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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Search and sezure

I have a 40 foot sea container on someone's property and I pay them rent each month we have a signed rental agreement the owners son lives on the property in a house the police raided the house yesterday and the proceeded to cut the lock box off of my container and searched through my stuff... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 27, 2021

more info is needed.

is this a container you live in or store things in?

a lawyer would have to look at what I assume was a search warrant, how broad it was and what is was for.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can someone sue you as a thief if they give you their login for cash app and gives you the money as a gift,

There is no written agreement, this person was told over the phone that it was a gift, and some money was for taking care of animals and the rest to help towards rent

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 27, 2021

more info is needed.

if you misuse the info they provided..........probably yes.

it would be like you having the code to the cash register and then taking money from it......................???

if it is a Gift, then it is a Gift.........the issue would probably be proving it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Miscellaneous remedy forfeiture

Wht does that mean

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 26, 2021

Hard to say as the forfeiture could take many forms in connection with a pending criminal case,

Essentially, it means that the person loses property due to a legal violation of the collateral for said property.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: In texas is there a 90 day psych hold? Can you get by a court appointed Atty during your hold?

My gentleman friend is being held in the Sheriffs holding cell for his 90 psych hold. Can they hold him that long with no representation?

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr. answered on Sep 26, 2021

Texas has laws that will allow a psychological detention (hold) where that person's criminal charges are dismissed. The detainee(patient) is ALWAYS allowed to have his or her attorney. When you are sentenced or placed under government custody or for Mental Health Services, you do not lose your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My husband will be eligible for judicial release May 8, 2022. When should I contact a lawyer to prepare to apply?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 26, 2021

If you want the motion filed right away, you should hire an attorney at the beginning of April so they have time to write the motion and gather supporting documentation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was sentenced to a 4 yr joint suspension which I was found in violation went up state came out to the same prcs.

My court dockets say end date of 8/19, my house was then searched by police department. For not giving up information and I was violated again that day so probation extended me till 2023 this is a case from 2018? I was passenger of car when stopped by police, I have not been in any trouble since... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 26, 2021

much more info is needed.

contact the lawyer who last represented you.

s/he will have all the facts and be in the best position to give you accurate legal advice based on everything....and not just sketchy facts.

what you are doing is like calling a doctor and asking for a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my co-defendant have a petition in court does that petition affect me
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2021

Your question does not provide enough information to answer the question. Hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got into a fight and he got in my face and said some very nasty things and hit him.Will I go to jail

My boyfriend was screaming at me in my face while I was holding our 3 month old baby and I kept telling him to back up and get out my face but he wouldn't so I slapped him with my child in my arms. As soon as I did that I did lay my child down in her bed because even after that he still didnt... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2021

Hire an attorney. Move. I think you will be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for the law to arrest you for burglary if they didn’t catch you on the premises

Your car was parked at address of burglary but you were not there

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2021

They can arrest you if they have probable cause.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal to take pictures of someone's house in ormond beach florida?

I am in California. The house is in Ormond Beach Florida. The house belongs to a vile, mentally unstable woman that has bullied me and others online for almost a year. A friend in Florida offered to go by her house and take pictures. He ended up confessing to her that he took the pictures. I did... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 25, 2021

Generally speaking the taking of photographs of real property is not a crime. However you’re choice of words about the resident would give one reason to question your acts and motive. One last observation, you should be very careful about what you choose to put on the internet…all you have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Contracts, Copyright and Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I reveal that I saved sensitive info my boss wanted gone, what are the legal ramifications?

I may or may not have a copy of sensitive information (I work in security) which my boss asked me to delete completely. If I reveal publicly that I have this information, what should I expect to happen from a legal standpoint?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 25, 2021

more info is needed.

I suspect you had a Federal job and signed an agreement when employed, that you don't want to violate.

I am not a Federal Criminal Lawyer, but I would bet that disclosing the info would be a criminal offense, and could lead to your arrest and prosecution....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for California on
Q: In california, why would my lawyer want me to get a physical exam for?

My friend is being charged with attempted murder even though he did not try to kill anyone. His lawyer is requesting that he gets a physical exam done. This case started a year ago. I’m unsure what the reason for getting this done because he is waiting for sentencing in a couple days

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 25, 2021

much more info is needed.

However, if I was a betting man I would guess it has to do with Mental Capacity.

the lawyer is probably thinking of Diminished Capacity Defense or something along those lines.

ie, he lacked the intent to do what he is alleged to have done????

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Does this law firm defend Native Americans in domestic abuse cases that results in a death
John Karas
John Karas answered on Sep 25, 2021

It's not clear from your question who you are referring to as "this law firm" handling wrongful death cases allegedly arsing from domestic abuse and, if so, if you have been criminally charged with that offense. Your race or ethnicity is usually not relevant to whether an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If i admitted to going into a chain link fence that was already with a tool bag with junk cars in it is it 2 degree burg
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Sep 25, 2021

We’ll, until the car was entered it’s more likely “attempted” burglary 2nd or 3rd and another count of “possession of burglary implements/ tools”

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: how do attys find info on people when the common sites for people finders fail?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2021

They sometimes hire investigators. Some of the full-service process service companies also handle these types of functions. They can use court records, social media, vehicle registration records, property ownership records and other resources. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: If I was charged with trafficking, conveyance, agg trafficking and an inmate is charged with complicity how can the

How can the inmate argue standing in his motion to suppress

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 24, 2021

Facts are everything on a motion to suppress, but in a conveyance situation it's reasonably likely the inmate does not have standing. You and the other party involved need to be discussing this rather serious case privately with attorneys so you can go over all the facts and the law to find out.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: We’re separated, house is titled in one name. Both parties clearly have a financial interest in the house.

We were separated physically, but not yet legally. Can the spouse sell/refinance the house without the other persons knowledge? And conceal that they did that and hide the money? Criminal theft? Fraud? Domestic violence is also an issue. He took $88K

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 24, 2021

You need to file for divorce and either you or your counsel will need to carefully review all financial documents disclosed. Not sure why the house is only "titled in one name." If that means that the house was a premarital asset or that you signed a quit claim deed surrendering your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Does accepting pretrial diversion preclude me from suing police in civil rights case

I was arrested for first time in my 61 yrs for assault of police, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. I had called 911 after being the victim of road rage and simply ask police to put on their masks due to COVID. I was injured in arrest and refused medical care. That evening after released... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 24, 2021

From your facts I do not see a §1983 cause of action. But Diversion is usually the best disposition. Prior to the plea you will want to talk to an experienced attorney who knows how to file a Government Tort Liability Action. Again I would not file the suit as it is not a perfect... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: In California can a doctor over rule a parole officer on medication wise

Like if it's a concern for patient health and safety can they tell you to stop taking medication

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 24, 2021

more info is needed.

have your lawyer go back to court to move that the judge revise his ruling to be consistent with the doctors.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Would it be a conflict of interest if a lawyer was representing a client and came into information that a former

client may be involved in the case?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 24, 2021

Yes it could be a conflict of interest, but it would depend on the facts of and circumstances that are involved.

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