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SubjectDate AskedExpert
Gag Hearing2/27/2017Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: If you seen your PO and she and you signed a Gag hearing 1 waiver , can she still lock you up like ...
  A: David, Short answer is yes. A Gag 1 hearing is convened to see if a violation occurred. A Gag 2 ...
Penal code 3454(c)2/25/2017Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: I looked up an inmate at the county jail and it said 3454(c). I Googled it and got 2 answers; one ...
  A: California Penal Code 3454(c) sets forth the California Court's/Parole Office's ability to ...
When the FBI arrests a person for a federal12/14/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: When the FBI arrests a person for a federal criminal charge, does he go to the US federal bureau of ...
  A: You have asked multiple questions. If an individual is arrested by the FBI, he will not be housed by ...
When the FBI arrests a person for a federal criminal charge12/14/2016Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: When the FBI arrests a person for a federal criminal charge, does he go to the US federal bureau of ...
  A: The FBI can work out a deal where the arrestee is held temporarily in a local or county jail until ...
Storage of old case files9/11/2016Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: Jeffrey -- Hello there! I understand this is a general question and will vary depending on the part ...
  A: Kitt, I will do my best to answer your questions: 1. The rules are different for each ...
unauthorized picture-taking8/10/2016Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: I live in a small town in Oregon. Today I was standing at my back door. The main door was open but ...
  A: Debee, Although the police may be right about the photography if it was the first incident, you ...
Police survalence7/31/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Can local law enforcement place cameras in a home or on homeowners property without the homeowners ...
  A: Emily- The Reader's Digest version is NO. Neither state nor federal law enforcement can encroach on ...
FBI arrest procedures7/21/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: How long can the FBI hold an arrestee for having their day in court? What are the procedures? ...
  A: Cantraya: Federal arrest procedures (FBI, DEA, DHS, etc.) are set forth in the Federal Rules of ...
crime definition7/15/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: With your qualifications, this may seem petty! I need to know if this constitutes a crime, as the ...
  A: Debee- What you relate is quite possibly a violation of 2-3 separate issues. By calling a federal ...
Fugitive from Justice5/25/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: I have been granted an Order of Nondisclosure. This was filed as a Class B Misdemeanor, with the ...
  A: Tina- On its face, you should not sign this document if there is a charge as a "Fugitive from ...
neighbor harrassment5/17/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: I have a neighbor who has his daughter living with him upstairs now. (prior to her moving in things ...
  A: Sade- This is a common issue when apartment units/common space are in close proximity to each ...
If a person wins less4/15/2016Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: If a person wins less than $600.00 in gambling is the casino required to give the person W-2G when ...
  A: The answer is no. According to the IRS guidelines a person is required to report gambling winnings ...
Is this legal yes or no in the United States4/15/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Casino chips are purchased using credit cards. The chips are then cashed out and instead of ...
  A: To our knowledge, U.S. Casinos do not permit gamblers to buy chips with a credit card. They require ...
Unclaimed Property Scam2/21/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: I received a letter from some sort of Unclaimed Property Search Company. It was odd that it was ...
  A: Emmaline- Your Subject Line pretty much sums up a majority of these "surprise" and unsolicited ...
Sexual Assault, False Confession2/12/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: my son admitted to sexual assault after hours of interigation, served time for said crime only to ...
  A: Terri, You message was a tad confusing. Are you saying the "victim" of the sexual assault has ...
Finding Correct Address Of Woman Who Rear Ended My Jeep With Her Car2/12/2016Jack Toomey
  Q: Toomey. I was stopped in city traffic when a woman struck the rear end of my Jeep on 12-02-2015, ...
  A: There are numerous websites that provide just what you are looking for. Some are free, some cost a ...
probation violation1/28/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: I get a Relative who is lock up in a city for Probation Volation for 9mo. not the city he lives in ...
  A: Rickey- Ordinarily, you simply petition the court (who placed him on probation) to move his ...
Burglary and grand theft1/22/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: What is the statue of limitations in CA?
  A: Peggie- A summary of the California Statute of Limitation rules for criminal cases is found at ...
Statute of limitation1/15/2016Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Found out about warrants in other counties. One from 2011 and other for 2012. The one county I ...
  A: Deborah: Felony warrants are logged into the national NCIC data base. That data base is queried by ...
reducing or getting rid of life sentence12/8/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: My husband got out of prison 6/2013 but still has a life sentence over his head. He was sentenced ...
  A: Cyndee, I am not a parole officer and have very little contact with parole officers or people on ...
seizure11/24/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: Can a car in the husbands name if the wife was arressted on drug charges be seized by the police in ...
  A: It doesn't matter who owns or was driving the car if the car was used to transport drugs. Obviously ...
Aggravated Robbery11/10/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Can my charge of aggravated robbery be dropped to petty theft if I was approached in the wrong ...
  A: Antonio, The simple answer is yes. Depending on the specifics of the arrest and what the Walmart ...
Court Records-11/4/2015Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: I had been living with my boyfriend (fiancee) for 2 years. We have broken up and I was planning on ...
  A: Diane, Yes, Cook County allows an open search of it's criminal and civil repository. My suggestion ...
Court Records.11/4/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: I had been living with my boyfriend (fiancee) for 2 years. We have broken up and I was planning on ...
  A: Each state has its own court record site. You have to poke around to find them. They don't give ...
Different elements in same statute interpreted with different approaches10/29/2015Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: Hey Jeff, Greetings! Do long titles of statute indicate purpose of a statute? Are Defences in ...
  A: Bilal, Sorry for delay. Essentially the answer for each is yes. The statutory interpretation ...
how to ascertain which approach permissible....10/8/2015Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: Hey Jeff, Greetings! Whats up ? :). Welcome Back :) Jeff, How can we determine in particular ...
  A: Bilal, Thank you. In resolving ambiguity in the law the process of statutory interpretation is ...
Stalking and Harassment law9/30/2015Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: My biological mother keeps snooping and searching the internet for any possible trace of me. She ...
  A: Meghan, There is a lot of information you have left out but the first thing to do is to screen the ...
bench warrant8/30/2015Jeffrey Hauck
  Q: I had a misdemeanor in different state in the east coast, under a different name say Jane White. ...
  A: Yael, I don't see any issues with having your name changed back. As you suggest you will be moving ...
Police protection8/29/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Tamez I have been reading a number of articles claiming that the Supreme Court has ruled that the ...
  A: Chris- We are familiar with the case law your are discussing and, like you, we had a problem ...
past criminal history8/16/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Sir, I am a certified police officer in the state of Florida. When I was 19, I was convicted of 3 ...
  A: Gregory- Different police departments have differing standards so your problem could be caused for ...
Harassment of Disabled Teen7/13/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: A retired neighbor who knows that our teen has mental disabilities (PTSD & autistic spectrum), when ...
  A: Cait- I am assuming it's your neighbor who gets drunk and makes an ass out of himself and harasses ...
Female aggressor7/8/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: I got this female friend who slapped my butt once. I didn't like it so I told her it hurt. then 10 ...
  A: Michael, Technically you have been assaulted but in order to commit a crime the aggressor has to ...
search of a minor6/22/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: can a police officer search a minor without an adult present? And how can we verify why he stopped ...
  A: Gina- The Reader's Digest version is Yes; however, there are several factors to be considered. ...
sexual harrasment5/8/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: I live in a small town and was killing time at a business owned by a friend when a uniformed city ...
  A: Louis, Suffice to say that your story is "strange" to say the least. Based on your account, I am ...
Statue of limitations on hot checks in arkansas4/2/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: What's the statue of limitations in arkansas
  A: Austin- We will assume by "hot checks" you mean forged/stolen bank checks. As in most states, the ...
Restraining order3/31/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: My daughter lives in Texas. She has a 6 yr old child by a man she left about a year ago, due to ...
  A: Ed, Sorry for the delay. I never received a notification that your question was waiting. Your ...
employment3/25/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: Can you be employed in the state of north Carolina with a misdemeanor larceny charge? ANSWER: ...
  A: Amanda, Isn't that a question that you should be asking Phoenix Counseling? They would know their ...
violation probation3/24/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: If a person violates probation in one state and is arrested in another is there any way to petition ...
  A: LaLa- It would depend on the situation - your scenario is unclear. If the person violated probation ...
help2/4/2015Jack Toomey
  Q: my neighbor spread rumors about me and it effected my employemtne and I had to move her husband is ...
  A: Sharon, Your issue is civil in nature meaning that you would need an attorney to sue this person in ...
would my lawyer know of a warrant?1/31/2015Kevin M. Tamez
  Q: Mr.Tamez-- I have a 1st offense misdemeanor conviction. The case itself was really stressful. The ...
  A: Ian- The Reader's Digest version is YES, if you had any kind of outstanding warrant on you, your ...

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Kevin M. Tamez serves as one of the most senior and experienced consultants at The MPM Group, Inc. During more than 27 years of both state and federal law enforcement experience, Mr. Tamez held supervisory roles with state law enforcement as well as senior management positions with the U.S. Department of Justice - serving in both domestic as well as foreign posts. In addition to his extensive foreign operational experience, Mr. Tamez is a court adjudicated expert in most Title 18 and Title 21 complex criminal, undercover, and electronic (Title III) intercept investigations. As a senior manager, he is also an authority in most government administrative matters to include Human Resource and Workers’ Compensation issues. Mr. Tamez has broadened his already considerable expertise by authoring various legal reference and inmate advocacy manuals. Mr. Tamez is frequently sought after for his expertise in counseling and preparing convicted law enforcement personnel, politicians, and other “celebrities” for reporting to a federal penal facility.

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More than 27-years of both state and federal law enforcement. Uniform patrol, Tactical Operations, SWAT, Detective Bureau (Narcotics), and Uniform Supervision. U.S. Federal Agent (Series-1811), all facets of complex domestic investigations, Special Operations, Paramilitary operations overseas, senior management, strategic planning, etc.

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Mr. Tamez has authored several formal "Position Papers" as well as several legal reference manuals to include “The Pre-Release/Post-Release Process for Federal Inmates," “Medical Issues for Federal Inmates,” and “The Administrative Remedy Process for Federal Inmates,” thereby establishing himself as one of this industry’s foremost authorities in BOP procedural and administrative matters as well. In addition to his recent legal reference manuals and other professional publications, Mr. Tamez recently authored the critically acclaimed “The BOP’s Failure to Properly Implement the 2nd Chance Act of 2007” as well as the educational website www.FederalPrisonCampTour.com.

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Mr. Tamez holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree and has done graduate work at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Tamez is a graduate of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and both the Basic & Advanced Special Agent courses in Quantico Virginia.

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