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Q: My boyfriend is 21 im turning 18 soon.if i run away at 18 will there be problems for me and my boyfriend?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Jul 31, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
When you turn 18, you become an adult and can do as you please.

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Q: What can an 18 year old one charged with if he kisses a 13 year old?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 19, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
It better be only a kiss. If you have sex with a minor, then you could be found guilty of statutory rape. Go date people your own age and leave kids (and 13 year olds are kids) alone.

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Q: What are the laws regarding restrictions on sex offenders in Georgia?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 19, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
No, no, no, no, and more no. Sex Offenders are on a registry and can't be around children. They might, and that is a big MIGHT, be able to be around their own kids but only supervised. Go the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Website and read about Sex Offenders. They can't be around kids and they usually reoffend and it the rare case that they are ever rehabilitated and it takes YEARS.

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Q: If I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 23 would he get in trouble even if I'm at the age of consent

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 19, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Trouble for what? Having sex? Yes, he could be charged with statutory rape. You aren't at the age of legal consent. You aren't an adult in GA until you are 18 or otherwise emancipated and there is nothing here that tells me that you are emancipated and 16 is not the age of "legal consent."

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Q: What is the code section for possession of stolen firearm?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 19, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Google The Official Code of Georgia Annotated and look it up.

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Q: Im relationship to american guy 5years online who still in parole he used drugs that's why he jailed,can he get passport

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 20, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
He may never get a passport to leave the country even when he is off parole unless he is pardoned and he is many years from that happening.

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Q: What do i do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 20, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Hire a private attorney and a therapist.

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Q: Can a charge of Home Invasion 1st Degree be downgraded to 2nd or 3rd degree for a 1st Offender

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If the prosecutor/district attorney agrees to a plea and the Judge accepts it. The Judge has the final word.

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Q: Does the accusation charge need to be signed by the District Attorney before it can be filed in the State of GA?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 20, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Anybody with authority can sign the accusation and don't think you are getting out of it based on a technicality.

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Q: If case was conditional discharge do you have to say yes to the" ever been arrested" question on a job application?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 21, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Were you arrested? Yes so the answer is yes. The background company will find your records at the jail and the courthouse. There is a new GA law that came into play July 13, 2013 so you can now write a letter to the jail to seal the record, and petition the court to seal the record at the clerk's office so the employer won't know, but you still were arrested so the answer, truthfully is, yes. The good news is that employers are getting away from asking the "have you been "arrested"...

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Q: Legal age to have sex in georgia

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 21, 2015

Answered on Jul 31, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
The older man can be found guilty of statutory rape. Your daughter is not an adult in GA until she is 18 years old.

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Q: if a 16 year old and a 18 year old had ababy and the paretns is ok with it can there be a problem asking for a frined

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 31, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
What is a "frined?" The mother has legal rights to the baby until the father or mother file for to legitimate the child at which time child support will be established and it will be most likely the father paying the child support. Visitation might be established if appropriate for a child of tender years and it will most likely be supervised until the child is older. The parties can get married once both parties are 18. A 16 year old can not enter into a contract and marriage is a contract...

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Q: Do cops bring home the inmate after being released?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on Jul 30, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
It's possible they will. They don't usually do that, but they are free do what they want.

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Q: My boyfriend is 20, I am 16. Could he go to jail for any reason? Are we okay to date if parents agree?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on Jul 31, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Whether he could be charged with a crime depends upon his behavior. There is nothing illegal about a 20 year old dating a 16 year old. Indeed, at 16 you have reached the age of consent and sex would therefore be legal, though not a great idea at your age.

However, it is illegal, and a fairly serious crime, to contribute to the delinquency of a minor, so even relatively minor criminal behavior like smoking marijuana or drinking would be much more serious for him, if you were involved....

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Q: I was arrested on theft of in store property it was a huge misunderstanding I intended on buying the item

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 30, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you left the store with the jeans on, then they had a reason to arrest you. You can try to explain this to the prosecutor and see how far it gets you but if you don't see things going your way, then you should ask for a continuance in time to hire an attorney to negotiate a good deal for you or, in the best case scenario, get the case dismissed. The fact that you have a clean record is to your advantage, but it's not your get out jail free card.

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Q: My sister was arrested n Alabama with 4 grams of marijuana but she is from Arkansas. She has never been in trouble befor

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on Jul 23, 2015

Answered on Jul 30, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman III's answer
Where was she arrested in Alabama? She will likely be charged either with unlawful possession of marijuana in the first (if they determine that she intended to use it for something other than for her personal use) or second degree (if she intended it for her personal use only). I would guess that she'll be charged with unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree, which is a class A misdemeanor. Class A misdemeanors in Alabama carry a sentence of up to one year and a $6000 fine. A...

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Q: What to do about a fraud case against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on Jul 30, 2015

Answered on Jul 30, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Hire a private attorney to sort it out and try to either work a plea deal or take it to trial. They have to show intent to show fraud. You really need a private attorney or you could end up convicted of a felony and quite frankly what you write here is just to confusing and you need someone to sit down and sort it out, look at what you have been charged with, etc.

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Q: My son is 18 and his girlfriend is 14 her mother is ok with them dating. I am not and I want to know what can I do.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on Jul 29, 2015

Answered on Jul 30, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Your son is an adult, so there really isn't a lot you can do to force him not to date this girl. However, as he is an adult, you are only required to provide for him financially if he is still in high school. If he is not, you could cut him off, and, even if he is in high school, you are required to provide food, shelter, education, and healthcare. You are not required to provide cell phones, cars, computers, video games, and gas or spending money. So, if you are providing those things, you can...

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