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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My car was damaged at my apartment complex while parked and as a result of a comission of a crime

Could the Apartment Owners be liable for damages to my car. The Apt. Manager was informed several times in the past year of a person who was banned from Apts had been selling drugs

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be fact-specific in terms of security measures. There is no universal "yes" or "no" answer. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Where do I file a legal and/or criminal complaint if parties are in different states?

I wanted to look into filing a complaint against against some people for possible crimes, such as hacking my company's website and blackmail over the computer/text. I live in FL, they live in CA, and these incidents took place while they were in NY and CA. Can I file claims and complaints with... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 15, 2021

You do not "file" criminal complaints; a prosecuting attorney for one of the several jurisdictions involved would do that. You would contact the governmental agency (such as a district attorney or state attorney in California, New York, or Florida; the FBI or Justice Department for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: I have already been sentenced in federal court and am to self surrender on Nov1, I wrote my sentencing judge and asked f

For electronic monitoring instead of prison, I was denied because she doesn't have jurisdiction since she sentenced me. Who can I talk to about it now.

Ashley Robinson Winn
Ashley Robinson Winn answered on Oct 14, 2021

Federal court is very strict with procedures and Home electronic monitoring should have been requested at sentencing. If the sentencing judge has lost jurisdiction, there is little that can be done, particularly if the appeal time has passed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Hi I'm a student from another country doing an investigation on a US case, could you help me find the resolution?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

You can use Justia’s lawyer search tool but most attorneys would charge for their time. Perhaps contact a librarian at a law library.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Gun rights in Texas for a sealed record in Arkansas
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 13, 2021

Federal law gun laws are often more restrictive, especially for cases involving domestic violence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My lawyer has given little effort does not makes things understandable. I have no idea what’s going on

He doesn’t respond to calls or emails. Doesn’t explain anything. Didn’t try at all. Works for prosecutors and always wants to represent me without me there and is making me take a deal I don’t want saying it’s the best deal. I am lost and have heard from lawyers in his office that he is... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

much more info is needed.

is this a private lawyer or court appointed?

if Public Defender, you could have asked for a new lawyer.

are you appealing because you pled?

i would always try to appear on behalf of my client to save them the inconvenience of coming to court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Military Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Q: I am active duty station at Fort Drum. Do I have to report to jusry duty in Mississippi?

I am active duty Army station at Fort Drum, New York. My residence is back in Carriere, MS on the Hancock County side. Is there any exemptment for soldiers stationed away from home? If so, what will I need to do to let the court know?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2021

There are military law attorneys on this forum who have experience with such matters, and they could answer best. But your post remains open for a day, and it is probably best to take some form of action without further delay. You could show the notice to your commanding officer and request their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: I was arrested and sentenced on a drug charge in California, I live in Washington state. Can new legislature effect me

It was at the Otay border and I took the plea for 36 months. Washington state has basically decriminalized drug possession and I was just wondering if it could effect my case

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm afraid not. The change in WA drug law was a very specific ruling based on the wording of the WA possession statute, which was unique in the country. This change would not affect convictions from any other state or the federal system.

If you want to read more about how the change...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Good morning. I am looking for some answers for my trans child M-F currently in the Florida Prison System.

Medical needs are not being met. A recent diverticulitis flare up went untreated for approx 6 weeks causing extreme pain and a 40+ lbs weight loss. I filed complaints with PREA, Inspector Generals office, the prison directly and got no results. My child has now been transferred to the 3rd prison... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 6, 2021

You need to retain a lawyer to review the file and then meet with them…Some lawyers may offer a free consult (be mindful of the adage that says “advice you receive for free is worth what you paid for it…nothing.”

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Can I purchase a firearm with misdemeanor

I have a wanton endangerment 2nd degree

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Oct 5, 2021

If the Wanton Endangerment is pending and has bond restrictions against purchasing then no. If it is a conviction and it was domestic violence then no.

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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: On Appeal to District Appellate Court my case was VACATED and REMANDED back to the Bankruptcy Court. The Court REFUSED.

The Bankruptcy Court said I owed

Payment s to my plan . My case was ruled against me and ended before the Appeal the Appellate Court decided the Vacate Remand Order. The Bankruptcy Judge who did so was removed from his cases before he made the decision.

I have unquestionable... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 4, 2021

This question was posted as a question on patents (inventions). That is not the right topic. You may get better answers if you post this as a bankruptcy question.

Good Luck

Kevin E Flynn

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: 2 years ago, my friend married a guy but he's using her for the green card. How can I report him anonymously?

This guy is from Haiti. He has been staying on the tourist visa and he seduced my friend to married him. He has a kid with her now: a 2 years old daughter.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Oct 3, 2021

More information is needed, but it cannot come from her. You have no affirmative duty nor direct evidence of fraud by the husband! Strangely, you ‘may know’ more incriminating facts about her!

It reads more like, she ‘seems to want’ out of a marital relationship that appears to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I file a personal suit after being the victim of a felony assault?

I was the victim of a felony assault in 2019. The case just came to an end today with the state successfully getting a guilty please. I will receive restitution for damages received (I have lasting damage to my vision in my left eye, restitution only covers vision therapy receipts up to last year,... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 28, 2021

You most definitely may initiate a civil action for additional lasting damages against the convicted person based on your description. I believe you have requisites merits to initiate such suit for damages, however, the difficulty will lie in the following: even if you file and obtain a judgment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Hi uh I'm a minor and I'm making an Invention and it's about a bomb. Is it legal? Also laws to protect my invention?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

There are laws to protect your invention. You should discuss with an "Intellectual property" attorney. Patent/copyright laws. Is it legal? Well, making an explosive device must be done in compliance with a number of different state and local laws regarding safety and perhaps even the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: My boyfriend has a criminal attorney already and he and I wanna get married and the state of Louisiana

Has a criminal protective order put out on him on my behalf is it possible to get a peace bond so we can marry each other

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

Even generally, unless that Order of Protection is removed then technically that groom does not have any legal right to make any proximal physical contact with you, let alone marrying you, per terms and conditions of that order.

Have his attorney provide a better way to handle that correctly.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: What the penalty for an 18 year old for the first time when commit Theft by unlawful taking or disposition
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 21, 2021

At 18 you are considered an adult in the criminal justice system so you face adult penalties which at the minimum for any theft offense is up to 180 days in jail, fines, probation etc if the amount is up to $200.00. Over $200 but less than $500 up to 18 months in jail, fines probation and Over... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My x took my title and forged my signature to transfer my car into his name illegally

I need to know what to do in order to get the police to do something about this felonious crime.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 20, 2021

I'm unsure what else you can do other than file a police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: How do I know if I’m being watched federally
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr. answered on Sep 20, 2021

No one can know everything.

If you think you are a TARGET of an investigation with a federal agency, you can hire an attorney to make a formal request, as to whether or not you are a target of an investigation, or Grand Jury target. However, that will not assure you that you are not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband got denied a bed at a half way house. Now when a bed comes available his caseworker is not putting in for one

his release date is feb 4th but hes been in there for 6 months now. He deserves his half way time but his caseworker not putting in for it. They said he has to stay in till his release date. We need help with this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2021

Something odd or missing here. Suggest you contact the Pa.Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights section.

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