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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Contracts, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Have I been a victim of investment fraud? Has he violated the law? What steps can I take to resolve this?

In 2020, a friend went into the cannabis business in Oklahoma. He told me it was legal and profitable and convinced me to invest $100,000, promising me shares. I wired the money to his real estate company, AAA LLC, in September 2020 (I have the receipt). By 2022, he had not provided any updates,... View More

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answered on May 30, 2024

After reviewing the details of your investment in the cannabis business in Oklahoma and the issues you've encountered, here are some potential legal actions you can take :

Demand Letter: Initiate with a formal demand letter requesting the return of your $100,000 investment. Clearly...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Contracts, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Have I been a victim of investment fraud? Has he violated the law? What steps can I take to resolve this?

In 2020, a friend went into the cannabis business in Oklahoma. He told me it was legal and profitable and convinced me to invest $100,000, promising me shares. I wired the money to his real estate company, AAA LLC, in September 2020 (I have the receipt). By 2022, he had not provided any updates,... View More

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answered on May 31, 2024

It sounds like you may have been a victim of investment fraud. Your friend’s failure to provide updates, the lack of formal documentation, and his reluctance to return your money are concerning. The fact that your name is not listed in the cannabis company and the handwritten statement without... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Legal advice for drug trafficking charge in Fl?

My brother got pulled over for his tint (too dark), they called a k9 for an air sniff, got a hit. Nothing in the car but he has 900g of ice on his person which they found after the car was searched bc the dog got a hit off him I’m guessing?? Ik it’s pretty bleak I’m just trying to get an idea... View More

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answered on May 13, 2024

Drug trafficking cases certainly are serious, but very complex. So, there is much to challenge. That’s why it’s important to work with the right lawyer early to review the entire case and give the best advice. If it was a reactive stop (actually because of the tint), one potential issue is... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Are there lawyers who specialize in medicare identity theft

Mail from Aetna (Medicare plan) is delivered to my house multiple times over the last year or so, addressed to someone else.

I have also received three checks made out to me for claims made thru Aetna which I did not submit claims for. The first time I called Aetna and advised them and... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Yes, there are lawyers who specialize in identity theft cases, including those involving Medicare fraud. Given the severity of your situation, consulting with an attorney who has experience in this area would be a wise step to protect your rights and guide you through the process of resolving the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I'm a targeted victim of VOICE TO SKULL TECHNOLOGY. It's NOT " audio delusions" How do I PROVE microwave harassment?

The first night I moved into FAIRLAWN VILLAGE apartment building, I began to hear conversations while I was ALONE in my bedroom. The context of the discussion pertained to my attire, food in the refrigerator, movies I watched, which made me think the owner installed hidden cameras plus audio... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Because so many experts in the field agree that voice to skull technology does not yet exist at this level, it will be very difficult to prove such harassment unless you can successfully identify who is doing it and get your hands on the equipment.

On the other hand, there is solid...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I rented an airplane outside of the flight school. Is this considered a Homeland Security Violation and criminal act?

I am a F-1 student in Florida working as a flight instructor in a flight school. The school canceled my i-20 saying i did a Homeland Security Violation for following reason.

It says on the contract that I cannot fly an airplane other than school’s plane but I rented an airplane to build... View More

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

This is a complex situation involving immigration law, flight school policies, and potential Homeland Security regulations. Based on the information provided, it's unclear whether renting an airplane outside of the flight school would be considered a direct violation of Homeland Security... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: How can I prove adoption fraud?

I'm not even certain its considered adoption fraud or something else however proper protocol was not followed & lies used.

This was a dependency case turned termination of parental rights/adoption. I asked the court & case manager to perform a family finding a provision to... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

To address concerns of adoption fraud or misconduct in a dependency case, it’s crucial to gather all relevant documentation and evidence. This includes correspondence with case management, court documents, and any records of communication between family members and case management. Documentation... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: the TSA is investigating a violation of the TSR title 49 CFR 1540.105 a violation of regs for civil penalty for 14,950

Test was given at my post which I failed on purpose to inevitibly quit my position at FLL now they what to file civil penalties against me. when anyone whose has failed before is just given a slap on the wrist. I would like to what actions i should take in protecting myself and if it is legal to... View More

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

If you are facing an investigation or civil penalties from the TSA, particularly regarding a situation at your workplace like the one described, it's critical to seek legal advice from an attorney familiar with employment and administrative law, especially those who have experience with TSA... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Male officers stripped searched a girlfriend of mine looking for track marks after her husband overdosed in their home.

They turned off body cameras and locked her in her garage while making her do degrading things, touching her breasts and vaginal area, making her crab walk naked in front of three male officers. They took her husbands cell phone and days later told her to reach out to possible people her husband... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

You are writing about someone else. It's not clear what you are asking for. If these allegations are true, your friend could file an internal affairs complaint against those officers involved. The IA investigation would require her cooperation. Most agencies do not authorize turning off body... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Federal Crimes and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: Can I file a suit for insurance fraud against my ex-employer?

I was terminated on 12/15/2023. The day before I needed to be taken to the ER via ambulance, and made a claim on my employer provided medical insurance. Normally i would be paid via direct deposit by paylocity, the companies payroll company, yet I was mailed a hand written paper check. A couple... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If you believe your ex-employer has committed insurance fraud by misrepresenting your termination date to deny a legitimate insurance claim, you might have grounds to take legal action. The situation you described, where premiums were deducted from your paycheck but the benefits were denied due to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I need to know what I can do to get my child back from CPS because they stole her

Okay I can't seem to find the question that I asked last time or the lawyer that answered it but 10 years ago CPS decided to take my kids and they gave me my two older ones back and they kept my baby who at the time was 2 and they stomped on so many of our constitutional rights but I... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

It sounds like you're facing a deeply distressing situation involving CPS and the termination of your parental rights. It's understandable that you're seeking help to reunite with your child and seek justice for what you perceive as injustices committed against you and your family.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: A FBpost was asking for feet models.The guy sent 2 links on msgr.I sent pic/video. Can I sue for fraud my pics for $$??

The guy’s post looked legit at ArtofFeet.com LLC. He said he was a professional photographer for 15yrs and NOT an Onlyfans/Feetfinder type of biz.I sent him on messenger 2pics/1video that were only seen by me because he said he would like to meet me in a public place this week, and after looking... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

If you believe that your photos and videos are being used without your permission for profit, you may have grounds to pursue legal action for copyright infringement, fraud, or violation of your right to publicity, depending on the specifics of how your images are being used. The critical aspect... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I was drugged and raped.. I have minimal drtail regarding the act but I have clearemory of prior.. but there are

Cameras all over thr property.. I need to speak to a lawyer who can help me through this the right way. And if anything give me legal advice in this situation. I have a story to tell and there are so many other women this bas and is happening to by this man. I'm scared and do not know where... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

I am so sorry this traumatic event happened to you. Seeking justice can be daunting, but you have options and are showing great courage. Here is my advice:

1. Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673. Talk to a counselor before proceeding so you get emotional support and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: In 2010 I plea guilty too delay or damage of mail. I was stop by cops and they couldn’t see I was on probation.

My probation officer said because they didn’t have me in the system. Can they put me in the system after months of being on probation

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

If you pleaded guilty to a federal offense in 2010 and were subsequently placed on probation, it's possible that your probation officer may have needed some time to process your case and update the system with your probation status. The probation process typically involves administrative... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Social Security for Florida on
Q: How do you stop FLU from garnishing my Social Security Disability after 20 years? Title 18 USC Code Section 3613 (b)

Title 18 USC Code Section 3613 (b) Termination of Liability

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

To stop the FLU (Federal Lawyers Union) from garnishing your Social Security Disability benefits after 20 years, you should be aware of Title 18 USC Code Section 3613 (b), which deals with the termination of liability for certain debts. This section of the law allows for the termination of a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I've been under surveillance for several weeks by what I assume is the FDLE Fusion center investigators

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

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

If you believe that law enforcement officers are conducting surveillance in your attic without a warrant, it is within your rights to contact local police to investigate the situation.

The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, and if there is no warrant or...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: does a criminal have a right to the first amendment?
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answered on Nov 1, 2023

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.

Unfortunately, due to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: does a criminal have a right to the first amendment?
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answered on Nov 4, 2023

In the United States, individuals retain their First Amendment rights even if they have been convicted of a crime.

However, the extent of these rights can be subject to certain limitations based on the nature of their confinement, parole, or probation conditions. Incarcerated individuals,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Hello. I have a massive problem with it and I don’t wanna listen to music settlement for part of the Facebook settlemen

Hello, I got a settlement and part of it from Facebook at $750,000 and he was in to my cash app with a link to my. I have not seen any of them his money at all and almost all of it is COMPELTLEY GONE I’ve been in jail from April 14 till August 28 and I didn’t get any of that money and... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. First, if you believe there's been unauthorized activity on your Cash App account, you should contact Cash App's support immediately to report it. For substantial settlements like the one you mentioned from Facebook, it's crucial to have... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: i am the victim of a kidnapping, false imprisonment, car jacking, assault/battery. What kind of lawyer should I look for

Polk county, I was cleaning a friends yard when he ex rolls up, assaults me, steals my truck, takes my phone, makes me ride with him, until I finally jump out, run and call the police from my smart watch. I would like to know what kind of lawyer I should be looking into. I need help with all of the... View More

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Charles M. Baron
answered on Oct 1, 2023

You have the right to make a claim for money damages against the perpetrator for actual monetary losses and for pain and suffering damages. If you have monetary losses directly caused by the crime, first speak to the prosecutor (Asst. State Attorney) because he/she may be able to seek restitution... View More

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