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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I threw away previous tenant's son mail, without knowing it is ilegal

Hello, Could you please help me? I am not from the US and I am not that familiar with the mail laws. I know I am not supposed to open other people's mail. I moved in to a new house on February and I have been getting a lot of mail from other people here, I threw away all of it without knowing... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 16, 2020

It is doubtful that you did anything wrong or, if you did, that you will be charged. If postal authorities contact you, don't say anything until you have consulted with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: If a officer pulls over a vehicle & ask to see drivers license but notice a green substance (marijuana) does that give

Them probable cause to search passengers & the vehicle?

Jeffrey H. Garland
Jeffrey H. Garland answered on Sep 14, 2020

There are ample cases saying that there would be probable cause in such a situation. The legalization of hemp and medical marijuana might change these rulings over time. If there is pc to search the car, then the police can have passengers exit and they can be subjected to a protective search. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: What can I do to get a friend released early from Federal Prison

He has been incarcerated 15 years, and there is some stupid charge from 2003 holding him back, how do I resolve this issue? He would be eligible for early release if this case Was not in his way.

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jul 18, 2020

I’d work on getting that case, and it’s hold, resolved. Depending on the facts, it could be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I was helping a friend move the roommate headbutt me. I called the cops and pressing charges can I sue her?

What would be the course of action? And what can I do being that I was assaulted? What type of lawyer do I use. TY!

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 4, 2020

Yes, you can sue, if you have suffered bodily injury and resulting damages (medical expenses, etc.).

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: If you have a large knife and try to stab it at police but do not do any damage and you tell police you tried to murder.

This will be considered attempted murder or no? I think it will since I graduated from law school 5 years ago but I am not sure.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 3, 2020

Duh...yes there us enough to arrest and charge attempted murder...This is obvious even for a non-law school grad...

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: if I live in FL, and ship plants to CA, and they catch me.. do they charge me with a crime, how does that work

when people ship plants without going through proper channels, do those people risk jail? are stats like CA a bigger risk to ship to due to their own laws on top of federal regulation?

or is the mail just taken and if you do it a lot, they will come talk to you and see what going on type of... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 8, 2020

This potential criminal law situation sounds very important to me--and is certainly not the kind of question you should be asking lawyers online in a very public legal forum. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on the top of each page to find help.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: if protesters are blocking a road or highway

do i have all legal rights to drive "slow" through them AFTER giving them ample warnings and time to move. Now lets say i do drive and these people turn violent. do i just "floor" it and plow through them? Central Fl.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 4, 2020

Go around. If, hypothetically, the "turn violent", what you might do would depend on the circumstances. But the best advice would be for you to avoid the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: What is the difference legally between something like Monopoly money and counterfeit money? Just curious.
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 27, 2020

Monopoly money is not printed with the intent that it will be mistaken for real money. So it is not given in tender for payment of (real) debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: I want to cancel a surety bond (criminal) and get my name off I do not want the money back

I don't believe she will show up for her court dates and do not want to be responsible or jeperdize my assetts how do I get the bondsman to cancel the bond

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on May 17, 2020

You just contact the bail bondsman and tell him you want to revoke your bond assistance and they can rescind the bond and pick up the individual and put them back in jail where they will have to try and get a bond posted for them again. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Military BCD and felony joy riding, 40yrs ago, wanting my gun rights restored. Clean since then, Any Chance?

Volunteered for duty with the understanding I would get diesel school after Basic training, got then told after basic, when I was stationed I got told then I didn't have it in writing so I was out of luck. Young and dumb, I would show them I went AWOL, then didn't honor their end , I told... Read more »

R. Davis Younts
R. Davis Younts answered on May 15, 2020

Good Morning,

It is possible to address these issues. You can apply for a discharge upgrade as well as have certain information removed from your record. Their are a lot of variables that you should discuss with an attorney that is experienced in dealing with these issues. I have had...
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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: So my daughter has been arrested for attempted murder ( charged as a juvenile) how long can they hold her?

So my daughter was with 2 of her friends in the car ( she wasn't driving the car) , her friend was . One of the friends had a gun in the backseat and shot it at the person car. My daughter was laughing during the incident and recording it , and they charged her also but why was she charged... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 10, 2020

Obviously they are charging her because they are not sure who may be guilty of what. She should ask these questions of her attorney, and in the mean time say nothing to anybody else.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I have s lawyer for the idenity theft. He has already had a restraining order issued years ago and charges in ga

His girlfriend and others he pays have tampered with 2 cars my landlord and jobs. I spent all day debugging my house my car and I am afraid

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Mar 23, 2020

I am not sure what your question is. If I understand your ramblings, you should contact Local Law Enforcement and report the allegations that you have concerning this lawyer or anyone who is engaging in the type of conduct that you are suggesting.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Does Rico F.S. 895.03 (3) and conspiracy to commit Rico required identical elements of proof?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 10, 2020

Probably not. F.S. 895.03 (3) could probably be done single-handedly. F.S. 895.03 (4) (conspiracy to violate F.S. 895.03 (1-3)) requires at least two participants, otherwise it would not be conspiracy. See F.S. 777.04 (3).

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: if you ask someone for a massage through snapchat and sent them money. then they say they are underage.

Is there any wrongdoing here if the 2 parties never met?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

You could perhaps be charged with attempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Is a text message legally binding?

Can an agreement via text be used in court as a legal binding agreement?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

Usually oral agreements would be considered to be legally binding if the terms can be sufficiently proven. The statute of limitations can be different if an agreement is not in writing. While it's possible that a judge might for some reason think a text message doesn't qualify as a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: My employer is committing fraud. I thought it was accidental and pointed it out, I was then bullied,

And intimidated by my coworker, our boss, our bosses boss who is also my coworkers mom. I filed an official grievance per comp policy over this. I have now been moved into a corner desk, restricted from speaking with coworkers, threatened with firing, and now they made a revision to our employee... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jan 23, 2020

I would not sign the new handbook it you already believe that you will be fired. You did not mention how many employees the employer employs. I am assuming since you filed with the EEOC that it is at least 25. You really need to consult with and retain an employment law attorney. Most JUSTIA... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I need an attorney who has extensive experience in cases as a defendant vs the SEC in Miami

See: SEC vs Dayne Roseman (Google search will show case and prosecutors)

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jan 16, 2020

I know an excellent lawyer, however I don't think I'm permitted to make referrals in this forum. You are free to reach out to me through my profile on Justia for more information. Jonathan Blecher

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Which fed crime is it to handle fed mail at a business where USPS drops off mail and security sorts it for residents?

If usps drops of a bunch of mail and its up to security with no mail certification to sort mail and throw out “junk” mail which is up to discretion of the officer, then what crime is commited. Im looking for any reference to a statute in florida law. Also any reference to the possibility of... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 30, 2019

Presumably residents have agreed that junk mail be discarded by security. If so, it would not be a crime to do so (and in any event it would be a federal matter; you will not find Florida state statutory law on the subject). Assuming that, you can be fired for refusing to do your job as assigned.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: How can I file online bitcoin job scam to FBI?

Last year I was scammed online about bitcoin job. I lost money, my debit cards were overdraft and almost lost apartment because of lack money. My and my boyfriends personal information were exposed to scammer. I do not have a lot of his personal info. But as I prove I have all messages, calls,... Read more »

Stephen Shaiken
Stephen Shaiken answered on Nov 23, 2019

It does not sound like this case would meet the requirement for physical or emotional injury. Police departments and prosecutors have been very stingy about signing off on them lately, so the weaker a case, the less likelihood of success. It also sounds like you are acknowledging proof problems,... Read more »

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