Fresno, CA asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California

Q: can i have a statement of me being in s sexual relationship with my mom for years motorized as a true legal document

I was small when it started but I dont want anyone to get jail its been going on and off for over 30 years

4 Lawyer Answers
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
Answered
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can notarize any document you sign. However, the notarization only affirms that the signature is genuinely yours. It does not create any other legal rights nor does it signify anything more than that. You speak of a "true legal document." A notarization does not make a signed statement a "true legal document."

If you were sexually abused by a parent, you should seek out immediate legal assistance to discuss your rights.

Good luck to you.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unless there have been a sudden surge in 40 year olds who were sexually harassed by their mothers, you already asked this question, and I responded, Why do you want it? and It will not have any legal effect. So if you can get Mom to sign a statement before a notary go ahead. If you are talking about YOU signing a statement before a notary, they will take your money and stamp your paper but it has no legal effect, it is not proof of anything other than you wrote it up and got it notarized. You may not like this answer but you are not likely to get a different one. If attorneys had a different opinion they would have responded to you the first time you posted.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The answer most lawyers will give when asked a legal question is IT DEPENDS. Unless a lawyer has received all the facts s/he can’t spit out a credible answer. Junk in equals junk out.

Every case is unique, and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently. In other words, it is usually both case and client specific. Does the client have a record? For what? How long ago?

I would initially caution you NOT to discuss your case on an open forum like this. You should also not discuss it on any social media.

It is always a good idea to contact a lawyer local to you, that handles these types of cases in the court where you would have to appear. Many lawyers do not charge a consultation fee.

Most DUI and Accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the facts. For other areas of law, many lawyers will bill for a consultation. Try to get a local legal consultation.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an LA case. In those cases, I usually try to refer the potential client to a lawyer more proximate to where this happened.

On criminal matter, please remember the court will appoint a court-appointed lawyer for you. That lawyer will have all the evidence in front of him/her and be in a better position to provide an intelligent answer.

For a criminal case, success may depend on how the evidence was obtained and the details regarding the stop and arrest, as well as a review of the facts of your case. A lawyer can't promise success any more than a brain surgeon can before surgery.

If you need help finding a good lawyer and are in a position to retain a private lawyer, please contact me.

Good Luck

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The answers don't change no matter how many times you ask the question.

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