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My husband has an active warrant. How do we find out what it's for?

My husband just got a permit denied for the reason that there was an active warrant against him. We have no idea what it can possibly be for and need to find out ASAP, as he's going up for a job that will be doing a background check. How can we best do this as fast as possible? [more inside]
posted by sockmeamadeus on Jul 5, 2014 - 22 answers

Should I send my ex-wife an article on "Sensory Processing Disorder"?

I am recently divorced as of August 7. I believe one of the contributing factors leading to divorce was my ex-wife's tactile defensiveness. [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Aug 17, 2013 - 24 answers

Search warrant in Indiana

In the State of Indiana, is it legal for the police to stop you from entering your house while they are waiting to obtain a search warrant? Can you point me to any statutes or literature that addresses this issue?
posted by Ggardner on Dec 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Do I also have the right to interview several lawyers?

Don't talk to the police is convincing and sound advice. Getting a lawyer to represent you so that the police don't trick you into a conviction is a great idea. However, when someone is unexpectedly taken into police custody, how they find a suitable attorney on the spot to defend them? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 28, 2012 - 22 answers

How should I report misuse of the Great Seal?

I received some junk mail designed to look like a tax form, and featuring the Great Seal of the United States, which is a crime. How should I report this, to best ensure the guilty are punished?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jan 24, 2012 - 15 answers

But what if I don't want to?

This video clip from the TLC leaves me wondering what should be done. I know to never allow the police to search anything and to not answer questions. But what if the request is not a question but a demand rationalized by the officer as a safety issue. Bonus question: does the door being opened count as consent to search? YANML YANAL TINLA apply [more inside]
posted by Felex on Feb 23, 2011 - 16 answers

drug bust examples

I am looking for an example of a drug bust for which the police uncovered a pattern of drug shipments not just uncovered one shipment. I am interested in looking at a pattern of drug transportation in which I can know approximately when drugs where delivered over a period of time. [more inside]
posted by bucksox on Feb 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for books about dirty cops

Looking for books about dirty cops. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 27, 2010 - 18 answers

White Collar Finale: if this were real, what would happen next?

This may be the strangest question I've ever asked here. What, exactly, would happen next after the last scene of the finale of White Collar, if it had happened in real life? Lawyers, policemen, FBI agents, etc. might have answers, but so might anyone else. (Obvious spoiler warning: extended explanation of the last scene of season 1 of White Collar.) [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 12, 2010 - 12 answers

How do these dealers not get busted?

Several times while out in busy nightlife areas in New York, I've passed random dudes on the street who offer to sell me (and every other passer-by) a whole smorgasbord of drugs, totally unprompted. I've never been remotely tempted to buy, but I'm curious how this works from a legal standpoint. How do these guys not get busted? [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Feb 28, 2010 - 33 answers

How To Deal With An Unfair Speeding Ticket

Posting for a friend: I got a bogus speeding ticket in Louisiana. I live in Texas. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 15, 2010 - 22 answers

What rights do I have to protect my personal information?

I ran a red light and got caught by a traffic camera. I received a citation in the mail a few days later. Not my citation, though, someone else's. [more inside]
posted by notmydesk on Dec 11, 2009 - 38 answers

What will happen in court?

I got my first ticket ahh! What will happen? [more inside]
posted by lwclec072 on Nov 28, 2009 - 12 answers

"How do I know you're not a cop?"

How do criminals convince other criminals they aren't (undercover) police?
posted by stinkycheese on Nov 4, 2009 - 35 answers

More New York in the 30s questions

Some more 30s New York questions: Would a police detectve in 1930s New York be a uniformed or a nonuniformed role? In the 30s would there be such a thing as plainsclothes police outside of the feds? Are there any years in the 30s in which the New York summer was particularly hot? And, just to be totally random, what popular newspapers in New York in the 30s would have been giving favourable coverage to Hitler, and when would he have started being front page news?
posted by Artw on Aug 8, 2009 - 10 answers

The law behind the controversy.

Some legal questions about the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Speeding tickets inside construction zones

Are the lowered speed limits enforced after a construction job is finished? Read on for a better explanation. [more inside]
posted by ascetic on May 20, 2009 - 16 answers

You have the right to remain anonymous?

Does the right to remain silent include the right to not to reveal your name? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Dec 23, 2008 - 16 answers

What should I do about a threat-letter?

What should I do about a threatening letter, both personally and legally? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Sep 27, 2008 - 16 answers

UK police wants to search me on a public road - do I have a choice?

UK police wants to search me on a public road - do I have a choice? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 25, 2008 - 9 answers

What are my rights when being pulled over by the police for no reason?

What are my rights when being pulled over by the police for no reason? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Oct 30, 2007 - 47 answers

Drug arrest and release- what's next?

My female friend's car was pulled over yesterday, and marijuana was found. They released her with some conditions. She is getting a lawyer, but we are wondering if what occurred is common, and where she should go from here. [more inside]
posted by zoey08 on Jun 30, 2007 - 41 answers

Need to find out what misunderstanding with friend will mean for my parents

Generally in most states, especially Oregon, if one person claims another has "personal property," do the police deal with this in an immediate sense or is this a case for small claims? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2007 - 11 answers

I feel that I am at a major crossroads in my life, and I would appreciate any input on my decision.

Please help a lawyer decide whether to become a police officer/detective. [more inside]
posted by metawabbit on Jan 23, 2007 - 35 answers

Ridin' Dirty

If a person has a valid out of state license and has had their in-state (lets say... Virginia) license revoked, and is pulled over driving in Virginia, if they produce an out of state license, can the police officer link this valid out of state license to the revoked in state license? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Sep 4, 2006 - 16 answers

i will, now, drive 55

I got an extremely expensive traffic ticket (my first! and $632!) for doing 97 in a 75 on a lonely stretch of road outside of Lovelock, Nevada. I paid the ticket, and asked the court (and the ticketing officer, at that point) about traffic school; they both said that the points wouldn't transfer to California or go on my record, but as far as traffic school to lower insurance went, it was between me and my insurance company, and they'd get in touch with me. However, can't I do something pre-emptively to keep this from going on my insurance record? Or am I screwed? I paid the fine in mid-June, just before it was due (took a little while to save the money); the ticket was issued in mid-May.
posted by luriete on Jul 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Mathematicians: Help me stick it (back) to The Man

Mathematicians: Help me stick it (back) to The Man: Is 1.75 miles enough for a vehicle that started off moving slower than the rest of traffic to build up speed, pace a car and accurately determine its speed? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on Jan 4, 2006 - 25 answers

What are my rights?

What are my rights as a Canadian citizen living in Ontario in respect to police officers? Such as my rights to refuse search and following their orders, etc. [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Nov 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Can the police run my plates for no reason?

Can the police run my license plates through the computer for no reason? [more inside]
posted by hootch on Aug 30, 2005 - 16 answers

Why don't police walk around parking lots and give out tickets for uninspected vehicles?

Why don't police walk around parking lots and give out tickets for uninspected vehicles?
posted by jeremias on Jul 22, 2005 - 29 answers

Legal Question

Legal question time! I hosted a party, and I was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, section ORS 471.410, Oregon Law. Problem is, I am not 21. More inside. (Note: Any advice will not be referred as legal guidance.) [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on May 3, 2004 - 64 answers

Can you identify this pork?

ID Required? Are you required to show an ID to a policeman? What about car searches? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jan 6, 2004 - 4 answers

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