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What are rights of a US citizen entering the USA with

What are rights of a US citizen entering the USA with regards ***** ***** devices such as phones and laptop being searched by CBP /US immigration officers ?

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Zoey_ JD

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A girl and my son were in a chaperoned relationship for

A girl and my son were in a chaperoned relationship for three months when they were 15. He did send her a mean text when they were seniors that he was suspended for for two weeks. (I remember her sending him some foul language texts in high school but have never mentioned.) She had sent him foul language texts sometimes also. The next time they saw or communicated with each other was when they were 20 at a boy's birthday party over Christmas break that she knew he was going to be at. His view is that after she snubbed him, he called and texted to find out why she was being so mean. He used some foul language in the messages when she would not respond. She filed a Domestic Relationship PPO against him after the party. They showed the judge the text from high school. He couldn't fight it because he was served over spring break and had to get back to college several states away. Unfortunately, right before the 6 month PPO was up, he made a friendly comment on her Facebook page. Well, it caused him to not be able to go back to the college and give up his juco college football career. He would probably have gotten a nice scholarship offer after that as he would have been a two-year starter. Anyway, several months after that PPO expired and he is now 23, he left her some phone messages. She filed another Domestic Relationship PPO against him, this time for 2 years' time frame with 90 days in jail. The attorney said there is almost nothing you can do to fight a PPO, especially when there was a previous one. I wanted to question if they really ever were in a Domestic Relationship. He advised against it. Well, a year later, at 24 1/2 now, my son went to her parent's home and talked to her dad. My son has his problems, but he means no harm. Her father called and said our son was nice, but he shouldn't have come over there. At the hearing, her father told our attorney that his wife is the one pushing the PPOs. In the petition the girl filed with the judge, she wrote "He came over to my home." She lives and works in another city. The judge was so set against my son and did not think it made a difference. The girl was not at the proceeding. My son has not seen her in over 6 1/2 years since high school except for the party and at the first PPO violation hearing. At least our attorney got it on the record that the home address on her original petition is not the home he went to. We had 3 days before the hearing and our attorney said we could just plead guilty and get the lighter 7 days in jail sentence he got the judge to agree to so that's what we did. But the prosecuting attorney said the next time my son contacts her he's "rolling" it all into a stalking charge with 5 years in prison. This proceeding happened very quickly and I have been pondering it afterwards. I had no idea that pleading to the civil proceedings can be used against you in a criminal matter. I also realize that the girl actually lied on the petition. I think there's a big difference in a PPO matter in saying he came to my home rather than he came to my parent's home. I wonder if the mother filled out the petition. Anyway, can the civil pleadings be used against him in a criminal case? Should we file a counter PPO stating she lied on the petition so we get it clearer on the record? Should we claim perjury? I probably won't be able to get my son to do this unless it is really important. He does not want to be mean to her and he doesn't defend himself and just accepts everything.JA: Because criminal law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: this was in MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: well the hearing was yesterday. My son is in jail for 7 days. The lawyer is our friend and just seems to make quick deals. He does not charge us. He is a good lawyer, but he mostly wants to keep good relationship with the judge, etc. I'm not sure if I should bring this up. Am I being too agressive?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Does this cost me money?

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Zoey_ JD

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Does the statute of limitations stop after being arrested on

Does the statute of limitations stop after being arrested on a warrant?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: Texas feb.2nd 2015JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. They wont appoint me oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Property damage. Camera on repo man truck. Repoman broke the peace and hit me with his truck first

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RobertJDFL

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I have gone to a website which had sexually explicit stories

I have gone to a website which had sexually explicit stories regarding minors. No images or anything like thatI was worried that this may be illegal and I did google searches about search warrants , are certain searches illegal etc and found that isn't illegalCan these sorts of searches etc lead to a search warrant etc. I know this may be just over worrying. I know I haven't done anything illegal but wanted to confirm

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Loren

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Looking for a second opinion. There is a place where I

Looking for a second opinion. There is a place where I visited mostly for reflexology. The issue is that the place was close and the owner accused of promoting prostitution, then arrested. That happened like 6 days ago. To me is obvious that because the owner was arrested, the police never tape inside the business or stuff like that. They would need the owners help to instal everything. My question is if I can be charged of soliciting just because they closed the place and I could be in the clients list or I paid with my credit card, or maybe with a picture of me getting in or out the place. the place is mostly a lost of sofas one by a side of the other, and there is a couple of rooms in the back. The people use to be visit by man and also ladies and married couples for massage and reflexology. I am guessing that what happen inside is different for each costumer giving the variety of them. I just went to the back room like 4 or 5 times. So:Do you think that I am in troubles?The place have at least 20 costumer per day man and woman for reflexology (mostly) and for body massage.Can I be Charged of soliciting?Is it true that police really goes after clients. That their issue is to close the places?

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Zoey_ JD

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I found that the place that I use to go for reflexology was

I found that the place that I use to go for reflexology was closed and it is under investigation by the police because they suspect about prostitution.My concern if I can get in troubles because of this. Actually the place is only seats and it seems that they have a couple of rooms in the back. I am surprise because I have been there many time, and I have seen mens and woman.Please adviceSergio

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Loren

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Second Opinion: Is it a pretty bad idea to file a civil

Second Opinion: Is it a pretty bad idea to file a civil rights violation suit against the police when they falsely brought charges against you and the criminal case is still on going?Asked question: http://my.justanswer.com/question/index/9375e7de256648f1b55557ed02745813?continueTheConversation=False&comingFromAdservEmail=False&ratedThroughEmail=False&rating=0&paymentType=Unknown

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Hammer O'Justice

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There is an ongoing open case/investigation with the local

There is an ongoing open case/investigation with the local sheriff's department in California for going on 5 months now for a possible statutory rape. It was brought to their attention because the alleged perpetrator (30 at the time, now 31) and victim were discovered together by university police in a vehicle at the alleged victims college. She was 18 at the time and is now 19. University police sent in a report to the sheriff's department to have them investigate further. The sheriff's department conducted one interview with the alleged perpetrator about a month after they started their investigation but there has been no developments since. The two are still romantically involved and intent to be moving forward.As previously stated the alleged victim and her parents have no interest in pursuing charges. The alleged perpetrator's wife (soon to be ex wife) however does want there to be charges. She wants the husband to get into trouble and claims she will make a report with the sheriff's office but has yet to do so. She is using this situation as leverage to try and get full child custody, child support, etc.What power does the wife have in this situation in regards ***** ***** statutory rape investigation? Can she be enough to get charges brought? If there is no other evidence can her word be enough to potentially lead to conviction since it seems there would be no way to conclusively prove penetration?Since the investigation has no concrete date to potentially charge from would they by default push the beginning of the statute of limitations to the 21st birthday of the alleged victim?If the alleged perpetrator and victim move in with each other does this change anything? Marriage of the two change anything? If they move to a neighboring state would that affect the clock on the statute of limitations?Anything else that one should consider in this scenario?

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Loren

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Do a prosecutor have the legal right to file charges if

do a prosecutor have the legal right to file charges if there weren't any formal filed by victim or victims parentsJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And just to clarify, have charges been officially filed?Customer: new jerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: its been report by dyfs but not the parentsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we were seeking therapeutic help not prosecution

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ScottyMacEsq

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