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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Can a "witness statement" be used for probable cause to detain? Even if he has an alibi.

Boyfriend charged with 1st degree felony arson due to witness statement but in the second part of her statememt it was proved by firefighters she was wrong.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Nov 19, 2023

I've seen a witness statement used as probable cause to detain. But I have also challenged whether such a witness statement actually supported probable cause, after the detention, in front of a judge. That issue should be evaluated in light of all available evidence and pretrial discovery,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: My life was ruined by a surgeon who lied to me about what happened while I was unconscious. I was poisoned-nearly died.

I have medical records to prove that HE was the trauma that required my 20-plus surgeries. Is there no recourse? Why? Is it because he refused to tell me what happened within the Statute of Limitations (four years)? My hospital records were "missing" and absolute evidence of the wrong... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Oct 23, 2023

If you expose the truth about what happened to you through social media and autobiography/memoir/literary plays and/or historical fiction you will likely be sued. Be prepared to defend yourself in court. It will be expensive for you. Any publishers will certainly run your allegations by their legal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: How do I know if the situation I'm in constitutes Character Assassination?

Father of victim called and lied about health condition of victim to police and called prosecutor repeatedly until charges were filed. Victim has a psychosis condition hearing voices and people telling her what to do. Father was asked if the said condition was present in victim and father lied to... View More

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Feb 17, 2023

Character assassination isn't a "legal concept." Pursue to the expungement and try to get that pushed along. Ultimately, it is not up to the prosecutor whether to allow the expungement. That is a decision that the judge makes. You could certainly try to pursue some sort of claim... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, International Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: needing help with dealing with a uruguayan resident in minnesota.

I have a uruguayan resident cyberstalking me and others for 2+ years, affecting my mental health + work. They started stalking me in early 2020, and i am afraid to have social media accounts so they won’t affect me/my friends anymore. i am a disabled artist and this person has affected my ability... View More

Sarah Gad
Sarah Gad
answered on Nov 26, 2022

Unfortunately, it sounds like you have a cyberstalker, and you're not alone. As many as 8% of Americans report being stalked online at some point in their life. In many cases, it's possible to get rid of the person on your own by locking down your social media and other accounts. But if... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How long do I have to pursue charges against someone who made a (proven) false police report against me?

My ex called police and tried to get me sent to jail by telling them that I assaulted him, it was proven false by a third party witness. No charges were pressed against me. A few years have passed but I am having issues with this person again and I am really regretting not pursuing criminal... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 10, 2023

The prosecutor presses charges. Victims file police reports.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: i live in a low income apartment building that caters to sec,8 and GRH recently they put up a sign for black lives mater

would this not be racism

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Nov 24, 2020

What is and is not racism is a matter of opinion. This isn't really a legal question.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: What happened if someone steal your car part

I have the picture of my car part and I know the person who take my car part

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Aug 11, 2020

If you have evidence of a crime and know who committed the crime, it would be a good idea to contact the police so that they can pursue criminal charges and if the person is convicted, you could get restitution for the value of the stolen part.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: What are the consequences if someone presses charges on you for throwing lemonade on their parked car?

No one was inside the car. There was no damage. Maybe made a tiny section of the car sticky. The person however is accusing us of keying the car. We did not.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Apr 27, 2020

Only the police or a prosecutor can initiate a criminal investigation and charge. A person can complain to police, who might or might not investigate. If police do investigate, avoid talking to them. Talk to a criminal lawyer first. Apart from legal action, it's a good idea to respect... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Why does this need to be read without consultation concerning the underlying issues that have not yet been addressed?

I was suffering from a period of Incapacity due to third degree burns, burn surgery, and an eighteen month recovery from those burns and the surgery. I could not adequately represent myself. I had my Constitutional rights trampled all over. They did not provide what was subpoenaed for that trial.... View More

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Jan 24, 2020

It sounds like you have a complex civil appellate matter. You should consult privately with an attorney who handles civil rights appeals. You can use the search function on this site and give a few a call.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Violation of civil rights, breach of contract, defamation

Expelled from college for appealing a 1 year suspension. Sexual assault policy violation. Both parties drinking, male found responsible. Criminally charged but case dismissed prior to trial. Criminal discovery revealed exculpatory evidence that all female title IX committee withheld from... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Aug 26, 2018

And your question is what?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: I am disabled an need a MN attorney for financial exploitation, harassment, slander to potential employer, pro bono?

I have a restraining order that has been breached with theft also my new address is now in my abuser's hands.

I was harassed and bullied causing a bogus eviction which was later realized as fraud.

Retaliatory restraining order was filed bold lies in print on court forms.... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 3, 2017

Assuming the person has no money you will have to pay for suing them--there's no source of money for anyone to collect a fee from. However, a womens law center may be able to get you someone who can ask the court to enforce the court order or get a different one.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: A girl I dated in the 80's stole $10,000 from me. She threatened to go to my boss in 1983, if I pressed, and report our

Our gay relationship. I was a stockbroker. I backed off fearing losing my job. Over the years, I thought we put it behind us.. And communicated as friendly. She does printing, and I needed some help with a mailer, so I asked her for help at No Cost. She then made up new accusations that I beat her,... View More

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Sep 11, 2016

Your question does not provide the full facts of your case. I suggest you do not post the complete information here as it is a publicly searchable forum. You write about "blackmailing," "threats," and "new accusations." It would be important to know the nature and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Can a 16 year old sue for slander?
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Jul 25, 2016

I don't know enough about your case to give you an answer, but I doubt most 16 year olds would have a defamation/libel/slander claim worth pursuing. If you are being harassed by somebody, that may be an entirely different story.

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