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

Q: I have a probation violation in PA can I call the police in Fort Lauderdale when my husband hits me or will I go to jail

My charges were minor shoplifting harassment first transgression in my entire life I'm 39 can I get a restraining order or will they extradite me when I go to court to follow through with protection restraining order and divorce my husband is abusing me in every way I have a new baby and a 13 year... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

The police will probably check you out and discover the warrant. Depending on what Pennsylvania wants, you may be extradited

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Land Use & Zoning for Florida on

Q: Good afternoon Homeowners Association retaliated after catching their HOA maintenance in my property using my water

The whole scenario changed. From sending a bill from their lawyer because of at that time I was replacing my fence and it was installed improperly and( Code Enforcement gave me 6 months to replace my fence ) This year I sent my HOA dues, only to receive back the same envelope, and my check? Sent... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 13, 2019

If you have a question to be answered, please ask it. At the same time please review what you write before you post it so that it is coherent.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Florida on

Q: Can I get arrested just because someone said I stole something from them

This person accuse me of stealing something. Then they said if I paid for I can continue to live their. When I could not pay them the money they locked me out of the house and kept every possession than I own. Is this even legal and can I get arrested for something then I did not do. And how do I... Read more »

Ajay Pallegar answered on Sep 13, 2019

Typically there are two common ways one could be arrested. The first way is if the officer has probable cause to make an arrest. In order for the officer to have probable cause to make an arrest, the officer must have credible facts and circumstances present that would lead an ordinary prudent... Read more »

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

Q: Can a cop arrest, detain, and or search me if he suspects that I have marijuana on my person without any other offense?

If I'm not driving under the influence or doing anything illegal and an officer suspects I have marijuana on my person, can they search/detain/arrest me?

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 3, 2019

yes

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

Q: I wanted to inquire wether it’s legal to have a gun in my locked car on my college campus. College policy says no.

But there were legal cases with UNF that allowed a girl to keep a secured pistol her car

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-florida-guns/court-rules-florida-state-college-students-can-keep-guns-in-cars-idUSBRE9BA1AU20131211

Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 3, 2019

There are ten states where you may maintain a firearm on a college campus, Florida is not one of them.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Florida on

Q: are blue park/running lights illegal?

I was pulled over by a cop who did a U-turn to get me and told his boss he pulled me over for my blue license plate lights (but gave me a warning on that) but then wrote me a ticket because he said I had flashing blue tail lights and that my blinker was blue, but when you turn on the car the lights... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 27, 2019

https://www.extremetacticaldynamics.com/blog/can-civilians-use-police-flashing-lights-guide/

The internet is an amazing self help research tool

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida on

Q: Given that Florida is a fact pleading State, is it accurate to state that the Court must hear testimony from plaintiff ?

Throughout more than 3 years of litigation the Court has made Rulings and Judgments based entirely on Plaintiffs Counsel's motions and pleadings, adverse to me, the indigent pro se Defendant. I have not been HEARD, Judicial Bias, Motion for Recusal of Judge?The Plaintiff has never appeared or... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 25, 2019

No, it's not always required that the court hear testimony.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Florida on

Q: I let a person pet sit . They wont return my dog a police wont help me. What now

She got evicted played games bout her location. O found her police wont help. Hes no pure breed . And I have 4 yrs of pics along with papers stateing he is my emotional support dog. But police couldn't find her. 2 months have passed I've located her police still wont help me

Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 19, 2019

If you have the location of the dog, advise the police; you may need to file a report with the police...

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida on

Q: Please google Michael Dowd vs Palm Beach Florida et al

Pubilc Defender utters forged Probable Cause Affidavits. Palm Beach County Clerk of court removed filed p.c. affidavit and replaced with a forgery.

Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 15, 2019

There is no question to be answered

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on

Q: can I file a lawsuit against my employer for failing to take action against an employee who threatened me?

I was openly verbally threatened with great physical harm by an employee while in the presence of management (who witnessed the threat spoken), who then claimed they were unable to take action due to the absence of physical contact....is this true? is it legally feasible to sue my employer? I... Read more »

Kevin Sanderson answered on Aug 5, 2019

They can take action. They can investigate, suspend, fire that person and/or make sure you aren't working together. You may be able to take action against the employer for several causes, such as negligent hire/retention of that employee. You may need to file with an administrative agency if the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on

Q: Can Congress be sued for not holding CDC accountable, writing guidelines, not in their wheelhouse, harming millions?

FDA is in charge of drugs and regulations. Congress stated that CDC had no authority to issue guidelines for pain mgmt, especially how it did so, cherry picked bias members none whom never treated pain patients, had financial conflicts! Congress stated CDC be held accountable, consequences never... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 5, 2019

No

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on

Q: My neighbor filed injunction against me,can I ask the judge for injunction on them

I have all my evidence that I am the one being harrassed

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 4, 2019

Yes

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on

Q: Can a person that's found guilty of a crime get the actual perpetrator to testify and free him completely

My son was convicted of a crime his girlfriend did, he was at the scene of the crime. he didn't know it took place and she never told him.a servelience camera shows them at the scene and he got charged with possession of his personal ring which his lawyer was informed was his not from the crime, he... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 3, 2019

It is impossible to tell based on the limited facts.

Retain a lawyer

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Florida on

Q: I just filed for divorce and notified my ex's lawyer to which she said they will object, challenging the jurisdiction.

I initiated a request for child support thru DCF and because my ex lives in Texas, the case was sent there for enforcement. However his hearing was deferred because he said he was filling for divorce, yet he never did. This occurred back in April. I never received any official paperwork from the... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 2, 2019

If you have lived in Florida for more than six months then you can file for divorce in Florida, even if he lives in Texas. An issue that could arise is did he file for divorce in Texas before you filed in Florida. Regardless, the children's issues will be resolved in Florida if that is where the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on

Q: Is it legal for minors to carry a pocket knife in Florida (both folder and automatic)? What rights do I have?

I have read pretty much every website discussing this, but I still have not found any complete answers. My fear is that I will be stopped while carrying an automatic knife (that I like to keep on me for both general use and possible self defense), and that I would be arrested because I’m only 17.

Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 30, 2019

What the heck is an "automatic knife"? If you mean a Swiss Army Knife or similar, it's not a weapon. If you mean a switchblade, it's an illegal weapon - possibly illegal whether you are carrying it or not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for Florida on

Q: I have reason to believe a tenant is stalking me and using covert surveillance without consent for nefarious purposes.

It has been happening for an extended amount of time, and when I recently used an RF bug detector, it has confirmed my suspicions. It also confirmed that an employee is directly related to this incident even though I have nothing personal against that employee. The reason for this is because my RF... Read more »

Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 29, 2019

You did not ask a question. You probably will get no response if you don't ask a question.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on

Q: is there grounds to sue a school for seperating 2 students because of gender and to interrupt their learning?

they work better when together

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 27, 2019

Bsed on the limited information you provided, it is impossible to answer

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Florida on

Q: changing second name in birth certificate

To whom it may concern,

I'd want to clear up a couple of questions, connected with a birth certificate topic.

We need to change a second name for an eight-year old child. A child has a double citizenship, from US and from Russian Federation (a birth certificate recieved in Miami,... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 17, 2019

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

Q: I received a voicemail from a detective wanting to question my 13 yr old as a witness about an incident, must i comply?

The incident involved another student who was touching himself during a school show in the cafeteria. He was playing his switch video and seemed not to be aware he was touching himself since he didn't realize some students noticed. One student told the teacher but nothing came about it and that... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 5, 2019

You could do nothing.

You could cooperate.

You could complain later should someone do something to a loved one when there was a non cooperative witness, that the other person was too selfish to care

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

Q: I’m on disability and I am assigned a prime physician. In that office I am forced to speak Spanish (which is not my pri

They also have poor service as they don’t answer the lines at times. I’ve tried to transfer prime offices but I’m not allowed till September because of my insurance rules.

I have a very disabling condition that requires frequent calls to the doctors office.

The prime doctors... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 3, 2019

No, in my opinion you don't have grounds for a lawsuit against the physician. If I were you I would contact your insurance company, explain the situation, and see if they will waive their rules.

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