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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I was with my son at this house and i was woken up by individual told to get up and so i did and i realize they took

Everything i had my information in and as i stood i the living by 6 individuals and was told to give them a cellphone i took which i never did i was told to take all my clothes off to show i didnt have it and i said no and i had no choice or else my son would wake up with no mommy and they said... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 11, 2022

The DA represents a victim.

A criminal lawyer rep rests those that are alleged to have done something wrong

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue for theft of property, damage of property, extortion, fraud, forgery, harassment of government law enforcement

9 people involve, police officer on video surrounding my house, and entering my mailbox to receive my info .

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 4, 2022

You may or may not have a Governmental Tort Liability Act/ 18 USC Section 1983 action, as it sounds like you were not charged. But you will need damages, which are capped. Consult with a competent attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter has been accused of identity theft by her friends mother. Statements are false and she has proof.

My daughter was falsly accused by noyfriends mom saying she has no knowledge of any transactions. My daughter has bank statements and text to prove shes lying. She just found out she got indicted and her court date is tomorrow and there is another warrant for her arrest! Her public defender never... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 3, 2022

Not unless or until she is exonerated. Once cleared, she may have a case against bfs mom.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Identity Theft on
Q: Why are there accounts on my credit report that say included in bankruptcy? Is it really just an error?

A family members bankruptcy is showing up on my credit report. I called one of the creditors on my report & they told me my family member gave them my ss# with their DOB when the account was opened. I asked my family member to contact the firm who handled their bankruptcy & ask why its... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Lodging a dispute with the credit bureau(s) (you should check all three major credit bureau reports) may work to delete the entry on your credit report.

There is a more ominous aspect to this, however. About ten years ago, an attorney with the US Trustee's office in my District told...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: CAN AN ATTORNEY REALLY WORK ON A CASE WITHOUT EVER TALKING TO CLIENT ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS OR DETAILS OF THE CASES?

I HAVE HAD 3 CONFLICT ATTORNEYS I WAS ARRESTED DEC OF 2021 NEXT COURT DATE IS PRELIM . ONLY CONVERSATION WAS ABOUT A DEAL FROM DA NEVER ABOUT ANY TYPE OF DEFENSE OR DETAILS. 3 FELONY CASES

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Apr 24, 2022

This is how the criminal "justice" system works. You get what you "pay" for.

FYI, Conflict Counsel in Riverside County only get paid a flat fee of $500 (unless the case goes to trial, then it's a measly $1,500). No reasonably competent criminal defense attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: A major US retailer has a bug on their website that exposes customer info. What are my options here?

I’ve contacted the retailer and they took 27 days to respond to my email and they said they opened an investigation. They seem to not be in any rush with this.

I would like to stress that this is a MAJOR US retailer.

Other customers’ information just started popping up into my... Read more »

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Apr 23, 2022

You very well may have a claim for this data breach which could result in compensation to you. A complaint would likely need to be filed against the retailer in order to make sure the flaw in their software is fixed. You should contact a lawyer in Georgia as soon as possible to explore this matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: If a credit card company denied claim of fraud, what next 1940$
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Mar 22, 2022

an attorney would need more facts to assist you. contact a consumer protection attorney right away and have documents ready for the attorney to review.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law, Contracts and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: A person with the same name used to live at my address. The creditor sued and won a judgement. I never got notice.

Did the creditor win a judgement against anyone with that name at my address or against specifically the person who made the contract. Can I be considered liable for the debt? Do I need to countersue this creditor for the mistake?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Mar 14, 2022

You must hire an attorney. Setting aside such a Judgment will be difficult and will require some very precise pleadings. You will have to go to Court and prove you are not the proper Judgment Debtor. Time is running against you.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Identity Theft and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Family law

How to get divorce from abusing , controlling husband and stay in my own house with my children .

Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
answered on Mar 5, 2022

If you are a victim of domestic violence you can seek an injunction for protection against domestic violence. In order to file the case, you would first get your evidence together (photos of injuries, videos of fights, etc) and then go to the clerks office in the county where you reside. There the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Business Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: hi. My wife took an imposter to sign on my behalf at a check cashing place.

the check was deposited into an account ,she claimed the person who had the same first name and last name as me as her husband to cash out $2400 stimulus check in may of 2020,I came to find out about the check cashed in march 2021,Irs sent me a check copy in August 2021,I made a police report but... Read more »

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 2, 2022

If I was in your situation, I would gather all of the information, hire a civil attorney, and sue her and the imposter for the amount of money stolen, as well as the cost for litigation. After filing the suit, I would also subpoena the place for footage of the transaction. Hopefully it still... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for California on
Q: What laws exist in California around taking and attending an online traffic school course in someone else’s place?

With consent and necessary information provided, can someone legally attend/complete an online traffic school course for the consenting individual?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Feb 24, 2022

Yes, falsely representing yourself as another individual to attend traffic school for them is a CRIME. Do not do it or have it done for you. The penalty will be much worse than the ticket, you could go to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Hello, my mother was the victim of a scam involving phone hacking, credit card theft and gift cards. Seeking legal help.

We want the bank to drop the credit card charges, but they insist there was no fraud. I need help building a case to prove that the funds were stolen/coerced (about $8,000). Should I seek legal counsel from a consumer protection lawyer or is this identity theft? Who could help me with this case?... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Feb 11, 2022

This is both a consumer issue and identity theft. You definitely want to consult with a consumer protection attorney. You also want to make sure you file an identity theft report with the FTC (https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/report-identity-theft). You also want to send written, by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: How can I find a pro bono lawyer?

I wasn’t sure which box to check for burglary, but I am reaching out for a long time family-friend of mine who is already incarcerated. I believe he was working with a court appointed attorney here in Pima county but she does not keep in contact. He has not heard from her for quite some time, to... Read more »

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Feb 9, 2022

Pro Bono attorneys are public defenders. That's what he has. They aren't private attorneys. As a former deputy public defender I can confidently say they have a huge caseload of hundreds of other cases. They don't have time to "check in" regularly. They're not there to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Identity Theft and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: how do i get a quiet title ran for monies left unclaimed at the oklahoma treasury office in my deceased parents name
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
answered on Feb 2, 2022

The first step is to file a claim form with Unclaimed Property. After a caseworker is assigned to your case, they'll instruct you on the documentation needed to release the funds. I would recommend reaching out to an attorney for further help if the caseworker tells you that you need to show... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Kentucky on
Q: A perso i know used someone else bank account to pay my utility bill and now they want to charge me for it what do i do?

They sent out a warrant for my arrest because i didnt go and sighn a statement , witch i was going to because i thought he was using his money and i aggreed to pay him back with intrest.. he lied to me and now im in trouble..

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 27, 2022

Since you already have r a warrant you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to try and get the warrant set aside and start fighting the case. I would also save any text, e-mail or social media communications you have had with the guy that fraudulently used the card.

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer in an inheritance and identify theft case. So probate and a family lawyer as well
Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jan 27, 2022

You can click Find a Lawyer above and search for lawyers in your area by areas of practice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue tiktok to get a fake account taken down that someone opened up in my name and took one of my videos and put on

Fake account and I know who did it. I also feel this guy is scouting minors for trafficking I have emailed them over a dozen times n reported his account with no luck since 12/31/21. Not sure what else to do??

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 22, 2022

I'm not sure how TikTok would be liable to you. Most social media companies, in that finely printed terms and conditions no one reads when they sign up for an account, say basically "we're just a platform and not responsible for the content users upload".

If you know...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Q: Foreclosure,check fraud,SNAP fraud,credit cards open.Family member took advantage of grandmother. She's out 25,000+HELP

Family member was caregiver for grandmother was supposed to pay mortgage,bills.. Never paid mortgage. grandmother will lose house foreclosure, she's out $20,000. Family member left grandmother bank account $0. Grandmother's social security check went into bank account&stimulus checks... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jan 20, 2022

https://riag.ri.gov/elder-abuse is a good place for you to start to seek help for your elderly relative. Good luck to both of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal for my local council members to be able to monitor everything I search/do on my computer as an employee?

I work in Monessen, PA

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If it's the employer's computer they have a right of access. If you use it for personal things that is your risk. They can take the computer tomorrow, it's theirs. They can access the information any way they wish. It's theirs.

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