Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Can I video tape an officer who has stopped me

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

The short answer is yes.
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Q: Can the police enter your home looking for someone that is not on your lease with a warrant for them by breaking it in

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

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 whether there was probable cause to believe that the person lived at your residence.
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Q: Under what circumstances can a police officer require a drug test and can i refuse one in the state of WI

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

Police officers cannot impose drug tests unless there is a court order.
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Q: Can a local police dept. eavesdrop on a citizen's wi-fi signal, eavesdrop and act on the gleaned information ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

The law requires a warrant first.
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Q: Is it legal to make a song about killing the president?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Election Law and Federal Crimes for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

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 categories.
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Q: Can you Carry A karambit knife with a 3.5" blade and a 4" handle total of 7.5" long around in WI? Im not 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

The short answer is yes. But you will need a permit if you want to conceal it. I should add that I am unaware of any current permit procedure for knifes. So you can only openly carry it at present. You also have to avoid certain places, like schools.
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Q: Can a family member compel me to share a recording of a private conversation with a now deceased family member?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

Maybe. If the recording concerns the estate, it is probably discoverable. If not, then probably not. You can have the judge review the recording in camera (that means outside the presence of the parties to the case). That will solve the embarrassment concerns you have.
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Q: Can a police officer hold a charge against you to make you be an informant

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

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.
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Q: A police officer at my school asked me for my phone, I gave it to him not I'm trying to get it back how do I get it back

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

You should file a petition for the return of property with the local circuit court. There is no filing fee for this type of action.
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Q: How many days eviction notice do my roommates need to give me if I'm not on the lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

You are a tenant at-will. That means that your tenancy may be terminated upon proper notice. 3 days is not proper notice. It also sounds like you are a sub-leaser. Most lease agreements prohibit sub-leasing without notice to the landlord. So the other tenants would have a difficult time suing you for violating a contract that they are also violating.
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Q: Is it true, that states requiring licenses', inspections, etc, is a violation of a constitutional right? I.e the 5th

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

No, but this is an urban legend that has been going around for literally decades. The people telling you these things don't know what they are talking about and you can get into real trouble by listening to them. Your best bet when dealing with people like this is to just smile and nod and change the subject. If you try to debate the issue, the next thing they will tell you it isn't a real court if the flag has gold fringe. From there you get the bit about how the Illuminati and the...
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Q: If a child is almost 18 are there laws protecting her as far as what her parents are trying to make her do?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

Generally minors have to obey their parents rules when it comes to dating.
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Q: im a 15 year old male my girlfriend is turning 18 in 8 months when she turns 18 can i still be with her fyi i live in oh

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

It will be illegal for her to engage in sexual activities with you until you hit 16, but there is no law against being together.
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Q: if I did a quit claim for refinancing to my exhusband and the house got sold. Am I able to have any rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

What kind of rights? Are you facing a divorce proceeding? Community property rights are not per se reflective of the name on title of a community property home.

See: http://www.aeesq.com/divorce-attorney/community-property-2/

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my...
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Q: Am I protected under the 14 amendment right 2 travel driving w out a driver's license in the state of CA. I have been

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

To drive a car on public roads, you're required to have a state issued driver's license. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce...
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Q: Do you have a constitutional right to travel in your own personal vehicle without a driver's license?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

Travel in: Yes.

Drive: No.
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Q: Let's say I was sexual abused as a child but the person who abused me was also a child but older than me.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Apr 23, 2017

I don't know what a long time ago means? Why not go to a police station near where the incident happened and ask a detective who works on cold cases? If the crime is still able to be prosecuted they will jump on it. They may even refer you to the attorney general if other persons were harmed. You may be able to help other victims even if your case is too cold.

As far as civil lawsuits if the sexual harassment had been at a workplace you would have up to 3 years to sue in a state trial...
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Q: I was arrested last Friday with a bond of 10000 I needed 1000 to bond out my mother brought the money to sheriff office

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 22, 2017

There r no remedies for this issue. If you want someone out of jail, u have to be prepared to follow their procedures to get it.
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Q: hello? my section 8 voucher got denied even though i am an eligible non citizen

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Washington on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

Your question can not be answered because you have offered no facts.
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Q: Can the feel of what keeps me physically disabled, be classified as violation of the 5th and 14th Amendment.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

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