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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: 2 months after serve out of parole in Kentucky, Indiana parole office along with two Tell City, Ind. officers.

Kick in my dad's house, handcuff and hold at gun point my little brother and go through all my father's residence, property and garages. My buddy's house is kicked in and searched and my house is doors rammed off the hinges and completely tossed upside down to the point of... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 11, 2021

I'd suggest consulting with a civil rights attorney who is familiar with 1983 actions. Keep in mind you have a time limit to put the agencies on notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Stockbroker Fraud and Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: Can you sue Robinhood for outages during an all-time high on funds for fraudulence activity and negligence, if any more?

Recently I invested $1000 into Dogecoin as it was at its lowest of 0.19 and just today this cryptocurrency has just reached its all-time high of 0.60. And because of the surge of this high buying for Dogecoin, Robinhood's crypto services went out and I couldn't sell nor buy during this... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 5, 2021

Sure, anyone can sue anyone else; so f you have $400,000 I am sure you can find a bunch of security lawyers willing to try to slay a giant. But you need to forget about "bribery" and "string-attached manipulation."

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: 3rd time asking, no replies yet. Have expunged marijuana coviction. What do I answer when asked "ever been convicted?"
Benjamin Ostrer
Benjamin Ostrer answered on May 3, 2021

You can truthfully answer that you have not been convicted if your disposition was expunged. However, there are applications such as a pistol permit and certain employment where the permit officer or HR office should be consulted. Some require disclosure of all cases even those that were... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Can a person ROR out if caught with possession of methamphetamine
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 1, 2021

Bond is always in the discretion of the Judge. The factors are serious nature of the offense, likelihood to reoffend, prior record and the defendant's financial ability to post bond. To answer your question yes it is possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Got offered a plea deal of 2 years hard labor,suspended,3 years adult supervised probation! Does that mean I go to jail?

Does this mean I go to jail or just get probation?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 28, 2021

This means you do NOT go to jail unless you violate the 3 years of probation. If you do violate the terms of your probation, you go to jail for 2 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Is this possible prosecution for credit card fraud

My sister has opened several credit cards in someone else's name, even got to withdraw a total about $5,000 from a Wellsfargo ATM (cc belonging to Wellsfargo) months ago, but this has happened over the course of a year or so, and nothing has happened, and today she received two calls she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 28, 2021

In short, yes. She will want to speak with a criminal defense attorney to represent her rights for these likely felonious charges. Depending on the number of charges brought, she could be looking at quite a long stay in federal prison.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: What is ohio code for v2k
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 28, 2021

v2k could stand for a few different things. In order to provide a proper answer, can you rephrase the question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If a couple committed a felony charge smuggling and was told to not see each other until court but they did what happens

Couple Caught smuggling illegal alien across the border And were told to not see each other until court hearing. But they ended up seeing each other and now she’s pregnant what will happen if they find out or should we just tell lawyer the truth?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 27, 2021

What could happen depends on whose rule you violated. If you broke your mom's rules she will be very disappointed. If you broke the conditions of a bond or protective order set by the judge then you could be re-arrested on the smuggling charge and also potentially be charged with a new crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal and it was this” 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years active supervised probation”.

Does that mean I have to go to jail or prison?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

Do you have an attorney representing you? If so, then you need to ask her these questions and your options? That said, if what you write is accurate, then you do not go to jail unless during your probation of 3 years you are revoked which case you then have to sere your jail time. But... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal that says 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years ASP. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Apr 26, 2021

It means that you would be sentenced to 2 years prison with LA Department of Corrections, at hard labor. That prison sentence would be suspended (put on hold) and not served. You would be placed on 3 years adult supervised probation. There would be normal conditions of that probation. If you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can I pursue federal court case against many neighbors engaged in harassment/threats of violence to family and I ?

Things started with neighbor whom moved out with harassment towards my family and I. A friend living across street from him then continued to do the same to us depriving us of peace in our own home. This is 24/7 and has been ongoing for over a year at least. Things have escalated, they’ve... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Apr 22, 2021

In order to file a lawsuit in Federal District Court, there has to be "diversity of citizenship" (meaning you live in 1 state while the defendants live in another). The amount of damages also has to be in excess of $75,000.

From what you've described, you have several...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: So a tweet was made about someone on Twitter saying that they allegedly sexually assaulted someone

I didn’t post the initial tweet but I reposted it on a Instagram account as so did many other pages I’m now being asked to come to a mediation and being charged for defamation is this possible?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 20, 2021

I don't know why you posted this in "Federal Crimes", defamation is not a crime, but it can lead to civil liability. And normally mediation can be ordered after you've been sued, normally not before.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury, Business Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Is my CPA at fault for our identity theft? She was hacked some months ago and should have cyber security in place.

The IRS would not accept our 2020 tax filing because one was already filed. Our 3rd Stimulus check was also stolen because our CPA was hacked. She later informed me of this and said some of her other client's data was also stolen and used. She should have adequate cyber security in place... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Apr 20, 2021

You said "She should have adequate cyber security in place". Do you have reasons to believe she does not and the fact that she does not caused the hack?

These are key findings to determine whether you have a cause of action based on negligence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Brother charged 115 years in 2014 for string of robberies. No one hurt or killed or anything how can we get time reduced

Did have a weapon robbed 7 fastfood restaurant in june 2014 been in jail since. Deundrae Miller

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 19, 2021

Consult an attorney who FOCUSES on parole work and ask about the possibility of both parole and of your brother receiving a commutation of the sentence. Don't just look for a criminal defense attorney that also does a few parole cases on the side... you are looking for a person whose law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes on
Q: my ir1 case was refused with INA212A3B clause after 2yrs of AP and we filed mandamus......i need help and advice..

My wife filed for me in 2016...had interview in 12/12/2017 And was approved but placed in administrative processing to verify my civil document from Nigeria high court ,after that they requested for my business ballading's of cars that I have imported from us to Nigeria since I told them in my... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Apr 18, 2021

It is necessary to discuss the reason for the findings with and to review your file. What can be done now depends on when you received the denial. If it has been over 30 days you may have no alternative but to refile.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: When the United States Supreme court says there no standing to take up a case what are they saying.
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Apr 13, 2021

Legal standing basically means that the person/entity who is suing another has a reason to sue them - that they've been personally affected. For example (a silly example), if you and your spouse are having a hard time, a random passerby cannot sue your spouse for divorce on your behalf.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: 4 years ago I was convicted of DV with Adjudication Withheld, am I able to own a firearm? Thanks.
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Apr 13, 2021

An “Adjudication Withheld” on a felony, or on a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, requires that three years has have elapsed since the completion of all sentencing provisions, including any probation or court fines.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: Is Faking Your Own Death a Crime? And what charges can you get?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 10, 2021

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. If it's done in the context of life insurance benefits, which is the common scenario, the crime is generally insurance fraud. Outside of that or other contexts involving illegal acts (but instead done as a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Utah on
Q: Can an asylum applicant (who has SSN and Employment Authorization because of it) legally buy a gun?

That person it’s not an ilegal or unlawful alien, and it perfectly fits for all the requirements of the BCI and the Federal laws.

Vince Sykes
Vince Sykes answered on Apr 10, 2021

You need to get a permit; whether you can legally purchase or not. Work permit and SS number don’t confer you status. In fact you have no status, but perhaps refugee seeking to remain in the US. And any weapons offense could negatively impact your asylum application.

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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