Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: cops have continuosly falsely reported to cyf there was a drug lab in my home when therewas not.is that illegal to do???

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If true, then yes, you could probably file section 1983 litigation against them in federal court.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Can my boyfriend be charged with a crime if someone else confessed the the crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Frankly, he could be charged with the murdering the Tooth Fairy. Any of us could. Ultimately, the question is whether the prosecution can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The fact that someone else confessed may help the defense, but not always. Some crimes can be simultaneously committed by multiple people.

Q: My son was charge with 16-5-1 with( c ).what the c mean . And they charged him with 16-5-24-1340.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Subsection C is felony murder, a death occurs as a result of a felony.

Q: Does the federal government always get jurisdiction if you commit a crime across state lines or are there instances when

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Actually, the dual sovereign principal which is before the Supreme Court this year for review allows the federal government to both prosecute and sentence. Under your scenario all three, both states and the federal government, could prosecute and separately sentence.

Often the feds chose not to prosecute and instead the state solely prosecutes

Q: My sister was indicted and her paperwork read that she sold 167 ozs of meth to a man she has never met! Her charge is

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Nebraska on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Seriously, how can any internet attorney opine with those flimsy facts?

She has an attorney. She should listen to her attorney's advice.

Q: And I sue the probation department?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for California on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
MORE INFO NEEDED

ANYONE CAN SUE AT ANY TIME. THE PIVOTAL ISSUE IS USUALLY WILL YOU PREVAIL AND DO YOU HAVE THE FINANCES TO HIRE A LAWYER.

HOW MUCH WAS THE AMOUNT OF THE CHECK?

MAYBE A LAWYER WOULD TAKE THE CASE ON A CONTINGENCY IF THE AMOUNT WAS SUFFICIENT OR YOU CAN PAY A LAWYER ON AN HOURLY.

I WOULD THINK YOU COULD HAVE A STOP PAYMENT ON THE CHECK AND HAVE A NEW ONE ISSUED????

Q: Does a bank have the authority to sale my land and home while I'm incarcerated and not inform me ?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Oregon on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You need to have an attorney look into this ASAP. There are many obstacles that must be satisfied, plus additional ones if you were in jail, to foreclose in property. If you were not notified, you may have a claim.

Q: Do I ignore my training and walk away?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You marked your question under criminal law however I do not see a criminal law question. You may want to repost your question under another section

Q: When I was pulled over I was told I didn’t fully stop at a four way stop sign, now I’m being charged for speeding

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
As my parents use to say Life if not always Fair.

a lawyer needs more info. However, if YOU were to set up a consultation I WOULD Bill $750 for one and that would not be fair for you AND I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT.

SOME LAWYERS SPECIALIZE IN HANDLING TIX BUT THEY WOULD BILL $800-2500 DEPENDING ON THE COURTHOUSE.

if you broke the law you can either pay your fine, SET THE MATTER FOR TRIAL, OR ASK FOR TRAFFIC SCHOOL TO GET IT OFF YOUR RECORD.

Q: How can I help them?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
There may be implications from both a criminal and child protection standpoint. I'd certainly recommend that your mother contact an attorney who is familiar with both criminal and family law matters.

Q: My ex brother-in-law is filing abetted kidnapping of his children charge on me.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Answered on Oct 10, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
You should never talk to police without your lawyers ok.

It doesn’t sound like you did anything wrong but I would still rather your lawyer explained all this

Q: How long can a federal hold for extradition to Florida on a supervised release charge be ? Is there a time limit ?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Does he h ave local charges?

If so, the Feds won't pick him and take him to federal court until that case is resolved .

When he goes to federal court he will be appointed counsel. There is a procedure in federal court called removal. He could decide if he wishes to waive an identity hearing and he wouldthen be scheduled to be taken to Florida

Q: Can I be convicted twice for the same crime if one charge is in state court and the other federal?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for New York on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Yes. However the Supreme Court is deciding whether to overturn the separate sovereign rule this term

Q: How do I get in contact with a federal lawyer to report federal crimes and corruption in local and state court systems?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law, White Collar Crime and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Eric Mayeda Renslo's answer
You can use this website to find the right attorney for you, many will give you a free consultation.

Q: Can a person in the state of new mexico be charge with the same crime for federal and state? Meaning double jeopardy

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for New Mexico on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Stephen Aarons' answer
Sadly federal and state prosecutors may both charge without violating the Double Jeopardy Clause and they can charge without catching your husband in possession. It is reasonable to infer that the firearm did not fly onto your roof by itself.

Q: Minnesota charge dv and disorderly conduct. Deal dismiss dv and defer adjudication on the dc, would I be ban from gun

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
A misdemeanor domestic assault conviction causes a federal law gun rights disability under current law. The Minnesota Disorderly Conduct statute (609.72) includes three different provisions. One of those is "engages in brawling or fighting." I am aware of cases where police have used a disorderly conduct conviction to deny firearm purchase permits where it was unclear which of the three provisions were the basis for the conviction, and where the initial but dismissed charge had been domestic...

Q: Can I be seached because my girlfriend is on probation in the state of California?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for California on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Wais Azami's answer
The general rule is that if you are not on probation or parol, an officer will need a search warrant or your consent or an exigent circumstance must exist for the search. The rule of thumb for you or anyone being searched is to never consent. This way, if the cops did violate your rights, you didn't give them a free pass by simply consenting. If anything is found during an illegal search where you did not consent, an attorney will be able to at least have a fighting chance. Treat searches...

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.