Constitutional Law Questions & Answers

Q: How does the child support collection agency that operates under the executive branch magically become judicial ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Boy do you have no clue how this process works. Get ready for jail. Ignore them at your peril.

Q: Can I put up a taller fence in my yard for privacy?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
You will need to check with your HOA and your City Development Department for the codes on fences.

Q: A search warrant was issued for my home stating that they were looking for "any device that connects to the internet"

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Jonathan Matthew Holson's answer
What they can seize is generally dependent on what the search is for. It is unclear what the basis for the search warrant was so it is difficult to answer the question. Can you provide more information?


1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
It's hard to know the whole story here. I suggest that you obtain private counsel to help you with this problem. If you can't afford a private attorney, then try Legal Assistance or of the advocacy groups in the Pittsburgh area that offer legal assistance at low or no charge.

Q: What happens if a federal law directly contradicts a law in the Florida constitution? Which law governs in that

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 30, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I suspect that you think you know the answer and that you're asking this question rhetorically. But actually the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution is more complicated than you imagine. If you really want an answer, I suggest that you give us specifics.

Q: Friends neighbor has been stalking me.i filed a report.he retaliated by robbing me of my wallet cell phone etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

did he take from you while in your possession or when out of home etc

see earlier suggestions

Q: What is the phone number for the Civil Liberties Union in Ohio? Its for a police assault and battery inccident.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I know you might find this amazing, but I googled

american civil liberty union ohio which yielded

Q: My boyfriend was pulled over and the passenger had marijuana and money. He got charged is it legal

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Yes. It’s called constructive possession: if it’s open in an area within reach, and everything in his car is in reach, it creates a rebuttable inference it was his. He has a defense, however, and cases like this can be won. Just because there’s probable cause to charge does not mean there’s sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. He needs a lawyer.

Q: I was arrested for shoplifting and plan to settle with prosecuters but meanwhile the courts brought in a jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 23, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Your family knows. No matter if you could do anything you can never erase it from their memories.

There is nothing you can do legally.

If someone could do something it might be your cousin who was made to stay there.

Q: Can the police go inside a home to do a welfare check even if they arrest the person who owns the home?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Utah on
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
Well they can because they did. The issue is the condemnation of the home. You will need to contact a real estate attorney who is familiar with this area to get a specific legal opinion.

Q: What should I do if I have already complained about police discrimination and harassment to SDPD and they do nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Unfortunately, you have not provided sufficient detail to allow me to offer you any reasonable advice. You need to prepare a chronological statement of what happened to you from the beginning, including dates and times, who, what, when, where and how, including all pertinent details, up to the current time, and provide that to any reasonable attorney with sufficient knowledge of civil rights issues, so you can get an opinion of what your options and rights are.

Q: Does 120 or 180 days start at time of incarceration or when the motion is filed for speedy trial?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
120 days. Call your criminal attorney. It is not a simple rule to apply. There are several variables.

Q: Our house was raided by police saying they had a warrant which we never were shown or given. Is that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kansas on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You need to hire a lawyer. The lawyer will be able to investigate and analyze this

Q: Hello? U.S. Constitution> Article II Section I. Could you explain it in lay terms? thx

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
"Article. II.

Section. 1.

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no...

Q: I'm filing a notice for post conviction relief. How can I find a lawyer to review it for me. this is just the notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
I recommend visiting the State Bar of Arizona's website where you can specifically look for a Post Conviction Relief (PCR) lawyer.

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