David Edward Boyle's answer You should contact the other court to make them aware of where you will be. Persons can be transported to court by the Sheriff when they are in custody in one county and have court in another county. Happens all the time.
David Edward Boyle's answer I would suggest you hire a lawyer to file a motion to suppress to have the court rule upon whether the police had probable cause to stop your vehicle. Make them prove the light was out at the time of the stop. If they are unable to do so, then all the evidence that was located after the vehicle was stopped could be suppressed and the State would be unable to prosecute you.
David Edward Boyle's answer If you have a failure to appear, there is a warrant for your arrest. If you do not resolve the failure to appear warrant you will always be subject to arrest and will be unable to renew your drivers license and it can be suspended by the issuing state. I would encourage you to hire a lawyer who works in the same jurisdiction as the NC court to help resolve this matter.
David Edward Boyle's answer Unfortunately, yes the car can be seized. However the government will have to pay off the loan on the car to get to keep it. The creditors rights trump the government. A forfeiture action can be challenged and often provides access to information faster than in the criminal case. In some cases you are entitled to discovery which allows you to take the depositions of the officers, something you cannot do in a criminal case. I would encourage you to hire a lawyer for your son. Trafficking...
David Edward Boyle's answer It depends on who started the fight and whether one of you was defending yourself and if anyone reported this to the police. You may also have the ability to sue the other person.
David Edward Boyle's answer I would encourage you to hire a lawyer in the jurisdiction where you were arrested. The charge is not going away on its own but you may have some options to avoid a conviction.
David Edward Boyle's answer You did not finish your question. Child molestation is a felony punishable from 5- 20 years, Sexual battery upon a person under 16 years of age is a felony punishable up to 5 years.
David Edward Boyle's answer You can often resolve guilty pleas on multiple cases to run concurrent, that is at the same time, to avoid additional confinement time. I would encourage him to hire a lawyer.
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