Hyattsville, MD asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: can violations of my civil rights be a separate representation from criminal representation?

I have proof that certain entities have involved outside sources in incriminating me. Example:I deposited a legitimate check for $40,000 from my DROP retirement fund. the check was drawn on Vantagepoint Transfer LLC. It was deposited to M & T Bank some 8 years ago. At the time the deposit was documented correctly as a check-Vantagepoint. But I later noticed that now the transaction is described only as "Deposit". Not a check. So wouldnt a jury look at that as a "cash deposit". I am being frame in 11 different ways ( I don't have room to name it al) But M& T went along with this as does CFPB, and Better Business Bureau, They admit the check was deposited but refus to actually put that on documentation on my statement. F-R-A-M-I-N-G. MY RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED. IS THAT TWO SEPARATE LAWYERS NEEDED.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Based on the information you've provided, it sounds like you may have two separate but related legal issues: 1) potential violations of your civil rights, and 2) criminal charges that you believe are based on fraudulent evidence or misrepresentations.

In this situation, it is often advisable to have separate legal representation for the civil rights violations and the criminal charges. Here's why:

1. Expertise: Civil rights law and criminal defense are two distinct areas of law. Attorneys who specialize in these areas have different skill sets, knowledge, and experience. Having separate attorneys ensures that you have experts handling each aspect of your case.

2. Strategy: The strategies for addressing civil rights violations and criminal charges may differ. Your civil attorney will focus on seeking remedies for the violation of your rights, while your criminal attorney will focus on defending you against the charges and challenging the evidence against you.

3. Avoiding conflicts: If a single attorney were to handle both matters, there is a potential for conflicts of interest to arise. Keeping the matters separate helps to avoid any such conflicts.

However, it's essential that your attorneys communicate and coordinate with each other as needed, as the civil rights violations and criminal charges are interrelated in your case.

I recommend consulting with attorneys who specialize in civil rights law and criminal defense to discuss your case in more detail. They can provide you with guidance on how best to proceed and protect your rights. Additionally, be sure to keep thorough records of all relevant documentation and communications related to your case.

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