Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Is there a timeline on when you can file a motion to suppress evidence

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

Its up to the local rules of the county you are in. Typically you only have thirty days from the arraignment. You should talk to your attorney to make sure your motions are filed in a timely fashion.
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Q: how long after serving amended notice of claim should I wait before filing amended complaint in district court?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Oct 17, 2016

Not clear where you are filing. If it's a case you need to watch your statute of limitations issues. At least get a consult with an attorney.
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Q: Can I sue my school on basis of discrimination?

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 16, 2016

You could. But as a Plaintiff you'll bear the burden to prove your case. Consult with local counsel.
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Q: No attorney will help. Small town. I have called many. No return calls. What next

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 13, 2016

Use this website or other to keep looking for an attorney. There could be many reasons why no one is returning your calls.
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Q: A staff member at the on-profit housing program that I am with, made false accusations against me. Can you please help

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 12, 2016

I would recommend that you consult an attorney to review the case in more detail.
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Q: If my daughter gave a statement to School Police, but did not disclose what actually took place.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Education Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 10, 2016

If you believe a crime has been committed, you can contact the local (not the school) police, or the prosecutors office.
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Q: I was terminated from my job is this legal and or fair

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Oct 10, 2016

It certainly sounds unfair, which does not necessarily make it illegal. I would need more information about the overall situation before answering about the legality. For example, did people get warnings for talking about the boss or for other types of "misbehavior?" Did you know you were being taped? (It is generally illegal in Massachusetts to tape someone without having permission.) Were you talking about how the boss treated employees or other topics related to conditions of your...
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Q: I had a 1977 camaro that was sold without my knowledge because of family disagreement..

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Family Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 10, 2016

There are a lot of facts here. I would suggest that you talk with an attorney to determine if you were ever on title or if you had a contract. it sounds to me that you were not on title and there was no written contract. There may have been an oral contract. It would be a good idea to talk with someone soon, as things seem to change regularly in your situation.
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Q: How can I go about sueing county jail for a correctional officer kissing me

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Answered on Oct 10, 2016

Contact the Oregon Civil Liberties Union. Ask for their prison litigation person; ask them for the names of "cooperating attorneys"They will give you a free consultation. If it was a one off event it may or may not be a case that will get more than the costs associated with bringing it.
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Q: Me and my ex were unmarried and she moved from fl to pr with our newborn w/o my consent. How can i get get my baby back

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2016

If your ex has not been gone for more than 6 months then file a case in FL asap. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: Caught pizza delivery person videoing me at my door. Police said no crime. I say BS! Thoughts, please?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

You say he was videotaping you without your knowledge--so the Police probably thought "how did he know he was being videotaped?"

Guy probably doing it to cover himself as you had filed a complaint.

Perhaps time to change pizza parlours?

It is not a crime to videotape what is viewable from a public area, generally. If you think that's wrong please tell your legislature--workers comp insurance companies have fought for the right to surveil people and significantly...
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Q: A NJ police called my elderly mentally ill mother in NY and threatened her with arrest on false claim against me.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

It is not difficult to make out a claim of probable cause. The complainant simply needs to make an allegation that --if proven true-- would satisfy a conviction under the statute.

You are at risk of a criminal conviction and a. Criminal record. A probable cause hearing is available. But not likely to end the case. I recommend you take this matter seriously and retain a lawyer Who is experienced in the municipal court you have been charged in
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Q: Have been victim of government surveillance in recent past that had led to invasion of privacy, hostile work environment

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 5, 2016

Depends on the nature of the surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union has a guide to freedom of information requests which would be one starting place.Proving it's the government and not a private investigator is a different thing, but FOI requests would be a starting place. Do understand when making website inquiries these are public websites so you don't want to use websites or social media for your research, nor do you want to put any of your facts on public website inquiries.
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Q: Are my civil rights being violated?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 5, 2016

Name calling alone is not a violation, but if a pattern of intimidation exists this may be a sign of harassment. Contact an attorney who handles civil rights matters for a review of your case.
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Q: Lawyer guilty of invasion of privacy?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for West Virginia on
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

Depends on the situation. But frequently surveillance videos are allowed that show other people. Talk to your lawyer if you had one there. The lawyer wouldn't be violating anything if the Court allowed it.
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Q: My son is suing me and I don't know the reasons I haven't been served as yet How long can my son has to sued me for

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

If your son has filed a lawsuit against you; the next step is that he must serve it on you. He has the option to have the Sheriff attempt service. Which is why the Sheriff has probably been to your home. To answer your other question...if it is just the initial stages of the lawsuit, then no, you can't be arrested. You can only be arrested for a crime or for violating a court order and if you are held in contempt.
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Q: my dui case for weed was dismissed i wasnt guilty and did each field test twice, can i sue the city or county ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 1, 2016

Police officers generally have qualified immunity from lawsuits in the performance of their duties. Contact a personal injury or civil rights attorney if you wish, but don't be surprised if you are told there is nothing you can do.
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Q: I have a husband that is a severe alcoholic, ive done all I can do. Can I get a court order for rehab?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Family Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 30, 2016

In order for a court to issue an order, it must have jurisdiction. For example, if your husband had pending charges or was on probation, a court could possibly order rehab. Courts do not typically get involved in individuals' bad life choices. Your husband needs to be assessed and evaluated by an addictions counselor. The rest is most likely up to him and his support system.
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Q: I once signed up for a credit card with Wells Fargo and apparently signed away my right to sue them until the end of tim

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

If you don't have a mortgage agreement I see no need to worry if they in theory have one. All your business with them is done.
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Q: Is it negligence or malpractice when a health provider refuses to give you medical care

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

It isn't required that they treat you. . Did you ask them for pain medication? Doctors these days are twitchy about people who ask for pain medication. k

However, the ACA and medical records act require they provide you with your records. If they have an attitude, if they are part of a larger organization--a hopital network for instance--the records will be electronically kept & they have to give you a copy. If you say you don't want paper, you want it on a disc, they can only charge...
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