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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Got ticket in georgia for possession and use of drug related objects what's the punishment

First time offense

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Feb 24, 2020

Conviction of the offense of possession of tools for the commission of crime carries a penalty of one to five years imprisonment. O.C.G.A. § 16-7-20.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for an individual to wear body armor on school property?

I don't mean to raise suspicions with anyone, but I am a student who goes to high school in Kentucky. I am currently involved in a Student Safety Patrol at my school, and my principal was worried about my safety in doing this program. I am the only student involved in handling locker room... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 24, 2020

Consult your school principal. If he says it is permissible to wear the body armor, then do so without reservation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: Faceing charges 28-1206 1D and 28-416 class 4 what kind of punishment will I get? Prison time and any outcome
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

A class ID felony has a mandatory minimum of three years and maximum of 50 years imprisonment. Depending on the facts of the case, the charges could be reduced or dismissed. If you have a criminal case pending, you need to speak with your criminal defense attorney or public defender for advice at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: Is there another way to serve 1D felony prison sentence other than prison
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

Class ID felonies include a 3 year mandatory minimum prison sentence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: My handgun was found during a raid. It wasnt used in any crimes. prosecutor wont release my gun. How do i get it back.

gun wasnt used for any crimes but the prosecutor wont answer phone calls, emails or requests from evidence techs to release the gun to me.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

If a handgun was used in the commission of a crime, it will generally be destroyed. If a hand gun is part of evidence, it can be returned by court order after the case has resolved. Like other evidence, it will generally be held until that time.

The Nebraska statutes state: Firearms...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: What would a judge say if we were to go to court

My daughter of 15 has ran away 3 different times she doesn’t show up to school. She was also found with marijuana

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

It depends on the judge, the type of case, and overall facts. If a child is struggling, it may be time to get experts involved to help assist. This could include the school counselor, Boys Town, or many other potential services.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: What criminal charges can be filed if a 19 year old goes to a party gets drunk and kills self and they dump his body
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

If you or someone you know were involved in a death that the police are investigating, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney asap. You would not want to post details on a public forum like this.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: In Nebraska if a person age 19 gets drunk at a party and accidentally shoots himself with a gun of an adult at party no

One calls 911 instead they dump his body what can they be charged with they provided gun and alcohol

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

What you are describing is an extremely serious matter. If you or someone you know were involved in a death that the police are investigating, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney asap. You would not want to post details on a public forum like this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: A 19 year old at a party gets drunk and shoots himself with someone at party’s gun they dump his body burn their clothe

Scene what can they be charged with everyone was under 21 but one person the 21 year old brought the gun

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

If you or someone you know were involved in a death that the police are investigating, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney asap. You would not want to post details on a public forum like this.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal to rent a rental car under your name for someone else
Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Feb 24, 2020

Lots of questions come to mind: why can't this person get his own rental? Does he or she have a valid DL, etc.? A rental car contract is a civil matter. It can turn criminal if you fail to return the car, you can then be charged with a felony. Typically, rental car companies want to know who will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Family mbr Was falsely accused of touching a child improperly The police have only taken a statement from her, what nxt?

Family member is being falsely accused of touching a child improperly. So far statement was only taken from child and parents. Family has not spoken to investigators yet. What should we do?

Deandra M Grant
Deandra M Grant answered on Feb 24, 2020

You need to contact an attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: Looking for pro bono lawyer for friend that is already incarcerated. He has court appointed but he has not done a thing.

A cpl charges include possession of methamphetamine, stolen car, counterfeit money, I'm unsure of exact atm but can obtain the info

How can I help get him a lawyer that will actually help him?? He does have court date set for March 5th but I really think hes getting screwed by this... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 24, 2020

The best thing you can do to support your friend, short of hiring an attorney, is to manage his expectations. I get it that your friend doesn't think his court appointed attorney is doing anything, but depending on the facts of the case, he may be facing a situation where he either accepts the best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: If you are parked in front of someone house, can the police pull up behind you no light or anything.

Question you on why you are parked there, and ask to search your car and u say no so they bring the dog and they claim the dog signaled them and start searching the car. Happen to find a gun under the seat but no drugs or anything else. Is this a legal search. What would be the probable cause to... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 24, 2020

I would suspect that the police were actively watching that house, and had a pretty good idea of who was coming and going, and for what reasons. At the very least there is reasonable suspicion, which would allow for a brief period of detainment. Without knowing more about the case, it's hard to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My cell phone was lost/ stolen while being arrested can I sue the police department for negligence?

The police arrested me without telling me that I was going to be arrested, and I couldn't put my cell phone away and I believe at the scene of my arrest my cell phone was stolen/lost. After I was boned out my cell phone wasnt returned to me. Can I sue the police or will they replace or write me a... Read more »

Vadim Glozman
Vadim Glozman answered on Feb 24, 2020

You can sue but in reality, most cases against police negligence go nowhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: In California, can I legally open carry a sheathed katana in public, holdsterd on my hip.
William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 24, 2020

Impossible to know without reviewing the local ordinances and regulations of the cities and/or counties in which you intend to be present. Further, you will likely violate laws against weapons at schools or state or federal courthouses, if you intend to be present at any of those locations.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Can I get an estimate of a possible sentencing for my friend?

A man a know was recently arrested. He is 19 years old. His charges are currently as follows: Armed burglary entering house with intent to murder/robbery, robbery of a residence with a gun, use of firearm in felony 1st offense, wearing a mask. He has never been in legal trouble before. How many... Read more »

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Feb 24, 2020

Realistically, he should inquire from his lawyer what time he is potentially facing. Each one of those charges has range of time that is governed by the statute such as Armed Burglary is a Class 2 felony which is twenty years to life as a time of imprisonment. Use of a Firearm in the commission... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is this a case against me?

I had a deal with a friend of mine that if he gave me a motorcycle he had that he could have my truck. But I did inform him the the truck still had money owed on it. I had paid 5500 of the 8000 on the truck there was still 2500 owed of it. He agree and sign the title to the motorcycle over to me. I... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 24, 2020

From the information you provided, it appears that you need to make the final payments as promised. Your friend can pursue a breach of contract suit against you. 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 Virginia on
Q: Did I break any laws by taking parts from the wrong car at a junk yard?

I found an SUV with a desirable stereo amongst other wrecked cars. During the middle of my part pull they informed me that it was not a junker but a re-po. Remember, no tags, doors unlocked, amongst other junk cars. Did I break any laws?

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Feb 24, 2020

I guess the determination is did you take the parts away from the scene after being informed the car was for repo. Then you have committed crime of theft. You may have excuse for the actual removal of the stereo if you can show that a reasonable person would believe that the SUV was abandoned and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Is it okay for my 15 year old daughter to hang out with a 21 year old as long as there's no sex
Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Feb 24, 2020

You seem to be making the nature of their relationship seem more of a dating relationship than "hanging out" when you bring up sex. There are things that are "not sex" that can be done between someone who is an adult and someone who is a minor (under the age of 18). Especially in the digital age... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: what happens at a rule 8 and if i can’t afford an attorney but don’t qualify for one what should i do and say in court?

it’s a violation of registration and it’s a min of 1 year and one day and no more than 5 years

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 24, 2020

A Rule 8 hearing is a procedural hearing to provide you, or your attorney, with the discovery in your case. You should not say anything in Court and you need to figure out a way to secure representation. This is a felony offense and you should not be representing yourself. This is far too... Read more »

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