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My roomate and i were in kentucky. we went to a store to buy

hi, my roomate and i were in kentucky. we went to a store to buy a couple stuff...my roomate went first inside and got his stuff while i was outside on the phone, and when he came back out of the store, i ended up my phone conversation and went inside to buy a couple things. i went inside got the things i wanted to buy, came back to the car, dropped the items, and i was going to walk back inside the store to use the bathroom. As soon as i reach the store doors, we were stop by police officers and the store lost and prevention people. The police officer said he was called by the store security people and they told him me and my roomate were acting suspiciously, buying things and coming in and out of the store. I told the police officer i had no idea what he was talking about, but he was insisting on saying we had fraudulent credit cards. After a couple of minute of talks, i handed to him my credit card and my debit card. He went to his car, talked on the phone and came back saying that this was not the credit cards he wanted, and that i had to give him the allegedly fraudulent credit cards that we used in the store. Because we had already thrown away the receipts, i told him i don't know which cards he was talking about. The police officer then insisted that i gave him everything that i had in my wallet (including business cards, and all...everything..)..i was a little bit resistant, but being scared i obeyed him and gave him everything inside my wallet. He also went to my roomate and also ask him to give him his wallet also. After more than an hour of wait outside, the police officer arrested us and charged us with 3 different felonies: 1) false making/embossing of credit cards..2) trafficking in financial information...and 3) criminal possession of forged instrument-2nd degree......Now i want to file a motion to suppress evidence based on illegal search and seizure based on the fourth amendment because i did not (nor my roomate) consent to a search and no warrant was provided to search our personal belongings (wallets). I believe we had a right to a certain privacy protected by the law , and no probable cause was involved. ...just wanted to have an expert opinion first. thanks.

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Legalease

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Our case is so convaluded. It consists of attempted murder,

Our case is so convaluded. It consists of attempted murder, corrupt sheriff, abduction and so forth. April 6,2013. My daughter was shot. The only two people at the crime scene was her husband, who is a doctor and my daughter. He called 911 and said it was a attempted suicide. Upon EMT arrival, he was giving her CPR. Instead of letting the EMT relieve him in the resuscitation, he was allowed to leave via ambulance. She was taken to a hospital, where he was allowed to intubate and sedate her. He did not have hospital rights at this hospital. The med fighted her to a trauma center. When I arrived, her prognosis was dim. But by the grace of God, she lived. She is now a quadrapalegic dependent on a vent, however she is sound of mind and can leak speak. She is one in a million. Upon wakening from a coma, she declared she did not shoot herself. Her husband, in the meantime, had been caught trying to pinch off her central lines and was banned from the hospital. They did not report it to the authorities but kept it in house. We went to the sheriffs dept. we were told they had no reason to charge him. They gave us answers that the husbands account matched with his story. They did not bag his hand for gun residue, they did not retain him at the scene and they closed the case because she blinked her eye, when she was asked,if she did this to herself. She had just basically died and was revived, when this occurred. At the time, the husband was being prosecuted by the state in another county for three felonies related to domestic violence with a gun involved. His first hearing was April 1,2013. They bagged her hand for residue, after she had been admitted to the Trauma hospital, several days later. They detectives, came back and interviewed her, at the hospital, but she was still heavily sedated and intimidated, she tried to tell them, she did not shoot herself but they badgered her about details, she kept saying, I don't remember. Then suddenly her file disappears for three years. Her twin daughters, age six, at the time of this incident, are victims also. for the first 40 days of hospitalization, it may be less, she wanted to see her children. The only way she could see them was to agree to have the bond that was implemented against him revoked. His whole demeanor had changed. He played the part of the perfect husband promising to take care of her and if she ever got to come home, she would still keep the children. But remember, he still had charges pending in the county they lived in. She did come home,but her prognosis was she would not live more than six months. The children, lived with at her home, with me as her caretaker for two months. He then gave the children co guardianship to his parents. My husband and I had already retained a lawyer to protect her rights and ours as grandparents since we lived in another state. I have records of all the correspondence with this lawyer. Her file has suddenly reappeared two or three months ago with the help of a domestic violence advocate. She has viewed the file, but is unable to say what she saw as it could bias the a trial. But she was reassured, the case was open and the investigating detective basically admitted they handled her case wrong but would come back to interview her. That he would talk to his chief investigator to help him ask the right questions. The advocate has worn out her welcome at the sheriffs dept. because they still have not come to interview her. They will not return her calls or our calls. In August of 2015, the husband abducts the children and takes them to a town five hours away. We did not see them for months and he finally let them see us. March 28th,2016. The girls were allowed to come for spring break. We had not seen them for a month and a half. Upon there arrival they were unusually distant. But as the days wore on they began to speak of abuse and neglect. The mother excercised her rights and kept them here only after they begged not to be taken back. The grandmother secretly videoed them while they spoke. They were put back in school. A restraint order had been instated, the school had a copy and knew there was a open case and they knew that only four people could pick them up. He went to the school and they let him have them even though they were afraid of him. They asked him if he was taking them to see mommy. He replied yes. We have not seen them since. Also, our attorney filed for divorce for bed/board. He has, however, shows discriminatory indiscretions toward the mother. We just recently found out, the co guardianship was only good for 90 days. Her attorney terminated it in January 2016. Never once telling us. And now says her husband excercised custody due to her disability. Also she has been accused of Medicaid fraud and SSI fraud. An offer was made that she could see the children eight hours twice a month under strict the husbands supervision plus another person, paid by the husband to be present also. To much to continue.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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About 2 years and 3 months ago, I was charged with a dui and

About 2 years and 3 months ago, I was charged with a dui and summaries offenses. I had a plead deal and complete a 2 years probation in March 2016. We are now into June 2016 and the paunified court docket still indicate that the case is in active status. I contacted my probation officer to ensure all was completed and she indicated that all is completed and I should not worry about anything. Isn't my case indicate that my case is in close status? I'm traveling oversea, could I get detained due to the case showing that it's active?

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My question is, do lawyers ever take cases if the family can

Hi, my question is, do lawyers ever take cases if the family can only do payments? If not what are our options if the family does not have money for a lawyerJA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: It's an attempted murder case where the victim was not injuredJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Loren

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A story where truth is stranger than fiction. I learned

A story where truth is stranger than fiction. I learned recently that a woman I dated many years ago had passed away. The twist of all the players would be too lengthy to type but there were some odd coincidences. If I found out she (call her Shelly – not real name) died of suicide I would have a good augment that it was not a suicide but murder. If she died in a car wreck or from cancer it would have just been a crazy set of coincidences. Last week I got a hold of Shelly's mother and her mom told me she had died of suicide. It was a mix of alcohol and drugs. They think she drank it on Sept 4th (dates are changed from real dates) and she was found on the 5th. She was taken to the hospital where she was on life support until Sept 10th when the family had it removed. The funeral was Sept 13th. I was engaged to a woman (call her JaneDoe) that I later found out was seeing another man who is a wealth construction owner we will call RichJohn. As the story goes, RichJohn had a new baby with Shelly though I do not know how long they were involved with each other. So RichJohn was having a relationship behind Shellys back as JaneDoe was having one behind my back with RichJohn - the father of the 1 year old baby he had with Shelly. This affair was hidden for 1.5 years) I instantly wondered if JaneDoe was involved for many reasons, she obviously wanted RichJohn as JaneDoe was on SSI and made $600 a month. JaneDoe wanted a baby but had a hysterectomy so if Shelly was gone she would get both RichJohn and new baby. My take on it was she probably couldn't win Johns heart as he was involved with Shelly. I was shocked as I put thing together because JaneDoe to whom I had been engaged and living as a family suddenly left me for another man. I later found out it was this man RichJohn. I confronted Jane about it and she said she had just met him which I know is a huge lie. It wasn't until last week (a year after breakup) that I found out she was seeing him our entire relationship. When I connected some dots I recall that during that September of 2014 my fiancée was suddenly trying to breakup - wanting to just be friends - saying she needed to find herself etc. This breakup talk went on and on. She broke it off in Sept 2014, then Oct, then Nov, Jan Feb , June and finally left in august of 2015. I remember some off the wall conversations she and I had via text. So after putting the events and timeline together I pulled up the archive of our text messages. On Sept 5th, the day they found her Shelly in a coma, I had text my fiancée JaneDoe - as I did every morning – and asked how she slept. She usually slept like a rock but on Sept 5th she slept terrible said she had horrible nightmares - that she was someplace where everyone was drinking and doing drugs and she couldn't leave - then she dreamed that someone was trying to kill her aunt "shelly" (she used the same name as the deceased as she does have an aunt shelly). Then 3 days after the funeral, the financially poor JaneDoe tells me she went a bought a new top of the line cell phone and got rid of the old one. (why did she want to get rid of the old one? possible text conversations?) Then about 6 days after the funeral she text me a message that I remember at the time she must have text the wrong person because we were not having a conversation on this topic. Out of the blue she text "a recent study showed that kids who eat a lot of sugar grow up to commit outrageous crimes and even murder...LOL" When I read that text in relationship to the death and funeral etc.... along with new cell phone and the dream of killing aunt shelly at a place where they were doing drugs and alcohol.... I had this gut feeling she is involved. JaneDoes was/is a heavy meth user and I would not be surprised if she had some involvement. My questions are :Q1. Should I talk to a detective about this or is this all just circumstantial and coincidental stuff?Q2. Is it enough that they would want to look into the case and see if Shelly and John were fighting for custody etc or if there were life insurances, text messages?Q3. If you think I should go talk to a detective, should I take an attorney or would I be okay just showing them the text and explaining how all those dots connect?Thanks

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Lucy, Esq.

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I have a friend who was a bystander in a gang shooting of s

I have a friend who was a bystander in a gang shooting of his childhood best friend who decades ago died in his arms when my friend was also shot as a bystander to his friend's murder. My friend's friend died; my friend lived. He has shrapnel within 1 inch of his spine, has constant pain, and walks unpleasantly with a limp, legitimately unable to do much. He currently (somehow; I'm not sure how with so little money) lives on $190 per month of welfare with zero other federal, state, or local support, sleeping on his Mom's livingroom sofa.In the 1990's, he engaged in a successful revenge killing of the person who killed his childhood friend and has a resulting felony conviction for manslaughter or a plea-bargained to murder of some sort as a result. Released from prison in recent years and unable to be employed due to a combination of the felony conviction and his physical pain and shrapnel near his spine, he applied for Social Security disability. He was denied with a claim he was able to perform SOME substantive work. It's been longer than 3 years since the SSA denial, and I suggested he first get a copy of the particular MD's report on which the SSA denial was based in 2012. He is waiting this result now after 6 months of stonewalling when writing SSA asking for a copy of the same MD report. We began writing to ask for this over 1 year ago and SSA has NEVER REPLIED IN ANY WAY to his multiple letters to them asking for this report.What should my friend's next step be to ask SSA to reconsider his application or reapply, since being 52 years old, no job history for 20+ years, precariously living with his 82 year old Mom who will undoubtedly pass on soon, I don't think there is much substantive work he actually can do, and in addition without even a GED being almost a minor when the murder(s) occurred, few realistic chances of employment with a felony murder conviction no matter what employment laws claim about "not asking" about his convictions and mysterious lack of work history for the last 2+ decades.Any advice for dealing with SSA in such a situation? And/or employment when having his unverifiable 2 decades lack of a job combined with the possibility an employer who may know, find out, or even learn after hired, of his felony murder conviction and wish to not hire him or else fire him once hired based on some false premise after it's discovered he murdered someone?

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I was just wondering if someone is on parole with 1 year

i was just wondering if someone is on parole with 1 year left and no violations or positive U.A.'s, and they want to go to Their family time share in mexico for their mom & dad to renew their vows, does CBP ask for a note from your P.O. or can they see that you are on parole?JA: Since parole regulations vary, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TEXASJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: My father in law is a retired attorney but in New Orleans. He still has the firm named after him, however he is retired and is 82 and has dementia.......so no i haven't talked to a Texas lawyer, but i have friends (lots of them) that work for CBP in texas. but I don't want them to know this person is on parole. but I do know a lady (In Texas) that is on parole for shooting and killing her son (she said it was self defense, but i wasn't there) and she has traveled out of the country 6 times with no problem. she never let her officer know she was going and went and came back with no problems at all.........so i wouldn't think they ask for anything or can see that info. and that is a murder charge and I'm asking about someone who just had a drug charge but is clean and on minimal security and only has to report once every 3 months. what do you think>????JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No.. like i said, no dirty UA's or Violations while on parole and is off in 1 year left on paper come July 26thJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I live in the state of Kansas and I have a daughter that

hello I live in the state of Kansas and I have a daughter that took a plea of no contest for aggravated robbery and the victim died. She thinks she will get off on probation is that true???

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I understand 6 member juries are permitted in felony cases

I understand 6 member juries are permitted in felony cases in Florida (with the exception of first degree murder). Can a defendant waive their right to a 12 member jury in FL on a 1st degree murder charge?

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Dwayne B.

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