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John Hall’s Answers

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  • Can you sue a prison if you get attacked by an inmate?

    my brother is in State Prison in Georgia and he was arguing with an inmate and the guy hit him in the face, he said he must have had something in his hand when he hit him because his whole face swoll up. The guards took pictures and his eye was sw...

    John’s Answer

    Prisons aren't liable for the assaults of inmates unless they are on notice that the assaulting inmate has a propensity for it or they were on notice. These are legally complex cases, and they require a lawyer to be handled effectively.

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  • Can you be charged with possession after the police leave your premisses only issuing a property receipt that states cannibis

    my friend had the police come to his door when he got home they asked to come in he let them then they asked if there was any pot he gave it to them they said if he flipped he would walk away scotch free if not he would be persecuted they then iss...

    John’s Answer

    Yes, and it's legal. Get a lawyer.

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  • Researching a manuscript, I hope you don't mind my questions

    Hypothetically speaking, if someone were to make a false poa, would it still have to be filed in court to make it legal? what court would it be filed at? And, would it be accessible to someone looking for it?

    John’s Answer

    Filing a false POA could be a crime in itself, aside from its mere existence as a device to defraud.

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  • What are the odds of getting a bond reduction if you caught a new charge while out on bond? My girlfriends bond is 450,000.

    She was out on bond on a criminal mischeif charge and caught a theft and a possesion of less than a gram. Her criminal record consists of an assault and a forgery charge which she served prison time for in 2004 now these charges. She has been in j...

    John’s Answer

    Scrape together the money to hire a different lawyer if you don't like what the PD is doing.

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  • When the affiant is petitioning for an affidavit for an arrest warrant

    When an affiant is petitioning for an affidavit for an arrest warrant and he uses hearsay information to obtain it, with the affidavit also lacking in indicia, does that make the warrant deficient? If so, is the arrest illegal? Can the the warrant...

    John’s Answer

    Not enough information to answer this. You need a criminal defense lawyer on the case.

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  • If already had a hearing to surpress search warrent and after week judge ruled against me how do i fight the warrent being valid

    Nov 30th search warrent was served at my apt w my ex name on it who had earlier that day been arrested.Before my home they served warrent at his girlfriends w bth their names on it but upon not finding what they were looking for obtained a warrent...

    John’s Answer

    You have a lawyer and you should discuss this with him or her, not seek help on the internet.

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  • Can you be sent to jail for not paying your lawyer/bondsman on time when the amount requested is greater than you can afford?

    My friend has a past conviction and she made the mistake of letting her lawyer also sign as her bondsman on the condition that this lawyer will be representing her for the remainder of her case. Not too sure as of how much money she owes but I kno...

    John’s Answer

    Texas has this unique system where lawyers get to be "bond," but it appears to me to be rife with conflict of interest problems, like here. A case from an adjoining federal circuit says that it is a conflict of interest for a lawyer to be a bondsman and then cause the client to go to jail. Coffelt v. Shell, 577 F. 2d 30 (8th Cir. 1978), available on Google Scholar. I'd say this whole mess allows firing the lawyer and voiding the contract for conflict of interest. Also, the five year clause in the contract violates the client's right to fire a lawyer at any time for any reason.

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  • My 18yr. old daughter is charged with a sex crime

    my 18 yr. old mentally disabled daughter is charged with a sex crime. looking for a pro bono lawyer to take her case, got legal advice from a lawyer she said she is not competent to stand trial. NEED HELP

    John’s Answer

    Public defenders handle criminal cases for those who cannot afford one.

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  • Road Rage and Assault

    A guy honked at me for 15-20 seconds on a red traffic light for coming in front of him when there was plenty of space and then drove 10ft to hit my stopped car. Then I got out of the car to seek hi sinsurance and he hit me multiple times and c...

    John’s Answer

    You don't even say you are charged with an offense. You thinking about suing? If so, a personal injury lawyer is what you need. Some criminal lawyers do both.

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  • If an individual with schizophrenia is arrested can the police legally with hold his meds in order to get a confession?

    Said individual has schizophrenia, and the police denied them medication for a couple days. and what doesn't seem right is the fact that with schizophrenia you have trouble determining fact from fiction hence the medication. my real question is ca...

    John’s Answer

    Probably not, but that's a question for his or her criminal defense lawyer if there is a confession.

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