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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on

Q: What if u have been a victim for over 15yrs of personal persecution,and involuntary servitude.what sentence could hold

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 18, 2019

Call the Sheriff's office to report if you have been a victim of human trafficking.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on

Q: Can police see your warrant if they run the license plates of a vehicle that is not registered under your name?

I got pulled over for expired tags. Police beat me up badly and didnt know my neighbor's cameras caught the whole thing. I didn't know I had a warrant and the police officer never mentioned anything about me having a warrant either. Now that I'm fighting the charges, they're trying to say that they... Read more »

David Dastrup answered on Jun 17, 2019

You are right in that it does not make sense that they would find a warrant for you based on looking up someone else's license plates. There are a lot of different reasons police pull people over. Here, if the tags were actually expired, that is a legitimate reason. However, sometimes a police... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on

Q: When a federal law appears to contradict a SCOTUS majority opinion, but is not directly addressed; which preempts?

Melissa Oxford answered on Jun 17, 2019

It depends on when the federal law was enacted, before or after the opinion, and whether or not the opinion addresses the statute and declares it unconstitutional or otherwise invalidates it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Florida on

Q: How long can you get if you are a minor at the age of 16 and get caught with a warrant?

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 17, 2019

A warrant for what?

Anyone under 18 is a minor

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Tax Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on

Q: How much will it cost to have an attorney look closed case up and determine if It can be thrown out? Or general info.

I've been put thru hell since last court case and divorce. I've reached out to law and or friends. I need a chance at successful life. Career advancement and i want to know about placement for witnesses for gov.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

Unless you can get a lot more specific facts about your needs you will not be able to get the interest pf any lawyers.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on

Q: Can a city police officer utilize a lidar gun while in their personal vehicle?

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 17, 2019

What is a lidar gun?

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Texas on

Q: How do I get an ex bf to leave my house? Everything under my name.

When we broke up years ago(when my oldest was about 2- now 6) I put him on child support. I bought this house(2015), his name is not on anything and does not pay. He claims because he pays child support he pays “rent” to live here. (95% if not more of child support goes to daycare) Therefore,... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jun 16, 2019

You need to file for divorce and request a temporary hearing. There you can discuss the issues that you have. If you were married when you purchased the home then it is legally his as well. That date was not provided. Your best bet it to get a divorce attorney to assist you. Let us know if we... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on

Q: Can I suit the County for an assault from the guards

I was assaulted by the guards producing bodily injuries. And because I blow the whistle there was abuse of my due process and there was a malicious prosecution under color of law and on 5-9-19 my case was dismissed. Can I sue the County

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 15, 2019

You can sue the guards for assault and battery if the charges against you were dismissed. The time within which to do so is short, so you should contact a lawyer with experience in civil rights cases to guide you through the process. You could also sue the county which employed the deputies. A good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: Can you file a lawsuit if you can prove that police put you with the wrong inmates and you were jumped

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 15, 2019

There are a whole slew of unanswered questions, and a lot of information missing, which would allow me to offer any kind of advice to you in this situation.

You should immediately contact a lawyer with experience in criminal defense work and civil rights to help you get the answers you seek.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on

Q: Is there a violation of Ga chapter 35-8 for having an affair- adultery?

Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 15, 2019

In addition to being grounds for divorce under 19-5-3 you should review O.C.G.A 16-6-19 which states the following: A married person commits the offense of adultery when he voluntarily has sexual intercourse with a person other than his spouse and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on

Q: What steps am I supposed to take now and also how do I remain a freeman and protect myself?

I was recently on a video chat and I believe someone(In another country)was going to show me something illegal. I am not fully aware of what I saw,I had a bad feeling about it so I first closed my laptop screen and then opened it and exited out immediately(or pretty much the same time). Upon... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 15, 2019

Consult with a criminal attorney so that you can give more details

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for New York on

Q: If someone form the streets, were to come up to you and hand you something. Then say it cost 20$ are you obligated to

pay them, even though they didn't tell you anything about the price when handing it to you?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 15, 2019

No. But give it back.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Virginia on

Q: What can I do?? I need help.

I have raised my grandchildren ages 3 &6.

Since the day they were born. A CPS worker took my grandchildren from me and placed them in foster care bcuz im a felon. I made a mistake 15years ago and I paid my debt. I changed my whole life around. She discriminated against me and bcuz of her... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 15, 2019

I regret that I do not handle domestic relations case, personal injury cases or civil rights cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: I’m 19 & I have my MMID I was wondering if I can now legally purchase paraphernalia like bongs in regular tobacco shop

I understand that the law is 21 to purchase tobacco products but I’d like to know if anything related to marijuana is now available to me in common smoke shops.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 14, 2019

I believe the age at which you can legally buy marijuana and its related products is still 21 years old in California. I believe it is the same whether you want to get alcohol or marijuana. I'm unsure if the same rules apply to medical marijuana, however. One way to find out is to go into a medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: I filed a discrimination complaint with HUD May 24th 2018. HUD contacted me 11 months later.

I responded and told HUD that I had a phone interview with DFEH April 16th, 2019. I filed the same complaint with DFEH November 05th 2018. DFEH closed my case because DFEH stated they lack jurisdiction to proceed forward on my complaint because the last date of harm is out of statute at which DFEH... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 14, 2019

In California you have one year from the date of the last act of discrimination to file your complaint with the DFEH. By your own admission, that complaint was filed November 5, 2018, which is it within The one-year timeframe for filing your complaint of discrimination. But you need to look at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for California on

Q: Hi my name is Jaime West. I’m 43 years old disabled adult, female. My disablities are: Cerbral Palsy, and Diabette

Insipidus . I’m wheelchair bound I use an electric wheelchair to get around. In 1985 my mom passed away from   cervical cancer at the age of 29. In 1996 my dad passed away from  a brain aneurysm. At the of 45.I live on my own in Salinas California since May 2009.  I have San Andreas Regional... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 13, 2019

Here are some legal resources for you to contact in Salinas.

LaPorte Law Firm

119 Cayuga St · (831) 426-2535

Angelina Valle & Associates

1184 Monroe St #6 · (831) 753-0200

Based on my cursory review, either of these offices would likely be able to assist...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Arizona on

Q: If someone call the police on me and left, can I be detained until they show up to give their statement?

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2019

This is a tricky question to answer because there are many specific things that can happen that need to be evaluated. However, the quick and simple answer is that as long as the police are conducting an investigation they are allowed to detain you. Now, there are other legal things to bring into... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on

Q: Hotel Occupancy T.C.A. 67-4-4(7). Does the police not have to enforce the law whether civil or criminal?

My husband and I checked in on 8/30/2018. We have been here continuously, since. I have receipts to prove this. With that TCA, does the police not have to enforce the law as stated, even though it is civil? This hotel also turned our power off, and I know this is illegal as well, so I flagged a... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 13, 2019

You are incorrect. The Police enforce criminal law violations. It is up to the citizen or the civil authorities to enforce common law, statutes and equitable principles in the Courts of our State. You may have a cause of action to sue for damages or to enjoin what you believe are illegal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on

Q: Is it possible to sue for violation of 42 U.S.C. 9501?

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jun 13, 2019

Probably not. If you read this provision (also known as the Bill of Rights for Mental Health Patients), it does not appear to contain any mandatory language. It is merely a RECOMMENDATION from Congress to the states of what the states "SHOULD" do to provide for rights and treatment of mental health... Read more »

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