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I just had an off duty cop hassling me about having my pill

I just had an off dutycop hassling me about having my pill bottle with my meds in it. 2 of which are schedule 2 medications. I left to go find my prescription bottles,however I could only find 1 of my prescription bottles. He wouldn't give me back my meds and didn't show me ID.So my question Is in 2 parts. #1 As there is no chain of custody (he was off duty and had been drinking) do I have a case against the police for violating my civil rights, and possibly theft. As I said he was off duty. And #2 can they come to my place of employment and try to charge me after the fact with possession of a controlled substance?The supposedly "off duty" cop confiscated my property which had fallen off my key chain and searched it without my consent, however I am not completely sure he was actually a Cop. I just want to make sure that he or someone else cant come to my place of employment and hassle me, which would cause me to lose my job.Do they have any proof, it seems to me that as the "cop " was off duty and had been drinking, that he has disqualified himself from the "Chain of custody" as It pertains to a criminal case, Also If i find out that this person is not in fact law enforcement , what recourse do I have ? can you please help with my questions ?

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Zoey, JD

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I recently got some food at a gas station, a creme pie, ate

I recently got some food at a gas station, a creme pie, ate into it and found it full of yellowish mold. There was no experiration date stamp on the product and after contacting the company they said there policy is that the distributor always provide a experiration date. It's just unbearable to eat food now without tearing the food apart to inspect for signs of mold. Is this actually something I can pursue legal actions with?

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Roger

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In reference to the original question, "This is a legal,

In reference to the original question, "This is a legal, Michigan, question." The blood test for alcohol listed as the 'patient' the first and middle name only. The last name was left off. Will this invalidate the report as evidence?

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Zoey, JD

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What happens when the prosecution gives the accused a

what happens when the prosecution gives the accused a handwritten note that the sheriff's dept. did not properly retain evidence or the evidence was destroyed, yet the person accused is convicted of the crime. Will this be an automatic reversal on appeal...california is the state.

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Zoey, JD

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Ok..this is something that happened in WI. Someone I know

ok..this is something that happened in WI. Someone I know got pulled over and arrested because he had some narcotic medication that actually belongs to someone else, in his car. The police took his cell phone into "evidence" and told him that it will take a month but they WILL get a warrant and open it up and read all his messages and listen to his voicemails. Now, he does not legally own the cell phone, someone else does and he was just using it that day. So I am wondering if the legal owner of the phone can take proof to them and retrieve her property or do they really get to keep it as "evidence" when it isn't even his? And how can they call it "evidence" when he hasn't been found guilty of any crime? I am sure they believe he was going to sell the pills but he really was not. He picked them up that very same day from the pharmacy for the person they are prescribed to and had to show his ID to get them from the pharmacy so that can be proven. The problem is that the cap broke on the original bottle that they were in so he put them into an empty bottle that was in his car that had a cap on it that was not broken.

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Zoey, JD

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I want to file pro se in Texas. I am adopted. Vernon civil

I want to file pro se in Texas. I am adopted. Vernon civil statues, family civil code,and law library in Austin have no case law about my problem. I have done a DNA test and results show two half brothers, the surviving half brother and one half brother deceased. The DNA test is not directly admissible due chain of custody. Do I file a motion for transfer of venue or file a case to be heard in district court in local court. I also have medical problems concerning mobility and past medical problems. Thank you for your assistance.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Complicated question: A assault nurse examiner (SANE)

Complicated question:A sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) completes evidence recovery kits on victims of crimes. If the patient is reporting to law enforcement that kit is considered evidence.What are potential complications is the SANE transports the evidence to a "holding area" because law enforcement does not "have the man power" to pick up the kit and enter into the law enforcement evidence room?The SANE is a contract examiner, does not work for law enforcement and is not a sworn officer (obviously). He/she would be transporting the evidence in their personal vehicle.Questions:What liability is the SANE assuming by transporting this evidence?Could this cause admissibility problems since the evidence is transported by someone other than law enforcement after collection?

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Being charged with possession of legend drugs & had to glass

Being charged with possession of legend drugs & had to glass pipes field test positive for meth. They took meds & pipes but left field test kit in the trunk of my car, left digital scale on front seat but I didn't re dive Anything regarding that. Open container was reason they searched my vehicle. No priors at all. Had bout 15 darvocets which were e paired by several years plus theyve been taken off the market. I've been researching and i d like to knw if I'm understanding cple things...if do field test then there needs to be other substance to send to lab cuz the residue in pipe was used already. But had nothing else. Field test positive for method. And dsnt that test kit need to b disposed of properly versus leaving it in my car. Also, they have to provide any and all info from lab results meaning if question way items were handled all together therefore creating cross contamination. Dsnt each item need to be bagged n tagged w/date n time n initials of who prepared it. There Re several more scientific questions s that I've found that need to be shown paperwork from lab. Just wondering what my odds r for beating case on a technicality or will I be going to jail or prison.

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Gerald, Esq

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My daughter was arrested on Aug. 26th, 2014. She blew

My daughter was arrested for DUI on Aug. 26th, 2014. She blew 0.00 so no alcohol was in her system. The officers stopped her because she made a wrong turn on an outer road that ran along side Atlantic Blvd. in Jacksonville, FL. She quickly realized her mistake and turned around. The police did not stop her until she had traveled @ 2 miles down Atlantic. They searched the car and found nothing except a small amount of marijuana in the car's console that amounted to a misdemeanor. She passed all the field sobriety tests except the waking toe to heel, which is due to her TMJ which effects her equilibrium. We gave this medical documentation to her lawyer. The officers also said that the car smelled of pot, but no joints were found in the search. When I got to the car 1 hour later the windows were all rolled up and I did not smell marijuana. A urine test was taken at the Duval County Jail. We knew they would find marijuana and xanax which she has a prescription for her anxiety disorder. Since her arrest she went every week to Pretrial Services, where they were supposed to random urine test her, but no test was ever given. Two weeks ago at the end of Jan. 2015 her lawyer said that cocaine was found in her urine. Because of her anxiety and panic attacks she does not do cocaine. And since cocaine is a scheduled 1 drug why would not Pretrial have tested her? she also entered rehab in Dec. 2014 to keep from relapsing which she successfully completed and is now in a halfway house which allows her to receive intensive outpatient therapy to help her with her anxiety and her sister's suicide. Her lawyers were supposed to try to get her DUI reduced to careless driving back in Nov. or early Dec. Nothing was ever said about cocaine. How long does it take for lawyers to receive the results of a urine test and is it not possible for her test to have been mixed up with someone else's test since Duval jail is a very busy place? I thank you for your advice.

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