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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: I’m from the uk my fiancé is an ex felon can I move t the USA

I’m from the uk and looking to marry my fiancé however as he is an ex felon he is not aloud to emigrate to the uk am I able to apply to move to the USA once were married or will it be rejected due to him being an ex felon

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 31, 2019

Hos status has nothing to do with whether you can move.

By the way it is "allowed."

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: have house with ex boyfriend, both names on the house and deed, forced me out six months ago, legal advice get house

He has stopped paying the mortgage and is a month behind, how do I legally obtain my house back? I am also the main borrower on the house loan, but both of our names are on the deed. He also stopped paying his half of the loan payments.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

You most definitely need a lawyer.

If you also own the house, I cannot understand how he FORCED you out

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Hi there I feel I was wrongfully issued a trespassing ticket.

I was in a bowling alley around 9 p'cl9ck and asked to leave in a shouting violent matter by the female bartender. I left immediately and an officer was outside on the premises. I told him I was never asked to not come in there, in fact the manager told me I was welcome for food. I was issued a... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Sep 17, 2019

You may file a complaint against the police department. The department should have an internal review mechanism. I will warn you, however, that that is unlikely to produce a satisfying outcome. Similarly, you can file a complaint against the bowling alley with its management. As with the police... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Can my neighbors security camera point into my window on the side of my house?

The camera captures the side of my house pointed directly in my kitchen windows.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 8, 2019

Yes

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: My landlord passed on the 3rd and her daughter want the house told us we have thirty days to move out I need advice
Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller answered on Jul 7, 2019

If you have a written lease for a term you may certainly stay through the term of the lease. If you are on a month to month lease, then the landlord may terminate the tenancy with 28 days of notice before the start of the next rental period. So if your month to month tenancy starts on the first of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I'm charged with dis orderly conduct and obstruction of Justice but I did not committ either

Short version cops called for noise complaint was not our home after sever times calling wife lier I stepped in told him was not us I was on couch talking to son no music here he became extremely upset when I attempted to close screen door he than ripped off my door I called 911 asked for police... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 6, 2019

Sounds like you should retain counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Is implied consent constitutional why or why not?

This is in terms of breath tests and other alcohol tests taken by police officers.

Brady R. Henderson
Brady R. Henderson answered on Mar 18, 2019

The short answer is yes. Courts have consistently upheld implied consent testing against constitutional challenges. At least in theory, the subject person's "consent" for the alcohol test is given when they become (or remain) a licensed driver, such that the test does not constitute an illegal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Is it legal for police to pull up and point a gun at you if you have a warrant nothing to do with weapons and

Your in your own yard

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2018

yes

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What can be done about a detective harassing me and my fiance.He's assuming and doing everything he can to get my fian

On anything he raided my home when I was at work didn't find anything but some marajiuana he didn't care about was looking for hard drugs. And that upset him cause he really thought he would find hard drugs. After harrasing me at gas station when I went to get boss energy drink.( Yelling being ruid... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 30, 2018

He has an attorney. He should be discussing this with his attorney.

If he does not like his attorney's advice, then retain a different one.

There are too many issues and facts to ascertain to provide a perfunctory answer on this site.

Further, it is public and open for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Wisconsin on
Q: i was on probation and taken to a police department, and was asked to take a voice detection test(like a polygraph)

and asked if i needed a lawyer and they told me no. i was later convicted on that crime is this legal?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 16, 2018

If you were read your rights and you declined a lawyer prior to taking the voice detection test, then it will most likely stand up. If you were not Mirandized prior to taking the test, then it should have been raised and challenged in the prosecution of your case

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How long can the police have my phone without a warrant?

My phone was seized without a warrant on November 13th 2017 the investigating officer came into the neighboring county (where I live and work) informed me I wasn't under arrest and I could go back to work whenever. After accusing me of something I didn't do I told him I was done talking he then... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Feb 9, 2018

You should file a petition for the return of the phone under Section 968.20 of the Wisconsin Statutes. It is unclear whether there is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. You were told that you were not under arrest and voluntarily handed the phone over. You should have said no.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My school is threatening that if i talk to 1 specific person on school grounds ill get a ticket and in trouble can they?

i am being accused if being in a fight with a female at my school. i was suspended for 4 days i hen had a meeting with the assistant principle and they told me if i talk to her again on school grounds that they will have me suspended or expelled. i never signed anything saying those were the... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge
Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Feb 6, 2018

While you do have rights of speech as you clearly articulate, those rights of speech must be contextualized. You must remember that the school as an institution has rules and regulations governing the conduct of students like you. Schools usually design their rules and regulations on the basis of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My 17 year old was arrested for disorderly conduct in Wisconsin. What rights do I have as a parent in this situation?

He was arrested for disorderly conduct during his high school basketball game after removing his jersey and throwing it at his coach and then yelling and swearing and punching a locker on his way to the locker room. I understand that at 17 the state of Wisconsin considers him an adult for the... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Feb 3, 2018

You do not have rights, as the law defines that term. However, the situation is ridiculous and you should expect the charged to be dismissed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What kind of lawsuit would harassment, stolen Handgun, stolen car, loss of employment, threats, money owed, medical bil

I was with my girlfriend for 8.5 yrs and she on dec 28th 2017 cheated stole my gun and ring, made threatening and harassing phone calls, stole my car making me lose my job, owed money for moving and new car, and therapy costs. I start my job here in Wiscconsin tomorrow night. What should I do in... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge
Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 28, 2018

I am not sure there is any specific type of lawsuit you may commence against your ex girlfriend. If you are trying to recover money for stolen items, you need to make sure that the cost of litigation is not going to outweigh the benefits. Above all, you also must make sure that when and if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Merchandise bought and shipped from USA, force to return to China for refund?

I bought A drone from a company that has 2 US warehouses, but the main headquarters are in China. I bought the drone from the California Warehouse with US Currency and had it shipped to me in the US. The drone was defective and I was asked to ship my drone to Guangdong China for a refund. They said... Read more »

Jingzhan Wang
Jingzhan Wang answered on Jan 14, 2018

you can ask for compensation for shipping back to China

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: hello how far can city police officer follow you till the officer is profiling in a vehicle

stevens point police officers followed me about .5 miles we both stop at a stop light pass through the stop light on to the highway about 5 miles down the road i was pulled over in the right hand lane because i was about to get sandwich on the highway between the cop and a van that pulled on the... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge
Emmanuel Muwonge answered on Jan 11, 2018

I believe that the city police officer can follow you within the jurisdiction he works and also call others if and when you are about or he suspects you will elude him or her into another jurisdiction. An officer can follow you for as long as s/he believes a crime is being committed has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: what would be the class code for a civil motion against a former employer violating COBRA guidelines and causing $ damgs

I paid COBRA premiums for a certain period. There was a change in HR personnel. They cancelled my COBRA coverages for the prior periods. They had the insurance company charge back the clinic what they previously paid. I have documents proving what I paid and for what period. The local circuit... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Sep 28, 2017

You should use the unclassified code: 30703.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Privacy law questions

My mom's disabled and lives in government subsidies apartment building and I'm her personal caretaker through the state and is constantly they're taking care of her. Anyways, other tenants reported I'm living they're and she recieved a five day notices. These people watching me gives me a... Read more »

Stephen Pleck Johnson
Stephen Pleck Johnson answered on Sep 9, 2017

This does not appear to be a criminal or civil rights question. Does management know of your presence for care? Make sure your state status and length of visit complies with their rules. Then when a complaint is made by a neighbor they will be told they are wrong and your presence is allowed.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: I was arrested and brought to jail for a warrant I had already been to court and bailed out on! What can I do about it?
William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on May 17, 2017

Do you know whether the court cancelled the warrant? That is usually the case, of course. You should check the court file to make sure that the warrant was properly cancelled. If so, the arrest would be clearly unlawful--as opposed to accident because the clerk's office made a mistake. You may sue... Read more »

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