If the victim & perpetrator live in different states but were both in the same state at the time, where should the victim lodge a complaint, in which state's court should I file and is it still considered a federal crime if the crime didn't cross state lines?
Often, terms of probation will include substance abuse or mental health treatment even if not a part of the sentencing offense. The rationale is that even if you didn't get busted for drugs, substance abuse probably played a role in the assault.
Besides this assault charge from 2014 and a 1-5 over speeding ticket I have no record. Today(6/7/2022) I went to purchase a firearm and the background check was “delayed”. I’m just wondering when or even if I will be allowed to purchase and own a firearm. State of Michigan.
He was the one from prison who done the fake anthraxs to the judge I know he done wrong but I am worried he had tried to commit suicide once before and just to know he is ok I still love my son I don't appreciate his behavior.
What jail or prison is he being held in? You can contact that facility. They probably won't tell you specifics but they may pass along a request that your son contact you. Or you can explain the situation and request that a chaplain or someone check up on him.
2 years? It's entirely plausible for the FBI or any of the other "3-letter organizations" to reach out to you and let you know you are a target of investigation to secure your cooperation. There are also a lot of scams out there.
Do you have reason to believe you would be...Read more »
All I can recommend is for you to keep contacting different attorneys. Every attorney charges differently. But at the end of the day, this is a business. Litigation is expensive, and without a substantial retainer up front, that is all money coming out of the lawyer's pocket.
is in the same state as the threatener? Is this because Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce and make laws pertaining to the foregoing power and phones and the internet are considered to be interstate commerce?
authority to pass criminal laws when crimes happen on federal territory, on the high seas, relating to piracy, and in the military. Most say Congress can make criminal and civil laws using Clause 3 of Article I Section 8 of the Constitution (regulating interstate commerce), but isn't the... Read more »
Good questions. Federal crimes are connected to interstate commerce. Commonly, federal criminal cases involve multiple defendants in multiple states. Guns used in crime came from somewhere, and usually not from the state where the crime occurred. For example, a gun may have been stolen from someone...Read more »
to Ohio and kills the person they have beef with. Is that considered federal felony murder because they crossed state lines to kill a person in another state? Will the murderer be charged with federal murder, Michigan state murder, and Ohio state murder? Also, are the US Codes all the laws... Read more »
Not necessarily. Federal criminal law is concerned with interstate commerce. Under your fact scenario, the person would be charged with murder in the state the murder happened: Ohio. Note that Ohio has the death penalty, unlike Michigan.
I purchased 2 rifles in 2016, in 2020 they were reported stolen. The owner says I'm at fault even though when I purchased them they were not reported stolen. They were reported stolen in September 2020 4.5 years after I bought them.
There's not a question that I can see, but you've presented facts that suggest you want to know about bonafide third party purchasers for value. If you are without notice that the guns were stolen, when you purchased them, then you might grounds to keep the rifles. Depending on where...Read more »
It's not advisable. It's actually illegal to be in possession of prescription medication not your own. Will the police break down your aunt's door looking for it? Probably not unless she has her own legal issues. But it may not be worth the exposure risk.
the public defender just keeps taking the refusal for bond reduction. has yet to provide any type of paperwork regarding the case period. he says its due to being a flight risk. however, i beg to differ.. if it was for that reason isnt the judge supposed to offer the least restrictive means for... Read more »
There is little "science" to setting bonds. In some jurisdictions, initial bond is based on a "pre-bond" report. Unless you can show something substantial that was not contemplated by that report, bond will likely continue as-is.
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