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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Someone accusing me harassing them by sending text messages but i did not do it. Please advise.

They are using my cell phone number.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 23, 2020

You need to find an expert in Cell Phone Technology like the guys on Catfish, who can show that someone cloned your phone and is sending messages pretending to be you from the clone. People masquerade as others all the time. It has been an email problem for about 15 years.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Summary probation when fined with i.d. theft..... Gave false name when police got us for being out during covid

Im in CA and am facing an identity theft charge; I used an old classmates name out of fear. The officer was intimidating and now knowing how the jail is in my county, had me just purging her name and bday. I got fined for being out during covid and it eventually came back to me. Now I have a court... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 21, 2020

more info needed.

you should set up a consultation with a criminal lawyer in your city asap.

if you can't afford a lawyer one will be provided for you at the 1st court date.

write out a detailed summary so that the lawyer can spend more time thinking about the case...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: High Risk for severe Covid, DA is recommending 6 years 8 months for 9 felony charges yet co-def got summery probation

Feb. 2020, while at court, I suffered a mild stroke, could barely form simple words, disoriented,etc. My attorney, knowing I did not want to plead guilty without a deal, entered guilty plea to 9 felony ID theft charges. I have several health issues which makes me high risk of severe Covid-19. The... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Sep 21, 2020

If you entered a plea at a time when you were not thinking clearly due to the stroke, you might want to have your plea withdrawn. Discuss this with your lawyer. If it was a 'good deal', and there are no problems of proof,for the DA, you may not want to. You might be looking at more time... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Formation and Identity Theft for South Carolina on
Q: Do I need a bankruptcy lawyer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 27, 2020

If you are contemplating filing bankruptcy, yes!!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Alabama on
Q: Can I record someone on my property and talk about how they stole my identity in the state of Alabama.

This will be the only evidence I will have.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Aug 25, 2020

Yes as long as one person knows they are being recorded in the conversation you are fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Virginia on
Q: My mom just signed herself out of a mental hospital and no one knows where she is at. She just recently stole my sisters

My mom just signed herself out of a mental hospital and no one knows where she is at. She just recently stole my sisters identity and I have told her to leave me alone and she hasnt known where I lived. She has found out thpugh where I live and I do not feel safe what can I do to protect myself as... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 24, 2020

You must go to the Clerk's Office for the General District Court for the county/city where you live a file a Request for a Protective Order. The clerks will help you with the forms.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Master Promissory Note on file with FSA for Student Loans never signed and is completely blan: Can i discharge the debt?

The Master Promissory note on file with Federal Student Aid is completely blank. There's no information about me in any regard, not even my name. Am I legally responsible for this debt or can It be discharged/forgiven?

The Federal Student Aid website has all the federal loan... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Aug 21, 2020

Did you get a loan? Have you paid this loan? How are you liable if your name is not in the database?

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Will I get in to trouble?

My ex from 2015 has his electricity account using my email. I have called him multiple times to change it as well as emailed the company. Nothing has happend. I want nothing to do with him. Could I get in trouble for using the email to log in to his account and changing the email myself? I would... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 20, 2020

Who knows what the future may hold? I don't have a crystal ball that will tell me what could happen at some time in the future.

Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do it yourself. As long as you don't impersonate someone else, or misuse another's identity for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I found out my ex-husband is using his girlfriend to write letters in my name regarding our children.

My ex-husband is using his girlfriend to write letters in my name regarding our children. I have a protection order against my ex-husband. What can I do?

I only know because my ex-husband never logged out of my laptop and a notification came up from his email.

What do I do? I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 19, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED

IF YOU HAVE A LAWYER POST THIS TO HIM/HER.

MAYBE A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HER?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for California on
Q: I found out that my ex-husband has his girlfriend ease dropping on our conversations and recording it illegally

I found out that my ex-husband has his girlfriend ease dropping on our conversations and recording it illegally because it is confidential and she has no business with information on our kids. She is also writing letters in my name in regards to our children.

According to California Law... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 19, 2020

If PC 632 applies to you, you can sue both. Your post indicates that you are in Colorado Springs. If that is true, section 632 may not apply to your benefit. That issue hasn't really been decided. If federal law applies to interstate calls, only 1 party need consent. Not sure what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Virginia on
Q: My personal information was stolen by a business employee. What are my options?

I ordered food from a local sandwich shop. A few days later I received a call from a person claiming to represent that shop, who then tried to solicit me for "opportunities for extra cash" from PFS Incorporated. Which is not affiliated with the sandwich shop at all. This shop employee... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 18, 2020

I regret that I do not handle criminal law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Q: My wife of 10 years with 2 kids cheated on me and had a fake pregnancy. She had her tubes tied after my youngest, used

ultrasounds of my children and a baby picture of my friends baby, the "baby" wasn't going to survive or go home. We have confronted her and everyone knows the truth, she used fake phone numbers to pretend to be me and my friends to him. I want to get a divorce and for her to get the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 17, 2020

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts, advise you of your options, and file the divorce, asking for custody of your children.

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Contracts, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: USING A HYPHENATED NAME ON A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT: THE NAME CHANGE GAME - TRICKERY TO AVOID LEGAL LIABILITY

Someone has been financially gaining by using a different name on documentation which has been notarized (as required to be valid and binding) but, the name does not match the legal name or initial on the FL ID. For example: the person's name is "Tom Smith Jones" (First, Middle and... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Aug 7, 2020

To answer that question, a review of all relevant documents and communications would be required because notarization is not normally needed to create an enforceable contract. So the issue is whether the faulty notarization makes a difference, as opposed it being irrelevant because of having a... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I have trial readiness court scheduled tomorrow. Can i tell my lawyer that i am not happy and want a different lawyer?

He has done nothing to help me at all. He hasn't contacted any witnesses and he barely remembers anything from the last time we spoke. He just stands around laughing and chatting with the DA and tries to convince me to take a deal. He hasnt returnes my emails and i feel like he hasnt tried to... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Aug 5, 2020

You could ask the court for a Marsden hearing, where you have the opportunity to explain the breakdown in the attorney client relationship (because of his refusal to investigate/subpoena witnesses) such that you have no trust in the lawyer's ability to defend you, and request appointment of a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: Hello, I have a question regarding Identity Theft; and jurisdiction.

My Mother in law is having me prosecuted for allegedly opening a credit card in her name. The said crime im being accused of happened in Wayne County Michigan, but I have my court proceedings in Monroe County. My mother in law has a lot of influence in Monroe County court, is there a jurisdictional... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 5, 2020

Not sure with the facts given, but I would suspect venue may be proper in Monroe if that's where your mother in law lives and it's alleged that's where you obtained her identifying information.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for California on
Q: My four-year-old student loan was just added to my credit report. It ruined my mortgage is this legal

I got a business school loan refinanced by local bank. At the time it seem like their policy was not to report the debt to credit bureaus. Four years later with a perfect payment history they decided to report it. It didn’t hurt my credit score but it did hurt my debt to income ratio and now... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Aug 2, 2020

You have a right to accuracy. If it's inaccurate you have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for California on
Q: How do I subpoena a bank to produce records on fraudulent checks paid? Need to find out what account they were deposited

I freelance as a QB accountant and doing this for one of my clients. Their bank produced years of checks, but can only tell me which financial institution they were presented. I need to find out the name and account number from the respective banks. It is several thousand dollars.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 30, 2020

more info needed.

have you tried to do this informally?

you would have to file a lawsuit as I see it.

maybe you can file in small claims for up to $10k and subpoena with that lawsuit. If the matter is only a few thousand small claims may be your answer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Are fingerprints on a citation checked before the citation is entered?

I had a police srgt tell me that I dont have to worry about my brother using my name because they will put his fingerprint on a citation since he says he does not have his ID. He does this to hide from his bench warrant.

So do thet process the fingerprint beforehand?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 29, 2020

No fingerprints are not put on a citation

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: How can I go about filing for my son not to be around his deceased father's family? They are harassing and making lies.

I have numerous screen shots of the family speaking poorly about me and I am worried because they can make me a target knowing I have my son. They are even making FAKE pages of me on Facebook. Please give me answers and how to take action asap. Thank you in advance

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jul 28, 2020

You can go to Criminal Court and get a restraining order.

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