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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Idaho on
Q: Police harassment file a civil lawsuit and sue for damages

I was pulled over on a highly bs traffic stop. So much so that my case is being dropped. The reason I was pulled over was because I was from oregon in idaho late at night. I've had several people comment on the fact that they were disappointed that they didn't find more Marijuana because... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

The question, the ONLY question is . . . did the officer have a "reasonable suspicion" that the driver of the car (son) had done something that the officer could give him a citation for? If the answer to that question is "yeah, the cop said my son was speeding but he never even gave... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: If I got pulled over in idaho for speeding but never got ticket for speeding but got poss of paraphernalia is that legal
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

This is a good time to learn about Idaho and the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution. A police officer has been endowed with a limited amount of discretion. He is not required to ticket someone for the "reasonable suspicion" reason that he pulled him over for, but he should if he wants... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: What rights does the school have to call my child’s doctor to ask information about appointments, missed appointments

My child is on home hospital due to him being sick a lot. I found out that the school called my sons doctor questioning the home health reason and asked when his appointment was and the doctor openly told them that we decided that it may be beneficial for my son to see a therapist the doctor openly... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 26, 2023

None whatsoever. Absolutely none.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: As a 20-year-old Christian, if I am at the age of 20 and the age of majority in Alabama is 19, then what would happen i

As a 20-year-old Christian, if I am at the age of 20 and the age of majority in Alabama is 19, then what would happen if I moved to Mississippi, in which the age of majority is 21? Will I turn back into a boy in that state?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 26, 2023

The age of majority is governed by the law of the state with the most significant relationship to the contract or transaction in question. Your place of residence at the time of the contract or transaction will be a meaningful contact in that analysis.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Do they need to present search warrant before entering home

They raided a resident due to vehicle being insured with house but the person of interest lived elsewhere. From the warrant as they insisted, a control buy was conducted at a resident that’s in person of interest name but never searched and they went somewhere else. Never presented warrant prior... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

No, they do not need to present search warrant prior to entry; especially in a raid situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: I did not accept my plea and requested a jury trial for CSC charges. The judge refused a jury trial and charged me.

The judge charged me with what the plea was, then told me in open court that I was very naive. Is it legal for him to refuse a jury trial?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

You should have a lawyer. From how you phrase the question, there has to be a misunderstanding of what's going on somewhere and you would benefit greatly from a lawyer's explanation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I need a civil rights lawyer in Indiana to help with violation of civil rights and human rights being violated

Husband has many of his rights being violated including;

#2- freedom from discrimination

#3- right to life and safety

#5- freedom from torture and inhumane treatment-- not even anything but one little blanket during the Sub-Zero degrees no heat and there was snow on his bed.... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jan 26, 2023

There doesn't appear to be question posed, but the issues you are raising are issues that need to be discussed with an attorney actually handling the case.

If you husband has an attorney (retained or appointed) these are issues that need to be discussed with that attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Drafting Laws in Texas

In Texas . If your child lives within the parents household and doesn't have a stable income they can get drafted for 1 to 2 years. Is this true?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The United States armed forces currently are not drafting anyone. It has been an all volunteer force for more than 40 years. It is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Denied access to my home for medical by police in Texas. Which of my rights have been violated. Lost rt ft. To infection

Left home in fear for my life. Wife very abusive. I needed to get into home for wound care on my amputations of my toes. No orders on me at that time. Police told me to leave, I has to live in jeep, infection set in on rt ft. Lack of wound care. Lost limb was outcome from wife lying to police. My... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 25, 2023

If your wife’s assault proximately caused the injury to your foot that resulted in the infection, you may be able to sue her for battery and recover your past and future medical expenses as well as any past and future lost earning capacity.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: I've been residing at a hotel for over 45 days, locked out several times. Any protection on my behalf from police

Hotel deployable, needs code enforcement. No water after midnight, living with rats and roaches. Smoke alarm in all rooms don't work, most ac units are busted from outside the rooms. Locks on doors are being held up with scotch tape, not secured

Families are living here, including me... Read more »

Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Unlikely that this is a criminal matter. I would suggest contacting code enforcement department in the county where the facility is. They may need a complaint in order to investigate. I hope this helps.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: What is the statue of limiting on small claims in Florida,Lee County

1. Via violations of my civil rights by not following state statue 720.350 by golf club masters board and attorney advising them to do so.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Probably four years. See Florida Statute 95.11(3)(f). But you have cited the wrong statute; there is no Florida Statute 720.350. You really need to consult with an attorney for this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: What is the statue of limiting on small claims in Florida,Lee County

1. Via violations of my civil rights by not following state statue 720.350 by golf club masters board and attorney advising them to do so.

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Do you mean Fla. Stat. 720.305? There is no 720.350. The statute of limitations on a claim against a homeowners association for breach of contract is five years. There is not enough information to determine if your civil rights have been violated because you can waive your civil rights by... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: If someone falls a false police report on you can they turn around and do it again in the same county

I was charged with a domestic that I did not do can that be overturned in the state of Tennessee and can she file another report of the same kind of incident in the same county

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Yes, of course she can. While it is frustrating to be the subject of false reports, the police are not going to assume one report is false just because a previous one was. After all, doing so would be tantamount to concluding that a person who lied in one report couldn't possibly be the victim... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Colorado on
Q: I believe evidence was withheld from me culminating in entering a plea agreement under duress. What can I do about this?

I never saw the photos of evidence sized or the police body worn camera footage before entering into this plea agreement. Also I was able to view the body camera footage three days before my sentence was handed down and the acting DA never returned my lawyers phone calls and messages. The original... Read more »

Sean Maye
Sean Maye
answered on Jan 24, 2023

First and foremost, if you did not see essential evidence/videos prior to your plea agreement and you would not have accepted the plea agreement if you had viewed the essential evidence/videos, that is certainly grounds for withdrawing your plea. The practical effect of this is that the case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations for suing for violation of civil.rights?

Maliciously prosecuted by the catholic church and a priest and his lying church member.

Prosecuted with no evidence.

Found not guilty. cruel. they lied. I have proof.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Yes, the statute of limitations for your action is 2 years from the date of your injury.

You should immediately consult a good civil rights lawyer to make sure you don't miss the deadline to file your lawsuit. In your case, the date the statute of limitations began running is complicated.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for South Carolina on
Q: Hi, what would be the most common reason for this? I never resisted or assaulted anyone, I'm completely unknowledgable

I don't understand why I would be served this?

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Jan 23, 2023

More information is needed to answer your question. What were you served with, an arrest warrant, a subpoena, a civil lawsuit for damages?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: How is a woman on probation expected to defend herself from an attacker if she can’t even carry mase.

Has there ever been a lawsuit against the city/state/PD for a death that could have been prevented had she been able to carry a self defense tool?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jan 22, 2023

Unless the terms of your probation specifically prohibit you from carrying pepper spray (mace), there is no legal reason why you cannot carry it as a deterrent for your personal safety. If you do a simple Google search for mace, you will find several inexpensive kinds you can keep in your purse or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about getting my son back. I was lied about in civil court and had a protective order placed against me

This came after I threatened my ex to have my son's mouth fixed because he had a mouthful of bad teeth. She took him from Utah to Colorado and left him with his half sister whom he had never met and she filed for emergency guardianship due to neglect. All of which was taking place without my... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 21, 2023

I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner. I hope your son is with you now.

If he is not, you need to talk to a family law attorney in the state where he currently is about what you need to do to get that state to enforce the order of this Court.

If he is in Arizona,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: What can I do about the fact that my county has no law library in the Hood county jail or online.This is not acceptable.
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Jails are not required to have law libraries. But prisoners must have reasonable access to legal materials.

If you do not have reasonable access to legal materials, you can file a lawsuit. Some non-profit organizations who promote prisoner’s rights may be willing to help fund such...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Real Estate Law on
Q: Can an HOA be sued in Federal Court?

My HOA states I'm in violation of the HOA rules and assessed a $200 fine. I requested to see their evidence. I requested the name(s), dates and person(s) who conducted their investigation to make this determination. I told them I have evidence to prove I didn't violate but it's their... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 21, 2023

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best on state-specific law about HOAs, but your question remains open for two weeks. To have jurisdiction in federal court, you generally need either a question of federal law, or diversity jurisdiction (which carries with it a monetary threshold). An attorney... Read more »

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