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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: I'm a permanent resident with a green card through refugee status. what documents do i need to travel outside the USA
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Oct 7, 2019

If you already have a green card, you travel with green card. Be careful not to travel back to your home country though.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Question regarding FOIA/Privacy Act for those familiar

If I submit a FOIA request, I know one of the exemptions to disclosure is information about an active investigation. However, I see that they would put in the FOIA response that the information was redacted and the exemption it was redacted under, which would essentially show that there is an... Read more »

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

My experience has been that if you are being investigated for a crime, the investigative report and victim report is protected. However, I would have an attorney contact the Detective on the case and request whatever information is available. Why you are being investigated, what information they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Can the 24 hour notice to vacate be served during a weather state of emergency?

Due to expenses of my sister's passing, I was unable to pay the final months rent of my lease, so I am being evicted. I am worried the 24 hour notice will be served during the hurricane that is about to hit us.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 2, 2019

You don't get served the 24-hour notice unless and until an eviction judgment has been entered against you after a lawsuit gets served on you and goes through the process, which takes anywhere from a couple weeks to several months, depending on whether you contest the suit. If you do have an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: I just got selected for State Active Duty for the Hurricane here in Florida. If I don’t show up, what can they do to me?

If I don’t show up for State Active Duty because I am dealing with my personal issues and not making enough money to pay my bills, what could they do to punish me? If I were not to show up?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 1, 2019

Active duty with what, the national guard? As a guardsman, you should know what the penalties would be; ask you commanding officer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Can i suspend / pause a child support order? While i appeal my case? ...or should i appeal my case?

I went to a hearing though unemployed at the moment the hearing officer use my old income which is 2200 before taxes a month but because of changes in the company i made under 2000 from the beginning of this year up until i got fired even though i was fired and did not make full time from last... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 28, 2019

First, please re-ask this, using punctuation. And no: you probably can't suspend the child support while an appeal is pending

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Is electronic harassment a federal crime in Florida? I am asking for myself I am currently a victim of this harassment

These perpetrators can spy on my whereabouts 24/7 and have the capabilities of viewing my thoughts on a computer I have no other earthly idea how they do this though.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 16, 2019

What makes you think they are doing this?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Please google Michael Dowd vs Palm Beach Florida et al

Pubilc Defender utters forged Probable Cause Affidavits. Palm Beach County Clerk of court removed filed p.c. affidavit and replaced with a forgery.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 15, 2019

There is no question to be answered

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: is there a statute of limitations on speeding ticket and possession of alcohol by a minor from 20 years ago?

My fiancé received a letter from a law firm for tickets from 20 years ago for 2 tickets from another state. One for speeding 15 mph and one for possession of alcohol by a minor. It states he needs to appear in court or pay $500. Is this something they can still go after?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 13, 2019

If the tickets were from another state, you should ask your question in the Justia section for that state. But the chances are that if he was ticket by a police officer a judgment of guilty has long-since been entered on those tickets; a SOL would not apply. There is an interstate compact on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: when you get arrested in the State of Florida and you are supposed to see the judge in 48 hours what happens if u don'?

I stayed in jail for 9 days and never seen the judge and my roommate stayed in there a month before he ever seen a judge this is in mayo fl

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on May 14, 2019

It could possibly be a violation of your rights. However, if you took a plea to time served, then it would most likely be no harm, no foul.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: The toy is considered as a firearm imitation and is not available to be shipped in some states as CA,NY

Hello! I appreciate you for your answer in advance!

I sell water soakers on online marketplace. They consider it as a imitation firearm and don't ship it in some states as CA,NY etc. It doesn't have a shape of the weapon to be substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 13, 2019

You failed to indicate who "they" are; would I correctly I assume that would be the postal service, UPS, FedEx, etc.?

It appears that it's a matter of contacting those entities and explaining your position to their satisfaction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Construction Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: What can you do when your public defender does not seem to be working for you but seems to be working for the state

We went to try to get some information off my phone that the Sheriff's Office had and I was told to give him my password so the sheriff couldn't see it and I did and my lawyer was facing me and the deputy was standing a little to the side and behind me and facing the lawyer like I was when all of... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 4, 2019

First, any time your lawyer (in this case, your assistant public defender) makes you uncomfortable for any reason, you discuss the situation with him to see if the situation may be corrected. You may have misinterpreted the situation. Almost all attorneys working for the public defender's office... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: I have an administrative suspension in NH can I drive in another state
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 12, 2019

No. You have to have a license, from somewhere, to drive. If your license is suspended, it's not valid anywhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Should I believe the DEA when they tell me I'm not in trouble? Can they arrest me for something non-drug related?

No longer active.

Andrew Lawrence Moses
Andrew Lawrence Moses answered on Mar 14, 2019

The DEA can arrest you for something non-drug related. If you were approached by a DEA agent, I think that you should contact an attorney who could then reach out to the agent to determine your roll in an investigation. Perhaps you are simply a witness, but you could also be a person of interest... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: Some Federal employees are called to work without pay during the shutdown. Is this a violation of the 13th Amendment?

I'm curious of your views. I can't really find anything about if this would even apply.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 17, 2019

Good question - it's an issue that should be researched to see if it has ever been raised in any court, and if so, the outcome. My educated guess, though, is that a court would not find it to be a violation of the 13th Amendment because the workers are not working for ZERO wages, they're working... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Buyer has signed title to vehicle I have signed title as the owner the truck broke down as the buyer was bringing it

Home They don't want the vehicle but the title was filled out at a tag office and finalized things today what are my options plus I told him if you tow the truck back to me and pay the tow fee I will give you your money back but I'm sure their insurance is towing what do I do with the title how... Read more »

Alex McClure
Alex McClure answered on Jul 7, 2018

Well for now you are still the titled owner of record. You probably dont just want to let the vehicle sit or it will be towed and cost much more than you will pay to have it towed now, REGARDLESS of who agreed to what.

Your decision here should be more guided by whats convenient for you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: I want to ask my doctor about medical marijuanna but i work for a company that works with the FAA

I'm not sure if I would be allowed because it's not federally legal but it is legal in my state medically my current medication makes me feel uncomfortable and I've been thinking about asking my doctor for a long time but I've always gotten caught up because I can't afford a lawyer and it's a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 15, 2018

And what is your question? Are you afraid that the doctor would report the conversation to your employer?

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I have been done seriously wrong by the city of Edgewater, Florida. How can I find a lawyer who will fight the city?

Every attorney I have talked to has said "Oh, we don't practice that type of law." What type of practice will take a case against the city? I believe the case involves violations of state statutes and federal civil rights under color of law under 42 USC 1983.

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Apr 2, 2018

Go online and look for an attorney with experience handling civil rights claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: I recently had on of my windows on my 95 Chevrolet Suburban shattered by a DOT road crew weed whacker.

It was an accident, and DOT admitted liability and will pay for a new window. However, I had to use tape to cover the shattered window to mitigate further damage. Upon the removal of the tape, it caused damage to the paint around the window. DOT refuses to pay for the paint damage, saying I... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 28, 2018

DOT is probably also responsible for the damage caused by the tape.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Have all citizens of the US and their property have been pledged to a public charitable trust as collateral?

Have all citizens of the US and their property have been pledged to a public charitable trust as collateral for the national debt? If so when and how did it happen?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 23, 2018

No, it is a fantasy of the so-called "Sovereign Citizen" movement. There is absolutely no truth to this myth.

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