Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: Question about anonymous sexual interaction online.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Wais Azami's answer
Why play with fire?! Why not find other activities. Having said that, law which protect minors are usually strict liability and you can't say, "I didn't know." Some have defenses but why take the chance?
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Q: What to do if a true copy of indictment was never signed two of your cases was dropped. Can you still be locked up.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You have an attorney

Why have you not asked your attorney?

Without ALL the facts and other information it would be impossible to advise properly.

It would like going to a doctor solely with the urine test results and then asking how one's health is.

I guess if 2 cases were dropped, you should continue to fight the others
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Q: Can a police officer take your cell phone without a warrant and not give it back? The phone has pics to help my case.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You should be discussing this with your criminal defense lawyer instead of an attorney on a blog who does not know all the facts and nuances
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Q: OK, I had picked up a friend and he had some people I didnt know get in...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
I am not sure of the question. If you are driving, the police stop you, your car is searched and contraband is discovered, you will be arrested. If no contraband is not found you will not. Claiming "Somebody else must have put it there!" is not a defense.
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Q: I'm looking for a pro bono federal prosecutor in Boston, MA.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Pro bono prosecutor?? you cannpt hire a prosecutor. Prosecutors work for the government.

Call the Department of HHS. They have investigators
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Q: If I accidentally find myself on a child erotica site. I reported the site. Is this a legal problem?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Kai Michael Henderson's answer
It is an interesting legal issue. We must first look to the statutes to understand what erotica is and how a person might commit the offense of sexual exploitation by possessing such erotica. A.R.S. Sec. 13-3553 Provides that "A person commits sexual exploitation of a minor by knowingly:...receiving, selling, purchasing, electronically transmitting, possessing or exchanging any visual depiction in which a minor is engaged in exploitive [sic] exhibition or other sexual conduct...Sexual...
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Q: my 33 year old son is in Denton county jail. he broke parole, has been there since March 1st with no answers.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Effectively, there is no bond permissible for a warrant on a parole violation. Your son will remain in custody until a parole revocation hearing is held. He should have been given a copy of the motion to revoke that alleges the violations he committed. Once the revocation hearing is held, a determination will be made as to whether to return him to prison or not. Good luck.
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Q: Wat charge is 13-901

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Kai Michael Henderson's answer
Arizona Revised Statute Sec. 13-901 deals with probation. It is often placed at the end of a charging paragraph with other relevant sentencing statutes as part of the explanation of possible applicable sentencing provisions, but since that language is often copied and pasted into various Court paperwork, it may or may not be in an indication that a person is probation eligible. To sort through how this might apply in your case you should contact an attorney.

A.R.S. Sec. 13-901(A)...
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Q: My brother was sentenced to 20 yrs in prison on armed robbery in 2008. Can he get another day in court?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I doubt that there is anything that is available now after 10 years which can remedy the situation. Many time periods have elapsed.

It seems you and your family are, according to you, the victims.

I am also confused that you believe that if you receive a name of a lawyer on this blog, the lawyer will be automatically honest and serious whereas your checks with lawyers directly would not yield one.

I suggest you contact criminal defense lawyers in Mississippi in the...
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Q: how do i research cases where "DURESS" was used as a defense in Georgia

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Your question is too broad, duress that led to a confession, or to commit a crime. Most case law can be researched on Westlaw, or LexisNexis but you have to subscribe to their paid service to have access. I would suggest you hire a lawyer and not try to navigate that field on your own.
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Q: My friend was incarcerated by his who wife who’s an illegal alien and falsified domestic charges. How can he beat it?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 10, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
He should get a public defender appointed by the court. I am not a Texas lawyer so I an not tell you the procedure there.
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Q: Will shop lifting show on background if yes how can i make a payment or something make it not visible to employer?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Titus Thomas Nichols' answer
You should contact an attorney so they can properly counsel you on whether Record Expungement would be applicable.
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Q: My husband is in fed prison and has Spoken to ins already

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for California on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info is needed

the best advice would be to talk to the lawyer who represented your husband in court.

s/he will have all the info on the case and not just part of the info.

a lawyer will have to spend some time evaluating and making calls and your original lawyer would have that info in the file.

good luck
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Q: I am being accused of using another person's bank account to pay two credit cards. What charges can come from that?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Typically, fraudulent use of another's bank account without his/her permission could carry charges like: forgery; access device fraud; identity theft; theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception; and/or receiving stolen property. The grading of the offenses (felony, misdemeanor, etc.) depends on the amount of money taken -- although forgery is usually a felony anyway.
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Q: What if your a victim of raqueterring

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I would answer but I do not know what a sounding heat is.
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Q: Hello I wanted to know how much will it cost to file this motion for my son in federal prison currently serving time

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
What motion?

How about calling up the offices of criminal defense lawyers and asking?
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Q: If I started an NCIS case against someone, but now regret it & want it to end without any hearings or charges, how?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
once a case is filed you are not the victim...............for instance all crimes in California have the people of the state of calif as the victim and it is not up to you as the witness to drop charges.

however, if your lawyer contacts the prosecution and explains you do not want to testify it might help.
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Q: If my other misteromer thefts happened in another state will it count against me here in ga on this new petty theft case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Convictions count, arrest do not for sentence purposes.
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Q: If u have misteromer theft charges in louisanna will this new theft that also a misdemeanor be counted as a third?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
I am not sure I understand the question. How many pending charges are there and how many charges have already been resolved with a plea? The court only considers convictions, not pending cases in determining sentences.
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Q: I was charged with forgery in 2001. I used someone's credit card in PA spent 500.00 returned all merchandise. First offe

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Here's the forgery statute in full:

"§ 4101 Forgery

(a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure anyone, or with knowledge that he is facilitating a fraud or injury to be perpetrated by anyone, the actor:

(1) alters any writing of another without his authority;

(2) makes, completes, executes, authenticates, issues or transfers any writing so that it purports to be the act of another who did not authorize that act,...

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