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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on

Q: Four inmates beat my son in his sleep, and the guards were aware of what these inmates were doing to my son.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Contact the Texas Civil Liberties Union; ask for the Prison Litigation unit; ask them for the names of "cooperating attorneys " in the county where it happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on

Q: I had shingles and my manager went and told the whole staff and the manager across the street

When the manager across the street came in to grab something she let everyone know what was going on and there was a customer in the bathroom

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

I assume you are asking if there is a suit. You may have a claim for hostile work environment but this is very tricky-contact a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on

Q: If a child is drugged and raped by foster parent and neglected ignored and overlooked by child protection services and

My name is Daniel Huertas and I really need your help for the past 20 plus years the Cherokee county Georgia courts and CPS have violated neglected and ignored my rights Not only am I a sexual abuse surviver drugged and sexually abused by a Cherokee county Georgia foster parent Sherri Jo Wilkes in... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

You have a case but you also have a statute of limitations issue. Contact the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn and ask for the names of attorneys who have or are handling priest abuse cases.

They know the exceptions to statute of limitations but suing the state is always an issue because of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Indiana on

Q: Lawyer is quiting in middle of lawsuit. Stated his reasons which I think are just try to cover for a violation of confid

I have to go to deposition in December. Confidentiality. By giving opposing lawyer acsses to my medical records.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Opposing lawyer is entitled to access to your records if you are making an injury claim. You need to ask your attorney's assistance in finding a lawyer. He has to file a motion to have the Court allow him out unless you already consented.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes on

Q: if an american is victim of terrorism abroad, also national of terrorist country does he have right to fbi protection

and does the us emassy hav right to decline protection investigation fbi aledging hes submitted to jurisd of that terrorist gov despite the american has exhausted domestic remedies justice in terrorist c.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

FBI does not act abroad.

FBI does not provide protection.

Embassy is not required to investigate items such as this.

If you are in that country it might make sense to relocate.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on

Q: is it against the law for the plaintiff's attorney in youth Court to take hearsay & lies & put it in the legal document

& file it with the court?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This is something you must consult with a Mississippi attorney about, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if someone deliberately includes false information in court documents, knowing it to be false and knowing the court will rely on it, that could be a form of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: My son was singled out and forced to take a breathalyzer at a school football game. Is this legal?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 24, 2019

Eithout knoeing the whole story., background and hitory, It is impossible to answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on

Q: What case log can a inmate use to get a sentence modification if a judge said a different sentence from his release dat

The judge sentenced my boyfriend to 3 years do 18 months if he doesn't get into the drug program, which he didn't. But his release date has the full 3 years and the court told him he needs to file a modification. He needs to know what proper case logs he could use to put in his modification.

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 23, 2019

case log or case law?

Without knowing the facts and circumstances, there are hundreds of books of case law and it is impossible to identify any in particular

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Arizona on

Q: I need to know what can I do my ex friend has done slander, threats, releasing my medical history, cyber harassing me

I have evidence and videos with proof of her saying all of this

Peter H. Westby answered on Aug 22, 2019

You have several options ranging from obtaining an order of protection against harassment to filing a civil lawsuit. I recommend that you speak with an attorney to learn your legal rights and best options. When your attorney knows the facts, he or she will be able to assist you in selecting the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Nebraska on

Q: How can I get the property the police listed as in "safekeeping" while I am still going to court on the charges.

The warrant was for drugs. The place of the search was a house, all outbuildings at the address, and vehicles under the control of my co-defendant. My name was not listed on the warrant and I was staying in a camper behind the house. When the police came I exited the camper and said they could not... Read more »

Julie Fowler answered on Aug 21, 2019

Evidence can generally be kept by law enforcement until the time of sentencing even if the property belongs to other than the defendant.

If a motion to suppress has already been heard and denied, then a subsequent motion to suppress regarding the same issue/evidence is more often a motion...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on

Q: If I have parent consent, can i move out at 17?

I am starting college in January, but will be 17. The school is 45mins to an hour away so we are looking for my own place or a roommate who is 18+. Will my parents get introuble if they consent to it?

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 21, 2019

Until you are 18, you have to live where your parents say. If that's on a college campus or near the college and they are saying you can live there then there shouldn't be any issues. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: Through documented police and prosecutors (State and Federal) misconduct I spend 10.5 years in a Pretrial incarceration

Do I file a civil complaint against the police officer, the Deputy District Attorney, the DA's office the Federal prosecutor, the US Justice department or all the above? Violations of my civil rights were confirmed by a US District judge in the criminal phase of my case. At the end all (State and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 21, 2019

You need to find a really good civil rights lawyer right away. If the case is a righteous one, most good civil rights firms should be interested. I'm not familiar with good civil rights lawyers in the Fresno area, so I suggest that you contact the Fresno County Bar Association and ask for their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Michigan on

Q: Can winning a civil case be used to overturn a criminal conviction?

Can a civil case win be introduced as new evidence in a criminal case and get a conviction overturned?

Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 20, 2019

Good question! But no, a civil and criminal are two different tracks. The main reason being is the vastly different burden of proof. In criminal matters, you are dealing with "beyond a reasonable doubt", which is like 90% certainty. In civil matters, you are most often dealing with preponderance of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on

Q: My wife got arrested on FTA 8/7/19. Her Attorney admitted that he was at fault. Why would they still have her jailed?

Her attorney told us both on 8/5/19 her next court dates were 9/9/16 & 9/16/19, we were meeting her attorney on Friday the 9th to go over her evidence. The night before the bondsman showed up to arrest her for the FTA. It's kinda confusing, he didn't arrest her, I called her attorney at home and he... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 20, 2019

How many times snd how many ways fo you want to ask the same question

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Tennessee on

Q: I have a tenant that has not paid rent in three months she finally moved out and moved to Tennessee house with Maine.

She fluttered part of the house damaged walls ceiling and doors. Good luck at state so I couldn’t feel her I think the collection agency after her and she refuses to pay. What are my options to get the money she owes over six grand? Can I sue her and Tennessee myself or should I let the credit... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 20, 2019

You might file a Sessions suit for the Lease Breach by not paying, if you know how to serve her. If you get a Tennessee Judgment for the Rent owing, you can file it as a Judgment Lien in whatever County in Maine she lives in. I do not know how many years the Lien will be good for, but this may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights and Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can someone please explain la civil code 199 to me

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

It means adopted kid can inherit from both adopted family and bio family.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Tennessee on

Q: I have a tenant that has not paid rent in three months she finally moved out and moved to Tennessee house with Maine.

She floored part of the house damaged walls ceiling and doors. Then left the state so I couldn’t sue her. I hire a collection agency to finder her. She is refuses to pay. What are my options to get the money she owes over six grand? Can I sue her in Tennessee myself what are the rule there or... Read more »

Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 20, 2019

What does the lease say about damages or venue? Your question is also confusing - did she lease property in Tennessee and move to Maine, or the other way? Typically, you sue the person where they leased the property but you will need to serve her with the lawsuit where she lives now. Here in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Michigan on

Q: Can winning a civil case be used to overturn a criminal conviction?

Can a civil case win be introduced as new evidence in a criminal case and get a conviction overturned?

Daniel Hilf answered on Aug 20, 2019

Depending upon the facts and circumstances, it could potentially form the basis for appellate relief (if an appeal is still available) or a motion for relief from judgment. You should consult with an appellate lawyer to see what, if any, potential grounds for relief are available.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oregon on

Q: Im needing help with a few civil issues.

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2019

More details would be needed here for an attorney to respond - at least some basic information about the type of matter involved. Or if it is something you don't wish to post on a public forum, you could contact attorneys in your area directly. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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