North Dakota Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Can a judge ban anyone from filing within their county/state of N.D? Judge's name is Honorable David E. Reich Bismarck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Lucas Wynne's answer
There is not enough information in your question to provide an answer. Based on your question, it sounds like your filing may have been rejected due to a jurisdictional issue.

Q: i would like to know if i have a court case or not. i was given false information and was promised 400,000 for 3500.00

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
If they are located in the United States, you should contact law-enforcement in the city in which they are located. This is clearly a scam.

Q: if a town make a rule change and they seize you personal belongings do they have to composite you for the money invested

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
Further details are needed to adequately address your question.

Generally speaking, a law is not valid if it seeks to "punish" a person for an "act" that was previously legal. However, as I said, I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first discussing all the particular facts and circumstances of your matter.

Q: We are buying house in gackle ND. We owe money on it. We bought it on a Hand shake the town we live in is pressuring

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Real Estate Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
There are too many unknown details to provide any accurate legal information.

Contact an attorney for a consultation on the matter - many perform the initial consultation for free.

Q: Someone broke into my home and stole my dog and police won't help me get him back, what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Mar 17, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You simply need a lawyer willing to take your case. Before a lawyer will take your case, you should have a retainer ready to pay and know who it was that stole the dog. If you don't know who it was, it's nearly impossible to initiate the proper lawsuit.

Q: Over 6 months ive received 3letters for a non renewal of my lease is this discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Answered on Feb 9, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
There is not a specific North Dakota statute that requires a landlord to renew your lease. Generally, a tenant's best chance to challenge the refusal to renew is if the refusal to renew was based on discrimination. There could be a chance to prevent a refusal to renew if it is on public policy grounds.

This is general legal information, and I am unable to render adequate legal advice without first discussing at length the facts and circumstances regarding the matter. Good luck!

Q: How can I stop vehicle forfeiture by police when the vehicle was taken after an illegal search and seizure

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017
Lucas Wynne's answer
A civil forfeiture proceeding is the only way to challenge a forfeiture by police.

Q: I've lived with my bf for 2 yrs. He owns the house. Do I have any legal right to temporarily stay?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
Lucas Wynne's answer
Your question is unclear as to whether you are being forced out. This would help in evaluating your question. Without this information, your question is difficult to address.

Q: This guy has two friends and he borrowed his truck to one friend, can the other friend call that truck in stolen.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
Lucas Wynne's answer
You do not speak with the police unless your goal is to give them information that would hurt your case. You pay the bail and your boyfriend challenges the charges.

Q: In what states can a suicidal person be involuntarily committed, and for how long?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 5, 2017
Lucas Wynne's answer
In North Dakota, 90 days initially. After that, a judge may issue an order for involuntary treatment for up to one year at a time. Treatment can be indefinite as long as the committed individual is given the right to periodic review and petition to discharge. Other rules apply. I am unsure how many lawyers practice in the area of disability law other than myself in North Dakota - I imagine it is not many.

Q: I am in Jamestown ND How do i view police body cam and video taken?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017
Lucas Wynne's answer
I will address your question and add additional information that may be helpful. However, as a criminal defense lawyer who offers services throughout North Dakota, I strongly caution you not to handle a criminal case on your own. Criminal law is among the most complex areas of law and, consequently, it easy to accidentally damage your own case. With that being said, you will need to make a Rule 16 Discovery Request. This is the type of request that attorneys make to obtain the evidence against...

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