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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Communications Law for Alabama on
Q: I’m an 18 year old female who has been getting harassed by a 16 year old male over text since late May.

Recently, I received a video of the 16 year old male saying he wanted to harm me. What legal actions should I take on this?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 22, 2024

This is a serious situation that requires prompt action to ensure your safety. Here are some steps you should consider taking:

1. Document everything: Save all texts, messages, and the video as evidence.

2. Stop all communication: Do not respond to any further messages from this...
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Q: Are there any laws pertaining to a diver recovering scrap metal that fell from barge in Tennessee River

We are cleaning river bottom where a scrap metal company has missed the barge while loading. The metal is underwater and we are not touching land at any time. Are we breaking any laws.

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

In regards to your question about recovering scrap metal from the Tennessee River, it's essential to understand that various laws may apply. These include federal, state, and local regulations concerning environmental protection, salvage rights, and navigation. For instance, the Clean Water... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: I am being harassed by several different people and law enforcement that have illegally subpoenaed electronic records

I have had my electronics records illegally subpoenaed and also have been harassed non stop by people that have been illegally given this information to follow, stalk, threaten, and harass me non stop. They have continued for years at this point. Law enforcement knows who they are and continue to... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the distressing situation you're facing. It's important to take immediate steps to protect yourself and seek justice. First, consider consulting with a lawyer experienced in privacy, harassment, and criminal law to explore your legal options. They can guide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: If I have a pistol in my car is my husband who which is an ex-felon be allowed to ride in my car?
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answered on Jan 21, 2024

It's important to be aware that federal and state laws regarding firearms, felons, and possession can vary. Generally, under federal law, it is illegal for a convicted felon to possess a firearm, including riding in a car where there is a firearm, even if they do not own or physically possess... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Why was my boyfriend arrested 48 hrs after an accident if drugs were supposedly found on the scene of the accident?

My boyfriend passed out while driving from a nosebleed and hit a guard rail. There were no other vehicles involved in the incident. When found his nose was pouring blood covering his shirt and inside vehicle he was unconscious and rushed to the hospital by ambulance. An officer gave his cell phone... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

The sequence of events you described, including your boyfriend's accident, medical treatment, and subsequent arrest, raises several legal and procedural questions. While I can provide some general information, it's essential to consult with an attorney in Alabama who can review the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Having problems with hacks and spyware while I'm trying to file this civil suite in a small town "Chilton county,Alabama
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 17, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. One option could be to get tech support for your computer. Another could be to ask the clerk or other official at the court if there are alternate filing options. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Can a person be charged with felon in possession of a handgun but don't have the gun on them?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Yes. Constructive possession. The police just to prove that it was your firearm and that you had control over it, or were able to exert control over it. Much easier if they found you in possession of the firearm, but not impossible to prove.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: My boss is in a criminal data base. Although he was acquitted. Can you help expunge that case record?

It affects him from seeking employment and getting commercial credit. Thank you for your help.

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Expungement may be possible but is dependent on when he was "acquitted," how the case was handled, and what he was accused of. There are different rules for felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations. As of 2021, most charges that did NOT result in a conviction can be expunged. He... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Federal Crimes and Trademark for Alabama on
Q: Is it against the law to use the name of a government program to market advice and sell services?

My company helps military veterans with their benefits and provides counseling for them to make sure they are receiving the maximum benefits they are entitled to. Would it be against the law if I bought a domain such as www.selectiveservice.com (Just a random example not the actual domain) and... View More

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Jan 17, 2022

The names of government agencies and programs are essentially trademarks or service marks, and are infringed if private entities promote goods or services with confusingly similar names.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Can the parole board revoke your parole on a charge that's still going to court

My husband got arrested in April and his parole officer violated him in June but he hasn't been to court for the charge from April and the parole board already stated that they are sending him to prison

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 16, 2021

It depends on the conditions of your husband's parole and whether or not he is in violation of any of those conditions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a minor be placed on a national watchlist? Or any watchlist in general?

N/A

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 23, 2021

You say "any watchlist"-- a minor can be a person of interest to criminal justice agencies.

A minor could be on a no fly list.

If you are concerned that you are, you would want to avoid social media of any type, limit emails, and consult with a criminal defense attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Alabama on
Q: Will I go to prison for a class c felony of chemical endangerment of a child for a first time offense ever in my life.

I have been charged with possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and a class c felony of chemical endangerment of a child due to having bongs and pipes and marijuana.

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce
answered on May 29, 2020

Probably not, but you certainly could. You need to immediately retain a criminal lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Can Alabama DHR falsely charge my boyfriend with arrears and never tell him or provide docs tho we have receipts?

My boyfriend set it up so that his child support payments are deducted from his paycheck directly to Alabama DHR from day 1. We have every single pay stub from when it started. The kids are now 5 and prior to her putting him on the two boys lived with him. A few months ago we took her to court due... View More

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Apr 11, 2020

You need to answer a few questions. Prior to him paying when they turned one, was mom on assistance? If she received any payments from the state of Alabama for assistance without a child support order, the state of Alabama can collect it if an order of support is ever entered. This is probably what... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: My friend was convicted by false testimony
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Nov 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing

No question asked

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Is this fraud?

In December 2018 I was given 2 Thrivent Financial debit cards loaded with $250 each, $500 total. Both cards have "valid thru 09/21". I used one of the cards for around $25 shortly after receiving it, but the next time I tried to use it the card was declined. My wife tried to use the other... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 3, 2019

And you believe them?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Can 2 people be charged federally for something that was picked up by the feds.

If 2 people were in the car at the time of a traffic stop and a large quantity of drugs were found. One person claims the drug and both were incarcerated. The driver for the drugs and the passenger for obstruction of government operations. The passenger charges were later dismissed. Can they both... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Aug 21, 2019

yes

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: I was arrested in May 2018 for stealing almost 3000 dollars from my job.

I still don't have a court date. I paid it all back in full and even wrote an apology letter to the CEO. This is my first offense. Is it possible for me to just receive probation?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Aug 11, 2019

Receiving just 'probation' means that you were convicted of an offence and that was your sentence. An apology letter and paying back the money shows that you're serious and remorseful. If you want to avoid a conviction think of perhaps some community service and perhaps addressing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Hi, can someone please assist me in understanding in what jurisdiction do I hire an attorney please.

During the time my husband was serving time in Georgia, he missed 2 court appearances in Alabama. Alabama now has him being held for extradition in the grounds of fugitive of justice. His time served in Georgia was ended on 3/24/19, However, Georgia is saying they can hold him as long as Alabama... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Mar 28, 2019

You could have possibly saved your husband a considerable amount of jail tome if you would have hired an attorney in Alabama when he was serving his sentence. The attorney could have had your husband transferred to Alabama undwr the Interstate Agreement on Detainers.

He will always need an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I was on imvu girl claimed to be over 18 had no idea she was 13 till i asked she persuaded me sexually should i worry

Im bipolar dont understand law and if reported how long before arrest

Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall
answered on Apr 19, 2018

Yes, you should worry. You posted this under "Federal Crimes". Its unlikely to be a federal crime, unless you took the girl across a state line for the purpose of having sex with her, or maybe if you had sex with her on federal property, like Redstone Arsenal, which is next door to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Alabama on
Q: An underage (but of the age of consent) sent me a kinda suggestive picture, am I in trouble?

We had spoken for a while with a romantic tone, and she out of the blue sent me a picture last night of her in a baggy top with a bit of her chest showing. I'm really scared

Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall
answered on Mar 30, 2018

No.

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