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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Arkansas on
Q: My ex-girlfriend is threatening to press criminal charges against me unless I continue to be with her. Is that blackmail
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yup. A person can threaten you with reporting a crime or starting a civil action to correct your behaviour - that's perfectly legal. But be my boyfriend or else ... that is blackmail. The real question is what are you going to do about it? Leave her and face criminal charges? What is worse?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: How do you find a Volusia county pro Bono criminal attorney and how do I file for a bond reduction
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

Pro bono criminal attorneys are called public defender.

You prepare a motion, send it to all parties and the clerk, contact the judge's office for a hearing date and time, send out notice of hearing to all the parties and the clerk.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: I would like to know if I have a case on my hands. I was arrested for Auto Theft in Sep. 17, 2019 between 5-6pm.

I was told I was in video with my boyfriend and another male commuting this crime. The detective who file for the warrant came to my house previously and I told him I did not do this crime and I was willing to give any evidence to prove this to be true I had an alibi. The detective accused me of... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

If you are convicted by plea or trial you have no case.

I think you should concentrate on your case before you consider a civil suit

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: (TX) If I cant be forced into a contract. And pursuant to section 19 of the Texas Constitution,

I cant be deprived of my rights or disfranchised in any way. Then how is it that I can be jailed/fined and have my property taken and be treated like a criminal for carrying a firearm (sidearm) with out a license?

The same thing can be said about any other license that isnt commercial.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 11, 2019

Do you drive without a license? Hunt without a license? Have you been listening to someone who is practicing law without a license?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Cashing checks in my name for a company and sending via Person to Person transfers like Western Union- legal or not?

I was contacted by a company called Start'Immo to work for them. I did about a months work and at that point, I was asked to cash a check for the company. I said I would because I was under the impression that it would be to deposit the check in the company account. However, the check has my name... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

COMPLETE SCAM

The check us a fraud.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue or press charges for credit Muling?

I was bribed into thinking I wouldn’t be stuck to pay the payments of several phones bought by the credit mule. I was quietly forced to sign my signature.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 10, 2019

Call the Sheriff's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I got charged aggravated menacing, no evidence at all. Will I be found guilty if she says she was in fear? All hearsay?

The new girlfriend hung up on me and kept me from talking to my daughter. I drove to my exes house to discuss it. Was asked to leave and I left. The sheriff based on her statement that I spoke to family members has hanged me with aggravated menacing. Will that fly in court? It’s completely false.... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 9, 2019

Well, you said you drove to her house and talked to her and then that you never had contact with her. So that’s not a great start. It’s possible that you mean a different “her.” Keeping this sort of stuff straight for the jury is exactly why it’s important to have a lawyer. You also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime on
Q: Identify five common crimes and their punishment
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

This is not a library service.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Immigration Law on
Q: can someone who was convicted and deported due to drugs come back to the united states?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Not legally unless they have permission from the Attorney General

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I got charged aggravated menacing, no evidence at all. Will I be found guilty if she says she was in fear? All hearsay?

The new girlfriend hung up on me and kept me from talking to my daughter. I drove to my exes house to discuss it. Was asked to leave and I left. The sheriff based on her statement that I spoke to family members has hanged me with aggravated menacing. Will that fly in court? It’s completely false.... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Eyewitness testimony is not hearsay. It is known as direct testimony

Direct testimony is enough to convict

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Kansas on
Q: My friend is being blackmailed by a guy. He says he has a sexual video of her and that he will post it.

He is asking her to sleep with him in exchange for $500 or he will post the video of her. He also has made threats to her. She has not reported this because she is either afraid it will get out or she might be in trouble. I've told her that's not the case. She was drunk and in a a bad emotional... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 8, 2019

And why has this not been reported to the police?

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Divorce, Personal Injury and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: i was married on 4-25-2014 and my wife is and correction officer who had her job or her job had her put me in dummy

book against my will they came into my house on 11/19/2014 pull a gun out on me because i was video taping him asking him what reason did he just enter into my home he states i was call long story short they took me out my home and tried to kill me in a public hospital with hand cuffs on behind my... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

Firtst, you wrote in a run on sentence so it is not clear what you wrote

I have no idea what a dummy book is

Second, stop making public statements

Third, if you want a lawyer, then call one.

Do not expect lawyers to respond to your public announcement

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: My girlfriend was assaulted by a 20 year old man. She has bruises. Police still haven't done anything. What can I do?

20 year old black man forced my girlfriend to kiss him while groping and biting her neck and breasts. This happened at the WSU campus. The police only told him to avoid contact. What can be done?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 6, 2019

You cannot represent her because you are not a lawyer.

She can go to administration or a woman's help group on campus

But the hair on the back of my neck stood up immediately when I saw it was important to you that you made sure that the readers knew the alleged perpetrator is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: What charges is my mom facing for stealing money from her employer?

My mom was arrested for stealing money from her job. It was in the thousands, not exact amount. She turned herself in and it's her first offense. Is she going to have to serve time?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 5, 2019

All depends. White collar crimes are an odd duck. Some local jurisdictions go whole hog on them and go for broke, others are a guaranteed "probation and restitution." The facts surrounding the theft matter heavily. So does the method of theft.

Holler at me if we can be of assistance....
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: Is this fraud?

In December 2018 I was given 2 Thrivent Financial debit cards loaded with $250 each, $500 total. Both cards have "valid thru 09/21". I used one of the cards for around $25 shortly after receiving it, but the next time I tried to use it the card was declined. My wife tried to use the other card and... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 3, 2019

And you believe them?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: should defendant accept plea deal and accept guilty for DV and Strangulation level 5 felony ?

Defendant is not US citizen and is on Ice Hold. should he take offer and accept counciling, probation , etc instead of jail time or say not guilty and continue trial so that he won’t be deported.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 2, 2019

This is like asking a doctor over the internet should I have my lung removed or take the chance with the chemotherapy.

He has an attorney who he should listen too.

Isn't this your BOYFRIEND who is charged with strangulation of a pregnant woman?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: My boyfriend is charged with DV and strangulation against pregnant women level 5 felony.

He is not a US citizen. Victim does not want to worsen his case and wants to work relationship .If found not guilty is he still deportable? or if he accepts Plea bargaining will he still be deported?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 2, 2019

If there is a conviction regardless if by plea or by trial, he would be deportable. If the case is dismissed or found not guilty, deportation is very unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Would a dirty needle be considered Transportation of etiologic agent?
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 1, 2019

Novel question. Could be, with the right facts and evidence of intent. Would depend on the perspective of the Indicting DA.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Hi Ive been faulsy accused of pointing and presenting a firearm I have questions and needs answers?

My fiance's step sister ditched her kids on us sept 28th and Sept 29th she demanded us to bring her kids back but was told that she would have to come get them or give me gas money she refused both and started to talk trash and threaten me and my fiance and her mother well my fiance's step sister... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

Your writing is not understandable.

You wrote in a single run on sentence instead of individual ones beginning with capital letter and ending in punctuation marks

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