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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What can I do to legally move out at the age of 17?

Im trying to move out due to personal reasons, and in pretty sure u can move out at 17 but idk what all i have to do

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

Nothing. You are a minor until 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Construction Law for California on
Q: im not a contractor .i exercise myright to work as a handyman,25 yrexp. is it acrime

entrapment case.by state board.i advrtise as a handy man.i work for priate sector.i choose its my right not to work for goverment entity....i have recently won a case on advertising.and have case pending on appeal for contracting. i have a new case in monterey.for contracting. i just read a ruling... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 14, 2020

Sounds like you should take the Bar Exam. You can be a handyman without a contractor's license so long as you do not charge more than $600.00 for work you do on a property during a 12 month period. Too many "handymen" were stitching together jobs of $600 or less into substantial... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Q: I was arrested on charges of harrasment and disorderly conduct based off of witness statements.

I feel there was no reasonable cause for an arrest to be made. The statements were false and I did not bother anyone in the building. The charges were dissmised in the interest of Justice. I am wondering if I have a potential case to sue for damages, economic losses, and non economic losses?

Donald C Eby
Donald C Eby answered on Jul 14, 2020

Potentially yes. These cases can be difficult. So you should consult with an attorney to discuss the facts, the law, your rights, remedies, potential outcomes, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Does the defendant need permission from the prosecutor to have witnesses? Do they have any say in who it can & cant be?

If the prosecutor doesn't want the defendant to bring any witnesses will that have any affect?

Nancy E.S. Calloway
Nancy E.S. Calloway answered on Jul 14, 2020

There is a time and a place to bring witnesses. The prosecutor does not have a say in it. Witnesses are normally not called unless a contested motion or trial is scheduled. A prosecutor may say it is not a hearing in which witnesses would be heard. For example, if the hearing is an arraignment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Is it ok for a doctors office to send me home because I had trouble breathing with a mask on? Theynow won’t see me
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 14, 2020

I'm sorry this happened to you. It's difficult to comment on the matter without knowing more about the basis for the doctor's actions. However, as a general rule (subject to exceptions), a doctor can decline treatment, unless the relationship is government by third-party contractual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: Did the police legally search my car?

I was pulled over tonight and the officer said he wanted to administer a sobriety test based on the fact that my pupils appeared to be dilated. I informed him I was taking prescription medication yet he gave me the test anyway, told me I didn’t “really” pass and said that was probable cause... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jul 13, 2020

Here is the thing, prescription drugs can make you illegale to drive if you ate under the influence. Whether or not he had probable cause to believe you have controlled substances is certainly arguable. If you appeared impaired and admitted to taking medications one could certainly argue he had... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: You My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out .

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My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out . Animal control kept them for 2 months with my only option being to wait for court and the judges decision... court finslly came and i asked the judge and the ASA told the judge i was... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 13, 2020

You will have to sue Animal Control for violating your civil rights. Talk to a civil rights attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Police raided my house and refuse to show me a warrant or give me a copy of it, can I sue?

The police raided my house but refused to give me a warrant and still refuse to give me a copy of a warrant, they broke my furniture and when showed only a picture of the warrant they had crossed out an address and put mine on top of it, can I sue for damages and not showing me a warrant upon... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 13, 2020

Contact a good civil rights lawyer right away. There are many very good ones in Los Angeles County, and several in and around your immediate area. Law enforcement officers are under so much scrutiny now. You will want to act while the evidence is fresh and witnesses still have a good memory of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I have not received any notice of hearing or procedures for divorce decree where my wife of 40years has divorced us

Divorced us in secret from me. I heard finalized March 26th 2020in Clay county of Minnesota. What can be done about no notice on divorce decree? Can I challenge judgment so I can have input into 40years of my life where I am a victim of domestic violence abuse against men by battered husband... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Jul 11, 2020

You say you are homeless. If she did not know how to find you to have you served, she could have served you by publication notice in a newspaper.

Call the Clay County, MN circuit clerk's office. Ask for a copy of your file. Have it emailed to you. See if there is anything you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Its is a felony to wear a mask. Knowing it conceals a persons identity?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 11, 2020

No. So long as the mask wearer is not engaged in any criminal activity.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Does an officer have to have a provable reason to pull u over

Case Description: So I had been driving home from getting my daughter and got lit up by a sheriff. I was about 100 yards from my driveway so I made the decision of not stopping right away and continuing to my driveway so my car wouldn’t possibly get towed and my daughter would have to be stuck in... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Jul 11, 2020

They don't have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed an infraction or something to pull you over. But there has to be a reason that they can explain and have some testimony towards the reason(s). For example, he could be saying I saw that this vehicle was traveling over the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: Is there a law that allows me to protect myself against state-mandated threat of infection to my life and my child’s?

Thanks in advance for your time.

I have an 8 year old daughter. Her mother and her partner are reckless about COVID-19 infection, attending protests, traveling on airlines, not wearing masks, not using sanitizer etc. By contrast, I have protected my daughter with every measure possible... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Jul 10, 2020

Your choices are either not to have your daughter come to you or to go to court and ask for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I have a warrent for graffiti misdemeanor charge im wondering what is the max time i can be held
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 10, 2020

more info needed.

with corona virus so prevalent, they might not hold you at all.

your prior record would be considered as would the seriousness of the graffitti.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal to go topless for a woman in Ohio?

I want to go topless.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

It is a crime to do this in public per Ohio Revise Code Section 2907.09 Public indecency.

(A) No person shall recklessly do any of the following, under circumstances in which the person's conduct is likely to be viewed by and affront others who are in the person's physical...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I own a gun with a sealed record

I was convicted of a felony 5 complicity to breaking and entering 20 years ago I have had my record sealed do you know if I can own a gun

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

I may have answered your question before, suggesting that you seal your record. I would simply call a criminal attorney near you and ask. They will know the requirements.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If an appeals court dismisses a charge of stalking, can the counnt of false statement continue as charged and valid

while being questioned by a kohls investigator, about a stalking incident, def stated he never saw or met the victims b4 said incident. def was arrested for giving a false statement, due to a video survailance showing him talking to victims 2 weeks prior. def. state he sincerely didnot remember the... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 9, 2020

Something tells me that you don't have the facts straight. First, a Kohls investigator does not work for the government, so a statement to a private individual is not a statement to the government. Next, your facts indicate that the Court of Appeals considered your arguments about the false... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: How does corpus elicit apply when filing a civil suit.
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 9, 2020

There exists no phrase "corpus elicit" in the law, and probably nowhere else. Do you mean "corpus delecti"?

If so, that means "body of the crime" and means the evidence sufficient to prove a crime occurred. It would be unusual to use that phrase in a civil...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Hypothetically if I was recorded by an ex girlfriend allegedly admitting to a crime, could it be used as evidence

Allegedly I was on audio phone conversation admitting to a crime. If the conversation was recorded by the alleged victim in the case at the local police department, would this still be admissible in court

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 9, 2020

It is possible under certain circumstances. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: An officer stops me while in pursuit of another suspect later saying just to see how I'd act.... Is there probable cause

The officer was in pursuit of a 18 year old 4 foot tall black male.... I'm 6 foot 3 white and 37.... The officer said he stopped me because I looked suspicious . But I was walking to the store a block over for a drink at 3 in the afternoon I don't understand how he can harrass me then... Read more »

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jul 8, 2020

We really can’t offer the kind of advice you need, since we don’t have access to any evidence or investigation. I suggest that either you push your PD to put forth a defense or a fair negotiation, or retain a private attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I own a gun

I was convicted of a felony 5 breaking and entering 20 years ago I recently had it sealed do you know if I can own a gun I live in Ohio

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 8, 2020

You should look to get your record sealed. Technically expunging a record does not exist in Ohio, but you could likely seal it. The problem you have is the crime is inherently violent, and you likely will not qualify for a firearms purchase until the record is sealed. You can speak with an... Read more »

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