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As a felon in st. louis mo, can I have a black powder pistol

As a felon in st. louis mo, can I have a black powder pistol at work (that fits the law described federally as an antique pistol) and if I use it to protect myself will I get in trouble?

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Alex J. Esq.

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I'm referring to NON-NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. Is that a civilian

I'm referring to NON-NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. Is that a civilian charge or private sector employees?

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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About two weeks ago I had a minor car accident on my

Hi,About two weeks ago I had a minor car accident on my afternoon commute on the highway in Ohio. I was on the left lane on my pick up truck and it was coming to and end, I merged into then new lane and got hit by another car on the rear right side. I did not noticed or felt that my car got hit at the moment, it was rush hour and kept driving as normal. I've never been in an accident before and honestly did not feel that my car got hit. I thought it was a close call. When I got home I noticed that the rear right end light was damaged. I immediately call my insurance company and the police. The police got home a few hours later and I filed a car accident report. I did not have any info on the other car. Recently, I went into the columbus police dept. online car accident report search engine to retrieve a copy of my report. I was able to found that the other individual involved also filed a report with the police because he had my license plate number and stated that I side swept the front of his car and did not stop. His police report says: "...No citations wereissued due to this accident being a Hit-Skip Possibly solvable."Once I had his info. I called the police again and my car insurance company. I told the police that I have info. on the other party involved in an accident I was involved in and that I wanted to provide my info too. They just told me that they will eventually put both reports together and did not take my info at that time. I did provided the info to my insurance company so they can figure it out with the other person's insurance.My questions are: How do I know if I'm going to be charged with hit & skip? When would this happen?Is there anything else I would need to do at this point to solve this situation?

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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Im in houston Texas i do have a non abuse only drug offense

Im in houston Texas i do have a non abuse only drug offense criminal history but i have a child's mother who have filed a fake assalt on her and i actually have a warrent out for it with no bond im mainly cocern about the bond why do i have a no bond and how soon can i get one without having to turn myself in

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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My 16 year old brother was arrested for trying to stab his

my 16 year old brother was arrested for trying to stab his brother. he is being held in juvenile detention and has been charged with second degree aggravated assault. what can we do to help him? we only called the police because he has never done this before. he has no prior record, excellent school performance and is legitimately a nice kid. i have contacted an attorney - we are in the state of florida. his brother just had a small nick on his hand from their skirmish and is completely fine. i miss my brother so much but i understand why police were called. what are our chances, as the family who contacted law enforcement, of avoiding a felony charge for him?

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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I live with my husband and my 10 month old baby in a 3 story

Hi, I live with my husband and my 10 month old baby in a 3 story family home. I live on the first floor and my husbands dad lives on second and my husbands brother lives in the basement with his girlfriend. When I was pregnant my husband and I had a really heated argument with his brother and his girlfriend due to that they do lots of drugs and smoke often cigarettes, weed, you name it they do it. I asked if they could please smoke outside so that it wouldn't affect the development of my child. The girlfriend offered to hit me but was stopped by the brother in law. He also said "wait till she isn't pregnant and then you can get her." I felt threatened and I told my husband this. He said they wouldn't do anything and if they assault me to call the police. Well, since then they have stolen things from his dad, broken a mailbox I bought, stolen mail, ripped flowers I set on my entrance stoop, broken my door. I kept telling my husband this but he said they would never hurt me and due to keeping his brother out of jail since he already is in jail all the time I never called the cops on them. Well, on Friday, I was listening to music on my bedroom which happens to be their living room. I guess she didn't like it and called the cops on me. I didn't answer the door and cop almost broke door on how hard he was knocking. He stepped outside and explained to te girlfriend that there is nothing he can do since I didn't open the door. Well, she was upset, I could see this all through my front entrance camera. After a couple of minutes the electricity suddenly got cut off in the whole house. I have a baby, and he was watching pbs, now his entertainment was disturbed and his food that I store in the fridge could get spoiled. So, I go downstairs. I know how dangerous she is so I bring a pepper spray as I'm walking down she comes out of her apartment and says "what the f**k is your problem?" I said I'm just here to turn on the electricity, I have pepper spray, I'm warning you. She just grabs me by the back of my neck,, my hair, and one arm. At this point I am spraying pepper spray at her. She wrestles with me with it and spray gets everywhere. I try to get her off me yelling at her. I should say I'm about 110lbs and she is about 200lbs or more. I felt like a sloth fighting a bear. I grabbed whatever I could see in the floor. They have a mess downstairs so I grabbed a hanger and hit her in the head, she is still beating and pulling me. I keep yelling to let go. Now I see a wrench and I hit her with it. She still doesn't let me go. Then I yelled "I'm calling the cops because you are beating me." All of a sudden she stopped and ran inside her home. I'm coughing and trying to see to find my keys because I locked my child upstairs in fear she came through the other entrance and did something to our house or him. I find them and rush upstairs, I open the faucet in the bathroom and the shower and start washing myself off with clothes then take them off. When I could see a lil I Called 911. But I know that pepper spray is illegal in NYC and I got scared they could take my child away. And I said that she sprayed me. Even though I sprayed her to defend myself. Cops came and I kept on saying that she sprayed me and we wrestled and I sprayed her that way. The cops already had heard her side since she called that cop that came for noise complain directly. They found that ems said she was sprayed and I wasn't so they handcuffed me and took me to the precinct. I was there until 9pm then booked somewhere else until 2 when I saw the judge and he assigned a court date. My question is that I am in pain specially on my neck where she grabbed me and I have so many bruises all over my body. And this was really self defense. I have a public defender should I get a lawyer or do you think public defender could win this and prove that it was self defense. I told public defender same story as I told cops because in the cell where they interviewed me anyone could hear eacJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: NYC and happened on FridayJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Only public defender and someone on the phone for a brief consultation. But I feel in the dark still.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have spoken to the landlord which is the dad and the uncle and I asked if they could get evicted. The family knows about the son being trouble and how many times he just commits crime and this girl stole my husband dad information and bought herself a phone and also stole their moms jewelry and pawned it. My husband talked to a detective and they put a hold on the jewelry.

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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I got into a physical altercation with my children's father,

Hi, I got into a physical altercation with my children's father, with us both involved, and I got taken into custody. I received domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct. I am in Wisconsin. I Paid my bail of $715, and have court tomorrow. I was wondering if there is any way I will not have to serve jail timeJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Wisconsin\JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am 6 months pregnant, and the nail marks on the man's arm is from me struggling as he held me on the floor. I have bruises on my neck that look like hickeys, but are from being strangled

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Legal-Kal

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J.D.

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Under south Carolina law, is it double jeopardy based upon

Under south Carolina law, is it double jeopardy based upon the blockburger elements test to prosecute for both reckless homicide and failure to for blue lights resulting in death stemming from the same accident and person

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TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

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I was arrested after calling police, claiming self defense

I was arrested after calling police, claiming self defense against my boyfriend who attacked me first. I think I was charged by the police for "over doing" self defense. My boyfriend didn't and isn't going to press charges. Wondering what we should do on the court date.

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

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