very clearly the same handwriting. The agent filled out dates for dates before he had custody of the evidence. Can evidence be suppressed?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 27, 2022

Possibly. A lot of factors go into suppression but it certainly may be suppressable, depending on the attendant circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: I need to know how to go about reporting child abuse

It is extreme mental emotional and phycological abuse, as well as neglect.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 26, 2022

Call Child Protective Services.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: If they didn't catch me in the car how can they charge me with auto theft

They are going off what some body said but I never was in the vehicle

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 25, 2022

Like many questions posted in this and other web forums, this question is one best discussed privately with an attorney where the conversation is privileged.

With that said, all the government is required to do is present sufficient evidence to firmly convince the jury of all the elements...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Who do I contact about dropping a no contact order?

I am the victim of a 1st degree sexual abuse case. The man is getting released soon, there was an automatic no contact order when he was arrested and it is part of his parole, I have contacted my states probation and parole, they told me I need to contact my county attorney. I did, she said I need... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 24, 2022

You would need to contact the entity that prosecuted the original case, either the Commonwealth Attorney or the county Attorney. The clerks office can tell you which one prosecuted the man.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can a felon own a black powder gun in Florida
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 23, 2022

Perhaps not. If such a "black powder gun" falls within the definition of an "antique firearm", as defined in Florida Statute 790.001 (1), which reads "any firearm manufactured in or before 1918 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar early type of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: If you find out that you purchase stolen goods that the seller paid for a service to have done what is your rights?

I have recently come to the suspicion that I may have purchased stolen goods on Facebook marketplace through a person I know and have their ID information and where they live.

I didn't inquire about the acquisition of the property until after the purchase was made. I don't want to... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 23, 2022

Make a police report and surrender the stolen goods

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Should I have anything to worry about or that I will have to handle?

Hello, I worked as a retail associate selling cell phones. In that position there was fraud going on with associates also selling phones were doing fraud and selling it to people using other peoples names basically a scammer. Will or can I still be charged for that? I unknowingly sold him phones... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
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Joshua Schiffer
answered on May 22, 2022

All depends on the investigation and what turns up. You can also either sit silently OR actively participate, if you have an appetite or desire for that. If you may be criminally liable, advance cooperation can also be mitigation for when you face potential consequences. Generally I advise... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Iowa on
Q: When feds pick up a state case how does that person get appointed a federal lawyer,from their state lawyer

This case is in Iowa. They were state charges, & the feds picked them up and now being held in county jail, & cannot get any information from anyone regarding this inmate. How does someone go about getting a federal attorney appointed when the attorney they have was the attorney appointed... Read more »

Katherine Sears
Katherine Sears
answered on May 22, 2022

Those of us who practice exclusively Iowa law don't necessarily know how to navigate PACER (the federal filing system) let alone how to request the appointment of federal counsel.

Your friend could call the federal public defender's office and see if someone over there knows....
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Check more information below

If the police knows I did a crime and they ask for a id and I say I don’t have it on me and they don’t believe me and they go ahead and check my pockets to see if I was lying, was wondering if that allowed without my consent

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 22, 2022

Yes. It is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: do the officers have to provide a subject or the homeowner a copy of the warrant ( federal) prior to home search ?

does law require the searching officer to also provide supporting documents and affidavit's that are noted attachments to warrant ? thank you much

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 19, 2022

Yes. They do. The affidavits are usually not attached to the warrants Jen it is executed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I get charged for a felony by helping a detective retrieve a stolen firearm
Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody
answered on May 18, 2022

Depends on the circumstances in which you “helped.” It’s not automatic, but gun offenses are treated harshly in Rhode Island. You need to speak directly and privately with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Assuming there are no real children being referenced/drawn and the drawing isnt hyperrealistic, is lolicon illegal?

I'm a psych student, and I am doing a project based on paraphilias and fantasies.

Edit: Got my first answer. However, I am still confused, 2003 Protect Act goes in detail about CSEM. But I heard this act was overturned for being unconstitutional. Even if it wasnt, it clarifies that the... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 18, 2022

Apparently not. See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolicon#Legality_and_censorship

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: If on felony probation, can you be revoked for a positive marijuana drug screen even with a prescribed medical card?
Joseph Aaron Bondy
Joseph Aaron Bondy
answered on May 18, 2022

You should consider requesting early termination of supervised release—which is what I believe you mean by “federal probation,” as the health issue requiring you to possess a medical cannabis card is likely a “new or unforeseen circumstance,” that makes early termination appropriate when... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Where do I report attempted break check insurance fraud caught on dashcam? Is there a civil matter here?

A driver cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes. My dashcam clearly shows no cars in front of me when this driver cuts and attempts to get me to hit their car. They then stop, and go trying to bait me and stop again with no cars in front of them where you can clearly see a green traffic... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

i think the police and department of consumer affairs are your best bets.

you can always sue someone but likely, no lawyer will take it on a contingency, and your only other avenue is small claims......but what are YOUR damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: I have court for a situation that occured where I had a firearm on federal property. Need to ask more questions

I was planning on commiting suicide when a friend called the police on me and a firearm was found in my car which was on federal property. I was just given a court appearance citation which is in 2 days. I don't know how much trouble I could be in and I need help.

Brian M. Latuga
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Brian M. Latuga
answered on May 15, 2022

Go to your court appearance and either ask for a public defender or more time to hire an attorney. He will need an attorney report for this type of charge. Generally, it is a misdemeanor.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: What is the definition between felony murder and aggravated murder?

When someone punches another in the face, reportedly triggering a seizure and the individual dies does this constitute murder?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 13, 2022

There are several statutory forms of murder: 1st degree / felony murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. The facts of the case determine the degree.

In the fact scenario you provided, the person could be charged with involuntary manslaughter,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: My fiancé has 3 counts of receiving stolen firearms but she wasn't caught with any weapons and they didn't find any gun

Is there a way we can get her bond reduced or any other way to get her out. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get home to me and the kids

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 13, 2022

It really depends on the facts of the case. Assuming that your fiance is a first time offender, then there is a greater likelihood of her getting her bond lowered to something more reasonable. I would be more concerned about why law enforcement is charging her when she did not have them in her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Hauge convention act. Is there any lawyers in Wisconsin that has experience handling this kind of case

I’m in Thailand. I’m trying to recover my children from USA the mother abducted them June 2021 I’ve been trying in the local courts in Thailand no luck I’ve been in contact for the last seven months with the US government for the hauge Convention act. Also the mother has been hiding the... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on May 12, 2022

The Hague Convention is useful in most situations, but you need a lawyer where the children are to file the appropriate action in the local court to determine.

But first, do you have a professional/lawyer in Thailand that is assisting you. If you don't, that you explain why things...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: Does veterans status play in drugs charge with a side arm ( pistol) on the outcome?
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
answered on May 12, 2022

If you have been charged in Baltimore City, you should see if you are eligible for Veteran's Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being cyber harassed and stalked by an ex boyfriend since April 22, 2022, and he refuses to leave me alone. Help?

I was with said person for approx 2 months. He admitted to having mental issues at the end of our relationship. Once I broke up with him, he began harassing and stalking me, and he refuses to stop as he stated to one of my friends he also harassed on social media. He continues to make multiple fake... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 11, 2022

call your local police re harassment

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