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I want to file a Federal criminal (not civil) complaint You can't. Only the US government can do that. https://www.uscourts.gov/faqs-filing-case Individuals do not file criminal charges in U.S. district courts. A criminal proceeding is initiated by the government, usually through the U.S. attorney's office in coordination with a law enforcement agency. ...


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A federal court order may be lawfully ignored if it has not be served (i.e. delivered in the manner set forth in court rules) properly upon the person to whom it is directed, but it is exceedingly risky to do so if you have actual knowledge of the order, because "substituted service", "constructive notice" and similar doctrines can cause a court order to be ...


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Are there any circumstances under which a federal court order may be lawfully ignored? A sort of mini-appeal process, if you will? Yes. It does require the non-compliant to perform some proceedings, as your last sentence correctly conjectures. Depending on the context and details of proceedings, the non-compliant party would need to pursue one or more of ...


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