In your situation, you would likely benefit from seeking a lawyer who specializes in civil rights or discrimination law. These lawyers are experienced in handling cases involving racial profiling, discrimination, and unfair treatment based on protected characteristics such as race or ethnicity....View More
Event: I was returning from using the restroom at roughly 1 pm, and a teacher entered the same hallway and told me to go to the principal's office. We entered the office, and the teacher told the principal that I was "out of class," which we were allowed to be with verbal or written... View More
The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the application of these rights can differ in a school setting. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that school officials need only to have "reasonable suspicion" rather than "probable cause" to conduct a...View More
I signed a offer letter back in Jan. 2023 that states they are offering me a position as "full-time non-exempt" with a base salary. My employer just sent an email out stating all supervisor are hired salary-exempt/overtime eligible, and I sent a copy of my offer i signed and they are now... View More
The answer would depend on the employment laws of the State of Wisconsin. It would be important for the employee to look into the laws in Wisconsin to determine if it is an "at-will" employment state. It would further be important to look at the contract to determine if it is for a term,...View More
In scenarios where multiple occupants reside in a property, the consent to search the common areas of the property can be given by any one of the occupants. However, since you are the owner of the house, you have a more substantial standing to either consent to or refuse a search of the property....View More
I was stopped 2 days after I purchased a vehicle the office pulled me out of the truck preformed DUI test said I failed but I was sober . Lied on report said midnight and it was noon when stop occured . His testimony should be invalid even if I had a small but detected amount of controlled... View More
If you were sober, the drug test will most likely be the single strongest piece of evidence that determines your guilt or innocence. If you had a small amount of a controlled substance, the "driving facts" will also play an important part in determining your guilt or innocence. A small...View More
Short version cops called for noise complaint was not our home after sever times calling wife lier I stepped in told him was not us I was on couch talking to son no music here he became extremely upset when I attempted to close screen door he than ripped off my door I called 911 asked for police... View More
If you were read your rights and you declined a lawyer prior to taking the voice detection test, then it will most likely stand up. If you were not Mirandized prior to taking the test, then it should have been raised and challenged in the prosecution of your case
I was pulled over for 1 mile over the speed limit, 5 mins later given a warning. Passenger asked name, gave a false one pulled out the car. Another deputy comes to the car says im throwing white powder out the window makes me get out. I told him I was not giving him permission to search nor... View More
More information is needed to provide meaningful advice. You cannot be arrested for (or charged with) possession of prescription medication without having a valid prescription absent probable cause. So unless you had a large number of pills or confessed, it would ordinarily be difficult to get to...View More
My phone was seized without a warrant on November 13th 2017 the investigating officer came into the neighboring county (where I live and work) informed me I wasn't under arrest and I could go back to work whenever. After accusing me of something I didn't do I told him I was done talking... View More
You should file a petition for the return of the phone under Section 968.20 of the Wisconsin Statutes. It is unclear whether there is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. You were told that you were not under arrest and voluntarily handed the phone over. You should have said no.
i am being accused if being in a fight with a female at my school. i was suspended for 4 days i hen had a meeting with the assistant principle and they told me if i talk to her again on school grounds that they will have me suspended or expelled. i never signed anything saying those were the... View More
While you do have rights of speech as you clearly articulate, those rights of speech must be contextualized. You must remember that the school as an institution has rules and regulations governing the conduct of students like you. Schools usually design their rules and regulations on the basis of...View More
He was arrested for disorderly conduct during his high school basketball game after removing his jersey and throwing it at his coach and then yelling and swearing and punching a locker on his way to the locker room. I understand that at 17 the state of Wisconsin considers him an adult for the... View More
stevens point police officers followed me about .5 miles we both stop at a stop light pass through the stop light on to the highway about 5 miles down the road i was pulled over in the right hand lane because i was about to get sandwich on the highway between the cop and a van that pulled on the... View More
I believe that the city police officer can follow you within the jurisdiction he works and also call others if and when you are about or he suspects you will elude him or her into another jurisdiction. An officer can follow you for as long as s/he believes a crime is being committed has been...View More
Police officers do not charge crimes, prosecuting attorneys do. Police officers do make criminal referrals to prosecuting attorneys. So I assume that is what you mean: the police officer is threatening to make a criminal referral unless you inform. And, yes, a police officer can do that.
The short answer is yes. And you do not need a disclaimer. There are hundreds of songs about killing political figures. There is a different between artistry and threats. And there is a different between speech and true threats. I assume you fall squarely within the artistry and First Amendment...View More
Your question is more complicated than you probably intended it to be. Police may use and act on false information. The real question is a quality of the false information. You should review the application for the warrant at the circuit court that issued the warrant. The application will show...View More
This a quotation from the U.S. Constitution, Article I, §8, Clause 7. It gives the Congress the power "to establish post offices and post roads"
In 1789, when the Constitution was adopted, the mail was carried on by riders on horseback. Post offices were few and far between. So...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.