Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: My fathers put his liens on my property. I'm trying to get back the money from his liens, What kind of lawyer do I need

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 27, 2016

I'm not sure that I understand, completely, what you are saying. A lien is a notice that the lienor thinks he is owed money from the owner of the property, giving him priority if the property is sold. If it wasn't sold, there normally wouldn't have been money received.

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Q: - Is it possible that he may have committed fraud when he referred me to the stores I mentioned below?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Same answer as the last, this is not a criminal issue. You are being sued and if you owe money on a contract pay it. Where you got the materials from is irrelevant to the contract.
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Q: Did he break a law when I asked him to sign receipts and he signed gibberish?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

If you had a contract honor it. He also has an argument that he partially performed, being he did work and you paid part, solidifying the contract even if it was or was not signed. This is not a criminal law question though.
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Q: My mother in law want's to know if it's possible for a probation office to put a P.S.I on her from a case that happened

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

What are you abbreviating with the letters PSI? The most common use of these letters is pre-sentence investigation and report, which makes no sense with your question.
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Q: My boyfriend was arrested for selling drugs last night. Do you know how long it will take to get him out of jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

After first appearance where bond is set, then generally a day or so after that you can bail him out.
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Q: I am attempting to expunge/seal my criminal and arrest record. Where can I contact a state attorney??

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

You need to take it in to the state attorney's office where one will fill out that middle section of the form. Or call and ask if there is someone secific you should email/fax it to
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Q: I am 19 and I'm in love with a 16. Her mom wants no contact between us. What am I allowed to do, and what can't I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

It is not illegal by law as law really only addresses sexual contact based on age, not talking and texting. Her parents can certain prohibit it or take away her phone, or seek a court order for no contact though.
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Q: My friend was arrested at pretrial but was never given a drug test what can we do

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Hire a lawyer for her who can re-open the case and request a psych evaluation/report.
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Q: Is it leagal for a passenger of a vehicle to be searched for a traffic stop

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Yes if police have a reasonable suspicion that passenger had something illegal on him passenger can be searched.
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Q: For felony fraud termination of probation, do they drug test AT court?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Probate and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Absolutely they can drug test him in court in the bathroom. He should retain a lawyer ASAP if he thinks he is going to fail as he may go to jail right then for violation.
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Q: Is it leagal for a passenger of a vehicle to be searched for a traffic stop

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Yes the passenger can be searched if the police have reasonable suspicion passenger committed a crime or has something illegal on them. He should retain a lawyer ASAP.
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Q: I'm trying to seal my arrest record. How do I do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

You can seal the court record but not the arrest in terms of when the police run your license. And only certain crimes can be sealed by statute, so you will need to review those or hire a lawyer
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Q: If my charges were filed on 02/16/2016 would i be currently eligible to file for a notice of a speedy of misdemeanor?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Read Rule 3.191, it is far too long and complex to explain in a few sentences.

https://floridacriminalprocedure.com/3-191-speedy-trial/
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Q: Can I have someone prosecuted for tricking me into getting car?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

This is really a civil matter to sue him for the money/car back. The state is likely not going to spend it's resources on this unless you can prove how he withdrew money from your account unless he was on it too; which is not a crime then but a civil matter to sue for the money taken.
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Q: Being threatened

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

If you are being threatened still call the police, like you should have a year ago. A private lawyer cannot do anything in this situation, only the police/state attorney.
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Q: I wrote a check and it bounced. Can I be charged with a crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Yes, passing a bad check is a misdemeanor. IF the person yo wrote it to reports it though. Replace the check with a new/good one ASAP.
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Q: The officer has issued the warrant and the wreck was caused by the other driver which died on scene.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

You have not asked a question and there is not enough information provided to even guess what you need to know. Please re-read your message and give a more complete summary and a specific question.
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Q: I'm in a consenting same sex relationship, and parents wants to get a restraining order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

What would the legal grounds for the restraining order be? Are you abusing her? Is she abusing you? If not and this is consensual between the two of you, I don't see grounds for a restraining order. Her parents can try, but it'd be there job to allege something based in law. 'We don't believe in same sex relationships' is not good enough.
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Q: I'm trying to seal my arrest record. How do I do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Sealing is not automatic or generally available. You will likely have to prove that you are factually innocent. Many people try to seal and then find out they are ineligible for some reason. The relevant Penal Code section is 851.8
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Q: We are the parents funding the defense for our son. What information from the lawyer are we entitled to be given.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

I assume you're in Nebraska and your son is out in California. The lawyer is not required to give you much. If your son says ok, then the lawyer can give you much more info. If your son instructs the lawyer not to tell you anything, the lawyer won't. The lawyer takes orders from the client on things like this. The lawyer should have made you sign a contract under Rule of Conduct 3-100 or so. Check your contract to see what you are entitled to get.
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