Civil Rights Questions & Answers by State

Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: I had a felony in VA, served probation in FL. Rights restored in VA, were they ever taken in FL?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on May 15, 2015

Answered on May 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This would require research not just general knowledge to me. The rights were restored, anyway.

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Q: What to do for being wrongfully Attrested

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for South Carolina on Apr 17, 2015

Answered on May 6, 2015

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Andrew "Andy" Potter's answer
Is there still a charge pending against you? If so, you cannot sue for being wrongfully arrested until the charges are either dismissed or you are acquitted at trial. Even then, you may have a difficult time making a case that you were wrongfully arrested. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your interests.

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Q: Is the questioning of a suspect in the presence of their supervisor, who is the accuser, a civil rights issue?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for South Carolina on Apr 23, 2015

Answered on May 6, 2015

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Andrew "Andy" Potter's answer
No. Based upon what you asked, no. However, it never helps to talk with the police without an attorney. You need to hire an attorney immediately so he or she can protect your interests.

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Q: is discrimination against a disabled citizen legal if they are female?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on May 3, 2015

Answered on May 4, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Attorneys need to know the facts. You have given no facts, just conclusions.

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Q: I was in arugement with my partner and im deaf and i called police and request sign lang. intrepreter. but they couldnt?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on Apr 28, 2015

Answered on May 2, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you were arrested or your civil rights were violated, then you can possibly bring an action for a violation of your civil rights and/or under the ADA (American with Disabilities Act). If there was no violation of your rights, then it will be difficult to establish a claim. An interpreter should have been provided if your civil rights were at stake and I do not know why that was not the case except for a lack of resources, which is not a legal excuse, and I hope that your civil rights were...

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Q: Can my person or personal belongings be searched as a passenger on a commercial motor coach (bus)

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Montana on Mar 27, 2015

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Bradley Jay Jones' answer
This will depend on who is searching and why. Generally speaking you should not be searched on ground transportation by a civilian.

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Q: Should I hire a personal injury or civil rights attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Mar 21, 2014

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You should probably consult with a personal injury attorney.

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Q: What do I have to do to retrive my belongings from a old housemates home

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on Mar 13, 2015

Answered on Mar 20, 2015

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Paula J. Mcgill's answer
How long have you been gone? What were the circtumstances of your departure? What have you done so far to retrieveyour belongings?

The easiest thing might be to just send an e-mail and letter by priority mail, which has tracking. The correspondence should request a retrieval date as soon as possible. If your housemate refuses, you may have to sue to obtain your belongings. If they have been destroyed, you will have to sue for the value of those belongings.

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Q: Does FL require a license to carry a handgun on a boat?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Mar 6, 2015

Answered on Mar 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need a license to carry a concealed firearm, whether in a boat or not.

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Q: I received a citation to give my brother a application for letters of administration. What do I need to give him?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on Mar 4, 2015

Answered on Mar 7, 2015

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Nancy Hui's answer
Nothing, unless you want to object. It is just a notice to you that he is applying as an administration of the estate.

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Q: what is private discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Feb 22, 2015

Answered on Feb 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Private discrimination takes place when a person or business discriminates against someone, not the government. I have no context here and do not know why you ask the question or what has taken place.

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Q: hi im 20yers old.can i surpe my parents for not letting me have a driving license and and not giving me a car?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Georgia on Feb 18, 2015

Answered on Feb 20, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you are 18, get your own place, be an adult, support yourself, get a driver's license and get a car. Your parents don't owe you anything when you are of legal age. They don't owe you a place to live, they don't owe you a car, they don't owe you a driver's license. If you live under their roof, then they may have certain rules they want you to live by which is understandable. If you don't like it, then move out and live on your own and be an adult. What does surpe have to do with...

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Q: I am not a US Citizen but I have a Valid Driver Licence. Can I Travel to Puerto Rico without a passport?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Sep 17, 2014

Answered on Jan 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not know for sure, but I think so. Whynot ask a person who goes to PR on a regular basis?

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Q: i have a keep the peace order in virginia, does that only mean while i am in virginia? i live in a different state

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Virginia on Dec 23, 2014

Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
Generally, the order require you to keep the peace, whether inside the state or outside the state. It will depend on the precise language of the order.

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Q: My kids father won a settlement from city of tampa.how long before they send money to pay his arrears child support

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Jun 2, 2014

Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Who is they? Did you get a letter of protection from his attorney? Did you hire an attorney to make sure you get paid what is owed to you?

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Q: Can I shoot squirrels in my backyard in jacksonville Florida with a bb gun

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Oct 17, 2014

Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You would have to check the local ordinances about this and why is this a civil right?

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Q: wat exactly does probono mean

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on Jul 30, 2014

Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

Pro bono is short for the Latin phrase "pro bono publico" which literally means "for the benefit of the public." Some professionals (including attorneys) may provide a portion of their services for free to the people who could not otherwise afford such service.

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Q: What is reference 39 under the public trial section of this website?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on Jan 18, 2012

Answered on Dec 12, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I have no idea, except that Chapter 39 of Florida Statutes deals with juveniles.

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