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Specifically: In Florida, if found innocent (or not charged,

Specifically: In Florida, if found innocent (or not charged, or whatever the legalese is) of a criminal charge, such as a defense in a firearms case; does that mean that a civil case cannot be brought against someone? Thank you

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I lived in Costa Rica for 20 years as a permanent resident

Hello: I lived in Costa Rica for 20 years as a permanent resident and U.S. citizen. I was charged in Costa Rica in 2008 with grand theft and maintenance fraud. I was working on going to trial when in 2013 on a trip to the U.S. i was arrested in Houston and extradited to Los Angeles to stand trial for basically the same offense in C.R. I was found guilty of one count of fraud for less than 1,000 dollars but still charged with a felony and given 3 years probation. My maintenance fraud charge was dropped by the US Judge. During this time Costa Rica put me on "rebalada" status or fugitive from Justice to toll the statue of limitations. They now are trying to extradite me back to C.R. to stand trial for the same offence I went to trial here. They are ignoring the "Double Jeopardy" rule and pushing because of the politics in my case. I'm told that not likely any US Judge will grant them the extradition however the question is what if I travel outside of the U.S., can Costa Rica extradite me from any country outside of the U.S. Eg. Europe, South America or Asia? My probation is ending in a month and supposedly I would get my passport back.JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: California.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: My lawyers here are not versed on extradition treaties with Costa Rica but assure me no Judge would extradite me for the same offense I already served my time here.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of at the moment.

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Does cooperating with local law enforcement get you cleared

Does cooperating with local law enforcement get you cleared by state and federal charges as well?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: KansasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No but my rights were read to me but I didn't go to jailJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes

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I hope so. I am looking for an ex prosecuting attorney to

I hope so. I am looking for an ex prosecuting attorney to answer my questionJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: ArizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It was a murder and the current prosecuting attorney refuses to press charges even though coroner and detective stated murderJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that is basically it Thank you

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We had a case go to the grand jury in August on the 9th. We

we had a case go to the grand jury in August on the 9th. We never heard anything from the prosecutors on the status of a true bill or not. But yesterday my lawyer got an email saying the old prosecutor was no longer with there office and they thought he may have been over zelious in trying to get criminal charges now he wants to look at civil with a integrity agreement and fine can they do that

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Felony DUI charge was dismissed, is it a possible indictment

If a felony DUI charge was dismissed, is it a possible indictment? It happened in Arizona, and I was driving a motor home that lost it's brakes and hit the rear end of a pickup truck.

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In the state of South Carolina what would be the penalty be

In the state of South Carolina what would be the penalty be for a 15 year old soliciting nude pictures from an 11 year old?

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Dwayne B.

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On August 10 the prosecutor took a case to a investigative

on August 10 the prosecutor took a case to a investigative grand jury concerning my business we have heard nothing on any charges or what they were looking for they have not contacted my atty but said if they decide to go back to the grand jury they will let us know so how long can this go on waiting if they decide to go back ?

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I'm sending this question in hopes to free my brother from

I'm sending this question in hopes to free my brother from prison. Thank you in advance.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, he has been in prison for 15+ years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, thank you.

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