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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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Had nothing to do with attorney me not getting my hearing.
Had nothing to do with attorney me not getting my hearing. Everything to do with judge. I asked lawyer the day before court why didn't he just "argue an illegal warrant" He told me that, "the judge isn't going to overrule herself" and I'm looking at him thinking, why the hell didn't he change venue to a different court and WHY is he telling me this a day before court instead of four months ago!!!
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In Iowa when a probation violation hearing is requested the
In Iowa when a probation violation hearing is requested the probable cause and violation hearing can be merged if the defendant will not be prejudiced. If the court files an order stating "It appearing the defendant will not be prejudiced thereby, merged the probable cause and violation hearing ect." And the defendant disagrees with that statement what would the defendant file in response to the courts order?
Marsha, I am being harassed by a co-worker of illicit
Hi Marsha,I am being harassed by a co-worker of illicit messages , mails , calls to his wife ( the exact content is unknown to me ) .I had a short affair with this colleague and me calling it off has brought him to this I believe.He keeps messaging me saying I must stop spamming his wife's phone although I am not doing anything.He threatened me that he will complain to my employer which he actually did. He sent out an anonymous mail to my employer .Next he is threatening he will file harassment charges against me to the police. I am not doing any of this .What should be my next step ? I am all this silently so far.If he does go to the extent of filing a charge against me , what should I do ?
Are you there? : Ok... supposedly I got this police
Hi are you there?JA: No. I'm the Criminal Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: Ok... supposedly I got this police investigator texting me to call him to see if if I qualify for a 1st time offender fine... he text me if I don't call him he will have me arrestedJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Yesterday in FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: NoJA: 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.
I am familiar with DUI related laws regarding cars but what
I am familiar with DUI related laws regarding cars but what about on boats?What rights do the MD State police, MD Dept of Natural Resources Police or Coast Guard have to stop you? Do they have to have probable cause to pull you over? I understand that the coast guard does not have to have probable cause as they can stop anyone to do a safety check (is that correct?) but what about the other agencies?If I were pulled over can I respectfully ***** ***** officer about his/her probable cause and if none ask if I am free to go?Can I respectfully ***** ***** answer any questions?Is there an open container law for boating in MD? Am I allowed to have an open container or even drink while operating my boat (I don't drink to the point I am impaired but might have a beer or glass of wine while on a relaxing cruise).If I were pulled over on my boat and suspected of being impaired, do I have to consent to a field sobriety test? Do I have to consent to a breathalyzer or blood or urine test? What are the implications of refusing?
My son's car was parked at a library after hours and there
my son's car was parked at a library after hours and there are no signs stating that you can't park there after hours, he was dropped off and his car and was on his way home. He did not violate any traffic laws but was pulled over by police who said he was pulled over because his car was at the library earlier. The police asked him if he had anything on him and he handed over 2 xanax and 2 THC candies..The police searched his car and found nothing. The took him home. 3 months later we received a criminal complaint in the mail. what is your opinion on his outcomeJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: PA; 3 months agoJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet just got it in the mailJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no that is itJA: 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.
Through my apartment building manager, I became aware a
Through my apartment building manager, I became aware a large Bloomingdales shipment from one of our neighbor had been missing because my wife had taken it from their door step and posted the items for sale on her eBay account. As soon as I learned about this, I confronted my wife, retrieved all the stolen items, and returned it to my neighbor along with a $200 apology gift card. Unfortunately, I have since learned that it had not been the only such incidence and there had been other complaints in the building. One of the other neighbors had a DVD missing and I have also returned that DVD along with a $50 apology gift card.Of course, we are very lucky that these neighbors did not push charges as this is a big time wrong doing! However, understandably so, the neighbors do like us to volunterally move out the building.When I brought up the issue to my wife, out of her guilt, she tried to overdose herself, requiring me to take her to emergency room. I have also seeked mental help for her to help her with reasons she has been acting so wrongfully.At this point, my hopes is for two things:1) is it possible that I can refuse to leave until I finish my lease in 6 months? It is very difficult to move so sudden.2) can she still be liable for having chargers pushed against her. (Note: the neighbor who was the owner of the Bloomingdales merchandise mentioned to me that he would not push charges but I'm not so certain about the neighbor with the DVD or the actual building management)Appreciate the help.Danny
I stole a phone case from a sprint store I go to pay my billView more criminal law questions
I stole a phone case from a sprint store I go to pay my bill at. The manager just called me and said that a case is missing and they have me on video stealing it. That I need to return it to the store before they close tonight at 8pm. What should I do? I don't want to be arres5 ArrestedJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: Don't want to admit guiltJA: 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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.