Federal Crimes Questions & Answers by State

Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: Does the SB 91 bill in alaska cover Federal charges or is that just for state?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Alaska on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

It only pertains to state charges.
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Q: I'm looking into starting an app for sports betting. What is the current legality and what are some loopholes?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gaming and White Collar Crime for New Mexico on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

There is no short or quick answer on this one. There are a number of gambling laws out there with both the state and federal government. It would not be advisable to go forward until you sit down with an attorney who understands gaming and what the federal/state government would frown upon.
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Q: My son has been charged with 1st degree burglary he is 17 and his records are clean what would he be facing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Burglary, in Georgia, typically carries prison time. The length and type of "typical" prison sentence varies widely in GA, depending on Judge and Prosecutor, and the FACTS of each case.

Georgia law says 1 to 20 years, for first time offender. Title 16-7-1.

William C. Head

Atlanta GA
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Q: mom died Oregon where she resided,fraud discovered in ca wher I reside can I file ca probate

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Probate for California on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

A probate proceeding is proper in the county where the decedent was domiciled at the time of death. Looks like your case needs to be brought in Oregon.
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Q: I'm on probation I slapped my girlfriend I'm being charged with a dismeanor how much time can I be facing? Court tomorro

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

Misdemeanors carry sentences up to 1 year in jail and/or $1000 fine. DA's bring or drop charges, not victims. Victims can be forced to testify via subpoena, and they can be charged with obstruction of justice and/or perjury if they lied to the police or to the judge. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...
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Q: Can you be charged with adultry when having sex with other soilders wife , but was found innocent on rape charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Military Law on
Answered on Mar 14, 2017

Absolutely. The consequences vary - sometimes adultery (a violation of Article 134, UCMJ) is dealt with at Article 15 or through a counseling. Sometimes it is dealt with at court-marital. I imagine your husband has an attorney - it is best he speaks with that attorney. If he doesn't have an attorney, he should get one.
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Q: Which country has jurisdiction for a marketing email sent internationally?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes, International Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 14, 2017

If you are doing business in the U.S., and if in the course of so doing business you violate a U.S. federal statute, presumably you can be sued in the U.S. for damages resulting from such violation. If the statute includes a fine (in addition to actual damages), the plaintiff could recover those damages as well.

You indicate that your conduct is not a violation of Indian law; in that case you probably cannot be sued in Indian courts.
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Q: I'm a convicted felon can I ride in a car with someone transporting a unloaded firearm?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 10, 2017

As a felon you are not legally allowed to possess a firearm under Virginia law.

The issue of riding in a car is complicated because if the firearm is in the passenger compartment with you then you run the risk of being charged based on constructive possession. A basic example of this would be if the firearm is in the center console between you and the other person, because the firearm is in an area subject to your "dominion and control" then you could be charged. Even if the...
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Q: Why is a Public DA able to drop a case without consulting the victims of a sex crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

The DA has such legal prerogative. You can sue for privacy violation and emotional distress damages in civil court, though. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: Is the Administration child support unconstitutional by Minnesota Supreme Court?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

I assume you are referring to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) but I am unsure where you received your information. It is not unconstitutional for a state other than that in which you live to enforce a child support order against you. If this were the case, every person who wanted to avoid paying child support would move to another state.
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Q: To get a preliminary injunction (relief) in Federal District Court pro se what are 5 things I absolutely must get right?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 6, 2017

See: http://www.americanbar.org/publications/insights_on_law_andsociety/14/winter-2014/understanding-injunctions.html

See: https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_65

See: http://www.flmb.uscourts.gov/judges/tampa/mcewen/Corcoran_Article_on_Preliminary_Injunction.pdf

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Q: Would emancipation wedding with someone I love help get them out of a charge with me that's 3rd degree sexual conduct?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

Consent is not a defense to the statutory rape of a minor in the state of Minnesota. Thus, marrying this individual would not result in the charges being dropped. Further, the marriage would require parental consent. I suspect the state would not take too kindly to your parents granting you consent to marry an individual charged with a sexual offense against you. Please seek assistance from a counselor. I wish you well.
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Q: My brother is doctor and he is caught in Mtp act and sex determination and setion court has rejected the bail whats the

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

Your bro needs a good criminial defense attorney. From here on in no one puts anything on social media, no one puts anything in emails.
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Q: How does the sentencing go for a minor 12-17 possessing child porn? Minimum/maximum sentence? Compare to adult crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

See: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum=311.11

See: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/child-pornography

The penal code is the same for adults and minors, though minors may face less jail time depending on their criminal history. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...
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Q: My home was robbed i know who did it but the police pushed it away. What can i do

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017

You may have a civil claim against her. Proving it however may be difficult, especially if the police and local law enforcement felt they had insufficient evidence to pursue the matter.
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Q: I need to know what the best way to go about these charges asap

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 26, 2017

You have provided no details, but the first step for anyone charged with a crime is to consult with a criminal defense lawyer.
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Q: How to counter a criminal summons with a civil claim before a court date?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

You should contact a VA lawyer about this, rather than posting on the DC forum. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: If my birth name is not in the courts and I applied at a job with my full name and the police gets called.What happens

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

Your inquiry is very confusing. You should try to order your thoughts and tell us more about what allegedly occurred, if you want meaningful answers to your questions.

If you were fingerprinted, it will not matter why name you gave vs. the name on your birth certificate. They'll figure out it's you. If you were not fingerprinted, perhaps they will not figure it out.

If you gave an incorrect name to the police or the court, you may be charged with several offenses for that act...
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Q: I received a letter from the ADA stating dismissal of my indictment. Is this immediate since it is pre trial.?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

If the indictment has been dismissed, there is nothing for a judge to approve. It can't technically be "immediate" because it is already over.
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Q: What kind of charges can I file against someone that held me against my will with a loaded handgun. He was gonna kill me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Iowa on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

There are a number of charges that could be filed against this person including kidnapping and assault. You need to go to the police, file a report and request that charges be filed. It is also important to get a no contact order. The Court will automatically enter one if an assault, kidnapping or harassment charge is filed. Goodluck!
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