Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Is it legal for a court to not have any working phone lines? Asking for grounds for a law suit.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Be careful.

That sounds like a typical scam.

Read up on them,

There cannot be a contempt of court without a judgment

Q: I was pulled over for DUI on June 29th my court date is not until November 7th that is arraignment on August 22nd for su

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer's answer
If you are not getting the level of representation you want you should consider hiring private counsel.

Q: kids are 19, 20 and 21 can I file a civil suit for unpaid support? I’ve never received his taxes due to him not filing.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law and Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If you have a child support order, you don't need to file a new suit; collect the CS order. If you have proof that he owns the business and vehicles, and he lied about it under oath, he can be prosecuted for perjury, and you can perhaps, once you prove it, get a writ of attachment.

Q: How long ussually a case take after fillings

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Peter Briskin's answer
This is a very difficult question to answer. Duration of the litigation process varies from case to case. It depends on a number of factors including how many parties are involved in the lawsuit, the complexity of the issues involved, The cooperation of counsel for the parties as well as the county the case is venued in, among other things. In certain situations there may be a preference that is applicable depending on the plaintiff which would accelerate the time for trial once discovery...

Q: I have a question about selling a house in south New Jersey

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Jay Schmerler's answer
You will need to speak with an attorney and have that person review the contract in order to answer your question.

Q: Search warrant affadavit required to be filed in clerks office before executed?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
No. Return has to be made to ombudsman but it does not become public for quite some time, if at all.

Q: Can an officer arrest my girlfriend without having the warrant and not reading her maranda rights at all?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Andrew Bennett's answer
It's not an absolute that he have a copy of the warrant when he arrests her, he needs to have a good faith basis there is a warrant. If he arrested her and there was no warrant then he opens himself and the department to a law suit. An officer does not have to read a person their constitutional rights when arresting the person, unless they are asking questions other than name, dob, address, etc. But if he asked her questions that would be considered custodial interrogation then he must read...

Q: Is this a possible law suit and a violation of my civil rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No, although calling someone a liar can under certain circumstances be the basis of a defamation suit, I don't really think you have grounds to sue.

Q: Walmart is searching customers after they've paid, as they try to leave the store.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Iowa on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Here is a law review article from 2009 discussing this issue

Q: How can this happen?? 26 yr old husband arrested on juvenile warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer
People are charged with contempt when they fail to comply with a court order. The court can give you info on exactly why he’s being charged with contempt.

Q: Boss had me move to work for him. Gave me free rent. Worried he will fire me and won't have a place to live.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
Unfortunately, you have fewer protections as an employee in these situations:

He could evict in 24 hours, or at least has to wait 24 hours before he files. Most courts take a couple weeks before you get to your first hearing, so you would have a little time.

Q: How does the child support collection agency that operates under the executive branch magically become judicial ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Boy do you have no clue how this process works. Get ready for jail. Ignore them at your peril.

Q: I went to court for a traffic arraignment and my handcuff key was taken and they refused to return it

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You should request the return of the key in writing. It could be a civil rights violation.

Q: Can a city ordinance officer walk on my lawn and look over my privacy fence into the back yard to give me tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Brent T. Geers' answer
Your first call should be to the city's housing or code enforcement office, or whatever it's called where you live. Generally, I think a court would determine this officer's actions permissible. I doubt you'll get out of all this with a bare claim that he's trespassing.

Q: Can I put up a taller fence in my yard for privacy?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
You will need to check with your HOA and your City Development Department for the codes on fences.

Q: If i was not afforded the rights for Texas CCP Article 15.17 until 30 days after my arrest, what is the remedy?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Talk with the attorney representing you on your criminal case, but what exactly were the circumstances you are objecting to? Do you believe your case has been prejudiced by what occurred? Good luck.

Q: My fiance s missing for 14 days upon abduction or run away the whole ordeal cop has falsified 5150 impounded my truck go

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

i assume the 5150 3 day mental hold was for you?

under no circumstances should you talk to anyone without the guidance of a criminal lawyer

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