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I went to the airport a few months back and forgot I had my

I went to the airport a few months back and forgot I had my gun in my carry on when the searched my bag they found $33,000 in my bag. I told them I was on the way to buy a semi but They told me they were keeping it because of suspicion of drug activity...I ended up having to get a loan for the truck I was going to buy. I went to the airport today and had 15k of the loan money in cash on me and the police were waiting for me saying that they got a call that I would possibly be traveling with large amounts of cash...they took the money without giving a receipt and sent me on my way saying they had some questions for me and I need to go to the station in the morning. No charges but they just took my money. Can I get arrested for just having money on me if I decide to go to the station tomorrow?

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I was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm.

i was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm. and resisting arrest without violence. my husband provoked me by shoving his middle finger in my face and spewing profane langage. I slapped his hand out of my face causing him to poke himself in the eye. He proceeded to punch me in my face. I grabbed a wireless speaker and threathened to hit him with it, to stop him from attacking me. He knock the speaker out of my hand and attempted to restrain me 3 times. I scratched and bit him to get his 300 pound body off of me. Finally he released me. I tried to flee but all doors were deadbolted and the gates as well. He folloewd me into the living room, I thought he was going to attack me again, so I sprayed him in the face with a cleaning product I grabbed off the dining room table. He rinsed his face and can into the room i was in(this room is detached from the house via carport. I was backed in the corner, I bumped into his cane sword. I grabbed the can sword and pleaded that he leave the room. he raised his hand in a striking manor and I thrusted the cane sword forward with my eyes closed. I did not realize I poke him until he stated I stabbed him. He grabbed my son and locked himself and my son in the bathroom and called 911. When the police arrived, I explained I could not get out of the house because the doors were dead-bolted and my husband had the key. The officer, ignored my pleas, cocked his gun and aimed it at my head(my security cameras recored all of this without audio) and starting attempting to kick in the door w/out success. I ran back to the bathroom and screamed in distress" they are going to shoot me". I could hear dispatch tell my husband to unlock the door and escort me out if he believed he was not in danger. He escorted me out. I was detained without incident and interrogated and eventually arrested. Do I have any defense in the matter?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Sorry for the spelling errors i hit send before I proofread. I am in Brooksville,FlJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: A no- contact order was placed. I did not understand that I could not return to my home even if my husband is not here. I am currently at home and I am afraid I have violated the no-contact order

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I being called to talked to detective about a case that my

I being called to talked to detective about a case that my name came up what are my rights? the I should go with a lawyer?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: York PAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: what you meanJA: I hope not.Customer: the detective said that he needs to talked to me about a case that he is investigating and my name came up that is the only thing the he saidJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: don't know never been in this situation before

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My son's high school physics class is applying course

My son's high school physics class is applying course concepts in a motor vehicle accident reconstruction. Part of this project includes a mock criminal trial where the defendant is charged with failing to yield right of way resulting in a motor vehicle collision.Today the prosecution surprisingly called the defendant (driver) to the witness stand. The defense (my son) objected but the student judge permitted it. Then, the teacher announced the court would adjoin for the weekend to give the defense time to prepare for the "surprise."My son is writing a brief to present Monday based on the privileging against self-incrimination. His position: "The Fifth Amendment gives a criminal defendant the right not to testify in a trial. This means that the prosecutor, the judge, and even the defendant's own lawyer cannot force the defendant to take the witness stand against his or her will. In other words, the defendant does not have to declare privilege against self-incrimination before the jury or sit on the witness stand and 'plead the 5th' repeatedly during questioning. If he does, it might make him appear guilty to the jury."I think he's correct but finding a clear, concise reference to substantiate his argument is quite overwhelming given the legalese. He found Texas Rules of Evidence: Claim of Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in a Civil Case but didn't find a corresponding criminal rule.Can you provide a layman's resource(s) such as a white-paper, Texas court or evidence rule and/or citation, case law, summary, guide, etc. that will help him write his brief to substantiate his position? Or briefly explain why his position is incorrect and provide a real-world example.I understand the complexity of laws and courts and the difficulty trying to simplify it for a high school class. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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After being stopped cop handcuff me took my wallet out of my

After being stopped cop handcuff me took my wallet out of my pocket laid it down then picked it up opened it took out card and proceeded to write ticket is that trespass

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My son was pulled over in Franklin, Texas marijuana was

my son was pulled over in Franklin, Texas marijuana was discovered in his vehicle, up to 2 oz first offense he was pulled over because he was going 76 miles an hour in a 70mph zone. he spent the night and jail and was bailed out the next day. What could he be expecting when he appears at his arraignmentJA: Was this a first-time offense, or is there a record of criminal activity?Customer: first offenseJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I am not sure...I live in Nebraska and this happened Friday evening the 14thJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: he was not read his rights when the officer arrested him...not until he came to the jail cell. He was denied a phone call, a guard told him his parents were going to be called, but we were not. His girlfriend was worried about him so she & a friend went online and looked at accidents and when they saw none, they went and found his arrest.

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Police came to a home on a noise complaint. While there they

Police came to a home on a noise complaint. While there they discovered a party was taking place and there were minors who had been drinking. They did not catch any of the minors with alcohol in their immediate possession, but they lined them up outside and asked each one if they had been drinking. Those that answered yes were issued a ticket for minor consuming alcohol. Those that said no were forced to take a breathalyzer test. If they failed they were issued a ticket. My question is: If none of these minors were read their Miranda rights, or told they could refuse the breathalyzer, will these tickets stand up to a court challenge?

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As i was about to get out my car with two known prostitutes

As i was about to get out my car with two known prostitutes to go in my hotel room, police searched us and interrogated us seperately. Ultimately, we were all let go on our way back to our room. No arrests and no tickets issued. No money were exchanged nor did any of us admitted that we were there for engaging in prostitution. Although of course police did not buy this as the girls have record. But i do not. What are the likelihood of them issuing some sort of citation instead? If so, for what reason? Again, we were clean, we didnt have any drugs us, we didnt exchange nor admit to intent to commit prostitution. I am worried of getting a citation in the mail. Additionally, i am worried that the police came back and somehow peeked or listen through our room (were they allowed in this case?). I may be just too paranoidJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: New jersey, two nights agoJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: A few, just for any input in this matter. For the most part they have said the same thing. They said its not likely that i would get a citation. They said based on my details, they wouldve arrested me on the scene if they had probable cause. But i am still worried that they still have a way to slap a citation on me for prostitution related charges. Especially considering we stayed at the hotel after the search of my car and interrogation. We just didnt want to leave right away and which i thought wouldve made us look guiltyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That should be it for now

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My son who is hoctaw 20 yrs old was working for the CHOCTAW

My son who is hoctaw 20 yrs old was working for the CHOCTAW TRAVEL PLAZA in Antlers OK. He has been accused of takingmoney from the registers while on shift. He was clled into the managers office where the manager, shift supervisor, head boss over travel plazas in our distract (Pushmataha) and the Choctaw Nation Attorney, where he was confronted by the manager and the distract boss, accusing him of suspicious acctivity during work hours. At that time he was told they had video surveilance of him taking money from registers. At no point in this time they never searched his person, nor asked him to empty his pockets, nor did they search his personal locker. they suspended him with pending investigation. that was well over 2 weeks ago. A tribal officer came by m iy place of residence looking for Douglas (my son) at which point he wasnt here, he hasnt lived here for 2 weeks now. I spoke to the officer that came by and he then referred me to the investigator that wants to speak to Douglas, assured me he only wants to speak to him and he will not be arrested at any point during that time. The investigator informed me they have plenty of evidence showing y son is guilty and when asked if he needed a lawyer present the investgator told me he couldnt tell me yes or no either way that at this time all he wants to do is speak to Douglas and hear his version of the story. My question to u is, does he need to have a lawyer present during this time?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Antler Oklahoma. Happened a little over 2 weeks ago but theyre just now wanting to speak to himJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: antlers*JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, im needinf a free consukt but cant find one that will do it

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