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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: After filing my Color of Law forms I sent in my formas paupers and my informal brief. What do I do now

What is the process for the color of law claim

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 28, 2020

more info needed.

is this a family law issue or criminal? arrest under color of authority?

if criminal, the court appoints a public defender for those charged with a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My mother was murdered 29 years ago. It was unsolved. I went to sheriffs office get a copy of police report .

Was told they’d have to call me when it’s found. IS there any other way to get a copy of this report? If so how do I get them to reopen case and check DNA again?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 28, 2020

File has to be retrieved from storage.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I go to jail for a one time harassment?
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 28, 2020

Theoretically, yes. Since you don't offer anymore information, a summary can carry up to 90 days in jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If the police issued a warrant against somebody for violating a tpo which is false can I still go the court and try get

The tpo dropped if they drop it will that drop the warrant

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 28, 2020

The answer is, it depends. More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. Was the TPO granted ex parte? Has there been a hearing granting the TPO? It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the best/worse case scenario for a person who has no prior conviction whatsoever?

Has followed all rules and regulations set forth by the judge upon being released on bond.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 28, 2020

Before an answer can be provided, more information is needed about your case. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can a person who has A felony conviction over 15 years ago deliver alcohol in Florida
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jan 28, 2020

You don’t lose your right to work as a convicted felon, though getting hired might be a challenge. Licensing may be an issue if you’re trying to open a liquor store or bar. But, simply delivering alcohol shouldn’t be a problem. Seek advice from an attorney who handles employment and alcohol... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was wrongfully charged with sexual assault against a minor.

I was incarcerated for a month and a half then I was released because my son recanted his story but while I was incarcerated they had a court date for custody for my oldest child but being as though I was not present they pushed his court date back and granted my children's cousin sole custody of... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Jan 28, 2020

Your plate is unfortunately full of bad luck! Sorry to hear it.

Also unfortunately, you haven't posed a question -- so there's nothing for me to answer. Try again?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I get charged/arrested for petty theft AFTER I have left the premises if they have visual evidence on camera?

If evidence was taken by an employee (etc pictures of car, et al) and it has been a few weeks since it has occurred.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 28, 2020

more info needed.

don't discuss this on an OPEN forum like this.....you are admitting to a crime.

it certainly looks like they can and probably will pursue this criminally.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is there any legal aid , pro bono, or volunteer lawyers in NKY that I can contact in regards to helping with a criminal?

Looking for legal help for a criminal matter. Very low income and in dire need of a attorney .

Brent Cox
Brent Cox answered on Jan 28, 2020

When you are charged and taken before a Judge, you can request the appointment of the Department of Public Advocacy to represent you. As part of this process, you will need to fill out an Affidavit of Indigence to verify that you are low income do not any means to pay an attorney. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: HE'S A FELON AND AUTOMATICALLY ASSUMED GUILTY (INNOCENT) VS. MY CLEAN BACKGROUND ASSUMING I'M LYING (GUILTY)

My husband is in jail for crimes I committed waiting on trial. I've already admitted to the charges under oath in general sessions but no one believes me, what DO I DO AT THIS POINT HOW DO I GET SOMEONE TO LISTEN? ?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 28, 2020

Your Husband needs a competent attorney, because obviously he does not now. You and other witnesses can be subpoenaed to trial, which will definitely get the attention of the DA prior to trial. You also need a good lawyer if possible, which will mitigate the criminal violations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Got caught with Xanax, and a dab pen but im 16 and a felony was charged how bad is this.

i am not addicted to them. I suffer from anxiety and depression but i am not the one who really shows it, i just struggles with lack of motivation and a lot of anxiety. I But i am not like addicted to them i just got caught at the moments. nothing was with the intent to sell and it was all... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 28, 2020

These are very serious charges. You need to have your parents hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with these charges. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is this normal that police officer called my phone number and told me to meet them at a restaurant?

It’s not a police station.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 28, 2020

No that is not normal unless the police officer already knows you and you know him. I would call the police officer back at the police station to confirm that this is legit if you don't already know him. That being said if you think you are or could be a possible suspect in a crime you should... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: As power of attorney of my father does that give me rights to access his files in all court cases ?

My father is standing trail for murder , I’m needing to know if having the power of attorney gives me rights to his files for all his court cases and permission to talk with his public defender

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 28, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: In Ky what is considered compliance to murder charge ?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 28, 2020

Do you mean complicity?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Need to find out how long does charges stay before getting dropped after 2 arraignment got pushed back

I got arrested in oct 2018 went to both my arrangement and they were pushed back so how long do I have before any of the charges get dropped or how long do I wait for paperwork

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 28, 2020

Your attorney can file for a speedy trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: what can i do as a victim of fraud?

Last week my bank called to inform me of suspicious activity going on with my account (BBT). They told me that the person had attempted to, and succeeded, in entering my account via mobile device somewhere overseas. I was directed to change my account information and go into my nearest bank as soon... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 28, 2020

At this point, it is best to file a formal complaint with your bank. Do you have any documentation from the bank when they alerted you of any suspicious activity? Secondly, the bank should be able to determine where the funds came from and when the funds were withdrawn. If you did not withdraw ANY... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Can we be denied the autopsy report if my loved one died in custody of the state?
James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Jan 27, 2020

The information below is a general statement regarding autopsy reports. There are forms on the Arkansas State Crime Lab Website that may assist you in obtaining the report. Typically, once the autopsy report is released to Law Enforcement Officials the information is public and you can use the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Hello I Have A Son in juvinille detention he is 14 years old he was on probation for runaways nothing past an hour or

This time he made a bad disition in not getting in the bus instead got picked up from a freind then droped off at a house with another freind where cops where looking for some guys who had stollen a truck when they saw him they took him blaming him off stealing never was involved he doesn't even... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 27, 2020

You can either hire an attorney to represent your son, or you can wait for the Court to appoint an attorney to represent him. Please understand, however, that unless you were present at the incident, the police version of the story and what your son is telling you may be different. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: How can a so called charge from the seventys hold up a arrainment hearing no related.

I'm 61 in real trouble for first time in my life. I'm told back in 70's I had a charge for something to do with stealing property out of a car. First I've heard of it so I told them just that. My current sentencing has been delayed until more info fount saying I was charged . There isn't anything... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 27, 2020

You must have this conversation with your attorney; no one in this forum has any idea who told you about, "back in 70's (there was) a charge for something to do with stealing property out of a car". Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: i have PTD termination court , how can i fight it?

I was making payments and showing up to my appointments until my p.o got fired . I never got reassigned and my calls never got a call back. I got pregnant lost my job and stopped making payments . Now i received a court letter saying i need to show up to court . I have a newborn I’m scared I’ll... Read more »

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Jan 27, 2020

I answered this question above...

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