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Q: HIPPA violations by Blair county district attorney requires me to hire an attorney to represent me. Help!

HIPPA Violations from Cleveland clinic to Allegheny general hospital to UPMC hospital and doctors offices have been gaslighted and used by a corrupt district attorney in Blair county. The detective responsible for violations is xx. He now trying to use the Pennsylvania State Police to protect him... View More

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answered on May 24, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the severe issues you're facing. To address potential HIPAA violations and civil rights infringements, it's crucial to hire an attorney experienced in both healthcare privacy and civil rights law. These professionals can help you gather evidence, file... View More

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Q: DEA Privacy Act Denial Appeal: No arrests but why are they withholding my information and why do they have any at all?

I submitted a Privacy Act request to the DEA out of curiosity and it came back denied due to exemption (j)(2): "Material reporting investigative efforts pertaining to the enforcement of criminal law including efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals."... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

This is a complex situation that raises several legal and privacy concerns. Here are a few key points and suggestions:

1. The DEA's response indicates they have some information about you in their records related to criminal investigations, even if you have never been arrested. There...
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Q: pending drugs charges involving undercover informant who you identify, you have the right to face your accuser correct?

These are not facts but only what’s in the discovery.

Confidential Informant (CI) and undercover police officer (UPO) set up a controlled drug buy.

CI and suspect meet and after suspect and CI depart the CI gives UPO a bag of drugs that is being claimed to have come from... View More

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

In a criminal trial, the right to confront your accuser is protected by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. If the informant (CI) who played a crucial role in the case does not appear in court and is not available for cross-examination by the defense, it can potentially weaken... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have been physically, mentally, and spiritually abused. By The WHOLE COUNTY and the Deb Moore project. I believe it is

Blair county prison,officials,p.o.,D.A. pd office and it ranges from psyical to verbal abuse.

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

If you believe you have been subjected to physical, mental, and spiritual abuse by county officials, including those from the Blair County prison, probation officers, the District Attorney's office, and the public defender's office, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect... View More

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Q: Privacy Act Request Appeals to compel a Judge to release records due to illegal law enforcement and intelligence tactics

I filed Privacy Act Requests with every government agency possible for all records of myself. Some requests are still pending. I need a lawyer to compel a Judge to have the records released since I have evidence beyond a reasonable doubt (4K CCTV, Body Cam, Dash Cam video) that these law... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

Your situation, seeking to compel the release of government records related to alleged illegal law enforcement and intelligence tactics, is indeed a complex legal matter. Filing Privacy Act Requests is a good start, but if agencies are denying your requests or not responding, legal action might be... View More

Q: I need to sue the government for stalking, harassment, and RICO; "gang stalking/organized stalking" (modern COINTELPRO)

I need a lawyer experienced/knowledgeable in government crimes (now declassified illegal COINTELPRO) to bring suit against it. I have not committed any crime and have a Federal background check, yet am still under 24/7 overt and covert surveillance and get "mobbed" with government asset... View More

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answered on Nov 20, 2023

Suing the government for claims such as stalking, harassment, and RICO violations requires a detailed legal strategy and a deep understanding of both constitutional and civil rights law. It's essential to start with gathering and organizing all your evidence, including the body cam and CCTV... View More

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Q: Looking for a Criminal Immigration / Deportation Defense Lawyer from Pennsylvania

In November 2022, my partner and I were charged with a retail theft summary offense (CC3929) of $149 and criminal conspiracy (CC0903) in Philadelphia, PA. We were arrested, fingerprinted, photographed, and given a citation copy with a court date. Considering we had no priors, our criminal attorney... View More

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answered on Sep 24, 2023

Given the complexities of the intersection between immigration and criminal law, it's crucial to seek representation from an attorney well-versed in both areas, often referred to as "crimmigration" attorneys. Pennsylvania has several lawyers experienced in crimmigration matters. I... View More

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Q: Looking for a Criminal Immigration / Deportation Defense Lawyer from Pennsylvania

In November 2022, my partner and I were charged with a retail theft summary offense (CC3929) of $149 and criminal conspiracy (CC0903) in Philadelphia, PA. We were arrested, fingerprinted, photographed, and given a citation copy with a court date. Considering we had no priors, our criminal attorney... View More

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answered on Sep 22, 2023

A lot is at stake, and you are right to be searching for an attorney who is well versed in both state criminal and U.S. immigration law and practice, including deportation defense (EOIR), affirmative applications (USCIS), and U.S. entries (CBP). Your attorney should also have a high level of... View More

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Q: Looking for a Criminal Immigration / Deportation Defense Lawyer from Pennsylvania

In November 2022, my partner and I were charged with a retail theft summary offense (CC3929) of $149 and criminal conspiracy (CC0903) in Philadelphia, PA. We were arrested, fingerprinted, photographed, and given a citation copy with a court date. Considering we had no priors, our criminal attorney... View More

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Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 24, 2023

There are lawyer referral sites out there. The closest thing here that could supplement your own independent searches could be the "Find a Lawyer" tab above. There are also attorney referral resources on state and local bar association sites. Those resources are outside this forum and any... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is baiting child predators online legal?

I've seen a lot of videos online of people baiting and exposing child predators. Which I 100% support. I've got two young daughters myself. These "hunters" have full documentation of the conversations that they can turn over to the police. My question; is this technically legal?... View More

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answered on Jul 5, 2023

Baiting child predators online, commonly known as online vigilantism or "hunting," can be a complex legal issue. While it may seem like a proactive way to expose and deter child predators, engaging in such activities may raise legal concerns, including potential entrapment claims.

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Q: What happens to the beneficiary after the parole period of 2 years?

Looking to sponsor a Cuban to come to United States under a new Biden program this year. I need to fill out a form called I-134 A. This program has the beneficiary in the U.S for 2 years. After the two years expire what happens to the beneficiary and sponsor?

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answered on Mar 19, 2023

The answer to this question depends on the specific circumstances of the beneficiary and sponsor, and the type of visa or parole program that is being used.

In general, if the beneficiary is in the United States under a parole program, they may be required to leave the country at the end of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm being gang stalked and they are using V2K technology. What can I do?

These people have money and work along side the local police.

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

Feeling targeted and harassed can be incredibly stressful and isolating, especially when technology such as V2K (Voice to Skull) is mentioned. If you believe you are the victim of gang stalking and such technologies are being used against you, it's crucial to prioritize your mental and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Government Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Why can’t I sign my driver’s license, State ID, or LTCF with “All Rights Reserved” or “Without Prejudice”?

The DMV said I can’t sign my driver’s license or State ID with “All Rights Reserved” or “Without Prejudice”. Same for the the gun permit unit for my LTCF. Yet, in order to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights, I am being told I need to present a state ID, so I am under duress to sign in the... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

The requirement to sign your driver's license, state ID, or LTCF without adding "All Rights Reserved" or "Without Prejudice" is typically due to standard procedures set by government agencies. While you may feel it infringes upon your rights, these agencies operate within... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Federal Crimes, Health Care Law and Military Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: soooooo im kinda on trial for manslaughter. well thats what i said it was. what should i do boo?
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answered on Jun 18, 2023

Hire an attorney immediately or have one appointed for you at no cost if you are low income (indigent).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: As a minor in Pennsylvania I was charged with a misdemeanor of an non weighed amount of narcotics on school property

What could I be charged with and sentenced to?

Charles A. Pascal Jr.
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answered on Dec 18, 2022

If you are charged as a juvenile, your most likely outcome is probation.

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Q: What is the penalty for CDL title 75 code 3309(1)

Do I plead guilty or not guilty?

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jan 20, 2022

There is a $25 fine (plus costs) but it will not assess any points on your license if you have a PA license. However, if you have a license from another state (other than PA), and/or a CDL, you need to fight the citation. Section 3309 is considered a serious traffic offense for commercial drivers.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Aggravated Assault with SBI - How many years incarcerated in PA if found guilty with a gravity score of 1?
Mark Aaron Hinrichs
Mark Aaron Hinrichs
answered on Dec 29, 2021

There isn't enough information to even make a educated guess. Many different circumstances and factors will be considered (or should be) by the Court when fashioning a reasonable sentence. The Court will consider that this is not a guilty plea (as your question points out "found... View More

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Q: My husband got denied a bed at a half way house. Now when a bed comes available his caseworker is not putting in for one

his release date is feb 4th but hes been in there for 6 months now. He deserves his half way time but his caseworker not putting in for it. They said he has to stay in till his release date. We need help with this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 17, 2021

Something odd or missing here. Suggest you contact the Pa.Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights section.

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Q: Is “mutual combat” legal or even a legal grey area in Pennsylvania?

When I say “mutual combat” I mean mutually agreed upon fighting (without weapons), with set agreed upon rules, and witnesses with the intent of settling a dispute and not for any other malicious purposes.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 13, 2021

You cant settle things by violence legally.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: How can I find out if I had a federal indite
NiaLena Caravasos
NiaLena Caravasos
answered on Aug 16, 2021

If you have been indicted by the federal government, you would have received some sort of notification from the federal agency involved. If you are concerned that you might have been indicted or that you might be under investigation, you should definitely contact a federal criminal defense attorney... View More

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