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I was really confused about something I was charged with a
I was really confused about something I was charged with a pfma subsection c witch is unlawful restraint in Montana about 5 years ago my lawyer at the time told me i would still be able to own a gun. But I was look at the fed Lindberg amendment and it said any dv charge I wouldn't be able to own a gun. but it also said unless my civil rights were restored. But in Montana your civil rights are restored after completing of sentences so I don't no if I'm allowed to own a gun or not please help.
I have a friend who is being coerced and drugged. Is
Hello!I have a friend who is being coerced and drugged. Is this a crime on the part of his perpetrator? I fear for his safety and his very life! His mom passed over two years ago. He has no living relatives and a drug dealer who is a con artist convinced him no one cares and isolated him using mind control tactics, intimidation, and by getting him addicted to and dependent on drugs. He is physically injured and cannot drive.He has confided by email repeatedly that he fears he cannot get out of this perpetual hole of physical/emotional pain, that he is being abused and controlled, and that he is so scared and confused he doesn't know how or what to do. I know she threatens him and his belongings. He was a working musician. When his mom passed, she exploited his grief and had him so doped up his three bands requested he take a break. It has been two years since he's seen anyone else or left her home aside from Dr. Appointments.I have offered for him to come stay with me. Several times he says he is ready and then recedes, sometimes not writing for weeks. I have his pleas and confessions of being in a living hell in writing. He is so afraid of her. I know she reads all of his private correspondence and reacts accordingly to further isolate, control, drug, and then punish/intimidate him.Please help!!!Sincerely,Shari Himel
I am going to try and collect as much information as I can
I am going to try and collect as much information as I can about this charge along with the how's and why's it has gotten this far.The charge is a class A misdemeanor Unlawful Restraint. The accuser was inside a house and the defendant was supposedly holding the door from the outside. According to what I have read and asked. You can't be restrained if you can walk away or have another way out. There was a back door, no one was holding her from walking away. I am trying to figure out why a detective would go ahead and proceed when it had to be fairly evident that she was not restrained. Having said that... Forward thinking would imply that A. She said there wasn't another way out. B. Someone said they witnessed it (even then, there was still another way out). So, is there a way to get the official complaint or the detectives reasoning and whether or not there are witnesses. In other words, how can we get all the information available to the defendant and what may that be.
Unlawful Restraint Question, My daughter was arrested for
Unlawful Restraint Question, My daughter was arrested for unlawful restraint. She has been accused of holding an exterior door shut from the outside thereby not letting another individual out of her residence to chase her brother. I have been researching this and I would think that this applies. Escape. The confinement involved in unlawful restraint must be complete, meaning the victim must not be able to leave. For example, a person who can leave a confined area by opening a door or walking away is not confined. However, the victim must be aware of the reasonable manner of escape and be capable of acting upon it.My question is.. I don't know how to find case law for Texas that could be used in a defense. Can you help?
From Texas have a felony conviction it was deferred adjudication.
From Texas have a felony conviction it was deferred adjudication. I have been off probation for over 10 years. I have purchased several guns and been approved. I recently applied for a concealed handgun license and was denied. This has me worried that I may not even suppose to been able to purchase a firearm. I answered no that I have not been convicted because in my mind I always thought I wasn't convicted because it was deferred. My wife keeps saying that the background would not have gone through even if I made a mistake on the application. What do you suggest ?
Went to a wedding for my friend (Bride) I havent seen in years.
Went to a wedding for my friend (Bride) I haven't seen in years. Everything was fine until the end of the reception. The boyfriend of this girl threatened and put his hands on me and out of instinct I hit him. I tried to get away, but a couple girls (including the girl's boyfriend) started grabbing me and pulling me while he was continuing to try and attack me. I warned them to get away from me, scared at this point that I was going to be attacked by these people. I ended up getting away from the girls that were grabbing me by pulling my arm away from them and he came charging at me and I hit him and he got knocked out. I ended up fleeing the scene of the crime scared that I might be attacked again. Trooper called me in for questioning. I know I have to get an attorney, but what should I expect? Will I be charged and put in jail? Would like to know more about the process. Note- Supposedly there were no security cameras and I was alone at this wedding. Meaning that the witnesses are going to try and say it was my fault and that I attacked him first even though I didn't. I think they are close friends with him. The cops may think he is the victim?
My question is long. My ex is being indicted on 2 felony charges.View more criminal law questions
My question is long. My ex is being indicted on 2 felony charges. One for agg assault w/ deadly weapon sbi on family member (f1) and the other for unlawful restraint (f2). He was/is on felony supervised release, and had JUST bonded out of county for evading and family violence (both misdemeanors) . He hadn't reported to his p.o since Oct 2013 and he ran from the US Marshals until he was picked up on 1/30/14. Date he fired gun was 1/5/14. His previous fed time was for 5 counts burg of building and a charge for a firearm with serial # XXXXX out. He did 4 years. In your experience, what is he facing? The assault charge went fed. Even if he somehow managed to get an extremely bad a** attorney, is there ANY chance he could get that charge dropped/reduced/dismissed?? I am not looking to help him fyi. I fear for my life. Thank you in advance.