Matthew Williams' answer How did the police acquire his phone? How did they acquire the picture? Was the phone locked? They can talk to him and even arrest him without parental consent, but getting into locked cellphones now requires a warrant under most circumstances. With kids, there are a few circumstances it may not such as if a teacher got the password from the child, opened the phone, and gave the picture to the police, or if the child consented to the search (though consent can get complicated with children and...
Matthew Williams' answer The most likely sentence depends heavily on the individual's history. The list of charges, trafficking, possession, tampering, and criminal tools, doesn't include any high level felonies so a first time offender has an excellent chance at probation. But a person with a bad history could wind up with a couple of years in prison.
Matthew Williams' answer You can file for a civil protection order for one, and probably should. While there will be an order in place during her criminal case, it will end. Civil orders can be granted for as long as 5 years, and can be renewed. Additionally, there may be some custody issues that need to be addressed depending on the situation with your fiance's children.
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer It is probably too late, but you can contact adult protective services to see if there is anything they can do: https://dsas.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/adult-protective-services.aspx
Matthew Williams' answer The court can hold hearings whenever it wants really. If there are outstanding pleadings, that can be addressed with the court at hearing. The Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure do set the time responding to an amended pleading: "Unless the court orders otherwise, any required response to an amended pleading must be made within the time remaining to respond to the original pleading or within fourteen days after service of the amended pleading, whichever is later." Ohio R. Civ. Pro 15(A).
Matthew Williams' answer Have you been charged with a crime -- weapons under disability perhaps? If so, you need to hire an attorney to represent you in that matter before you worry about suing the police.
Matthew Williams' answer Jail time is a possibility on any felony charge. That said, if your history isn't that bad, the victim isn't upset, and the offenses are non-violent, there is a good chance at probation.
Matthew Williams' answer That depends on a lot. The personality of the judge and prosecutor, the nature of any physical evidence, and your nephew's history will all be considered. He should be working with an attorney. It is a serious charge and a DV cannot be sealed later, if he is convicted.
Matthew Williams' answer He probably will get out on bond. He should get an attorney. There's more to worry about here than the maximum jail sentence, which is unlikely. A DV cannot be sealed. It could be on his record forever.
Matthew Williams' answer No, if you do she is committing a crime called unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Additionally, now is a pretty terrible time for you to be having sex from a life planning perspective. You're not even old enough to get a full time job. What if you have a baby?
Matthew Williams' answer It is legal to tell people the truth. It is not a crime. A civil protection order, however, does not actually require a crime. A person may seek court protection without having to prove a crime, if he or she can show a pattern of harassment.
Matthew Williams' answer If you did not know, and did not have reason to suspect he was fleeing, you shouldn't be. But, if approached by authorities, you should be very careful about what you say. Speak to a lawyer first.
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