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Q: I am disabled and living in kanawha county, West Virginia. What do I do if I’m being abused by the police? Who can help

I’ve been legally evicted three times and homeless for over a year and now I’m at risk again for homelessness due to the harassment and abuse of power from the local sheriffs department. I need an advocate I’m disabled to help me through the judicial system. I don’t know where to start. I... View More

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the abuse and harassment you've been facing from law enforcement, especially while dealing with domestic violence and homelessness. You have the right to safe and stable housing, and there are organizations that can help advocate for you. Here are some steps you... View More

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Q: was in West Virginia and got arrested for domestic battery. The police did not read me my rights. Will this help n court
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Jun 13, 2023

The issue is whether they questioned you after you were in custody. The reading of rights is sometimes called the Miranda Warning which was adapted from a famous U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The failure to give the warning THEN question a suspect permits a defense lawyer to file... View More

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