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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Q: I was racially profiled at a hotel and accused of selling drugs and the manger allowed a warrant to be used to come

Detain me and destroy my property not to mention no drugs where found or evidence that drugs were being sold i actually had an officer tell me that was profiled because of where I was from and how I looked can I take any legal action towards this ?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jan 9, 2021

You need an attorney to make a motion on the issue in the criminal case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Q: If the search warrants are quashed,should you still be charged or should it have been dismissed
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jan 9, 2021

This is highly dependent on what other evidence exists.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for North Dakota on
Q: I have received a copyright infringement notice from my ISP and I have immediately stopped any such activities

I had downloaded a file from torrent and deleted it immediately from my system. I just received a notice that my IP has been associated with such an activity. Now, what can I do?

Steve Charles Vondran
Steve Charles Vondran answered on Dec 24, 2020

You should still consult with a copyright defense law firm so you can see if there might be any future reason to worry. Sometimes things go away, and sometimes they don't. Best to get an idea where you stand after a lawyer reviews the evidence. Is it Strike 3 Holdings by any chance? If so,... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright for North Dakota on
Q: If I post a YouTube video with my own self-made song in it, will third parties be able to infringe copyright?

Basically, I have a short "album" of dingy 1:30 - 3:00 songs that I might want to share with the world via YouTube, but there's the nagging fear in the back of my mind that somebody may be able to use it without my permission. I've discovered that I can order other channels to... Read more »

Steve Charles Vondran
Steve Charles Vondran answered on Dec 7, 2020

Each is own, I usually tell my clients that if they think they have something good, they should pay the minimal fee to get it copyrighted through the United States Copyright Office. Small price to pay and puts one in the best position to enforce and stop infringement. This is not legal advice as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking for North Dakota on
Q: Hello, I have a few questions concerning a good friend of mine. A while back he out of the blue got a phone call from

His bank, informing him that they had a check in his name and wanted to know if he would like to deposit it into his account. Being really struggling with money in the first place, of course he said yes. And He then went and spent some of the money which the bank deposited into his account, a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 19, 2020

No. You need to go find some money today and repay the bank before things get really ugly.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for North Dakota on
Q: My grandmother passed away. Looking over her will with my uncles, she had stated that I receive $25,000. Never got it?

My grandmother passed away in 2014. Before her passing, my uncles and I had seen her will. In it, she stated that all living grandchildren receive $25,000.00. I remember my uncle was upset cause all he was gonna get(which is sad) was the keepsakes. Like grandpa's violin and security safes. I... Read more »

Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm answered on Nov 19, 2020

You are very late in raising these issues. There are statutes of limitation rules that require parties to timely object to an estate administration. You should talk to an estates lawyer in the county where your grandmother died to go over all the details to see if something can be now. Also, if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for North Dakota on
Q: Does a father have as much custody as the mom without going to court yet? In ND.

The mother wont let the father see his daughter. The mother moved to a different town farther from him and she is denying him his rights to see her. No court order has been made yet but she hasnt talked to him since July and she ignores every message she sends him. She also has him blocked on... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

Without a court order, neither has many rights (if any) at all. Time to file a custody proceeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Dakota on
Q: My ex husband and i have a parenting plan in place and he has not followed any of it. Can i have court change it?

We agreed on parenting plan Dec.31 2019 and he has not attempted any visitation since october 2019. He has distubed my sons emotional wellbeing and.development with his actions towards him. We have tried contacting him via phone and he either ignores us or hangs up. There has been no attempts to... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

This question is too hypothetical. A court, however, certainly has the authority to issue an order.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Q: Is it legal to use a fake non-government ID to verify your identity on Facebook?

For a personal-use account that is not being used to defraud, bully, or stalk. Currently there is no way to use a pseudonym on Facebook regardless of reasons (victim of stalking/domestic violence, trans, or just people that don't use their legal surname online.) Public/Private Library Card,... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

No

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: Can i sue my last landlord for $2000 payment we agreed upon for moving out early and can i get interest for late payment

We recently moved out of a duplex due to the place being sold by the landlord and the new owner wanted to live in the basement where we were living, we agreed to break our lease and move out for a payment of $2000 as well as our security deposit back as long as no damages occured. we got the... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

Likely, get a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Q: What is the time limit for any dog to be outside in minus degree weather in North Dakota ? 24/7
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

I am unaware of any such law. However, you could likely find yourself with an animal abuse charge for keeping a dog out in cruel conditions.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Dakota on
Q: Calif License, in North Dakota citied for doing 75 in a 65. Best way to get ticket dismissed, insurance cant find out.
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

Insurance can find out before any judgment is rendered on the ticket, so you're out of luck there. Best way to get the ticket dismissed is to challenge it if they, in fact, cannot prove you were speeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Securities Law, Social Security and Tax Law for North Dakota on
Q: Is there a legal way to be exempt from paying tax? Also a legal way to cash out all of your social security?

I want to be able to have money for my retirement or to leave to my children when I pass away with the New president election for 2020 im afraid I will loss all the money put into my social security over the years and im not willing to risk that because are new president wants to change are... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

Although you cannot avoid taxes, you may want to look into trusts in South Dakota.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: I received a text message from my landlord that he was having a crew come in to clean up the yard.

He said that we had until then to get anything we wanted to keep taken care of. I looked out the window about a half an hour later to see there was one of his workers out there. I text him saying that he gave us until the next day. He replied by saying that he was just there to pull weeds. I left... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

Sue him in small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Dakota on
Q: Can I move back to Minnesota with my kids after 2.5 months living here?

My boyfriend is the father of my two kids. We moved here 2.5 months ago. He had been sober but right after moving here started drinking again. We are not married and have no kind of custody agreement. His family is going to help me leave. Am I able to take the kids back to Minnesota legally?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

No attorney can provide you specific advice on this situation without knowing more. Generally, however, no custody order means no rights have yet been established for either party.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Native American Law for North Dakota on
Q: Do I have rights to view business policies and privacy policies from say a tribal newspaper operations?

And is there a state law protecting the name of minors?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

There is no such right bestowed upon you. Your second question is too vague.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental and Wrongful Death for North Dakota on
Q: Is north Dakota responsible if someone got life threatening/shorting illness from bacteria that should have been removed

8yrs ago friend caught illness from bacteria in state park that should have been checked for and removed. She takes daily cancer treatment and is losing her life to it. She doesn't have money and north Dakota isn't helping them, they just deny. They need help! No one to turn to.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2020

A North Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your friend's ordeal. It is a very saddening situation, but in terms of a legal claim, it presents challenges. In addition to the issue of time here, there is the element of causality.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for North Dakota on
Q: I received an email from Google today about my Google account is being subpoena. I don't really understand it.

Google has received a subpoena for information related to your Google account. This email serves as notice to you that Google may produce information in response to the subpoenas unless you make a formal objection in court, as described below.

The subpoena was issued by the Plaintiffs in... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 14, 2020

I will simplify it: a dude is suing Playitka and Caesar's Interactive Entertainment due to what is alleged to be the operation of an illegal online gaming operation. The subpoena is attempting to identify other people who may have lost money to this operation (e.g. you) to establish a class... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Q: I am being charged with Theft by deception. however, I did not deceive anyone or steal any property. I am being denied

A public because the court is under the impression that I make too much money. I am currently unemployed and have been for about a month. What advice do you guys have for me?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 14, 2020

I have a million pieces of advice because I take 10+ calls like yours every day. Firstly, most people would prefer a private attorney over a public defender and I hope you don't learn that reality the hard way. Secondly, if this case is in North Dakota and you were denied a public defender by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Dakota on
Q: I am trying to get my nephew a legal aid lawyer so he can get custody of my niece. The Mother has just passed away.

The father is out of the picture. Will you please lead me in the right direction?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 14, 2020

Sure! Firstly, your nephew needs to be making the calls rather than you. But the website you needs is legalassist.org, which is for Legal Services of North Dakota.

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