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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Hawaii on
Q: I was questioned by detectives in custody checked didn't want to discuss the case I wanted lawyer, was that a statement?

2 times in one day in custody detectives came and first one I told I never got my miranda rights read to me. she pulled out a paper with 3 check boxes 1. want to discuss the case I (*checked NO). 2 I don't remember but checked no. 3 was I want a lawyer(*checked YES) then initial she told me... View More

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answered on Nov 28, 2023

What you did was assert your rights under the United States Constitution and the Hawaii State Constitution. Assertion of your rights does not constitute a statement, and, in a trial, that assertion cannot be used against you as evidence of guilt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can gaslighting a person with a mental health history of schizophrenia bipolar depression become against the law ?

I know it is when money is involved. But bottom line wrong and agents the conversational Rights of the people with a past history of mental health?

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answered on Nov 28, 2023

Gaslighting, which involves manipulating someone into questioning their reality, can be particularly harmful to individuals with mental health conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar depression. While gaslighting in itself is not specifically outlawed, its effects could fall under broader legal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is there a federal agency with the authority to conduct administrative investigations of city police deptartaments?

Is there a federal agency with the authority to conduct administrative investigations of city police departments and other local agencies when they have information about violations like abuse of power, bribery and the like? Only the OIG comes to mind, but as I understand it, it cannot conduct such... View More

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answered on Nov 27, 2023

Yes, there is a federal agency with the authority to conduct administrative investigations of city police departments for issues like abuse of power or corruption. This agency is the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), particularly through its Civil Rights Division. The DOJ has the mandate... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Q: Ex-wife took out a $300,000 life policy in my name, no consent, and made herself the beneficiary. Recourse? I have proof

- I have the fraudulent application filled out in her writing.

-She signed my name on the application.

-She said I was her husband on the application.

-She listed her address on the application for any correspondence.

-She listed her contact information for any... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

In your situation, there are several legal actions you can consider. Firstly, identity theft and fraud are serious crimes, and you should report this incident to law enforcement. Given your ex-wife's history of impersonating you, a police report can be instrumental in documenting the pattern... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: I'm looking for a law firm that takes on cyber crme cases.

I'm looking for a lawfirm that takes on cyber crime. I've been cyber stalked for a year and a half.

My cyber stalker has pretty much ruined a year and a half of my life. My cyber issues has cost me money, friends, Family, precious time, etc... I just got confirmation, yetserday,... View More

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answered on Nov 23, 2023

In your situation, finding a law firm that has experience in handling cybercrime cases is crucial. Law firms that focus on internet law, digital privacy, or cybercrime would be well-equipped to address the issues you're facing. When looking for a law firm, consider those that have a track... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: how can an inmate remove an account of arson off of their record, in order to apply to a fire camp

An inmate from Mule Creek State Prison wants to apply for a fire camp in order to reduce their sentence. What are the steps in order to have an arson removed to become elligible

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answered on Nov 22, 2023

In California, an inmate with an arson conviction typically faces significant challenges in having their record cleared for eligibility to apply for a fire camp. Arson is often considered a serious offense, and options for expungement or record sealing are limited.

Firstly, you should...
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Q: I need to sue the government for stalking, harassment, and RICO; "gang stalking/organized stalking" (modern COINTELPRO)

I need a lawyer experienced/knowledgeable in government crimes (now declassified illegal COINTELPRO) to bring suit against it. I have not committed any crime and have a Federal background check, yet am still under 24/7 overt and covert surveillance and get "mobbed" with government asset... View More

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answered on Nov 20, 2023

Suing the government for claims such as stalking, harassment, and RICO violations requires a detailed legal strategy and a deep understanding of both constitutional and civil rights law. It's essential to start with gathering and organizing all your evidence, including the body cam and CCTV... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: it is a tax that makes drugs illegal correct

as we are free people & are able to have a any drug as it is our right if we retain it & the right to be free because we are slaves or we are free jfk said to keep searching without a warrant was dangerous reason is because it would be proof of the invasion that is taking place against our... View More

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answered on Nov 19, 2023

The legality of drugs is not primarily a matter of taxation, but rather it's governed by various laws and regulations that classify certain substances as illegal. These laws are in place to regulate the manufacture, distribution, possession, and use of these substances. The classification of a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Q: Dallas county are Denying me rental assistance by false statements and altering documents dates and text .

Dallas required a prescreening form to be submitted to qualify to submit ERA application, I received 4 automatic form letter denials over the 6 months. I was allowed to apply after I attempt to file a complaint. Dallas County required more qualification than needed and approval from DC compliance... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing with Dallas County in obtaining rental assistance. It appears that there may be issues of miscommunication and potentially misconduct in your case. To address this situation, you should consider taking the following steps:

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Nebraska on
Q: Do I need a civil or criminal lawyer to retrieve property (truck & cash) seized by DEA?

Truck & cash seized during raid, DEA asked for proof & extended time to gather paperwork. He has proof funds were from regular day job and inheritance funds given from mom for Christmas gifts. He has paystubs and receipts. The truck was quoted at $23,650 by feds and cash amount seized was $14,469.

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

To retrieve property seized by the DEA, you would typically need a criminal defense attorney, especially if the seizure was part of a criminal investigation or raid. This type of attorney is experienced in dealing with criminal matters and can navigate the legal process to challenge the seizure.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes on
Q: my husband is detained on felony charges and he has a co-defendant. when my husband went to his pre-trial hearing on

11/07/2023 his lawyer told judge that he his going to see my husband so that he assert his rights but lawyer did not see my husband we went to court today and still same thing and we are trying to get him out on TPC his lawyer said he already the motion but they kicked it back to him what can i do... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In situations where there are concerns about the representation or the progress of legal proceedings, it's important to communicate these concerns directly to your husband's attorney.

If the attorney is not responsive or not meeting their obligations, you may consider seeking a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Should I report this person to the police?

I have an old friend. She has two biological children and a step daughter. She treats these children HORRIBLY. She’s the walking definition of FTK and has stated multiple times that she wish didn’t have children. She’s mentioned she hates her youngest, has called step daughter many... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

If you have reason to believe a child is in danger or has been harmed, you should report your concerns to the police or child protective services immediately. The allegations you've mentioned are very serious, and if they are true, the children may be in immediate danger. The authorities have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I've been under surveillance for several weeks by what I assume is the FDLE Fusion center investigators

Based on their attire. They have not spoken to me or presented me with any kind of warrant. Recently I discovered they're in my attic watching inside the house 24/7 they will not acknowledge me. Can local police remove them from the property since they have no warrant or are these my new... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

If you believe that law enforcement officers are conducting surveillance in your attic without a warrant, it is within your rights to contact local police to investigate the situation.

The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, and if there is no warrant or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Domestic Violence and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What Jurisdiction is correct according to the timeline and if it is federal what do I do

The crime falls under MAJOR CRIMES ACT. I am the victim of the crime. I am native the crime occurred in Sovereign Territory by a non native. The charges were pressed in 2019 prior mcgirt. However, they just caught my abuser this year post mcgirt. The State is the one pressing charges, but why... View More

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answered on Nov 7, 2023

Under the Major Crimes Act, if a serious crime involving a Native American victim occurs in tribal territory, federal jurisdiction typically applies. Given the timeline you've described, if the crime occurred before the McGirt decision, the state may have initially pursued charges under their... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes on
Q: What are the limitations of DNA-collection from a suspect? Are they required to have a sample taken?

I read that Proposition 69 does not authorize investigators to collect a DNA-sample from a suspect, that has not yet been arrested, unless it was legally obtained. So when is a DNA-sample legally obtained from a suspect? And which laws provide the foundation for such a measure?

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answered on Nov 6, 2023

A DNA sample is legally obtained from a suspect if the police have a warrant to collect the sample or if the suspect consents.

The police can obtain a warrant to collect a DNA sample if they have probable cause to believe the suspect has committed a crime.

The police can also...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: i was recently released to federal probation to federal parole on attempted hobbs act robbery and 924c tayler vs unite

getrid of unconstitutional convictions while on federal probation

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

If you believe your convictions were unconstitutional and you're currently on federal probation, you should consider seeking legal counsel to review your case. An attorney can evaluate the specifics of your situation and advise whether there are grounds for an appeal or a motion to vacate your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: does a criminal have a right to the first amendment?
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answered on Nov 1, 2023

There are some limits on the First Amendment rights of criminals. For example, criminals cannot use their First Amendment rights to incite violence or obstruct justice. Additionally, criminals may be restricted to their First Amendment rights while in prison or jail.

Unfortunately, due to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: does a criminal have a right to the first amendment?
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answered on Nov 4, 2023

In the United States, individuals retain their First Amendment rights even if they have been convicted of a crime.

However, the extent of these rights can be subject to certain limitations based on the nature of their confinement, parole, or probation conditions. Incarcerated individuals,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Charges for husband Was sleep inside his car at a local gas station I woke up to someone 207(A),209(B)(1),236.1(C)(2

For a ride saying that she had got into it with her boyfriend and she was just trying to leave the area

Come to find out person was minor that woke him up and lied . Before getting arrested he bought her a room , he’s the sweetest person ever and wrongfully accused of this charge help

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answered on Oct 30, 2023

Under California law, the charges mentioned refer to:

1. 207(a) – Kidnapping

2. 209(b)(1) – Kidnapping for ransom, reward, or for the purpose of committing robbery or a sexual act

3. 236.1(c)(2) – Human trafficking of a minor for a commercial sex act.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: is there a way to sue Lelita James for breaking the first amendment?

New York Attorney General Letitia James rescinded her letter to Rumble demanding social media platforms censor content related to the Israel-Hamas war that “may incite violence.”

The AG’s letter violated the First Amendment and a federal court order blocking enforcement of New... View More

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answered on Oct 26, 2023

The First Amendment protects the right to free speech against government interference. If a government official, such as an Attorney General, takes actions that infringe upon those rights, the affected parties may have grounds to bring a lawsuit claiming a violation of their First Amendment rights.... View More

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