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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can I get some advice please on what or how will it be the easiest but fastest way to get a friend out of jail?

Hi, I'm Zach. I’m writing in an attempt to help a close friend get released ASAP from jail due to the impending threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand that many nonviolent offenders are being released. He has a serious medical condition, Hepatitis-C which has not been treated since his... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 2, 2020

Hire a lawyer and have him file a motion to release him/her on bond pending the resolution of the charges...

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can I file a restraining order on line if it's urgent

I have been stalked harassed and threatened face to face cyber etc has guns 6 yrs

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 22, 2020


1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Who can i go to to report a crime when that criminal is the same authorities of the city

This is a big civil case there’s big corruption in this city, they ignore my demands even if i show the legislature that proves them wrong, i need an attorney who is willing to go against a P.D. And fire department to the extent that i know they have crushed my rights

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 9, 2020

more info needed.

not my area of law.

however, i would be careful about posting on an open forum.

i assume you are not in a position to hire a lawyer on an hourly and need a lawyer on a contingency.....that is not my firm.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: Are there any jurisdiction laws in cocke co TN. If so what?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Mar 5, 2020

Need more info to answer the question. What kind of case? There are jurisdiction laws in every county. Depending on the type of case, there's subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and venue. Facts are important.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Arizona on
Q: can a lawyer not offer a diversion program if the person qualifies for one being it's first offence and felony changes

I was convicted of theft and tariffing I was given 2 case 6 felonies,18 month probation, and 900.00 fine. At the time I should have been offered a PRETIAL FELONY DIVERSION PROGROM. I qualify for the requirements. My question is do I have a chance at another hearing, what step do I take to get this... Read more »

Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin answered on Mar 3, 2020

It is ultimately up to the prosecuting agency to determine what type of plea offer to grant to a defendant. This is a matter of policy by the prosecutor's office. Arizona courts have long held that "[c]riminal defendants have no constitutional right to a plea agreement and the State is not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime, Contracts and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: How do I write a Grounds for Defense without a Bill of Particulars? Or do I use the old one?

My then wife and I signed a lease agreement with a vacation time share company in '95, ended 2012. They sent all correspondence to my ex in another state and got a judgment against both of us in 2017.

I learned of the garnishment 2019 and filed a motion to set aside, proved I was never... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Mar 2, 2020

When the Judge granted your Motion to Set Aside the default judgment, the Judge generally would order a new Bill of Particulars to be filed by the Plaintiff by a date certain and then the Defendant (You) to file a Grounds of Defense by a date certain to the allegations asserted in the Bill of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: Looking for pro bono lawyer for friend that is already incarcerated. He has court appointed but he has not done a thing.

A cpl charges include possession of methamphetamine, stolen car, counterfeit money, I'm unsure of exact atm but can obtain the info

How can I help get him a lawyer that will actually help him?? He does have court date set for March 5th but I really think hes getting screwed by this... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 24, 2020

The best thing you can do to support your friend, short of hiring an attorney, is to manage his expectations. I get it that your friend doesn't think his court appointed attorney is doing anything, but depending on the facts of the case, he may be facing a situation where he either accepts the best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Georgia on
Q: Being charged with forgery and theft by taken but I did not commit these crimes warrant has been out for over a year

There’s some name as witness but I’ve never heard of this man before in my life needless to say I’m clueless of the charges against me I’ve been an electrician for 17 years fully employed I have no criminal history outside of traffic violations

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 17, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You want to address these charges.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, White Collar Crime and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Does a conviction of "obtained drug by fraud" fall under the category of a Drug Crime or is it a White Collar Crime?

Or is it both? Also, after reading relevant Virginia Code, it's my understanding that in the State of Virginia it is only possible to be granted an expungement if found not guilty or charges are dismissed by the prosecution. Is that correct?

Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit answered on Feb 13, 2020

Yes, you are correct: only charges which have been nolle prosequi'd (withdrawn) or dismissed (and not via offender offender program) is a charge eligible for expungement. Even those charges which are eligible are not automatically expunged.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and White Collar Crime for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I be removed from a Mass LLC without consent?

I've been removed from a Mass LLC that I was 50% owner of by the other 50% owner. The original LLC filing has me on it. My partner filed an amendment to the LLC that removed my name. And another amendment that changes the name of the LLC. Is it possible for this to happen without my consent? From... Read more »

Kas DeCarvalho
Kas DeCarvalho answered on Feb 10, 2020

Short answer: No, probably not.

You're response: "But my partner did--now what?!"

...and that's a longer answer.

So, unless your LLC's Operating Agreement provides for some mechanism for a single 50% Member to remover the other (which is possible, but highly unlikely),...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for South Carolina on
Q: Should I go back up to the police station if they ask me too or do they plan to arrest me? He wouldn't say on the phone.

I got arrested on 1/9/2020 for forgery. For a returned check and trying to cash another check for work I've done.{it was freelance on a app and I can't get ahold of them.} I was given the check under the assumption it was good {I had an inkling but I didn't think this person would do this to me bc... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Feb 10, 2020

I would recommend you consult with an attorney before you make a decision. If you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area he/she will be able to make contact with the officer to get the story before you put yourself at risk. You should also remember the police are legally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I need an attorney who has extensive experience in cases as a defendant vs the SEC in Miami

See: SEC vs Dayne Roseman (Google search will show case and prosecutors)

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jan 16, 2020

I know an excellent lawyer, however I don't think I'm permitted to make referrals in this forum. You are free to reach out to me through my profile on Justia for more information. Jonathan Blecher

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: I need an attorney or to find out what organization handles maritime offenses for unseaworthy repairs that were hidden

I purchased a vessel out of a shipyard that had promised me a bottom job on a documented u.s. coast guard vessel. The vessel when I was taken to see it had the laminate structures completely ground down two to three layers of the outside layer of a cord vessel hull I was told I would receive an... Read more »

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jan 14, 2020

This is potentially a mixed question of maritime law and contract/consumer protection. The U S Coastguard in your District (there are 13 or so spread across the US depending on what State you live in) local office of marine safety or the marine safety officer at your District MIGHT be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: What kind of Attorney handles victim of Texas Work Comp Insurance Fraud?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 11, 2020

In terms of prosecution, Workers' Comp and other types of insurance fraud cases are generally handled by the County District Attorney's office or the U.S. Attorney's Office. In terms of defense, they are generally handled by criminal defense attorneys, usually with insight into white collar crime.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Probate, White Collar Crime and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Would a criminal court judge grant a exparte petition in a probate matter ?
James Edward Berge
James Edward Berge answered on Jan 10, 2020

No. Both are separate branches of the superior court, but both have separate functions: a criminal court adjudicates criminal law matters and a probate court adjudicates matters affecting trusts and estates. Rarely will one branch of the superior court step on the toes of another branch of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Kentucky on
Q: Someone taking advantage of an 87 year old man As in constantly getting money off him. What can I do about this matter?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 4, 2020

Report it to Adult Protective Services (APS) and let them investigate.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Banking, Probate and White Collar Crime on
Q: A Sargeant in the hpd stole 120k from my mom after they got divorced. He violated the divorce decree to do it
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 22, 2019

Attorneys in this forum would like to help answer your question, but we don't know what it is. Please repost in the form of a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Case #SC129686 RICO. MUST take case to SUPREME Court -defendants bribe federal court judges like Dolly m gee

Council for disney defendants Alexander the FAKE myers lies on federal court declarations Google posts on YouTube the truth and their unholy alliances with the mouSStapo the internet authorities made Disney take down my registered ASCAP sag/aftra work called.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 14, 2019

more more info needed to evaluate and understand the matter.

however, if you are looking for a lawyer to take a matter to the Supreme Court i don't do that.

Lawyers that would go there would probably be expensive. Are you in a position to retain such a lawyer?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: How do I report white-collar criminal activity (fraud, battery, perjury) to the Los Angeles DA's Office & California AG?

Defendants: Los Angeles Spine Surgeon, his University Hospital, & Device Manufacturer.

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Dec 11, 2019

You have to file a police report in most cases and they present it to the proper prosecutorial agency. Fraud is also a Civil tort where you would sue them. Without knowing what acts constituting criminal fraud are alleged it's hard to direct you to proper investigative agency.

You can try...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Missouri on
Q: Can a criminal intelligence investigator tell me that they have a investigation on me and that they have built a case?

He also said he was investigating me for 22 days and built a case and closed my file and is turning it in to the PA and that charges will be filed.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 7, 2019

What's a "criminal intelligence investigator"? Make sure this isn't a scam.

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