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Q: Can a 18yr old girl who has become pregnant from a 16yr old boy get charges against her or get arrested ?

Even if the boy gives consent

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Elizabeth Bourdon answered on Aug 13, 2015

An 18 year old and a 16 year can have a sexual relationship in Florida. Anyone who is 24 or older may not have a sexual relationship with someone who is 16 or 17 years old.

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Q: If I have court and I show and say it was self defense for me pushing him off of me and I. Have proof and witnesses

And messaging of him trying to apologize can I testify with that and will the case be dropped if he doesn't show when I go to court ? I can't afford an attorney "( I have a 2mnth old son who can get custody if he does go through with it ?

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Elizabeth Bourdon answered on Aug 13, 2015

If you cannot afford an attorney, you need to have a public defender appointed to you rather than representing yourself. If the PD was already representing you and filed a notice of intent to participate in discovery, you are required to then provide your witnesses and the evidence you intend to... Read more »

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Q: if a search warrant is issued for a renter, is the homeowner to be subjected to search, as well?

I rent a room from a friend, and wanted to know if a search warrant issued for me would subject my roommate and her son, who also resides here, to search of their bedrooms, as well as mine.

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Elizabeth Bourdon answered on Jun 30, 2015

A typical search warrant for the home includes the entire house as well as any vehicles on the property, not just one specific room within the home.

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Q: I need Florida illegal drug laws. How can i find it? Thank you.

I am preparing an assignment that is about drug policies of the US.

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Elizabeth Bourdon answered on Jun 30, 2015

Copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2014/893.03

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