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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Federally issued speeding ticket 36 CFR 4.21(c). Result in misdemeanor on record although no required court appearance?

I received a speeding ticket on the Natchez Trace in TN...a federal violation. 36 CFR 4.21 (c) for 72 in a 50. I have been asked to pay a fine of $150 and don’t have to appear in court. (Box B). I have a clean driving record. My question is: if I pay the fine, am I admitting guilt and will this... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Paying the Citation by mail is a Concviction, and adds 4 points to your MVR. If possible go to Court and act respectful to the US Attorney. It may go better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Can a person with a 24 year old Felony work in a store, Walmart, that sells guns??

I am in Michigan and was convicted of a felony in 1998. Great bodily harm less than murder. I know that it is up to the individual companies, but wondering if there is any law, state or federal , that would prevent me from working there.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Working there? I don't think so. Probably not in the gun section. You should look into, at the very least, restoring your gun rights, though.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: How can I get a transcript of court proceedings in 1991 in Bell County Tx.? Also a copy of conviction in it's entirety i
Stephen A. Nicholas
Stephen A. Nicholas
answered on Sep 25, 2022

To obtain a transcript, contact the court reporter if the court in which the case was heard. That would be the starting point for the transcript. 31 years is a long time to retain a transcript, depending on the type of case & what happened in the case (appeals, etc.). A copy of the conviction,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: My niece is on parole and claimed this as her residence when released how do I remove her from my home

I didn't give my niece permission to live here and now I've got problems with her behavior parole board is coming to search premises because I've complained about her being here. I'm not equipped to care for financially or otherwise to have her here shes aggressive, difficult,... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Sep 24, 2022

Unfortunately, if she has been staying there for over 30 days, you will have to evict her or make a claim that she is violating her parole conditions. If you do the latter (Parole Vio.), she will go back to prison.

Maybe you should tell her she had better find a new place, or face a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: I was looking for the statute & code for the New Tennessee gun laws passed July 21st 2021.
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Look at Tenn Code Ann Title 39, Ch. 17, Part 13

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: What to do when you have just found out you have only 4 months to file a big and maybe federal wrongful death suit?

My husband died, Navy, training accident. 2004. Found out about 10 years later, it was a lot worse than I was told. I wasn’t sure where to go to get help and I want sure of the statutes etc. I ended up finding out that our daughter can still file. Because she was so little when it happened, she... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Find an attorney familiar with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Every case is different. How much someone else may gotten has no relevance to your daughter's claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a social worker ignore an expungement and say that someone never got their record expunged even if they did.

My kids were taken away because a social worker said I wasn’t within my right to decline a drug test because I am a felon with a narcotics offender title, even though I have had an expungement for 12 years. She said I don’t and that I still have it on my record and took my kids away because of it

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 18, 2022

More information is needed. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: If someone confessed a serious crime to me, was violent &threatening towards me, what legal options do I have
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 15, 2022

I won't speak to your situation. But if a crime has been committed [against you], then you can report that. If you've been harassed, as that term is defined in CCP 527.6 & 527.9, then you can seek a civil harassment restraining order. The CH-100 form states it this way:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Colorado on
Q: What do I do if transcripts for my case we’re just put in and they do not reflect what actually happened in court?

It’s a dependency and neglect case opened a year ago. There have been no transcripts and finally after court last time I checked again and there are a year with of transcripts but all of the information is wrong, it even skips from 9/22 to 9/21 then back to 9/22. So there not even in order.

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Sep 15, 2022

Court reporters transcribe court proceedings. It is not common that they are wrong. However you can request an audio of the proceedings.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If I bought a gun and it was stolen but not reported, what are the risks? What are the solutions for legal trouble?
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Sep 14, 2022

You can be arrested for possession of stolen property

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can I ask someone for their lawyers information or contact number?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 14, 2022

You sure can. If a lawyer is actively representing a person, that attorney must be on the papers filed with the court. However, keep in mind that you cannot access confidential attorney-client information.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Do i still go in for booking from cite and release if theres no case or citation number entered by my court date?

I got a cite and release back in june for petty theft. it is now September and i have a court date a week from now. The box “booking is required” is checked on my citation ticket. Searching on the court website, my citation nor case number have been found. I was told that my county system is... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Sep 13, 2022

You should show up on the date you were given.

When you appear before a judge, you will be given an opportunity to ask for a public defender to be assigned to you. Or, you can retain the services of your own attorney to appear on your behalf. Make sure you take a note pad with you, and be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Is answering your door with a gun in hand illegal
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 13, 2022

No. It is not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: my federal case was filed for motion of dismissal does that mean i’m done with court?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 12, 2022

If this is a criminal charge against you, then it appears the Government is dismissing one or all charges against you. However Jeopardy probably does not apply, which means you might get charged later within the SOL. Talk to your attorney and stay out of trouble as you may be watched.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Kentucky on
Q: In Kentucky is someone eligible for shock probation if they get caught for trafficking meth and probation violation.

Serve their time then get released, just to get hit with 10 probation violations for felony offences? Let's say hypothetically if someone Had a friend get caught for trafficking meth first offense first degree and a probation violation. He served about two years on that, then was released. A... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Impossible to say for certain but the likelihood is greater that he’s talking than just getting lucky breaks.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: how do i ho about getting someone in trouble for making a false child neglect report on me?

a girl make a fake report on me and i had no idea until a military police scanned my ID and it was flagged and they had detained me and wouldnt tell me why. they then two hours later said the report was "cancelled" and that they could tell it was a false report and they would take care of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 3, 2022

You can file a civil suit against the person who made the false statements for slander and libel.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Penalties for violation of the Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act(FDCA), 21 U.S.C. Subsection 331(A)?

In receipt of psilocybin, microdose, from Canada to New York. The package was confiscated at US Customs but repackaged and delivered to the residence. Then a few days later a notice was received saying, ..."You will be receiving correspondence from our fines, penalties, and forfeitures branch... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru
answered on Sep 1, 2022

You should definitely be consulting an attorney. This appears to be what is known as a controlled redeliver.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: My friend is in county since yesterday for credit card theft gave 9 charges superior is there chance he will be released
Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Aug 24, 2022

To be held in pretrial detention is ordinarily not part of anyone's plans. Nevertheless, more information is required to develop the arguments for his release. In the meantime, if your friend very much wants the court to order pretrial release, then he will want to give careful thought to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What are the steps to take for complaint of ineffective council?

My LO was sentenced to 20 years for drug charges, 841 A & B and is ccurrently serving time in FCI Berlin, NH. He says he was inadequatly represented by his lawyer due to the prosecutor making aquistions that the defense lawyer was also involved with him in dealing drugs and that instead of... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Aug 23, 2022

I had trouble understanding some of your question and what LO means.

The basic standard for making a claim that your attorney was ineffective is explained in the Strickland vs. Washington, decision of the US Supreme Court. It has also been recognized as the law in Texas and every other...
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