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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: The Michigan dept of corrections had me on their website as having absconded from probation.

I was never convicted or sentenced to be placed on any probation. Though I was arrested for being at an after hours club along with several others. The small quantities of drugs discarded on the floor were never attached to anyone, and the arresting squad never showed up in court on the 2... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 7, 2021

Did you have a lawyer during this process? That should be your first call. He or she should have what's called a nolle pros (motion and order to dismiss) in the file.

Were you on probation or parole when you were arrested? An arrest, even if it doesn't led to conviction, can be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can I do anything about anonymous gifts and fear of escalation?

I was groomed & basically manipulate into a relationship with a man twice my age. I was 19 when we met, he was 39. This was about 2 years ago & he's still trying to get in contact with me, mainly through gifts, beginning within the last few months. Sending flowers to my house/leaving... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 7, 2021

First send him an email, Facebook message and letter by certified mail to cease all contact with you at home, work or school by social media, email, phone, text or in person.

The next time he contacts you, file a criminal stalking complaint and file a protective order.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: Say you worked as a ASM in retail and your boss has placed her finger in your face in front of other managers and racist

She only hollers at the black men in front of customers and has a problem keeping her fingers to her side at black men and she always calls us aggressive when she is always the aggressor and corporate knew about it and

She admitted that to the DM

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2021

Consult with an attorney for an EEOC complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I can’t find information on marijuana laws in Indiana. Can I smoke in my backyard or can my neighbors call the police?

I want to be able to smoke outside, but I’m worried if a neighbor smells it that they will call the police. Since I wont be operating a vehicle can I get in trouble?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 6, 2021

Marijuana is illegal to use in Indiana, whether on your personal property or public property. If your neighbors call, you could get in trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: My 15 y.o. nephew from NY has runaway while down here in FL. What do I do?

My sister sent my nephew down here to live with me because he was trying drugs, not doing well in school and coming/going from the house whenever he wanted. At first he was doing so well down here...said it was toxic in NYC and he appreciated the calmer environment. However, now he misses his... Read more »

Tami Lane Augen
Tami Lane Augen answered on May 6, 2021

Are his parents coming to Florida to find him and/or pick him up? They should consider take responsibility for him and should report him as a runaway. Do you know where he is? You may want to consider speaking with an attorney and moving forward in terms of reporting him as a runaway and/or to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hypothetically, if I am Lennie from the book Of Mice and Men, could I plead temporary insanity and be found not guilty?

Lennie kills a woman but implies that he didn’t know what he was doing at the time. It says in the book that he saw his dead aunt and that rabbits were talking to him at the time of the crime. What proof would we need to plead insanity?

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on May 6, 2021

Yes. 'Lennie' could be considered legally incapable of committing a crime because of mental incapacity if at the time the crime was committed he had a mental disease or defect AND because of that disease or defect was incapable of knowing or understanding that his act was morally or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: can spouse be held criminally liable for theft by taking of sum over $500?
Melaney LaGrone
Melaney LaGrone answered on May 6, 2021

Not sure exactly what you are asking.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Michigan on
Q: My name is Julie Goble. My boyfriend is incarcerated with 6 detainers. What can I do

Emerson

Antonio

Wilson

6/26/1077

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 6, 2021

With detainers, your boyfriend is going to sit until those are cleared up. Then, and only then, could you help post bond for him to be released. The only thing you can do at this point is help look for an attorney for him.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: What can i do about a police report that i filed Feburary 9 2021 and nothings been done about it i had 9,000 stole

My ex hacked my phone and had my unemployment backpay sent to her bank

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 6, 2021

I would call the police department and try to get in touch with the person you spoke with to see if the report has been forwarded to a detective for review. You could also call the unemployment office and they may have special investigators that would look into your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a 14 year old go to juvie for criminal mischief
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on May 6, 2021

There is no such crime innMinnesota as criminal mischief.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New York on
Q: I am looking for an attorney that can help me fight for my mothers rights.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 5, 2021

Your question remains open for a week and it covers a number of categories. There's no guarantee that all questions are answered here, but if you wanted to narrow your question down a little bit, where you asked a specific legal question about given situation, you might have better chances of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I am from Kilgore Texas and I have been charged with tampering with evidence And Possion.

Police video shows no evidence that I tampered with anything police are heard saying they saw me. Gregg county prosecutor is wanting to enhancey charges to 5yrs tdc and 15months state jail due to time spent in federal in Kentucky 30yrs ago and for 1yr state jail time served 12yrs ago. Is this legal

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 5, 2021

Cops add tampering charges in drug cases when they believe the suspect tried to drop, destroy, or otherwise hide the drugs to they wouldn't be found. You can read the exact text of the law in chapter 37 of the Penal Code here: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.37.htm#37.09... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If proof of insurance was provided to the court do they verify it?

If someone received a ticker for Financial Responsibility (No Insurance) and they showed the court they had a policy during the date of ticket is the case dismissed immediately or is the insurance policy verified? Not speaking of fake insurance but if you can't remember if it was cancelled or... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 5, 2021

They will probably verify it unless someone is being lazy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I am CHARGED with poss control sub over 4 under 200grams of methamphetamine. I now see where there was a REQUEST OF

Notice with intent to offer extraneous conduct filed on my case ? I'm not sure what that means or why would the court or an attorney file that?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 5, 2021

Rule 404(b) of the Texas Rules of Evidence says that you can get advance notice if the prosecution intends to use character evidence like prior convictions or bad acts by the defendant to show things like motive, opportunity, intent, absence of mistake, lack of accident, etc.

For example,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is pc 4502(a) "possession of a weapon while in prison " considered a non-violent or non-serious felony?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 5, 2021

(a) Every person who, while at or confined in any penal institution, while being conveyed to or from any penal institution, or while under the custody of officials, officers, or employees of any penal institution, possesses or carries upon his or her person or has under his or her custody or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have bench warrant arrest issued in wi for my misdemeanor case and I’m in Florida

Is that possible Florida police can take me to jail if they run my name if they stop by pull over or something?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 5, 2021

Yes, I don't know how likely it is, but the police in Florida can hold you to be extradited to Wisconsin.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My husband was arriving in 11/18 I hired a lawyer he did not help my husband he wanted him to plea guilty,

What options does he have,he was assaulted by the arresting officer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 5, 2021

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

IS 11/18 .......2018?

BECAUSE YOU HIRE A LAWYER DOESN'T MEAN YOU WILL GET OFF FROM THE CHARGES. A LAWYER FORCES THE DA TO MEET THEIR BURDEN OF PROOF. WHETHER THE CLIENT DID THE ACT OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE. IT IS WHETHER THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I have questions about a expungement and sealing information about cases that are no longer useful on my record.
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 5, 2021

And what is that question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I was charge but never arrested or finger printed
Melaney LaGrone
Melaney LaGrone answered on May 5, 2021

What is your question? You may have an outstanding warrant, which means you will need to turn yourself in to be arrested and fingerprinted.

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