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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Hi, my fiancé was pulled over for a sticker on the back of his truck which says “#teamfuckit” which is our mudd riding

Group name. The cop then said that the sticker offends him and we need to remove it. Or every time he sees the sticker he will pull him over and give him a ticket. Is this sticker illegal?? Chalmette, Louisiana.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 13, 2019

Not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I was stopped for a headlight, get arressted for no drivers liscene, thet are releasing the truck to my dad who is not

Present, i refused consent to search i go to jail, cops wait on my dad when he gets there tell him they believe there is narcotics in the truck if he gets in the truck he can be charged can they search dad said yes ,the get between the seats in a sunglass case closed find meth and charged me is... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Dec 12, 2019

I'm sorry for your troubles. Be sure to explain the reason the police stopped you in the first place to your lawyer, that may be the best place to start. Once a person is arrested the police can have your vehicle towed and perform an inventory search but that does not mean they met the requirements... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Oregon on
Q: how can i find a lawyer to talk to about defamation in workplace, discrimination and harassment occurred within 7 mos

too many to list, but pertains to inaccurate fmla hours calculated, false notations and accusatory notes, ada accommodations after fmla exhausted, discrimination, 2 month delay plus in begining interactive process, continueal repeatitive documented denial of accommodation without undue hardship and... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Dec 12, 2019

You should consult an employment attorney related to potential violations of the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Defamation claims are state-law specific, subject to limitations imposed by rights contained in the First Amendment. You should narrow your focus to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I am trying to determine what type of lawyer I would need to discuss a situation of a harassing neighbor

The issue is they yell very offensive things to all of our guests when they come and go, and yell at our children when they are playing outside. There is no physical abuse.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 12, 2019

Your question is too vague regarding the word "harassing". I suggest you post a new inquiry with a very short summary of the wrongdoing you are complaining of (up to about 4 or 5 sentences). In any event, if the "harassing" that you complain of falls under a category of wrongdoing that a Court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Virginia on
Q: Hey, so my friend is 19 and is moving out soon. But his dad is stealing and breaking his stuff. Is this legal or illegal

Ik it seems like a silly question but better to be safe than sorry

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2019

I'm sorry for your friend's ordeal. Unless the possessions are very valuable, he is probably better off just getting stuff out for safekeeping as quickly as possible before further damage instead of losing time from work or school in court. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I was stopped for a headlight, get arressted for no drivers liscene, thet are releasing the truck to my dad who is not

Present, i refused consent to search i go to jail, cops wait on my dad when he gets there tell him they believe there is narcotics in the truck if he gets in the truck he can be charged can they search dad said yes ,the get between the seats in a sunglass case closed find meth and charged me is... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 12, 2019

They could have searched without your consent as soon as you were arrested.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: Can you help me to locate an attorney to represent myself or my family members in the opiate epidemic class action?

I am seeking compensation against the manufacturers of hydrocodone for reimbursement for my family in paying for extended rehabilitation efforts following opiate addiction.

Deena L. Buchanan
Deena L. Buchanan answered on Dec 12, 2019

Yes, there are lawyers taking these cases. You can contact any of us who practice in the area of personal injury, particularly those who advertise experience in class action or pharmaceutical litigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: What can charge someone with who has been trying to ruin my reputation and constantly threatens me?

An exfriend has been going around my university telling people bad things about me and a friend and always tell people how she wants to fight...etc. A recent event just happened between us when people were telling us the lies she said about us. The girl had people literally hating us until they... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

Stay away from her and leave her alone. Print any evidence of her hate campaign and file a complaint with your university police

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer do i need for police brutality? Can i use a lawyer from a different county?

My husband was beat almost to death by 3 off duty cops and threatened with his life and our families. We fear for our lives in pursuing this matter but feel like we have to because my husband is not the first person this has happened too. It is not in California City, CA but we're to afraid to... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 9, 2019

Look for a civil rights attorney in Los Angeles County. Go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website and use their Lawyer Referral Service. There are some outstanding civil rights lawyers there. One in particular you might contact is Dale Galipo. He has had some great successes in police... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law on
Q: Are there instances when a person has no criminal liability, but has civil liability?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

Yes. There are high-profile examples where defendants were acquitted of murder charges in criminal trials, but then members of the victim's family brought wrongful death actions against them. Wrongful death is a civil cause of action. There are lesser-known examples, such as environmental statutes... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: How can I stop an old house guest from causing trouble?

I had a house guest that used to live with me but my landlord kicked her out because she was causing trouble among the neighbors and overstayed her welcome. Now she's mad and wants revenge. She isn't allowed on the property anymore but she was recently seen with a police writing all of our license... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Dec 9, 2019

Thanks for your question and I am sorry for your troubles.

Once a person has been warned that they are no longer welcome on property they can be prosecuted for criminal trespass so you may want to consider calling the authorities if she shows up again. If she has made threats to cause...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Wife has been clean from drugs lost child at young age and judge doesnt let her even try to fight for her she has right?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 9, 2019

The question is vague. She would be wise to hire local counsel to determine her best course of action.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I'm 23 years old, my mother has guardianship over me as an adult, she made me move out and doesn't take care of me.

My guardian is my mother, she's the only person listed on my guardianship papers, she made me move out of her house and into my fathers house, I believe she isn't doing her duties as my guardian anymore because she doesn't take care of me and hardly checks on me, My father is never at home because... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Dec 9, 2019

You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. Also, if you have a case worker at all you may want to discuss this with that person and see what they suggest. Without knowing the facts of your case in detail it’s... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: If found guilty of public affray but with no relation between the other individual can you still carry a firearm. In NM
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 9, 2019

Since the location on this question is a city in Texas, it is only likely to be seen by attorneys in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, or Austin... If you are asking about New Mexico law, you need an answer from an attorney somewhere like Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, or Roswell.

You...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: How do I prove that police tampered with evidence

It seems all things in my defense and truthful, on the police video and audio, somehow one way or another doesn't show,one moment it's clear then another it's totally silent ,then another staticy, and ironically at the times it's in my favor.so it makes me look bad, it's not fair and it's... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 9, 2019

It’s unclear what you are charged with or what the video is supposed to depict. You need to be represented if you are charged with a crime. Get an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Q: My fiance has a 2nd degree Assault warrant from a year ago when I called the police. We are still together. What to do?

We still live happily together with no problems after. What should we do to get rid of the warrant

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Dec 8, 2019

Hire a lawyer for your girlfriend because that’s the only way to deal with a warrant short of her simply walking into the police station and being arrested. Maybe the warrant can be recalled, maybe the prosecutor will drop the case if the lawyer can persuade them to, but regardless, she needs a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can an investigator be held accountable for perjury if his affidavit of support is heavily relying on the falsehood?

The falsehood was a flat out lie that I had no business at the courthouse on day in question. That my sole intention was to be there to harass and intimidate a person who has a protective order on me. There can't honestly be a valid reason he didn't know that I was the petitioner and the other was... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Dec 7, 2019

It wouldn't be perjury, but it could be considered prosecutorial misconduct. The reality is that there is very little that can be done about these types of misrepresentations. It would just be passed off as a "reasonable belief" based on the informations and evidence they had at the time. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can I not let a housekeeper in room if I don't want service

I work nights and sleep days. Been here 9 months plus. Have let them in in the past. Nothing wrong want to be left alone to sleep

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 7, 2019

You've not indicated anything about your living arrangement, i.e., is it a hotel, motel, apartment, or room in someone's residence. Without knowing more, it's impossible to answer your question. I suggest you report or edit your post if possible.

Q: Does what the attorney general said recently count as a general threat to public safety and if so can anything be done?

Bar said something along the lines of that people who don’t “support and respect” the cops “might find themselves without the police protection they need.” This was all framed in a context of political decent.

For our attorney general to say that feels like a threat especially... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

What the Attorney General said was both inappropriate and highly improper, in my opinion. What you can do is make your voice heard in the ballot box next November at the next presidential election by choosing a candidate who will not keep this particular attorney general in his position. The only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: Can an employer hire you as a 1:1 instructional aide and assign you to do the work of a behavioral aide?

The pay is the same and both are classified positions in public schools. However, the job descriptions have a bit of overlap but are mostly different and the behavioral aide role requires specific training, skills, and direct communication with behavioral specialists among others. Is it legal to... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

I suggest that you talk to a manager in your Human Resources (HD) department and explain your situation. Since you are working for a public entity (although you have not indicated whether you are in permanent status yet), you should be able to consult with HR about your specific position and its... Read more »

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