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What laws - state or federal - are broken when a person enters the u.s. illegally? ? answers (297679)

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If a judge stated he knew nothing about copyright laws,and went in favor of of the person I had suit against because they had a lawyer and I did not,the judge wouldn''t let me present my case right,do I have grounds to go to the ethics board?

A:  If you think the judge got the law wrong, then appeal the decesion. But note: It is the job of the litigants to inform the court of the facts and the law. The court will do its own research as well, but you have a duty to follow teh rules of civil procedure. If you want a more meaningful answer, please provide specific facts. Don''t ask here. That''s the reason you are in this predicament. Get a Real lawyer. Free Advice is worth just what you pay for it....

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What is the term for a law that punishes someone for an act done before the act was made illegal?

A:  Those are called ex post facto laws, and they are specifically prohibited by the US Constitution....

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What are the laws of having sex with a under age person in tn?

A:  laws about under age sex in uk?  New hampshire age sex laws?  ...

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I was charged with theft by taking and was given 5years probation under the first offenders law. But the crime was admitted by another person who confessed to it not me. What can I do?

A:  Hire a Georgia criminal defense attorney, who can try to unwind this mess. Best of luck.*******The above is for informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client privilege.*******...

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I was contacted by a collection firm stating that back in 1999 I had a credit card bill of over 1600 dollars. I have not heard anything regarding this until now. I cannot even remember if I had this credit card back then. Plus I have been remarried and moved and am wondering how they found my phone number and where to call from any old information they might have had. Also, they were grilling my current husband who had no idea who they were. My question is: were they not outside the law to be first discussing this with a person who didn''t even know me back in 1999 if or when this may have happened. Also, I have no idea what this is about and frankly why would they now just be contacting me about it. What legal rights do I have when it comes to a debt collector like this?

A:  You have many rights when it comes to communications and contacts by debt collectors like this... First, it is lawful for any debt collector to talk with your spouse about any existing debt. If they talk to anyone else it becomes unlawful, but an exception exists for spouses. Second, if this phone call was your first contact by this debt collector, then within 5 days you should receive a written letter from them outlining your rights to dispute the debt. Third, since the debt seems to be from 1999 the statute of limitations may have passed -- it''s 6 years for Minnesota. I would recommend contacting a consumer attorney who is experienced in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to discuss the specifics of your case. You may be...

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Is there a new law regarding the granting of permanent residency for persons who have been in the United states since they were 15 and have been attending school?

A:  The Student Adjustment Act of 2003 was introduced in the House of Representatives on April 9, 2003. It is not a law, however, prospects for it becoming law look good since it has wide bi-partisan support. The Student Adjustment Act would allow young people who have good moral character, have lived in the USA at least 5 years, are in 7th grade or above, and are under 21 years of age, to adjust their status to permanent residency. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, The Student Adjustment Act of 2003 recognizes that some of our best and brightest students are prevented from reaching their potential. Thousands of young people each year are prevented from pursuing their dreams of going to college because they have no immigration status... The...

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If a person is fined for violating a state law what agency receives the money from the person being fined, is it the state or the angency that imposes the fine?

A:  It depends entirely. You know those really long propositions that Californians vote on regularly? A lot of them deal with things like that. This tax has been supporting this fund, but will now support this new fund, and the old fund will be supported by.... This new fine will involve these departments. This department will be responsible for fining, this one for administrative work. Money from the fines will go to this fund where the following departments will be compensated and the rest of the profits split among these programs/agencies/etc. Get the picture? Everything is insanely bureaucratic. Different things that should go together are split apart, different agencies impose different rules and they''re responsible for imposing things that aren''t just they''re rules but they may not...

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Does the military laws supersede civilian laws when it comes to filing a missing persons report?

A:  Answer If the missing person is an active duty member of a service branch, yes, it does....

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Can a person legally married to another person claim (legally, for beneficial reasons) to be the common-law OR domestic partner (heterosexual)of a third person?

A:  Yes, it is illegal....

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My 2 yr old son was "man handled" by a 50 yr old man, in public, in view of a group of ppl. I would like to know what laws there are in CA about touching another person''s child? I plan to file a report today.

A:  File it right away, my friend! I hope you got the names of the witnesses. If I had a son, and that happened in front of me, it would not at all have been a pleasant experience for that man! Depends on the circumstances - "manhandled" could mean a wide variety of things. The most probable charge is assault. If the child was unruly or at risk and you were unwilling or unable to provide adequate supervision and discipline an assault charge will be difficult to substantiate. If witnesses were themselves inclined to intervene at the time that would suggest the assault charge has merit. What ended up happening?...