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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband got denied a bed at a half way house. Now when a bed comes available his caseworker is not putting in for one

his release date is feb 4th but hes been in there for 6 months now. He deserves his half way time but his caseworker not putting in for it. They said he has to stay in till his release date. We need help with this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2021

Something odd or missing here. Suggest you contact the Pa.Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights section.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is “mutual combat” legal or even a legal grey area in Pennsylvania?

When I say “mutual combat” I mean mutually agreed upon fighting (without weapons), with set agreed upon rules, and witnesses with the intent of settling a dispute and not for any other malicious purposes.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 13, 2021

You cant settle things by violence legally.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: How can I find out if I had a federal indite
NiaLena Caravasos
NiaLena Caravasos answered on Aug 16, 2021

If you have been indicted by the federal government, you would have received some sort of notification from the federal agency involved. If you are concerned that you might have been indicted or that you might be under investigation, you should definitely contact a federal criminal defense attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: They convicted my uncle Laquan of gun possession but they had no evidence he ever touched the gun they didn’t run no dna

And the gun was in fact found in his ex girlfriend bedroom and the gun was registered in her name ! They can’t just say it gun possession if they did not find it on him or in his possession.They had no search warrant when they searched his ex girlfriend house and he was not staying at that... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 24, 2021

While you haven't asked a question, it is important to understand that he needs to file an appeal and the time to do so is limited. So work with your family to find him a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you get a fire arm with a f3 child endangerment ?
Michael Ryan Seward
Michael Ryan Seward answered on Jun 12, 2021

A person with a any felony conviction on the criminal history would be required to answer "yes" to the question about criminal convictions on the ATF form used when purchasing a firearm. This would preclude someone from buying, and would cause a failure to pass the PICS instant background check.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Could I get a medical marijuana card for myself in Pennsylvania, if my husband has guns in our home?

I have no guns registered in my name.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 4, 2021

There would be nothing to prohibit that.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is the crime under B(1)(ii) a misdemeanor or a summary offense?

This happened when the person under 18 so can I get it expunged in the next six months?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 25, 2021

you haven't said what part of the Pennsyvlania Code.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long do you get for credit card fraud by using a strangers card

Was asked to get something for co-worker on break and I thought the card that I had used was the co-workers card and put it in my pocket and used it. Ended up that it wasn't my co-workers card after all. Since I was last used by card holder at my place of work they matched up the video... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

It is a felony of the 3rd degree. Maximum is 3.5-7 years. Call a lawyer. The lawyer can call the police officer to see if charges are pending. If they are, a lawyer can make arrangements to turn you in rather than the police coming to arrest you. You need legal representation so start calling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I found a number on a 5 dollar bill which said to call this number for a good time and as a joke I acted like and fbi a

I know it was stupid and dumb but I was at my friends home and I was bored I meant no harm and I asked for nothing I called the number and said this is against Martinez of the FBI and your number was associated with prostitution please refrain from committing acts of prostitution. I did not ask for... Read more »

NiaLena Caravasos
NiaLena Caravasos answered on Aug 12, 2020

Actually, this is no joke. Impersonating a federal officer is a very serious crime. You really should consult with a federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it true if I’m carrying a concealed weapon and I have a face mask on that I’m in violation of a felony
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Do you have a license to carry a concealed weapon? If not, then face mask or not you have problems.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I contact the DA about an overdose death investigation that I believe is taking too long, and how?

December 31, 2018 my daughter father/ my best friend died from an overdose. No one ever contacted me, his girlfriend, or his mother during this course. I found out who was in charge of his investigation and she asked me to come, she told me alot and what she could, now a new person is in charge. I... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Feb 18, 2020

There is a lot of information missing here to give you a good answer. Reaching out to the District Attorneys office would be a normal course of action. Keep in mind they may know nothing about the investigation but many times, depending on county, if its a drug delivery resulting in death... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: I signed the title for sale of vehicle and the receiver has neglected to Notorize himself as the new owner. Now what?

I'm aware he operates it. I do not have any access to the title the vehicle or my plate. The registration is expired.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

You didn't say why he has the plate. Did you make a copy of everything? Contact PennDot and see what they say. You need to ask them to cancel the registration.

He doesn't have to notarize himself if you give him the car and sign it over and he accepts. However you need to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: My grandson is in a prison. Somehow, he got stabbed and they will not allow us to see him. What should we do?

A guard is involved in causing the stabbing of my grandson. He is in Somer Set

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 21, 2019

An attorney can always see him

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hey Will I go to jail for retail theft the items was only $39. I also have a prior retail theft in 2016 will I do jail ?
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 23, 2019

Almost surely not. Probation.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was on vacation on a 7 day cruise. Took off and returned in Miami Florida. The last night I was assaulted. I reported

I reported this to the security on the cruise ship and they told me that they had no cameras in anywhere. I was punched by a man on deck 10 of the ship. I have a huge black eye from this. I live in Pennsylvania. Is there a way I Can I still pursue this

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2019

Did you contact the police?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law, Federal Crimes and Nursing Home Abuse for Pennsylvania on
Q: No attorney will take my case. How do I file charges for abuse of a corpse?

My father passed away in a nursing home. Not only did they lie about the time of death but my father was struck in the face after he died.

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Jul 2, 2019

Call the police department in the town where the nursing home is located, and tell them you want to file charges.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: IF a defendant is sentenced today in federal court in Eastern Philadelphia, when can the public know the sentence?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 1, 2019

Today. It should be posted on the PACER website

Q: If a policy holder is a risk class: non- tobacco and has used tobacco under contract, can this person be prosecuted

Pertaining to medicare supplement insurance.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 19, 2019

Not prosecuted but if it turns up in the medical records they could drop you or re-rate you. Sorry, the person.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal for a girl(18) to have a sexual relationship with a boy(14). Boy will turn 15 before the female turns 19
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 9, 2019

Generally yes, unless the age of majority is 14 in Pennsylvania (very doubtful) it is unlawful for anyone to have sexual relations with the underage boy.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: My daughter took 2 people, both on probation, one a minor, from PA to OK. Can she be charged with kidnapping the minor?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

Only if she used force or it was against the minor's will. Sounds like incredibly poor judgment.

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