Kelli Y Allen's answer Probably not an actual crime. However, protections need to be put in place. Is there a durable power of attorney? An agent under a durable power of attorney would be able to offer some protection in this type of situation. This needs to be done before the dementia progresses.
Wendy Smith's answer The taking of property valued at less than $1,000, or receiving property valued at less than $1,000 is a class 1 misdemeanor in North Carolina. A class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 120 days in jail if you have five or more prior convictions (other than infractions). With no prior convictions or with less than five prior convictions a class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 45 days in jail. However, rather than active time, misdemeanors can be punished by...
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer What can you do? Really? You need an attorney and you likely have the type of case that personal injury attorney's would likely take on a contingent basis. So go shop around and hire an attorney before this gets mucked up any more than it may already be.
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer Actually both charges are misdemeanors. If convicted as charged, your license will be suspended if you are licensed in NC and if not, your privilege to drive in NC will be suspended and likely your home state DMV notified and they will likely suspend you, your insurance will likely go up - dramatically, there will be court cost and possibly fines, likely of at least $188 but very likely way more and you could potentially face jail time. As to what you should do, first and foremost don't...
Bill Powers' answer That's serious stuff. More information would be helpful, especially regarding the type of felony charges in North Carolina. . .and whether the charges are in North Carolina. The inquiry is from Georgia.
Here are two quick points:
1. The allegations of new NC criminal charges may be enough to REVOKE the first case or cases of probation; and,
2. Given the prior criminal history and the associated Prior Record Level PRL points and the fact that the offense took place...
Timur Akpinar's answer I do not practice in North Carolina. But from the standpoint of general law, I’ll try to answer the three questions you pose here. It’s important for criminal justice professionals to understand the law because they have to enforce it based on situations they encounter with the public. It’s important for the average citizen to understand the law because the law affects their daily conduct in terms of rights and duties. If one is ignorant of the law or constitutional rights, the basic...
Kristen Dewar's answer You need an attorney to represent you in this case. If you cannot afford to hire one, request to see if you qualify for court-appointed counsel. Just asking for a PJC won't help you here, as even if a judge granted you one, a PJC still counts as a criminal conviction.
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer The person who got her pregnant would likely be charged with statutory rape. A 14 year old can not legally consent to sex. As to what happens to her, that is largely up to her parents or guardians.
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