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In NJ if you are arrested for picking up a fraudulent called

In NJ if you are arrested for picking up a fraudulent called in prescription. It's a drive up pharmacy, and all you say is the last name and first, then the cops come. No pills or money changes hands, no Medication was found on the person. Can the person put a defense against that since there was never an true interaction of getting said medication.

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Someone I know is being accused of having underage

Someone I know is being accused of having underage pornography pictures on an old laptop inherited from his mother, not his. The laptop has no login or password ***** could have been used by others. Can they use this as evidence when there is no way associate the pictures to who may have downloaded?

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I am in the process of dealing with a domestic violence

I am in the process of dealing with a domestic violence situation. My abuser is in jail and is facing charges. The DA has evidence of his abuse to include texts, emails, voice messages, and recorded conversations off my phone, as well as police officers as witnesses to the incident that resulted in his arrest. The DA has informed me that they are moving forward with prosecution. I got a restraining order in place. I got a letter from the DA stating they will be setting a trial date and will notify me of it by subpoena to appear. I imagine the subpoena is for me to appear to testify. If I understand right a subpoena is a court order to appear, and must be followed or I could face consequences? Some tell me that even if they send it i do not have to appear in court. Others say if I don't appear they will drop the case. Why would they do that with all the evidence they have? This case is the state vs. him, not me vs. him. I want to participate with the DA as much as they ask me to, however, I am concerned about showing up in court because I'm scared he will never forget that I did to testify against him, and as soon as he's released he will find me or someone I love and make me "pay" for showing up to testify. He has already (pre the arrest), told me he will do this. Can/will they still prosecute without my testimony in court? Isn't what I've given the DA enough. What are the potential outcomes here in either scenario? The state we're in is Oregon.

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I went to pick up a prescription, when 9 cop cars pull up to

I went to pick up a prescription, when 9 cop cars pull up to the drive through pharmacy, I was picking up a water pill which they said was an fake Rx called in. I had been at work all day and had to get my kids, my son has special needs. I had to get them. They were yelling at me. And I asked them several times if I was under arrest, they kept saying no. I asked several times while crying hysterically if I was under arrest and they said No. I told them I at work all day, and exhausted and needed to get my kids, they told me to grow up, I asked are you searching my car? As I was crying and they said he's going to move it, they would not let me get anything in mr car, they still did not read me my Miranda right nor put me under arrest. They pulled my car into a spot at cvs. But they locked my purse and everything in the car. After being questioned they told me they found two pill bottles in my purse. However my purse nor my car was at the police station. So they went through it obviously looked through it before I was read my rights, before i was put under arrest or read my rights is that illegal? I never said they had permission to go through my stuff when they pulled up, I asked them in the interview after they mentioned that

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Is it a violation of my rights if the cops looked through my

Is it a violation of my rights if the cops looked through my car and purse with 1. Reading me my Miranda rights 2. Placing me under arrest. 3. Said they are having an investigation, they did not ask permission. They didn't reasy Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: i went to pick up a prescription, a water pill, that was calling in as illegal, 9 Cops came to the drive through pharmacy. They didn't ask my permission to search my car, nor did they say I was under arrest, they looked through my car and purse

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Where can I get my conviction records? I have obtained my

Where can I get my conviction records? I have obtained my arrest record from Colorado Bureau of Investigations. But there are two arrests on that record that the charges where dropped never convicted.

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I had an accidental discharge of a shotgun i was unloading

I had an accidental discharge of a shotgun i was unloading in my house. Did damage to my wall. Should I report this to someone?

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My question the payroll department give me wrong paystubs

Hi, my question the payroll department give me wrong paystubs and I present to my social worker for food stampsJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: CalifoniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I try to update the income o the food stamps but my case was close

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Our son told us an older boy he knows tried to grab his

Our son told us an older boy he knows tried to grab his privates on more than one occasion, has sent him inappropriate text messages, and pornagraphic images to his cell phone. Our son is 11, the other boy is 18. Do we need a lawyer to meet with social services and law enforcement? We've reported it and they want to interview our son without us present.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We reported it the day we found out, which was Thursday. We live Minnesota, and meet with social services and law enforcement on MondayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Our son is developmentally challenged- with Tourette's and ADHD, low IQ and doesn't meet academic standards in public schools. He has cognitive and comprehension challenges.

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