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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Indiana on
Q: Does the owner of a deposit accepting ATM machine own the cash inside as well?

Scenario: I have my own personal deposit-accepting atm machine that only I use, no one else. I make a deposit of $100 into my checking account using a $100 bill. I then physically open the ATM machine and take out that $100 bill that was just inserted (but my checking account balance remains the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 27, 2021

If I were you I would have a banking lawyer on retainer, to help you when the going gets really tough.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Where do I file a legal and/or criminal complaint if parties are in different states?

I wanted to look into filing a complaint against against some people for possible crimes, such as hacking my company's website and blackmail over the computer/text. I live in FL, they live in CA, and these incidents took place while they were in NY and CA. Can I file claims and complaints with... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 15, 2021

You do not "file" criminal complaints; a prosecuting attorney for one of the several jurisdictions involved would do that. You would contact the governmental agency (such as a district attorney or state attorney in California, New York, or Florida; the FBI or Justice Department for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: Me and my family got scammed out of 10k by a company that swears they're helping people purchase houses.

They found us "temporary" apartments, twice, and they swore that this money they took from us was going into a down payment for the house we purchase. I have ALL the emails and texts messages with the bull they put us through and all the lies they told. I don't have any of the phone... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Affairs. You would also have an action in fraud against the company.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for North Carolina on
Q: How long does it take to get a no criminal no crime criminal installed microchip of medal metals of implants removal?

The cells dead in side the brain how long until vacuum out by law after installed in sleep by criminals 44 years?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

Your legal inquiry is not clear.

Please restate it for clarity or, better yet, reach out to any established licensed criminal law attorney locally to relay your exact legal needs directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and White Collar Crime for Georgia on
Q: Is it legal for A to sign B's name (in A's handwriting) on a legally significant document & without permission from B?

Later, B is held accountable for the accounting errors in the letter, even though A crafted and signed, and sent the letter without B's permission or knowledge.

Is the significance of the offense increased if this behavior is repeated over and over without permission or knowledge of B?

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Sep 17, 2021

What you describe would be considered forgery in most jurisdictions, which often can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony. Yes, generally speaking, repeated conduct can result in additional counts and/or be considered an aggravating sentencing factor.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Missouri on
Q: I have a quick question

will a criminal warrant show up in a background check through the state police criminal history report and court records please answer or what is the best site to check We did a national warrant search

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 19, 2021

Yes, if you have a warrant, it should show up on any standard criminal background check.

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 White Collar Crime for Arizona on
Q: Does restitution need to be paid on student loans?

I am rephrasing this question as the answer I received didn't answer what I was asking. I owe restitution where I am responsible to pay 10% on all income towards it monthly. Are student loans considered income that would be required to pay 10% on? Example, I just took out $1250 in a loan to... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Aug 7, 2021

The restitution order is separate and apart from any personal debts that you might have. The PO is responsible for collecting the restitution in accordance with the judgement issued by the court, and enforcing any other conditions ordered by the court. The repayment of personal debts is your own... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Alabama on
Q: If my codefendant gets a better plea offer than I do an I have clean record not a felon an my codefendant has a record

But he got the better plea offer than me on intent with distribute case an it was his car an not mine plus I never seen any drugs or held any drugs what so ever. Why would he get better plea deal I have clean record he don't. Does that mean he blamed most likely

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Aug 5, 2021

Plea agreements among codefendants are negotiated separately so they may not be all the same. However, most prosecutors will attempt to treat similarly-situated codefendants in a similar manner. It's difficult to say why your deal is different from the codefendant, but the skill of the defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Alabama on
Q: When can you file a motion to suppress evidence my case been going on 3 yrs now. Also never gave permission to search

The car I just started driving like 10 minutes prior to me getting pulled over. I told them no 3 times

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Aug 5, 2021

Generally, a motion to suppress can be filed any time during the pretrial/motion/discovery phase of the case, subject to any specific rules or requirements ret by the court.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can I plead 5th

If I lied when calling cops about dv about some of the other questions they asked (has he ever done this or that) and said yes and now i got a subpoena to be at court can I plead the 5th? I mean I read they can charge you if you lied.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 14, 2021

lying to the police is not a good thing.

you should discuss your plight with a criminal lawyer, at a consultation, asap.

many DV victims later say they lied, so the odds are that the police and DA will not believe you.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Virginia on
Q: My wife is being investigated for Medicaid fraud and we cannot afford a lawyer
Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Apr 29, 2021

If you cannot afford an attorney, request that the court appoint counsel in the case. Your wife has the right to appointed counsel if she cannot afford an attorney. Other options would to be explore discounted or pro bono attorney services.

Q: What type of evidence or witnesses is a defendant limited to , if any ?

Example: defendant is charged with embezzlement by their employer. Defendant has been falsely accused amd is suspicious of being framed by employer . A former employee was also accused of same crime.can defendant reach out to question them? Can defendant question employees that worked there after... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Apr 26, 2021

I regret that I do not handle criminal law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for Washington DC on
Q: if someone were to make deepfake of both video and audio version of me, would that count as impersonation?

if somebody, were to make deepfake videos, and deepfake audio of me, with the intent of malicious intent of harming my reputation, would that count as impersonation?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 17, 2021

It might be many things, depending on the facts. First, DC and Virginia are "one-party" audio recording jurisdictions, where only one person (the recorder) needs to consent to it, unlike in Maryland where it is illegal to make an audio recording of someone else without their actual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Elder Law and White Collar Crime for Oregon on
Q: how do I find out if a wrongful death claim was filed against an employer many years ago, IF THE EMPLOYER KEPT THIS

SETTLEMENT VERY QUITE, There has to be a way of digging this up, But how if this employer kept this hush-hush

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 10, 2021

An Oregon attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, some unified court systems display cases online. Some systems might require registration to use their resources. That would be if the matter was filed as a lawsuit with an index number.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: I think I'm looking at wire charges for not claiming my checking assets went over 2k during a recert am I going to jail?

I was in the mental hospital for being suicidal for about a month. I was left homeless & got a room to rent that had bed bugs & mice & my Dr changed my meds. I was stressed. I went to my credit union to discover I had 3100 & 600 was the stimulus. I had about 1200 on EBT because I... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 25, 2021

It's hard to say what may or could happen. Most likely the worse you are looking at is welfare fraud, which is a felony. Generally, it's better to come forward to your case worker before he or she finds the issue and assumes you were trying to defraud the state; you can amend the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit to have a fraudulent W-2 revoked?

Can I file a lawsuit to have a fraudulent w-2 revoked?

I am an independent contractor.My life line during the pandemic depends on gig worker assistance. A company fraudulently re-characterized me as a w-2 employee after I terminated all business relationship with them due to consistent... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Feb 24, 2021

I don't know what claims you could make yourself, but you could report the situation to the IRS. If they claim you were a W-2 employee, they should have been paying payroll withholding, and weren't. That can result in a 100% penalty against the company, and against anyone who had... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Law authorities are constantly snooping on device and impersonation by intercepting txt/calls constantly. With intent...

to have my works and ideas with my identity. I have the information on individual to whom is sponsored by authorities. Fortunately I not needing criminal lawyer.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 21, 2021

Law enforcement can only get a wire tap for 30 days at a time by court order. It often leads to an arrest. If you have not been arrested, or notified that you were tapped and that the investigation is finished, then you are probably not being tapped.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Q: I was arrested on a forgery warrant. The cops told me i could take my cell phone with me so I could use it to contact

Family about bail. At jail, they refused to let me use it an then stated that were seizing it for evidence. They did not have a search warrant for phone and did not provide me a receipt of the seizure. Is that legal?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 16, 2021

It all depends on the case. This is something you need to discuss with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you need to do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Q: Can text messages used before an arrest happened, be used in the courtroom? How cN they prove that the defendant sent?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 16, 2021

It all depends on the messages and the case. This is something you should be discussing with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

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