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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Can You Contact A Court Or Judge Regarding A False Arrest.

Can You Contact A Court Or Judge Regarding A False Arrest. That You Have/ Had A Court Trial For After 10 Year Upon Conviction. To Have It Dismissed. You Just Write/ Email Evidents Regarding??

Kristen M. Martin
Kristen M. Martin answered on Aug 1, 2021

No. You should contact a local Attorney for assistance. Many lawyers offer free consultations for such matters and you should consider speaking with an attorney about your options. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Will i go to jail if i pass a crosswalk sign that told me to stop when the traffic light told the car to go?

I wanted to know if i would go to jail if the crosswalk sign said to stop and i passed but the traffic light told the car to go almost hitting me. I dont know if this makes any sense...

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

No one goes to jail for most traffic offenses (other than leaving the scene or reckless driving in some states).

If someone is in the crosswalk traffic has to stop. If no one is in it and traffic has a green light they may proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: How can I file a suit on tom aini and the hornell police sheriff's dept state police and the city hall brian schu lawyer

I have evidence in drug activity corruption harassment sexual harassment I all listed above and a few other officials in the city

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik answered on Jul 28, 2021

If you wish to report corruption involving local and state elected officials, you should report the matter to the Office of the Comptroller, , which is charged with fighting corruption. You do not have legal standing to file suit on such matters. As for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Thank you for your answer sir! No prescription, the drug was not mentioned. I had 2 in the car

But with that said, if they did find it in the car, which was absolutely totaled, there was 2 other people in the car and I am the only one to get a warrant.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

the driver of a car is presumed to have constructive possession.....this happens all the time.

make an appointment with a good criminal lawyer in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: cps lied in affidavit, lied on the notice of removal, attorney isnt responding to my calls, false drug test ? what to do

allegation were physical abuse, in which in the affidavit my child stated to not be true, presumptive marijuana test when i delivered my child but my baby passed all testing for drugs and mental issues but i was reported by a mental dr that i didnt qualify for mental services. the judge who signed... Read more »

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Jul 24, 2021

We hear these kinds of pleas for help far too often in Texas due to the nature of our system. I won't go into all the systemic problems which contribute to the CPS nightmare which you find yourself in. The good news is this: there is help out there. The bad news is this: the help you need is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged for a felony drug charge for a car accident while OD on Xanax?

In May 2020, I overdosed on Xanax while driving. No one else was involved.Was taken to the hospital, refused a drug test and blood draw. I have been clean since but it is now July 2021 and the state is charging me with felony drug possession. Nothing was on me and I was never questioned. Do they... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 23, 2021

Did you have a prescription for Zanax? Did you admit to possessing the drug? You indicate that "nothing was on" you, but did they find the drug by searching your car? These are a few of questions your attorney should be asking you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I carry a concealed weapon in the state of Alabama if I have a lifetime carry permit issued in Tennessee?

I am a Tennessee resident.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 22, 2021

You should be able to as reciprocity should apply. Go to the AL forum and ask as laws do change. Remember there may be different restrictions than TN.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Rhode Island on
Q: What do I do if a 16 year old is summoned to a family court but is outta state to attend the court what happens
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 20, 2021

Family court is being held remotely now = online. Speak with your attorney to find the login credentials and avoid offending the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: Hi. I was wondering during if I would go to jail for a second theft charge?

my last theft was from 3 years ago and all I had for this new theft charge was a necklace and nothing else.

Bernard Crane
Bernard Crane answered on Jul 19, 2021

Its almost impossible to answer this question in a vacuum. There are too many variables. You say your "LAST" theft charge. You didn't say your "only other" theft charge. If this is your third or more theft charge, there is a higher probaility of at least SOME jail time.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Social Security, Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Q: Is it fraud to apply for benefits from a commen law marriage if they were not even commen law married and the man died.

I have a friend who was a caregiver for an elderly couple and she was also dating their grandson and they lived with the couple. The lady died and the man knowing his time was soon as well decided to leave everything to my friend. He had papers drawn up stating that he and my friend were comnen law... Read more »

Stanley Franklin Denman
Stanley Franklin Denman answered on Jul 17, 2021

The account here is a little hard to follow. It is highly unlikely the social security administration would recognize this arrangement as a common law marriage entitling your friend to social security benefits. A common law marriage under Texas law is not created just because someone declares it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Federal Crimes for Florida on



Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 17, 2021

Your question seems to be case specific. You should definitely hire an attorney to comb through the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Florida on
Q: forced to sign a note . that reads i agree to pay 8.297.00 a month at 20 % forever. nothing about total are what its for

seller who forced this signing . sold the me the property on 11/22/13. 10 month before a probate was filed .knowing of new ownership pending via back taxes . i was at 6k in the rehab and 4.3k paid to him . when it hit. after 6 months of wondering the halls of justice. this one lady in the probate... Read more »

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on Jul 17, 2021

I am not sure what your question is because you do not actually have one, but I can tell from the facts you need to hire a real estate litigator immediately. The facts are too many to rely on general advice from an online forum. No one should buy real estate in Florida without having an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Can one get prosecuted for trafficking when entering any state, in possession of 10gr of pseudoephedrine hydrocloride?

1st time offense. No prescription. Medication bought over a period of time. Individual entering state for holidays.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 16, 2021

You can be arrested and prosecuted for anything. However, you can only be convicted if you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, or if the prosecutor can prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Ten grams is 10,000 milligrams. A typical pill of pseudoephedrine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Can a lawyer be hired to investigate and bring criminal charges against someone?

Asking for the charges of insurance fraud, ppp loan fraud, falsely claiming to have a college degree, not reporting all income from a business, and driving drunk with a minor in the vehicle.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 15, 2021

Generally speaking, prosecution of cases do not happen that way…I would however remind readers that state attorneys are elected officials (politicians) and they can be lobbied by people.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: motion to continue arraignment & trial granted w/out opposition- does that mean case is going to trial w no plea deal?

Federal case. Read this info on the docket. It’s a motion to extend time to file Pre-trial motions.

Meg Strickler
Meg Strickler answered on Jul 7, 2021

There are a lot of reasons why this could occur, but, no it definitely does not mean a case is going to trial with no plea deal. One reason a motion to continue is filed could be that the AUSA is about to reindict with a superseding indictment and doesn't want to arraign defendant twice and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: I found some references in The Recorder about hearings (1920's), where can I find the full case file?

I am a Ph.D. student who is doing research about counterfeiting and other crimes during the 1920s. I have found some references to the hearings in the newspaper The Recorder but I do not know where to find the full case file. I know some of them were held in San Francisco, I have read the Indexes... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info needed.

info, at best, would be on can call the clerk of the court and pose that question to him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Small Claims and Trademark for New York on
Q: Can I sue someone if they borrowed around 10k from me and he hasn’t returned it since.I’ve asked multiple times for it.

I have text history of giving him this money but I’m not sure if that’s considered legitimate evidence. This man continuously ghosts me everytime after he promised he would get it to me.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 5, 2021

Yes, you can. Text history is a form of proof if it clearly indicates the debt and the other party did not dispute.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal to purchase a syringe and needle online for non-drug related purposes like on Amazon, in Tennessee?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 4, 2021

Yes. People who have diabetes need to use them sometimes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Am I required to report information I have discovered that could affect the outcome of a federal criminal case

Suspect is indicted already & is my husband.

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis answered on Jul 4, 2021

No, you are under no obligation to testify or inform the government of information in your possession unless you are under subpoena.

Even then, you cannot be forced by subpoena or the court to testify against your spouse, if you are legally married, as you and he have “spousal...
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