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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can a cop search a vehicle on minor traffic stop, that isn't the drivers car & I say no to search it don't belong to me

The cop pulled me over as I was turning in my friend driveway so it was private property. When I told him no to the search he already had a k9 cop present plus another cop car present for minor traffic stop. He ran the k9 around the car without my permission and they said the dog hit but he never... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Sep 12, 2019

The police can stop a car with probable cause - such as a minor traffic violation. If you do not consent to a search, the police can use a K9 so long as the use of the dog does not prolong the traffic stop. If the K9 hits on the car, that is probable cause to search the interior. If you have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Q: can a college make you retake a class over after you already taken it, paid for it and passed it? same college mind you
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2019

You could check the school's course policy. Schools can impose their own specific conditions, such as attaining a certain grade in a course, etc. If you have an academic advisor, maybe they could help explain your rights. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My cousin was killed by a police officer in Ga 2012. His mother is dying of cancer but she never got true Justice

How could we appeal a decision in court. The police officer was never held responsible? There was no evidence provided, and there was no justice pertaining to his death. It was a WRONGFUL DEATH that basically got overlooked . When looking up even the case information on the incident only articles... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 11, 2019

You cannot appeal the decision of the prosecutor

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does K-9 Police Dog have wear something visible that let's you know it's a cop and the handler also have to

Minor traffic stop why would cop ask to search the vehicle & when being told no the car wasn't mine he got k9 and the k9 never found any drugs

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 11, 2019

Each police service sets its own policies and rules about officer's uniforms. However, the unlawful motor vehicle search would make an interesting argument if you were charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: Say some one repeatedly says they’re going to have sexual relations with loved ones is that harassment?

Keeps saying they wanna do things like this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

It's also a threat under some circumstances.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a person cc'd in email be responsible for the contents?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 11, 2019

Incomplete hypothetical. Depends on what was written, who wrote it, why it was written, at whose request it was written, and perhaps many other factors. There is no substitute for a detailed evaluation of the facts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: By law, Does the beneficiary have the right to live in the home ?

Couple is not together

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 11, 2019

You could repost and add Probate/Estate Planning to your categories. Real Estate was a reasonable selection on your part, but since you mention "beneficiary," this sounds like it could be something for an attorney who is knowledgeable about wills, trusts, etc. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Civil Case Against UBER Techs, Rasier LLC and the Drivers Negligence caused my accident in Illinois. To my Son and I.

December 24th, 2017 @ 7:03 the driver sped thru the intersection failing to stop at all and with speed. I drove through my intersection w/ no stop sign and I t-boned the driver with passenger through the UBER app. Driver was driving with 2 moving violations of speeding over 15 mph within that year... Read more »

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Sep 11, 2019

Your case should be postured to file suit soon based on your fact description. I would urge you to hire an experienced attorney if you haven't done so already. The "Driver's" traffic violation records may not come in as evidence necessarily and will likely be challenged as to relevancy. There... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Can my girlfriend use my last name on social media

My gf n i broke up she has my washer dryer and freezer i messaged her to ask when i could come by and get them no answer so i tried instagram and found out she is using my last name and now claiming im harassing her when she never told me to stop nor did she just block me but i told her i would be... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 11, 2019

Amicable?

adjective

(of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

"there will be an amicable settlement of the dispute"

synonyms: friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easygoing,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can a substance abuse treatment facility deny me freedom of religion?

I attempted to enroll into a substance abuse treatment facility and was denied denied the right to have Cedar and Sage with me at facility to pray with. I am a Latino and Native American Lipan Apache Indian I send my prayers to the Creator and the smoke from the sage carries them. the director said... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

Look for a different treatment facility which will accommodate you religious beliefs.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Government Contracts, Libel & Slander and Native American Law for California on
Q: I wanted to know what I can do about TANF in pala Ca.? They have stressed me to the point of being ill and depressed.

I have proof that they mistreated me and recordings, I know that they have a personal vendetta with me.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

You have to provide a lot more detail in order to get decent legal advice. This is probably not the best forum for getting an answer for you. Contact the County Bar Association in the county in which the local office of TANF is located, and ask for a civil rights attorney referral. The initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: If someone is pointing a laser beam at you in Shreveport Louisiana what steps to take to get them arrested
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

Call the Sheriff's office to file a criminal complaint

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: I was a 1099 employee appointed with the company. ........

The upper lines put in surveillance cameras in the workplace. They claimed these cameras had no audio. But now, after leaving, I have determined they do have active audio. There are no signs or notices in the building about the audio surveillance. Is that legal?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

Thus is an employment law question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: I'm on probation and renting a room in my aunts house, can they search the whole house or only my property and room?

In utah

Taylor C. Hartley
Taylor C. Hartley answered on Sep 9, 2019

Normally, law enforcement only has the right to search the area you're renting. If your rental agreement allows you to be in other parts of the house, then you're not just renting a room, but all the common areas, too. The other parts of the house may also be subject to search if you don't have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Can my neighbors security camera point into my window on the side of my house?

The camera captures the side of my house pointed directly in my kitchen windows.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 8, 2019

Yes

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What is a possible sentencing or punishment for a first offense on domestic violence/child endangerment law?

There was a domestic violence act between a man (the offender) and woman in the household, a child was around and got hurt unintentionally.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 8, 2019

Exposure depends on the injuries to the victim.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Hi, I’m looking for a lawyer who will help in a case of stalking and false imprisonment. Can you help me? Thank you

I have all the proof of innocence in this case. Tapes, transcripts, and so forth.

Robert John Liskey
Robert John Liskey answered on Sep 8, 2019

Yes, but I need more details. Can you call me to discuss. My cell number is+16263195817

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Lawyer is quiting in middle of lawsuit. Stated his reasons which I think are just try to cover for a violation of confid

I have to go to deposition in December. Confidentiality. By giving opposing lawyer acsses to my medical records.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 8, 2019

Based on the limited facts here, I don't suspect that there was a violation of confidentiality here. You posted this under Personal Injury. If you are the plaintiff in a personal injury case, your lawyer would provide your medical records to opposing counsel as a normal course of action. It's part... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I was arrested but wasn’t read my Miranda rights
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 7, 2019

Urban legend. Only if you are questioned

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