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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Will I have to do jail time for writing a bad check if I was unaware that I didn’t have the funds at the time?
Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn answered on Sep 9, 2020

To be convicted of passing a bad check you must have intent. Under the Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.11, it states a person must have a “purpose to defraud” and must “know that it [the check] will be dishonored or knowing that a person has ordered or will stop order payment on the check.”... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Hello my name is Erik, I’m 16 years old and I’m thinking about becoming criminal lawyer. I wanted to know steps

I wanted to know steps of becoming criminal lawyer and with details.

Thank you

Steven Lance Bynum
Steven Lance Bynum answered on Aug 25, 2020

The steps to becoming a criminal lawyer are the same as the steps to become any other type of lawyer. You need to go to law school. Depending on your state and your goals, there are many avenues to get there. For instance, I went to graduate school and got my masters degree prior to going to law... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: For a Federal White Collar crime, how soon before your surrender date do you need to file for an appellate bond?

We think we have a great case for an appeal (the judge himself said to appeal his own sentence at least 5 times during sentencing) so we really want him to stay out while appealing. My husband was sentenced to 2 years in Federal Camp (all he was convicted of was illegal remuneration and was... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Aug 21, 2020

First I am not a Tennessee lawyer. That being said, generally a party (civil or criminal) has 30 days to note an appeal, with the bond accompanying that. That's 30 days after sentencing date, whether your lawyer notes the appeal or you do. But I think that an appeal in a criminal case does not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Do city police have to wear masks and observe the 6 feet rule! I have witnesses
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 8, 2020

There are no laws requiring police to observe social distancing guidelines.

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Contracts, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on

Someone has been financially gaining by using a different name on documentation which has been notarized (as required to be valid and binding) but, the name does not match the legal name or initial on the FL ID. For example: the person's name is "Tom Smith Jones" (First, Middle and... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Aug 7, 2020

To answer that question, a review of all relevant documents and communications would be required because notarization is not normally needed to create an enforceable contract. So the issue is whether the faulty notarization makes a difference, as opposed it being irrelevant because of having a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Is this harassment to be quarantined by employer that is assuming another company has covid without symptoms or results.

I was working with contractors and a company man came out screaming for everyone to wear masks, as I was working and wearing a mask he saw mine was below my nose. As was his mask. As I pointed out his was below his nose, he sped off angry. Went to higher up and I’m now subject to quarantine... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 5, 2020

There is nothing wrong with a contracting partner of your employer complaining about you not wearing a mask properly, even if the complainer was doing the same. There is also nothing unlawful about your employer sending you home because of this complaint. The company your company is working for... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Elder Law and White Collar Crime for Oregon on
Q: How do I sue my mother in law for my father's property?

She waited for him to be incapacitated by dementia to have him sign my two sister's and I out of his will.

My father told us girls that we would get his property when he passed away.

She had strangers sign saying he was of sound mind, and that he was writing us out of the will.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 4, 2020

As Heirs and Next Of Kin, you and the Sisters have standing to file a Will Contest. Hopefully you have not waited too long as assets can be dissipated quickly. Get your Witnesses together, along with medical records, to prove Dementia. Hire a competent attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Communications Law and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Q: Do I need a personal injury lawyer and a civil rights lawyer when Suing multiple health providers?

Looking for an attorney to help me pursue my complaint, by suing multiple people and/or health providers whom may be able to assist me by giving a discount or payment plans? Maybe even PRO BONO? The information I have obtained is very sensitive so please email responses to:... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jul 27, 2020

You need a medical malpractice / personal injury attorney. If there are civil rights components to your case, often a an injury attorney can assist you with that as well.

Medical malpractice tort reform laws in Utah make it nearly impossible for non-lawyers to navigate the litigation...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: Can state take your st. time if picked up by the feds for conspiracy had a 28 yr state sentence did 8 yr been out for 10

He didnt catch any charges its all ghost dope hasnt been in any trouble in 10 years been in feds for 2 years and state just now decided to give him 23 years took his 10 years street time why can they do that would a parole attorney help any

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 25, 2020

I am not exactly sure of the situation. Call the attorney of record for the defendant for clarification

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Louisiana on
Q: Is jail always given of no criminal record ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 18, 2020

No it depends on the offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and White Collar Crime for New Jersey on
Q: The mother of my stepson's daughter entered an abusive relationship with another man.

My stepson called DYFS and they now have an open case. This man went on and beat her and ended up in jail for DV. She initially filed a restraining order to boot. She then reneged and continued the relationship with him. He convinced her to drop the order and her charges. The state of NJ still has... Read more »

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Jul 15, 2020

This is not an Education Law Question. This should be in Family Law and/or Criminal Law. Education deals with School districts, tenure etc. Please re-post in proper group to get a proper and accurate response.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Q: How do i find information about a class action case. First solar inc / CLP Resources inc are the defendants.

I received letter in the mail informing me of the class action law suit. I called the law counsel that was supposedly representing the plaintiffs witch is Harris & Rubel. I received contradicting information from two different people that answered the phone. Now i cant get anyone to answer the... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 14, 2020

The notice you received should provide information about contacting Plaintiff's counsel, who are the only people you should be contacting if you think you have a claim. My suggestion is submit a claim and see what happens.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: How long do I have to press charges against a family member who signed a promissary note after promised funds were spent
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 30, 2020

The statute of limitations is the hard limit beyond which prosecution is barred. You can find them in chapter 12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure which I will link below. Generally speaking, the longer you wait to report a case, the less interested law enforcement will be. Just because a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and White Collar Crime for Alabama on
Q: My case has been posted for over 25 years. How long do I have to put up with this?
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Jun 29, 2020

What do you mean posted? And what is the charge? Some crimes have no statute of limitations. Have you ever been served with a warrant? It’s possible to have the warrant recalled after that long. We need more details in order to advise you better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Can I hold a code enforcement official accountable for making false accusations, criminal

Code enforcement made a false accusations and had our water turned off,his accusation was that there was a water source going into a RV that is used as storage,he went as far as to say that he had pictures, which he couldn't of had because there is no water going into or out since it was... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 23, 2020

The offense of TAMPERING WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORD is defined in chapter 37 of the Penal Code which is available online here: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.37.htm#37.10

There might be a problem proving that it was intentional rather than accidental or negligent. Also, a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: How can I obtain him a pro bono lawyer

He didnt plea guilty he got put in jail from court and the case was reset to july 13th

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 22, 2020

Without knowing anything about the Case, I recommend hiring a competent attorney now. Obviously he needs a Bond Set, and probably needs to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing or Pre-Trial Motions. You should be able get representation with payments or asset transfer. It does not have to be a local... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: I am my fiance's only caregiver, can they take me to jail?

I got in trouble last year and been fighting it ever since, the only offer I have been given is 290 days the problem is, my fiance is mentally ill and needs me to care for her. I am all she has and I am very worried what will happen to her if I go to jail. She has no family or anything. Is there... Read more »

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon answered on Jun 22, 2020

Most county jails have alternative custody programs that offer work program or home electronic confinement as an alternative to incarceration, with exception for certain offenses. Check with your lawyer, or your county jail (website) for specifics about their program. You may not need an agreement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Q: What should be my steps to address a manager (family member) who there is evidence of embezzling, money laundering, the

The illegal activities have been going on for four+ years. Additional problems include missing records and failure to return key business information such as passwords and financial information. IRS, state/local sales tax and lodging taxes have gone unpaid. What are steps (and with whom) regarding... Read more »

Donald C Eby
Donald C Eby answered on Jun 17, 2020

If you want to get your money back, I recommend that you contact a local attorney to review your facts and damages. Then you can have a detailed discussion about your rights, remedies, risks, strengths and weaknesses of your case, the law, timeline, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can a web developer knowingly/unknowingly put redirects to spam sites on a client's website without client consent?

I hired a web developer for my company's website. For the past 2 years he was the only one with access to the editing tools and the domain, until recently where we discovered accessing the site through a mobile device would redirect you to spam sites, sometimes pornographic, and we asked him... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 13, 2020

It isn't clear from your question or the sites you posted this question to, exactly what it is that you want. First, you need a new developer to clean your site and correct these problems, close all backdoors and shut out the old developer. Is this criminal? Probably not, but I am not a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for New York on
Q: Is it worth it for my ex-friend to sue me?

Last year my friend lent me $150, I didn’t have any money due to losing my job and moving cross country back home but I promised I’d pay her back. A few months later my friend stopped taking to me and never told me what happened. We didn’t speak, I had been planning on paying her back and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 7, 2020

Only your friend could answer whether it is worth their time to sue for the money. It's a personal decision. As a general matter, when it comes to lawsuits, people will consider the amount they plan to go after, the filing fees and court costs, the time lost from work or school. But in the... Read more »

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