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Q: Can I overturn a conviction from a plea deal if the evidence used to search my property was falsified?

I was pulled over with marijuana, gave the cops my box of paraphernalia, they gave me a ticket for possession. Months later the charges were dropped and new charges for trafficking were put on me. In the discovery of my felony charges it was claimed that a 3rd party contacted them with additional... View More

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Q: I'm wanting to know the penalties behind FSA (Flexible Spending Account) fraud?

And I know it may seem obnoxious but I was truly unaware. I submit receipts for Massage Therapy reimbursement through my FSA plan & I'm paid. I recently found out my medical insurance covers massage therapy & so I submitted a claim there for reimbursement & it was approved. My... View More

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

This situation involves potential fraud related to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and health insurance claims. Here's an overview of the legal implications and potential penalties:

1. FSA and Insurance Fraud:

What you've described could be considered fraud against both...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: If a person has been convicted of a federal felony, served their time but was wrongfully convicted. What can he do?
John D. Pritchard
John D. Pritchard
answered on May 20, 2024

There are three broad ways that a person can challenge a federal conviction, but none of those may apply to this situation.

First is the most common and widely understood--the person may appeal his/her conviction to the Court of Appeals. (And in rare circumstances, may appeal from there to...
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Q: federal charges should I put on a complaint for Inheritance Hijacking and exploitation of the disabled & elderly?

I am filing Pro Se complaint in Greensboro NC federal court against my sibling for inheritance hijacking and financial exploitation of the disabled and elderly. Which federal code do I put on the complaint form?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 15, 2024

Whatever federal code you are alleging that your sibling violated, if any.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I’m 16 and my girlfriend is 21. We have a baby on the way. Can i put my name on the birth certificate?

She’s scared to put my name on the birth certificate because she doesn’t want to get in trouble, will we be able to put my name on the birth certificate?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I strongly advise you both to consult with an attorney to understand the potential criminal implications and your legal options in this very serious situation, especially with a baby on the way. You may also want to seek guidance and support from trusted adults, like parents or counselors.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: Hello! My fiance is in jail right now and he waiting to be sent to North Carolina. He ran on his probation in June 2021.

With only 4 months to go without registering a change of address. I was told this happened before a few years ago. He only served maybe 60 or so days is what I'm told and the rest on probation til October of 2021 but

ran before he could. Could he be facing the same charges or could... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I understand that this is a challenging and stressful situation for you and your fiance. The consequences for violating probation by failing to register a change of address and fleeing can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the laws of the state where the original offense occurred.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: Is this extortion?

I received a letter in the mail from home depot threatening to lower my credit limit if I do not make a purchase by a certain date. They have done this to me once before and when I was near a home depot working on a project I had to get my limit increased again. I feel like if they threaten to... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Apr 7, 2024

There is nothing illegal about this. Citibank (who I believe issues the cardit card) has the right to change the terms of your card at any time by notification. Any bank can close your card if you do not use it after a certain amount of time, as well. Accepting the reduced credit limit will hurt... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: Can a person be held locked up for 1st degree murder,denied bond twice, without any evidence except one person statement

laws have NO physical evidence.

person was previously in a bad dirt bike accident and has plates in both wrist, and is NOT physically capable of shooting a gun.

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In North Carolina, as in other jurisdictions, it is possible for a person to be held without bond on serious charges such as first-degree murder, based on the severity of the alleged crime. The decision to deny bond typically considers factors such as the nature of the charges, potential risk to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: I've been mentally tormented and tortured through vigilance from the community and feds and local authorities how can I

I've been told through synthetic telepathy I am under investigation. I've been attacked every second of the day. Using HIGHLY ILLEGAL MIND READING TECHNOLOGY,REMOTE NEURAL MONITORING, V2K, been sprayed with Truth Serum and attacked by community vigilance. I continue to get blamed for... View More

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

It sounds like you are going through a very distressing and complicated situation. If you believe you are being unjustly surveilled or harassed by local authorities or other entities, it is important to gather as much tangible evidence as possible. This could include documenting instances of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: Someone ordered a SS card in 1996 on my behalf same year opened NCSECU bank acct same spelling now I know who they are!

What can I do about this also this person worked with task force in the county I live in walking into peoples homes stating she was me then the task force went in their home and arresting them! THE SAME GROUP RESPONSIBLE CONTINUOUSLY BREAKS INTO THE RESIDENCE DESTROYING AND STEALING CANT CATCH THEM... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

If you suspect that someone fraudulently ordered a Social Security card in your name in 1996 and opened a bank account using the same spelling, it's crucial to take immediate action to address this identity theft. Start by contacting your local law enforcement agency to report the identity... View More

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Q: If I pled guilty to a conspiracy to traffic in federal court do I have to pay a drug tax no drugs were ever found

No drugs were ever taken off my person or from my house. This is a conspiracy charge. The people that showed up to my house said they was taking my property even though they knew they was sending the notices to the wrong address. I had no clue I even owed this 7000.00 in STATE DRUG TAXES. the state... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

Handling federal criminal charges and the related repercussions, including any potential drug tax assessments, can be incredibly complex. Generally speaking, federal and state proceedings are separate and the obligations or liabilities arising from them might be distinct. Given the gravity of your... View More

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Q: When an appeal case says published opinion, does it have legal authority?
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answered on Aug 30, 2023

In North Carolina, a "published opinion" refers to a written decision issued by an appellate court that carries legal authority, although the level of authority can vary. Such opinions serve as precedents and provide guidance for interpreting and applying the law. When an opinion is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: I got charged with larceny by employee and conspiracy and apparently they said the price was $53 my1st appearance monday

I’m 22 with a clean record never got in trouble before I just need help to get this stuff reduced

Philip J. Clarke III
Philip J. Clarke III
answered on Apr 10, 2023

Your clean criminal record, particularly at your age... but really at any age, should be one thing you always do everything within your power (that's legal) to protect. Particularly regarding your personal honor and trustworthiness. Unless you plan on winning the lottery or inheriting a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: 6 FelonyLarceny by Employee. Guilty. No criminal records. Can I still avoid jail time? Can I do programs instead?

Hello. I really need your help and advice. I hope you can help me, please. I’m charged with 6 Felony Larceny by Employee at Walmart on November 21, 2022. Yes, I’m guilty of stealing 6 jackets (total amount around $150). I have no criminal records. I made a terrible human mistakes. I’m... View More

Philip J. Clarke III
Philip J. Clarke III
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Good that you see clearly your mistake. Good that you have no record and are not in jail. Since you are suddenly stealing I guess you are broke, so you need to ask that an attorney be appointed to represent you when you go to court -- an/or you might call a criminal defense attorney as soon as... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: I’m facing a larceny by employee class h larceny felony, I have no criminal record at all, was told there was video

However, I was never read my Miranda rights when first arrested and never was until I was in front of the judge for my very first ever court date... a day later. I’m not sure what to do as this is my first ever run in with the law.

Ina Shtukar
Ina Shtukar
answered on Feb 24, 2021

You should retain a criminal defense attorney. He or she may be able to make all the difference. Do not face this alone! Once the case is resolved, you could probably expunge it. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: i got a traffic violation , I took the class driving class last year , and im also on probation . any steps to take ?

I need to know what i do next to prevent myself from going to jail and also making my insurance go up to $500 .

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answered on Nov 28, 2020

The short answer is to hire a local traffic attorney in the area where you got the ticket. There may be something you can do yourself such as requesting a PJC or attending a Safe Driving Class for a reduction but these options can have unforeseen consequences based on your prior driving record and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: What to do if rental car was stolen and totaled and didn’t think you needed insurance on it

Stepson still rental last night wrecked it and totaled it don’t have renters insurance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 13, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It might be a longshot, as you were not the operator, but if you rented through a credit card, you could look into whether the card offered any type of protection. If you have a vehicle, you could look into... View More

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Q: If you flee the state under house arrest & facing 4 felonies can out if state police catch it and bring you back?

My father in law can't be trusted. Wondering how easy it would be to get him if he fleed the state being on house arrest and facing 4 felonies all drug related. I would be responsible for his bond of 20k if he did.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 5, 2020

Your question is somewhat unclear "can out" ??? The rest of it seems to ask if you are going to have to pay his bail bond if he flees, and that you don't trust him. So, the first question is why did you put up a bond for him in the first place if you don't trust him to honor... View More

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Q: What does case number 21ucs846
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answered on Jul 22, 2020

21 U.S.C. Sec. 846 the section of the United States Code (U.S.C. or federal law) that defines a drug conspiracy and the penalties associated with a drug conspiracy. It says: "Any person who attempts or conspires to commit any offense defined in this subchapter shall be subject to the same... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, International Law and Internet Law for North Carolina on
Q: Could a 35 y/o male living in another country, get in trouble for talking to a 14 year old female who lives in N.C.?

So I’m a 14 y/o female and recently a 35 y/o male has been contacting me through social media. At first our conversations were mutual and friendly. But we kept talking and now he’s interested in me romantically and sexually and I’m starting to feel uncomfortable. Also he lives in another... View More

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Apr 27, 2020

Yes, and although this is not directly international law, my suggestion is that you cut him off from you social media and contact local law enforcement.

Good Luck

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