I met a woman online and and via and instant messaging service I sent her a private photo. We have since broke but she is threatening to have the picture posted on internet and has said somebody text me stating they are from the FBI and that if I do not pay money I will be prosecuted
1st time he was arrested, I called the police to diffuse the situation and they ended up arresting him. I didn't show up for the court date and they dropped it. We got into another altercation, he left the house and then called the officers to do a welfare check on me, telling them that I was... Read more »
The short answer is yes. Usually, its a parent, sibling or partner that was assaulted and later presents themselves as a surety or just wants to resume contact. What you need to check to see if there are any court orders prohibiting the offender from contact. Sometimes those are stand alone court...Read more »
The College Park post office's outside mailbox was broken into, and 4 of my checks were among the stolen letters. Using a stolen check, a person "doctored" all the original information on it so that the check was made payable to him for the sum of $6,000. He then attempted to deposit the check into... Read more »
Canada has a wide range of sentencing options that are dependant on the offence, allegations and circumstances of the offender. For example, a simple assault sentence could range from a fine to probation, to jail or even a finding of guilt and no criminal conviction. If you had a specific offence...Read more »
You can get sued for breach of contract. The only times I've seen people criminally charged is when there was some associated fraud, such as using a fake name, providing false information on the loan agreement, or obviously fraud related to obtaining the loan.
Im a 19 year old employee who was caught stealing money from the till at Safeway, im currently on pending investigation suspension, and have already admitted to it after hearing the evidence from the investigator, and was told i would hear about the result by Tuesday at the latest. My question is... Read more »
Depends on your employer and how they decided to handle the matter.
You might want to consider, without admitting to theft, offering to pay back any shortages as a result of your mistakes. IF your employer is made whole and suffered no loses it could save money in legal fees and a criminal...Read more »
If you have a conviction on your record that you're not aware of, OR that you know is false, then you need to move to get it removed. First, speak to the Clerk at the courthouse where the conviction is registered to get a copy of the conviction and then contact the associated police service and...Read more »
Need way more information to understand your particular scenario, but when the police conduct an investigation they are not required to take statements from every witness or every person involved. They just need to reasonably believe a crime has taken place and have reasonable belief that a...Read more »
I live in Canada. I have a faith based social media page. If I take a picture of a religious object (crucifix, rosary) that was bought in a store, I'm wondering if this would violate copyright. It is not unique or collectible, and the designer is unknown to me, but I'm concerned if it counts as an... Read more »
You need to worry only when/if you claim it as your own work; if you take credit for the work; or if you are posting the image for commercial gain. Take the photo, post it, give credit and never ask for compensation.
Police are simply doing their job and conducting an investigation. They are allowed to ask family members about your whereabouts. I think its unfortunate that decided to attend your brother's workplace, it shows either bad judgment or deliberate desire to put pressure on you by embarassing family...Read more »
That's unfortunate. What exactly is your question? You should consider posting a question under the Employment Law section asking if that is enough cause for an employer to terminate your employment? Or, if maybe there may be grounds for a civil action against your employer?
Speaking as a defense attorney, this is frustrating for us. We leave voice messages and send emails hoping to engage with the DA to keep out client's matters moving, but sometimes they don't want to engage. Either they are too busy or avoiding us until they get a handle on the case. Hopefully, your...Read more »
Read the application carefully, some ask for convictions while others ask for arrests. Convictions will certainly appear on the FBI employment background check, but only some arrests for the past 7 years will. Also, some type of tickets and citations will also appear. These "non-convictions" are...Read more »
I got my puppy when she was 6 weeks old and I have paid for everything for her even her vet bills. And my name is on the vet papers saying I own her. My mom decided to give her away and won’t tell me where she is. Am I allowed to sue her for taking my “property”?
Technically yes. She stole your property - that's a crime. If she sold your property that's also a crime. You can sue your mother in small claims court or report the incident to police and have her charged.
Yes. Report the incident to the police. The police will investigate and will make the determination to file charges or not. Make the report. Even if they don't lay charges there will be a record with police that he was investigated that may be relevent some day.
Depends on the circumstances and facts surrounding the allegations. How bad was the assault? Was it on going? Were there long-lasting injuries? Were the kids present? Was a weapon used? Were alcohol or drugs a factor?
Yes. Often people that are under orders not to have contacts with a specific person are in the same courtroom. The only caveat is that you are required to be there. You can't just be there because you want to be.
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