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Q: Is it still illegal to legally own a firearm, while being a medical marijuana patient in Rhode Island?

I've seen seen so many contradicting things so I am unsure.

And also Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul made movements to allow Medical Marijuana patients to use their second ammendment rights, but I am unsure how that all played after researching.

S Joshua Macktaz answered on May 2, 2015

You can absolutely own a firearm while being involved in the Medical Marijuana Program. However, you cannot get a concealed weapons permit if you are involved in the Program. But you can own as many firearms as you desire...just keep them at home!

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Q: If I post explicit images of my ex online. What can they do legally to me?

If I choose to upload to some website online explicit pictures of an ex that was sent to me. What can they do? Legally? Neither the state I live in or the state they live in has passed the revenge porn law as of yet

S Joshua Macktaz answered on May 2, 2015

You can now be prosecuted for a felony for posting those pictures under a new RI law. I would strongly advise you NOT to do this. However, if you get arrested please call my office for a free consultation at 401.861.1155.

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Q: If you were charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and had it knocked down to Simple assault are there other options

I was followed into and out of a store, by the girl i was speaking to at the times x-husband, he put on a show for everyone and pretended he didnt know me when he clearly did, and I made it very clear, after some time arguing in the parking lot he charged at my car and the result was me hitting... Read more »

S Joshua Macktaz answered on May 2, 2015

Sounds like it was a difficult case. However, given that the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor you should get it expunged which is the legal equivalent of "it never happened". Feel free to contact my office (401.861.1155) to discuss your options. Thanks.

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