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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I have a plea deal for disorderly conduct 2917.11 4 yrs ago. Can I own a gun?

It was from a domestic violence but it was also all a lie. But was scared into taking this plea due to my “inexperience” of dealing with the court and could not afford an attorney at the time. I have got a gun since and vary soon after and passed the background check.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 3, 2021

A disorderly conduct conviction does not bar you from owning or possessing firearms.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options to deal with a person breaking into my car to steal things at night?

I was recently robbed for $1,000+ from my vehicle on my property. It's become a more prevalent issue where I am in Houma in the recent months. In the future if this is in the process of happening again, what can I do to apprehend/stop the individual and ensure they see justice? I would prefer... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

Call 911. Put up exterior cameras. Don't keep property in your car. Install exterior lights.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If you have a warrant for your arrest and you speak to a police officer. Is it ok for him to lie to you to tell you to

Go to the Substation to give your side of the story, never tells you there is a warrant over the phone

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

Yes it is not a violation of your rights for an officer to lie to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I block my criminal record from public?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Mar 3, 2021

You might be eligible for an expungement which could solve that problem. Contact a Criminal Defense attorney about your record.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What if I know someone who was 17 years old and never had a fitness hearing at all. They just charged him as an adult

Alleged crime happend when he was 17 and they waited until he was 18 and just threw him into adult court with no mention of him being a minor at the time of incident.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 2, 2021

more info needed

s/he must discuss this with their attorney/PD asap

they will have all the info to discuss intelligently.....

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal for an 18 year old on probation to take pictures hold his 23 year old brother gun with him?

My boyfriend's brother just turned 18 in September and he was on probation as a minor and it carried over after he turned 18. My boyfriend has two firearms that he keeps in a safe with the ammo that his brother doesn't know that code to. He and his brother took some pictures of them both... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Mar 2, 2021

If the brother could not possess weapons because of a juvenile conviction, there are several issues.

1) If brother truly could not access the safe, then your BF should get the safe back.

2) the picture may be enough for a probation violation on the brother.

3) And also...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Mexico on
Q: Is there time limit where stolen 5th wheel trailer would no longer be considered a stolen property?

Friend obtained a 5th wheel through purchase 5,000$ some time after transaction became aware it was stolen is there a certain time limit where it would no longer be considered stolen property or be considered a criminal act to have possession of such?

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Mar 2, 2021

It wasnt receiving stolen property when you bought it, but it became a crime sometime thereafter whenever you became aware. There may be a statute of limitations several years down the road. If you know the rightful owner, why not see if you can get some of your money back and return it.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for California on
Q: My roommate tried to illegally evict me and threw out my things and kept some without any warning, can I claim theft?

Ive been subletting a room in this woman apartment for a year now, im not on the lease nor signed a lease with her but we did have a verbal agreement.

I leave to house/pet sit for one of my friends that went out of town, I was only gone for 4 days and I come back for a change of clothes.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 2, 2021

more info needed.

did you pay anything? was this an old girlfriend?

you can claim anything and sue for anything.........the outcome is dependent on the facts.

set up an appointment with a local lawyer asap.

she was supposed to give you notice to leave per Unlawful Detainer procedures.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: My dad passed and the people he appointed for executor did not disclose all of the bank accounts and money that was in

In them how do I bring up criminal charges against them and how long do I have to do so

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 2, 2021

more info needed.

write out a detailed summary of all the facts and make an appointment with a local attorney who can assist you in getting any money taken illegally from you........and if appropriate coordinate prosecution of the guilty party.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: i am a victim of an on going organized theft ring, With in the employment of Catholic Charities employees and staff .

On going as we speak and every moment I am trying to seek legal representation and consultation im a continued victim of a criminal enterprise. I need a downtown lawyer to discuss legal strategy. The alleged perpetrators actions was not only criminal in its intent but deadly in its execution. I... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 2, 2021

You should report any criminal activity to police. For a civil lawsuit, you should consult directly with a personal injury attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: How long can one county hold someone they picked up for a misdemeanor warrant in another county?

Police came to my house and looking for my husband and arrested him with a property damage warrant from the county 2 1/2 hours away. How long does the other county have to pick him up until he has to be released?

Also, will he be released with a fine when he sees the judge when he gets to... Read more »

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Mar 2, 2021

In normal circumstances he cannot be held for more than 24 hours before being picked up or a bond being set. That is assuming that this is the first time that he is being arrested and this is not an arrest on a bench warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Iam in desperate need of a criminal lawyer for my son charged with 2nd degree murder we have no money pro bono

Needing help or direction to ensure my son gets a fair hearing and or deal on his current charges

We can afford a lawyer looking for a pro bono lawyer

he has 2 charges of 2nd degree murder, tampering, arson been in jail since last part of 2019

This happened in Sullivan... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Mar 2, 2021

The accused has the right to an attorney. But if you cannot afford an attorney, you'll need to contact the public defender's office in the county where the charges are pending to get representation.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: A state appeal is pending taking longer than 12 months does that increase success rate?
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Mar 2, 2021

Generally, no. The appeal decision could be delayed by many reasons, some not having anything to do with the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: How do I appeal my case if my due process rights were violated and my plea agreement had a appeal waiver

My felony conviction never got a prelim or my charges were not presented to a grand jury for indictment

Sean Maye
Sean Maye answered on Mar 2, 2021

A grand jury indictment is not fundamentally required, and the question of whether a PH occurs or not depends on the charges, custody status of the defendant and any potential delays that amount to a waiver of the right. An appeal on these issues may not be likely but you certainly should consult... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I am trying to get my gun rights reinstated. Is that something you guys could help with?

Got All 3 felonies same time. Haven't been in trouble sense. Would love to just be able to go hunting again. I've really missed out on a lot because of chosing to do something so stupid so long ago.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 2, 2021

There is an application process you can follow. I suggest hiring an attorney. I've had success doing this for several people with old felony convictions, some quite violent.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: I recently completed a diversion program in the State of Kansas. Will this record show on a criminal background check?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 2, 2021

At least in Nebraska, once diversion is completed, the charge is dismissed and the file sealed. Thus, generally the charge and the diversion completion won't show on a standard criminal background check.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: Is it a crime to deposit/cash a check if it is to 2 named people, he signed the back twice and she didn’t sign

My sister and her husband are going through a bad divorce. He left two weeks before the birth of their last kid. She has the house. He filed taxes jointly, and the federal return came to the house. She held it and they came to an agreement on how to spend it. It was only in a text so nothing... Read more »

Kelly L. Vasta
Kelly L. Vasta answered on Mar 2, 2021

I would recommend taking the copies of checks you have along with these facts to your local magistrate or police department to discuss the options of pressing charges.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: My question is about expungement

I was charged with M4 DV in 2019. I pled to MM Dis. Conduct and I recently applied to have my record expunged. Here is my concern: in 2008 I was charged with M1 DV and I pled to M4 DV. I got that record expunged. I'm now concerned that when looking this up, they could decide that I should... Read more »

Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq answered on Mar 1, 2021

No, once you plead & are convicted, the case can’t be reopened.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My brother is 18 years old and he is dating a 14 year old the mother is ok with the relationship can he get into trouble

The grandmother of his girlfriend was ok with there relationships but now is freaking out and I'm just trying to look out for my little brother and don't want to see him go to jail

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 1, 2021

Yes. When they get mad at him, he could be charged with Unlawful Transaction with a Minor. He should be VERY careful.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Montana on
Q: When a residence is raided by law enforcement they leave behind a property sheet of items they took, at the top it says

Property receipt, I’ve been told that I can go retrieve the items they took from my room. Is this true , as they took $ 2300.00 from me that I had been saving. No charges have filed on any of the individuals there nor the home owner.

Meg Strickler
Meg Strickler answered on Mar 1, 2021

I would advise that you contact a lawyer to attempt to get your items back. Since there was a search warrant executed where you live, it may mean that there is an active investigation and thus it may not be a good idea to speak to law enforcement without representation.

Charges could...
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