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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: under an 846 and 841(b)(1)(A) can an 851 enhancement be used in the 4th circuit?

In a trafficking charge is there a drug weight?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: In a court of justice in the United States of America, what is the definition of a mass shooting by law?

Is there a certain number of deaths that must have occurred as a result of the shooting? Does their intent matter for labelling it as a mass shooting? Is it a combination of people who are shot and/or killed or just shot/killed?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: If you find out that you purchase stolen goods that the seller paid for a service to have done what is your rights?

I have recently come to the suspicion that I may have purchased stolen goods on Facebook marketplace through a person I know and have their ID information and where they live.

I didn't inquire about the acquisition of the property until after the purchase was made. I don't want to... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 23, 2022

Make a police report and surrender the stolen goods

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for New York on
Q: I'm looking for a pro bono lawyer to represent me in a civil matter against a non-profit organization

I currently have a case in the beginning stages in the eastern district of New York against one of the biggest nonprofits in New York City camba inc regarding a white collar crime unprofessional behavior as well as harassment and need legal representation I cannot pay at the moment but I'm... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Can a felon own a black powder gun in Florida
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 23, 2022

Perhaps not. If such a "black powder gun" falls within the definition of an "antique firearm", as defined in Florida Statute 790.001 (1), which reads "any firearm manufactured in or before 1918 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar early type of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Check more information below

If the police knows I did a crime and they ask for a id and I say I don’t have it on me and they don’t believe me and they go ahead and check my pockets to see if I was lying, was wondering if that allowed without my consent

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 22, 2022

Yes. It is.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for West Virginia on
Q: I bought a car in march of 2021 from jd buy rider in Evansville Indiana with a rolled back odometer

According to carfax records the vehicle vin showed an odometer reading of 131674 miles on January 12th 2021 on February 18th of 2021 the odometer reading was 104661 I

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Can you carry a long gun at 18 in ga?
0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Stockbroker Fraud and Consumer Law for Virginia on
Q: What type of lawyer can handle a case involving a bank and other lawyers commiting fraud, unfair practices No documents

Been lied to not given a chance while having COVID denied information sold my home with out having proper documentation took advantage of the elderly called over 300 times after being told not to. Did not notice me properly did not follow federal required guidelines performed dual tracking lied... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Iowa on
Q: When feds pick up a state case how does that person get appointed a federal lawyer,from their state lawyer

This case is in Iowa. They were state charges, & the feds picked them up and now being held in county jail, & cannot get any information from anyone regarding this inmate. How does someone go about getting a federal attorney appointed when the attorney they have was the attorney appointed... Read more »

Katherine Sears
Katherine Sears answered on May 22, 2022

Those of us who practice exclusively Iowa law don't necessarily know how to navigate PACER (the federal filing system) let alone how to request the appointment of federal counsel.

Your friend could call the federal public defender's office and see if someone over there knows....
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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander on
Q: 3 years ago I was sequestered and am now going to go to the police. Should I have to have a lawyer with me ?

3 years ago I was sequestered and am now going to go to the police. Should I have to have a lawyer with me ?

Some context, 3 years ago a group of people (10-15) harrassed me and it got to the point where I was sequestered for a couple hours (2-3). I thought I could just shrug it off but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: do the officers have to provide a subject or the homeowner a copy of the warrant ( federal) prior to home search ?

does law require the searching officer to also provide supporting documents and affidavit's that are noted attachments to warrant ? thank you much

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 19, 2022

Yes. They do. The affidavits are usually not attached to the warrants Jen it is executed.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My sister was in Louisiana and went to jail for having a gun and a schedule 4 dangerous drug, not sure what kind

What is she looking at

She lives in Texas and never been in trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Should I have anything to worry about or that I will have to handle?

Hello, I worked as a retail associate selling cell phones. In that position there was fraud going on with associates also selling phones were doing fraud and selling it to people using other peoples names basically a scammer. Will or can I still be charged for that? I unknowingly sold him phones... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on May 22, 2022

All depends on the investigation and what turns up. You can also either sit silently OR actively participate, if you have an appetite or desire for that. If you may be criminally liable, advance cooperation can also be mitigation for when you face potential consequences. Generally I advise... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: How long will my boyfriend serve in Federal Prison sentenced 12 years for non-violent crime using RDAP, Good Time, etc.?

He was sentence 144 months in the state of kentucky with a prior drug charge. Placed in Lowest prison due to not being violent or having violent hisotry. Qualified for RDAP. I read articles on good time and earned credit. I also read the 85%. Just trying to get an idea from someone credited.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I get charged for a felony by helping a detective retrieve a stolen firearm
Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody answered on May 18, 2022

Depends on the circumstances in which you “helped.” It’s not automatic, but gun offenses are treated harshly in Rhode Island. You need to speak directly and privately with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Assuming there are no real children being referenced/drawn and the drawing isnt hyperrealistic, is lolicon illegal?

I'm a psych student, and I am doing a project based on paraphilias and fantasies.

Edit: Got my first answer. However, I am still confused, 2003 Protect Act goes in detail about CSEM. But I heard this act was overturned for being unconstitutional. Even if it wasnt, it clarifies that the... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 18, 2022

Apparently not. See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolicon#Legality_and_censorship

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: If on felony probation, can you be revoked for a positive marijuana drug screen even with a prescribed medical card?
Joseph Aaron Bondy
Joseph Aaron Bondy answered on May 18, 2022

You should consider requesting early termination of supervised release—which is what I believe you mean by “federal probation,” as the health issue requiring you to possess a medical cannabis card is likely a “new or unforeseen circumstance,” that makes early termination appropriate when... Read more »

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