Rape and sexual assault are always crimes regardless of age. Consensual sex involving a minor under 16 years of age is only rape or a sexual offense if the older participant is 4 years or more older than the minor. Consensual sex between minors within 4 years of age is not rape or a sexual offense....Read more »
Simply announce to all who are present at the outset that the meeting will be video- and audio-taped. If there is a written notice that goes out to everyone who is invited to attend, consider stating that fact in the notice. Anyone who attends and remains is deemed to have consented. Otherwise,...Read more »
I drive a pick up truck to transport vehicles on for work. After an accident, insurance got too expensive, so I put the insurance in my wifes name. I got in another accident recently and when police arrived, they asked who was driving. I panicked that only my wife is licensed to drive so i said it... Read more »
I have a friend of mine who's ”Babyfather” has been harassing her and their baby. Sending people to fight her and stalking her by creating new accounts on Facebook. She fled to Alabama to get away from everything but they keep harassing her.
First, document the harassment. I often provide clients was an agenda or calendar that has individual pages for each day. I have them document in that agenda exactly what happened on a specific date and keep a running log of it. Don't lie or exaggerate anything in that book, be as accurate as you...Read more »
Only if you were not convicted. A conviction for distributing CDS cannot be expunged. If you received a “probation before judgment” (PBJ) disposition, then you were not convicted and you would be eligible for expungement. Other dispositions, like nolle prosequi, or stet, would also be...Read more »
Once they serve you with the warrant, you’ll receive a copy of the warrant and statement of charges (or indictment if charged that way). That will tell you all you need to know. If you know a warrant has been issued for you, hire counsel now. They can call to find out the details and arrange a...Read more »
Not if the officer correctly identifies the reason for the suspension. Suspended for unpaid tickets is not a jailable offense. However, they don’t always confirm the correct reason, and if you’re cited for the more serious version, you could be arrested (although ordinarily you’d just be...Read more »
He is as on parole and probation as well? If he was on parole (early conditional release from a prison sentence) and he was re-arrested on a new charge, parole is automatically revoked and he returns to prison to serve his existing sentence. Release on bond in that situation is rare. Even if he was...Read more »
cop approached us as we were outside of the van, first asking how old we all were, and then claimed that she knows we have alcohol in the vehicle. She stated that we could make it easy and just get the alcohol out and dump it, or that they could take a different route. My friend driving the van is... Read more »
The post states that the 6 underage people (all of whom were under 21 and some of whom were under 18) actually had alcohol, though seems to think there was "no possible way" an officer could have known. Perhaps this doesn't give the officer enough credit. The post does not seem to describe any...Read more »
It is unclear on your facts whether the accident was your fault or not--generally speaking, if you were backing up, it is more likely your fault, but that is really irrelevant to your bigger issue, which is being charged with driving while intoxicated or--if this is what you mean: driving without a...Read more »
A person can be a court appointed guardian of a minor or mentally incompetent adult, or can be named as an agent for someone under their written power of attorney. No such thing as “power of guardian.” Depending on which one is in effect, your defense may change. If your friend had the legal...Read more »
It is not a current criminal code reference. Therefore, it either refers to a pre-2002 criminal offense under repealed Article 27, Section 26 (juror tampering or intimidation), or its a reference to a county or municipal code infraction (in which case you need to specify the jurisdiction). Or...Read more »
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