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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking and White Collar Crime for Virginia on

Q: What probable cause is needed to arrest a medical provider for credit card fraud? What about criteria for conviction?

Need guidance on arrest for credit card fraud that I did not commit. I have a clean record and work as a licensed therapist. I own a solo private practice in VA. Last week, I was unexpectedly arrested at home. I was handcuffed in my kitchen and escorted to the police car in the street (blocking... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 16, 2019

Great story, great defenses. Tell everything to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Louisiana on

Q: How often do u have to register for charge carnal knowledge of juvenile

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 15, 2019

You need a criminal defense attorney. The attorney general's office will no notify you of your registration requirements.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Small Claims and White Collar Crime for California on

Q: I got scammed out of 5500$ by an online seller, How to proceed?

Ok, So i purchased 20,000$ (~200 orders) of merchandise from an online e commerce site for my small business, under all my personal info. I only receive 900$ of items from them. I charged back with my credit provider and only got back 14000$ I am out about 5500$. I am not the only one who got... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman answered on May 6, 2019

Sounds like you may have to sue them, which of course could cost way more than the $5500 you are out.

Maybe small claims is your best bet, it's quick, easy and for matters under 10K wherein attorneys are not

allowed at all, well, other than to represent an LLC or a CORP.

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Connecticut on

Q: The IRS says that I received $29,000 and taxed me for it. I never received this money, what to do?

The IRS transcripts say that a fund in my name was sold from a Fidelity account. I have never had an account of any sort with Fidelity or any financial company at all. I was given the name and address of the seller. This action seems like fraud perpetrated as a Trust. How do I get a copy of the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 3, 2019

Since the IRS rarely makes mistakes of this size (trust me), you are advised to consult an experienced lawyer to help you find out what happened and then to advise you what to do about it. In today's world of high-tech communication-- and rampant bank fraud-- you do not need a Connecticut tax... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Elder Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for Texas on

Q: How difficult is it to have a real estate transaction voided based on the buyer's mental incapacity at the time.

In 2015 my Dad's wife said he had Alzheimer's so I would watch him at my apartment while she was at work because she said couldn't leave him at home by himself. His wife remarried him right after she found out he was getting a disability settlement from the VA. As soon as Dad got the money she... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Mar 31, 2019

Few lawyers can guesstimate the difficulty. So much depends on the documents, the witnesses, etc. If you would like to ask a local elder lawyer who litigates elder fraud to discuss the possibilities with you, please use the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on

Q: The college admissions scandal. How is it a crime to bribe a coach at a private college to gain admission?

My understanding is that one of the elements is that it must involve a public official or someone who has a "legal duty". "Public official" is not at issue here. The definition of "legal duty" appears to be "an obligation to obey the law." That is hardly illuminating, as that definition applies... Read more »

Marc David Pelta answered on Mar 30, 2019

There are federal crimes involved here because the activities crossed states lines. If you read the various articles about it, they explain what federal crimes are being charged in these cases. It is a good question.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on

Q: What if somebody stole my trust fund and they was my beneficiary

Marc David Pelta answered on Mar 30, 2019

Make a police report and you may have to hire an attorney to represent you. In some instances, one way is to call your local bar association and ask to be referred to an attorney referral service. You may need to hire an attorney experienced in civil law, specifically probate.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Securities Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on

Q: Does an Agreed Order end all disputes between two parties, meaning they cannot rehash it out at another time?

My attorney and my lenders attorney signed an agreed order revoking a substitute trustee sale snd ejoining them from non judicial foreclosure on a certain date. A year after they sell my house. Should the Agreed Order stopped them? Will that fact affect it now because it was supposed to resolve... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 27, 2019

Before you attempt to assert my answer as being 100% correct, I need to advise you either to read the entire "Agreed Order" and figure it out yourself, or ask your current lawyer, or hire a different Texas lawyer to explain what appears to have happened in your old foreclosure case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Texas on

Q: If a federal judge deny a complaint based on prejudice, can he or she be sued?

Roy Lee Warren answered on Mar 26, 2019

Yes they can be sued but your case would be quickly dismissed unless you can prove some egregious error because the judge has good faith immunity that is very difficult to overcome. Seldom is a suit against a federal judge successful.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on

Q: What does a par19 and a par21 exactly mean my hisband has those two. Felanies at this moment

Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 10, 2019

more info needed.

i have never heard of PAR19..........what is par?

usually it is PC for penal code?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Virginia on

Q: Does a search warrant hav 2 specifically name a room n the house. 4 example home owner rents rooms 2 different people.

I rent from the home owner 1 of the bedrooms of a house. There is other tenants n the home renting rooms from the home owner also.

Susan Fremit answered on Mar 9, 2019

A search warrant does not need to specifically describe a room in a house; simply the name of the suspected person, the suspected evidence expected to be found, the location including address and the basis for the warrant. Assuming the renters have a lock on each of the rooms he/she is renting and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Michigan on

Q: Why doesn't the FBI assist with State CIVIL RICO complaints

Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 5, 2019

The FBI is a federal agency tasked with investigating and enforcing federal laws. Under our system of government, states are sovereign and can make, enforce, and investigate their own laws. The FBI has nothing to do with state law enforcement unless something becomes a federal issue.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Louisiana on

Q: I copied a subpoena and changed the name and address so I could get out of work. What kind of trouble I'm looking at?

My job found out that I did that and evolved the District attorney and now I'm suspended until the investigation is over.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 28, 2019

Hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Tennessee on

Q: If you get a 1099 can the company still charge you with fraud even if they knew about the money on the 1099

Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 12, 2019

Not exactly sure what your question is about, but a Civil Fraud case can certainly be made, and most likely also a Criminal Theft charge also. Illegal Income is still income that must be reported by the Recipient, and can be a legitimate business expense for the Defrauded Party. The 1099 could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on

Q: Need lawyer that deals in Greene county Ohio felony cases that accept payment arrangement

Felony theft and forgery

Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019

CONTACT THE OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AT 1-800-232-7124. ASK THEM FOR THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE. TELL THEM THE AREA YOU NEED THE LAWYER.

BEST WISHES,

PAT

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on

Q: Is there any realistic scenario where the president and/or their cabinet can be adequately prosecuted for crimes?

To my understanding, Congress and the FBI are merely fact finding and while attorney generals can prosecute, sitting presidents or vice-presidents who may replace them if impeached, can simply pardon or grant clemency.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2019

See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/08/29/yes-its-possible-to-indict-a-sitting-u-s-president-heres-why/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0aa521a59207

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1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Mississippi on

Q: If this is my first offense and agree to inpatient rehab what or my options

Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 7, 2019

You need to get with an attorney ASAP. Being that this is your first offense, and depending on the charge, you may have much wider options, which may also include avoiding jail time and having your charge kept off of your record. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on

Q: What does wire fraud actually entail?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 27, 2018

See: https://www.justice.gov/jm/criminal-resource-manual-941-18-usc-1343-elements-wire-fraud

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my...
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1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on

Q: Who would I report it to if I believe the stock brokerage company at which I'm a client is performing insider trading?

I don't want to go to jail for something my broker did.

William Wolf answered on Dec 25, 2018

You should retain a lawyer immediately with federal criminal defense experience to help you out throughout an investigation.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on

Q: Do I have an obligation to disclose company wrongdoing like embezzlement if I'm aware of it happening? I don't want to

be fired since I need this job.

William Wolf answered on Dec 25, 2018

There's not enough information to answer your question.

You need to see a lawyer with federal criminal experience who knows something about whistleblower protection laws.

Good luck.

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