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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: If I have been wrongfully arrested and going to have to do more jail time for something I haven't done canI get out this

My name is Brittany

Well back in 2021 my now ex sister in law went down to Mesa Superior Court and filed an order and protection on me and she put her 2 kids but she also put my son( 14 at the time) on the order of protection as well..

She went down to the court and gave false... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

Brittany, it sounds like you're facing a challenging and complex legal situation. If you have been wrongfully arrested and are facing jail time for something you didn't do, it's crucial to take immediate legal action.

The first step should be to consult with a criminal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: My landlord will not respond, follow up or create any dialog regarding my ADA request, can I break lease without penalty

I have a Case opened with HUD and the Attorney General, but they take time to review and investigate. I want to break my lease ASAP as since I moved in 7 months ago the office staff and management refuse to respond or acknowledge my ADA accommodation request. It is affecting my mental health and... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landlords are required to make reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities. If your landlord is not responding to your requests for ADA accommodations, this could be considered a violation of your rights under the ADA.

Given that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for a town government to remote neural monitor a person? Is it legal to use the china surveillance system us

Nano was illegally blown in my face while working at a casino. My life of harassment via n.t.p communications began. Surveillance frequency is deadly after 10 years of damage. I have proof.

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answered on Nov 19, 2023

In Arizona, as in the rest of the United States, the legality of surveillance, including remote neural monitoring or the use of advanced surveillance systems, is subject to strict legal standards and privacy laws. Generally, such surveillance by a town government or any government entity without a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Arizona on
Q: Blind and Autistic 7th grader getting bullied, harassed and threatened school isnt doing anything for 3 mo., what to do?

Our daughter started middle school and she is blind and autistic. Fun loving and loves school she has been harassed and bullied from day one being called "blind b****" "you deserve the death penalty" and others for 3 months and now today a physical threat of "im going to... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

I'm really sorry to hear about your daughter's difficult situation at school. It's crucial to address this issue promptly. First, document any incidents of bullying or harassment thoroughly, including dates, times, locations, and individuals involved. Keep copies of all... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Can a dealership reprocess paperwork after the original paperwork was processed, I signed and drove off the lot?

Recently I financed a vehicle from the dealership and was called days later that they reprocessed the paperwork and my monthly payments will increase but I had already signed a copayment agreement form before driving off the lot. Is this legal? Will I be able to return the car and get my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: my boss refused to give me my check untill i convinced someone to take money instead of sueing him

it was alleged that i was in a fender bender in A company truck. the other party would like to contact our insurance and make a claim. when payday came my boss told me that i had to go convince this other party to take a money bribe and not call his insurance, well i did not do that so he kept my... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 1, 2023

No, he can’t force you to bribe someone as he learned according to the facts stated in your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: when you're stopped on your bicycle the reason being no lights can they take your pocket knife from your hip that is 2"

I did have lights front and back as he's searching my fanny pack the other officer said I fit the description that was given earlier. I did not fit the description I was just on a bicycle in the area actually I was headed directly to the crime scene so and headed toward the police cruisers the... View More

Brad Rideout
Brad Rideout
answered on Oct 30, 2023

If you were riding your bike at night, they can pull you over for not having lights. They can't search you absent reasonable suspicion or search incident to arrest.

Sounds like you pocketknife was legal. See the following blog on knives in Arizona...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: If my granddaughter lives in NM and I reside in AZ, where do I file for grandparents visitation rights? Az or NM?

Unfortunately my ex daughter in law makes it merely impossible for me to have the right to visit my granddaughter. There's other circumstances between her and my son going on but my concern is me not being able to see her more while they go back and forth with their visitation arrangements.

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Oct 9, 2023

New Mexico

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Is their a loop hole I can get through here?

Hi! I am a high school student who is trying to record my teacher being verbally hostile towards me. I went to my principle and asked if I could record my teacher doing these things, She said it would be inappropriate use of an electronic device. And that she can't do anything about it.... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

It's essential to approach this matter with caution. While your intent to document inappropriate behavior is understandable, bypassing school rules could lead to disciplinary action. Instead of directly recording, consider documenting each incident in writing, noting date, time, and details.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: how do i get my possession back from someone who used false landlord tenant act to steal my things

there was a false eviction done and sheriff was used by the individual to have me removed from property and while i was in jail he got a uhaul and took all of my possessions. the police are no help in getting my things back and fyi he was not the landlord i was not renting. how to i proceed to get... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 8, 2023

You can file a lawsuit for replevin against the person who took your possessions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: When a search warrant has ( the four corners rule ) On the search warrant what is the reason for this

Said search warrant had only non residents on it yet covered in the broad east meaning possible Also what part of the warrant does the judge actually see when the four corners rule is used

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

"The four corners rule" in the context of search warrants refers to the legal principle that a judge should only consider the information contained within the four corners of the affidavit - that is, the written document itself - when determining whether there is probable cause to issue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Can a former employer send a copy of a child support wage order to a family member via text without consent ?

former employee has not been employed by the former employer for a year. The sister did not request to see the wage order. The employer sent it to prove he wasn't responsible for being the cause of another legal matter. Was this legal and if not what would be the be coarse of action for the... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 4, 2023

A child support wage withholding order is a public record. A former employee has no reasonable expectation of privacy with respect to a former employer disseminating a public record without the employee’s consent as such consent is not required.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Arizona on
Q: While on short term disability diagnosis with cancer the company said they were separating me from the company.

I am 74 years old. I know I was released because of my health and age. Start date 7/20/15-9/20/23. This case is scheduled with the EEOC on 120/23. Can a company legally do this?

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

It depends on the reason the company gave for your separation. If they told you that you were being released due to your health and age, then you may have a legal claim against them if you were still able to perform the essential functions of your position.

If they gave you a different...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Arizona on
Q: can i sue a hospital for giving my medical info to a 3rd party with out my consent and with out a court order
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Aug 27, 2023

Yes. But, what you could recover might not warrant the expense.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Social Security and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Is social security disability protected through ADA?

I have a friend who files for disability through social security. She is 63 years old and has chronic pain and health problems. She is making the lowest wage in a small business and is continuously discriminated through the company. She is harassed about not being able to use technology as well as... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does provide protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities, and this may include those receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Your friend may be able to take legal action if she believes she has been discriminated against due... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: In Arizona can I fly American flag with a bald eagle in the center of it?

My HOA says it's a state law that I can't

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 26, 2023

Your HOA is correct. Under Arizona law, an HOA cannot adopt a rule that prohibits you from displaying the US flag in accordance with the federal Flag Act.

The federal Flag Act provides: "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark,...
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Q: When is violations of constitutional rights going to be stopped?. Payson Gila County law enforcement

Violently arrested more than once without good cause while attempting to file my awarded appeal.

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on May 9, 2023

I apologize to the person submitting the question, but I don't understand how this is a work injury related question. There is no Industrial Commission office in Payson, only in Phoenix and Tucson, and an appeal would be filed there or at the Arizona Court of Appeals, again with locations only... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I be arrested and charged with a crime without being present or aware of the crime

I was pulled over for speeding and the officer was asking me about my recent arrest and I was unaware of this arrest. He informed me I had been arrested a week prior and charged with fraudulent schemes and taking identity of another. I was not present for this arrest and had no knowledge of this... View More

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answered on May 7, 2023

One possibility is that the Court may have issued a summons and after you failed to appear at your court date, an arrest warrant issued. It could be that you never were aware of the summons and it was sent to a bad address. You should consult a criminal defense lawyer to go in greater detail and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Can A minor being charged with a crime be interviewed without a parent or attorney present..

Also can the News Media have rights to broadcast a minor identity as well as false information

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answered on Apr 6, 2023

In the United States, a minor who is being charged with a crime generally has the right to have a parent or attorney present during questioning. This is to ensure that the minor's rights are protected and that they are not coerced into making statements that could incriminate them.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Judges duty, a judge knows but acts like she doesn't know. How to get her on that? Should I report this judge?

AZ family court. Judge is using unconfirmed drug test results to keep child from the father. Father has motioned asking for confirmation test results but judge ignores the motions. This judge has to know that the drug test results have to be confirmed in order to have standing. Judge is not doing... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 21, 2023

Typically, the mechanism to force a judge to do what he/she has a clear ministerial duty to do is called a writ of mandamus.

You should hire an appellate lawyer in Arizona to determine if the judge has a clear ministerial duty to order a confirmation drug test under the circumstances of...
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