Is there a federal agency with the authority to conduct administrative investigations of city police departments and other local agencies when they have information about violations like abuse of power, bribery and the like? Only the OIG comes to mind, but as I understand it, it cannot conduct such... View More
Yes, there is a federal agency with the authority to conduct administrative investigations of city police departments for issues like abuse of power or corruption. This agency is the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), particularly through its Civil Rights Division. The DOJ has the mandate...View More
In California, an inmate with an arson conviction typically faces significant challenges in having their record cleared for eligibility to apply for a fire camp. Arson is often considered a serious offense, and options for expungement or record sealing are limited.
In California, once a motion to vacate is granted, you cannot simply withdraw it unilaterally. However, you can potentially file another motion to reconsider or readdress the court's decision, explaining your reasons. The court will then decide whether to grant your request.
How do a person address a police officer coming to your childs elementary school in a poor area of the city and show a classroom of children a video of children putting that clear grey glue that was in like a tin container inside a paper bag and get high and those children in that class didn't... View More
In California, seeking justice for such an incident would involve multiple considerations. First, the statute of limitations is a crucial factor, as claims relating to personal injury typically have a two-year limit from the date of injury. Given that this incident occurred over thirty years ago,...View More
Facing federal charges under 18 USC 924(c)(1), 18 USC 922(g), and 21 USC 841(a)(1) is a serious matter. These statutes pertain to firearm offenses and drug distribution, respectively. It is crucial to consult with an attorney who has experience in federal criminal defense as soon as possible....View More
In California, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is generally considered separate property, unless contributions were made during the marriage using community funds, in which case it can be partially community property. If the IRA is solely in your name, your husband does not have the...View More
With search honestly don't even understand how my attorney would allow this. But a cop came through my door no PC no RS .... A false report even all shown on BC. .. If I never consented to a supervised anything this is my point....Despite my status of being on informal probation, the [State]... View More
If your rights were violated by law enforcement, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to assess the specific circumstances and explore potential legal remedies. In cases of alleged constitutional violations, it's crucial to have legal representation to protect your...View More
Im 18, the county is fresno county, the antique firearm was a cap and ball revolver and loaded, and i have a history of being comitted to mental institutions more than once a year for mental illness as a minor,
I concealed carried it for self defense because i cannot legally own a modern... View More
In California, carrying a concealed loaded firearm without a permit is generally illegal, even if the firearm is antique. Your age and history of mental illness could further complicate the situation and make it more likely that you'll face criminal charges. Depending on the specific...View More
I just got 2 citations at Death valley National park under - "36 CFR § 4.12 (TCD Signs)" and "36 CFR 1.5 (Closure Violation". When I looked online, it seems like both are Class-B misdemeanors. What are my options, do I need to hire a lawyer and is there a jail time even if I pay the fee. Thank you
Under California law, Class-B misdemeanors in federal parks can result in a fine, community service, or imprisonment for up to six months. Hiring an attorney could provide you with legal advice tailored to your specific situation, including defenses or negotiation options that may be available to...View More
In California, some felonies can be reduced to misdemeanors under Penal Code Section 17(b), but drug importation is generally considered a serious felony and may not be eligible for such reduction. Completion of probation alone does not guarantee that your felony will be reduced; you would need to...View More
In California, an arrest without a conviction can still appear on criminal background checks, which could potentially affect your job prospects. However, you have the option to petition the court for a factual innocence finding, which, if granted, would seal and destroy the arrest record. Employers...View More
Deported back to their original country following the end of them serving their sentence? If they marry a U.S. citizen while incarcerated in a U.S. prison will they still be deported because of the nature of the crime? Will marrying have any affect on the U.S. citizen who married them? Like will... View More
Marrying a U.S. citizen does not grant an immigrant automatic protection from deportation, especially if they've committed a serious crime. Crimes of moral turpitude, including murder and rape, are grounds for deportation under U.S. immigration laws, even if the individual marries a U.S....View More
If a customer of a business is harmed by one of its employees who is acting in the course and scope of his employment, then there would likely be liability to the company. If the company had no idea it hired a criminal, and that criminal engages in criminal activity while employed, the company is...View More
In California, I recommend contacting the local police department to obtain accurate information about the status of your stolen vehicle case and any investigation updates. It's important to work with law enforcement to address the situation and provide any necessary information to help...View More
I never once had money in the said account at the time the bank allowed a fraudster to get a 80,000 dollar loan in my name? The bank then gave the fraudster access to my account allowing them to open up other fraudulent Accounts using my checking account, they then gave the fraudster my personal... View More
In California, banks have a duty to protect their customers' accounts and information, and they should take appropriate measures to address fraudulent activity. Denying you access to essential paperwork related to your account and the fraudulent activity could raise concerns about their...View More
I am trying to get the specifics of this offense. I only have the information from the sex offender registry and his name. Is this information publicly available? I searched on PACER to no avail. How might I go about this? Thank you!
The specifics of a criminal offense, including the charges and details of the case, are generally considered public records and may be accessible through the appropriate Ohio law enforcement agencies, court records, or online databases. You may need to visit the local courthouse or contact the Ohio...View More
If you owe federal restitution, it's likely that the obligation remains even if the corporate victim was bought by another corporation. Changes in ownership or corporate restructuring usually don't affect your responsibility to repay the restitution. It's important to consult with a...View More
In a previous question I covered the prolonged investigatory detainment. I was detained due to a call in about a person not matching my description, manager also confirmed I wasn't the reason for the call... they saw a gun in my car. entered the car and conducted what I'm calling an... View More
People don't like attorneys because we take facts like these and point out how complex the legal issues are. Non attorneys just want to get to the point and not hear about all the potential issues. You really need to consult with a Criminal Defense attorney, particularly if you were charges...View More
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