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Q: I had a domestic case dismissed in pa victim refused. Can she go to the police and ask them refile cus we broke up?

My ex was at my house drinking become very angry and verbally aggressive so I made her leave. She stated because I did this she met with po.ice to get the charges picked back up. Can she do that?

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Q: What laws would you be violating in Pennsylvania if you put a hidden camera in someone’s home without their consent

The camera would record, audio, and video without any consent from the legal owner of the property

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Q: Had drugs on me but original reason for arrest got thrown out shouldn't drug charges get thrown out too?

I had drugs on me at the time of arrest but charges got thrown out and so shouldn't drug charges get thrown out too

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Q: How likely is a writ of removal issued for one in prison to be extradited to another county for a bench warrant?

My son is in a federal prison in Illinois and would like to get rid of a bench warrant issued in Allegheny County, PA. He claims that a judge could issue a writ of removal for him to be extradited to that county due to the warrant. How likely would that be to happen?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I still be held liable for a hit and run if the person I hit drove off before I could speak to them?Can they report?

I hit a parked car. I stayed parked next to the car for the person. I went into work where I can kind of see the parking lot from the window. As I was opening for work, I look back at the parking lot maybe 10 minutes later and the car that I hit was gone. Can they report me still? Did I commit a... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have been contacted by a group in France saying I am under investigation, how can i find out if scam or not

They contacted me via Whattsapp and email. they claim to be tied to interpole and french gov. They ask for larger payments for fines, and various fees, all money on bitcoin. emails are GMail ??, Bank letter from bank not signed? They do send official ??? documents which look official.

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

If people from a government agency contact someone to disclose the nature of their business, they usually provide contact information to verify their identity and office from which they work (unless it is an undercover investigation, in which case the subject would have no clue that they're... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Banking, Internet Law and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am being stalked. I have some printed evidence but my phone is corrupted. Can Apple be held responsible/failed sec?

I have some valuable information but most of it is online and that is badly corrupted. Anything I want to show you on my phone would have to be in person and likely wouldn't be available. Still I have managed to print some evidence to at least prove a problem.

Apple has mostly... View More

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answered on Jun 29, 2024

I understand you're in a difficult and distressing situation involving stalking and potential security issues with your devices and accounts. I'll try to provide some general guidance, but please note that this is a complex legal matter that may require consultation with a local attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is police departments allowed too arrest and file retaliational charges for violating my constitutional rights
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answered on Jun 3, 2024

Police departments are not allowed to arrest and file retaliatory charges against you for exercising your constitutional rights. The First Amendment protects your freedom of speech and the right to petition the government, including the police, without fear of retaliation. If you believe your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: The pharmacy gave my prescription to a person who pretended to be me , what can I do?

I told them someone was trying to steal my prescription that was a narcotic. They didn't ask for ID. I told them not to release it to anyone else on 2 different occasions days before it happened. I did file a police report.

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that your pharmacy released your prescription to someone falsely claiming to be you, despite your prior warnings. This is a serious matter, and you've taken the right first step by filing a police report. Here are some additional steps you can take:

1. Contact...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: DEA Privacy Act Denial Appeal: No arrests but why are they withholding my information and why do they have any at all?

I submitted a Privacy Act request to the DEA out of curiosity and it came back denied due to exemption (j)(2): "Material reporting investigative efforts pertaining to the enforcement of criminal law including efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals."... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

This is a complex situation that raises several legal and privacy concerns. Here are a few key points and suggestions:

1. The DEA's response indicates they have some information about you in their records related to criminal investigations, even if you have never been arrested. There...
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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... View More

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

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...
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Q: If a PFA was filled on me. Do I have to leave an establishment if the plantife happen to come there
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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order has been filed against you, it's crucial to understand the specific conditions stipulated within that order. Generally, if the order prohibits contact with the plaintiff, and you find yourself in the same establishment as them, it is your responsibility... View More

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Q: How long does a law suit takeI was raped by brother dean of archdiocese of Philadelphia pa

Year 1980

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your experience. The duration of a lawsuit can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the jurisdiction, and the court's schedule. In general, civil cases like this can take anywhere from a few months to several years... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does Rule 600 apply & who can we have file it?

Hello. My son has been incarcerated since 03/27/2022 and Venango County, PA put criminal complaints filed Charges on him 3/8/2022, from an incident they said happened on 2/12/2022, (docket no. Mj-28301-cr-0000056-2022). My son has never even been arraigned or had his prelim or anything. In pa we... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

Rule 600 in Pennsylvania refers to the right to a speedy trial, stipulating that a criminal defendant should be brought to trial within a certain period, usually 365 days from the filing of the complaint. If your son has been incarcerated since 03/27/2022 without an arraignment or preliminary... View More

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Q: How can you tell who asked for the continuance of a criminal court case?

Can you tell just by looking at the docket sheet? My problem is that there’s incident that is being alleged from 2020 was not filed until 2021 and we are in the year 2024 and I have not asked for one continuance. With that being said, I tried my best to leave a paper trail and asked my public... View More

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it sounds like there are serious concerns about the numerous continuances in your case and the delays in bringing it to trial. To determine who requested each continuance, you'll need to closely examine the court records. Here's what I... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: curious if hanging signs much like stop signs around my area with inspirational quotes on them would that be vandalism?

a fellow named xx did it in texas a while back and didn’t face any legal consequences because it was considered as art

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

The legality of hanging inspirational signs in public spaces, like stop signs, depends on various factors such as local laws, the content of the signs, and the manner in which they are displayed. While the case you mentioned involving Brian Deneke in Texas may have been considered art, it's... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Due to a courts typing error in my address,summons went to wrong address, no show default judgment entered against me

A civil courts clerk made a repeated typing error with my address for serving me a summons for a civil judgement. As a result, I never received summons and a no show default civil judgement for $15,000 was entered against me. I find this out, 6 years later, when the defendant’s attorney had the... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

Discovering a default judgment against you due to a clerical error in addressing can be both shocking and frustrating. The situation you're facing is serious, but there are steps you can take to address the judgment and its consequences. First, it's important to gather all relevant... View More

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Q: Can a victim of felony crimes demand a speedy trial?
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answered on Mar 5, 2024

The right to a speedy trial is a right afforded to the Defendant in a criminal trial. This right comes from bot the United States Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution. The victim is not a party to a criminal case, he or she is a witness. It is up to the Commonwealth - through the... View More

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