In Florida, if you are under 18, your ability to influence criminal charges, especially those filed by someone else, like your mother, is limited. Since you're 17, you're considered a minor, and typically, the decision to pursue or drop charges in a criminal case is up to the prosecutor,...View More
In Florida, if you were incarcerated for an extended period due to false convictions noted in your Pre-Sentence Report (PSR), you may have grounds to pursue legal action against the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). However, suing a federal agency like the BOP involves complex legal challenges, including...View More
Your inquiry is vague regarding the words "abused" and "controlled". Certain types of abuses are crimes to be brought to the attention of law enforcement. For example, if he's being held against his will, that would be a crime. If you're NOT talking about something...View More
Long story short, I lost two sons in an accident and one survived they were in the care of their father who survived as well. CPI became involved when I brought my surviving son home from the hospital. I was the non offending parent but that quickly changed once me and the cpi worker had a... View More
Sorry to hear about your terrible ordeal. The legal grounds available to sue DCF are very limited due to various legal obstacles, such as immunity from certain grounds that are available to sue certain other governmental entities. In some limited circumstances, there are potential grounds to sue...View More
My adult son age 26 has been living with my half-aunt and her live-in man friend due to my husband and being homeless for a year now. Things do not look good from what we can understand thats going on in my aunt's house communication by phone from my son or any aloud visits for no legal... View More
It's understandable that you're concerned about your 26-year-old son and his living situation. In general, adults have the legal right to make their own choices about where they live and who they associate with. If there are no legal restrictions or court orders preventing you from seeing...View More
You likely have a claim for money damages, but the State of Fla. probably is not your potential defendant. The potential defendants would be the individual law enforcement officer(s) who committed a fraud on the Court and,in limited circumstances, the entity employing the officer(s). Generally,...View More
Suing the State of Florida for wrongful arrest can be challenging due to sovereign immunity, which generally protects the state and its agencies from being sued without consent. However, there are exceptions to this immunity, especially in cases of civil rights violations under federal law, such as...View More
video recording sent to district manager and corporate office during a private emotional conversation with a coworker and after that coworker quit their employment they sent video without my knowledge, I was written up by employer and signed a disciplinary conduct form .Do I have any violation... View More
You description is a bit vague, but it sounds like your coworker, without your consent, video and audio recorded a private conversation you had with him/her, then after the coworker quit, he/she sent that video/audio recording to your employer without your consent, and solely due to that recording...View More
Based on their attire. They have not spoken to me or presented me with any kind of warrant. Recently I discovered they're in my attic watching inside the house 24/7 they will not acknowledge me. Can local police remove them from the property since they have no warrant or are these my new... View More
If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated in court, particularly in matters as serious as custody disputes where you feel your children are in danger, it is critical to seek legal advice immediately.
Contact a local attorney with experience in family law and civil rights...View More
There are some limits on the First Amendment rights of criminals. For example, criminals cannot use their First Amendment rights to incite violence or obstruct justice. Additionally, criminals may be restricted to their First Amendment rights while in prison or jail.
The answer I give here is general educational information, not advice to rely on in determining how long you (or someone else) has to take legal action. For advice to reply on, you must schedule a consultation with an attorney. There are different deadlines for the various types of claims that...View More
The statute of limitations for police misconduct in Florida state is generally two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the police officer or police department involved. However, there are some exceptions to the two-year statute of...View More
I was shopping in a Neighborhood Walmart store when a gentleman in plain clothes started questioning me about who my employer was. He did so multiple times and I responded by asking him to identify himself and he told me that he didn’t have to. We went to customer service where two other... View More
That's a very strange question for a store security man to ask, but he can ask the same way any stranger on the street can ask, and you can say it's none of their business. In some situations like this, there is racial profiling going on, which becomes unlawful at the point that the...View More
The Fourth Amendment protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, which includes being stopped without a valid reason. If you were pulled over a second time for the same reason without a new violation occurring, it could be viewed as an unreasonable seizure.
That is unusual. The officers' written reasons for their actions must be reviewed to determine if they provided rational reasons to support probable cause for their actions. Of course, they may or may not be telling the truth in their explanation, but that's where the analysis starts....View More
Licenses are not issued without an application and a fee submitted by the person seeking the license. Wonder if you're an identity theft victim. Request a copy of the license application, then see a lawyer. Regarding driver's license requirements for motorcycles, if the engine size...View More
Traveling by motorcycle without a license or insurance is generally not a constitutional right but rather subject to state laws and regulations. In the United States, each state has its own laws regarding the licensing and insurance requirements for operating a motorcycle on public roads. While the...View More
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.