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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Do I need a person's i.d. to report that they stole my vehicle when I gave they're first last name and d.o.b. and addres

Well my vehicle that I had just purchased and at the time due to the coronavirus wasnt able to register it in my name yet but had bill of sale and paperwork was stolen and traded but at the time people who stole it said they had it towed away so I made a police report and when the investigator... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

if/when you report a theft it is not up to you to determine the dob or cdl of the victim.

that is what the police are supposed to do........

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have been charged a criminal case in Sacramento leaving my abuse relationship and his gang my Apt. I need help .

Also need a California victims board lawyer 2nd appeal and a civil attorney against the Sacramento jail bailiff and merced ca downtown police department

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

if you are going to be charged with a crime the court will appoint a public defender at the arraignment.

you might contact legal aid for your other legal issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Is there a statue of limitation on appealing procedure subject matter jurisdiction?

options on appealing subject matters jurisdictiion.

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Feb 27, 2021

First, I am not a Tennessee lawyer. That being said, whatever are the issues you intend to raise on appeal, the time to appeal is the same. Usually, it's 30 days from the final judgment of the court below. Once the appeal is noted, when you file your brief, you can raise the issue of subject... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Divorce and Civil Rights for California on
Q: In california while using a self check out, can a walmart employee search through my bag and count my items

I was at a self checkout and 1 of my items was scanning at a higher cost than stated on the sign. I asked a employee for assistance with the item. I stated that these socks are marked for clearance for $2.50. I had already scanned 8 pairs and they all scanned for the correct price $2.50. This is... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 27, 2021

It's arguably false imprisonment. It's different than Costco, which has a Membership Agreement. Refusing, however, has its costs and your remedy is a lawsuit, the end result of which is not guaranteed to be satisfactory to you since your damages are effectively $0. Complying also has... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: We are having a civil matter with the management in our apartment complex. The tenant below us smokes inside, and the

Second hand smoke comes inside our apartment. This has been causing health issues, and we wouldn’t of moved here if we knew it wasn’t non smoking as advertise on there web page and stated in the leased as no smoking. After complaining to management she responded with a letter saying that... Read more »

Paul C. Jensen Jr.
Paul C. Jensen Jr. answered on Feb 27, 2021

You may have a claim for constructive eviction. Connecticut law provides that your landlord has the obligation to ensure that conditions do not render your unit "unfit or uninhabitable." Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 47a-7(a). Connecticut courts recognize that "[a]ny disturbance of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Someonr threatening as boss of the girl whom im contacted for escorts service. He told he will compliant to police.

But i didnt sent money anyone. I inquired couple of girls based on details provided in adultsearch. He told he already have my address and my family details. I already sent 1500$ to him.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Feb 26, 2021

This sounds like a scam. Stop sending money, and stop communicating with that person.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for West Virginia on
Q: My son was arrested by the wv state police when they stop him they handcuffed him then beat him,

Who can I contact, I feel this is both civil, and criminal

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Contact the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. Ask for their "cooperating attorneys" for "police misconduct" cases.

https://www.acluwv.org/

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: i am a highschool student who is trying to better understand the McClesky v. Kemp case that i was given by my tea

how did they come to the conclusion of the death penalty? And if a man can get the death penalty by killing a police officer while resisting lawful arrest bc they were involved in an armed robbery, then why don't serial killers get sentenced to death as well?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 25, 2021

In order to impose death as a penalty, juries are typically called upon to consider aggravating factors--things that made the crime worse--and mitigating factors--things that made it better--as compared to similar offenses. These come in two basic varieties: (1) facts from the offense itself, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: As a victim, am I entitled to an Incident Report?

On 01/21/2021, my house in Upland was burglarized. My checkbooks for a bank and credit union and a Visa Debit Card were taken.

On 02/02/2021, a person was charged in Orange County with first degree burglary in Orange on 01/18/2021, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell,... Read more »

Josh S. Brownstein
Josh S. Brownstein answered on Feb 24, 2021

The police department will not release a police report pertaining to an ongoing investigation and/or prosecution. To the extent you want information now, I suggest contacting the District Attorney's office directly. Depending on the particular DA's office, there may be a victim's... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Law for California on
Q: Is there any legal standing for harassment protection from being forced to wear a face mask as condition of employment?

I am being forced to wear a mask at my desk. I already got covid and recovered in a couple of days.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 23, 2021

The short answer is no. Even though you were fortunate to recover from Covid-19, you can still spread the virus to others. Your employer is most likely required by your county health department to continue requiring all employees to wearing a mask if you are otherwise in an indoor, office setting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: I filed a complaint with the EEOC 12/16/19. The EEOC transferred my case to New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, 6/2020.

The investigator from the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights has been investigating since September 2020. I reached out to her January 4, 2021 to request a status update. She responded that she in the process of working on my case and setting up appointments with Respondent. And that she will be... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

It may be they are understaffed it may be long. You can consult an attorney who handles EEO matters. If the employer is in New Jersey, you will want a New Jersey attorney. Contact the New Jersey Assn for Justice--and ask for an employment law attorney. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Is a power of attorney valid at the clinics office with it just being notarized ?

Would like to help my couzins by taking my 2nd couzins to thier doctors appointments, while the dad is working. Can this type of document allow me to take my cousin to the doctor appointments. they are 17 and 16 years of age.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 23, 2021

Probably. Usually you don't need any paperwork to simply give them a ride to the doctor. But depending on what medical attention the children need, you should get the father to sign whatever form the clinic requires.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Our daughter is transgender male halfway through her transition. She was placed in all male prison where she has been

sexually assaulted twice.She was brought to hospital both times.As her patents we need to get advice to help her any information you have or advice would be appreciated. Thankyou.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 23, 2021

I’d suggest contacting an attorney directly. Most will give a free consultation. But this is more complicated than can be addressed in this format.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Probate for Texas on
Q: I have been paying a mortgage that's in my mother-in-law s name for 22 years, my common law husband of 27 yrs died.

The family wants me out. What can I do

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Feb 22, 2021

You have essentially been paying rent all of those years. Yes, chances are you are going to have to move out. You should schedule a consultation with an unlawful detainer attorney to see if there are any eviction moratoriums in place that might help you get more time.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a judge or a public defender set a motion for a speedy trial without the defendant pleading innocent or guilty.

The charge is felony gun possession with ammunition possession and the accused is juvenile felon that was sealed years ago. The firearm is legally registered to another person that is legally allowed to own one, and happened to forgot in defendant vehicle but was not physically on the defendant.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 22, 2021

Generally a plea is entered at the Omnibus hearing. It is not clear what stage the case is at. This person needs a criminal defense attorney ASAP as this charge can carry heavy penalties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: What do i do if the prosecutor of my case has lost my firearm and it's legal and in my name and has no charges
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

The prosecutor does not retain custody of people's belongings, but regardless I would speak to a criminal attorney to better help you with your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: My little sister is 17, she graduates early and wants to move in with me is that possible?

We were all adopted, her adopted family is horrible. There has been many wellness checks on her from me. Many DFS calls on the family so much stress she ran away and they brought her back. She is 17 she graduates early, and would like to live with me. I've contacted so many people and they... Read more »

Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams answered on Feb 21, 2021

She can file a petition for emancipation. You can consider filing for guardianship of your sister as well.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: okay so i know in FL terms of employment are “at will”. Is that for ANY situation? My gf works for the omni hotel in ...

a restaurant. we live at a river house and is flooded overnight, as in there is no road just river. our house is on stilts but even so, water covers our entire yard even some of our steps & the water is up to my chest where the rd is. that being said she let both her bosses know thursday ( she... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 21, 2021

If she doesn't show up at work they can fire her. The reason that she doesn't show up doesn't matter. What she can do is find a different place to live so that she will be a more reliable employee.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: okay so i know in FL terms of employment are “at will”. Is that for ANY situation? My gf works for the omni hotel in ...

a restaurant. we live at a river house and is flooded overnight, as in there is no road just river. our house is on stilts but even so, water covers our entire yard even some of our steps & the water is up to my chest where the rd is. that being said she let both her bosses know thursday ( she... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 22, 2021

No, not in Florida, the land of uncaring employers and landlords. Why?

Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means that private employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.”...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: Can I sue my rental property?

These “bounty hunters” came to my apartment looking for my ex. They were told that she wasn’t here and hadn’t been since September. This is when they went to the rental office and the personnel allowed maintenance to open my door and let these perfect strangers in my home. They never showed... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Feb 20, 2021

You should make a formal complaint to law enforcement. This is a criminal matter.

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