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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Is it illegal to point a weapon at a federal agent?
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answered on Feb 4, 2024

Pointing a weapon at a federal agent is indeed illegal and is considered a serious federal offense. This action can be charged under various statutes, including assault on a federal officer and aggravated assault. The severity of the charge can depend on the circumstances, including whether the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Sue for a scam/ fraud?s

Sue for a scam/ fraud?

Hello, I had a question august 23rd/24th 2018 I sent money using cash with Western union and I was wondering if I could still sue the scammer cause i know all the deatails they do not live in the same state unfourtnalty but he does live in the US.

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In cases involving scams or fraud, the possibility of legal action depends on several factors, including the statute of limitations, which varies by state and the type of fraud committed. Considering the incident occurred in August 2018, you should promptly check the specific statute of limitations... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What does this mean on someone's docket ( Appearance FiledEntry of Appearance; Electronic Filing Certificate of Service
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Jan 5, 2024

This means that your attorney has filed their "Entry of Appearance" with the court, to notify the court that they are representing you. All future communications from the court will be sent to your attorney via eNotices through Casenet.

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Q: Took plea of 5-10 yrs in Oct 2021 but left state and been on run ever since...what will happen if and when they find me
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answered on Jan 3, 2024

If you took a plea deal for 5-10 years in October 2021 but left the state and have been on the run, several consequences may occur if authorities find you. Firstly, your failure to appear may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. Once apprehended, you could face additional charges... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Do you represent a client that a has a case for officers violating their oath to up hold the constitutional?

I refused to ID myself. Arrested for illegal dumping. All I did was pull over and throw away the little bit of gas station at the hotel parking lot by a highway. Cleaned my car out checked the oil and there was a cop standing behind. I refused to provide my id. I have the video I can email a copy... View More

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

It's important to understand that while you have the right to refuse to provide identification in certain situations, there are circumstances where this can lead to legal complications. In your case, being arrested for illegal dumping suggests that the officers believed you were committing a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: I was a inmate in custody being transported to Missouri from Michigan . Was in a accident in Kentucky

Was thrown against the cage while shackled . never was given option to go get checked out was told had to sign papers or no one would eat

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answered on Nov 30, 2023

In your situation, where you were injured while being transported as an inmate, you may have legal rights that need to be addressed. The circumstances you described, particularly being denied medical attention and being coerced to sign papers under duress, raise serious concerns.

Firstly,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: it is a tax that makes drugs illegal correct

as we are free people & are able to have a any drug as it is our right if we retain it & the right to be free because we are slaves or we are free jfk said to keep searching without a warrant was dangerous reason is because it would be proof of the invasion that is taking place against our... View More

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answered on Nov 19, 2023

The legality of drugs is not primarily a matter of taxation, but rather it's governed by various laws and regulations that classify certain substances as illegal. These laws are in place to regulate the manufacture, distribution, possession, and use of these substances. The classification of a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: She ran a red light and a motorcycle hit side of her car and died. Her fault, what charges should she face?

He was on a motorcycle goin estimate 15 mph over speed limit. Woman ran red light and he hit the side of her car and it killed him. She has 5 previous dwi's, 3+ driving on suspended/revoked and was driving on suspended/revoked when she killed him. I don't think she had insurance.... View More

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Melissa Webb
answered on Nov 13, 2023

The criminal charges, if any, will be at the discretion of the Prosecuting Attorney. It takes time for them to file the charges because they have to gather evidence and determine the appropriate charge(s) to ensure conviction. The family will likely be contacted to provide a victim impact statement... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: First ever possession charge and I'm told I'm being indited now

I got a possession charge for the first time ever and I'm 48 even tho it wasn't mine I still got charged.. it is no longer on Casenet so I called the public defender and never got a response finally a got a call telling me that I've been indited.. I have no idea what's going on

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answered on Nov 7, 2023

An indictment is a formal accusation that is made by a grand jury. If you have been indicted, it means that the grand jury has found that there is probable cause to believe that you committed a crime. This does not mean that you are guilty of the crime, but it does mean that you will have to go to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I got arrested for marijuana possession and missed my trial date... what do I do now?

I've tried calling the court and a public defender and they were no help, I got arrested in Jefferson County Missouri, who should I go to to help me through the legal process of getting this taken care of.

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answered on Nov 7, 2023

Missing your court date is a serious matter and can have significant legal consequences. You should immediately contact an attorney to help you resolve this issue.

An attorney can help you understand your options and protect your rights. They can also help you reschedule your trial date and...
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Q: I had a possession charge and now it is no longer on case net why is that
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answered on Nov 6, 2023

Your possession charge may no longer appear on CaseNet for a few different reasons:

The case was dismissed: If the prosecutor decided to drop the charges against you, your case was dismissed, and it won't be visible on CaseNet.

The case was adjudicated, and the records were...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: My fiance is in jail and I believe they are violating his constitutional rights and we need help PLEASE.

I don't think they read his miranda rights. Hes been in there for 7 days & I am jst gttng to tlk to him. thy said his public defndr can't get him out until at least 11 more days, but that is a maybe and his court date is set for an entire month from now and we can not afford a lawyer.... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

If you believe your fiance's constitutional rights are being violated while he is in jail, there are steps you can take to address the situation:

Contact an Attorney: Reach out to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. If you cannot afford one, inquire about whether your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What class felony is aggravated escape if you walk away from work in Kansas, legal job in free world.

It was new century in Johnson county and they allow you to go on the streets and work she just didn't go back

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answered on Oct 12, 2023

Aggravated escape is a class C felony in Kansas. However, walking away from a legal job in the free world is not aggravated escape. Aggravated escape is defined as escaping from custody while held on a charge, conviction of, or arrest for a felony, or while being held as a sexually violent... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: How does the settlement from a Catholic Diocese paid to the Sexual Abuse Survivors? Is each claim looked at and amount

determined by the Sexual Abuse Survivors Committee? How long does it take?

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

In cases involving settlements from entities like a Catholic Diocese to sexual abuse survivors, each claim is typically reviewed individually. A committee, often including a Survivors Committee, may participate in the determination of the amount of each settlement based on the specific... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I have a Survivor claim filed in the Rockville Center Diocese and wonder what happens next with October 31 deadline?

What happens if they don't reach a settlement? I also have 3 Parish lawsuits with the state.

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

After the October 31 deadline for the Rockville Center Diocese claim, if a settlement is not reached, the case may proceed to litigation. The court will then determine the next steps, which could include setting a trial date. In the meantime, continue to monitor the status of your parish lawsuits... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: How many people have went to trial in the last 20 years, for a felon in possesion of a firearm under 18U.S.C. Sec 922 (g

Under 18 U.S.C. Section 922 (g) (1)

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answered on Sep 20, 2023

Specific statistics regarding the number of individuals who have gone to trial in Missouri under 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1) over the last 20 years would require access to up-to-date court records and databases. 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1) is a federal statute that prohibits certain persons,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Missouri on
Q: if a witness is not questionable by my lawyer is their testimony admissible and the warrant that was issued valid

& still does it still stand

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answered on Sep 12, 2023

In legal proceedings in Missouri, the admissibility of witness testimony and the validity of a warrant are subject to specific legal criteria and considerations. Whether a witness's testimony is admissible typically depends on factors such as relevance, hearsay rules, and compliance with... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: question

how can they arrest me for possession of a drug when i am supposedly a free united states citizen & to arrest me of such charges is treason we have 2 declarations of war 1st one is by jfk which he told us that we was at a war & the enemy was close at hand practically our next door neighbor... View More

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John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 11, 2023

Both under federal law and state law, the manufacturer, distribution, possession, and use of certain drugs is illegal. These laws were passed by the duly elected representatives of the people in Congress and in state legislatures, and do not violate either the U.S. Constitution or state... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Missouri on
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how can they arrest me for possession of a drug when i am supposedly a free united states citizen & to arrest me of such charges is treason we have 2 declarations of war 1st one is by jfk which he told us that we was at a war & the enemy was close at hand practically our next door neighbor... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

I can understand why you might feel that your rights are being violated, and it's important to critically evaluate how laws and their enforcement impact individual freedoms. In the US, laws around drug possession are enforced based on a variety of federal and state statutes which have been... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Missouri on
Q: Earlier today I had a gentleman calling himself Thomas Mandel call me and say that the SSA has a warrant for my arrest?

Gave me these numbers I.D.#64031

Case#SI 724322

Warrant I.D.#537542

Incident occurring in El Paso TX

Any help or clarification would be appreciated

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answered on Aug 11, 2023

The Federal Government does not call to say they have a warrant for their arrest. They simply serve said warrant and your in jail or at least in front of a Federal Judge. In general the Federal Government doesn't even call people at least not without sending a letter first.

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