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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: What is the definition between felony murder and aggravated murder?

When someone punches another in the face, reportedly triggering a seizure and the individual dies does this constitute murder?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 13, 2022

There are several statutory forms of murder: 1st degree / felony murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. The facts of the case determine the degree.

In the fact scenario you provided, the person could be charged with involuntary manslaughter,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: My fiancé has 3 counts of receiving stolen firearms but she wasn't caught with any weapons and they didn't find any gun

Is there a way we can get her bond reduced or any other way to get her out. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get home to me and the kids

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 13, 2022

It really depends on the facts of the case. Assuming that your fiance is a first time offender, then there is a greater likelihood of her getting her bond lowered to something more reasonable. I would be more concerned about why law enforcement is charging her when she did not have them in her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Hauge convention act. Is there any lawyers in Wisconsin that has experience handling this kind of case

I’m in Thailand. I’m trying to recover my children from USA the mother abducted them June 2021 I’ve been trying in the local courts in Thailand no luck I’ve been in contact for the last seven months with the US government for the hauge Convention act. Also the mother has been hiding the... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on May 12, 2022

The Hague Convention is useful in most situations, but you need a lawyer where the children are to file the appropriate action in the local court to determine.

But first, do you have a professional/lawyer in Thailand that is assisting you. If you don't, that you explain why things...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: Does veterans status play in drugs charge with a side arm ( pistol) on the outcome?
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
answered on May 12, 2022

If you have been charged in Baltimore City, you should see if you are eligible for Veteran's Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being cyber harassed and stalked by an ex boyfriend since April 22, 2022, and he refuses to leave me alone. Help?

I was with said person for approx 2 months. He admitted to having mental issues at the end of our relationship. Once I broke up with him, he began harassing and stalking me, and he refuses to stop as he stated to one of my friends he also harassed on social media. He continues to make multiple fake... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 11, 2022

You can file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 527.6 against your ex-BF. You can DIY, hire an attorney or paralegal to do so on your behalf. If your papers are prepared properly with evidence in support attached (and it sounds like you have plenty), 9... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My daughter's mom burned her social security card in a fire on purpose. Is that a federal offense? My daughter is 19

She admitted to it in child support court and the judge said it was a federal offense..

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

I would consult with a federal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: How much would i need to obtain a lawyer for 2 inditments the first one is for driving on revoke not yielding for a car

and felony envading and the other one is poss of cocaine drug paraphernalia and attempted tampering with evidence

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

You have two felonies for sure. You should hire an attorney for your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: Can I own a gun if I had a class 1 misdemeanor 11 years ago? It was for third offense driving with a suspended license,
Brian M. Latuga
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Brian M. Latuga
answered on May 7, 2022

There is no bar with a conviction of driving suspended to ownership of a firearm as allowed under other applicable laws of Virginia and the US.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need for catching a stalker?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on May 5, 2022

This is something law enforcement would help with. Call the relevant authorities.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Tennessee on
Q: So if one decided to purposely go AWOL from the Tennessee National Guard, what penalty would they face besides discharge
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 4, 2022

It could be a Felony, or a Misdemeanor with alot of Restitution required. The Soldier should talk to his Commander and First Sergeant and take the Military penalty without criminal charges being filed. The Courts can be very rough on AWOLs. At least hire an attorney that knows the TN NG, as a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: A school administrative building was throwing out their chairs and desks. Is it illegal to take one?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 3, 2022

I think the safest course of action would be to contact the school and ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for a civil rights lawsuit when the a cause of action is fraud by the court?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 2, 2022

Not sure of your "Court" fraud, but a Governmental Tort Liability Action is 1 year from injury. Probably any other applicable cause of action will also be 1 year, except some property torts are 3 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My husband was arrested & charged with conn. Felon in poss of firearm, &methamphetamine p/d/s/mf . During the stop

$47,315 was seized. Of this money, $8754 was my personal tax money. Is it possible to get my tax money returned?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 2, 2022

Yes it is possible... You have to make a claim, and must be able to prove the source of cash was not from a criminal enterprise. It will be difficult and you will be cross examined under oath.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: It was not a city cop. It was light horse that came out. But they were looking for a gun and found drugs in a box that

The box was not big enough to hold a gun.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on May 1, 2022

In your factual statement you didn’t recite whether they had a warrant or not. There are lots of factors that go into suppressing an illegal search and seizure. You need to immediately contact and or retain a criminal defense attorney who can go over the facts carefully and make a decision on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: felony probation through judicial diversion that is all over my voting rights have been restored ?right to bear arms
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 25, 2022

Hopefully your Diversion is completed, including costs. Then the Indictment and Judgment must be Dismissed. Finally you have to Expunge everything, which can take a few months. Only then will you be ready to buy firearms from an FFL and vote.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: What does a judge mean by “read the riot act” to a person on pre trail diversion?

My ex wife is on pre trial diversion for child support. I never receive hardly anything (maybe 20 a month), when she’s ordered to pay $500. She had court and I was told the judge “read the riot act” to her. What does this mean?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 24, 2022

That is slang for the judge told her he was going to send her to prison if she didn’t make the most of the pretrial diversion opportunity or if she committed any new crimes. It’s a stern waning not to screw up.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: My daughter is a victim of sexual assault and our identity is plastered all over casenet.

Statue 566.226 states our Identity is not suppose to be public records,

Our address to our home as well as my daughter school, as well as My name ( her Mother) all over case net

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Apr 20, 2022

That’s terrible. Hire an attorney to seek to have that information not appear on Casenet. I don’t know why a judge would not grant a motion to seal or raise the security level of such filings.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Hi, I know that this is a big question, but what is the statute of limitation for Childhood sexual abuse?

It happened in Ohio, but I live in Kansas now. There are also other witnesses to what happened to me. He also showed me C.P. as I was told by 2 key witnesses... This was my grandfather that did this to me

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2305.111 (C) An action for assault or battery brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse based on childhood sexual abuse, or an action brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse asserting any claim resulting from childhood sexual abuse, shall be brought within... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: I am an active duty member of the military stationed outside of my home state. Can my parent purchase a firearm for me?

I am in California and my parent is in Kentucky. Can I send him the money to purchase a firearm and transfer the weapon over to my name when I come back home?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 18, 2022

No. You will have to purchase it when you return.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: My boss is in a criminal data base. Although he was acquitted. Can you help expunge that case record?

It affects him from seeking employment and getting commercial credit. Thank you for your help.

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Expungement may be possible but is dependent on when he was "acquitted," how the case was handled, and what he was accused of. There are different rules for felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations. As of 2021, most charges that did NOT result in a conviction can be expunged. He... Read more »

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