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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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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 Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can the police search your home without you there
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Yes. If police have a warrant, probable cause, or an exception to the warrant requirement they may search your home even if you are not there.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can the police search your house without you there
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Yes. If the police have a warrant, they do not need to wait until you are home to conduct their search.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can you lose all your rights such as court proceedings, i.e. criminal charges papers served directly to your unless f

Family members got guardianship? Woyld you not be aware of criminal proceedings and would you get a care taker without your permission or your say so to whom it may be. Could law keep threatening daily with warrants and family

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 22, 2021

This question is incredibly confusing. It's unclear what is being asked. Criminal charges and a guardianship are two entirely different things and are unrelated to each other. A warrant could certainly be issued if you missed a court hearing on a criminal matter, but that has nothing to do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Education Law and Military Law for Minnesota on
Q: Unforeseen Military Order of January 26th 2018.

I was in good standing with GPA of 4.0 until the unforeseen Military Orders of January 26, 2018. I was on order to go to Afghanistan on January 26. The Army gave me two weeks to deploy to Afghanistan. This short notice destabilized me, and I did not have enough time to deal with family issues and... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 14, 2021

What is your legal question?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: I just completed a 6 month stay of commitment as of July 1,2020. Completed it in full, satisfactory and in good terms.

I was under the impression that it wouldn't follow me. I am in a situation now where they want to use it against me...is that legal??!?!

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Dec 9, 2020

Impossible to say without more information. You should consult directly with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: What should I do?? the police have charged me and I been victim both times and I called the police. Can I sue

I've went to police for help they sent me a ticket in mail I'll explain. First time I pulled in gas station got gas went in. On way out gas station buddy was acting a fool so I said screw him and sat in my car and all a sudden my door got ripped open and dude started punching me and in... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Nov 27, 2020

Your priority should be contesting the criminal charges. Then you can think about a lawsuit, but you should be aware it is often very difficult to successfully sue a government entity.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: i live in a low income apartment building that caters to sec,8 and GRH recently they put up a sign for black lives mater

would this not be racism

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Nov 24, 2020

What is and is not racism is a matter of opinion. This isn't really a legal question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Is rhe governor's mask mandate legal?
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Nov 24, 2020

Unless and until a court deems that it isn't legal, it remains legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: my general manager held his office door shut preventing me from leaving.

my unemployment benefits are being withheld.

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii answered on Oct 25, 2020

I hope your okay physically due to your manager's aggressive behavior. I suggest you contact law enforcement to report the facts to them in addition to making it known to your employer in writing as to what happened. Tell the truth always. If your benefits for unemployment are being withheld,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Minnesota on
Q: Do private clubs have to follow the Governors new mandate on masks?

Meaning a Club that you need to be a member of in order to be there. Public would not be allowed to come in off the street. Members only

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jul 23, 2020

You don't provide enough information here to intelligently answer the question. What do you mean by "private clubs?"

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can my daughter be held in Nobels county jail for 11 months without a trial because of the virus

My daughter was arrested for transporting meth from SD in December 2019. Her court date was set for March because of the virus the trial was reset for July 28, my daughter just now received a letter moving her trial until November can they do this she will be in Jail for a year before she is... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jul 8, 2020

They certainly can if she has not demanded a speedy trial. If she has made such a demand, there is an analysis that gets done about whether her right to a speedy trial is being violated and if so, what the remedy should be. One such remedy might be release from custody. Another such remedy could... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: do i have a right to make someone leave my home ASAP? hes an ex who has moved out and back in several times demandingly

ive asked for an OFP but it was costly and the judge recommended working it out. the police say he can stay here and we have to work it out. he has never paid rent, no utilities and has Coherced me into spending most of my inheritance over the past 2 years in the amount of $40k. hes verbally... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on May 4, 2020

An OFP should not be costly. There is no filing fee for the petitioner and the court is required to grant the OFP if the court believes that there has been domestic abuse. I would suggest seeking an OFP to protect you. The OFP would exclude him from the residence.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Separated but married, selling house and she received 2K from buyers today. Does she need to give me half?

She is refusing to give half, is she able to do that?

Corwin Kruse
Corwin Kruse answered on Mar 4, 2020

By "separated," I assume you mean living apart, not legally separated. If you are married, you will both need to sign to transfer ownership of the house. You can refuse to sign unless you get a portion of the proceeds. I would contact the closing company and make them aware that you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: I have been sentence for a certain day but wondering who do I talk to about other inmates that dislike me

I want to be able to recieve good time and not have to do the full sentence because there's people that dislike me

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 4, 2020

You won’t lose good time because other inmates dislike you. Keep your head down and stay out of trouble.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Why does this need to be read without consultation concerning the underlying issues that have not yet been addressed?

I was suffering from a period of Incapacity due to third degree burns, burn surgery, and an eighteen month recovery from those burns and the surgery. I could not adequately represent myself. I had my Constitutional rights trampled all over. They did not provide what was subpoenaed for that trial.... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 24, 2020

It sounds like you have a complex civil appellate matter. You should consult privately with an attorney who handles civil rights appeals. You can use the search function on this site and give a few a call.

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My boyfriend was arrested for a warrant and my truck was seized by the county police. I was not present during that.

Stimulation offered to me i refused to agree to. Saw judge once and he said I needed to file some sort of claim or process but I cant remember what or which. What do I do to start legally regaining my property and sue the county for unneeded force by running into my parked and shut off truck... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 21, 2019

Stimulation offered? I don’t know what that means.

It’s difficult to know in the abstract if running into your vehicle was justified or not. There are times where law enforcement will execute PIT maneuvers if the driver refuses to stop.

It also matters why the vehicle is...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: How do I prove that police tampered with evidence

It seems all things in my defense and truthful, on the police video and audio, somehow one way or another doesn't show,one moment it's clear then another it's totally silent ,then another staticy, and ironically at the times it's in my favor.so it makes me look bad, it's... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 9, 2019

It’s unclear what you are charged with or what the video is supposed to depict. You need to be represented if you are charged with a crime. Get an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Minnesota on
Q: What can I do for being put on probation for 5 years for absolutely nothing and. Having my criminal history changed ?

I took the case to trial and was scheduled to get off probation in 2034. I got off probation in 2011 but about a month ago I checked and it says in now being monitored till 2039

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

Sounds like you to pled to the charge. If you believed there was absolutely nothing, why would you take a plea instead of going to trial?

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