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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If a Me Too crime was committed by a resident of OK in another state how do statutes of limitations come into play?

If victim wants to file a personal injury claim how does the law work for multiple states and multiple assailants. One assailant is a fugitive in that the person was paid to assault me

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 3, 2021

Your question doesn't make a lot of sense. What is a "Me Too crime"? What state was it committed in? What state will be prosecuting? What does it have to do with Florida? And what would a personal injury claim have to do with a criminal prosecution?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged for a felony drug charge for a car accident while OD on Xanax?

In May 2020, I overdosed on Xanax while driving. No one else was involved.Was taken to the hospital, refused a drug test and blood draw. I have been clean since but it is now July 2021 and the state is charging me with felony drug possession. Nothing was on me and I was never questioned. Do they... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 23, 2021

Did you have a prescription for Zanax? Did you admit to possessing the drug? You indicate that "nothing was on" you, but did they find the drug by searching your car? These are a few of questions your attorney should be asking you.

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: MY QUESTION WAS . DOES A JUDGE HAVE TO APPLY ALL THE LAWS TO A GIVEN CASE. OR PICK-N-CHOISE? USURY , AIDING AN ABETTING

CAN JUDGES LEGALY TURN A BLIND EYE TO FELONIES ?ARE ORDER ME TO NOT SPEAK ?FOR FOUR YEARS?

IGNORING THE STATUES AND RULINGS OF THE FL.SUPREME COURT LASSITER co V TAYLOR 99/819 COLLECTING A DEBT WHEN USURY? 2 BOILER PLATE POINTS ? ARE EVEN OPENING A CASE WHEN I HAVE THE ORIGINAL NOTE /DEED

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 17, 2021

Your question seems to be case specific. You should definitely hire an attorney to comb through the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Florida on
Q: forced to sign a note . that reads i agree to pay 8.297.00 a month at 20 % forever. nothing about total are what its for

seller who forced this signing . sold the me the property on 11/22/13. 10 month before a probate was filed .knowing of new ownership pending via back taxes . i was at 6k in the rehab and 4.3k paid to him . when it hit. after 6 months of wondering the halls of justice. this one lady in the probate... Read more »

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on Jul 17, 2021

I am not sure what your question is because you do not actually have one, but I can tell from the facts you need to hire a real estate litigator immediately. The facts are too many to rely on general advice from an online forum. No one should buy real estate in Florida without having an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Can a lawyer be hired to investigate and bring criminal charges against someone?

Asking for the charges of insurance fraud, ppp loan fraud, falsely claiming to have a college degree, not reporting all income from a business, and driving drunk with a minor in the vehicle.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 15, 2021

Generally speaking, prosecution of cases do not happen that way…I would however remind readers that state attorneys are elected officials (politicians) and they can be lobbied by people.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If the state was the scene first, can the federal pick up the charge and not have immunity. The statue is 893.21

A female overdosed and my friend called 911 and she didn't die. Well he was arrested and the regular cops were the ones to arrest him but then the feds picked it up. He has been sitting in county jail for almost 2 years. The girl overdosed again several months ago and passed away. His lawyer... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 1, 2021

You should be in contact with your attorney(s) regarding this matter. If you are unable to speak to the attorneys or they refuse, it may well be time for you and your family to hire a new lawyer...

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Can I be a MMJ Patient and live in a residence with someone who owns guns? I do not personally own any of the firearms.

The guns are locked in a safe, which I do not have access to the key. The only guns available are on display and date back to around the 1850-1900 if I had to guess. Will any legal troubles surface for my grandfather or me if I have a MMJ card?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 16, 2021

No; I'm reasonably certain that the fact that you have a Medical Marijuana Card doesn't disqualify you from possessing firearms. The statute concerning this is quite extensive; you might want to read it here:... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Is this possible prosecution for credit card fraud

My sister has opened several credit cards in someone else's name, even got to withdraw a total about $5,000 from a Wellsfargo ATM (cc belonging to Wellsfargo) months ago, but this has happened over the course of a year or so, and nothing has happened, and today she received two calls she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 28, 2021

In short, yes. She will want to speak with a criminal defense attorney to represent her rights for these likely felonious charges. Depending on the number of charges brought, she could be looking at quite a long stay in federal prison.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: So a tweet was made about someone on Twitter saying that they allegedly sexually assaulted someone

I didn’t post the initial tweet but I reposted it on a Instagram account as so did many other pages I’m now being asked to come to a mediation and being charged for defamation is this possible?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 20, 2021

I don't know why you posted this in "Federal Crimes", defamation is not a crime, but it can lead to civil liability. And normally mediation can be ordered after you've been sued, normally not before.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury, Business Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Is my CPA at fault for our identity theft? She was hacked some months ago and should have cyber security in place.

The IRS would not accept our 2020 tax filing because one was already filed. Our 3rd Stimulus check was also stolen because our CPA was hacked. She later informed me of this and said some of her other client's data was also stolen and used. She should have adequate cyber security in place... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Apr 20, 2021

You said "She should have adequate cyber security in place". Do you have reasons to believe she does not and the fact that she does not caused the hack?

These are key findings to determine whether you have a cause of action based on negligence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: 4 years ago I was convicted of DV with Adjudication Withheld, am I able to own a firearm? Thanks.
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Apr 13, 2021

An “Adjudication Withheld” on a felony, or on a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, requires that three years has have elapsed since the completion of all sentencing provisions, including any probation or court fines.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: My friend owns a non-profit sancturary and some of her cats where stolen. The police are saying it is a civil matter.

What can she do to try and recover them? They know who did but dont know what she did with them. They maybe on some property the person owns but how would you go about legally checking the premises for them? They have asked around and none of the animal rescues or animal control have seen them and... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Mar 9, 2021

Not sure if you're getting the whole story. When the police say it's only a civil matter, it's usually because there's an ownership dispute between the person missing the property and the person who took the property. Another possibility, I suppose, is the other person just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Why isn't Marjorie Taylor Green not in federal prison . Threatening government officials of the United States is a felo

Here is the million dollar question . Why isn't Marjorie Taylor Green not serving 5 years in federal prison . Threatening government officials of the United States is a felony under federal law. Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under 18 U.S.C. § 871, punishable by up... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 29, 2021

Taylor Greene is a bottom-of-the-barrel, evil, ignorant miscreant and should be expelled from the House. However, thus far, I have seen no stories of her threatening the President or other officials with violence. There are stories of her posting the "like" icon on other people's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: My boyfriend is currently locked up in Collier county with a warrant from Orange County for Burglary with assault/batt

He got into a verbal altercation with his dad at their residence and walked back into the home but ever assaulted anyone. He has proof that he was residing there at the time of the incident & his dad never pressed charges. Is there a way we can get the charges dropped or a way he could get... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 11, 2020

Why are you assuming the warrant is for the incident with his dad if his dad never pressed charges? Something's missing here. Either his dad DID press charges or the warrant is for something else. Another possibility is that his dad first decided to press charges, then changed his mind, but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Arrested and serve time in a state you don't reside in. Do you HAVE to do probation in that state?

My Uncle resides in NY, and is serving time in Florida. He wrote me and said that he may get out soon and says he has to do 3 years probation in Florida, and told him it can't be transfer to NY. How can they make to stay in a state you don't reside in?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 26, 2020

Because probation is a substitute for doing the time in prison, also in Florida. Which would he rather do?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: If i plead guilty to sales and being investigated for a death resulting will they charge me if i plead out to the sales

I have been being investigated for a year now for a death resulting. I havent plead guilty to my sales charges from a year ago because im afraid if i do they are going to charge me with the dealth resulting. Im doing so good now and just had a baby and have been sober for a year and did lots of... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 23, 2020

Your case is in New Hampshire, but you posted this inquiry to Fla. attorneys, who cannot advise you unless they happen to be a member of the New Hampshire Bar. In any event, this is definitely not an issue that you can get an answer to from any attorney, anywhere, simply by posting an on-line... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I threw away previous tenant's son mail, without knowing it is ilegal

Hello, Could you please help me? I am not from the US and I am not that familiar with the mail laws. I know I am not supposed to open other people's mail. I moved in to a new house on February and I have been getting a lot of mail from other people here, I threw away all of it without knowing... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 16, 2020

It is doubtful that you did anything wrong or, if you did, that you will be charged. If postal authorities contact you, don't say anything until you have consulted with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: If a officer pulls over a vehicle & ask to see drivers license but notice a green substance (marijuana) does that give

Them probable cause to search passengers & the vehicle?

Jeffrey H. Garland
Jeffrey H. Garland answered on Sep 14, 2020

There are ample cases saying that there would be probable cause in such a situation. The legalization of hemp and medical marijuana might change these rulings over time. If there is pc to search the car, then the police can have passengers exit and they can be subjected to a protective search. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: What can I do to get a friend released early from Federal Prison

He has been incarcerated 15 years, and there is some stupid charge from 2003 holding him back, how do I resolve this issue? He would be eligible for early release if this case Was not in his way.

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jul 18, 2020

I’d work on getting that case, and it’s hold, resolved. Depending on the facts, it could be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I was helping a friend move the roommate headbutt me. I called the cops and pressing charges can I sue her?

What would be the course of action? And what can I do being that I was assaulted? What type of lawyer do I use. TY!

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 4, 2020

Yes, you can sue, if you have suffered bodily injury and resulting damages (medical expenses, etc.).

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