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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do if my separated wife is telling me I have to pay her money to use a car that is in both off our names

I have her on a text telling me that the only way I can use a car that is in both of our names is if I give her money! Is that not extortion?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 9, 2021

No. Don’t pay her anything. Go take the car and use it all you want. You don’t pay to use your own stuff. Snd file that divorce immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I moved in with my boyfriend at the time. Almost everything in the house is mine except somethings. Since then we have

Married. He is threatening to throw my stuff away n burn it. He says he can because its his house. Is this against the law?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 8, 2021

Wait until he goes to work and move out. Them hire a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for South Carolina on
Q: If the judge asks, do I tell them that me and the defendant have had contact even if it’s court ordered not to?

Me and my boyfriend got into an argument, and he grabbed me and I bet him to get him off of me. And he had 2 bite marks on him. He called the cops and I spent the night in jail for third degree CDV. One of the court orders was to not have contact with him until the court date. But we have had... Read more »

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis answered on Apr 8, 2021

Hello,

Yes; if the Court asks you a direct question, you must answer the Court truthfully. If the Court discovers that you are lying to it and the presiding judge, you can be held in Contempt of Court, which under South Carolina Law means you can be jailed or fined in an amount determined...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it a crime to get got with sandwich baggies in car with no drugs

Drug paraphernalia law

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Apr 8, 2021

It is not illegal to possess sandwich baggies.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: In Tennessee what's the sentencing on charges for a felon in possession of meth (1.2 grams) and possession of a firearm
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 8, 2021

That would probably be around 8 years, at least 35 percent. The Judge could definitely sentence you to at least 12 years. However without any other facts, I cannot be any more specific. You need to ask your attorney who apparently is working out a plea for you. The firearm charge is either 3... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Need guidance on criminal and civil charges for an adult providing alcohol to my 15 year old.
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 8, 2021

You can report a suspected crime to law enforcement. That usually means the police department if the incident occurred inside the incorporated city limits or the sheriff's department if it happened out in the county.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Who should I report Fraud of a legal document to?

My ex boyfriend, the father of my son, filed a lawsuit against me in regards to our son but he didn’t fill out the paperwork himself, his landlady did. And she didn’t fill out the “If a non lawyer helped fill out this form...” portion of any of the petitions. She admitted via text to... Read more »

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy answered on Apr 8, 2021

Subpoena her to the Court hearing so she can tell the judge. If the court hearing has already taken place, call the judge's judicial assistant and let her know, see if yo can get a re-hearing and bring it up to the judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: My friend was driving my car he got a dealing in possession of methamphetamine charge they found drugs on the floor

Does that make it mine because it's my car I got a possession charge probable cause charge so far

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 7, 2021

"Possession" means that something is "within your scope of control." It has nothing to do with "ownership." Drug laws intentionally make NO DISTINCTION between possession and ownership because it is contraband - illegal to have it - irrespective of whether it belongs... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a suspect be charged on a first overdose if the other drugs found are not the drug he overdosed on?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 7, 2021

Not sure of the question, but anyone suspected of supplying drugs to a victim can be charged with homicide. The actual drug causing death would be a defense possibly. That defense does not keep a DA from going after anyone involved in the drug transaction, but might be used at Trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: ell us a little more so we can help you. Your Question:edit text Okay my son didnt havel

Can they charge him with homicides by traffic if the convict him of neuroscience

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy answered on Apr 7, 2021

We are eager to answer your question. Try asking it again, and include more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: I’ve been trying to research. I can’t find a definitive answer. I am looking at studying law.

Is it still possible for me to become a attorney with a family violence misdemeanor in TX?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 7, 2021

I do not know the answer but the first thing I would research is the investigation relating to the "Declaration of Intent" that all law school students must pass to become an attorney in Texas. The investigation decides whether or not you are mentally and morally fit to become an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal to record domestic assault and abuse against me?

I have video proof of my spouse physically assaulting me (burning and poking me with a red hot metallic chopstick) while continuously accusing me of *multiple* affairs. Now I moved out and filed for a divorce. Can these videos be used as evidence in court?

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

Possibly. But Michigan is a no-fault state: all either person needs to say is that there's been a breakdown of the marital relationship. If you were to pursue a civil lawsuit for abuse, those videos may be more necessary. But the best evidence, of course, would be a criminal conviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: In ohio, As a victim of a Aggravated menacing. What do I need to bring and expect in court?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 7, 2021

This depends on what is happening in Court. Is the hearing an arraignment, pretrial, evidentiary hearing, deposition, trial? You can always contact the victim's advocate at the courthouse and they can go through general information with you.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My mom and i trying so to fight for my brother of a crime he didn't not commit and our family is falling apart.

We need to win for my brother

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

Your mother can hire a criminal attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My friend was picked up on a warrant from 5 years ago. When he's been into jail. But that never came up before

He was on probation. So how did they pick him up

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Apr 6, 2021

No one can answer that question without more information. Consult with an attorney directly.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: If I was arrested for domestic battery but got a misdemeanor charge how does that affect my gun rights
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 6, 2021

The Charge is probably Domestic Assault. A conviction means you cannot touch a firearm or ammunition. Without fail hire a competent attorney to get the Charge Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. The end result is what counts, not whether you are guilty or not.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I have been made my first offer of 8 years instead of the mandatory minimum of 10. Should I wait or accept this offer ?

No further details

John Karas
John Karas answered on Apr 6, 2021

You are undoubtedly represented by counsel (Federal Defender) who knows the facts of your case, your prior criminal history, etc., which is the basis of the offer (plus there are Federal Sentencing Guidelines for different types of cases in Federal court). He (or she) is in the best position to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: How can someones information disappear of mo case net.
Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Apr 6, 2021

Several ways.

1. A dismissed criminal case does not appear on regular searches.

2. A not guilty verdict on a criminal case does not appear on regular searches.

3. If they received an SIS it would also be a closed record.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on
Q: With Washington state changing the law surrounding felony drug possession, is it possible to have a conviction reduced?

Now that drug possession is no longer considered a felony offense, am I able to petition for a reduction or even to vacate the conviction as long as it meets the new criteria? If it helps to understand where I am coming from, drugs were found in my house, not on my person, in the amount of <0.1 g.

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Apr 6, 2021

If it was simple possession (felony or misdemeanor), then yes - it should eligible to be vacated. You should call the lawyer who represented you at the time, or maybe the public defense office for that court.

Here is a very short blog post I wrote on the topic if you want a little more...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: can I file a counterclaim in a replevin case?

someone has filed a show cause against me. this person has access to their property but has not taken it. the items are in a storage unit in my name that they were to pay for but haven't for 6 months. now they are refusing to pay and filed a replevin for the items.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 6, 2021

Answer the complaint admitting you have the property and file a counterclaim for the money they agreed to pay to store it but haven't, under a breach of contract theory.

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