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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Securities Law for Wyoming on
Q: Is it legal to record person in their home committing a crime to later use as blackmail or proof in child custody case

Can you record others in their own homes without their knowledge?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 13, 2024

No, it is not legal to secretly record someone in their own home without their consent in order to blackmail them or use the recording in a child custody case. This would be considered a serious violation of privacy and could potentially lead to criminal charges.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: My attorney filed a motion to correct illegal sentence March 29, 2001. According to court transcripts, no action on this

Motion were ever taken and there is no conclusion to my criminal case. I need closure of the case for restoration of rights. What must I do to restore rights

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answered on Mar 6, 2024

If your attorney filed a motion to correct what was believed to be an illegal sentence and no action has been taken on this motion, it's crucial to follow up on this matter to seek the closure you need. The first step should be to contact the attorney who originally filed the motion on your... View More

Q: Hello,I wanted to ask if a new bill can reinforce already existing laws.

If one law says that X or Y should (or should not) be done, can a new and different law say the same thing?

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Yes, a new bill can indeed reinforce already existing laws. Legislatures often pass new legislation that strengthens, clarifies, or expands upon the provisions of existing laws. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as addressing loopholes, adapting to new circumstances, or emphasizing... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: Can my roommate put a camera in the living room without my consent?(WY)

My two other roommates and I both signed lease contracts. Another roommate agreed to the installation of the camera. I didn't sign anything and couldn't see the footage or manage the cameras. This camera has both audio and video capabilities, I'm not sure when it will be turned on.

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

In Wyoming, the legality of installing a camera in shared living spaces without consent may depend on the expectations of privacy and the terms of the lease agreement. Generally, individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in areas like living rooms, and recording audio without consent may... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: I applied for a public defender and can not afford an attorney and the judge denied me theres no reason as to why
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answered on Dec 8, 2023

Unfortunately, a judge can deny a request for a public defender without explicitly stating a reason. Possible explanations for this decision include ineligibility based on financial status, a conflict of interest with the public defender's office, the complexity of the case requiring... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Wyoming on
Q: I need to find a lawyer. I've got several lawsuits I need to file. A lawyer that would take me on contengebcy basis. Wyo

That was to say contengency. Several cases worth hundreds of thousands. Greedy people I trusted, need to sue realtors, property owners, business owners. Illegally took my businesses, inventory and rentals from me. All illegal. Huge list of ppl to sue a lot of money at stake ranging from county over... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 7, 2021

A Wyoming attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could continue to await a response, or at this point, seek out attorneys on your own. It could be difficult for an attorney to come forth to your request that you need an attorney - this is only a Q & A... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can someone be charged for a criminal warrant without knowing?

My sister had a warrant for FTA and she is incarcerated and has another charge for a criminal warrant

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Nov 3, 2019

Without knowing what?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: My son is paralyzed and he was laying down in back of his car they found drugs and a handgun..he was not driving.

He does not drive but it is his car.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Sep 3, 2019

Second time, same question

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: My son was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. Drug and a handgun was found in the car,he is on disability...

He is paralyzed from the waist down and two other people were in the car..he does not drive,the drugs and handgun were not his they found the stuff under the seat and in the center. Part of the car

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Sep 3, 2019

There is no question

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: I live in Wyoming can I shoot someone who is breaking into my car

Like would shooting them in the leg fly or would I have to wait to see if they come at me before I can shoot them

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 1, 2017

You can't shoot them (I'm assuming you are not in your car). If you did you need to ask that this be taken down by the website, avoid any questions on social media, and contact an attorney at once.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Wyoming on
Q: How do I file a complaint of conspiracy to get a county board member to quit on a board?

Wyo stay 16-4-408 Penalty

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
answered on Apr 3, 2017

You need to contact a law enforcement officer, or maybe even your state AG's Office to register a complaint. The squeaky wheel gets the attention, so if you are serious about it - then complain in writing (with documented evidence) to every agency you can (DA, AG, local law enforcement, etc.).

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can I press charges when someone who agreed to hold my belongings in their spare space sells it without my consent?

A friend and I had a verbal agreement to store our belongings in a colleague's storage shed and extra bedroom. On 9/06/2016 we were informed the colleague would be vacating the premises, giving us until the end of September to retrieve our belongings. We made arrangements to be there the last... View More

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 22, 2016

Contact the appropriate police agency and file a report. It is up to the prosecutor to file charges, but those facts would indicate criminal conduct.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: How can a adult assault a minor child and not get a felony ?

I understand simple assault between adults. But not a child and adult.

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 18, 2016

It is up to the prosecutor which charges to file. A prosecutor will look at the facts, the elements of a particular offense, and determine whether he has enough evidence to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If not, then he will not file charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: What to plea

Hi.... I am in wyoming and my son was caught with a larger amount of weed and from what I understand more then one baggie he is being charged 2 felonies and one mistamener.... He has his Arraignment tomorrow and his court appointed lawyer really hasn't been much help....What should he plea?? I... View More

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 22, 2016

If he doesn't know how to plead, he should probably plead not guilty. It is generally not wise to plead guilty at the arraignment. If he is not happy with his public defender, he should seek private counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: The age of consent for Wyoming is posted as 16 and 17. However WY Stat § 6-4-303 seems to contradict this.

All website list the legal age of consent for sex at 16 and 17 years of age. The Wyoming sexual abuse laws concur with this. However WY Stat § 6-4-303 seems to infer that it is actually 18 in (b) (ii)???

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 9, 2015

"Child" means a person under the age of eighteen (18) years. That is in (a) (i) from the 2011 statutes. But a simple internet search reveals, on google, this:The age of consent for sex is 16 years old for women, while it is 18 years old for men. Having sex with a minor below the age of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: is he in trouble

Yes. My boyfriend is on probation for unlawful contact (he slapped me on the arm during a argument) terms of his probation is that he sees a counsler and doesn't brake any other law. We got into a heated argument and both said things we didn't mean he theatned to harm me and I left and... View More

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Sep 16, 2015

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: Is property destruction an arrestable offence in Casper at?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 24, 2015

It is most likely classified as criminal mishcief.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: Do I have to testify in an assault charge between my daughter and graddaughter

my granddaughter is a minor charged with hitting her mother in my back yard

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 19, 2015

You witnessed the incident, right? Then yes you have to testify.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: If i have a warrant for a petty crime in iowa but live in wyoming, can i still get a wyoming state identification card?

or will the state of wyoming refuse to set me up with an id? i don't want a state license, just a state id. i messed up on my probation back home just didn't get everything done in time so the state of iowa put out a bench warrant for my arrest in iowa. but i now need to renew my state id... View More

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 17, 2015

With an active warrant for your arrest, you can be arrested at any time, and in any place. That is what you should expect. What you need to do now is hire an attorney in Iowa to address that active warrant. Without doing that, you will be constantly looking over your shoulder.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: Defense witness unable to locate for trial what can I do?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 13, 2015

Speak with your attorney about this. If you do not have one, get one. Perhaps the court will allow a continuance so that the witness can be located and served.

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