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  • Is it legal for a judge to force a defendant to incriminate himself by simulating snorting cocaine?

    Wisconsin case number 2001CF000086. In 2001 a vehicular incident that resulted in the deaths of two women, and the defendant was charged with two counts of Intoxicated Homicide by use of a vehicle in Winnebago County. The defendant was not well ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    This looks like he was found guilty at a trial. At sentencing, guilt has already been established so the judge couldn't force him into "incriminating"himself...he was already found guilty.

    Most of the appellate timelines have long since past. There must be newly found evidence or something for a 974.06 motion to even get before a judge. The defendant will need excellent appellate counsel to even see if there are any remedies remaining.

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  • How do I get an injunction so that my ex stops filing contempt against me?

    My ex has filed five order to show causes in the past year for back child support payments. Every contempt proceeding has been thrown out. Last time the judge literally screamed at her and walked out of the room and said it was a waste of time bec...

    Tajara’s Answer

    you can also request that you can appear by phone given the circumstances.

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  • Can you be held in contempt for child support if your only income is SSI?

    Last time I went to court for my arrears, the judge stated that they could not enforce the order since I am disabled and my only income is SSI. He said ssi is not counted as an income, dismissed the order to show cause and walked out. Now, 2 month...

    Tajara’s Answer

    Usually if you are on SSI you can apply for a dependent payment to be paid directly to your ex for the child. Has that been done?

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  • Does the Fourth Amendment preclude surveillance cameras on a private residence trained on public sidewalks and parking?

    After 6 acts of vandalism at my building in one month, with no action taken by police except to write reports, I asked the Village Board to install surveillance cameras on my building or an adjacent utility pole, to view the sidewalk and the side ...

    Tajara’s Answer

    you can put up your own surveillance equipment, which the police could use to prosecute whoever is damaging your property.

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  • Stipulation and order to change form?

    The father of my child agreed to change our order to me having sole custody and full placement. Can we also drop child support?

    Tajara’s Answer

    You can drop support if you are not receiving any state services.

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  • Barstad V Frazier- We lost custody to a non-related 3rd party.

    Grounds- Substantial bond between 3rd party and child, 3rd party provided permanence and stability for the child, and it is in the best interest of the child- Per Barstad and Frazier and my own reading, mother was awarded custody back after appeal...

    Tajara’s Answer

    who are you in relation to this child? who is the third party? Is this in Family court or under a CHIPS proceeding?

    You clearly need representation. Was this in front of the Judge or a Family Court Commissioner? It matters as it is much easier to appeal a Family Court Commissioner than a Judge

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  • What do I need to do if I am served a garnishment for a matter that has been settled?

    What do I need to do if I am served a garnishment for a matter that has been settled? A divorce decree states 50/50 on bills. I have paid my portion. My ex wife wont pay. Her portion went to collect. ion.

    Tajara’s Answer

    Under your divorce case, you can take her back to court for contempt. The court has many options to punish her; however, it is difficult (if not impossible) to fix the damage done to your credit.

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  • If the father of my daughter wants to terminate his parental rights does that also terminate the child support order?

    We have never been married. We currently have a child support order and shared placement (he just has to ask for her) and joint legal custody. He does not make attempts to take her and wants to terminate his parental rights. He is just wondering i...

    Tajara’s Answer

    yes; however, the court is very unlikely to terminate parental rights unless their is a step parent willing to adopt.

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  • If I am turning 18 on June 28th 2015, and my girl friend turns 18 on July 20th 2016, do I need to refrain from sexual contact?

    I am 17 now and she is 16 and we are already engaging in sexual intercourse.

    Tajara’s Answer

    it would be a misdemeanor to have sex with her

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  • Custody of Future Child

    I'm currently 9 weeks away from my due date and I'm curious to my rights. At the first of the month the father and I signed a year lease together. Then last week we talked about getting space from each other, not break up, just space. The next day...

    Tajara’s Answer

    Until or unless the court indicates otherwise, you have sole custody and placement of the child. He can petition the court for joint custody and placement rights; however, it would be unusual for either parent to end up with "full custody" unless there is a serious problem with the other parent (in prison, serious drug use etc). If not taking his meds makes him a danger to the child, he could get supervised visits.

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