Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: I got charged with simple assault, which was a lie. My 23 year old cousin blamed me for the bedroom door hitting her.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 22, 2016

You need to get yourself a good criminal lawyer. If she has spent the money for a lawyer she is serious about prosecuting this case and you face possible jail, probation and fines if you lose. By the way you don't have to actually touch the person yourself to be charged and convicted of assault, you just need to put in motion the act which made the person get hit or injured. For example you drive a car, you jump out of the car but it hits a person, your guilty of assault. Actually this...
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Q: Is post prison supervision something every offender has to do when released from prison?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 22, 2016

All persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for state felonies in Oklahoma after November 1, 2012, are subject to nine (9) to twelve (12) months post-imprisonment supervision under the rules and conditions prescribed by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. See: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=466225
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Q: My husband called 911 said "I just hit my wife" I told them he did not, no prior dv so how do I help him in court?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 22, 2016

Contact the victim-witness coordinator and/or the prosecutor. They will listen to your statements in the context of all the facts and make decisions accordingly.
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Q: is a court allowed to pick up charges that a superior court already dismissed

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Much more information is needed to answer your question. I suggest an in person consultation with a skilled NJ Criminal Law Attorney.
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Q: you already have a warrant for your arrest and the judge changes the warrant just to have you picked up what can be done

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Judges do not typically "change" warrants. Without more details, it is very difficult to answer your question. If you know there is a warrant for your arrest, you should contact a lawyer immediately and always remember the golden rule- REMAIN SILENT! Do not make any statements unless you have a lawyer present, who advises you to do so.
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Q: Im 16 and i met my best friend online he is visiting me soon and he is 21. is this illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

No. However, if you engage in any type of sexual activity, he or she could be charged with a number of offenses.
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Q: If a defendant is not stated as the sole defendant in an indictment does that mean others will be charged

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Not necessarily. Sometimes the government can only identify a single member of a conspiracy, even though they know others are involved. In those cases, the other individuals will be know as the unindicted co-conspirators. The government can charge those individuals at any time, provided they do so within the statute of limitations.
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Q: How long until the jail receives your green sheet after court?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

If you are in custody and are sentenced to probation, the court is responsible for sending the appropriate paperwork to the prison to ensure your release. This is usually accomplished by 10PM the same day. If there is a delay, you must contact a lawyer to determine if all of the appropriate paperwork is in order.
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Q: Can A 17 Year Old Date A 24 Year Old With Parents Permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Your question has other implications, date yes, have sex, no. There is a "Romeo and Juliet" law in Texas but their age must be within 3 years.
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Q: I was made to register as a misdemeanor drug offender 18 years ago. Ive not had any trouble since. Can i buy a firearm

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Yes, the restrictions on firearm purchases relates to felonies and family violence.
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Q: can i be asked to leave my home if a search warrant was executed

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

You could be asked to step out while the warrant is executed for the "safety" of the officers but if they are requesting you to "leave", I would say no, a court order would be required.
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Q: I'm looking to get a past charge expunged

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

A criminal defense attorney can help you. However, know in advance that expungements can be a bit of a crapshoot and the rates of success tend to be low. With an attorney on your side, you can present a more solid case for the expungement. An expungement tends not to be an expensive case.
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Q: I live in Minnesota. Is it okay to put up a 'No Soliciting' sign?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Put up the sign, tell them to scram.
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Q: Is there any way to stop a 22 year old from drug overdosing? She is not in her right mind.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

You can petition the court for guardianship. As a guardian, you would be able to make certain decisions for her that would aid her in seeking the proper treatment. Hiring an attorney is highly suggested.
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Q: My son is 19 and he got his girlfriend of 17 years old pregnant. Can he get in trouble for that?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

Yes. There is a defense if they are within 3 years of each other, but that is just that, a defense. He could still be arrested for the sexual contact, and the pregnancy makes pretty solid evidence there was sexual contact.
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Q: Can an 18 year old in the state of Oregon get thrown in prison or jail for getting a 16 year old pregnant

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

Yes. The within 3 years defense is just that, a defense. He could still be arrested for the sexual contact, and the pregnancy makes pretty solid evidence there was sexual contact.
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Q: If my daughter is 17 and she's dating a 14 year old, is it illegal for them to be together if they aren't having sex?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

Most likely it is not illegal. This does assume he is not a registered sex offender or that there is nothing else going on, but if they do not engage in any sexual activity there is nothing criminal.
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Q: 8 years ago i had sex with a 17 year old when I was 21 at the time. It was consensual but alcohol was involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

You didn't commit a crime: a "close in age" exception applies. So I won't bother looking up what the statute of limitations for such an act would be (if the exception didn't apply). Eight years is probably beyond the SOL.

If your spouse's attorney attempts to use this in the dissolution (the term for divorces in Florida), you should object. There are several grounds for objection, including one of relevance.
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Q: if someone asks me to call 911 for them from another state could i do it without legal issues

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

If you were to dial 911 from your location, you would get an emergency operator specific to your locality. That operator might be able to contact another emergency operator at the location where you believe the emergency is located, however.

If you honestly believe there is a true emergency, it is unlikely you would get in trouble. If, however, the authorities have cause to believe that you were participating in a feigned emergency you would have to be able to prove that you...
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Q: Can parent who put child in harmful area be responsible if they get bit by someones dog

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

Depends on circumstances. If it's a public area, dog would have to be on a leash. Owner lets dog not be in owners total control, usually on owner.
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