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Native American Law Questions & Answers

Q: I have a car and give rides to a lot of people. If a passenger had an illegal substance on his person, could I still be

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 27, 2017

Yes, you can be held responsible for any illegal items/substances that are found in your vehicle. It is your responsibility to ask about and/or know and/or inspect all items entering the vehicle.
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Q: Can a mothers rights be terminated while the mother is incarcerated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 26, 2017

There is no real clear answer, you need to ask this again, and include a lot more facts. But generally, rights cannot be terminated very easily. You should see an experienced family law attorney to help you with this problem.

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Q: How many variations can be covered in one patent? I created a gaming table that I foresee being done in Multiple ways.

2 Answers | Asked in Native American Law and Patents for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

There is no limit how many variations of ONE invention you can cover.

But, you cannot claim more than one invention in one patent. If the Examiner thinks that the claims cover more than one invention, then he/she will issue a restriction and ask you to elect only one invention to prosecute.

The question becomes: if you make the table out of another material, or if you make another way of flipping the table over, is this a new invention or is it just a variation of the same...
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Q: my wife took 3 of my car titles in my name only to her indian tribe tag office and came back with titles and in her name

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Consumer Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Gather the titles and any other info you have and schedule an appt with an attorney to review your case. After looking at everything you have they will be able to tell you your options.
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Q: I want to know how are people able to create gifs from copyright content and not be sued?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Native American Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 25, 2017

You've asked two different questions here:

(1) why aren't people who create gifs from copyright content sued and

(2) how can you create gifs and ensure you aren't sued.

To respond to the first question: someone has to enforce their interest in copyrighted content; if the person who owns the content doesn't find infringement or doesn't care about that particular infringement, they don't sue. Does Dan Harmon want to sue your grandma because she thinks Pickle Rick or Mr....
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Q: I need a native law lawyer for sexual harassment. I work for a native casino

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

An employment lawyer should suffice, as you have a potential harassment, discrimination, and hostile work environment issue that needs review. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket on a reservation - does it count against my insurance?

2 Answers | Asked in Native American Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
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Q: Can I get spousal support when my husband is in an Indian tribe? That's our only income

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Native American Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 16, 2017

Probably, but what is the kind of income you're asking about?
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Q: hi can i get green card if i am fhather of litle american citizen?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Immigration Law and Native American Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

It sounds as if your wife needs to see a good doctor - and a good immigration lawyer, if she wants you to stay in America to help take care of your child. In order for a US citizen child to sponsor a parent for a green card, the child has to be at least 21 years old.

A long wait, in your case!
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Q: Will I need to renew my Indian Passport, before I apply for U.S. citizenship and during the citizenship interview?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Native American Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 25, 2017

You won't need it to be unexpired if your green card is still valid. You will need an acceptable form of photo ID which is unexpired.
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Q: Do I have to pay back an illegal payday loan from a Native American reservation in New Jersey

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Native American Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 20, 2017

No you do not. Depending on your overall financial situation, Bankruptcy may be right for you. An experienced Bankruptcy attorney will be able to determine which type of Bankruptcy is the correct one for you. Good luck
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Q: Is Trump suable by Natives over "Pocahontas" insults to Warren? He clearly intends it as a slur, & I am so offended.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law on
Answered on May 20, 2017

There are no grounds for a lawsuit as he does have a First Amendment Right to say things that are offensive to others. While one cannot "yell fire in a crowded theater," a person has a right to say inappropriate things without being sued.
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Q: What do a man's children need to do after his unexpected death ?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Native American Law, Probate and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 11, 2017

Your CHILDREN'S relationship is not one of 'common law' and assuming they are over the age of majority, they should contact a MA lawyer to determine if probate is needed, and what they need to do to assert a claim.

If they are NOT yet of the age of majority, YOU can act on their behalf. The procedure for doing that varies from state to state, so again, contact a MA attorney to determine what you need to do and how to proceed.

Bear in mind, if there were no probate estate...
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Q: In a compact of free association, can congress give US citizenship to the people of a sovereign country?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Native American Law on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

I am unsure of your question, but generally yes. The US can dictate who can become a citizen or not.
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Q: How do I get a post storage hearing on my vehicle which was towed without notice on tribal land

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017

This answer may vary depending on the state that you are in, but generally the state statutes have no effect on trust land. You need to look to the tribal code for your remedy. You may need to hire an attorney familiar with that tribal court.

Q: the secretary of the interior,attorney general and secretary of treasury were all summoned.No answer.Past time.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Civil Litigation and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

Did you have a summons properly served on each defendant?
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Q: Im half native american am i elligable for money

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Construction Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

You need to look into what you need to do to become a member of your tribe. Every tribe is a separate sovereign, and each tribe has a variety of different benefits.

Q: How much power does a state have to regulate and tax and/or collect revenue from Tribal Casino's?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

The general rule is none, however each tribe enters into a "compact" with the state and the details of that compact govern any monies paid to state coffers.

Q: Im 18 and if a 14 year old hits hits me can I fight back without jail time?? I'm a junior and they're a freshman.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Native American Law on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You are allowed to defend yourself in a manner that protects you. If at any point you overtake the attacker and become the aggressor, rather than stopping and walking away, you could risk charges.

Q: My ex told me we were divorced and I married my 2nd husband in Michigan, am I a bigamous? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

I am assuming your first divorce was never completed. If so, you need to get formally divorced first to be lawfully married. Depending on where you are living, bigamy may require some intent and notice thus a prosecution for such is unlikely.
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